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Uber diversity report paints overwhelmingly white, male picture | Technology

Uber released its first diversity report on Tuesday, fulfilling a pledge made last month amid a storm of allegations about workplace sexual harassment and gender discrimination. The numbers reveal a workforce that is overwhelmingly made up of white or Asian men. Just 15.4% of...

Bill O’Reilly criticized after mocking congresswoman’s ‘James Brown wig’ | Media

The Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has been criticized after he mocked Maxine Waters’ appearance, accusing the congresswoman of wearing a “James Brown wig”. O’Reilly was appearing on Fox & Friends on Tuesday morning when he was invited to comment on a speech Waters gave...

Star gymnasts testify to Senate judiciary committee about sex abuse scandal | Sport

Retired star gymnasts testified before Congress on Tuesday that they were sexually abused by USA Gymnastics officials.Jamie Dantzscher, a 2000 Olympic bronze medalist, and three-time national champion rhythmic gymnast Jessica Howard recounted their experiences before the Senate judiciary committee. “USA Gymnastics failed its most basic...

The winners of the Smithsonian’s 2017 photography competition | Art and design

The Smithsonian.com has announced the winners of its 14th annual photo contest, selecting nine entries among more than 48,000 submissions from photographers in 146 countries and territories. The winners and finalists of the competition can be seen hereClick to view the original article on...

Misleading Q&A question on Sadiq Khan should have been corrected, ABC admits | Australia news

The ABC has admitted it was an oversight not to correct a misleading question on Q&A about mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s response to the attack on Westminster last week. The first question asked on the popular Monday night program was: “In the wake of...

Queenslanders wake up to devastation following ‘monster’ storm Cyclone Debbie | Australia news

Queenslanders woke up on Wednesday to a huge cleanup following the “monster” Cyclone Debbie, as the now ex-tropical cyclone brought yet more heavy rain as it worked its way through the state. At 3am on Wednesday morning the Bureau of Meteorology downgraded Debbie out of...

François Fillon’s wife officially charged over embezzlement of public funds | World news

The British-born wife of French presidential candidate François Fillon has been formally put under investigation in the fake jobs scandal that has poisoned her husband’s political career. Penelope Fillon is being prosecuted for embezzlement, misappropriation of public funds and aggravated fraud, it was reported late...

Ivory Coast’s former first lady Simone Gbagbo acquitted of war crimes | World news

A court in Ivory Coast has acquitted the former first lady Simone Gbagbo of crimes against humanity and war crimes charges linked to her role in a 2011 civil war that killed about 3,000 people, state television announced on Tuesday. Judge Kouadio Bouatchi said...

EU leads attacks on Trump’s rollback of Obama climate policy | Environment

The European Union has led criticism of Donald Trump’s effort to unravel Barack Obama’s measures to combat climate change, suggesting that Europe will now take the lead in global efforts. The US president signed an executive order on Tuesday aimed at eliminating the clean power...

US consumers lose privacy protections for their web browsing history | Technology

US politicians voted Tuesday to kill privacy rules meant to prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from selling users’ web browsing histories and app usage histories to advertisers. The planned protections, proposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and scheduled to take effect by the...