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Charleston Reacts: Mother and Daughter Transcend Race

This mother and daughter transcend the boundaries of race – and try to bring Charleston together.

A one-minute quick-turnaround edit for Al Jazeera’s AJ+ following the shooting of nine black people by a white man in Charleston, South Carolina. The video, originally published on the AJ+ Facebook and Youtube pages, as well as being picked up by other media, received almost 600,000 views.

The Pope Wants You To Believe In Climate Change

Pope Francis wants to save not just Christian souls, but the Earth, too. The pontiff has written a 192-page religious text warning the world that more needs to be done to tackle climate change.

Around the World in 50 Years

Albert Podell was an editor for Playboy and other men’s adventure magazines in the 1960s. He commissioned travel stories from others until one day, he decided to embark on an expedition himself, and he’s never looked back. Fifty years later he is one of the few who can say they’ve visited every country in the world.

For Podell, it began on a car trip, which at the time broke the record for the longest route around the world. Visiting all the world’s countries wasn’t easy: war, revolution and the break-up of the Soviet Union were all sizeable obstacles that extended his mission.

Now he’s written a book, Around the World in Fifty Years, about his exploits, from eating live monkey brain in Hong Kong to parking his land rover in the middle of a minefield in Morocco.

He shares with us his tips on travel.

Instagranniepants

Anna Gensler, an artist from Maryland, was horrified by the offensive texts she received from men on Tindr. So she decided to give the men a taste of their own medicine by publishing their comments on her Instagram accompanied by a drawing of the guy in question in the most unflattering of lights.

Who is behind the ‘perfect boyfriend’?

Pesky colleagues always asking about your love life? Nosy parents want to know how they can expect to become grandparents if you’re not on the dating scene? Or are your loved-up friends determined to set you up because you can’t possibly be happy and single?

A new dating app in the US is providing a solution for this relationship pressure with a “cover-up” service called The Invisible Boyfriend, which lets you text an imaginary partner. But while some are using the service to get themselves off the hook, others are finding the app a little too convincing.