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DM Weekly Digest 23/09/2022

The Russell Group universities with the fewest students from ethnic minority backgrounds


The Times Good University Guide came out last week revealing the UK universities with the highest and lowest percentages of students who come from ethnic minority backgrounds.  Read more here.



Iran protests: Mahsa Amini's death puts morality police under spotlight


The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after she was detained by Iran's so-called morality police has sparked angry protests, with women burning their headscarves in a defiant act of resistance against the Islamic Republic's strict dress code and those enforcing it.  Read more here.



LGBT+ couples who hold hands in Qatar will not be prosecuted, says FA


The Football Association has sought, and believes it has assurances, that LGBT+ couples who hold hands in Qatar during the World Cup will not face prosecution.  Read more here.



Reading hammer throwing champion set sights on Olympics


Charlotte Payne, who is profoundly deaf, claimed gold with a 70.59m (231.59ft) throw at the British Athletics Championships held in Manchester in June.  Watch here.



When is Rosh Hashanah 2022?


This year, Rosh Hashanah starts at sunset on Sunday 25 September.  Read more here.



Footballer Murray 'blown away' by support after coming out as gay


Footballer Zander Murray says he has been "blown away" by the reaction to him becoming Scotland's first senior male player to announce he is gay.  Read and watch here.



‘This land belonged to us’: Nestlé supply chain linked to disputed Indigenous territory


Investigation reveals cattle raised on Mỹky territory ended up in global supply chain including food giant.  Read more here.



Minority Ethnic Workers Concentrated in Low Paid Roles as Living Costs Soar



New research shows that minority ethnic workers in the UK are disproportionately paid below the real Living Wage.  Read more here.



Northern Ireland changing society: Census reveals new age, ethnicity and religious figures


New census results have been released for Northern Ireland, with the statistics showing, for the first time, that more people are identifying as Catholic than Protestant.  Read more here.



EU Calls on Turkey to Protect Ethnic Rights of Greek Minority


Turkey should protect the human rights and property rights of its Greek minority, European Union Special Representative for Human Rights Eamon Gilmore said at the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday.  Read more here.