On May 9, 2016, the Philippines elected Geraldine Roman to the House of Representatives, making her the first openly trans woman in Congress.
The upcoming movie, Queen of Katwe, is based on the real-life story of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi.
Fly Blue Crane, the first airline founded by a black woman, is expanding to international flights with its service from Cape Town, South Africa, to Windhoek, Namibia.
Two Palestinian teenagers created a cane for the visually impaired that has sensors to detect obstacles and warn the user.
Anaya Ellick, who was born without hands and does not use prostheses, recently won the Nicholas Maxim Special Award for Excellence in Manuscript Penmanship.
To save an oncoming passenger train, this 15-year-old girl climbed across a collapsing bridge, with nothing but flashes of lightning to keep her from falling to her death in the flooding river below — a river that had already killed her father.