Google ‘drops everything’ to fix burger emoji

Warren Fyfe

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has tasked employees returning to work on Monday morning with one key objective: fix the burger emoji. The tech giant’s big cheese (sorry) stepped in after a tweet from author Thomas Baekdal highlighted inconsistencies in different tech companies’ burger construction. Amid the cheesy puns (sorrier) and breathless bewilderment, it was the [...]

Me too: I was sexually harassed at 11

Warren Fyfe

Following the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, women have been sharing their stories of sexual harassment online using the hashtag #metoo. Here, Shaimaa Khalil writes about her first experience of harassment as a child growing up in Egypt. There’s one particular day – soon after I turned 11 – that I can’t forget. I was at [...]

Online protests as Iranian Zoroastrian councillor suspended

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright IRNA Image caption Iran’s election watchdog said Sepanta Niknam did not have the right to represent a majority-Muslim city The suspension of Sepanta Niknam, an Iranian Zoroastrian councillor suspended on religious grounds, has polarised opinion among senior officials of the Islamic Republic and led to a campaign on social media calling for him [...]

7 days quiz: Who’s moved in with New Zealand’s prime minister?

Warren Fyfe

It’s the weekly news quiz – have you been paying attention to what’s been going on in the world over the past seven days? If you missed last week’s quiz, try it here Picture credits: Getty Images, PA, Reuters Join the conversation – find us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-41765712

Chris Packham: Why I wouldn’t change my Asperger’s

Warren Fyfe

Chris Packham was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome when he was in his 40s. The television presenter reveals how the condition helps him to see the world in a different way and why he wouldn’t want to change it. Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me was made for BBC Two. Viewers in the UK can watch the [...]

Resignation syndrome: Sweden’s mystery illness

Warren Fyfe

For nearly two decades Sweden has been battling a mysterious illness. Called Resignation Syndrome, it affects only the children of asylum-seekers, who withdraw completely, ceasing to walk or talk, or open their eyes. Eventually they recover. But why does this only seem to occur in Sweden? When her father picks her up from her wheelchair, [...]

The cat killer stalking suburbia

Warren Fyfe

Image caption Scooter For the past two years, a serial killer has been attacking pet cats in Britain, leaving behind him a trail of fear and mistrust. This story contains details some readers may find distressing Exactly what happened to Chantelle’s black-and-white cat, Scooter, is a mystery. The last time she saw her, they were [...]

The Jewish forgers who outwitted the Nazis

Warren Fyfe

David Gur was part of a Jewish Hungarian underground group trying to help save fellow Jews from deportation to the Nazi death camps. He helped produce tens of thousands of forged documents, which allowed Jews to hide their true identities. Now 91 years old, David tells Witness about his wartime exploits and his part in [...]