Somalis have marked 55 years of self-rule. This, while the East African nation is facing a great number of challenges including terrorism and a massive refugee crisis. As Abdulaziz Billow reports, Somali leaders are, however, optimistic that the country is on the right path to recovery.
New sports uniforms level the playing field for Muslim girls
Girls in stylish athletic wear walk the runway as the sounds of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry blare from speakers. The crowd claps and cheers as the young models strike poses with basketballs, lacrosse sticks and boxing gloves. Finally, the big reveal: the Lady Warriors community traveling basketball team takes the stage in their cardinal red uniforms.
Norway House gives Minnesota's Norwegians a base of operations, and a modern link to the homeland
At first glance, the gallery appears full of staid bunads, the traditional Norwegian costume that exudes all things lefse. But no, these are made with damask, gilt lace and hand-painted stenciling — more Versace than Velkommen.
UK government tries to move Libya rendition claims behind closed doors
Government lawyers have asked a high court judge to allow secret evidence to be presented behind closed doors in the case of five out of 12 people who allege they were kidnapped, tortured, subject to control orders or tricked into travelling to Libya where they were detained and mistreated.