Manchester United: Romelu Lukaku chant is 'racist' - Kick It Out

Lukaku has scored five goals in five league games for Manchester United this season Anti-discrimination group Kick It Out has contacted Manchester United to ask them to stop the club’s fans singing a “racist” chant about Romelu Lukaku. It says the lyrics, about the size of the 24-year-old striker’s penis, are “offensive and discriminatory”. “Racist stereotypes are never acceptable, irrespective of any intention to show support for a player,” said

Elisabeth Moss had a secret message 'to the patriarchy' in her Emmys outfit

Image copyrightReutersImage caption There were words on Moss’s outfit that no-one saw on the red carpet Elisabeth Moss’s stylist has revealed there was a hidden message “to the patriarchy” in the actress’s Emmy Awards outfit. Moss won best actress in a drama series for The Handmaid’s Tale on Sunday. But what no-one noticed was the message written on the bottom of her shoes. Stylist Karla Welch posted a photo of

Rio Ferdinand: Retired footballer to launch pro boxing career

Rio Ferdinand appeared at Old Trafford in former team-mate Michael Carrick’s testimonial in June Rio Ferdinand is launching a new career as a professional boxer, two years after he retired from football. The 38-year-old’s move into the ring is being backed by betting company Betfair, which announced the news on Tuesday. Former Manchester United and England defender Ferdinand works as a TV pundit and he has his own clothing line.

Hurricane Maria: Dominica PM records storm's fury live on Facebook

Image copyrightFacebook The fury with which Hurricane Maria tore into the Caribbean island of Dominica was revealed in a series of Facebook posts by its Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. Skip Facebook post by Roosevelt Skerrit We do not know what is happening outside. We not dare look out. All we are hearing is the sound of galvanize flying. The sound of the fury of the wind. As we pray for

Some Auckland petrol stations run out of fuel after burst pipe

Image copyrightGetty Images Several petrol stations in Auckland have been hit by fuel shortages as problems caused by damage to a pipeline in New Zealand’s largest city spread. Z Energy confirmed to the BBC that 13 service stations had run out of 95 octane petrol by Tuesday. The firm said fuel was being trucked into the city and it did not expect the problem to worsen. Fuel supplies to cars

Food in a fragile world

Image copyrightChris de Bode In sub-Saharan Africa, conflict and climate change have had a major impact on food security. Communities in Niger, Burundi and Central African Republic are experiencing dangerous levels of hunger and malnutrition. Chris de Bode visited these places, bringing a backdrop to create photographs that blend studio portraits with documentary. As well as exploring how political and environmental instability can reduce people’s ability to grow or buy

UK 'biggest audience' in Europe for jihadist web content

Image copyrightAFPImage caption IS militants are moving to less well-known sites after being chased off mainstream social media Online jihadist propaganda attracts more clicks in the UK than any other country in Europe, a report has found. Britain is the fifth-biggest audience in the world for extremist content after Turkey, the US, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, Policy Exchange’s study said. The think tank suggested the UK public would support new

How Chilean fishermen adapted to protect marine life

Image caption Mr Vergara says things have changed on Isla Choros since it became part of a national reserve Chile created one of the world’s largest marine protection areas earlier this month off the coast of Easter Island after the indigenous Rapa Nui population voted in favour of the scheme. Before their vote, a delegation from Easter Island visited Punta de Choros on the Chilean mainland. As Jane Chambers reports,

Why is 'Blue Whale' hysteria gripping India?

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption The so-called Blue Whale challenge reportedly refers to the whales’ habit of deliberately swimming to the shore to die The rumoured internet challenge known as Blue Whale, which has recently been allegedly linked to several suicides by teenagers and young men in India, has set off near panic in the country. Police have not confirmed any link with the deaths or even that “Blue Whale” exists,

The world's least likely Girl Guides

Image copyrightHandoutImage caption Sham (left) joined the Girl Guides 10 years ago and has been going to meetings throughout the Syrian war Sham thinks I should learn to milk a cow. Her new enthusiasm for farming bursts forth over a Skype call between London and Damascus, along with a loud and confident laugh. She has been to visit a farm with her local Girl Guide group in Syria. From Damascus