News

Christchurch shootings: Mosque attacks mapped

Image copyright EPA, Getty Images, Reuters Forty-nine people have been killed and 48 wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in the deadliest attack in the country’s history. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called it one of New Zealand’s “darkest days”. Here’s what we know so far about how the attacks unfolded. The first shooting took …

Read More »

Kumbh Mela: Finding your soulmate in the world’s biggest crowd

Manorama Mishra (72) and Girija Devi (68) are from two villages in northern India. Both lead lonely lives – Girija can go days without talking to anyone while Manorama’s life is an endless wait for a visit from one of her children. Their lives take a happy turn, even if only for a month, when they arrive at the Kumbh …

Read More »

Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman sued for $500bn in college cheating scam

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Loughlin, who was fired from Hallmark, is named in the lawsuit A US mother has filed a $500bn (£375bn) lawsuit against the people charged in a university admissions scandal, claiming her son was unfairly denied placement. Jennifer Kay Toy cited the “despicable actions” of the alleged conspirators as the reason her child was …

Read More »

Christchurch shootings: Sajid Javid warns tech giants over footage

Image copyright PA Social media companies have been told to “clean up their platforms” or be prepared to face the “force of the law” by Home Secretary Sajid Javid. The warning comes after a gunman who killed 49 people at two mosques in New Zealand filmed the attack and live-streamed it directly to Facebook. Writing in the Daily Express, Mr …

Read More »

Celebrity parents and the bizarre ‘cheating’ scandal

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Actors Felicity Huffman and William H Macy at the Golden Globe Awards in January A network of affluent parents were this week accused of using audacious practices to secure their children places at elite US universities. What exactly is alleged? “What we do is we help the wealthiest families in America get their kids into …

Read More »

‘Making history’ as female rappers

The Queens of Art tour, which travels across eight UK cities and towns, claims to be the first UK tour to feature a female line-up of rappers, musicians and DJs for every date. So what is it like to be a woman working on the scene today? And what goes into putting on a tour? Video journalist Aisha Doherty Source …

Read More »

The gang killers who are YouTube celebrities

Image copyright YTBYTN/YouTube Image caption From left to right: Aristote Yenge, Kyreis Davies and Isaac Calver have been found guilty of murder Those who kill sometimes achieve a certain level of infamy. But in the case of three young musicians who have been convicted of a gangland murder, their fame preceded their crimes. How did Aristote Yenge, Kyreis Davies and …

Read More »

Man stabbed to death in Fulham fight

Image copyright Google Image caption Police were called to the scene by ambulance crews A man has been stabbed to death in a fight in south-west London. Members of the public tried to save the 29-year-old victim before police and paramedics arrived but he died at the scene in Fulham. Police were called to junction of Munster Road and Gowan …

Read More »

ASMR: ‘It helps people, it’s not sexual’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLauren’s attempts to create brain tingles has attracted 125,000 subscribers In Lauren’s most popular ASMR video she “role-plays” a hairdresser, inviting the viewer to relax as she pretends to trim their beard. “If you are a girl, it is ok to imagine you have a big beard,” she says. Why would a …

Read More »