EXCLUSIVE: 'An ungrateful b****." Fans walk out on The Help actress Octavia Spencer at book signing as she rolls her eyes, complains about her aching feet and REFUSES to take pictures


Don't let her smile fool you. Fans say Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer was so rude at the recent children's book-signing event at Barnes & Noble in Los Angeles, before the night was over people were dragging their kids out of line, demanding refunds on the books and storming out of the store in disgust. Octavia said 'no touching, no coming around the table to take a photo.' She would not engage with fans. They had to tell assistant their name, she wrote it on a sticky and handed it to actress. When man approached with a photo of Octavia for her to sign she said, 'I'm NOT doing that.'

Bruce Jenner will break his silence 'on becoming a woman' to Diane Sawyer in two-hour interview airing this month


The former Olympian and reality TV star will speak in a 'far-ranging' interview with Sawyer in a special edition of 20/20 on Friday April 24, ABC News announced on Monday.

EXCLUSIVE: Beyonce set to launch a ten-year Destiny's Child reunion tour and record with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams - but dad Mathew Knowles is the roadblock

Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams reunited at the Stellar Gospel Awards - the first time they were on stage together since Super Bowl in 2013. But they didn't perform as Destiny's Child.

'Look out DC!' Michelle Obama reveals that Malia drives on her own without security... but FLOTUS confesses she hasn't driven herself anywhere in seven years

Michelle Obama has issued a warning to motorists in the Washington D.C. area that eldest daughter Malia is now a licensed driver who is sometimes allowed to go out driving on her own.

Mother, 33, convinced husband she met online to repeatedly rape her 15-year-old daughter so she could have another baby

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Misty Machinshok, 33, has been jailed for 15 to 30 years for the abuse. Her husband Gary Machinshok, who she met through onlinebootycall.com, will be sentenced this month.

Recipe for success! Chicago restaurant named best in the world for a FOURTH year running

NEW Alinea, run by the talented Grant Achatz has retained its crown as the best restaurant in the world, the annual poll by luxury magazine Elite Traveler revealed.

Billionaire investor buys sprawling $71 million Florida estate - just weeks after slamming the 'disastrous' wealth gap between the one per cent and average Americans


Paul Tudor Jones II, the billionaire founder of Tudor Investment Corporation, bought the Casa Apava estate in Palm Beach last week. The Mediterranean-style seven-bedroom, 18-bathroom property was built in 1918 and has 420 feet of oceanfront access, as well as a tennis court, movie theater, swimming pool and gym. The hefty purchase came just days after Jones, 60, warned that increasing inequality could spark a revolution as he gave a sold-out TED talk in Canada in March. In the speech, the self-made billionaire, who is married to Australian-born model Sonia Klein (pictured), called the current wealth gap 'disastrous'.

Frat house that held 'Cripmas' party where white students dressed as gang members put on two years probation by Clemson University

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Clemson University has been put on probation for two years after the group held a Christmas theme party that flared up racial tensions on campus.

Phi Kappa Psi fraternity says its plans to pursue 'all available legal action' against Rolling Stone over 'reckless reporting' of UVA story

The fraternity at the center of a now-discredited Rolling Stone rape article says the story was defamatory and reckless and they are pursuing legal action against the magazine.

High school student has been accepted to every college he applied to... including ALL EIGHT Ivy League schools: Teen who arrived in US aged eight credits Target worker parents with his achievement

Meet Harold Ekeh, the 18-year-old who has been accepted to all 13 colleges he applied to - including every Ivy League school. 'It was crazy. My mom was sat next to me and it was just letter after letter after letter. I couldn't believe it,' Harold told DailyMail.com as he recounted the five minutes when acceptance emails came in from Yale, Harvard, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Johns Hopkins, NYU, MIT, Vanderbilt, and SUNY Stony Brook. Born in Nigeria, Harold and his parents moved to the US when he was eight. His success, he explains, is down to the submission essay, in which he described his family's struggle to fit in after emigrating to America. It was the resilience of his parents, former Target clerks Paul and Roseline Ekeh (right), that gave him the drive to achieve the best. He is now a straight A student, with an SAT score of 2270, at Elmont Memorial High School in Long Island, New York, where he has served as editor-in-chief of his student newspaper, chief executive of the Model United Nations (left), and was elected to the Homecoming Court (pictured, center).

Obama acknowledges that Iran deal 'may not be optimal' but insists it is 'our best bet by far to make sure Iran doesn't get a nuclear weapon'

President Obama sought to sell the nuclear agreement as a net plus for the U.S. and its allies in his first interview since negotiators reached a political understanding with the country.

Jeb Bush is an '#HonoraryLatino' after he checked 'Hispanic' box on his 2009 Florida registration form

'My mistake! Don't think I've fooled anyone!' Bush tweeted. The former Florida governor is married to a Mexican immigrant and speaks fluent Spanish, but is Caucasian himself.

Famed dermatologist to the stars hanged himself aged 65 at his Miami mansion after being left 'devastated' by comparisons to Martin Short's doctor character in the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Miami Herald columnist Lesley Abravanel told Daily Mail Online exclusively that sources close to Dr Brandt (left) said he had hanged himself at his Miami mansion on Sunday. Abravanel said Brandt, 65, was 'devastated' recently over rumors comparing him to a character, Dr Franff, played by Martin Short (right) on Tina Fey's Netflix comedy, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The talented surgeon is pictured below with comedian Joy Behar.

