First Black Woman To Climb Mount Everest Says It “Needed To Be Done”

South African climber Saray Khumalo reached the peak of Mount Everest last week after three previous failed bids to conquer the world's highest peak. Agence France-Presse - Johannesburg:  The business executive who became the first...

Stevan Dojcinovic Honored with Knight

Written by Aida Cerkez - OCCRP OCCRP regional editor Stevan Dojcinovic has been named one of the two recipients of the prestigious Knight International Journalism Award, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) announced on Tuesday. The...

Pride week in Beirut: IDAHOTB 2019

The month of May was packed with events and awareness campaigns apropos of IDAHOTB, organized by NGOs and activists committed to the LGBT cause. by Chiri Choukeir and Joe Poladoghly -Source: Annahar BEIRUT: On a clear...

Washington Becomes First US State To Legalize Human Composting

Under the new law that will go into effect in May of next year, people who die in the state will have the option to have their bodies transformed into soil suitable for use...

Jokha Alharthi, First Arabic Author, Wins Man Booker Literature Prize

The judges said Jokha Alharthi's book was "a richly imagined, engaging and poetic insight into a society in transition and into lives previously obscured" Agence France-Presse Jokha Alharthi on Tuesday became the first Arabic author...

Rise in suicide rates in U.S. youth, especially girls

Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Suicide rates among U.S. youth have been on the rise for nearly a decade, with the sharpest increase in young girls, a new study shows. After examining records from more than...

Psychology: A happy partner is the elixir of longer life

When your partner is content, you can be sure of pleasant company. But not only that — a study suggests when your partner's happy, you live longer too. So what's to do if you...

Schwarzenegger Will Not Press Charges After Attack During Africa Trip

On Saturday, actor and fmr. California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was attacked while visiting a competition in Johannesburg. The attacker, whose name wasn't disclosed, broke through the guards surrounding the 71-year-old actor and drop-kicked him...

The truth about sex: we are not getting enough

In a world that seems so at ease with sex, you’d think we were having it all the time. Think again Rose George – The Guardian ‘Our sexual landscape may look like the promised land, but...

Manchester City Thrash Watford In FA Cup Final To Complete Domestic Treble

Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick, while David Silva, Kevin de Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus also netted to cap a glorious campaign. Agence France-Presse Manchester City completed the first ever domestic treble in English football in emphatic...

Taiwan gay marriage: Parliament legalises same-sex unions

Taiwan's parliament has become the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage following a vote on Friday. In 2017, the island's constitutional court ruled that same-sex couples had the right to legally marry. Parliament was given...

Threats to Press Freedom Undermine Investigation of Dark Money

Written by OCCRP UNESCO’s celebrations for World Press Freedom Day in Addis Ababa this week are meant to recognize an important turnaround for press freedom in one of the world’s least free countries. Since coming...

Facebook busts Israel-based campaign to disrupt elections

Facebook could not confirm whether any of the events actually occurred. Some 5,000 accounts joined one or more of the fake groups. Source: Associated Press JERUSALEM: Facebook said Thursday it banned an Israeli company that ran...

Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption Will DESTROY Most of US, Geologist Warns

Yellowstone supervolcano, which is located among the picturesque mountains and valleys of Yellowstone National Park in the United States, has experienced three major eruptions during its lifetime. The last one took place around 640,000...

And the least feminist nation in the world is… Denmark?

A poll of more than 25,000 people in 23 major countries found that just one in six Danes consider themselves a feminist Richard Orange in Copenhagen and Pamela Duncan -  The Guardian It is one of...

Austrian state plans ‘Ten Commandments’ for refugees

Refugees in Lower Austria are to be issued with "Ten Commandments of Immigration" by regional authorities. Included in the edicts is a requirement for migrants to show gratitude to the country. Authorities in Lower Austria...

WhatsApp discovers ‘targeted’ surveillance attack

Dave Lee North America technology reporter –Bbc.com Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp, it has been confirmed. WhatsApp, which is owned...

Cannes Makes a Killing on the Film Festival

The Cannes film festival is not just about killings made on big-money movie deals sealed over champagne in hotel suites and on luxury yachts. It is a goldmine too for many locals in the French...

‘The best thing I’ve done’: breast reduction surgery is on the rise

By Megan Holbeck- Daily Life "The first time I saw Zoe* after the operation she looked the same, only more svelte: people ask her whether she's lost weight. "And I have: 1100 grams from my...

Exclusive: Philip Morris suspends social media campaign after Reuters exposes young ‘influencers’

Chris Kirkham (Reuters) - Cigarette maker Philip Morris International Inc has suspended a global social media marketing campaign in response to Reuters inquiries into the company’s use of young online personalities to sell its new...