independent's articles

  1. world
A beach memorial to Brazil’s coronavirus victims has been vandalised by a supporter of the country’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro.  Brazilians critical of their government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic dug 100 shallow graves marked with black crosses in the sand of Rio’s Copacabana beach on Thursday to symbolise the country’s lives lost to the disease. 
  1. language
A feature in Microsoft Office which will suggest edits that are politically correct has resurfaced. The feature changes words such as “manpower” to “workforce, staff, [or] personnel,” and “man” and “mankind” to “humanity, people, humankind,” Microsoft says. As well as gendered suggestions, Word also recommends changes for racial and ableist language.