Man 'who chopped up body and put human head in apartment recycling bin' near MIT campus held on $1million bail

Carlos Colina, left, speaks with his attorney John Cunha, Jr., right, during his arraignment in Cambridge District Court in Medford, Mass., Monday, April 6, 2015.  Colina was charged with being an accessory after the crime of assault and battery causing serious bodily injury and the improper disposal of human remains, after the discovery of human remains in Cambridge on Saturday. (AP Photo/The Boston Herald, Chitose Suzuki, Pool)

NEW Carlos Colina, 32, of Cambridge, pleaded not guilty to charges including battery and improper disposal of a body after the discovery of human remains in a duffel bag and his apartment building.

Instagram vs reality: What travel really looks like without a filter (and why you shouldn't trust your favorite celebrity's holiday snaps)


From the food you ate for dinner to the bags you lovingly packed for the plane, every detail of our 'luxurious' travels is documented for our social media feeds. However sometimes we are guilty of not showing the entire story, and the truth can paint a whole other picture. An Instagram snap from Beyonce (top left) makes it seem like visitors get exclusive access to the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, but tourists have to contend with crowds (top right). It's the same story at the Great Wall of China (bottom left), where visions of a peaceful stroll are ruined by large crowds (bottom right). Celebrities such as Justin Bieber (inset) are fuelling the average traveller's jealousy.

Is your iPhone damaging your eyes? Experts warn devices can cause partial blindness - but a new screen cover can protect against damage

Spanish scientist Dr Celia Sanchez-Ramos has found the LED screens found in most electronic devices can permanently damage the retina - the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye.

Google plans to let you use your phone abroad for FREE: Tech giant is in talks with Three to help abolish roaming costs

The tech giant is said to be in talks with Hong Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa to let users make calls and send texts in any country at no extra cost, similar to Three's Feel at Home scheme.

Plumber illegally tapped gas line causing tragic East Village explosion 'on orders of the landlord's son': Manslaughter charges could be brought over blast that killed two men

The unidentified plumber has admitted that he illegally tapped a gas line ahead of the blast on March 26 but said he only did so on the orders of the landlord's son, Michael Hrynenko Jr (pictured top). The gas was apparently being siphoned from commercial to residential tenants in the building. The investigation continues as authorities continue to pick through the rubble at the site (right), but charges including second-degree manslaughter and reckless endangerment could be brought. Nicholas Figueroa, 23, (bottom left) and Moises Locon, 26, (bottom right) both died and three buildings completely collapsed following the gas explosion at 121 Second Avenue.

Phones could soon be charged in less than a MINUTE: Experts build superfast and flexible power pack out of aluminium

The aluminium battery (pictured) was created at Stanford University. It is said to be the first high-performance aluminium battery that is 'fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive'.

Worried about cyberfraud? If you live in the US you've been hacked ALREADY says real life Catch Me If You Can conman

Frank Abagnale, whose early life was brought to life by Leonardo Di Caprio, has said the public is underestimating the extent that their details have been stolen by digital fraudsters.

The only place in America where mail is delivered by mule: Inside the Indian village hidden within the Grand Canyon... eight miles from the nearest road

Millions travel to the witness the spectacular Grand Canyon every year, but few are aware that this Arizona landscape is home to a tribe called the Havasupai, hidden away in the canyon's depths. More than 600 people are part of the Havasupai Tribe, which is the smallest Indian nation in the US and lives near to Havasu Falls, (bottom left). Visitors can reach the village of Supai with a hike through rugged terrain, by riding a mule or by helicopter.

America's Catholic bishops attack 'prejudice-laden' Wolf Hall as BBC drama hits US screens 

A review for the Catholic News Service slammed the hit British TV series as historically inaccurate, saying its portrayal of Catholic martyr Sir Thomas More played by Anton Less as 'plain rude'

American ambassador to Czech Republic is BANNED from Prague Castle in row over president attending Russian WW2 commemorations

In this Feb. 26, 2014 file picture Czech Republic's President Milos Zeman delivers his speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France.  Czech President Milos Zeman and the U.S. ambassador to Prague Andrew Shapiro are in a rare public dispute over Zeman's decision to attend a Russian military parade in Moscow. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz, File)

President Milos Zeman has been criticised by U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro over his plans to attend the annual Victory Day parade in Moscow, despite the crisis in Ukraine.

Family shares devastating hospital photo of son, 18, who overdosed on heroin as a warning to other teenagers not to do drugs

Brayden Travis, 18, (left before the overdose and right) was left without medical attention for seven hours after overdosing on heroin and Xanax at a friend's house in St Charles County, Missouri in early March. His lungs and kidneys failed, and he suffered a stroke and severe brain damage. Doctors warned his mother that he will likely remain in a vegetative state, she explained on Facebook as she shared a photo of his condition, in the hopes of deterring others from taking drugs.

Pakistani man kills his fiancee and NINE of her relatives after family showed 'reluctance' over their marriage 

The 25-year-old suspect, been identified as Gul Ahmad Saeed, returned to his home town on Sunday, shooting dead 10 members of his fiancee's family, before fleeing to Pashtun (pictured).

Kenya bombs Al-Shabaab positions in neighbouring Somalia in revenge for university massacre that left 148 dead

Kenya Defence Force soldiers arrive in Garissa University College in Garissa April 4, 2015. The death toll in an assault by Somali militants on Garissa University College is likely to climb above 147, a government source and media said on Friday, as anger grew among local residents over what they say as a government failure to prevent bloodshed. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Air force jets blitzed compounds in Gondodowe and Ismail, both in the Gedo region bordering Kenya on Sunday, a Kenya Defence Forces source said today.

