Malala, North Korea, and Ebola: Updates!
Malala: Youngest Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
Two years ago, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by a member of the Taliban. Since then, she has gained fame as a prominent advocate for female education. The Pakistani 17-year-old also wrote a book titled I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. Yousafzai has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for her activism, becoming the youngest person to ever receive the honor. (Source)
Sick: North Korea Admits Kim Jong-Un's Ill Health
The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un, is currently believed to be in poor health. Kim Jong-Un has recently gained significant amounts of weight and is known to be a heavy smoker. Some believe that he is suffering from diabetes or ankle strains, due to his limp in recent public appearances. Kim Jong-Un has not made a public appearance since September 3rd. Additionally, he did not attend the recent memorial for his Grandfather. Some speculate that his sister, Kim Yo-Jong, may currently be in charge of the North Korean government. (Source)
Ebola Update: In the U.S.
There have been seven people in the Continental United States with diagnosed cases of Ebola. One has died, three have been treated, and three are currently being treated. Thomas Eric Duncan died from Ebola in the US. He travelled from Liberia to the United States where he sought care. He received care in Dallas Presbyterian Hospital for Ebola up until his death. The nurse who cared for Duncan was recently tested positive for Ebola. This is disconcerting because the infected nurse had only cared for Duncan while wearing proper protective clothing. But what is Ebola? Get more facts.