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DM Weekly Digest 07/09/2023

Met Police: Ex-officers admit sending racist WhatsApp messages


In a story that broke this afternoon, five former Met Police officers have admitted sending racist messages on WhatsApp, following a BBC Newsnight investigation. Read more here.



Decriminalisation of abortion in Mexico comes after years of campaigning


Mexico's decriminalisation of abortion comes after the medical procedure was made legal in Mexico City in 2007, and after years of campaigning. Watch here.



Mexico is likely to elect first female president in 2024


Meanwhile, with the selection of former Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum as the candidate of the country’s ruling party in next June’s election, Mexico will for the first time have two women from its main political movements competing for the presidency. Read more here.



UK social mobility at its worst in over 50 years, report finds


Institute for Fiscal Studies finds stark disparities in earnings based on geography and ethnicity. Read more here.



Young autistic people still dying despite coroner warnings over care


Dozens of young autistic people have died after serious failings in their care despite repeated warnings from coroners, BBC News has found. Read more here.



Women in England urged to help shape reproductive health policy


Government seeks views on periods, contraception, fertility, pregnancy and menopause for health strategy. Read more here.



Sickness benefits overhaul could make disabled people more ill, charity warns


Plans to overhaul sickness benefits could force huge numbers of disabled people to look for work even if they're not well enough, a major charity has warned. Read more here.



Hong Kong: Court orders legal framework for same-sex unions


Hong Kong's top court has refused to recognise same-sex marriages, but ordered the city to formulate an alternative framework within two years. Read more here.



India or Bharat? G20 invitations throw up question dating back centuries


Some say use of ‘Bharat’ is move to finally throw off colonial chains, others call it disastrous Narendra Modi vanity project. Read more here.




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