Chaos as thirty-five thousand beer-drinking baseball fans are forced to use TWO bathrooms on baseball's opening night in Chicago - with predictable results

Desperate Chicago Cubs fans were forced to pee into cups as lines for the bathroom at Wrigley Field stretched through the concourse and out into the stands on opening day.

How do they know this $127,000 uniform was really worn by top Nazi Hermann Goering? Because it was stained with his SWEAT

Experts were able to identify that the suit belonged to the ruthless Nazi commander due to its wear and tear and it is now set to go under the hammer in Plymouth, Devon.

Fears for missing home-schooled girl, 15, who 'ran away on her bicycle at 4am on Easter morning minutes after talking to people online'


The family of Lauren York, 15, believe she left their home in North Ridgeville, Ohio, around 4am Sunday morning and could be on the way to Missouri. Authorities believe this is a runaway - and not kidnap - case since Lauren took a backpack with clothes, her cell phone and took off on her bicycle. The home-schooled girl was allegedly in contact with several people in an online chat room and made calls before she left the house Sunday morning.

Mother-of-three dying of brain cancer utters her first word in weeks, 'Florida'.... so her devoted family take her there for last holiday

She hadn't spoken for weeks after her health deteriorated rapidly due to terminal brain cancer. But one day recently, Sara Martin, from Lititz, Pennsylvania, uttered a single word: 'Florida'. Now, the mother-of-three's devoted family is taking her there for what will likely be her final holiday. They leave for Sarasota, south-west Florida, today. Pictured: Mrs Martin sits in the rented van her family is taking to Sarasota today alongside her two daughters, Gretchen and Carlie (left), is lifted into the van by her loved ones (right), and poses with her family in a 2013 snap (bottom right).

Founder of Google's secret lab predicts we will be able to share our PERSONALITIES online 


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Expanded $3.5 million prize structure will reward progress made by DRC teams 

A total of $3.5 million in prizes will now be awarded to the top three finishers in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), the final event of which will be held June 5-6, 2015, at Fairplex in Pomona, Calif. The new prize structure was created in recognition of both the significant progress already demonstrated by teams toward development of human-supervised robot technology for disaster response and the increased number of teams planning to compete in the Finals, including those funded by the European Union and the governments of Japan and South Korea. Aside from the previously announced $2 million grand prize, DARPA plans to award $1 million to the runner-up and $500,000 to the third-place team. DARPA expects at least twenty teams to compete in the DRC Finals.

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NEW Computers may soon be able to transmit the complexities of human personalities, the Stanford professor who originally set up Google's X laboratory has claimed.

Is this evidence of alien life near Earth? Controversial scientist says he has found MORE organisms 25 miles above the planet

NEW The radical claims was made by Dr Milton Wainwright from Sheffield University, who claims the organisms test positive for DNA, and may have been sent by alien beings to seed life on Earth.

Freeze - put your paws where we can see them! Moment Brazilian drug gang were pounced on by police... and their loyal guard dog surrendered as well

When police in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina busted the lair of a gang accused of dealing cocaine and marijuana, their loyal guard dog laid down alongside its owner and rolled over on its back. The picture showing the line of gang members and their guard dog surrendering to police has since gone viral in Brazil.

Chocolate éclair hotdog, bacon milkshake and cappuccino crisps: Are these the world's WEIRDEST food combinations? 

From garlic chocolate to blue cheese martinis, the craze for bizarre food mash-ups isn't going anywhere. But while some new flavours were a hit, others were just too unconventional to take off.

The 10 best foods to boost fertility: Pomegranate, walnuts and beetroot juice can all help couples conceive

A good diet affects the health of the egg and the sperm before they even meet, says Isabelle Obert, a nutrition consultant in London. Here she shares the top 10 foods she says will boost fertility...

Poaching the poachers! Female soldier leaves Washington to join vigilante team hunting down rare wildlife killers in Africa

African Wildlife (VEPAW), training park rangers to catch and detain the wildlife killers. The organisation was founded by an ex-Marine and is made up of former soldiers who signed up post-9/11. She joined the group last November after a four-year stint in the services as a weapons instructor and mechanic. She was also deployed for one tour of Afghanistan. Photos on her Instagram and Facebook of her holding a rifle have been met with criticism online. However she insists their intention is not to harm anyone and refutes claims she is a 'poacher hunter'.

Aaron Hernandez murder trial nears verdict as defense wraps up their case in just one day 

FILE - In this April 1, 2015 file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez listens as prosecution witness Alexander Bradley testifies during his murder trial, at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez is accused of killing Odin Lloyd in June 2013. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File)

NEW Prosecution took two months and more than 100 pieces of evidence to accuse the former New England Patriots player of killing Odin Lloyd. With just five witnesses, the defense took just one day.

Woman, 36, to become the first person to legally file for divorce on Facebook

A judge has given a New York City woman permission to become the first person to legally file for divorce from her elusive husband via a Facebook message.

Was this Oregon house built a DECADE before Lewis and Clark first arrived? Experts believe log cabin could have been home for Russian farmers who moved from Alaska 

The U.S. put the first man on the moon, but in a strange twist of history it appears the Russians may have beat America in settling Oregon.Experts proposed this new theory in a recently released 200-page report on the Molalla Log Cabin, a structure they believe could have been built as early as 1795 - ten years before Lewis and Clark reached the Pacific Ocean. Historic building repairer Gregg Olson and architectural historian Pam Hayden have been analyzing the log cabin for seven years and say it is unlike anything else found in Oregon. The cabin's intricate construction is not consistent with pioneer building methods, suggesting it was created by foreigners, and more specifically Russians.

Police officer under investigation for threatening to break a teenager's leg after 'racially profiling him' during traffic stop

Cellphone footage from last month appears to show a Minneapolis police officer threatening to break the legs of a teenager who claims he was pulled over because of racial profiling

If you're a wild thing, you can't be scared of bees!': Obama stays in character despite coming under attack by a swarm of insects as he reads Where The Wild Things Are at White House egg roll

This year's theme is #GimmeFive, which is part of Mrs. Obama's campaign to try to get young people to be more active and lead healthier lives. Monday's events included sports and fitness zones, cooking demonstrations, and of course, the traditional egg roll. Pop band Fifth Harmony, duo MKTO, and the So You Think You Can Dance all-stars were scheduled to perform. A Malayan flying fox named Kamilah, was also brought in to teach the children about bats and their ecosystems.

Pope uses Easter Monday address to warn that the world 'must not look the other way' when Christians are killed by Islamic extremists 

Speaking to tourists and pilgrims in St Peter's Square, the pontiff asked for 'tangible help' from communities all over the world for Christians persecuted because of their faith

Brazilian Miss BumBum winner sparks outrage after posing for Easter snap with the Virgin Mary painted on her NAKED body ... as she prays to God for 'wisdom'

Model Indianara Carvalho, 23, who is a Christian, celebrated Easter by posting a risque picture of her body painted with the face of the Virgin Mary. along with a prayer, on Instagram.

Husband saves wife's life by donating kidney after spending a year dieting and exercising to get his blood pressure low enough for surgery

NEW A man has spent a year losing 100lbs so he could donate his kidney to his wife. PJ Spraggins was delighted when he discovered he was a perfect match for wife Tracy, who was told her life-long battle with Lupus would kill her if she didn't get a transplant. The waiting list is seven years long. But within minutes the couple from Birmingham, Alabama, were dealt a blow: his blood pressure was too high to perform the operation.


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Thai police forced to shoot out tyres of confused American tourist's car after she crashes into THIRTEEN vehicles and two people while driving wrong way down one-way street 

NEW The 'crazy' American tourist caused carnage when she drove the wrong way down a busy highway in the Pattaya region of Thailand, smashing into cars and motorbikes and injuring two motorcyclists. Local media said the woman, aged 29, played 'demolition derby' on the road. When police stopped the car (left) by shooting her tyres, an angry mob formed around the tourist and she refused to get out of the vehicle, leading officers to smash open the driver's door and take her to their car (right; inset).

Man, 84, dies in hospital from severe burns one month after accidentally setting himself on fire with a CIGARETTE while driving

Christopher Flowers, 84, was driving down Chili Avenue in Rochester, New York, on March 9 when he dropped a lit cigarette into his shirt, causing several layers of clothing to burst into flames.

From the child prodigy who made his first million at 18 to the girl launching a lesbian dating app: The under-30s making their fortune in Silicon Valley

NEW How To Be A Young Billionaire follows three British entrepreneurs including Robyn Exton, 28, (left) and Josh Buckley, 22, (right) both seeking investment in the tech capital of the world.

Chinese Casanova is caught out after car accident when hospital contacts his 'relatives' - and all SEVENTEEN of his girlfriends turn up at his bedside 

Mr Yuan, from Changsha, had the accident on March 24. None of the women knew he had been seeing anyone else - some for up to nine years - and one woman even had a son with him.

A home at last for the eight-year-old Chinese boy banished from his village and described as a 'ticking timebomb' by his own family - because he has HIV

Luo Kun Kun, the eight-year-old boy who was made an outcast in his village in China and described by his own family as a 'ticking time bomb' as he has HIV has been given a home at last.

Ten-year-old twins meet their World War II veteran hero, 89, for the first time aboard the ship he served on after exchanging daily emails for months

NEW Carter and Jack Hanson, who live in Raleigh, North Carolina, met their hero on the Yorktown, a retired aircraft carrier in Charleston, where Robert Harding served as a plane handler decades before.

Strike a paws! Social media's most popular pets signed up for lucrative modeling contracts

NEW A company known for bringing together the world's best fashion brands and influencers is now doing the same thing for the animal world. Fur Card brings popular online pets together.

New bride refused to allow doctors to pull the plug on her husband after devastating motorcycle crash... and months later he awoke and turned to her to say 'I'm trying'

Danielle Davis of Savannah, Georgia looked to her faith after her husband Brian nearly died seven months after they were married in 2011 pictured together left. Doctors encouraged her to pull the plug but she refused and Brian was eventually able to go home in her care, pictured top right. Three years of Brian's memories were wiped and he's challenged by everyday task but continues to improve with Danielle's help. She reveals how he answered her prayer for a miracle weeks after being told he would certainly die when he turned to her and said 'I'm trying'.

Pigeon-lover's heartbreak as his giant backyard aviary housing more than 200 BIRDS is destroyed by the city council

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 31, 2015 file photo, workers clean out and begin to tear down a pigeon loft in 75-year-old Boris Majnaric's backyard in South Jordan, Utah. Majnaric is distraught after city officials tore down his backyard house built to house 200 pigeons _ five times as many as allowed under city rules. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Jeffrey D. Allred, File)  SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT;  MAGS OUT

Boris Majnaric, 75, of South Jordan, built the 384-sq-ft, four-room bird house in 1996 and went on to rear more than 200 birds - five times over the legal limit.

