While the young activist was a favorite, the 2019 award went to Abiy Ahmed, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia.
There were 223 people and 78 organizations, totaling 301 candidates, that were considered for the award this year.
The Ugandan bill—colloquially known as "Kill the Gays"—was nullified in 2014 on a technicality but the government said it plans to resurrect the bill within a few weeks.
Newsweek spoke to political scientists, authors, commentators and climate scientists to find out.
Shortly after North Korea launched its latest submarine-launched ballistic missile test, the U.S. tested an even farther-flying weapon, something Pyongyang views as a "provocation."
"The only way this actually ends is when we protect ourselves against those who would threaten us," Jack Keane said.
"Has Barack Obama been caught red handed laundering money into his campaign from illegal online foreign donations?" Trump tweeted on October 10, 2012.
Close to 800,000 people die by suicide each year in the United States.
"I don't understand how a president that claims he's the toughest President ever would do such a weak move like this," Representative Adam Kinzinger said.
Raoni Metuktire has been an outspoken activist against Brazilian leaders who have been dismissive of the destruction plaguing the Amazon.
Eimi Haga, a first year student at Mie University in Japan, had been tasked with writing about a visit to the Ninja Museum of Igaryu for her ninja history class.
Prince Andrew has been dogged for months by negative headlines over his well-publicized friendship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
The U.S. is becoming increasingly unhappy, according to the latest edition of the annual World Happiness Report.
Western European cities dominate Mercer's annual Quality of Living survey. The top U.S. city comes in at 34th.
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The protester has been identified as Irish paralympian James Brown, who is registered as visually impaired and won the bronze medal for cycling in the 2012 Olympics.
Japanese idol Ena Matsuoka was attacked outside her home by a crazed fan. After he was arrested, the stalker explained the complex way he'd located her by zooming in on a photo and finding the reflection of a sign.
"This is heart-rending for anybody who has shed blood, who has deployed forward," former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis said.
The International Rescue Committee has also warned that as many as 300,000 people could be displaced by Turkey's military offensive.
Footage captured by another passenger on the Aer Lingus flight showed the protester repeatedly apologizing to disgruntled passengers as he lectured them on climate change.
Residents around the Lake Toba area in Indonesia are resisting Muslim tourism with a pig festival.
Queensland government may enact stricter search and seizure laws against Extinction Rebellion protesters.
China "supports the Pakistani side" and says "the rights and wrongs are clear" in Kashmir, but there's an even wider game of geopolitical competition playing out in Asia.
The U.S. appears to have set itself and its Kurdish allies up for disaster by neglecting to help them negotiate a diplomatic solution with Turkey as well as the Syrian government.
The president "recognized that sending American troops to Syria is not in the best national security interest of the United States," Andrew Napolitano said.