World landmarks light up for Manchester

  • 24 May 2017
A man stands in front of a fountain illuminated with the colours of the United Kingdom flag on May 23, 2017, in Zagreb, Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption A fountain lit with the colours of the union jack in Zagreb

Iconic landmarks around the world have been illuminated in the colours of the union jack to show solidarity following the Manchester attack.

Twenty-two people were killed and 64 injured when a suicide bomber attacked concertgoers at Manchester Arena on Tuesday night.

Images of major landmarks from around the world lit up in red, white and blue were shared on social media to pay tribute to the victims of the attack.

Geneva's Jet d'Eau fountain was among several landmarks to change colour.

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Image caption A large fountain in Geneva, the Jet d'Eau, was lit in the colours of the union jack

The world's tallest tower - Burj Khalifa - also stood out in among the Dubai skyline in the union jack colours. Many of Dubai's residents are foreign expats, including British nationals.

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'Stay strong our kid': Manchester reacts to attack

  • 23 May 2017
Bee image: "Stay strong our kid" Image copyright Instagram/dickvincent

In response to the suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, Mancunians and people around the world joined in an online show of unity.

Hashtags including "Pray for Manchester", "Stand Together" and "We Stand Together" were used millions of times and climbed up Twitter's list of top UK trends. "Pray for Manchester" alone was tweeted more than 1.8 million times by Tuesday afternoon.

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#MissinginManchester: The fake images circulating online

  • 23 May 2017
pic of Jayden Parkinson Image copyright Samantha Shrewsbury
Image caption Jayden Parkinson was murdered in 2013 but her photo has been widely shared as one of the missing people from the Manchester attack

Many parents, siblings and friends have launched genuine social media appeals using the hashtag #MissingInManchester to try to find their missing loved ones after the Manchester attack.

But some images circulating online have been identified as fakes.

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The Buddhist DJ priest, bringing techno to the temple

  • 22 May 2017
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Media captionVideo of Japanese Buddhist DJ Gyosen Asakura's techno service went viral on social media.

In a small temple in Japan, DJ-turned-priest Gyosen Asakura is using his DJ skills to invoke the Buddhist "pure land" with high-tech light and electronic music, hoping to attract young people to the religion.

Video journalist: Natalia Zuo; translation by Patricia Liu

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'Fire burn and cauldron bubble': Trump and the glowing orb

  • 22 May 2017
US President Donald J. Trump (R), US First Lady Melania Trump (R-2), King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia (C) and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) opening the World Center for Countering Extremist Thought in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Image copyright European Photopress Agency
Image caption The sight of President Trump and his Saudi and Egyptian counterparts around a glowing orb has sparked online jokes

An image of US President Donald Trump with his hands placed over a glowing white orb alongside Saudi King Salman and Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is lighting up social media.

On Sunday, the leaders inaugurated a new centre in Riyadh aimed at combating extremist ideology. Mr Trump was on his first foreign visit to Saudi Arabia where he urged regional leaders to take the lead in rooting out radicalisation.

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Israeli minister's "Jerusalem dress" redesigned

  • 19 May 2017
Israeli Culture Minister Miri Regev wearing a dress featuring the old city of Jerusalem arrives on May 17, 2017 for the screening of the film "Ismael"s Ghosts" during the opening ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France Image copyright Eli Sabati
Image caption Israeli Culture Minister Miri Regev's "Jerusalem dress" has been redesigned online

Politics and fashion clashed on the red carpet after Israeli Culture Minister Miri Regev wore a "Jerusalem dress" to the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday.

Ms Regev's dress - which featured a Jerusalem skyline showing the Western Wall and the Dome of The Rock - was digitally altered by some online users to instead show the concrete separation barrier in and around the West Bank and explosions in Gaza.

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ITV Leaders' debate: Paul, Leanne and... Natalie?

  • 19 May 2017
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It's one thing for someone to mispronounce your name, but calling you by an entirely different one is something else altogether.

Leaders of five political parties - the Liberal Democrats, Green Party, Plaid Cymru, SNP and UKIP - took part in a live election debate on ITV on Thursday.

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Online Remainers: Can't agree who to vote for

  • 19 May 2017
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How are hardcore online Remainers going to vote in the snap election?

One of the best ways to answer this question is to enter the pro-Remain Facebook sphere.

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Tory manifesto: Mocked by some praised by others

  • 18 May 2017
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Image caption David Schneider's mock-up of the Tory manifesto

Some online users are levelling criticism at the Tory manifesto and are offering their alternative front page - one they say better fits the bill.

Prime Minister Theresa May launched the Conservative manifesto on Thursday, promising to deliver Brexit and a strong economy.

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Historians suggest "more unfairly" treated politicians than Trump

  • 18 May 2017
US President Donald Trump delivers the commencement address at the commencement ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, May 17, 2017 in New London, Connecticut. Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Trump has said that "no politician in history...has been treated worse or more unfairly" than him

US President Donald Trump is being told off by historians on Twitter after stating that his treatment by critics was worse than anything any other politician has faced.

In an address to a US Coast Guard graduating class in Connecticut on Wednesday, Mr Trump said: "No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly."

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