Syria's sexist insult to Angelina: Star Special Envoy rips UN's 'paralysis' over bloody civil war's four million refugees . . . and the Syrian ambassador's response? 'She's beautiful'

Angelina Jolie attacks UN paralysis over Syria's refugee crisis in New York

Angelina Jolie briefed the council as special envoy for the U.N. on refugee issues on Friday morning at UN headquarters in New York. When asked about Jolie's planned briefing, Syria's U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari (pictured right) responded: 'She is beautiful'. What he failed to acknowledge was Jolie's blistering attack on the failure of the world's leaders to act on the country's refugee crisis. The 39-year-old mother-of-six, who said she has made 11 visits to Syrian refugees in the region since the crisis began in 2011, called the failure to help some four million driven out of Syria over the conflict as the 'world's lowest point' and blasted world leaders who are 'paralyzed' by disagreement.

Crying toddler is removed from London-bound flight and met by police after being deemed a 'security breach'

Crying toddler removed from Transavia Airlines flight and met by police

As the aircraft taxied on the runway at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel, bound for London Luton, Sarina Aziz (pictured top) became agitated after cabin crew asked that she sit on her parents' lap. Ariella and Mark Aziz (pictured below confronting airport staff), who live in north London, struggled to keep their daughter still after strapping her in the connector belt required for children under the age of two. However they say they were shocked to find that staff had decided to alert the captain, who took the decision to halt the flight and call security to remove the family from the plane.

Mother's final wish for her five-year-old daughter to be brought up by friends NOT the girl's father is granted by judges - after she died of breast cancer

The 48-year-old mother from Cornwall lost her battle with breast cancer earlier this month. Lady Justice King (pictured) ruled the five-year-old girl should live with close family friends.

William and Kate's pre-baby shopping spree: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spotted relaxing with some retail therapy in Kensington before arrival of child number two

The nation may be waiting on tenterhooks for the new royal baby, but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have apparently been taking parenthood second time round in their stride.

Only middle-class white people think Ukip is racist, says Farage as he claims he gets a great reception in 'black parts of London'

EXCLUSIVE: Nigel Farage said claims the party is racist have stopped many supporters - including internationally acclaimed rock stars and billionaires - from backing him publicly.

Furious row erupts over 'shameful' Miliband claim that Mediterranean refugee deaths are a 'direct result' of Cameron's Libya intervention

The Labour leader used a keynote speech today to suggest the deaths of hundreds of refugees could have been avoided if the Prime Minister had done more following his intervention in Libya.

Heartbroken mother releases pictures of her teenage son left in a coma by suicide attempt after months of bullying

Teenager left in a coma by suicide attempt after months of bullying

Bradley Parkes, 16, (right) is fighting for his life after being driven to attempt suicide following months of bullying by a gang in Coventry. He was discovered hanging in the woods with a suicide note saying taking his own life was easier than what he was going through. His mother Tiffany, 35, shared a picture (left) of her son in hospital and described how he had been robbed at knifepoint several times and even slashed in the face.

Shocking moment drunken soldiers including Buckingham Palace guardsman carried out horrifying assault where victim's head was stamped on 18 TIMES - and they avoided jail 

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Shaun Smith, and Jason Collins had been drinking when they were filmed attacking two men near their barracks at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire last April.

Cheating student who hacked into university computer system to give himself a better degree is jailed 

University of Birmingham student Imran Uddin, 25, used a keyboard spying device to steal staff passwords and then upped five of his exam marks.

Daughter of Hitler's henchman Hermann Goering loses her bid to win back family money confiscated from father's estate after defeat of the Nazis

Edda Goering, 76, (pictured with Hermann Goering in 1940) wanted compensation for her father's legacy which was confiscated in 1948. The appeal was rejected by Bavarian lawmakers.

Murdered student Karen Buckley died from head and neck injuries after going missing on night out in Glasgow, death certificate reveals

Murdered nursing student Karen Buckley, 24, (pictured) disappeared after a night out in Glasgow. She died of head and neck injuries, according to her death certificate.

It's a TOWIE goldrush... but not in Essex! Scientists uncover 'major deposit' of precious metal under tiny Scottish village

An investigation may have revealed existence of gold deposits in the town of Towie worth millions. Mining giants Koza Altin Isletmeleri GreenOre are now seeking permission for further inspection.

Blow for the City as HSBC looks at leaving the UK - but could bring back famous British banking brand Midland


Global banking giant HSBC will consider moving its headquarters out of the UK, chairman Douglas Flint will reveal today, with rumours that it could also relaunch the Midland banking brand.

The shape of things to come for dog grooming: Pets have their fur trimmed to make their heads square or circular as part of bizarre new trend in Taiwan

The shape of things to come for dog grooming: Pets have their fur trimmed to make their

In a method reminiscent of Edward Scissorhands's trimming of a hedge, canine hairdressers in the Taiwanese capital Taipei are giving particularly furry customers outlandish makeovers. Pictures of doe-eyed dogs with their shapely cuts have proved extremely popular online prompting more owners to seek out the custom salons. Many are now opting for the cuts simply to get more likes and shares on social media sites.

What's your beef? Infographic reveals the different cuts of meat you SHOULD be buying and how best to cook them

The infographic also shows that rump, fillet and T-Bone are the most popular cuts of meat we order when eating out but when it comes to cooking at home it's mince or burgers we buy.

Parents' fury after headteacher bans ALL drinks apart from water during school day to protect the 'long-term health' of the children

Headteacher Linda Shute has banned children from consuming tea, coffee, fruit juice and soft drinks at Rowdown Primary School in New Addington, south London.

The day a poltergeist attacked me: Skeptical about the supernatural? So was the Mail's MICHAEL HELLICAR - until he saw events so chilling they still haunt him to this day

Michael Hellicar was sent to report on the 'Enfield Poltergeist' in 1977 - a malevolent presence which was witnessed terrorising the Hodgson family by some 30 people over the course of that summer.

