False claim that Labour membership surged by 150,000

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Christopher Furlong Reports that 150,000 people have joined the Labour Party since the general election are not recognised by Jeremy Corbyn’s office. A collection of popular tweets have suggested that Labour’s membership has bulged by 150,000 since the election. It seems as though this alleged membership surge was first tweeted by Aaron Bastani, [...]

Sandy Hook rage over Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones interview

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Getty Images/BBC Image caption Some are calling on NBC to pull Megyn Kelly’s interview with Alex Jones, due to air on 18 June An interview by NBC’s anchor Megyn Kelly with InfoWars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has angered families of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting. Finance giant JPMorgan Chase has pulled [...]

The country where tampons may cause a security alert

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Getty Images A woman travelling through Cairo airport may find her sanitary products confuse and alarm security staff, writes the BBC’s Claire Read. Cairo airport’s security screening starts at the door to the terminal buildings. Only passengers are allowed in. Even before check-in, they have to put their belongings through the large scanners, [...]