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February 20, 2020

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China disputes UN report on Uighur discrimination

China disputes UN report on Uighur discrimination

China on Friday took issue with a UN report that called on Beijing to release ethnic Uighurs detained "under the pretext" of counterterrorism, saying its findings had "no factual basis".Up to one million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities have been detain

Facebook cuts ad-target options to thwart discrimination

Facebook cuts ad-target options to thwart discrimination

Facebook said Tuesday is cutting more than 5,000 ad-targeting options to prevent advertisers from discriminating based on traits such as religion or race.The shift eliminates the ability to direct Facebook ads at people based on ethnicity, beliefs, political a

Nationwide probe after Tokyo med school excludes women

Nationwide probe after Tokyo med school excludes women

Japan Friday launched an unprecedented probe into gender discrimination at all the nation's medical universities after a Tokyo medical school admitted to altering the entrance test results of female applicants to exclude them.The education ministry has asked

Tokyo med school admits it altered tests to keep women out

Tokyo med school admits it altered tests to keep women out

A Tokyo medical school on Tuesday admitted entrance test scores for female applicants were routinely altered to keep women out and apologised for the discrimination after a probe."We betrayed the public trust. We want to sincerely apologise for this," Tokyo

In Germany, Ozil racism row sparks #MeTwo debate

In Germany, Ozil racism row sparks #MeTwo debate

Thousands of people in Germany with migrant backgrounds are sharing stories of everyday discrimination under the hashtag #MeTwo, inspired by football star Mesut Ozil's resignation from Germany's national team over racism."When I'm the only-non white person