'He's a fame wh**e': Wendy Williams lashes out at Bruce Jenner hours before his interview where he's expecting to come out as transgender

Wendy Williams recently attacked Bruce Jenner. She accused the former Olympian of being a "fame whore" and using his sex change to drum up publicity.

The talk show host said that she felt 'duped' by Bruce Jenner and thinks he is just trying to get more attention. She also said he should be watching over Kylie, 17, more as she is dating a 25-year-old.

Second man charged over London street murder of Syrian-born preacher: Suspect, 61, accused of possession of an explosive substance 

Khalid Rashad, 61, was charged earlier today following an investigation into the death of Abdul Hadi Arwani - an outspoken critic of the Assad regime who was shot dead this month.

'I won't quit my mates': Richard Hammond joins Top Gear walk out as producer launches scathing attack on 'meddling' BBC

'I won't quit my mates': Richard Hammond last to rule out return to Top Gear as producer

Richard Hammond (left) has ruled out returning to Top Gear, becoming the final presenter to leave the motoring show as he vowed (tweet inset, left): 'I won't quit my mates.' Ex-Top Gear producer Andy Wilman (inset yesterday with Clarkson, Hammond and May) accused 'meddling' BBC executives of pressuring him to hire a female presenter before the show's 2002 relaunch. He said chiefs at the corporation also originally vetoed hiring James May, claiming the three were all 'middle-class public-schoolish blokes of a similar age'. Mr Wilman, who is a childhood friend of Clarkson (pictured at a pub yesterday evening, right), also branded the BBC's decision to sack the presenter a 'tragedy'. Mr Wilman sensationally resigned from the BBC yesterday, following a meeting with the three former presenters at Clarkson's flat in west London.

Letting your baby nap in a car seat, swing or bouncer could be deadly, experts warn 

Researchers at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center warned babies put to sleep in car seats, slings, swings and bouncers were at risk of death via strangulation from straps or suffocation.

Coroner blasts 'confusing' advice given to parents on taking babies to bed with them after seven-week old boy dies while sleeping alongside his mother 

Efan James, who was described as 'well cared-for and loved', was sharing his mother Hannah James' bed when he died in his sleep last October in Milford Haven, West Wales.

Katie Hopkins is criticised by the UNITED NATIONS for 'reflecting a nasty underbelly of racism' after calling migrants 'cockroaches' 

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said Hopkins used language similar to that employed by Rwandan media outlets in the run-up to the 1994 genocide, and by Nazis in the 1930s.

Don't put your coat away just yet! Temperatures set to plunge by TEN DEGREES next week as 'Arctic airmass' blasts down from Iceland

The plunge in temperature means Britain will go from being hotter than Turkey and Ibiza to colder than Moscow, Stockholm and Finland in a matter of days.

British Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer to be freed in June, US government source claims 

Shaker Aamer, ho has a British wife and four children in London, is likely to be transferred to an undisclosed country over the summer, probably in June, it has been revealed.

EXCLUSIVE - First picture of Pakistan 'honour killing victim, 25, burned alive by husband and father-in-law because she left the house without asking permission'

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23-year old Shabana Mai died of burn injuries at hospital on April 18. Her body was buried in her native village on the same day. But it seems she is half buried as the police are of the view that she has committed suicide while her brother who is also the complainant of the case is not ready to accept the police findings.
?Police are pressurizing me for the reconciliation with the accused. I am an illiterate person. Police got my thumb impressions on plane papers and lodged the case,? said Muhammad Azam.  
He said that before her last breath his sister informed him that her father-in-law Pir Bakhsh set her ablaze after pouring diesel on her.
Mai, a resident of Muzaffargarh District, in Pakistan (Famous case of Mukhtaran Mai also belongs to this district) suffered 80 percent burn injuries on April 17 and was shifted to Nishtar Hospital Multan by her in-laws.
Azam said that motive behind setting her sister on fire was her overstay in the house of his another sister.
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Shabana Bibi (pictured), 25, from the Muzaffargarh district of Pakistan, died in hospital on Saturday after suffering burns to 80 per cent of her body. Police arrested her husband and father-in-law.

Pictured: University diversity officer who banned whites from her 'anti-racism' event wipes away fake tear in front of 'no white men' sign

Goldsmiths University diversity officer banned white cis men from 'anti-racism' event

A picture of Bahar Mustafa, student union Welfare and Diversity Officer at Goldsmiths University in London, pretending to cry was posted online shortly after she was accused of discrimination. The handmade poster also refers to a ban on cisgender men, a term used of those whose mental gender and physical sex match, which is the opposite of transgender. Today Goldsmiths' students' union said it 'wholeheartedly' denied accusations it was racist and sexist. Miss Mustafa was criticised by students after she invited them to a meeting to discuss 'diversifying the curriculum' but told white people and men 'not to come' as it was only open to BME [black and minority ethnic] women.

How safe are the prawns YOU'RE eating? Farmed shrimp found to contain traces of E.coli, MRSA and salmonella

Experts at Consumer Reports tested 342 packages of frozen prawns from farms in Thailand, India and Indonesia. They found 60 per cent were found with traces of harmful bacteria.

Back to school for you! BBC presenter spells 'education' wrong as he reports live from classroom 

Presenter Charlie Stayt's embarrassing spelling error was spotted by eagle-eyed BBC Breakfast viewers during a live report from a primary school in Southampton, Hampshire.

Daughter of £1.2million lottery jackpot winners who stole £22,000 from nursery walks free from court after it was repaid

Samantha Crossland, pictured, received a 12-month community order and ordered to to 180 hours' unpaid work after she admitted stealing £22,000 from the Child's Play nursery in Dewsbury.

Rogue trader dubbed the 'Hound of Hounslow' to spend weekend in custody after failing to pay £5million bail

The rogue trader facing charges he manipulated the share market and caused a trillion dollar Wall Street crash will remain in jail for the weekend after failing to pay his £5million bail.

Diet Pepsi drops controversial sweetener aspartame after customer concerns about safety

PepsiCo has confirmed will now use sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda, in US products. Despite repeated fears over aspartame, the FDA says it is safe.

The latest Scandinavian crime-fighting export: Moment four Swedish cops on holiday in New York answered the call of duty to stop a brutal assault on a subway train

Swedish cops on vacation in New York stop a brutal assault on subway

Samuel Kvarzell (top left), Erik Naslund (top right), Eric Jansberger (bottom left) and Markus Asberg (bottom right) subdued an enraged homeless man who was viciously beating another rider on the train. They stopped the violence and held the attacker until the NYPD could arrive. The friends sprang into action after a frantic conductor yelled over the intercom: 'Are there any police officers on the train?'

Obsession with Poldark's chest is 'sexist and undermines the whole show', female co-star claims

Aidan Turner's Poldark co-star Heida Reed has claimed the obsession with his body is sexist, and is unintentionally undermining the BBC1 series.

Detectives investigating murders of Playboy bunny girl and a teenager 40 years ago offer £40,000 reward after DNA evidence linked killings

Glamour model Eve Stratford, 22, (pictured) was found with her throat slashed at her east London home in 1975. Six months later, Lynne Weedon, 16, was attacked and raped in an alleyway.

'I find it physically repulsive when you claim to be the party of the NHS': The moment Miliband met his match in an ordinary member of the public whose mother suffered agonising hospital death under LABOUR

Ed Miliband attacked by woman whose mother died under Labour's NHS

During a live radio phone-in, a woman called Claire from Manchester challenged Mr Miliband over the 'totally avoidable' and 'horrific' death of her mother under the Labour-run NHS. She said that there was a 'total denial' from the party about what went wrong in her mother's case. The exchange is one of the first unscripted moments of the election campaign, which has been tightly-controlled and stage-managed with the party leaders meeting very few regular voters.

Cameron pledges 'English income tax' powers within 100 days of a Tory election victory

British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and Secretary of State William Hague address supporters during an event in Lincoln, Britain April 24, 2015. Cameron courted English voters on Friday ahead of a tight UK-wide election, promising to create a separate rate of income tax for England and to give English lawmakers greater powers if re-elected.  REUTERS/Toby Melville

The PM, speaking in Lincoln today, pledged to give English MPs the same powers to set tax rates which have been granted to Scotland in the wake of last year's independent referendum.

Revealed: The lectern that Miliband carries everywhere on the campaign trail (even if it's in the middle of a muddy field)

Ed Miliband's plan to look like a PM means always stand behind a lectern

The Labour leader has been touring the country with the prop in an attempt to make him appear more statesmanlike. He has delivered key speeches in the campaign stood behind the lectern. But it has also been deployed when he is just making some brief remarks or holding question and answer events with members of the public. Mr Miliband even stood behind the prop during a speech in the middle of a field (pictured top right)

We need more British crane drivers not hairdressers but shouldn't tell immigrants to 'bog off', says Boris as he talks selfies, Miliband and Breaking Bad

EXCLUSIVE: In an interview with MailOnline, the London Mayor talks jobs, housing, Cameron and Miliband, as he insists there is more to him than just the politician everyone wants to have a selfie with.

'Sorry for the late reply, I've been fixing the economy': Danny Alexander FINALLY replies to Labour's infamous note admitting 'there's no money left' 

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The former Labour minister Liam Byrne left a memo to his successor in the Treasury, David Laws, which read: 'Dear Chief Secretary, I'm afraid that there is no money. Kind regards and good luck.'

SNP chief Nicola Sturgeon vows to make Miliband PM even if he finishes 40 seats behind Cameron at the election

SNP party leader Nicola Sturgeon with Kitty MacDonald, 3, and SNP Candidate for the Glasgow South constituency Stewart McDonald during a visit to Glazed, a ceramic painting studio in Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 24, 2015. See PA story ELECTION Scotland. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The Scottish First Minister said she would work with Labour to form an anti-Tory alliance in the Commons regardless of how many MPs David Cameron wins on May 7.

Outrage in Brazil as police 'pulverize' transgender prisoner before stripping her and shaving her head

Transgender woman stripped, shaved and 'pulverized' by police sparking outrage

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Pictures have emerged of Veronica Bolina (left, before incident) lying face down and partially naked on the ground in front of a group of policemen and other prisoners at a jail in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The 25-year-old had previously been arrested over an alleged attack on her 73-year-old neighbour. But an investigation is now underway amid reports she was set upon by officers on three different occasions after being taken into custody, leaving her face unrecognisable (right). Pictures appearing to show her ordeal were leaked online and have sparked outrage across Brazil.

'He shook my hand and fainted': Extraordinary moment Jewish Auschwitz survivor hugged and kissed SS Guard on trial for assisting in 300,000 murders as she FORGAVE him

Moment Auschwitz survivor reached out to forgive SS Guard during his trial 

Eva Kor, 81, arrived in Lueneburg to give evidence at the trial of Oskar Groening, 93 - known as the 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz'. The pair were seen embracing as they met in the courtroom. Groening is accused of serving at Auschwitz between May and June 1944, when some 425,000 Jews from Hungary were taken there and almost immediately gassed to death. Speaking about the extraordinary incident, Ms Kor said: 'Former enemies can get along as human beings. What on earth do we want to tell the world? Killing each other has never created anything good.'

Islamic State unveils the ISHS - its own version of Britain's NHS: Islamists promote new health service with poster campaign nearly identical to the UK's

Islamic State have reportedly launched their own 'health service', bearing remarkable similarities to the publicly funded British health service, the National Health Service (NHS).

