How Kathrine Switzer’s bib 261 became a symbol for women in sports

How Kathrine Switzer’s bib 261 became a symbol for women in sports

Running legend Kathrine Switzer has received numerous letters and photos from women around the world. Switzer first showed them how to be fearless using 261. In 1967, the 20-year- old Syracuse University journalism student, who unofficially trained with the men’s cross-country team, registered for the 71st Boston Marathon, at that time considered a male-only event. Upon her acceptance into the race, she received a bib—number 261. Through what she now calls a series of coincidences, she became the first woman to enter and finish the Boston Marathon with an official bib number. But this feat didn’t come without challenges. Apr 18, 2017
Malala Yousafzai receives honorary Canadian citizenship

Malala Yousafzai receives honorary Canadian citizenship

The 19-year-old Nobel Peace Prize recipient addressed the Canadian parliament on April 12, after being introduced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. During her speech she touched on the attack on the Canadian parliament in 2014, and the countrys open refugee policy. Apr 13, 2017
Liberias former warlords

Liberias former warlords

Liberia has seen long years of conflict and multiple vicious warlords have reigned terror. Some have faced punishment for the crimes and others have found God.  Apr 13, 2017
France: Huge fire erupts at Dunkirk migrant camp following clashes

France: Huge fire erupts at Dunkirk migrant camp following clashes

A large blaze has ravaged a migrant camp that is home to over a thousand people in north-western France. More than half of the Grande-Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk has been destroyed by a huge fire following violent clashes involving up to 150 people earlier in the evening. Apr 11, 2017
How gay people are being persecuted in Chechnya

How gay people are being persecuted in Chechnya

More than 100 gay men have been detained in concentration camp-style prisons in the Russian region of Chechnya, according to reports by local newspaper Novaya Gazeta, corroborated by human rights organisations. But what is the status of homosexuality in the disputed region? Apr 11, 2017
F-16 fighter jet crashes in Maryland

F-16 fighter jet crashes in Maryland

An F-16 fighter jet went down in flames just south of Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on April 5. The pilot ejected and was taken to the hopital.  Apr 7, 2017
Distraught father cries for entire family killed in Syria gas attack

Distraught father cries for entire family killed in Syria gas attack

Youssef Abdel Hamid, a resident of Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, lost more than 20 members of his extended family in the 4 April chemical attack, including his wife Dalal and their two infant children Aya and Ahmed.The use of a chemical agent was confirmed on 6 April by Turkish autopsies of the bodies. Apr 6, 2017
‘Impregnate the rivals’: Burundi men sing song inciting rape

‘Impregnate the rivals’: Burundi men sing song inciting rape

Burundi men belonging to the youth wing of the ruling CNDD-FDD party were attending an event organised by the party in the commune of Ntega, in Kirundo province which borders Rwanda on 1 April. This has been confirmed by both the government and human rights groups. Apr 6, 2017