The attack was meant to silence the outspoken teenager who dared to defy the Taliban's ban against girls in school. Instead, it only made Malala's voice more powerful. After a school year that started with a shooting, Malala now eyes a summer of speaking at the U.N., telling her story in a new book and amplifying the issue of girls education.
Nelson Mandela, the revered South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president, died Thursday at home. He was 95."He is now resting," said South African President Jacob Zuma. "He is now at peace.
Nelson Mandela, former South African president and an icon of the anti-apartheid movement, has died at age 92. Mandela spent 27 years in prison and became a potent symbol of apartheid's injustices in South Africa. Upon his release from prison, Mandela was the first democratically elected president of South Africa, and won the Nobel Peace Prize for his lifelong struggle against apartheid.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Authorities in Moscow said Thursday they are investigating whether Russian children adopted by American families were illegally trafficked in the United States. The probe comes in response to a Reuters series that showed how U.S. parents have used Internet bulletin boards to offload children they regret adopting.
For the last decade, FBI agents in New York say four dozen Russian diplomats and their spouses have fraudulently been using Medicaid to cover the costs of pregnancy and child birth, costing American taxpayers $1.5 million.