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Latest Racism in Australia Stories

2005-12-17 23:26:01

By Jim Regan SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police stepped up security around Sydney's beaches on Sunday, fearing fresh racial violence after officers manning road-blocks found knives in cars, and hate messages circulated by mobile phone.

2005-12-17 12:10:44

By James Regan SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police set up road blocks and searched cars heading for Sydney's beaches on Saturday to prevent a second weekend of racial violence between ethnic Lebanese youths and local surfers.

2005-12-17 00:00:37

By James Regan SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police set up road blocks and searched cars heading for Sydney's beaches on Saturday to prevent a second weekend of racial violence between ethnic Lebanese youths and local surfers.

2005-12-16 02:25:02

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians were warned on Friday to stay away from beaches in three cities this weekend with police saying they have credible evidence that racial violence was being planned.

2005-12-15 00:30:08

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - An emergency sitting of parliament passed special laws on Thursday allowing Sydney police to "lockdown" parts of Australia's biggest city to stop racial unrest.

2005-12-14 02:53:36

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - Mobile telephone text messages calling for racial violence in four Australian states circulated on Wednesday, said police, as another major overnight security operation begun in Sydney to maintain peace in beachside suburbs.

2005-12-13 18:30:13

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A massive police operation restored calm to Sydney's beachside suburbs overnight after two nights of racial violence, with police urging community leaders to help defuse the tension.

2005-12-13 03:11:30

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - More than 450 policemen, four times the usual number, will patrol Sydney's streets on Tuesday to prevent a third night of racial violence by youth gangs who have attacked people, smashed cars and hurled rocks at police.

2005-12-12 22:47:39

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - Seven people were injured and dozens of cars damaged in a second night of racial violence spread across Sydney, Australian police said on Tuesday, as they were given special powers to stop the unrest.

2005-12-12 19:33:25

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A second night of unrest in Australia's biggest city Sydney left seven people injured and dozens of cars damaged in apparent reprisal for racial violence on a city beach at the weekend, police said on Tuesday.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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