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DM Weekly Digest 01/09/2023

Antoinette Sandbach: Ex-MP asks to be removed from slavery research


A former Conservative MP has asked to be removed from an award-winning academic's research presented in a TEDx Talk that connects her to a slave-owning ancestor, the BBC reveals here.



‘It’s heartbreaking’: Malala Yousafzai meets exiled Afghanistan women’s football team


Football must fight against gender discrimination, says the Nobel peace prize winner – or future generations of women will suffer. Read more here.



Behind the scenes, women in football see Spain scandal as part of systemic problems


Meanwhile, the aftermath of this year’s Women’s World Cup final has raised issues that many have known about for years. Change could be slower than expected. Read more here.



Endometriosis: How do you keep exercising with the condition?


The crippling pain caused by the condition can affect day-to-day life, making it difficult to work, socialise and exercise - something personal trainer Stef Williams knows only too well. Read more here.



Notting Hill Carnival: London in a ‘blaze of colour’ as event marks 55th year


The sun was shining as two million revellers massed on the streets of west London over last weekend for the 55th Notting Hill Carnival. Read more here.



Australia sets date for historic referendum on its indigenous people


Australians will vote on October 14 in the country's first referendum in 24 years, which if passed would see a so-called Indigenous Voice in parliament. Read more here.



Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni's partner Andrea Giambruno condemned over rape comments


The TV presenter told his audience "if you avoid getting drunk and losing your senses, you might also avoid coming across a wolf". Read more here.



Canada warns LGBT travellers of US risks


Anti-LGBT protests in the US rose 30-fold last year compared with 2017, while legal moves to restrict LGBT rights are on the rise. Read more here.



Alexander Bublik slammed for calling Dominic Thiem ‘disabled’ during US Open tennis clash


Alexander Bublik has been slammed on social media for allegedly calling Dominic Thiem ‘disabled’ during their first-round US Open clash on Monday. Read more here.



Events in September


10th September - World Suicide Prevention Day


14th September - Feast of the Cross (Christianity)


21st September - UN International Day of Peace


21st September - World Alzheimer's Day


23rd September - International Day of Sign Languages


27th September - Meskel (Ethiopian and Eritrean Orthodox Church)