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Branson Shares Pics From 'Unforgiving' Irma

And asks for help in rebuilding British Virgin Islands after hurricane devastation

(Newser) - Richard Branson and his staff are OK after Hurricane Irma, but much of the Caribbean is not. Fortune reports on Branson's most recent blog post , titled "Recovering From Hurricane Irma," which he notes he penned from Puerto Rico, not from the private island where he rode out... More »

Facebook's Latest Headache: Video of King in a Crop Top

Content showing tattooed King Maha Vajiralongkorn may violate strict Thai laws

(Newser) - Facebook has had a lot on its plate— fake news , its "heartbreaking" Facebook Live problem —but now it's seeing pressure from Thailand on another front: The ruling military junta is upset about content circulating online of the country's new king strolling around a shopping mall wearing... More »

First Photos of Reef at Amazon's Mouth Stun

But environmentalists worry oil drilling could soon put 600-mile-long reef at risk

(Newser) - Last year, scientists made an amazing discovery under the mud and muck at the mouth of the Amazon River: a long-rumored 600-mile-long coral reef. Now the first images of the natural phenomenon are emerging, captured from a sub sent 720 feet down into the murky waters off a Greenpeace boat,... More »

Annie Leibovitz Snaps 68 Years of Royal Wedded Bliss

Pic taken by celebrity photographer of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip released

(Newser) - Friday is Prince Philip's 95th birthday—a fitting day to see the release of the final Annie Leibovitz photo of his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, with him smiling sweetly by her side. The fourth photo of the queen in the Leibovitz four-photo series, commissioned to celebrate Elizabeth's 90th... More »

27 People Died Taking Selfies Last Year

India and Russia are particularly plagued by this issue

(Newser) - The Washington Post takes a deep dive into the field of selfie research, and it's come up with a disturbing number: The paper says 27 people died while taking selfies in 2015, and in some countries, it's become a major headache. Nearly half of those deaths occurred in... More »

Breitbart's 'Graphic' Weiner Pics Include Torso Shot

Weiner allegedly sent her crotch shot, too, and poses with 'pussys'

(Newser) - Weinergate just keeps getting worse for Anthony Weiner. Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com claims to have a cache of "photographs, chats, and emails" Weiner allegedly sent to a woman—not the one involved in the original scandal—that shows the two had "an online, consensual relationship involving... More »

Racy Pic Banker Won't Lose Job

Aussie firm spares job of YouTube, Facebook sensation

(Newser) - The Aussie banker caught viewing racy photos on live TV will keep his job. David Kiely, an employee at Sydney-based Macquarie Private Wealth, shot to fame after he was filmed looking at pictures of model Miranda Kerr on his computer while a colleague spoke on television. A Macquarie rep told... More »

Ark. Man Sues Mickey D's Over Wife's Nudie Pix

Workers vowed to keep lost camera phone 'safe'

(Newser) - An Arkansas man has sued McDonald's because nude photos of his wife on a cell phone he lost in one of the restaurants ended up on the Internet. When the man called the outlet, employees promised to keep the phone safe until he could collect it, reports the New York ... More »

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