Suited and booted: Mods today

Warren Fyfe

London-based photographer Owen Harvey has been documenting the style and community of the contemporary Mod scene since 2012. TAP HERE TO FIND OUT MORE Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40660275

Watching Russia’s Syrian build-up from central Istanbul

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Russian corvette Mirazh passes through Istanbul en route for Syria The ship spotters of Istanbul have become a key resource for diplomats and intelligence experts, alerting the world to the scale of Russia’s campaign in Syria. It’s almost midnight. I’ve just got to sleep at the end of a [...]

The female psychologist running Risley men’s prison

Warren Fyfe

Running a men’s prison is a tough job, and if you don’t look like a stereotypical prison governor, part of your job is challenging people’s expectations. So how does Pia Sinha do it, asks the BBC’s Siobhann Tighe. “What are youse doing here? What youse doing here?” Over the din of HMP Risley, a prisoner [...]

India’s PM would like books instead of bouquets

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption ‘A book… becomes part of the family,” Mr Modi has said. Politicians may be used to bouquets and brickbats, but India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is urging his state governments to lose the flowers presented to him when he visits. The Ministry of Home Affairs this week told states [...]

Lebanon detains men behind assault on Syrian refugee

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Facebook Image caption A video showing several Lebanese men attacking a Syrian refugee has sparked criticism Lebanese security forces have detained a group of men who physically and verbally assaulted a Syrian refugee. A video showing the attack – widely shared on WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter – prompted a social media outcry. During [...]

Torrential rain leaves Istanbul awash

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Melih Dogan Image caption Commuters can only stand and film the water rushing along the metro tracks Commuters in Istanbul faced quite a major challenge getting to work after torrential rainfall caused major flooding in the city and turning roads into rivers. Videos, photographs and reaction to the watery transformation were shared more [...]

7 days quiz: Which Muppet has a new voice?

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, EPA, Reuters, Universal Republic Records. Join the conversation – find us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Article [...]

Two days in an underwater cave running out of oxygen

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Toni Cirer Three months ago, Xisco Gràcia experienced what he describes as every diver’s worst nightmare – he found himself in an underwater cave, relying on an air pocket for survival. As hours turned into days he realised he might not be found in time. On Saturday 15 April, Xisco Gràcia slipped into [...]

Polygamy crackdown leads to fierce debate

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright YouTube/TrustTV Image caption Dilbahor Yoqubova, an official in Uzbekistan’s justice ministry, accused “illiterate mullahs” of sanctioning polygamous marriages A crackdown on polygamy has led to an intense online debate in a former Soviet republic. The most recent controversy in Uzbekistan kicked off after Dilbahor Yoqubova, an official in Uzbekistan’s justice ministry, accused “illiterate [...]