'I would feel physically sick': Supermodel Jourdan Dunn reveals teen bullying got so bad she was scared to look at her reflection in the mirror 

London-born beauty Jourdan Dunn, 24, who has appeared on major catwalks and the cover of Vogue magazine was bullied so badly for her looks that she had to be home-schooled.

This doesn't look like spring! Monstrous snowstorm moving at 45mph engulfs Russian city in less than a minute

The incredible weather event took place in Siberia's third largest city, Krasnoyarsk, with footage showing the moment snow and sleet plunge the area around the Yenisei River into darkness.

Dutchman held hostage by Al Qaeda offshoot in Mali since 2011 is freed after raid by French special forces 

(FILES) -- An image grab released by Al-Jazeera television on August 21, 2012, shows part of a video broadcast by the pan-Arab channel, in which  Dutch national Sjaak Rijke, who was taken captive in northern Mali almost nine months ago by the Qaida-linked Al-Din movement, appears in an undisclosed location in Mali. Rijke, who was captured in Timbuktu, Mali, in November 2011, was freed on April 6, 2015.    AFP PHOTO/AL-JAZEERA/HO

The French military said the rescue of Sjaak Rijke (pictured in 2012 while being held hostage) took place in the far north of the African country at 5am today.

'Giving birth was the most empowering thing I've done': Former supermodel Christy Turlington reveals how labour inspired her to run FOUR marathons for charity

Christy Turlington, pictured training for the upcoming London Marathon (left) and for her first New York Marathon in 2011 (right), suffered a potentially life-threatening complication shortly after the delivery of her daughter Grace, now 11, (inset). 'Giving birth was probably the most empowering thing I've ever done physically,' the 46-year-old mother-of-two says. 'I was like, now I can do anything. I can run a marathon... I can run three marathons!'

Incredible vertigo-inducing video shows flight of 70-year-old WWII P-51 Mustang fighter jet painstakingly restored from more than 200 parts

Incredible vertigo-inducing video shows flight of 80-year-old WWII P-51 Mustang fighter plane cobbled together from more than 200 different parts and projects
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The Quick Silver P-51D Mustang, nicknamed The Resurrected Veteran, has been restored by father-and-son team Bill and Scooter Yoak as a tribute to American servicemen who have died in combat.

Take a guided tour of the Apple Watch: Videos reveal how to use the apps, crown and digital touch

The first four videos have been released on the Californian firm's site including an introduction to the main features, plus how to use the Messages app, customise the face,and use digital touch.

Have YOU woken up after hearing a bang in the night? 20% of us have 'exploding head syndrome' where we hear loud, imaginary noises

It's estimated between 10 and 20 per cent of people have experienced this bizarre condition, which strikes as we drop off to sleep, say Washington State University experts.

Bikini-clad local woman arrested and kicked off Mexican beach 'for sunbathing under a palm tree' in area reserved for tourists

A video of a young woman being led away in handcuffs - allegedly because she was sunbathing on a private Mexican beach reserved for paying foreigners - has been causing outrage online. Laura Alicia Caldero, 26, claims she was forcibly removed from Mamitas Beach in Playa del Carmen after attempting to suntan under the shade of a palm tree.

Fleas in Arizona test positive for the PLAGUE after disease begins decimating prairie dog population

Fleas taken from Picture Canyon, near Flagstaff, tested positive for plague after prairie dog deaths in the preserve alerted officials that there may be an outbreak of the disease that killed millions.

'He has a special sense of humor': Taliban publishes bizarre biography of 'charismatic' one-eyed leader Mullah Omar in the hope it will stop members leaving to join ISIS

In a clear attempt to counter the growing influence of ISIS in the central Asian country, the Taliban propaganda release lavished praise on the extremist in celebration of his 19th year as leader.

'My next adventure!' Jenna Bush Hager reveals she is expecting her second daughter with husband Henry live on the Today show

Jenna announced the news about her second pregnancy live on the Today show on Monday morning. The 33-year-old, who already has a one-year-old daughter, Mila, with her husband Henry Hager, is 20 weeks into her pregnancy and revealed that her second child is due in August.

More than 500 passengers on New York City subway trapped underground after smoke brings train to a halt in underwater tunnel

A train heading from Queens into Manhattan was stalled underneath the East River around 8.30am and its conductor saw smoke coming from the board along the track's third rail.

Now THAT'S a heavyweight bout! Thousands gather to watch biggest names in Senegalese wrestling go fist-to-head in brutal bout to open country's fighting season

Grappling on the sand and roared on by a vociferous sell-out crowd, these two powerhouses of the Senegalese wrestling scene trade mighty blows with one another. The two famous wrestlers, Balla Gaye 2 and Eumeu Sene (main picture), competed in the crunch match dubbed 'Le Choc' at Demba Diop Stadium in the capital of Dakar. After a brutal and closely fought encounter under the hot sun, the burly Sene emerged victorious. Prior to the showdown event, other athletes - dressed in colourful loin cloths - took to the arena for bruising combats.

Air India pilots removed from duty after co-pilot 'misbehaved and struck captain' during fight in cockpit

The altercation involving the captain and co-pilot erupted shortly before the plane made its 50-minute journey from Delhi to Jaipur, and reports suggest the co-pilot has faced similar accusations.

Billboard campaign launches in New York to encourage people to consider moving to Detroit

The ads are the brainchild of a trio of people opening a new Thai restaurant in the Motor City who not only want exposure for their new business but also to promote Detroit as an alternative to NYC.

