Aug 19, 2015

Women to get to try out for Navy SEALs: report

The U.S. Navy plans to open its famed SEAL fighting units to women, provided they can pass the notoriously difficult training course, Defense News reported Tuesday. The move comes as the military announced that two American women will on Friday become the first female ...

Aug 18, 2015

First two women soldiers pass elite U.S. Army Ranger course

Two women have made military history after becoming the first female soldiers to pass the U.S. Army’s grueling Ranger Course, the Army said on Monday. The two, along with 94 men, passed the 62-day leadership course, which teaches students “how to overcome fatigue, hunger, ...

Aug 11, 2015

Woman drowns in Dubai after father blocks rescue to save 'honor'

A young woman drowned after her father allegedly prevented Dubai lifeguards from coming to her rescue because that would “dishonor” her, Emirati news media reported Monday. Emirates 24/7 reported that Dubai police arrested the unnamed man. When two lifeguards tried to help the drowning ...

Aug 9, 2015

First woman completes swim across San Francisco Bay

A New Zealand native became the first woman to swim the 30-mile (50-kilometer) stretch from the Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday and conquer one of the world’s most dangerous crossings. Kim Chambers, 38, dove in the cold water late Friday ...