‘Woman, man, gay’ – 15-year

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Twitter Image caption ‘Woman, man, gay’ Gender markings on lavatories are a huge talking point, so it is no surprise an apparently old ‘gay’ sign for the toilets at an Italian BB has caused controversy. Le Camporelle di Cavallino, a farmhouse in Lecce, southern Italy, has been criticised for signage which separates users [...]

Saudi Arabia’s missing princes

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Hugh Miles Image caption Prince Sultan bin Turki, pictured centre In the last two years, three Saudi princes living in Europe have disappeared. All were critical of the Saudi government Рand there is evidence that all were abducted and flown back to Saudi Arabia… where nothing further has been heard from them. [...]

Russian TV presenter’s on-air proposal

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Zvezda News As marriage proposals go, you don’t get to see many on live TV, especially when the proposal is being done by the presenter himself and on a channel where romantic stories are highly unlikely. But on Friday, a Russian TV host decided, due to there not being much news to report, [...]

7 days quiz: Who was snapped with a cigarette?

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; BBC; AFP Join the conversation – find us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40889050

Me and my scar: It took me 45 years to love my body

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Ena Miller Sylvia Mac has spent most of her life trying to conceal the extensive scars which cover her body – the legacy of a childhood accident. Here she explains why, at the age of 48, she decided it was time to stop hiding and come out into the open. There’s not actually [...]

The palace in India where time stood still

Warren Fyfe

After independence India was split into two states – one majority-Muslim, the other majority-Hindu. The repercussions of that split are still being felt 70 years later. Mohammad Amir Mohammad Khan, the Raja of Mahmudabad, tells Witness how Partition affected his family and his home. Witness: The stories of our times told by the people who [...]

Invasion of the jellyfish: Is it time to get frying?

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The edible mauve stinger, Pelagia noctiluca, is found in all the world’s warm and temperate oceans Jellyfish numbers have been increasing rapidly in the Mediterranean and one species that has long been a hazard for bathers there – the mauve stinger – is increasingly being seen around the British [...]

Upskirting

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Gina Martin When a man took an upskirt photograph of Gina Martin at a music festival she went straight to the police. And when they closed her case, she began a petition to get it reopened, as she explains here. On 8 July 2017, I was standing in the crowd at the British [...]

Cam-girls: Inside the Romanian sexcam industry

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Lorenzo Maccotta Interactive webcamming is the fastest-growing sector of the global pornography business. In Romania, thousands of women work as “cam-girls” from studios and from home. It is a 24/7 market, the majority of clients logging in from North America and Western Europe. In the heart of Bucharest on the pavement outside a [...]