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Hong Kong Fire Service’s lycra-clad mascot causes a stir

Hong Kong Fire Service’s lycra-clad mascot causes a stir By Sherie Ryder, BBC UGC and Social News Stuart Lau, BBC Monitoring Image copyright Hong Kong Fire Services Department Image caption ‘Anyone’ vows to help inform the public about fire prevention and safety In the world of social media, we can find lots of uplifting stories about heroes and helpers, but we can also find controversy caused by almost anyone. In Hong Kong ‘Anyone’ happens to be a character created for the Hong Kong Fire Service to raise safety awareness. The…

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Breastfeeding model causes stir on catwalk

Image copyright Getty Images A model breastfeeding her baby on the catwalk has caused a stir among those gathered at a fashion show in Miami. Mara Martin held her five-month-old daughter Aria at Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit show on Sunday. “I can’t believe I am waking up to headlines with me and my daughter in them for doing something I do every day,” she wrote on her Instagram page. Many social media users praised the model as “inspiring”, but some accused her of attention seeking. Your stories: Breastfeeding toddlers Ms…

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Russia hopes to stir World Cup crowds with musical spoons

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Move over vuvuzela players. The musical instrument to master for this year’s soccer World Cup is the Russian spoon. Spoons branded “Spoons of Victory”, official instrument chosen by Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, are seen being painted at a workshop of designer Rustam Nugmanov in the city of Lyubertsy, outside Moscow, Russia June 7, 2018. Picture taken June 7, 2018. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva Eight years after South Africans blared away on their plastic vuvuzela horns when they hosted the contest, Russians are hoping fans at the…

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