Australia rugby team same-sex marriage spat

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright EPA Image caption Australian rugby union player Israel Folau expressed his views on Twitter on Wednesday morning Members of the Australian national rugby union team have disagreed on Twitter over same-sex marriage as the country prepares to vote on the issue. The spat came after 28-year-old player Israel Folau posted on Wednesday that [...]

The first men to walk the Great Wall of China

Warren Fyfe

Yaohui Dong and two friends finished an epic trek along the Great Wall of China in September 1985. Through snow storms and arid deserts, they relied on local villagers for food and water as they documented every step of the wall, parts of which hadn’t been walked on for years. Their journey inspired a protection [...]

Hurricane Irma: Not everybody falls for fake news

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Facebook Image caption A Facebook Live claiming to show a double tornado approaching Florida was actually footage from at least 2007. Fake news has come hand-in-hand with Hurricane Irma – yesterday even the White House fell for it. Incorrect scientific information, fake Facebook lives, and old footage claiming to show Hurricane Irma have [...]

Pro-Russia Twitter bots have a new strategy

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Getty Images Co-ordinated groups of Twitter bots pushing pro-Russian propaganda have developed an odd but occasionally effective strategy – retweeting messages that the bot-makers disagree with and flooding their enemies with followers. Brian Krebs is an investigative journalist with a big social media following. But even he was surprised when one of his [...]

I wish I’d told my son he could start again after dropping out

Warren Fyfe

When Zoe’s son left home and went to university his behaviour changed – he became uncommunicative and dropped out after his first year. Here Zoe talks about what happened and the conversation she wishes she’d had with him. He was a very carefree, happy-go-lucky child, easy-going, a little bit mischievous, but nothing out of the [...]

Russian couple find road built through their home

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright REN TV Image caption One of the owners of the part-demolished house surveys the damage from the new road The owners of a house in Russia have returned home from work in a nearby city to find their house partially bulldozed and a new road running through where it had once stood. Pictures [...]

How do you do your make-up after an acid attack?

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Resham Khan Image caption Resham Khan survived an acid attack in July 2017 and has blogged about the reality of her make-up and beauty routine Should I use primer as well as foundation? Will mascara do, or is it a false eyelash day? Many of us ask ourselves these questions every day, bleary-eyed [...]

My brother’s killer is now my friend

Warren Fyfe

Denise Taylor had just graduated from college when her brother Bo was murdered. For years she struggled to come to terms with the loss. Then she spent more than a decade trying to get her brother’s killer out of prison. TAP HERE TO READ MORE Image subject to copyright Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-41178403

Takeshi’s Castle star uses video to promote tax scheme

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Soo City Image caption Hideo Higashikokubaru (centre) starred in the cult TV show Takeshi’s Castle An actor-turned-politician is promoting tax payments in a Japanese region through the medium of a bizarre video starring an “alien sausage” mascot. Former comedian Hideo Higashikokubaru (also known as Sonomanma Higashi) appears in a promotional video for a [...]