The trial, which lasted six months, was closely watched in Germany where concern has been growing over an increasingly militant far-right scene.
Several incidents of racism targeting people of Chinese or other East Asian origin were reported on Twitter, with many blaming attempts to politicise the crisis by politicians.
A picture of a South Asian man serving as a mobile hand sanitiser caused anger on social media. State-owned oil giant Aramco, which employs the man, has apologised for the incident.
Many British Muslim leaders warned the ruling Conservative Party of rising anti-Muslim feelings within the party, but no one paid heed to them.
German extremists have infiltrated police departments and have made effective use of the internet to encourage self-radicalisation.
Thousands of people gathered for vigils across Germany after an attack that came amid mounting concern about far-right extremism.
Recent controversies show that an idea once considered inhumane and obsolete still persists.
A trending video in Turkey inaccurately mocks Syrians for being lazy and living off handouts from the government.
The indictment, capping a five-month special prosecutor’s probe, accuses the US actor of making four separate false reports to Chicago police related to his account of being the victim of a violent hate crime.
Hertha player Jordan Torunarigha was racially abused in the 85th minute, the German Football Association (DFB) says.
Experts believe that these behaviours could discourage people with symptoms from coming forward. Meanwhile, Hong Kong doctors went on strike amid the novel coronavirus outbreak to insist all borders with mainland China be shut completely.
Many French Muslims have grown disillusioned with the government since they believe the country's politics, from the far-left to far-right camps, has become polluted with Islamophobic thinking.
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