New British Prime Minister Theresa May announced six members of her Cabinet Wednesday.

Amid a sweeping crackdown on dissent in Egypt, security forces have forcibly disappeared hundreds of people since the beginning of 2015, according to a new report from Amnesty International.

It's an "unprecedented spike," the group says, with an average of three or four people disappeared every day.

The Republican Party, as it prepares for its convention next week has checked off item No. 1 on its housekeeping list — drafting a party platform. The document reflects the conservative views of its authors, many of whom are party activists. So don't look for any concessions to changing views among the broader public on key social issues.

Many public figures who took to Twitter and Facebook following the murder of five police officers in Dallas have faced public blowback and, in some cases, found their employers less than forgiving about inflammatory and sometimes hateful online comments.

As Venezuela unravels — with shortages of food and medicine, as well as runaway inflation — President Nicolas Maduro is increasingly unpopular. But he's still holding onto power.

"The truth in Venezuela is there is real hunger. We are hungry," says a man who has invited me into his house in the northwestern city of Maracaibo, but doesn't want his name used for fear of reprisals by the government.

The wiry man paces angrily as he speaks. It wasn't always this way, he says, showing how loose his pants are now.

Ask a typical teenage girl about the latest slang and girl crushes and you might get answers like "spilling the tea" and Taylor Swift. But at the Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., the answers were "intersectional feminism" — the idea that there's no one-size-fits-all definition of feminism — and U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres.

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Amateur Ko Wins LPGA Event Again; Says Goodbye To $300K Again

Aug 26, 2013

Lydia Ko, the New Zealand golfer who last year became the youngest person ever to win an LPGA event, has played her way into the record books again. By successfully defending her title at the Canadian Women's Open this past weekend, Ko, who's now 16, is the only amateur to win two LPGA events.

But as The Two-Way reported last year, because of Ko's amateur status, she's unable to receive the winner's prize of $300,000. So, as happened in 2012, the money goes to the runner-up.

By firing a 6-under 64 in her final round Sunday, Ko matched the course record at Edmonton's Royal Mayfair Golf Club and erased the one-stroke lead that Sweden's Caroline Hedwall held after the third round. Ko finished the tournament 15 strokes under par — five ahead of the second-place finisher, Karine Icher of France.

Ko's consistently strong results are leading many to wonder when she'll turn pro — and stop watching those winners' paychecks going to other players. Ko is currently No. 1 in the world amateur rankings, by a wide margin.

"I've got some people above me like my mom and dad, they're the boss. They're going to help me to make the right decision and to turn pro at what time," Ko tells Golf Canada. "I think as I'm only 16 still, it's quite hard to make huge decisions. When I turn pro it's like a job. Money is all about it and everything like that, every shot counts."

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