Probe into racial inequalities exposed by virus

The human rights watchdog is to mount a inquiry into the racial inequalities exposed by the coronavirus crisis in the UK. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: … Read more Probe into racial inequalities exposed by virus

Watch again: Face masks now mandatory on public transport, announces Grant Schapps

UK Government holds daily coronavirus press conference at Downing Street as calls mount for public inquiry to address the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities. On Tuesday, Public Health England published a Government-commissioned review looking at the impact of Covid-19 on those from a BAME background. A Government scientist cast doubt over the effectiveness … Read more Watch again: Face masks now mandatory on public transport, announces Grant Schapps

São Paulo: Tear gas fired by police as pro and anti-government protests break out | Coronavirus

Police used tear gas to disperse demonstrators in São Paulo on Sunday as hundreds gathered in simultaneous pro and anti-government demonstrations. Brazil has become the epicentre of South America’s Covid-19 outbreak with almost 500,000 confirmed cases and nearly 28,000 deaths. The Supreme Court in Brazil is also currently investigating President Jair Bolsonaro for interference in … Read more São Paulo: Tear gas fired by police as pro and anti-government protests break out | Coronavirus

Why is coronavirus killing BAME Britons? | The Stream

Ethnic minorities make up less than 20 percent of the British population but the outsized impact of coronavirus on their communities is startling. According to the UK’s Office for National Statistics black people are four times more likely to die from COVID-19 than white people. Ethnic Bangladeshi and Pakistani men are 1.8 times more likely … Read more Why is coronavirus killing BAME Britons? | The Stream

George Floyd: Minneapolis official sings Amazing Grace to bereaved family

Minneapolis city council vice-president Andrea Jenkins sang a portion of the song Amazing Grace and offered her sympathies to the family of George Floyd at a news conference on Thursday morning. Jenkins also called on her council colleagues to call a state of emergency in Minneapolis, declaring racism a public health issue. George Floyd died … Read more George Floyd: Minneapolis official sings Amazing Grace to bereaved family

Boris Johnson urges UK public to ‘move on’ from Cummings COVID-19 lockdown row

The prime minister faced a super committee of MPs over his protection of Dominic Cummings as pressure grows for his top aide to be sacked. In a 99-minute ordeal, Boris Johnson said some allegations in the media were false and that he’d seen evidence confirming his adviser’s account of his travels to and from Durham. … Read more Boris Johnson urges UK public to ‘move on’ from Cummings COVID-19 lockdown row

Boris Johnson calls Dominic Cummings row a ‘political ding dong’ and won’t order inquiry | ITV News

Boris Johnson attempted to downplay allegations against his advisor Dominic Cummings to a committee of senior MPs. The Prime Minister faced questions from the Liaison Committee after his chief aide Mr Cummings made a 260-mile trip to his parents’ farm in Durham with his family, while his wife had coronavirus symptoms during lockdown. Mr Johnson … Read more Boris Johnson calls Dominic Cummings row a ‘political ding dong’ and won’t order inquiry | ITV News

Boris Johnson dismisses demands from MPs for official inquiry into Dominic Cummings – BBC News

Boris Johnson has repeatedly dismissed calls for an official inquiry into the conduct of his top adviser Dominic Cummings. The Prime Minister was put on the spot by a committee of senior MPs and asked to authorise a formal investigation into why Mr Cummings drove his family hundreds of miles during the lockdown. Mr Johnson … Read more Boris Johnson dismisses demands from MPs for official inquiry into Dominic Cummings – BBC News

Boris Johnson: Inquiry into Dominic Cummings ‘not a good use of official time’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused to hold a public inquiry into Dominic Cummings, saying he was “not certain it is a very good use of official time”. He also said he would not publish evidence relating to the allegations, feeling he would not be doing his job if he “shuffled” that into the hands … Read more Boris Johnson: Inquiry into Dominic Cummings ‘not a good use of official time’

Watch again: Boris Johnson says inquiry into Cummings not good use of official time

Boris Johnson will answer questions from MPs in his first appearance before a Committee since becoming Prime Minister Johnson is expected to be grilled on his aide, Dominic Cummings’ breaches of lockdown rules, and his government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis in the UK. For all the latest on coronavirus, head to our live blog: … Read more Watch again: Boris Johnson says inquiry into Cummings not good use of official time

Former Federal Court judge to chair Ann Marie Smith independent inquiry | ABC News

A former Federal Court judge will lead an independent inquiry into the adequacy of disability care provided to Adelaide woman Ann Marie Smith, who police believe spent up to a year confined to a chair. Read more here: https://ab.co/3gqzc8m For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on … Read more Former Federal Court judge to chair Ann Marie Smith independent inquiry | ABC News

‘Hypocrite’: Dominic Cummings heckled over lockdown journey as he returns to London home

Brexit mastermind Dominic Cummings was heckled as he returned to his London home after Boris Johnson backed his senior adviser despite calls for the aide to resign over an apparent breach of the UK’s coronavirus lockdown rules. The prime minister’s office has said Cummings made a 250-mile journey to ensure his four-year-old son could be … Read more ‘Hypocrite’: Dominic Cummings heckled over lockdown journey as he returns to London home

Bodies Pulled from Rubble After Deadly Karachi Plane Crash Kills 107

A passenger plane with 107 people on board crashed in a crowded neighborhood on the edge of the international airport near Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Friday after what appeared to be an engine failure during landing. Mayor Wasim Akhtar said at least five or six houses were destroyed in the crash of … Read more Bodies Pulled from Rubble After Deadly Karachi Plane Crash Kills 107

Is the World Health Organisation on life support? | Inside Story

The coronavirus pandemic is one of the biggest challenges the World Health Organization has ever faced. It’s also receiving both praise and criticism for how it’s dealing with the crisis. Critics say the WHO acted too slow to declare a pandemic. Its 194 member states have voted unanimously for an independent inquiry into the the … Read more Is the World Health Organisation on life support? | Inside Story

Beijing continues to lash out over independent coronavirus inquiry | ABC News

Beijing’s continuing to lash out at Australia for championing an independent inquiry into the coronavirus outbreak, despite swinging behind other nations in support of one. There are also signs there may be broader trade implications from the dispute, with Australia’s closest ally, the US, to be among those who might prosper from Australia’s export pain. … Read more Beijing continues to lash out over independent coronavirus inquiry | ABC News