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Black church fires raise alarm in South Carolina

A string of fires at black churches in the southern United States has raised alarm among activists and scholars, who say the blazes are racially motivated and recall the dark days of civil rights era violence. Fires broke out at five predominantly black churches over the past week in Georgia, Tennessee, Florida and North and South Carolina.

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Silencing Brazil’s baile funke

Seven white and silver mini-buses pull up to a two-storey warehouse, one after the other. Smoking on the sidewalk of the pothole-ridden road, local teenagers and adults watch, bewildered, as dozens of Australian, German, British, American, and French tourists pile out.