Holy smoke! Mysterious 100m-wide black ring filmed floating in clear skies above Kazakhstan 

The clip was filmed on Saturday in Shortandy village, 40 miles north of the capital Astana, and captures the cloud hovering in the sky for 15 minutes before suddenly vanishing without trace.

Pictured: South Korea Ambassador Lippert is wearing exoskeletal brace on his hand as he recovers from knife attack

Mark Lippert, 42, (pictured left with his wife and young baby) suffered deep gashes to his cheek and hand when he was assaulted by knife-wielding nationalist Kim Ki-Jong at a breakfast function in central Seoul last month. 'It is an amazing apparatus, one I haven't seen before - so innovative and creative,' he wrote on Facebook of his new brace (right).

Want to boost your memory? Think about how an event made you FEEL: Recalling everyday information is easier when linked to an emotion

Psychologists at New York University have been trying to gain an understanding about how the brain stores memories for emotionally neutral events that gain significance through subsequent experience.

Italian coastguard rescues an astonishing 1,500 African migrants adrift on Mediterranean in less than 24 hours

In this handout videograb released by the Italian coast guards (Guardia Costiera) migrants arrive  in the port of Lampedusa on a boat of the Guardia Costiera following a rescue operation off the coast of Sicily, on April 5, 2015. Some 1,500 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy in five different boats were rescued in one day, Italian coastguards said today. Four coastguard vessels and an Italian navy ship intervened Saturday to save three large boats carrying migrants off the Libyan coast after intercepting distress calls from satellite telephones, only to find two other migrants boats in difficulty nearby.

The Italian navy and coast guard came to the rescue of three boats carrying migrants off the Libyan coast after intercepting distress calls, only to find two other migrants boats in difficulty nearby.

Could getting SWEATY be the key to a long life? People who exercise vigorously are less likely to die early than those who take a daily stroll

Jogging, aerobics or competitive tennis is much more beneficial - lowering the risk of early death by 13% - than gentle swimming, social tennis or housework, James Cook University experts found.

Want to learn a new skill? Think like a child: Young people concentrate better by shutting down parts of the brain they don't need

Researchers from the University of California measured blood flow in the brain of participants and found those with a lower level of activity in areas such as the frontal cortex learned the fastest.

A Human Harvest: China's organ trafficking exposed in shocking documentary that alleges the illegal trade is now worth a staggering US$1 billion a year

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: A new documentary is set to reveal China's illegal organ harvesting trade - with claims that political prisoners are being used as live organ donors. 'Human Harvest: China's Organ Trafficking' will show how once researchers around the world - including human rights lawyer David Matas and former Canadian member of parliament David Kilgour - began to uncover the gory details, the true picture was soon uncovered. It's alleged that thousands of members of the banned Falun Gong movement were killed for their organs. The China organ trade is now worth a staggering US$1 billion a year. Despite the fact 10,000 organs are transplanted in China every year, yet there are only a tiny number of people on the official donor register.

Father told by the city to take down the elaborate cardboard castle he built for his children in his private front yard because it's 'junk'


Jeremy Trentelman, (top right) of Ogden, built an elaborate cardboard box fort (left) for his three-year-old son and two-year-old daughter but received a letter (bottom right) from code enforcement officials saying it must come down. The father said that he will not contest the ordinance that classified his creation as 'waste material or junk' but would leave the castle up for the maximum 14 days before he receives a fine. His family received no complaints from neighbors, some of whom have organized an event to build their own cardboard structures on their lawns.

Mummified body of woman who had 'not been seen in years' found in hoarder's home crawling with rats and black widow spiders

EXCLUSIVE: April 4, 2015 - San Francisco, California, United States: Firefighters recover a body from a home near 4th and Lake Street in the Richmond District of San Francisco, passing by a hazardous waste container brought in to empty the house. Three days after authorities were alerted to debris stacked so densely inside the property that entry to the front door was almost entirely blocked, police removed the body. Firefighters wearing oxygen masks went in through a front window, found the mummified, lightweight body, wrapped in a blanket, re-wrapped it in a white sheet, and placed it onto a gurney before carrying it away. A neighbor said a woman named Carolyn lived at the home with her elderly mother and with a dog that she took for daily walks. The mother had not been seen for several years. He also said that the property was in foreclosure and that the younger women, Carolyn, would be taken to a hospital. Employees from the cityís Department of Public Works arrived April 1 and beg

The remains which were removed from the house in San Francisco on Saturday are believed to be that of Anna Ragin who lived with her 65-year-old daughter Carolyn.

Never get woken up by your partner's alarm again! 'Personal sunrise' clock uses beams of light and sound to rouse couples one at a time

The Wak alarm (pictured) is the invention of a firm in Los Angeles, California, which and creates a 'personal sunrise' and emits focused ultrasonic waves to wake up each person in bed individually.

Turn your phone into a Game Boy: Hyperkin case adds Nintendo's iconic controls to your handset - and lets you play old games

The attachment was originally devised as part of an April Fool's joke by the LA-based video game developer, but it has now announced it is making the case a reality.

SPOILER ALERT: 'Oh, I know who you are': Don Draper's past haunts him as AMC's hit show Mad Men returns for second half of final season

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Don Draper was haunted by his past as Mad Men entered the 1970s and returned to AMC with the premiere episode of the second half of its final season. Back in full lothario mode, the character played by Jon Hamm was seen cavorting with a string of women and auditioning beautiful models for a Wilkinson ad campaign. But his bravado took a knock when he dreamt about Rachel Menken, his season one mistress.

