Moscow’s angry UN envoy, and a pricey Szechuan sauce

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Twitter/@KermlinRussia Image caption An image on Russian social media depicting Mr Safronkov as lowly, captioned: “Hey you, look at me when I’m talking!” Russians online are lambasting their envoy to the UN after he delivered harsh words to his UK counterpart, Chinese users ridicule the price tag of a limited edition 1998 McDonald’s [...]

Easter pop star ‘Egg Sheeran’ a hit

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright @curryc39 Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran appears to have some competition on his hands, by none other than his alter egg-o “Egg Sheeran”. The chart-topper has become a favourite in both school and workplace Easter-egg decorating competitions. And people are sharing their creative takes on social media, some of whom were lucky enough to win [...]

The joy of a Christian-Muslim wedding among Egypt’s Nubians

Warren Fyfe

The attacks this week on Coptic churches in northern Egypt underline the dangers faced by the country’s Christian minority. But among the Nubians – an ancient nation that lives along the upper reaches of the Nile – Muslims and Christians mostly live in harmony. Nicola Kelly attended a Muslim-Christian wedding, celebrated discreetly after nightfall, in [...]