Where's an ark when you need one? Apocalyptic scenes in Georgia as lions, bears, wolves and HIPPO are among dozens of animals to escape from zoo during freak flood in Tbilisi 

Apocalyptic scenes in Georgia's Tbilisi as animals escape from zoo during freak flood

Residents in the Georgian capital Tbilisi have been warned to stay indoors after dangerous animals escaped from the city's zoo after flash floods destroyed their enclosures, setting them free. The freak weather has already killed up to nine people in the city, including three workers who are employed at the zoo. One of the dead was confirmed as Guiliko Chitadze, a zookeeper who lost an arm in attack by a tiger last month.

Chaos at Waldorf Astoria hotel wedding reception as woman gets shot in the head and three others are hurt after guest accidentally discharges GUN in his pocket

Waldorf Astoria hotel wedding sees woman get shot after man accidentally fires gun

A 42-year-old male shooter fired into the floor of the lobby of the iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City as wedding photos were being taken at a reception at around 7.25pm. A 55-year-old woman was rushed to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a bullet grazed her head. Three others were taken to the hospital with leg injuries.

'Edward Snowden has blood on his hands': U.S. on high alert after Russia and China crack encrypted NSA files to identify American and British spies

Over one million top-secret files accessed by Russian and Chinese spy chiefs contain information that could lead to the identification of British and US agents, senior government sources say.

NO hard evidence that Cleveland police officer ordered Tamir Rice, 12, to raise his hands before he shot the boy dead, investigators say

Cuyahoga County investigators said that based on witness accounts, it's unclear if officer Timothy Loehmann asked Tamir Rice (pictured) to put his hands up before shooting.

Incredible photo shows the moment passengers were forced to escape onto the plane's WING after fumes spread through cabin when it landed

Incredible photo shows Allegiant Air passengers escaping onto plane's WING after fumes

Passengers were forced to escape onto the wing of an Allegiant Air plane after fumes leaked into the cabin on landing. The worrying incident happened after Flight 330 had landed at Boise Airport in Idaho, U.S. from Los Angeles. Passengers on the low-cost carrier reported smoke and a smell of fuel began to spread through the cabin as the plane taxied to the gate.

Hello Earth, can you hear me? Comet lander Philae wakes up from 7-month hibernation, says European Space Agency

NEW Breaking news: The probe became the first spacecraft to land on a comet when it touched down in November last year. It resumed communication on Saturday night after seven months' hibernation.

Migrants take shelter from the elements on the rocks of the Italian shoreline with just an emergency blanket for cover after being refused entry to France 

A group of around 50 huddled together in Ventimiglia. The town is three miles from the France-Italy border, where Italian police moved in yesterday to disperse around 200 migrants staging a sit-in.

From wild child to mother of six: A young Angelina Jolie wigs out in bizarre, never-before-seen photos as star celebrates her 40th birthday

Angelina Jolie wigs out in bizarre, never-before-seen photos as star celebrates her 40th

NEW In new, never-before-seen photos, a young Angie is seen posing for some fun and flirty shots in Los Angeles taken as she geared up for the release of her breakthrough film Hackers. The 20-year-old star is seen getting wild in the fun images, playing around with a short dark wig.

Pope Francis to call for revolution of hearts and minds to stop climate change and global inequality in letter to world's 1.2billion Catholics

Pope Francis delivers a speech next to prefect of the papal household Georg Gaenswein during a meeting with the employees of Roman catholic broadcasting network TV2000 at Paul VI audience hall on at the Vatican.  AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABITIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images

NEW Pope Francis is to call for a stop to climate change and global inequality in a letter due to be sent to Catholic bishops around the world on Thursday, with the UN predicting his encyclical could have 'major impact'.

Spice up mojitos with ginger, marinate fruit in vodka and use a JAM JAR to shake drinks: Expert tips for making perfect summer cocktails revealed

NEW As a new survey shows that Brits are increasingly throwing cocktail parties, TheBar.com's head mixologist Kenji Jesse explains how to jazz up classic libations without breaking the bank.

Crazed Dallas gunman went on nine-hour rampage after losing custody of his son to his own mother as judge who oversaw case says 'I knew this would happen'

Dallas 'gunman James Boulware' went on nine-hour rampage after losing custody of son

James Boulware (left), 35, who is suspected of shooting dozens of bullets into the police building and planting pipe bombs in the area on Friday, had previously been arrested for violent behavior and had just lost a bitter custody battle over his 12-year-old son to his own mother, Jeannine Hammond (inset). Boulware was shot after a nine-hour stand-off (right) on Saturday during which officers tried to negotiate with Boulware, but discussions descended into furious rants.

Shocking moment officer fatally shoots man in Louisville who came at him swinging a flag pole

Community members and activists are questioning a Louisville Metro Police officer's use of deadly force against an African man in Old Louisville on Saturday afternoon.

Michael Sam leaves Montreal Alouettes training camp for 'personal reasons', football team says

Sam's departure comes three weeks after he became the first openly gay player to sign in the Canadian Football League.

Katie Couric renews Yahoo contract and lands pay rise at $10m per year

Katie Couric's contract, which has been agreed to by both parties but not yet finalized, will see her annual pay package reportedly go up from $5-6 million to $10 million.

Hope Solo's husband Jerramy Stevans says his wife is being subjected to a 'witch hunt' over suggestions of domestic violence

Former NFL player Jerramy Stevens strongly defended his wife, American goalkeeper Hope Solo calling the domestic violence controversy surrounding her, a "witch hunt".

Beyonce sued for $7 million by former backup singer who claims she stole her hit song XO from him

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 21:  Entertainer Beyonce attends a release party and screening for her new self-titled album "Beyonce" at the School of Visual Arts Theater on December 21, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

The 33-year-old Drunk In Love singer has refuted the claims via her lawyers, who asserted that a woman with '17 Grammy Awards and 118 million records sold' did not need to steal.

Who wore it better? Bizarre moment woman realises she's wearing exactly the same outfit as the FLOOR 

Bizarre moment woman realises she's wearing exactly the same outfit... as the FLOOR 

This young woman walked into a room and discovered that her two-tone dress blended perfectly with the rug she was standing on and the patterned linoleum below. But rather than dash home for a quick wardrobe change, she saw the funny side and lay down for a picture.

EXCLUSIVE: Hundreds of fuming United Airlines passengers 'abandoned' in remote Canada barracks for 20 HOURS after 'faulty' Chicago-London flight diverts while crew spend night in 'comfy hotel'

Hundreds of fuming United Airlines passengers 'abandoned' in remote barracks in Canada for

Nearly 200 men, women and children were abandoned at remote barracks in Canada for 20 hours after their United Airlines flight from Chicago to London made an emergency landing. The passengers were apparently forced to sleep in uncomfortable beds with only two blankets and no heating at Goose Bay barracks on Friday night after landing due to a 'fault' with the aircraft. But while they remain hungry, cold and 'confused', the plane's crew spent the night at a hotel in Newfoundland in a remote corner of Canada, passenger Simon Millward told DailyMail.com. Pictured: The crew returning to a replacement plane after their hotel stay (left), a tweet by a disgruntled passenger and the remote barracks ( right).

Gruesome scenes as four people including two women are found dead in basement of Ohio family home after botched robbery

Columbus police say four people are dead and one person is injured after a shooting on Saturday morning. Police said the victims, two men and two women, were found in the basement.

B.B. King daughters accuse the blues legend's manager of stealing OVER $1 million

Attorney Benjamin Crump, said Friday in Las Vegas he'll take an independent look at King's death May 14 at age 89 and the handling of his finances.

'The ultimate doomsday escape': California entrepreneur builds $1billion bunker for millionaires in German village in event of an apocalypse - and where survivors can live a year without leaving 

'The ultimate doomsday escape': California entrepreneur builds $1billion luxury

These photos show an opulent, invitation-only underground survival bunker, which is being dubbed the world's 'ultimate doomsday escape'. The five-star Vivos Europa One shelter, in the German village of Rothenstein, was unveiled by Vivos founder and CEO, Robert Vicinio, on Friday. It portrays a planned survival complex that is comparable to a billionaire's mega-yacht or mansion - but much bigger, and with 'life-saving' capabilities. Although the cost per apartment remains unclear, the property is valued at around $1.1billion - meaning it will likely be available only to the super-rich. Pictured: The village of Rothenstein (top left) and a blast-proof corridor (top right), a bedroom (bottom left) and a theater (bottom right) inside the bunker.

Six-year-old girl held for three days by police at French airport after they mistakenly believed she was traveling with a fake passport


The girl was traveling as an unaccompanied minor carrying all necessary documents, and her mother was waiting at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to greet her.

Fearful riders forced to evacuate Coney Island Cyclone for the SECOND time this season after it screeches to a halt at top (but the ride is running again already)

Two dozen passengers had just started riding the famed rollercoaster at Coney island in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday when it screeched to a halt, forcing them to climb down a steep incline.

It's called a 'ring finger' for a reason! Sweden's Prince Carl Philip fails to perform at the crucial moment... but moments later enjoys his first married kiss with tattooed bikini model Sofia Hellqvist

Sofia Hellqvist weds Prince Carl Philip in Sweden royal wedding

Sweden's Prince Carl Philip has married Sofia Hellqvist (both pictured), 30, at a ceremony in the chapel at Stockholm's Royal Palace. The 36-year-old is the third in line to the throne behind his elder sister Princess Victoria and her three-year-old daughter, Princess Estelle. Miss Hellqvist is a former glamour model, who once posed topless while clutching a snake to preserve her modesty. They waved to thousands of well-wishers (right) who lined the streets of Stockholm for the glitzy event, despite suggestions support for the Swedish royal family is dwindling.

REVEALED: Prison worker charged in convicts' break-out had 'rehearsed escape' and planned to drive them to location SEVEN HOURS away before changing her mind 'because she still loves her husband'

Clinton worker Joyce Mitchell 'rehearsed Shawshank escape' before changing her mind

Armed police swarmed upstate New York on Saturday as the search for two murderers on the run stretched into the eighth day. Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, are believed to have scratched their way out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora using DIY tools - in a scenario eerily similar to the blockbuster movie Shawshank Redemption. Though their alleged accomplice, 51-year-old grandmother and prison worker Joyce Mitchell, is charged and moved to a county jail, the escapees have managed to elude authorities.

Revealed: The shocking truth about the 'sexist' Nobel scientist - he does the chores at home, says his wife

Sir Tim Hunt (pictured) had to resign from his post at University College London after he said that the trouble with women at work is 'they fall in love with you, and when you criticise them, they cry'.

It's a 'Shoeish conspiracy': Twitter mocks British Muslim campaigner after he claims MOSSAD sneaked into his home and stole a single shoe 

In a public Facebook post, Asghar Bukhari, founding member of the Muslim Public Affairs Committee, pictured, said someone had tried to intimidate him by mysteriously taking his footwear as he slept.

Millionaire Hillary launches campaign do-over on New York City island as she promises to look out for the pocketbooks of ordinary Americans - but the 'overflow' crowd zone is left EMPTY

Millionaire Hillary launches campaign do-over with 'slightly more arrogant Woodstock'

Thousands of New Yorkers streamed into Roosevelt Island's Four Freedoms Park on Saturday for Hillary Clinton's relaunch speech - or her 'reset button,' if you're a mocking Republican. She actually announced her presidential candidacy more than two months ago. Clinton said Saturday that she chose the outdoor Four Freedoms Park on the island because it's 'a place with absolutely no ceilings.'

'I'm so glad none of the police were hurt': Mother of Dallas gunman killed by sniper cop after armored van and explosives rampage speaks after attack

Suiting up: Police officers are pictured above preparing weapons to enter the stand-off with the gunmen

Jeannine Boulware, whose son James is believed to be behind the rampage, spoke out this afternoon as police were dealing with the aftermath of a gun chase and nine-hour stand-off.

Waco police say that their officers fired only 12 times and bikers shot most of the rounds at deadly restaurant shootout

Waco Police Chief Brent Stroman said that only three of the 16 officers outside the Twin Peaks restaurant fired their weapons after gunfire erupted following a dispute between rival biker gangs.

'Your brother loves you': Army soldier returns from South Korea to surprise his sister at her middle school graduation

With honors! Army soldier secretly travels from South Korea to make his sister's middle

A California middle school student received a sweet graduation present: her older brother, who serves in the US Army. Pfc. Eddie Bustin secretly traveled from South Korea to his sister Alyssa's graduation from Ricon Middle School in Escondido. Bustin has said 'I called her back in January asking, 'What do you want for graduation?' and she said, 'All I want is for you to be here.' Alyssa welled up seeing her brother, who also gave out hugs to his sister Carina and his mother K.C. at the Friday event.

All eyes on gorgeous George! Prince steals the show with royal wave from Buckingham Palace balcony as mummy makes her first outing after giving birth

Despite all the military pomp and splendour of the Trooping the Colour parade, Prince George managed to steal the show with a simple wave from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

Runaway elephant escapes from circus and kills 65-year-old man out for his morning stroll in Germany 

The 65-year-old man was killed while on a regular morning stroll through woodland near Buchen, southwest Germany, in the early hours of this morning. Police are investigating the death.

Snap! How Prince George appeared in the very same romper suit as his father wore in balcony scene with Prince Charles in 1984 

Snap! How Prince George appeared in the very same romper suit as his father wore in

Prince George made his debut on the balcony of Buckingham Palace wearing exactly the same baby-blue romper suit his dad, Prince William, wore during his first appearance 31 years ago.

U.S. to station vehicles and enough heavy weapons for up to 5,000 troops in Eastern Europe in bid to deter Russian aggression

In a significant move to deter possible Russian aggression in Europe, the Pentagon is poised to store battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other heavy weapons for as many as 5,000 troops.

US authorities investigating $160m deal between Nike and Brazil in 1996 as 'possible evidence of corruption' amid FIFA probe

The logo of Nike is seen in a storefront in Sao Paulo May 28, 2015. Nike, which is not a FIFA partner but is challenging Adidas' dominance in soccer by sponsoring many of the world's top players and teams, said it was cooperating with authorities after it was indirectly identified in the U.S. indictment in relation to a 1996 deal with the Brazil team. Nike later said in a statement it was "concerned by the very serious allegations, adding: "Nike believes in ethical and fair play in both business and sport and strongly opposes any form of manipulation or bribery." REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker - RTX1EZ98

Though Nike Inc has not been charged and is not named in legal papers, a source close to the investigation told the paper any reference to 'Sportswear Company A' is a reference to Nike

'Don't blow my cover': How NAACP leader told her adopted black brother not to let on that she was actually white as she built 'whole new identity' as civil rights activist

Rachel Dolezal the NAACP leader told her brother not to 'blow her cover'

Rachel Dolezal, 37, (center with family members and top right as a girl) is at the center of an storm of criticism over her insistence that she is black, despite her white parents. In 20120 she told her brother Ezra (left, now 22), who is adopted, not to reveal her true past and ethnicity to anybody.

Teeth under attack from 'healthy' snacks: The growing problem is one that many dentists are failing to treat 

Acid erosion is responsible for 80 per cent of problems such as cavities and yellowing, and food and drink with a high acid content, such as fizzy drinks and fruit juices, are common causes.

Men see their sons more than daughters after splitting from the mother - while women lose confidence in their parenting skills 

Men with spare rooms and those who helped bring up their children before the separation were also found to have longer-lasting relationships, research by The Nuffield Foundation claimed.

'It took my breath away, it made sense': How a family realized their son, 4, had rare terminal condition after watching poignant video about girl, 5, with the same disorder

'It took my breath away, it made sense': How a family realized their son, 4, has rare

A family realized their four-year-old son has a terminal disorder after seeing a video online about a girl suffering from the same rare condition. Will Tharp Byers was diagnosed with autism after he seemed to be developing at a much slower rate than other boys his age. But his mother Valerie was not convinced. It was not until she saw a fundraising video called Saving Eliza, and read the story, that she recognized her son's symptoms: he has Sanfilippo Syndrome.

Not your typical peshmerga fighter: The female Kurdish pop star with assault rifle rings who inspires troops with her songs about destroying ISIS

Helen Abdulla, who was born in Iran but fled to Finland before launching a pop carer in Los Angeles, is now being championed by Kurdish peshmerga forces after making her latest song about them.

Exodus from hell: Civilians flee as Kurdish forces close in on Isis held border town in Syria after US led coalition air strikes

Exodus from hell: Civilians flee as Kurdish forces close in on Isis held border town in

NEW Backed by allied rebels and air strikes by a U.S.-led coalition, Kurdish militia have pressed their offensive on the ISIS-held Syrian border town of Tal Abyad, advancing to within three miles of it. The militia have also seized at least 20 villages southwest of the border town, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Turkish troops watched on helplessly yesterday as heavily-armed ISIS terrorists blocked the border crossing at Tal Abyad, where some 13,000 civilians have crossed over the past ten days. The men, women and children were stopped at gunpoint almost within touching distance of the border town of Akcakale.

Dino-Mite! Jurassic World set to break records with $180 million June opening as it devours the competition at box office

The fourth movie in the Jurassic Park franchise stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard and is on-track to earn at least $180 million during its first weekend of wide release.

The dark side of The Brady Bunch: Former child star Susan Olsen reveals her drug dealing past and hook-ups with co-stars

Brady Bunch star Susan Olsen reveals history of drug dealing in new interview

Susan Olsen is known for starring on family-friendly sitcom The Brady Bunch. However, in a recent interview with News.com.au , the 53-year-old opened up about the darker history of the popular series. Speaking with the publication ahead of her appearance at Australia's Supanova pop culture expo, the actress discussed growing drugs, hooking up with co-stars, and what Marcia Brady (Maureen McCormick) was really like.

From drinking ginger ale to sitting on brown paper and Chinese remedies: How to beat travel sickness on land, water and air

Millions suffer with travel sickness every day as signals from the brain and body get confused during times of motion. From drinking ginger ale to where to sit on planes - here's how to beat it

Cutout swimsuits, fisherman trousers and matching family outfits: How NOT to make the ultimate fashion faux pas on your summer holiday

'Just back from Keenyah', 20-year-old ravers, dad fashion and overdressers: we look at some of the worst fashion tribes for British holidaymakers and how to ensure you aren't one of them.

This friendship has legs! Determined dog digs hole to unearth crab on US beach... and then tries to play a game with it 

This friendship has legs! Determined dog digs hole to unearth crab on North Carolina

NEW Footage captured on a beach in South Nags Head, North Carolina, shows the dog digging a hole and then playfully snapping its jaws as it chases the crab. At one point the dog gets down on its stomach and rests its head on the sand to get a closer look at its new friend.

Nearly 100 people are blinded after facial fillers are mistakenly injected into blood vessels, claims doctor who pioneered botox

Professor Jean Carruthers (pictured) said 98 patients worldwide had lost vision in one or both eyes after being injected with dermal fillers in the face. These fillers are used to smooth away frown lines.

Richard Branson is blasted off into the stratosphere and finally makes it to space (well, sort of)

Lee Thompson, co-founder of a UK-based travel company, blasted off his own version of Branson 'into orbit' using a a foamex cut out picture, a hydrogen balloon and a GoPro camera.

How the blonde 'hunkifier' turned pasty DJ Calvin into Taylor Swift's superstud with kale smoothies and bizarre daily 'gratitude lists' to keep him motivated 

How Leslie Karpman turned Calvin Harris into Taylor Swift's superstud

When he first arrived on the streets of Los Angeles, DJ Calvin Harris was a pale and scrawny Scot with dodgy teeth and a penchant for late nights and takeaways. Three years on, the superstar's chiselled torso, Hollywood smile and highlighted hair have helped him win the heart of pop princess Taylor Swift. And now The Mail on Sunday has tracked down the woman responsible for his transformation - a Californian personal trainer known as 'the hunkifier'.


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My father couldn't talk to me until I was five... then I'd put swear words into his voicebox: A touching portrait of Stephen Hawking's family life...by his son Tim 

My father could not talk to me until I was five: A touching portrait of Stephen Hawking's

Tim Hawking, the third of Hawking's children with his first wife, Jane Wilde (pictured together left main), makes the disclosure as part of a documentary on the world's most famous physics professor airing on Tuesday at 10.35pm (Tim, 36, pictured inset left today and right as a boy with his father). In the rare interview he reveals he spent his earliest years unable to understand his father's deteriorating speech. 'My dad was able to speak with his own, natural voice for those first years, but it was incredibly difficult to understand what he was saying - particularly for me at such a young age,' said Tim. 'It was only when he got his voice synthesiser that I was actually able to start having conversations with him.' Tim said he would jump into his father's wheelchair to use it as a go-kart - and programme swear words into the famous voice machine.

Navy christens new ship for Gabrielle Giffords, former congresswoman and gun control advocate wounded in 2011 shooting

FILE - In this March 4, 2015, file photo, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords of Arizona gestures as she speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Giffords is being recognized with a Navy ship named in her honor at a shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Giffords is set to attend the Saturday, June 13, 2015,  christening of the USS Gabrielle Giffords.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

The US Navy will christen a new 419-foot littoral combat as the USS Gabrielle Giffords in a ceremony attended by the former Arizona congressmwoman in Mobile, Alabama.

Welcome to...where? Man who lives next to airport delights in confusing plane passengers with a 'Welcome to Cleveland' sign on his Milwaukee home

Mark Gubin painted the sign in 1978 at his apartment near Mitchell International Airport. He got the idea after his assistant said he should post a sign welcoming people to the city since he was close by.

The last word in passwords: Why using a software 'safety box' can keep your online accounts secure

Emma Will of West London who makes sure she changes her passwords frequently. her 
©George Jaworskyj 2015

Passwords are one of the curses of the 21st Century - but if you are struggling to remember a growing list of secret codes a 'password manager' may help.

Phone app that could save your life: Smartphone gadget could help patients self-diagnose serious heart condition in seconds

The new AliveCor heart monitor picks up abnormal heart rhythms in much the same way an electrocardiogram (ECG) machine in a hospital records the electrical activity of the heart.

Stranger than fiction: American novelist with his marriage on the rocks sets sail for Ireland, loses his boat in a storm but saves his marriage in extraordinary tale

Stranger than fiction: American novelist with marriage on the rocks sets sail for Ireland,

A South Carolina novelist lost his storm-battered sailboat - but saved his marriage to his wife of nearly five years - during a failed Atlantic crossing that ended in his rescue by students aboard a maritime college's training ship. Michael Hurley left Charleston, South Carolina, in late May with plans to eventually reach Ireland. He and his wife Susan (seen together top left) had decided to split up, but they began communicating again while he was on his journey. Hurley said his boat had been battered by back-to-back storms and was taking on water about 1,200 miles into his trip to Ireland. His 30-foot ketch, The Prodigal, was abandoned and left drifting 500 miles south of Newfoundland. The author was rescued last week by students and staff from the Maine Maritime Academy. The rescue came three days after the couple decided to renew their vows, according to Hurley. They met during an earlier voyage, when Hurley stopped in Charleston to fix a boat, and married in August 2010.

Australian rugby star reveals GRUESOME pictures of his surgery after having his arm SNAPPED in charity wrestling competition on live TV

Former Australian rugby league star Ben Ross posted photos gruesome pictures of his fractured arm he received while arm wrestling Wendell Sailor.

