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The geriatric gamers on a mission

Meet the Silver Snipers: five veteran Swedes who have won over gaming fans young and old. Video journalist: Natalia Zuo Producer: Jonathan Griffin You can follow BBC Trending on Twitter @BBCtrending, and find us on Facebook. And you can listen to Trending on the BBC World Service. All our stories are at bbc.com/trending. Source link

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Rice paddy cartoons celebrate Japanese artist

Image copyright Kyodo News Image caption Manga artist Osamu Tezuka’s most famous characters are created in a Japanese rice field The Japanese village of Inakadate transforms its rice paddies into a visual spectacle each year. This year, the intricate rice art celebrates the 90th anniversary of innovative manga artist Osamu Tezuka. The huge rice paddy […]

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Spain sexual consent: PM Pedro Sanchez promises new law

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A protester holds a placard reading “enough of patriarchal justice” during a protest against the release pending appeal of five men convicted of sexual assault Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has told parliament that his centre-left government will introduce a new law on sexual consent to remove ambiguities in […]

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Mobile ringtone replaces sound of Swiss church bells

Mobile phone ringtones have temporarily replaced the sound of bells as renovation work takes place at a church in Lucerne, Switzerland. The town’s Catholic Church decided to involve art students from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences in the renovation of St Peter’s Chapel. The idea of replacing the pealing of bells with mobile phone […]