Russia Siberian Maldives

A couple takes a selfie by a lake in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, about 1,750 miles east of Moscow, Russia.

Toxic lake in Russia’s Siberia becomes selfie sensation

MOSCOW | Residents of a city in Siberia don’t need to fly off to tropical locales for picturesque selfies taken by pristine turquoise waters. Thousands of Novosibirsk residents have been busy instagramming near a bright blue lake nicknamed the “Siberian Maldives.”

The lake is blue, however, due to a chemical reaction between toxic waste elements from a local power station. Environmentalists are warning people against coming into contact with the water.

Dmitry Shakhov, a Russian environmentalist, warned that the water in the lake can cause allergic reactions or even chemical burns if ingested or touched.

Funeral held for Beth Chapman of ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’

AURORA, Colorado | Friends and family of the late “Dog the Bounty Hunter” reality TV show co-star Beth Chapman are gathering in Colorado to remember her life.

Funeral services in Chapman’s home state of Colorado were being livestreamed Saturday.

Chapman died last month at the age of 51 in Hawaii, where she lived with her family. She had been battling cancer for about two years. Barbie goes glam rock to honor David Bowie’s Ziggy

Stardust

NEW YORK | Barbie has been many things over the years. Now, she’s dressed as Ziggy Stardust.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie’s iconic “Space Oddity,” Barbie overseers at Mattel released a collectible version of the doll dressed as Ziggy Stardust, one of his most beloved alter egos.

Barbie wears the metallic Ziggy space suit with red and blue stripes, flared shoulders and cherry red platform boots. Mattel spared no makeup, featuring the astral sphere smack in the middle of Ziggy Barbie’s forehead. The doll’s hair is fiery red.

The $50, limited edition doll was created in collaboration with The David Bowie Archive.

Collectable sneakers on auction at Sotheby’s

in New York

NEW YORK — True sneaker heads will get the opportunity to expand their collection as Sotheby’s in New York holds its first sneaker auction.

These aren’t just any old sneakers but 100 of the rarest, most-coveted sneakers around, including the Nike handmade “Moon Shoe” designed by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman in 1972. Only 12 were made and a pair is expected to fetch as much as $160,000.