Italian police hunting Osama Bin Laden's former bodyguards and 16 other Pakistani extremists reveal Al Qaeda militants plotted terror attack on the Vatican

An ongoing series of raids largely focussing on the autonomous island of Sardinia is targeting 18 people, including two men thought to have worked for the late Al Qaeda leader, investigators said.

ISIS leader's teenage cousin blows himself up in suicide mission as depraved jihadis continue shocking strategy to use vulnerable teenagers as suicide bombers 

Abu Hafs al-Badri was one of several teenage suicide bombers who recently blew themselves up in Iraq. ISIS social media claim Badri was a cousin of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Revealed: Migrant boat 'captain' accused of sailing 850 people to their deaths is just a lowly 'nasty good-for-nothing' deckhand who boasted trip was worth £1 MILLION

Migrant boat 'captain' Mohammed Ali Malek, 27, is just a lowly deckhand who boasted to fishermen in his hometown of Sfax, Tunisia, that he would strike it rich on his maiden trafficking run.

EU leaders finally begin to tackle the Mediterranean migrant crisis: Funds for rescue operations tripled and military action against traffickers agreed 

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speaks during a media conference after an emergency EU summit at the EU Council building in Brussels on Thursday, April 23, 2015. EU leaders on Thursday committed extra ships, planes and helicopters to save lives in the Mediterranean at an emergency summit convened after hundreds of migrants drowned in the space of a few days. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, whose country has been faced with almost daily tragedies as rescuers pluck bodies from the waters, called it 'a giant step forward.'

Is this woman proof that superfoods DO work? Lady who's been eating chia seeds and spirulina for 20 YEARS has boundless energy, glowing skin... and doesn't even have a doctor

Tipper Lewis eating chia seeds and spirulina for 20 YEARS has boundless energy

Tipper Lewis, 43, from London, grew up on a farm and quickly became fascinated by the power of plants, Chinese medicine and organic produce, right. A vegan since the age of 18, she studied the power of herbs and plants at University and landed a job at Neal's Yard Remedies - the leading independent British retailer of organic natural health and beauty products. Speaking to FEMAIL about her love of superfoods, she said: 'I was taking them twenty years ago and they definitely weren't as fashionable back then but I've always loved them. 'People would laugh at me for having a bottle of green water on my desk at work but I just can't imagine living a different way. My healthy diet is definitely to thank for my energy levels.'

Listen to an UNDERWATER volcano erupt: Surprising sound of one of Earth's most violent events captured beneath the waves

Geologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used submarines to record underwater volcanic eruptions 3,937ft beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean near Samoa.

Was the Chilean volcano eruption so incredible it attracted observers from space? Mysterious white light seen hovering beside giant ash cloud that grounded flights 

Volcano Calbuco, in southern Chile, which has laid dormant for more than 40 years, suddenly erupted on Wednesday causing a thick plume of ash to cloud the sky while thousands were forced to flee.

Prosecutors accused of losing entire CAR that was crucial evidence at the centre of double murder case 

A grey Nissan Micra (similar to the one pictured) at the centre of a double murder case has been lost by the Crown Prosecution Service, Bristol Crown Court was told.

Woman scarred for life after falling face-first when she was knocked over by a cyclist who was riding on the pavement 

The cyclist was being hunted by police after he allegedly ploughed into pedestrian Andrea McVeigh in Bemondsey, south London, sending her crashing face-first into the pavement.

'I've made myself unemployable, now pay me benefits': Woman with six stars tattooed on her face says bosses won't take her seriously (and she wants FREE laser treatment)

Woman with face tattoos says she is FORCED to claim benefits

Kay Bennett, 33, from Swindon (pictured), also claims sick hand-outs because the star tattoos (right) have also caused her to suffer from depression. She's also gained six stone and says 'nice guys' don't fancy her. Miss Bennett started getting tattoos in her late teens, but had the stars inked on when she was 24. She is now hoping a member of the public will take pity on her and fund her laser removal.

Revealed: Harrowing photos smuggled out of Armenia a century ago by American and colleague who risked imprisonment to show world the true horror of the 'genocide' 

Armenian 'genocide' photo collection shows world the true horror

EXCLUSIVE: John Elder and Armin Wegner documented the suffering they saw, helping to build a case against a Turkish government which still denies the killing of up to 1.5million Armenians was genocide. As the world marks 100 years since the atrocities many Western governments including the US still do not use the word. Volunteer army medic Wegner used secret mail routes to sneak his images out but was caught by the German authorities and sent to a cholera ward.

Never-before-seen photographs show horror of doomed Gallipoli landings through the eyes of the soldiers who fought there

Historian Stephen Chambers has collected more than 100 rare photographs, many taken by the troops themselves, which have been released to mark the centenary of the First World War.

British 14-year-old boy remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with plotting terror attack on Anzac Day commemorations in Australia


The teenager from Blackburn, Lancashire, who cannot be named but is thought to be the youngest person charged with Islamist-related terror offences in the UK, was arrested last weekend.

A village inside the crater of an active volcano, cliff houses made of clay and a tiny town that lives under a rock: Are these the most magical settlements in the world?

Are these the most magical settlements in the world?

Nestled in some of the most beautiful corners of the world, are hidden settlements of people who have adapted to live in some very unusual places. The settlement of Aogashima is in the crater of an active volcano in the Philippine Sea (main), the incredible cliff village of Bandiagara in Mali (inset, right) seems to defy gravity, while Monsanto, in Portugal (inset, left) sits among gigantic granite boulders.

Sleep with the fishes! Inside Dubai's luxury underwater suites that come with private butlers and panoramic views into an aquarium filled with 65,000 sea creatures

With a base price of £5,500 ($8,200) a night the underwater suites at Atlantis, The Palm boast views directly into a massive aquarium, creating the illusion of being under the sea.

A chance to own your own AIRPORT for a pound: Billion-euro terminal designed to cater for five million passengers a year goes up for sale with NO reserve price in Spain 

Ciudad Real airport was built in 2009 at a cost of more €1billion - Spain's economy having taken off - but was closed three years later when its parent company fell into financial difficulties.



