Lele Tao: The ‘online goddess’ who earns $450k a year

Warren Fyfe

Meet 24-year-old Lele Tao, who chats and sings to her 1 million fans, mostly young men. China’s internet showgirls: watch more episodes Part 2. How much of a cut should her manager get? Part 3. Internet showgirls: A tale of unrequited love A film for BBC Trending by Natalia Zuo You can follow BBC Trending [...]

Does the world need polymaths?

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Getty Images Two hundred years ago, it was still possible for one person to be a leader in several different fields of inquiry. Today that is no longer the case. So is there a role in today’s world for the polymath – someone who knows a lot about a lot of things? “The [...]

The city that just can’t stop growing

Warren Fyfe

Thirty years from now the population of Nigeria will have doubled. How can Lagos – Africa’s largest city – cope with its spiralling numbers? TAP HERE TO FIND OUT Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40974141

Canadian cop’s lack of French cancels speeding ticket

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Image copyright AFP Image caption A straightforward traffic stop resulted in a legal row over Canadian language rights A Canadian driver has been told that a speeding ticket against him has been cancelled because the police officer involved only addressed him in English. Lawyer Antoine Hacault, whose first language is French, was due to face [...]

Darkened skylines and ribbons: Solidarity for Barcelona

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Image copyright AFP Image caption New York’s World Trade Center’s spire was lit red and yellow – the colours of Spain’s flag What happened in Barcelona on Thursday has shocked the world and as some have been pointing out, attacks like these are becoming increasingly common. Gruesome images are being shared over and over on [...]

‘Upskirting’: It happened to me

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Image copyright Getty Images When a man took an upskirt photograph of Gina Martin at a music festival last month, she went straight to the police. But she was amazed to discover that there is no specific law against “upskirting” in most of the UK – only in Scotland. After the police closed her case, [...]

Belarus minister wants ex-prisoners to work on farms

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Image copyright Interior Ministry of the Republic of Belarus Image caption Minister Shunievich wants ex-cons to work the land The interior minister of Belarus has caused a stir by suggesting that convicts could be sent to work the land on their release from prison. Ihar Shunievich told Belarusian state TV that his ministry is working [...]

Russia’s Telegram CEO sets #PutinShirtlessChallenge

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Image copyright Pavel Durov / Instagram Image caption Telegram CEO Pavel Durov has set the bar high The release of Russian President Putin’s topless holiday snaps have inspired the CEO of messaging app Telegram, Pavel Durov, to set a shirtless challenge on social media. Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Putin’s photos are from an [...]

Afghan female singer’s video draws threats and praise

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Image copyright Aryana Sayeed/Facebook Image caption “Be a girl with a mind, a woman with attitude and a lady with class,” Aryana Sayeed on Facebook Afghan singer, songwriter and TV personality Aryana Sayeed will perform at a concert celebrating Afghan Independence Day on 19 August, but not everyone is happy. As a traditionally conservative society, [...]

No tip for US waitress with LGBT tattoo

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Image copyright Joelle Nicole Maish Image caption ‘Can’t tip someone who doesn’t love Jesus’ Waiting staff in the US rely heavily on their tips to make up for their low wages, but one server in Rockford, Illinois, was surprised to find the reason for the lack of a gratuity written on a receipt. “Can’t tip [...]