Thief arrested after getting stuck in traffic

Thief arrested after getting stuck in traffic

A thief failed to escape after getting stuck in traffic in Birmingham. Martin Tolan was pursued by police after stealing a Mini convertible when he crashed into cars waiting at red lights. Officers were quick to break the car windows and arrest Tolan. He was jailed for almost 10 years for multiple burglaries, dangerous driving and theft. Jul 30, 2017
Venezuela goes to polls as opposition boycotts Nicolas Maduros socialist power-grab

Venezuela goes to polls as opposition boycotts Nicolas Maduros socialist power-grab

Venezuelans have begun to vote in the controversial election of a constitutional super-body. Opposition parties are boycotting the election which is opposed by a large majority of Venezuelans. Voters only get to select the super-bodys members not vote on its establishment. The election is expected to grand the ruling Socialist Party widespread new powers. President Nicolás Maduro states this move will bring peace after months of violent protests. Critics say it will allow Maduro to dissolve the opposition-run Congress. They see the election super-body as an attempt to establish dictatorial rule in the crisis-hit country. Jul 30, 2017
Womans miniskirt sparks outrage in Saudi Arabia

Womans miniskirt sparks outrage in Saudi Arabia

A woman in Saudi Arabia posted controversial photos and videos on Snapchat on Sunday, 16 July, wearing a miniskirt at the Ushaiker historical site outside Riyadh. The videos sparked an uproar across the nation, igniting calls for her arrest. Jul 18, 2017
Five shocking bans on women around the world

Five shocking bans on women around the world

From not being able to obtain a driving license, to being banned from entering stadiums to watch sports. Here are five controversial anti-women laws still in place around the world. Jul 11, 2017
Large fire started in Moria Refugee Camp on Lesbos

Large fire started in Moria Refugee Camp on Lesbos

A fire broke out at the Moria migrant camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, on 10 July, after a protest on the site. Hundreds of migrants are reportedly living in poor conditions at the camp. Jul 11, 2017
Meet Sam, The First Educational Transgender Toy

Meet Sam, The First Educational Transgender Toy

Gender Creative Kids Canada have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to produce the first transgender educational toy, Sam. Sam is an essential tool designed to help children understand what it means to grow up as a transgender child. They hope the toy will help families talk about the struggles of being transgender and help those going through the process to be true to themselves. Jun 30, 2017
Supreme Court approves most parts of Trumps travel ban

Supreme Court approves most parts of Trumps travel ban

The U.S. Supreme Court approved most of President Trumps travel ban. The executive order temporarily blocks travel to the U.S. from six Middle Eastern and North African countries for 90 days, and suspends all refugee resettlement in the U.S. for 120 days. The banned countries include Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The Supreme Court will hear arguments over the orders constitutionality in October. Jun 27, 2017