'Heartbroken' Ray Romano leads tributes to 'wonderful' Everybody Loves Raymond co-star Sawyer Sweeten after the 19-year-old shot himself dead on family's front porch 

Ray Romano leads tributes to Sawyer Sweeten who committed suicide

Sawyer Sweeten, 19, shot himself on the front porch of a house while visiting family in Texas yesterday. Mr Sweeten (pictured riding a motorbike last month) appeared in 139 episodes of the popular US sitcom and also took small parts in television shows Even Stevens and Frank McKlusky C.I alongside his twin brother Sullivan (front right) in the early 2000s. The teenager played Geoffrey Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond, while his twin brother played Michael. Their older sister Madylin (third from left) also played their older sibling on the show, Ally.

Should we be cleansing our skin from the INSIDE to beat spots? Japanese women swear by tincture tonic they drink that cleanses blood and removes blemishes 

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The women of Japan swear by the 'beauty from within' philosophy and prefer to sip on tincture tonics to cleanse the system internally to encourage clear, unblemished skin.

The town too posh for Monopoly: Board game makers planning special Exeter version told there is nowhere low-rent enough to be 'Old Kent Road' 

Thousands of Exeter residents have suggested streets to fill the more luxurious end of the Monopoly board, but no one has put forward ideas for what should be Old Kent Road.

The frog with an underwater SEX DUNGEON: Amphibian that likes to mate in privacy and hide its eggs discovered

A new species of torrent frog has been found in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Called Hylodes japi, it was found to mate underground in secret chambers. Shown is another torrent frog, the Waterfall frog.

Women spend FIVE HOURS a week taking selfies... and one in five upload them to social media make an ex-partner jealous

A new study has revealed young women are the most prolific selfie-snappers, spending 48 minutes a day taking shots of themselves. 22 per cent said getting social media 'likes' was the main reason for posing.

Teacher whose decayed teeth were reduced to 'apple cores' wins £30,000 in damages from his former dentist

Kevin Bowes, 53, from Guisborough in North Yorkshire lost several teeth, had four avoidable root canal treatments and five avoidable crowns at the hands of dentist Dr Nicholas Crees.

Samsung takes aim at Motorola with a ROUND smartwatch: Firm teases circular device for its Gear range of wearables

Simply referred to as 'the next Gear', images (pictured) of the watch's circular face were unveiled as part of an announcement about the Korean firm's upcoming developer scheme.

Show cleavage, don't flirt TOO much and above all get served by a guy . . . what it really takes for a girl to get a free coffee at Pret

FEMAIL writer Deni Kirkova, 24, visited six Pret A Mangers in London - three while wearing everyday clothes and no makeup, and three in a short red dress. Here's how she got on...

Inbred and isolated: DNA analysis reveals demise of the mighty woolly mammoth

Researchers at McMaster University in Canada and the Swedish Museum of Natural History found that the last mammoths were isolated on an Arctic island for 5,000 years.

'I attack my own face': Woman suffering from rare psychosomatic condition spends several HOURS a day obsessively picking at her pores and squeezing her spots

Jenna Marotta suffering from dermatillomania spends HOURS picking at her pores

New York-based writer Jenna Marotta, 27, (pictured) suffers from a psychosomatic disorder called dermatillomania that makes her obsessively pick at her skin, a time-consuming habit that often leaves her face bloody. She first developed the condition while trying to recover from a binge-eating addiction.

Student left with 'vile' lump of scar tissue the size of a nut after getting an oversized ear piercing as an act of teenage rebellion

18-year-old Remmie was left with a hazelnut-sized keloid scar on her ear after a bar piercing went badly wrong. The teen, who says she had hoped to stand out of the crowd, describes the scar as 'vile'.

'Wake up little boy, daddy's looking for you': Creepy message that came through on Washington family's baby monitor after the device was hacked 

When the Washington couple's son began complaining of someone talking to him at night,they put it down to hid over-active imagination - until their heard a stranger's voice over the monitor.

Terrified British mother's desperate plea to be evacuated from war-torn Yemen where she is hiding in a basement with her young daughters 

Louise Henderson, 49, moved to Yemen 27 years ago, but is now forced to hide in a shelter below her family in the capital Sanaa with her daughters Miriam, 11, and Ayesha, nine, (pictured).

Three British men jailed for up to ten years for their part in disastrous bid to smuggle £200million of cocaine across the Atlantic 

The gang were caught after their yacht, named the Makayabella, was stormed by the Irish Navy (pictured guarding the cocaine) 200 miles off the south-west coast of Ireland in September.

German language teacher is suspended in France for suggesting that panzer tanks should invade the country to subdue unruly pupils 

The Frenchwoman also used her classes to defend Adolf Hitler's domestic record, and his plans for overseas expansion.She's now been suspended from Auguste Remoir college in Limoges, France.

Secret of comedians' 'gift of the gab' revealed: Confident speakers use region of brain less, scans reveal

Scientists at University College London found that comedians and barristers showed lower levels of activity in an area of the brain known as Broca's region (pictured).

HRT raises breast cancer risk up to EIGHT years after women stop taking it, scientists warn 

New findings from the Women's Health Initiative in Seattle, have shown women taking combined HRT of oestrogen and progesterone have an increased risk years after stopping treatment.

Men do TWICE as much housework after they retire, according to new study (but they STILL don't do as much as women!) 

A study of 1,302 German couples found men upped their daily chores from just two hours to 3.9 hours a day after they retired - but their partners were still doing far more.

The Apple Watch laid bare: Tech experts take the timepiece apart to reveal what's inside - including its tiny battery

Tech experts at California-based iFixit are carrying out a so-called 'teardown' of the 38mm Sport model (shown) of Apple's Watch. This teardown reveals a 205mAh battery and Apple's S1 chip.

Anxiety is 'catching' and can be passed on to children, scientists warn over-protective parents 

Although scientists have long known that anxiety runs within families, the attitudes of over-anxious parents strongly affect their children's behaviour, say the researchers at King's College London.

The IKEA relationship curse! Experts warn trips to the store can spell doom for couples and say loved-up patrons must avoid hard-to-build item known as the 'Divorcemaker' 

A psychology expert warned that shopping at IKEA causes serious friction between couples, particularly when it comes to building one particular unit known as the Liatorp, which retails for $1,199.

Make keepsakes, do date night and be grateful for your children even when they're being unbearable: New parents reveal their top tips in heart-warming video

The short clip, made by Extra Storage Space, has been viewed more than 600,000 times. It features new parents, all US based, sharing the tips and advice they wish they had known before having a baby.

Another hard day at the office: Princess Beatrice enjoys a designer shopping trip in Mayfair after returning from luxury jolly to Florence

Princess Beatrice enjoys shopping in Mayfair after Florence trip

Princess Beatrice was back in London on Friday after enjoying a trip to Florence for a fashion conference. But it seems fashion was still on her mind as she was spotted in Mayfair on a shopping trip and carrying a bag from Karl Lagerfeld's London store. Her bodyguard carried a few more of her purchases as she held onto a coffee.

Agony of British sporting champion 'exiled' after her Australian husband is denied UK visa - despite both their daughters being born in Britain

Former world squash champion Cassie Jackman and her husband Matt have two daughters who were born in Britain. But Matt, an Australian, has had his returning resident visa application refused.

Beautiful Ferrari just like the one in famous scene from Ferris Bueller's Day Off set to sell for £10MILLION

The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider - considered by many the most beautiful convertibles ever made- as going up for sale at RM Sotheby's auction in Villa Erba, Italy.

Tibetan Mastiffs go from sought-after £1m dog to hotpot ingredient as Chinese corruption crackdown means thousands of them can no longer be used to bribe officials

Just last year, Tibetan mastiffs were the most expensive dogs on Earth. But now they are being cheaply offloaded at abattoirs. The government's corruption crackdown is blamed.

Woman 'desperate to be normal again' after botched boob job abroad left her with a breast that 'looks like a croissant'

Hopes: Alison had hoped to boost her bust but ended up loathing her body (picture posed by model)

Alison, 43, from Gloucestershire was left with an imploded breast that looked 'like a croissant' after she succumbed to a severe infection following breast augmentation surgery six years ago.

Three British planespotters locked up in the UAE for two months for 'spying' are finally freed after case against them is dropped

Conrad Clitheroe, 54 and Gary Cooper, 45, from Stockport, along with their ex-pat friend Neil Munro were stopped by police for writing down aircraft registration numbers at Fujairah Airport.

Axe raider formerly known as juvenile offender Boomerang Boy is jailed for six years after shopkeeper rugby tackled him to the ground during attempted robbery

An axe-wielding robber has been jailed after his attempt to rob a store in County Durham was foiled when he was jumped on by the shopkeeper and hit by his wife with a baseball bat.

'I've always wanted to be famous!': Six-year-old boy's delight as video of his struggle to take FORTY-FIVE pills a day to treat cystic fibrosis hits one million views in just a week

The footage of Jesse O'Brien was taken by his mother Heidi, 37, from Suffolk, to encourage the youngster to take the vast volume of drugs he has to consume every single day to battle his illness.

North Korea may have DOUBLE the number of nuclear weapons previously believed, say Chinese military experts 

The pariah state led by Kim Jong Un (pictured) may have 20 warheads not 10 as previous US forecasts held, and its stockpile of weapons could grow to 50 or even 100 within the next five years.

'Now I know he loves me': Forty-seven stone woman reveals how her husband STOPPED her from losing weight... over fears she would leave him if she slimmed

47stone Bettie Jo woman reveals how her husband STOPPED her losing weight

Bettie Jo, from Houston, Texas, tipped the scales at 47 stone (660lbs) but found it difficult to lose weight without the support of her husband Josh, she reveals on tonight's My 600lb Life on TLC. The 24-year-old (right) was housebound and unable to tend to her own needs and lived off a diet of fried chicken. Bettie Jo, who now weighs 35st 8lbs (500lbs) thanks to surgery, reveals on the show that Josh (pictured with her left) had become her 'caretaker' - helping her go to the toilet and into the shower, and putting powder between her rolls of flesh afterwards to stop her skin from chafing.

'I didn't get down on one knee because I wouldn't have been able to get back up': Couple aged 103 and 91 to become world's oldest newlyweds after 27 years together 

George Kirby and 91-year-old Doreen Luckie (pictured), from Eastbourne, East Sussex, will marry after meeting 27 years ago. They will become the oldest newlyweds in history.

Malaria vaccine that will prevent millions of young children catching disease could be available within months after trial results find it reduces number of cases by half

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The drug, known as RTS,S, has been developed by British firm GlaxoSmithKline over 30 years, and tests show that it could prevent millions of cases of the disease in very young children.

Hi Curiosity! Mars Orbiter spies rover on the red planet's surface from almost 200 MILES away

Nasa scientists in California have revealed a distant image of Curiosity taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (shown). It was taken from an altitude of 187 miles (300km).

No prosecution over death of nine-day-old baby Joshua at maternity unit where midwives failure' to spot infection sparked inquiry into 18 other baby deaths

Joshua Titcombe, from Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, was born at Furness General Hospital in 2008, but died after midwives repeatedly missed chances to spot a serious infection.

Study reveals how oil and gas drilling has caused man-made EARTHQUAKES across the U.S.

The US Geological Survey found man-made quakes jolted once stable regions in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas.

Slave who was locked up and tortured for 18 years has finally been rescued... but was so isolated he doesn't know what year it is

Xie Shisheng (pictured), who was just 16 years old when was imprisoned by the mill owner, was found in a small dark room by authorities earlier this week.

