About 4 times as many women than men reported they were unemployed last month



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  • Four times as many women than men have left the workforce in September, according to a new report from The 19th, a nonprofit newsroom covering gender and politics. 
  • About 865,000 women in the country reported in September that they were no longer employed, compared to 216,000 men, the report said. 
  • The massive discrepancy between the number of men and women who left the workforce illustrates how women are largely struggling to stay afloat as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
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Four times as many women than men have left the workforce in September, according to a new report.

About 865,000 women in the country reported in September that they were no longer employed, compared to 216,000 men, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data reported by The 19th, a nonprofit news organization focusing on gender and politics.

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Brazilian model told Rio de Janeiro police she was ‘happy’ there after she was reported her missing

A Brazilian model went to the police after she was reported missing by her family to say she was ‘happy’ with her life in Rio de Janeiro just months before she was found ‘disorientated’ and shoeless in one of the city’s slum, reports have claimed.

Eloisa Pinto Fontes, 26, once graced the covers of Elle, Grazia and Glamor but was reported missing by relatives in May.

She was thought to be living with a boyfriend in Barra da Tijuca in the West Zone of Rio, according to her family, but was found in the Morro do Cantagalo favela in Rio in the south-east of the country on October 6.

A local neighbourhood watch team were tipped off about an unknown woman who had been wandering the favela – shirtless and shoe-less – for two days. 

Months ago, on July 30, Fontes is believed to have visited police at the 16th

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Reported surgeries on detained migrant women must be investigated

Dawn Wooten, left, a whistleblower and nurse, speaks at a Sept. 15 news conference at Georgia's Irwin County Detention Center. <span class="copyright">(Jeff Amy / Associated Press)</span>
Dawn Wooten, left, a whistleblower and nurse, speaks at a Sept. 15 news conference at Georgia’s Irwin County Detention Center. (Jeff Amy / Associated Press)

A nurse at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia, which houses migrants detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, filed a whistlerblower complaint last month alleging that some female detainees were subjected to unnecessary hysterectomies, in some cases without them fully understanding what was going on.

We won’t jump to any conclusions about her complaint. The doctor at the center of the allegations has denied that he did anything contrary to medical ethics or standard medical behavior, and ICE said that only two hysterectomies had been performed on women detained at the center since 2018.

The waters also are muddied a bit by conflicting reports on the number of women who may have fallen victim to unnecessary and unwanted medical procedures, not necessarily limited to

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People are shopping for groceries less often but buying more items, Tesco said, as it reported rising pre-tax profits of $709 million



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  • Tesco’s total revenues grew 8.6% in the six months to August, it said on Wednesday, thanks to a surge in online shopping during the pandemic.
  • In the UK, online sales at the grocery giant nearly doubled in the quarter to August.
  • Customers favored Tesco’s smaller, local stores over its larger supermarkets, it said. People are shopping less often — but buying more.
  • Tesco’s operating profit fell 4.5% in the first half of the year, reflecting the £533 million ($686 million) it spent on its COVID-19 response, but it posted a 28.7% jump in pre-tax profit to £551 million ($709 million).
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British supermarket giant Tesco has reported rising sales and pre-tax profit, largely thanks to the boom in online grocery shopping during lockdown.

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People are shopping less

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