Church of England has appointed its first ever female Bishop on 17 December, 2014. Her name is Libby Lane, a Parish priest from Crewe who will become the new Bishop of Stockport. The appointment brings to an end twenty-two years of resistance to the promotion of female priests.
Reacting to recent spate of attacks against the minority Black community in the US, columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote an almost emotive article, in New York Times on 10 December, 2014, titled, "What if Whites were the minority?"
In an opinion piece published in Washington Post, Fareed Zakaria writes about the reasons as to why the militants and Islamists still hate the US, 13 years after the September 11 attacks. He makes the following points: