10 years of Grindr: A rocky relationship

Image copyright Getty Images It was 10 years ago, on the bus on my way to work, that I first I saw a man using Grindr.
I had heard friends describe a free iPhone app that could show you where the nearest gay guy was. And sat in front of me was an early adopter, tapping his way through a grid of topless torsos and replying to a flurry of messages.
The concept was extraordinary.
When Grindr launched in March 2009, the iPhone was still in its infancy.
Back then, the BlackBerry was king. Apple's app store was less than a year old and there was no Instagram or Snapchat. There was also no Tinder or Scruff or Bumble, or any of the countless other location-based dating apps that Grindr paved the way for.
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Grindr founder Joel Simkhai The app was created by Israeli entrepreneur Joel Simkhai as a way for gay men to make friends.
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Cyclone Idai: What are the immediate dangers?

Parts of southern Africa have been left devastated after Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Hundreds of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands more have been affected. Even though the cyclone hit Mozambique over a week ago, aid agencies are warning that the disaster is getting worse. Here are three reasons why: