Siberians flock to toxic lake for ‘Maldives’ selfies | AFP

An industrial dump site in Siberia whose turquoise lake resembles a tropical paradise has become a magnet for Instagrammers who risk their health in the toxic water to wow online followers.

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Cat snap: Tokyo ‘lucky cat’ temple draws Instagrammers

International Cat Day, a worldwide celebration created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, falls on August 8. We take a look at Tokyo’s Gotokuji temple which has long attracted visitors with its thousands of figurines of beckoning white cats, thought to bring good luck. But of late it has brought in another breed: Instagrammers.