Watch the moment daring rescuers pull freezing fisherman from Estonian lake

Watch the moment daring rescuers pull freezing fisherman from Estonian lake

Estonian rescuers managed to help a stranded fisherman to safety at Lake Harku on 23 March after he fell through the ice. The rescuers pushed their board over the thawing spring ice to reach him, falling in themselves. They managed to pull the freezing fisherman onto the board and push him off the lake to safety. 7 hours ago
Marine Le Pen: The European Union will die

Marine Le Pen: The European Union will die

The European Union will “die”, French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen told a rally on 26 March, promising to shield France from globalization as she sought to fire up her supporters in the final four weeks before voting gets underway.Buoyed by the unexpected election of Donald Trump in the United States and by Britains vote to leave the EU, the leader of the eurosceptic and anti-immigrant National Front (FN) party, told the rally in Lille that the French election would be the next step in what she called a global rebellion of the people. 7 hours ago
Dozens arrested at anti-corruption protests in Russia

Dozens arrested at anti-corruption protests in Russia

Dozens have been arrested at anti-corruption protests across Russia. Protesters in Moscow, Novosibirsk and Vladivostok amongst others demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested during a protest in central Moscow. The Kremlin called the protests illegal and riot police attempted to disperse protesters. 1 day ago
Gloria Steinem speaks about the womens movement

Gloria Steinem speaks about the womens movement

Gloria Steinem, writer and feminist activist explains the significance of the day without women protest.  She explains, It is an opportunity to call attention to how crucial womens labour is.  Whether its at home or whether its in the paid labour force, what women do is often less visible than what men do.   Steinem also discusses global health and the impact of the reinstated abortion gag rule.  She explains, In this country it would be illegal because its a restriction on free speech.  We are imposing on people in other countries something which in the past has resulted in the death of a woman every five minutes.  That is our shame here.       17 days ago
Amal Clooney urges Iraq and UN to investigate Isis war crimes

Amal Clooney urges Iraq and UN to investigate Isis war crimes

International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi victim of Isis, spoke at a United Nations event calling for Iraq to launch an investigation into war crimes committed by Isis. Clooney demanded for the UN to take action should Iraq fail to ask for help. 17 days ago
Statue of young girl stares down Wall Street bull

Statue of young girl stares down Wall Street bull

As many American women prepare to draw attention to their role in the workplace, a Wall Street firm on Tuesday (7 March) put up a statue of a girl in front of Lower Manhattans well-known bronze charging bull, as if to fearlessly stare it down.Placing the diminutive, grade school-aged girl in front of the massive bull on the eve of International Womens Day was a way of calling attention to the lack of gender diversity on corporate boards and the pay gap of women working in financial services, a spokeswoman for State Street Global Advisors said. 18 days ago
Heres what a day without a woman looks like

Heres what a day without a woman looks like

Following on the Women’s March, which saw several million people across the U.S. protest the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump in January, women across the U.S. and around the world are striking for the day. Sabrina Stein is one of the many women who took the day off from work. Women are being encouraged to skip work, whether it’s a 9-to-5 job or childcare and domestic responsibilities and wear red to show solidarity. 18 days ago