Who is Chelsea Manning?

Who is Chelsea Manning?

The U.S. Wikileaks whistleblower is to be released from prison on May 17 2017, but who is she? May 17, 2017
Amnesty UK vows to confront politicians over toxic language during election campaign

Amnesty UK vows to confront politicians over toxic language during election campaign

Politicians will be confronted if they use toxic language during the general election campaign, Amnesty International UK warned on Friday 28 April. Kate Allen, director of the human rights group, told IBTimes UK that her organisation will call out such behaviour.What politicians say influences public opinion and influences behaviour and there we want them to be careful, she said. Apr 28, 2017
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