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Birmingham and Swansea call in police over alleged racist abuse by fans

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Two allegations of racism marred Saturday’s action in the Championship with both Peterborough and Swansea reporting instances of abuse. Two Birmingham fans were arrested following an allegation of racist abuse aimed a...

‘No support’: domestic abuse survivors on feeling ignored by police

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Women who have suffered domestic abuse have described feeling ignored by police, whom they accuse of failing to protect them from violence. On the day a police watchdog said that preventing violence against women and ...

Child abuse: Apple urged to roll out image-scanning tool swiftly

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Child protection experts from across the world have called on Apple to implement new scanning technologies urgently to detect images of child abuse. In August, Apple announced plans to use a tool called neuralMatch to...

Man behind world’s biggest source of child abuse imagery is jailed for 27 years

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A man described by US authorities as the world’s most prolific purveyor of child sexual abuse images at the time of his arrest in Ireland has been sentenced to 27 years in federal prison. Eric Eoin Marques, 36, create...

Simone Biles says ‘burdens’ of Nassar abuse remained with her at Olympics

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Simone Biles offered emotional testimony on Tuesday at a US senate hearing into the Larry Nassar abuse scandal, an episode that rocked the world of gymnastics and involved some of the most famous young athletes in Ame...

Police urged to better protect black women who face domestic abuse

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The actor and writer Michaela Coel, the singer FKA twigs and the Women’s Equality party are among those backing calls to introduce mandatory training for police and agencies supporting black women who are victims of d...

Anti-masker abuse, subpar healthcare, and a 5 cent raise: CVS workers say enough is enough

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Thousands of workers at CVS stores across California are demanding better pay, increased safety standards, healthcare improvements and more security for workers in new union contract negotiations. The demands followed...

Herself review – a domestic abuse survivor​’s tale in search of the right tone

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The British director Phyllida Lloyd adds a spritz of commercial glitter to this bleak story about a domestic abuse survivor navigating Dublin’s housing crisis. Sandra (Clare Dunne) is separated from her violent, manip...

Afrika Bambaataa sued for alleged child sexual abuse

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Afrika Bambaataa, the pioneering hip-hop DJ, rapper and producer, has been sued over alleged child sexual abuse. An anonymous man, named John Doe in the lawsuit filed in a New York court, alleges that Bambaataa sexual...

Third of BAME staff in NHS mental health services face racist abuse at work

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NHS leaders are being urged to tackle racist abuse of staff as new figures reveal that a third of black, Asian or minority ethnic workers in mental health trusts in England have experienced harassment, bullying or att...

Herself review – Irish abuse drama turns into home-build heartwarmer

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Clare Dunne is the young Irish stage and screen performer who takes a commanding role in this heartfelt and engrossing personal movie: she is the star and co-writer with Malcolm Campbell (who scripted Lenny Abrahamson...

Scientists must be protected from anti-vaxxer abuse

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Dr David Bauer reports that the anti-vaccination movement is distorting his scientific results (As a virologist I’m shocked my work has been hijacked by anti-vaxxers, 7 September). My Covid-19 research team is also ex...

Facebook encryption could prevent detection of child abuse, NCA says

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Facebook’s plans to allow encrypted messaging across all its platforms could prevent the detection of up to 20m child abuse images every year, a senior investigating officer has claimed. Rob Jones, the director of thr...

Kim Jong-un to face human rights abuse claims in Japanese court

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A Japanese court has summoned North Korea’s leader to face demands for compensation by several ethnic Korean residents of Japan who say they suffered human rights abuses in North Korea after joining a resettlement pro...

Sloane Stephens reveals torrent of online abuse received after US Open loss

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American Sloane Stephens received a torrent of angry messages on social media, including racist and sexist abuse, following her third round loss to Angelique Kerber at the US Open, the tournament’s 2017 champion said ...

Apple delays plans to scan cloud uploads for child sexual abuse images

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Apple will delay its plans to begin scanning user images for child sexual abuse material (CSAM) before uploading them to the cloud, the company says, after a backlash from privacy groups. The company’s proposal, first...

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