Cirque du Soleil acrobat plunges to death in front of horrified crowd performing new routine 'he was desperate to try'

WARNING - DISTRESSING CONTENT: Cirque du Soleil performer Yann Arnaud wrote on social media about the new routine before his death

United Kingdom

Motorist finds car covered in POST-IT NOTES after ‘scorned women get revenge’

A DRIVER got caught in a sticky situation when he returned to his car to find it completely covered in Post-it notes. Photographs of the Ford at Witham Station in Essex were shared on social media after passers-by were stunned by the unusual and obviously


Chelsea’s Morata tries to run his way into Antonio Conte’s good books | Barney Ronay

Maligned centre-forward looked a lot better in Chelsea’s FA Cup quarter-final win in extra time against Leicester CityAntonio, Antonio. And still, just about, Antonio. Never mind the tide of snark on social media, or the sense of death that attaches its


Mollie King reveals she's spending more time with people she 'loves' after taking shock social media break following Strictly

Mollie King has admitted she's spending more time with family  [Getty] Mollie King has opened up about needing to spend more time with people she "loves" following a hectic few months in the limelight. The Strictly Come Dancing star

Life & Style

Teen loaning out prom dress on Twitter sparks a social media movement

Dozens have chimed in to help make prom special for as many as possible.


Tiemoue Bakayoko’s Chelsea misery continues as he’s hauled off against Leicester at half-time and is slated on social media

TIEMOUE BAKAYOKO’S Chelsea misery continued as he was hauled off at half-time against Leicester and instantly slated on social media. The France midfielder again looked out of sorts and was booked for a daft challenge on Vicente Iborra just before t


Twitter, YouTube and Facebook are the new Manhattan Project

But unlike the A-bomb scientists, social media's progenitors have no idea what they've unleashed

Showbiz & TV

The 24-year-old billionaire heiress to the Dell fortune left social media after exposing her family to security risks — here's her advice for teens on apps

Alexa Dell, the daughter of computer magnate Michael Dell, once posted an image to Instagram of her younger brother aboard the family's private jet. The "Rich Kids of Instagram" Tumblr blogged the image, and it went viral. Dell was forced to leave social

United States

Leonard Bernstein, social activist, is focus of new exhibit

In October 1979, Leonard Bernstein received a fan letter from a high school humanities teacher.


Stacey Solomon wades into Scarlett Moffatt fitness DVD row as fans turn on TV babe

SCARLETT Moffatt may have been savaged on social media after claims her fitness DVD are fake broke.


Doha sues 'QatarExposed' for spreading false info

The site has used social media to spread false statements about Qatar.


Rihanna Snapchat Controversy Costs The Company Big As Stock Plummets

Less than a week after being put on blast byRihannaon social media, the value ofSnapchathas already dropped by $800 million (roughly £574 million), it has been revealed.Earlier this week, Rihanna publicly hit out at the social media app, after they


Instagram stars: From influencers to entrepreneurs

Why online "influencers" want to develop their businesses off social media as well as on.


Children as young as seven coaxed into 'streaming' explicit videos

Children as young as seven are being groomed by paedophiles and coaxed into ‘streaming’ sexually explicit pictures and footage of themselves online in exchange for ‘likes’ and ‘friends’ on social


Cambridge Analytica suspended from Facebook amid claims it harvested 50 million profiles

A data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump’s election team has been suspended from Facebook amid claims it harvested 50 million profiles from the social media site.


Sketch in the city: the artist capturing urban clutter – in pictures

Urban Sketchers (also known as USk) is a worldwide group of more than 60,000 people who create drawings of the places they visit. Founded by journalist Gabriel Campanario in Seattle in 2007, the movement quickly went global with the help of social media.


China to ban citizens with bad 'social credit' rating from taking flights or using trains for up to a year

President Xi Jinping's plan based on principle 'once untrustworthy, always restricted' to come into effect on 1 May


A dominatrix reveals a sure-fire way to maintain a lasting, healthy relationship

Kasia Urbaniak, a former dominatrix, has been teaching both women and men ways to communicate more powerfully and effectively for the past five years. It's based on what she knows about power dynamics, and is backed by social science, too. She told Busine


Claims of social media ‘addiction’ are full of bad science — its real impact might be more positive than you think

Frequent social media use and screen time have been portrayed as universally bad for our health. However, a lot of research on this phenomenon has been characterized by poorly done studies and bad science. The vast majority of evidence suggests that our s

Showbiz & TV

We asked famous YouTubers what it’s actually like to play video games for a living — here are all the perks and drawbacks that come with the job

For many people, the thought of playing video games as a full-time job on YouTube or Twitch might seem like a far-off dream, akin to becoming a rockstar or professional athlete. For others, the very concept of a career reliant on video views and channel s


The world's SEXIEST Instagram babes: 11 sizzling stars you should follow immediately

THERE’S a lot of gorgeous babes on social media, but how many of them are you following?


Instagram might be making you poor — here's how to resist the 'FOMO'

Neon If you're a millennial, you've probably experienced "FOMO" — the fear of missing out. Young people apparently have a big problem with it, and it's making them spend way more money than they should. A recent study found that 57% of millennials


Ombudsman: Kosovo must legalize Serbia's displaced Albanians

Kosovo's ombudsman has urged the government to issue residence papers for ethnic Albanians who have been displaced from neighboring Serbia for "security, social or economic reasons."


(How) Should We Make Social Security Fairer For Moms?

Is it fair that Social Security has spousal benefits? Is it fair that women's benefits are, on average, lower than men's? Here are some alternatives.


Zoosk relaunches dating app Lively as a way to meet new people while playing trivia games

Hoping to capitalize on the popularity of trivia applications like HQ Trivia, dating app maker Zoosk has just released an experimental app that combines trivia with the potential for meeting someone new. The app is a relaunch and complete makeover of Zoos


Is social media destroying democracy?

What exactly have Silicon Valley’s top social media platforms unleashed on the political world?


Ask Larry: ​​​​​​Can My Wife Suspend Now And Take Spousal?

Today’s column addresses when benefits can be suspended, the effects of suspending on benefit amounts, the availability of spousal benefits, the effects of public pension spousal benefits on Social Security benefit amounts and potentially available bene


LinkedIn's $27 Billion Challenge: Get People to Use It More

LinkedIn, which Microsoft Corp. bought for $27 billion in 2016, is rolling out features meant to get users visiting more, as the professional social network prepares to infuse user data into Microsoft’s other productivity tools.


Hey Girls: The buy-one-give-one sanitary towel to beat period poverty

Celia Hodson was thinking about retiring. But in January she launched her not-for-profit and has since donated 3,500 boxes of sanitary towels to food banks, women's groups, YMCAs and schools

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