Scrawled on the walls of a cave 100ft below the French countryside, the poignant graffiti left by doomed troops waiting to join Battle of the Somme 

In this image made on Feb. 20, 2015 showing a name engraved on the walls of a former chalk quarry, at the Cite Souterraine, Underground City, in Naours, northern France by HA Deanate, 148th Aero Squadron, USA. 150 Vermilyea Ave, New York City, The names are just some of nearly 2,000 First World War inscriptions that have recently come to light here, a two-hour drive north of Paris, thanks to efforts by Jeffrey Gusky, the site's new owners and local archaeologist Gilles Prilaux.  (AP Photo/Jeffrey Gusky) Mandatory Credit

The newly-discovered inscriptions were found in Naours - a two-hour drive north of Paris - and were left by young men facing the horror of trench warfare just a few dozen miles away at the Somme.

Meet the couple with two children who decided to raise one Catholic and the other Jewish in 'crazy' family arrangement

Diane Greenberg, a devout Catholic, and her husband Bob, who is Jewish, decided to split their family, based in New Hope, Pennsylvania, down the middle when it came to religion.

Turkey blocks access to YouTube and Twitter after social media sites were used to publish images of prosecutor held in hostage siege

Turkey has blocked access to Twitter and YouTube after they refused a request to remove pictures of a prosecutor held during an armed siege last week.

Egyptian jewellery and pottery recovered from looted tomb: 3,000-year-old artefacts were overlooked by hapless thieves

A collection of 3,000-year-old items (pictured) have been recovered by archaeologists from an underground cave near Kibbutz Lahav in Israel.

Family of seven drown in Chinese reservoir after daughter falls in and they form a human chain in doomed attempt to rescue her because none of them can swim 

Tragedy struck while the family - four adults and three teenage children - were visiting a grave at a nearby cemetery in the city of Shantou in southern China's Guangdong province. One of the children, a 17-year-old girl, decided to wash her hands in the reservoir (left), but toppled in. The rest of her family made a desperate attempt pull her from the water by forming a human chain despite none of them being able to swim. But their efforts resulted in all of them falling into the water and drowning. By the time rescue workers (top right) arrived, they could only pull their bodies from the water (bottom right).

SeaWorld releases video of ex-trainer in N-word rant in bid to discredit him and his new book criticizing the company's treatment of animals

'You didn't think it was a bad idea to ask these n****r to help you?' he can be heard saying, a glass of wine in front of him

The video shows John Hargrove, who appeared in Blackfish, using the N-word seven times as he talks to a friend on the phone. Hargrove said he had a lot to drink and did not remember the incident.

Two children killed after minivan they were playing in caught fire and exploded

Investigators say four children were playing in the vehicle at the Aracdia Palms apartment complex in Las Vegas when one started a fire. Two managed to escape but the others were trapped.

Poland to build WATCHTOWERS along border with Russian enclave of Kaliningrad amid heightened tensions with Moscow

KALININGRAD, RUSSIAN FEDERATION:  (FILES) An undated file photo shows the red brick gothic cathedral in Kaliningrad seen from the port. Kaliningrad which used to be part of East Prussia but was captured by the Red Army after World War II was closed to foreigners and its previous history wiped from the official history books. The city formerly called Koenigsburg whose most famous son is the 18th century German philosopher Immanuel Kant is now slowly waking up to its German past.   AFP PHOTO / STR  (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

The CCTV towers will reach up to 164ft and will monitor the border between Poland and Kaliningrad, where Moscow recently announced they are set to place Iskander missiles.

Are you a GENIUS? Find out with a few of the most fiendish brain-teasers ever 

A book designed to discover clever people in the 1930s has been republished and is full of tricky questions and brain-teasers.

Behold, the chicken that lays the amazing egg! Baby has a priceless reaction to toy hen that lays multi-colored eggs

Forget the Easter Bunny, it was an egg-laying chick spreading the joy in one household. A video uploaded by American YouTube user Shkesi shows a baby girl mesmerized by the mothering hen. As the plush bird bounces up and down and pops out an egg the infant can barely believe her eyes.

India's forgotten refugees: Almost 70 years after fleeing during bloody partition war, the Hindus who still live in abject poverty in Kashmir and are not even allowed to vote

Around 100,000 people living in Jammu and Kashmir are classified as 'West Pakistan Refugees' in India, and don't have the right to vote or own property, meaning they are trapped in poverty,

'What young man would not jump on that candy?': Judge under fire for 'outrageous' comments as he let married female teacher off with just house arrest for having sex with student

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Judge Garrett Page, pictured left, chastised Erica Ginneti, 35, pictured with her husband right and in her mugshot inset, for sending explicit photos of herself to the student and reportedly asked 'What young man would not jump on that candy?' Ginneti, a mother of three from Philadelphia, must serve 60 days under house arrest and serve 100 hours of community service.

From Game of Thrones to Thor: Iceland sees tourism boom as a favourite filming spot for hit TV shows and Hollywood blockbusters

Game of Thrones fans will undoubtedly recognise the north of Iceland, namely Thingvellir National Park, from Arya's storyline and as the setting of the battle of the Hound and Brienne, in the North of Westeros.

Queen's long lost album: Her Majesty recorded tape of children's songs with Princess Margaret as 90th birthday gift for the Queen Mother 

The Queen, left and Princess Margaret, right, recorded the tape of their favourite childhood songs for their mother's 90th birthday in 1990. Unfortunately the tape was lost after the Queen Mother's death.

How half of the British public now believes Camilla should become Queen when Charles accedes to the throne 

Half of all Britons also believe that the Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall is doing a good job of performing her public duties and are now warming to the thought of her becoming Queen.

