Tennessee man died from heart attack after ‘Swatting’ over Twitter handle

Man pleads guilty to conspiracy after British caller sent heavily armed police to the house of Mark Herring, 60 A 60-year-old man in Tennessee had a heart attack and died after being “Swatted” over control of a Twitter handle. Related: The terror of swatting: how the law is tracking down […]

Tokyo diary: South Korea and Japan turn back the clock

The two countries revived Olympic tradition and former colonial tensions with politically charged gestures • With early coverage of the Games inevitably focused on coronavirus, geopolitical tensions have barely had a look-in. But South Korea and its former colonial ruler Japan are doing their best to revive the Olympic tradition. […]

Tennessee radio host doubted and mocked vaccines – now he has Covid

Phil Valentine’s family urges listeners to get the shot Host sang ‘Vaxman’ Beatles parody and touted choice Tennessee hospital grapples with Delta and vaccine hesitancy A conservative radio host in Tennessee who urged listeners not to get vaccinated against Covid-19 has changed track and called on listeners to get the […]

Chernobyl for Ukraine, pizza for Italy: South Korean TV apologises for Olympic images

MBC sorry for ‘inappropriate images and captions’ Syria and Haiti summed up by war and unrest A South Korean broadcaster has apologised after using offensive images to depict several countries during the opening ceremony of the Olympics on Friday. MBC displayed photos and facts about each country as athletes walked […]

Fox News backs Covid vaccination – a pity no one told Tucker Carlson

The rightwing channel has urged viewers to get the vaccine but some opinion hosts see stoking scepticism as a ratings winner When Fox News launched a public service announcement urging people to get the Covid-19 vaccine this week, it was hailed in some quarters as a virtuous move. What the […]

Russia brands local Bellingcat reporting partner as ‘foreign agent’

Move by justice ministry against the Insider seen as revenge for helping reveal Kremlin’s role in assassination attempts Russia has named a local partner of the Bellingcat investigative journalism collective as a “foreign agent” in an apparent act of revenge for helping reveal the Kremlin’s role in the Salisbury poisonings […]

How male celebs really feel about their bodies – podcasts of the week

New podcast Manatomy encourages famous men from Chris Hoy to Tim Minchin to open up about their insecurities. Plus: Mark Steel and Marina Hyde ManatomyDanny Wallace and Phil Hilton’s podcast about men and their appearance goes beyond the usual “dad bod” conversation, as a range of celebrities reveal their insecurities […]

Tax raids target Indian paper that criticised government over Covid

Dainik Bhaskar accuses government of pursuing it on trumped-up charges in response to its reporting Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Tax raids have been carried out on the offices of one of India’s most popular newspapers, after months of critical coverage of the government’s handling of […]

‘I shoot for the common man’: the photographs of Danish Siddiqui

The photojournalist Danish Siddiqui was shot dead last week while documenting the Taliban offensive in Afghanistan. His award-winning work for Reuters spanned some of the world’s most era-defining crises. He said: ‘I shoot for the common man who wants to see and feel a story from a place where he […]