Former CIA Director David Petraeus escapes jail for leaking military secrets to his mistress

The former U.S. Army General, whose career was destroyed when the affair with Paula Broadwell emerged in November 2012, was also fined $100,000 at the hearing in Charlotte, North Carolina.

What have bankers ever done for us? Shareholder who spoke for Britain at Barclays AGM 

Barclays shareholders were angered at the generous pay packages handed to hundreds of its top traders. But chairman Sir David Walker (pictured) said the bank had to attract the best talent.

Deutsche Bank forced to pay record $2.5 BILLION fine to US and UK regulators over interest rate manipulation

German banking giant Deutsche Bank will pay $2.5 billion in fines for its role in a vast multi-year conspiracy to rig LIBOR interest rates, US and British authorities said on Thursday

Raising the bar! Cadbury unveils jaw-dropping chocolate with SEVEN different flavours... but there are only 50 on offer

The seven-row Dairy Milk Spectacular will contain one row each of Caramel, Fruit and Nut, Whole Nut, Orea, Daim and Turkish. Only 50 of the special-edition bars will be created.

Woman scarred for life after falling face-first when she was knocked over by a cyclist who was riding on the pavement 

The cyclist was being hunted by police after he allegedly ploughed into pedestrian Andrea McVeigh in Bermondsey, south London, sending her crashing face-first into the pavement.

Taped up boxes containing 17 kittens and seven cats found dumped on roadside 

Kittens and cats found dumped on roadside in taped up box in Bedfordshire

The 17 kittens and cats (right) were rescued after being dumped by a road in Sandy Bedfordshire. Imprisoned in a cardboard box (left) five of the youngest died with two others dying later. The youngest kittens were only several days old and the oldest are between five to six weeks. Two of these were pregnant when they were callously thrown away. They were all taken into the care of the St Neots and District Cats Protection in Cambridgeshire. Since arriving, one female has given birth to three more kittens and another female is heavily pregnant with kittens due imminently.

Is this the daftest and most dangerous fashion trend yet? How girls as young as 16 are risking their health in agonisingly tight corsets in a bid to copy celebrities 

While preparing to take ten GCSEs this summer at one of Britain's most elite girls' schools, Gabriella, from Godstone, Surrey, is wearing a tight corset in an attempt to whittle down her already tiny waist.

Have we finally cracked the identical twin code? Heat treatment reveals even the most subtle differences in the DNA of siblings

Researchers from Huddersfield University discovered that by heating DNA until its bonds break, subtle differences between two strains can be identified.

Taking the p***! Google Maps shows Android URINATING on Apple's logo when users navigate to Pakistan

The Android (pictured) covers a region near Shahpur, Pakistan - at coordinates 33°30'52.5"N 73°03'33.2"E. It is believed to have been added using Google's Map Maker software.

Want a bikini body like Kate Upton? Don't have any alcohol, bread or processed carbs, but if it flies or swims, it's GOOD 

Kate Upton, 22, has one of the best figures in the world, which she keeps trim on a very strict diet and exercise regime. She avoids alcohol, only eats certain fruits and has five smalls meals a day.

Viva SPACE Vegas! Artist imagines fantastical future of spaceflight - complete with gambling, glitz and glamour

Concept artist Alex Brady from Cambridge has created beautiful pictures of what space travel might look like. He imagines a space station of tomorrow similar to Las Vegas (shown in image).

Royal Mail issues new set of stamps to honour Anthony Trollope, father of the British post box, 200 years after his birth 

The Victorian novelist introduced post boxes to the UK in the 1850s while working for the Post Office. He had seen them in France. They were initially painted green to blend in with the landscape.

Three-year-old girl airlifted to hospital after being horrifically savaged by family dog at home

A three-year-old suffered horrific facial injuries after the Alaskan Malamute clamped its jaws around her head. She was airlifted to Morriston Hospital in Swansea (pictured).

Too much time indoors damages children's eyes, study reveals

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In China, where four in five teens are shortsighted, some schools are using translucent classrooms to expose children to more sunlight, after research showed it helped combat the condition.

Teaching assistant suspended from primary school after she is found with amphetamine in her bag

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Lisa Heath, 45, an assistant at Willowtown Community Primary School in Gwent, was caught with Class B amphetamines after another member of staff found them in her handbag and called police.

Hundreds of officers line the roads in guard of honour for hero WPC who died saving her daughter's life by pushing out of bus's path

Sergeant Louise Lucas, 41, was off-duty and on a shopping trip with her eight-year-old daughter Olivia in Swansea, South Wales, when she was struck on a busy road as they tried to cross.

Morbidly obese man who used to feast on takeaways twice a day takes up cycling and sheds 19 STONE in just one year

David Rush, 33, from Lisburn, piled on the pounds in his twenties after leaving home. But after hitting 34st, he decided to make a change and took up cycling with the result he has shed 19st in a year.

Entire herd of buffalo shot dead in New York state after animals fled their farm and swam across the Hudson River to freedom 

State troopers chase escaped buffalo herd in NY after Hudson River crossing

Around 15 animals ran away from their pen in Schodack in Rensselaer County on Thursday evening and then swam across the Hudson River. They then started running down the Thruway, a series of toll roads which link up the major cities in the state, including Buffalo and New York City. Three men hired by the farm were cleared to open fire Friday afternoon in a stream in woods in the town of Coeymans, about 10 miles south of the state capital Albany. Police say the decision was made after experts agreed tranquilizers would not be effective and no portable corrals could hold the animals.

Living near busy roads 'can raise dementia risk': Exposure to sooty particles alters structure of the brain 

Exposure to small, sooty particles, mostly caused by traffic fumes and factory emissions, alters the structure of the brain according to US researchers who examined more than 900 people.

