Joss Stone performs in North Korea on world tour

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Joss Stone is trying to perform in every country in the world, and was pictured here singing in Havana in January British singer Joss Stone has performed at a bar in North Korea, as part of her effort to play in every country in the world. The artist from Devon was pictured singing in a bar in the capital Pyongyang, and going to

Climate change: World heading for warmest decade, says Met Office

[ad_1] Image copyright NASA Image caption A Nasa graphic showing the global temperature anomalies between 2014 and 2018 - higher than the long term trend is shown in red The world is in the middle of what is likely to be the warmest 10 years since records began in 1850, says the Met Office.It's forecasting that temperatures for each of the next five years are likely to be at or

We could wreck natural world, David Attenborough tells Prince William

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSir David told Prince William it was "difficult to overstate" the threat of climate changeSir David Attenborough has told Prince William that people have never been more "out of touch" with the natural world than they are today.In an interview with the prince at the World Economic Forum, the naturalist warned: "We can wreck it with ease, we can wreck it

YouTube influencers: Inside the weird world of social media burnout

[ad_1] What’s it like to have millions of fans when you’re 10? What’s it like to have thousands of people insult or adore you? Welcome to the strange world of social media superstars.Stephanie Hegarty meets the young people whose lives are built around likes, but are increasingly suffering from mental health problems and burn out. If you've been affected by any of the issues in this video, you can find
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Uganda’s president says Miss World Africa should flaunt natural hair

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Uganda's Quiin Abenakyo says she wears her natural hair as often as wigs Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has criticised the newly crowned Miss World Africa for "wearing Indian hair".Tweeting a photo with fellow Ugandan Quinn Abenakyo shortly after her pageant win, he said "we must show African beauty in its natural form".Asked what Mr Museveni meant by "Indian hair", his spokesman Don Wanyama told
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Mean Girls and Dreamgirls: The world of Sonia Friedman

[ad_1] Throw a stone in the West End and you'll probably hit a Sonia Friedman production.With Dreamgirls, The Book of Mormon and Harry Potter and The Cursed Child among her current credits (and that really is naming just a few), the producer has a CV that speaks for itself.The 53-year-old has been described as the most powerful person in theatre by The Stage and named as one of Time's 100

K-pop’s EXP Edition: The world’s most controversial ‘Korean’ band

[ad_1] Image copyright Immabb Do you need to be Korean to be a K-pop artist? That's the question Bora Kim wanted to answer when she created EXP Edition.What started as an academic assignment soon developed into the world's first non-Korean K-pop band. They've faced criticism, accusations of cultural appropriation and even death threats, but three years on, the band is still going strong.How have they done it? And... why?Making a

World’s strangest sharks and rays ‘on brink of extinction’

[ad_1] Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption The biggest threat to angel sharks is commercial fishing Some of the world's most unusual sharks and rays are on the brink of extinction because of threats such as commercial fishing, scientists have said. A shark that uses its tail to stun prey and a ray half the length of a bus are on the list of 50 species.The scientists say sharks have a
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Why the world is becoming more allergic to food

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Around the world, children are far more likely than ever before to develop food allergies. Recent inquiries into the deaths of two British teenagers after eating sesame and peanut highlighted the sometimes tragic consequences. In August, a six-year-old girl in Western Australia died as the result of a dairy allergy.The rise in allergies in recent decades has been particularly noticeable in the West. Food allergy