Two men are shown standing across from each other with one man handing a large stack of documents over to the other.

Report reveals more than 200,000 children abused by clergy in France

Top of The World

Top of The World: A new probe has revealed that Roman Catholic clergy in France had sexually abused more than 200,000 children since 1950. And, Facebook and its associated apps, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, went down for about six hours on Monday around the world. Also, Russia has reported a record number of COVID-19 deaths and infections for the fifth time in a week.

Dr. Georgina Keogh, a doctor at St George’s Hospital in London, stands beside a portrait of her painted by artist Jane Clatworthy as part of an NHS portrait series project.

‘Portraits for NHS Heroes’ honors UK’s frontline health workers

Coronavirus Art
A man kisses a woman wearing blach shorts on a rooftop overlooking a pink skyline

As Iran arrests Instagram influencers, some seek safety abroad 

The sound collage, “Social Distance, Haiku, and You,” pulls together haikus about life in quarantine from all over the world.  

Quarantine projects curate pandemic-inspired art

Coronavirus Art
Andreas Mundt is shown behind several microphones wearing a suit and striped tie.

Germany to restrict Facebook’s data gathering activities

Marco Werman in the studio on the right-hand side facing Ai Weiwei

Host Marco Werman’s favorite interviews of 2018

From artist Ai Weiwei, to the coach of Afghanistan’s national women’s team Kelly Lindsey, host Marco Werman shares his favorite interviews of 2018.


Why taking a sunflower selfie this year might cost you

The sunflower selfie has become so popular that Instagrammers have been trampling farmer’s flowers to get the perfect pic. And that has farmers annoyed.

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Russian ‘green’ trolls are targeting the US energy sector, House report claims


As the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US election grinds on, a House committee also accuses the IRA, Russia’s Internet Research Agency, of trying to pit environmental activists against fossil fuel advocates.

Amir Rashidi, an Internet security researcher who has worked with Telegram users who were victims of hacking, works at the offices of International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., July 27, 2016.

Amid protests, Iran is blocking social media apps and other web services


Iranian authorities have temporarily blocked social media platforms Instagram and Telegram in order to “maintain peace,” according to Iranian state TV.

The New York Public Library's Instagram featured New Jersey's Cherry Hill Public Library photo of Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore.

#Bookface brings book cover art into the real world


There’s a library-centric hashtag that is catching on in the wider book-loving world: #bookface, in which bibliophiles take photos of themselves completing the cover art of various books.