The perfect retreat for a Nirvana fan: Bedroom Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love shared in their LA apartment is listed on Airbnb... for $163 a night

Cobain lived in this two bedroom apartment on Spaulding Avenue in L.A.'s Fairfax district during the height of Nirvana-mania.
Now its current owner, Brandon Kleinman, 31, has listed it on Airbnb.

Cigars 'are worse than cigarettes': Warning after consumption doubled in a decade thanks to range of flavoured brands 

The risks for cigar smokers of dying from oral or lung cancer are at least as bad as for cigarettes, a new study claims. The news comes as cigar use rises in the US, where the research was carried out.

Holidaymaker who went to Cyprus to celebrate promotion is sacked after bringing back knuckle duster and a stun gun disguised as a torch in his luggage

Paul Armstrong, 26, from Sunderland, who jetted off to Cyprus to celebrate his new job was sacked before starting after returning with a stun gun, baton and knuckle duster in his luggage.

Google's billionaire chairman earned nearly $109 million last year...while the tech giant's stock slumped

Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt also pocketed a $1.25 million salary, a $6 million bonus and perks valued at nearly $1 million.

Annuity firms slash rates to worst level EVER as pension freedom causes slump in purchases of retirement income product

Annuity rates have collapsed to all-time lows within weeks of pension freedom reforms, which removed the need to buy the unpopular products to provide an income for life.

Meet J-awwww-s, the world's cutest shark! Rare beast identified after being discovered off the Gulf of Mexico

Rare Pocket Shark is finally identified five years after its discovery

An extremely rare species of shark has been discovered off the Gulf of Mexico. However, this little critter is more likely to get you cooing rather than crying out in fear. The tiny nipper - measuring just 5.5 inches long - was caught during a 2010 government research trip and its body remained frozen while biologists went about identifying it. This week scientists revealed the dinky creature is a pocket shark - a miniature variation of the more popular kinds. The young male is the second of its species ever seen.

Pop star daughter of Mexican drugs lord breaks into court with gun-wielding bodyguards... to shoot a music video

Singer Melissa Plancarte (pictured), who goes by the stage name Melissa: Cartel Princess and has three pet tigers, sneaked into the courthouse in the dead of night.

Mother in polygamous relationship insists she's not jealous of boyfriend having sex with another woman... because she gets to join in

Brooke Shedd, 26, from Texas, said on today's This Morning that she does not 'share' boyfriend Adam Lyons, 34, from London, with Russian-born Jane Shalakhova, 25.

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Baby owls get their toes painted so owner can tell who's twoo

Breeder gives baby owls different coloured MANICURES to tell them apart

Jay Brittain, 63, was worried the baby owls at his centre, Herefordshire, look so similar at birth that he could end up overfeeding them, which can be fatal for the birds.So he instructed workers at the farm to varnish the claws of each fluffy owlet using nail polish in their very own 'talon salon'. The first born Tawny owl gets orange talons, the second hatched has theirs painted purple and for the third born, pink.

'May I have the pleasure of seeing you home?' The 'flirtation cards' 19th-century men used to woo ladies (but they had to be returned if she wasn't interested)

In 19th-century America, 'escort cards' - not to be confused with the explicit sort you might imagine today - were handed to women by men who found them attractive.

Underwater hotels and flights through low-orbital space by 2050... and teleportation by 2080: What the future of travel will look like

Futuristic technologies will revolutionise the way we holiday. Many futurists predict that space travel will become far more common and underwater hotels mainstream - in as little as 15 years.

Mac on...the Hatton Garden heist 

Mac on...the Hatton Garden heist 

'You heard me, Colin. As well as my big drill I want our TV and my wife's jewellery back!'

Superwoman in her sixties, Iron Man tucking into fast food and a pregnant Batwoman: What superheroes could look like AFTER retiring

Photographer Martin Beck imagines how superheroes could look AFTER retiring

Photographer Martin Beck has snapped Captain America, Iron Man and the Green Lantern taking a step back from fighting crime and portrays how they are instead focusing on the struggles of getting through the week. The Dubai-based snapper produced the series of gritty portraits laced with melancholy humour in his latest project called We Can Be Heroes. The female Captain America seems to have lost her mask and is using face paint instead, while smoking on the New Zealand sidewalk (main photo); not too bothered about the Joker these days, the Bat family have a little one on the way (inset).



Beautiful Ferrari just like the one in famous scene from Ferris Bueller's Day Off set to sell for £10MILLION

Ferrari from Ferris Bueller's Day Off to sell for £10MILLION

The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider (pictured) is regarded by many as the most beautiful convertible ever made. But its most famous moment came in the 1980s cult classic in Ferris Bueller's Day Off when the stunning convertible accidentally smashed through its glass showroom doors into the ravine below (inset). It will be sold next month at RM Sotheby's auction in Villa Erba, Italy, and has a guide price of around £8 million. However, it could reach much more than that after recent sales of similar Ferraris have gone for more than £12milion.

Californian carpenter creates 45ft seesaw that sends him 25ft into the air by placing enormous trunk between two trees

Californian carpenter Kyle Toth used a 45ft tree trunk to create what may well be the world's largest seesaw. Capturing his creation on camera, two users can be seen swinging to height of around 25ft.

'Come tour the home of our ancestors!': 'Vintage' space tourism posters reveal a colonised solar system - and Earth in ruin

Artist Frank McKeever from Florida created the posters. He hopes to encourage our presence into the solar system - especially as our planet is vulnerable to cosmic disasters.

Daredevils film swirling 'landspout' tornado from just 100 yards away as it tears through Texas fields 

Iraq veteran Stan Cole films tornado 100 yards away in Texas fields 

Daredevil Stan Cole, an Iraq veteran, captured the wall of wind (top and bottom left) as it gulped up dust from the fields in Loraine, western Texas on Wednesday evening after it started battering his tractor with chunks of mud. Other pictures from that day (right) also show the wind formations - which can't be spotted with radar - causing havoc over farmland.