Japan’s Annual Penis Festival Is Unlike Anything Else
Kanamara Matsuri has been an annual tradition since 1969, and besides being known for its fun, it raises money for a good cause.
Russia Detained A Journalist From The Wall Street Journal On Spying Accusations
The move comes amid Russia's crackdown on media and dissent.
Hundreds Of Passengers Have Said They Were Sexually Assaulted On Cruise Ships. Their Stories Highlight Years Of Lax Security, Critics Say.
Numerous passengers traveling on major cruise lines such as Carnival and Disney say in court documents that they were raped and assaulted — oftentimes by crew members.
11 Of The Best Things To Do In London This Mother's Day And Paddy's Day Weekend
It's a Mother's Day and Paddy's Day double whammy, people.
Iranian Women Are Re-Creating A Viral TikTok Dance Without Hijabs On After 5 Teens Who Did The Same Were Reportedly Detained And Forced To Make An Apology Video
In the six months since Mahsa Amini's death, Iranian security forces have reportedly used draconian tactics to try to suppress dissent.
Vladimir Putin Is Officially A Wanted Man
The ICC warrants mark the first international charges to be brought since the invasion started in 2022.
A Nightmarish New Report Has Detailed Russia’s War Crimes In Ukraine
A new UN-backed report released Thursday found Russia has committed war crimes and likely crimes against humanity during its yearlong invasion of Ukraine.
“He Never Left The Hand Of His Daughter Who Died In The Earthquake”
More than 20,000 people are now known to have been killed in the earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria, making it one of the deadliest disasters in a decade.
An Iranian Couple Has Reportedly Been Sentenced To Over 10 Years In Prison After Posting A Video Dancing On Instagram
The fashion and lifestyle influencers have nearly 1 million followers each. Iranian's state media disputed the length of their reported prison sentence.
“We Lost Our Beloved Ones For The Sake Of Education”: An Afghan Girl Who Survived A Suicide Attack In Her Classroom Isn’t Backing Down
“I want to tell the terrorists that no matter how much oppression you would impose on us, you can't defeat us!” she told BuzzFeed News.
Pope Benedict XVI Has Died At 95
Benedict was the first pontiff since the 13th century to relinquish the papacy without external pressure.
Soccer Legend Pelé Has Died At Age 82
The Brazilian “King of Football” had been treated for colon cancer since 2021.
An Iranian Man Celebrating His Country's Loss To The US In The World Cup Was Killed By Security Forces, Human Rights Groups Say
Human rights groups say at least 448 people, including 60 children, have been killed by security forces since protests broke out over Mahsa Amini's death.
The US Men's Soccer Team Beat Iran On Tuesday, But Iranian Players Deserve All The Credit
At a World Cup defined by suppression of dissent, Iran’s players have risked the most to call out injustice.
People In China Are Demanding The End Of Strict COVID Restrictions After 10 People Died In A Fire
Protests and vigils have been reported in multiple cities and universities — a mass public movement that’s rare in China.
German Players Covered Their Mouths Before A World Cup Game After Not Being Allowed To Support LGBTQ People
FIFA banned team captains from wearing an armband in support of LGBTQ rights as a stand against World Cup host country Qatar, which has the death penalty for homosexual acts.
Iranian Soccer Players And Fans Protested At The World Cup In Solidarity With Anti-Government Demonstrations Back Home
The Iranian national team stayed silent when the national anthem played before its match against England. Fans in the crowd also held up signs and photos of protesters killed by security forces.
The Taliban In Afghanistan Is Still Preventing Girls From Getting Above A Sixth-Grade Education, So This Kabul Resident Is Running A Secret School
“It is in their interest to impose restrictions on women because they can't do it on males.”
Brittney Griner's Lawyers Don't Know Where She Is, But Say She's Been Sent To A Penal Colony
The WNBA star was sentenced to nine years in prison last month, but advocates are pleading for a prisoner swap.
A New WhatsApp “Communities” Feature Makes Organizing Groups A Snap. Critics Say It Will Make Spreading Misinformation Easier.
A researcher doubts WhatsApp's claim that Communities will "meaningfully reduce the spread of potentially harmful misinformation."
At Least 146 People Were Killed After A Crowd Surge At A Halloween Celebration In South Korea
A witness told BuzzFeed News she was making her way through the crowd when "suddenly this wave of panic rushed us." This story contains graphic photos and describes disturbing video.
Thousands Marched In Solidarity With Iranian Women After Mahsa Amini Died In Custody Of Morality Police
Protesters around the world gathered to protest Iran's crackdown after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, an Iranian Kurdish woman who died while in custody of the country's morality police.
The Queen's Cause Of Death Was Listed As "Old Age"
The death certificate also revealed new information regarding the monarch's exact time of death.
The Piper Who Played Each Morning For The Queen Had A Symbolic Role At Her Funeral
As something of an alarm clock, the piper would play at 9 a.m. for 15 minutes for the monarch wherever she was in residence.
17 Very British Tweets About The Very British Queue To See The Very British Queen's Coffin
"If you’re British, this is the queue you’ve been training for all your life. The final boss of queues."
Members Of The Royal Family Gathered For The Queen's Coffin Procession In London
The Queen's coffin will lie in state at Westminster Hall until her funeral on Monday.
Mourners Have Been Asked To Stop Leaving Paddington Bears And Marmalade Sandwiches For The Queen
Mourners have been leaving Paddington-themed items, including soft toys, jars of marmalade, and even sandwiches, but officials are saying they've had enough.
Here's The First Speech From King Charles III In Full
The new King delivered an address about his late mother, his wife, his sons, and his duty as monarch. Here it is in full.
King Charles III Pledged To Serve With “Loyalty, Respect, And Love” In His First Speech As Monarch
The new King also used his first speech to formally name his son William the Prince of Wales.
21 Unexpected And Surprising Twitter Accounts Paying Tribute To The Queen
From Legoland to Crazy Frog.