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‘Another black person’: Vogue editor says racial profiling ‘can happen any day’

‘Another black person’: Vogue editor says racial profiling ‘can happen any day’

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British Vogue editor Edward Enninful is glad he was racially profiled at work because it reminds him never to think of himself as "too successful".Speaking to Sky News on the day that Vogue revealed its September issue was produced by a predominantly black team, Mr Enninful says systemic racism is a global problem. The editor of the fashion bible made headlines across the world when he tweeted about being racially profiled at Vogue House when a security guard told him to use the loading bay when he arrived at work. Image: Vogue's September issue cover Recalling the incident, he said he is glad that it happened because it reminds him never to think that he is too well-known.He said: "It wasn't an isolated incident. Of course, it takes ...
TikTok: Pompeo says Trump to crack down on Chinese software in coming days

TikTok: Pompeo says Trump to crack down on Chinese software in coming days

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US President Donald Trump will take action "in the coming days" against Chinese-owned software that he believes pose a national security risk, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.Mr Pompeo said popular video app TikTok was among those "feeding data directly to the Chinese Communist Party".His comments came days after Mr Trump said he was banning TikTok in the US.The company has denied accusations that it is controlled by or shares data with the Chinese government.Speaking to Fox News Channel, Mr Pompeo said the action would be taken "with respect to a broad array of national security risks that are presented by software connected to the Chinese Communist Party." How would the US go about banning TikTok? Should we be worried about...
Russia says it will roll out a coronavirus vaccine to citizens in October

Russia says it will roll out a coronavirus vaccine to citizens in October

World
Russia says it will roll out a coronavirus vaccine in October - but no details have been given about what would be the first such programme anywhere in the world.Foreign news agencies quoted Mikhail Murashko, the health minister for Russia, saying that research facility the Gamaleya Institute had completed clinical trials of the vaccine and paperwork is being prepared to register it. Doctors and teachers would be vaccinated first before wider injections are rolled out to other Russians in October, Mr Murashko added. Image: Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to minister of health Mikhail Murashko during a meeting on preventing the spread of coronavirus Reuters, citing anonymous sources, said Russia's first potential vaccine...
Army culture, strategy need to transform for 21st century, Gen. James McConville says

Army culture, strategy need to transform for 21st century, Gen. James McConville says

Business
The Army is fighting institutionalized racism and needs to see troops as individuals with distinct experiences instead of as a homogeneous unit, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said Friday. The Army doesn't have a problem with diversity, but inclusion, McConville said at a Center for Strategic and International Studies event. Advertisement The service branch is already relatively diverse -- the Army is 39% minority, while only 24% of the country is minority. But diversity drops off in higher ranks; 71% of officers are white. In addition to the Army's overt efforts to combat racism, such as effectively banning Confederate flags, promotion boards no longer see photos of candidates to prevent implicit bias, he said. The Air Force has also been discussing race and diversity this su...
Coronavirus: Trump’s signals ‘not helpful’, says Fauci

Coronavirus: Trump’s signals ‘not helpful’, says Fauci

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Top US virus researcher Dr Anthony Fauci has called President Donald Trump's sharing of a video which included claims masks are not needed to fight Covid-19 "not helpful".The video promotes a drug widely disproven to be effective in treating Covid-19.Dr Fauci's interview with the BBC's Katty Kay comes as the US is about to hit 150,000 deaths due to the pandemic.The virus continues to spread rapidly in the US as states lock down again.President Trump was among social media users who shared video on social media late on Monday of a group called America's Frontline Doctors advocating hydroxychloroquine as a Covid-19 treatment and saying that masks and shutdowns are not effective in combating coronavirus.Facebook an...