Why are Iranians joking about onion prices?

Warren Fyfe

A sharp increase in the price of onions has caused consternation amongst social media users in Iran. According to BBC Monitoring, onions used to cost between 1,000 and 1,500 tomans (30p; 39 cents). Now they are selling for around 4,400 tomans. According to the Islamic Republic News Agency, Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati said “the black [...]

The call centre for ex-gangsters

Warren Fyfe

How do criminals who have been deported from the United States restart their lives? Tattooed ex gang member Chris Ramirez was born in Mexico but felt completely lost when he was deported back. This is how he turned his life around – in one of the most unexpected places. Filmed and edited by Paul I [...]

A country divided: How it affected me

Warren Fyfe

It is 70 years since British colonial India was partitioned into two new nations – India and Pakistan. Here, a dozen people who now live in the UK reflect on their experiences of how a country was divided. TAP HERE TO READ THEIR PERSONAL STORIES Image subject to copyright Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40730712