The city ranked as the most liveable in the world

Austrian capital, Vienna, has beaten Australia's Melbourne to be named the world's most liveable city. It's the first time a European city has topped the rankings of the Economist Intelligence Unit annual global survey. The worldwide...

My interview in New Zealand

Hrayr Jebejian has been working with the Bible Societies in the Middle East region for more than 35 years and doing voluntary work in the Union of the Armenian Evangelical Churches in the Near...

‘What’s the one thing your partner does that makes you love them that little...

  Caitlin McBride The internet can often be a dark place, but every now and then, a glimmer of optimism and warm fuzzy feelings emerges and makes it all worthwhile. Case in point: journalist Hattie Gladwell tweeted...

How to kill your career in Hollywood

By Natalie Reilly Kathleen Turner set the internet ablaze on Wednesday after her diss-filled interview with Vulture went viral. Turner, 64, who is known for her candour, opined on Elizabeth Taylor ("She has a bad...

Obituary: Sir Vidia Naipaul

It is universally agreed that Sir Vidia Naipaul was a great writer of the English sentence; a master stylist and story-teller with a cold, clear eye for the ironies, tragedies and sufferings of mankind....

The mountain girls making bras for Europe’s chests

Few people give much thought to where what they wear beneath their clothes really comes from, and so it was for Elizabeth Gowing, until a recent visit to an underwear factory run by women...

Nicholson painting bought for £165k is ‘fake’

A painting bought for £165,000 has been deemed to be nearly worthless by the leading authority on the artist. The still life of a glass jug and pears was thought to be the work of...

Clint Eastwood always spent time with kids during his busy career

By Jack Wisniewski -FoxNews.com Clint Eastwood has been recognized time-and-again for his achievements in Hollywood as an actor, director, producer and film score composer, but now the 88-year-old is earning critical acclaim for one his...

Publicity Stunt? Gap Ad With Hijab-Wearing Girl Stirs Twitter Controversy

Users seem to have divided opinions on the brand's new back-to-school campaign. Some lambast the hijab as a tool of oppression, while others believe that the ad is playing the diversity card as part...

How clean is your desk?

By Michael Loughlin If you work in an office, the chances are there are some colleagues you would rather sit next to than others. But we’re not just talking personality likes or dislikes here –...

Tattoos No Longer Impede Getting A Job, Study Finds

By Abbey Interrante It’s a warning many hear from parents: you’ll never get a job with a tattoo. But now it seems things are changing. Researchers from the University of Miami and University of Western Australia studied...

Why an Italian village began a worldly wedding show

By Dany Mitzman Bologna In the village of Pianoro, just outside the city of Bologna, locals have been embracing their migrant communities through a traditional garment common to all nationalities, the wedding dress. Seven years...

China hints at three-child policy with ‘happy family’ stamps

By Kerry Allen BBC Monitoring Speculation is mounting in China that the country is set to further relax its two-child policy and allow people to have more children. Postage stamps unveiled earlier this week to mark...

What the Oscars’ New “Popular Film” Category Says About the Art—and Business—of the Movies

By Richard Brody The gap between the art and the business of movies is larger than ever, and the planned changes to the Oscars announced today by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...

China’s Rebel Generation And The Rise Of ‘Hot Words’

By Kerry Allen with additional reporting from Stuart Lau Language Matters is a new column from BBC Capital exploring how evolving language will influence the way we work and live. Mandarin Chinese is one of...

Lend them your ears: Podcasts gain fans in Arab world

Nasri Atallah One of the biggest names in Arabic-language podcasting is Jordan-based Sowt "The Mstdfr Show", the flagship of Mstdfr network, is one of the most popular podcast in Saudi Arabia LONDON: Digital media is...

What We Are Reading Today: The Critical Case of K

Ruba Obaid This engaging novel in Arabic by Aziz Mohammed, a Saudi author and blogger from Alkhobar, tells the story of a lonely, melancholic person who defends his individuality against a social and economic system...

Remembering Khensani Maseko who fought South African campus rape

By Tara John BBC News The death of a law student and anti-rape activist in South Africa has brought the simmering issue of campus rape back to the forefront. Khensani Maseko, 23, took her own life...

‘I live in a church to prevent being deported’

By Taylor Kate Brown BBC News, Mancos, Colorado Across the US, dozens of undocumented immigrants have taken refuge in churches to avoid deportation. For one woman in Colorado, her 14 months in sanctuary have taken...

The mentally ill 29-year-old helped to die by Dutch doctors

By Linda Pressly BBC News, The Netherlands In January a young Dutch woman drank poison supplied by a doctor and lay down to die. Euthanasia is legal in Holland, so hers was a death sanctioned...