Black Workers Allege Employment Discrimination At Facebook

On Thursday, multiple people filed a complaint alleging discriminatory hiring and promotion practices that harm Black employees at Facebook. The complaint, filed to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, centers the experiences of three individuals ― one current Black employee and two Black prospective employees who were not hired ― to allege the social media company […]Read More

Duffy Accuses Netflix Film '365 Days' Of Glamorizing Kidnap And

This article contains details of sexual abuse. Duffy has criticized Netflix’s “irresponsible” decision to stream the film 365 Days, claiming it glamorizes “the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnapping and rape.” Earlier this year, the Grammy-winning star shared an Instagram post in which she explained her years-long absence from the music industry, revealing she’d been […]Read More

Up to 20,000 spectators to attend French Open each day

This year’s French Open will be played in front of spectators PARIS – The French Open will allow up to 20,000 people to attend each day of this year’s tournament despite the coronavirus pandemic, organisers announced on Thursday. The French Tennis Federation (FFT) also said that up to 10,000 people would be able to watch […]Read More

Global virus infections hit record highs in swelling pandemic

Brazil has more than 60,000 virus deaths LOS ANGELES – Global coronavirus infections have hit record highs as the United States and Brazil battle the world’s deadliest outbreaks while new clusters around the planet test fragile gains in containing the disease. The pandemic is accelerating with more than half of the world’s infections over the […]Read More

Botswana reports mysterious deaths of hundreds of elephants

Botswana is home to some 130,000 elephants GABORONE (BOTSWANA) – Hundreds of elephants have died mysteriously in Botswana’s famed Okavango Delta, the wildlife department said Thursday, ruling out poaching as the tusks were found intact. The landlocked southern African country has the world’s largest elephant population, estimated to be around 130,000. “We have had a […]Read More

Trump cheers US economy after June jobs surge despite virus

Hiring rose in June as US states lifted lockdowns but a resurgence of the coronavirus could undo that WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday hailed new data showing huge jobs gains in June, but continued to downplay surging COVID-19 cases that could reverse the tentative recovery. Employers brought 4.8 million people back to work […]Read More

Putin triumphant as critics slam vote extending his rule

Turnout was almost 68 percent in the Russian referendum on constitutional changes MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin thanked Russians on Thursday for voting in favour of controversial amendments to the constitution that could extend his grip on power, as the opposition and Western leaders voiced criticism over suspected poll violations. Russia’s Central Elections Commission announced […]Read More

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell arrested in Epstein case

Ghislaine Maxwell (C) pictured in 2004 has been arrested by the FBI on charges linked to Jeffrey Epstein’s sex crimes NEW YORK – Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of late financier Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested in the US Thursday on charges related to his sex crimes, the FBI said. The daughter of late newspaper baron […]Read More

Jeffrey Epstein Confidante Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested

Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite who has been accused of helping multimillionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse girls as his top confidant, has been arrested in relation to Epstein’s sex crimes, authorities announced. Maxwell was arrested by the FBI in Bradford, New Hampshire, on Thursday morning and is expected to appear in federal court later in […]Read More