The $5bn tech boss who grew up without electricity

Image copyright Slack Image caption Stewart Butterfield is worth an estimated $650m The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we spoke to Stewart Butterfield, the founder of technology companies Flickr and Slack. It is not the sort of upbringing you’d associate with one of Silicon […]

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Noura Hussein: ‘Hoping for a miracle to stop our daughter being hanged’

The parents of a Sudanese teenager who was sentenced to death after killing her husband – whom she accuses of raping her – have denied reports that they’ve disowned her. In an exclusive interview with the BBC, her father also says he never imagined that making her marry her cousin would have such terrible consequences. […]

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The Indian actresses caught in a US ‘prostitution’ racket

Image copyright Nikita Deshpande/BBC Image caption Insiders say exploitation of women hoping to be actresses is common in the Telugu film industry The arrest of an Indian couple in the US who allegedly ran a prostitution ring by luring female actresses from India has shone a spotlight on casting couch allegations surrounding the southern Telugu-language […]

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