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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Tourist Dies Of Shark Attack In Hawaii, Part Of Alarming Rise

Aug 22, 2013
Originally published on August 22, 2013 1:22 pm

A German tourist in Hawaii who was attacked by a shark last week has died of her injuries, according to hospital officials in Maui. Jana Lutteropp, 20, lost her arm in the attack during a snorkeling trip last Wednesday. She is the first person to die from a shark attack in Hawaii in more than nine years.

After Lutteropp was attacked less than 100 yards from the coast at Palauea Beach, she was helped by Rick Moore, a California high school teacher who plunged into the surf to swim her back to shore.

"I can only imagine what she was going through," Moore told the AP. "I was inspired by her."

Lutteropp had been on life support since the attack. Her mother, Jutta Lutteropp, and sister, Julia Broeske, released a statement after her death Wednesday. From Hawaii News Now:

"Jana fought hard to stay alive. However, we are sad to say that she lost her fight today.

"Jana was a very beautiful, strong, young woman who was always laughing, and we will forever remember her that way.

"We appreciate all the support from the Maui community, as well as the prayers and thoughts from around the world and in Germany.

"We especially want to thank the wonderful caregivers and everyone at Maui Memorial Medical Center."

According to My, Lutteropp was on vacation in Hawaii after working as a nanny in Issaquah, Wash. She had planned to return home to Germany in September.

As Maui Now reports, the attack on Lutteropp is part of a recent spike in shark encounters in the area:

"The incident comes on the heels of a separate incident in which a shark bit an unmanned board about a quarter mile offshore of Kanahā Point near Kanahā Beach in Central Maui on Tuesday, Aug. 13. No one was injured in that incident.

"And prior to that, a shark attack was reported on Wednesday July 31, in the Ulua Beach area of South Maui. During that incident, a California woman was treated and released from the hospital after suffering bite marks to her face and torso."

Over the weekend, a teenage surfer was also attacked, suffering injuries to both legs on Hawaii's Big Island. He is in stable condition, according to reports.

Responding to what they call "an unprecedented spike" in shark attacks, officials in Honolulu said Tuesday that they will launch a two-year research effort to study shark movements in the area. The state reports eight shark attacks so far in 2013, far above the average of three to four incidents a year.

A look at the International Shark Attack File, maintained by the Florida Museum of Natural History, shows that shark attacks in Hawaii rose abruptly last year, to 10 from just three in 2011.

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