People who sleep in on weekends avoid dying young, study suggests

By Ben Guarino Sleeping in on a day off feels marvellous, especially for those of us who don't get nearly enough rest during the workweek. But are the extra weekend winks worth it? It's a question...

Irish abortion referendum: The women travelling #HomeToVote

By Kelly-Leigh Cooper BBC News Irish voters from around the world are returning to cast their ballots in Friday's referendum on whether or not to repeal the country's Eighth Amendment. That clause in the Irish...

Maori face tattoo: It is OK for a white woman to have one?

Facial tattoos have been a part of Maori culture for centuries, a sacred marker of the wearer's genealogy and heritage. But one woman's striking chin design - or moko - has generated huge debate in...

Sextortion: Big rise in victims with ‘tens of thousands at risk’

By Dan Whitworth Newsbeat reporter There's been a big rise in the number of victims of sextortion being reported to the National Crime Agency (NCA). There were 1,304 cases reported in 2017, up from 428 in...

What’s the Difference Between Pansexuality and Bisexuality?

Here's what to know. By Sophie Saint Thomas Recently, Janelle Monae came out as pansexual, telling Rolling Stone that: "Being a queer black woman in America, someone who has been in relationships with both men and...

Is that Gal Gadot or a wax figure?

Wonder Woman has joined the Justice League exhibit at Madame Tussauds in Orlando. By Amy Spiro Can you tell them apart? Only those with a discerning eye will be able to determine if they're looking...

Lini Puthussery: India’s ‘hero’ nurse who died battling Nipah virus

"I don't think I will be able to see you again. Sorry. Please raise our children well." Lini Puthussery, a 28-year-old nurse, wrote this note to her husband as she was dying from the deadly...

Should white people ever sing the N-word?

The controversy over the use of the N-word has hit the headlines again after a white woman was booed at a Kendrick Lamar gig for singing it on stage. The rapper invited the woman to...

Author Philip Roth dies aged 85

One of the great American authors, Philip Roth, has died aged 85. The Pulitzer, National Book Award and Man Booker International Prize-winning novelist's work drew its inspiration from Jewish family life, sex and American ideals. His...

Can English remain the ‘world’s favourite’ language?

By Robin Lustig Presenter, The Compass: The Future of English, BBC World Service English is spoken by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, but do the development of translation technology and "hybrid" languages threaten its...

How to enjoy a healthy relationship after experiencing abuse

First things first, do not put any pressure on yourself. By Olivia Blair Abusive relationships in any form, be it physical, emotional, financial, sexual, coercive, or psychological, can leave long-term scars. And, it's no surprise that these...

Charles Aznavour is 94

Charles Aznavour celebrates 94th birthday today. The legendary French Armenian singer, who wrote more than 800 songs, recorded more than 1,000 of them in French, English, German and Spanish and sold over 100 million...

Report: Tinder Isn’t Getting You Laid

Great news for you and everyone you know: Apparently no one is hooking up with their Tinder matches. By Hannah Smothers Sound the alarms, for a study has confirmed something everyone already suspected was true: People...

Henry is Here to Please: New Details of Male Sex Robot Revealed

The latest model of male sex robot from the company RealBotix will hit the market very soon. This time, manufacturers will further aim to please women – and not just sexually. The robot, named Henry,...

Miss Nebraska Beats 50 Competitors to be Crowned Miss USA

By Associated Press (SHREVEPORT, La.) — Sarah Rose Summers from Nebraska beat out 50 other women Monday to win this year’s Miss USA competition. Summers, a 23-year-old contestant from Omaha, graduated from Texas Christian University with...

Iconic Hollywood film poster creator Bill Gold dies

Bill Gold, one of Hollywood's best-known creators of film posters, has died aged 97. The veteran illustrator had a hand in more than 2,000 posters, including those for Casablanca, Dial M for Murder, and Dirty...

Actress gets China talking about periods

By Georgina Rannard & Kerry Allen BBC News What's the worst thing you can imagine doing when you're on your period? For lots of people, dragging yourself to work or school is hard enough when all...

Jane Campion: ‘Capitalism is such a macho force. I felt run over’

Jane Campion One of the world’s most unconventional film-makers, Jane Campion talks about the end of the patriarchy, doing away with decorum, and how losing her baby son changed her forever Kate Muir Twenty-five years ago...

Emilia Clarke: Life after Game of Thrones

By Cosima Marriner After eight years of donning a platinum-blonde wig to play Khaleesi, Mother of Dragons, in Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke finally decided to make the warrior queen's trademark hairstyle her own and...

Everyone Made the Same Joke About George and Amal Clooney at the Royal Wedding

By Ashley Hoffman Amal and George Clooney just wanted to watch Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry wed at the royal wedding on Saturday. But people online wanted them to pull off a heist. The...