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French media execs accused of cyber-bullying feminists

Image copyright PA Several French media executives have been suspended or fired for allegedly co-ordinating online harassment through a private Facebook group. The largely-male League du LOL (League of LOL) targeted women writers and feminist activists among others. Dozens of people have shared their experience of cyber-bullying by the group since it was uncovered by […]

Turkey demands China close camps after reports of musician’s death

Media captionJohn Sudworth reports from Xinjiang, where one million Uighurs have reportedly been detained Turkey has called on China to close its detention camps following the reported death of a renowned musician from the ethnic Uighur minority. Abdurehim Heyit is thought to have been serving an eight-year sentence in the Xinjiang region, where up to […]

French ‘yellow vest’ protester loses fingers in violent unrest

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police officers throw tear gas grenades in Paris during the 13th consecutive demonstration by the “yellow vests” A “yellow vest” protester in France had his fingers ripped off during clashes at the parliament building in Paris, as the protests went into their 13th week. The protester attempted to pick up […]

Finland basic income trial left people ‘happier but jobless’

Media captionThe experiment saw 2,000 people paid €560 (£490) a month, instead of their unemployment benefit. Giving jobless people in Finland a basic income for two years did not lead them to find work, researchers said. From January 2017 until December 2018, 2,000 unemployed Finns got a monthly flat payment of €560 (£490; $634). The […]

Turkey demands China close camps after reports of musician’s death

Media captionJohn Sudworth reports from Xinjiang, where one million Uighurs have reportedly been detained Turkey has called on China to close its detention camps following the reported death of a renowned musician from the ethnic Uighur minority. Abdurehim Heyit is thought to have been serving an eight-year sentence in the Xinjiang region, where a million […]

French ‘yellow vest’ protester loses fingers in violent unrest

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police officers throw tear gas grenades in Paris during the 13th consecutive demonstration by the “yellow vests” A “yellow vest” protester in France had his fingers ripped off during clashes at the parliament building in Paris, as the protests went into their 13th week. The protester attempted to pick up […]

Finland basic income trial left people ‘happier but jobless’

Media captionThe experiment saw 2,000 people paid €560 (£490) a month, instead of their unemployment benefit. Giving jobless people in Finland a basic income for two years did not lead them to find work, researchers said. From January 2017 until December 2018, 2,000 unemployed Finns got a monthly flat payment of €560 (£490; $634). The […]

Turkey demands China close camps after reports of musician’s death

Media captionJohn Sudworth reports from Xinjiang, where one million Uighurs have reportedly been detained Turkey has called on China to close its detention camps following the reported death of a renowned musician from the ethnic Uighur minority. Abdurehim Heyit is thought to have been serving an eight-year sentence in the Xinjiang region, where a million […]

French ‘yellow vest’ protester loses fingers in violent unrest

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police officers throw tear gas grenades in Paris during the 13th consecutive demonstration by the “yellow vests” A “yellow vest” protester in France had his fingers ripped off during clashes at the parliament building in Paris, as the protests went into their 13th week. The protester attempted to pick up […]

Finland basic income trial left people ‘happier but jobless’

Media captionThe experiment saw 2,000 people paid €560 (£490) a month, instead of their unemployment benefit. Giving jobless people in Finland a basic income for two years did not lead them to find work, researchers said. From January 2017 until December 2018, 2,000 unemployed Finns got a monthly flat payment of €560 (£490; $634). The […]