These Muslim Sisters Are Fighting Islamophobia With Jiu-Jitsu

Sisters Nancy and Yara Helmy moved to the U.S. from Egypt as young girls in 2000. Within a year, the Sept. 11 attacks took place and forever changed their lives. In a new video produced by The Scene, the Helmy sisters described the effect Sept. 11 had on them as young Muslims navigating an increasingly […]

These Skiers Are On Course To Become Afghanistan’s First Ever Winter Olympians

LONDON, March 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Sajjad Husaini and Sayed Ali Shah Farhang from Afghanistan’s persecuted Hazara minority make unlikely ski champions. But the pair, now training in the Swiss Alps, are hoping to become war-torn Afghanistan’s first winter Olympians. Husaini, 25, and Farhang, 26, are from the mountainous Afghan province of Bamiyan, famed […]

If You Have One Of These Toys In Your House, You May Want To Stop Using It

Sloppy data security practices at a toy company that sells a line of internet-connected stuffed animals has exposed the personal information of more than 800,000 customers, and some 2 million voice recordings ― many of them from children. The toy animals, manufactured by CloudPets, have the ability to store and replay voice messages sent to them […]

These Jams From The Slam Dunk Contest Are Even Sicker In 360

They jumped, twirled and jammed Saturday until Glenn Robinson III of the Indiana Pacers emerged as the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest winner in New Orleans. Robinson sealed the victory over Derrick Jones Jr. of the Phoenix Suns in the final round by leaping over teammate Paul George, the Pacers’ mascot and a cheerleader for a […]