Indian mother saves her daughter from jaws of 13ft crocodile in 10-minute battle armed only with a wooden WASHING PADDLE 

Diwalinen Vankar, 58, (left) saved her daughter Kanta, 19, (right) from the jaws of a crocodile in a 10-minute long battle, armed only with a wooden washing paddle. The heroic mother had gone with her daughter to the bank of the Vishwamitri River, 40 kilometres from Vadodara, in west India, to wash their clothes. As they were wringing out their laundry, a mugger crocodile grabbed Kanta's right leg and dragged her into the murky river. The quick-thinking mother decided to attack the crocodile with her washing paddle and managed to rescue her.

Freefall, with a twist! Watch dizzying footage as GoPro camera is dropped by skydivers at 10,000ft and plummets to earth in high-speed spin

This extraordinary video - captured when a skydiver dropped his GoPro camera at 10,000ft - shows what it is like to freefall to the ground. The camera was found in Gringelstad, Sweden.

The beauty all around us: Incredible photographs show the world's beauty spots in full panoramic wonder

John Chapple, Chapple, originally from North Devon, first worked as a news and show business photographer before he got into landscape photography.

Gunpowder plots and prefect revolutions: Secret rebellious history of Britain's most prestigious public schools including Eton and Rugby laid bare in new book

The hidden history of some of the country's most prestigious and best-known public schools is one of barricades and mutinies so fierce they nearly proved the institutions' undoing.

The horrifying moment tourists catch a shark from the beach using a fishing rod...before posing for pictures with it

A shocking video has been released showing four tourists they catching a bronzer shark in New Zealand, dragging the thrashing creature in to shore and then pose for photos with the creature.

Out fur the count! Sam the German Shepherd struggles to stay awake as he watches TV

It's not just humans who have a tendency to nod off in front of the TV as this comical clip shows. Sam the German Shepherd was filmed at home in Pennsylvania as he struggled to keep his eyes open while sitting on the couch. Footage shows his head slowly dipping down before he suddenly wakes up and refocuses his energy on the screen.



Wisconsin Badgers, move over! Indianapolis zoo's MEERKATS form their own basketball team ahead of NCAA finals

NEW Gearing up for tonight's NCAA championship game, a group of meerkats have been testing out their basketball skills. The critters were filmed at Indiana's Indianapolis Zoo after getting a makeshift backboard and hoop installed in their pen. Footage shows them inquisitively inspecting the piece of sports apparatus and standing tall on their back legs.

The real life Fault in Our Stars: Husband pleads for help as his wife runs out of time waiting for the same life-saving lung transplant that saved his life

Katie and Dalton Prager met in 2009 and it was love at first sight. In July 2011, they were married as teens and together have battled the chronic illness together.

Who's a good boy? Man dips his hand in tank and strokes his pet fish like a dog... for 15 MINUTES every day

Roland Giroux doesn't let the fish tank get in the way of his relationship with his pet blood parrot cichlid. Dunking his hand into the tank, the man massages and strokes the fish who swims around his fingers.

Has he been taking lessons from a boxing kangaroo? Watch as a wallaby takes a swing at a wombat who gets a little too close for comfort

A wallaby has been caught on film 'punching' a wombat after he got a little too close while the native pair were grazing at The Wilsons Promontory National Park, in south east Victoria.

Bigs bunny! Darius the world's largest rabbit who is 4ft 4 faces competition from another giant rival... his son Jeff

Darius (inset with Jeff) is currently the biggest rabbit in the world, measuring 4ft 4in. But now his son Jeff (pictured with his owner) is threatening to steal his title. The young bunny is already 3ft 8in and still has six months left of growing to do. Both rabbits are owned by Annette Edwards, of Worcestershire, England.



Fritz STILL can't catch, even when he's dressed as the Easter bunny: Hapless Golden Retriever stars in sequel video

Dogs are usually maestros when it comes to games of throw and catch - especially when there's food involved. But Fritz the Golden Retriever from California appears to lack any eye-mouth co-ordination skills, as a new video shows. The pooch was filmed wearing bunny ears this Easter trying and miserably failing to catch a hard-boiled egg between his teeth. Slow-motion footage shows him licking his lips and enthusiastically leaping up to catch the treat.

Terrifying moment hot air balloon collides with transmission tower and plummets to ground... and three occupants survive with just cuts and bruises

A video maker in Russia captured the moment a hot air balloon collided with a transmission tower and plummeted to the ground. The three people on board each received cuts and bruises but survived.

Wings that wow! Stunning macro photographs capture the beauty of butterflies and the intricacies of their rainbow scales

The stunning photos (sunset moth shown) were taken by 51-year-old Linden Gledhill from Staffordshire. He used a trinocular-reflecting light microscope with a Canon EOS 5D mark II on the top.

A masterpiece of Islamic architecture: Breathtaking photos capture ornate beauty of Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

British amateur photographer Julian John, who now lives in Abu Dhabi, has been photographing the impressive Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque since he first moved four years ago.

Water fights in Hungary and horseback parades in Germany: Easter celebrated with unusual traditions around the world

While most people are used to hiding chocolate eggs and enjoying dinner with family and friends, Easter celebrations in parts of the world can take on a very different appearance. In southern Germany, hundreds of horse riders and spectators braved the snow for their traditional Easter Monday procession (top right), while women in Male Trakany, Slovakia (top left) and Nyiregyhaza, Hungary (bottom left and bottom right) wear traditional costumes while they are doused with water by men.