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Carnival in Belgium again has Jewish stereotypes in parade

By RAF CASERT | February 23, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Aalst Carnival parade included stereotypical depictions of Jews for the second year in a row and the Belgian government said that the anti-Semitism in the three-day festival embarrassed the nation and endangers society.The Carnival...

Thousands light up joints during Hindu festival in Nepal

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | February 21, 2020

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Hindu holy men were joined by devotees and the public Friday at a revered temple in Kathmandu where they lit up marijuana cigarettes during an annual festival despite prohibition and warnings by authorities.Hundreds of police...

Congressman Lewis to receive NAACP honor at awards show

February 11, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — The NAACP is honoring John Lewis for his Congressional service and long history as a civil rights activist.The nation's oldest civil rights organization announced Tuesday that it will bestow the Chairman's Award on the Georgia Democrat...

More businesses reopen in China, but many people stay home

By JOE McDONALD | February 10, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — More offices and stores in Beijing and other parts of China finally reopened Monday after the Lunar New Year break was extended to discourage travel and contain the new coronavirus, but many workers and shoppers appeared to stay home.Public...

Chinese communities rattled by virus, cancel new year events

By JOHN ROGERS | January 31, 2020

ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) — The rapid spread of a new virus from China has cast a pall across Chinese American communities, with people staying inside whenever possible, wearing medical masks when they must go out and canceling some celebrations for Lunar...

AP PHOTOS: Spanish towns embrace peculiar old festivals

By MANU FERNANDEZ | January 26, 2020

ACEHUCHE, Spain (AP) — Spain has a rich tradition of colorful, and sometimes bizarre, festivals.The best-known ones are in the summer, including running with bulls through the narrow streets of Pamplona or hundreds of people throwing ripe tomatoes at...