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Blogger fakes a trip to Disneyland and dupes her 200,000 Instagram followers – Here’s why

It's true that you can never blindly bank on anything circulating on the social media. To prove this notion, a travel blogger from the United Kingdom duped her almost 200,000 followers on Instagram by faking a whole trip to Disneyland. In her blog, Carolyn Stritch decided to experiment and faked her whole birthday trip to Disneyland on Instagram she posted this photo of herself posing in front of the sleeping beauty castle with not a single person captured in the shot and people believed it! I've…

Russian blogger convicted for playing Pokemon Go in church

YEKATERINBURG: A Russian court on Thursday convicted a video blogger of inciting hatred against believers by posting videos online showing him chasing Pokemons in a church, giving him a suspended sentence. Ruslan Sokolovsky, a militant atheist who posted the videos on his YouTube channel, was detained in August 2016 and spent nine months in jail and under house arrest. His case, heard in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, highlighted the role of the powerful Orthodox Church and sparked comparisons with the scandalous case…

Missing activist Salman Haider finds way back home

KARACHI: Salman Haider, poet and rights activist who went missing earlier this month from the federal capital has reached his home the previous night, police and family sources confirmed on Saturday. Brother has also confirmed media reports that “Salman has safely returned home”. However, no official statement was released on his return or reappearance until this story was filed. Haider, who has written for the country’s largest English-language newspaper and teaches at Fatima Jinnah Women’s University in the city…

Syrian girl blogger, 7, meets Erdogan at Ankara palace

ANKARA: Seven-year-old Bana al-Abed, whose Twitter account gave a tragic description of the bombing of Aleppo in Syria, on Wednesday met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at his palace in Ankara. Erdogan received Bana and her family at his palace, the state-run Anadolu agency said, publishing a picture of Erdogan hugging the girl. A video published by the agency also showed a seated Erdogan holding Bana and an unidentified boy sitting on his knees, flanked by his wife Emine. The young Syrian girl was one of…

Russia imprisons blogger who hunted Pokemon in church

MOSCOW: A Russian court on Friday ordered a blogger to be held behind bars for three months pending trial for hunting Pokemon in church, after he broke rules of his house arrest. And Ruslan Sokolovsky, a 22-year-old from the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, risks a five-year jail term after being charged with offending religious believers and inciting hatred. Sokolovsky, a militant atheist, was detained in August after posting a YouTube video that has been viewed more than one million times showing him entering a church…