Activist for girls’ education and the world’s youngest Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has returned to Pakistan for the first time since being attacked by Taliban militants in 2012. Now 20, she is attending Oxford and is visiting her home country to meet with its prime minister.
Bill Gates pledged $12 million toward universal flu vaccine research following a devastating flu season. Half will come from his foundation and the other half from Larry Page, in up to $2 million increments for “bold and innovative” projects that could be ready for clinical trials by 2021.
Elizabeth Warren posted 10 years of her tax returns online a day after proposing an anti-corruption law in Washington. The Massachusetts senator’s bill would require the IRS to release tax returns for congressional candidates from the past two years and each year in office.
Angela Merkel agreed to a more conservative immigration deal after a leader of the coalition party threatened to resign--a move that could collapse the government--because the chancellor wouldn’t refuse entry to migrants who have asylum claims pending in other EU countries.
In the sequel to the novel on which the upcoming film ‘Annihilation’ is based, characters, played by Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh, are of Asian and Native American descent. Both actresses have said they didn’t know until recently about the controversy that their characters were whitewashed.