Deeply personal information is in hands of China-linked hackers following breach of security clearance database

FILE - In this June 5, 2015, file photo, a gate leading to the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington. Hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, a government worker union said Thursday, June 11, 2015, charging that the cyberattack on U.S. employee data is far worse than the Obama administration has acknowledged. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

In describing a cyber breach of federal records dramatically worse than first acknowledged, authorities point to Standard Form 86, which US intelligence personnel are required to complete.

Mother in Indiana Walmart brawl who asked her 6-year-old son to help is arrested for contributing to his 'delinquency'

Amber Stephenson, 34, was arrested and charged with neglect of a dependent and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after encouraging her son to help her in a fight at a Indiana Walmart.

Fight not flight: Magnificent bald eagles wage war in mid-air as one bird of prey swoops in to steal fish from the talons of another 

Fight not flight: Magnificent bald eagles wage war in mid-air as one bird of prey swoops

NEW A Malaysian photographer snapped the shots on a visit to Seabeck in Washington. The magnificent birds of prey locked talons in a vicious fight as one tried to snatch a hapless fish from the other. The action-packed shots show the true extent of the power of these impressive birds of prey, which were once facing extinction in the United States.

Ole Miss frat who put NOOSE on statue of school's first black student to plead guilty and face prison for racist vandalism

Grame Phillip Harris, a University of Mississippi student, slung a noose round a statue commemorating James Meredith, now 81, who had to enroll under police escort back in 1962.

They had some beef! Florida woman arrested for throwing hamburger in her boyfriend's face

Rykihia Moore, 27, and Mario Thorton began fighting after Thorton accused her of being unfaithful, according to police. She admitted to throwing the burger at her boyfriend.

Pope Francis meets thousands of cheering Italian Scouts in St Peter's Square 

Pope Francis told thousands of Italian boy scouts and girl guides who packed St Peter's Square that they had a very important role to play in the Church and in the wider society.

Volcano unleashes hot ash a mile into the air forcing thousands of villagers to leave their homes on Indonesian island

Nearly 3,000 people have been forced to leave their homes after Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra erupted - sending hot ash over a mile into the air and covering villages four miles away.

What will Andrew's glamorous American friend get in the UK's first £4BILLION divorce? Former Pirelli calendar girl in legal battle with Saudi husband after he married a Lebanese TV presenter under Islamic law 

What will Prince Andrew's glamorous friend get in the UK's first £4BILLION divorce? Former

In what could become one of the largest divorce claims in British legal history, Christina Estrada has apparently separated from Walid Juffali, one of the richest men in the Middle East. The couple (pictured together top left), who married in 2001 and have a 13-year-old daughter, split after Mr Juffali fell for a Lebanese TV presenter and married her under Islamic law, which permits him to have four wives. Now American-born Ms Estrada, 52, who was linked to Prince Andrew in the early 1990s when she was at the height of her modelling career (pictured together top right), is demanding a share of at least three British properties together worth an estimated £60 million (bottom).

New York girl, 16, arrested after she 'threw bleach at foster home counselor's face'

Liana Brown had gotten into trouble with the woman, 53, for taking another student's food, police said. She then allegedly went into the cafeteria and grabbed a cup of bleach.

Government agency acknowledges that all chimpanzees are 'endangered' and places restrictions on using them for biomedical research

The US Fish and Wildlife Service will not classify all chimpanzees as endangered, rather than just those in the wild, meaning greater restriction on chimp commerce and biomedical research.

Golden oldies! British couple become the world's oldest newlyweds ever after tying the knot with a combined age of 194 years and 281 days 

Loved-up George Kirby also celebrated his 103rd birthday on Saturday as he wed Doreen Luckie in Eastborne, East Sussex, in front of 50 guest and a spokesman from Guinness World Records.

Pennsylvania woman turns 100 and credits her long life to 'drinking a lot of booze' 

Pauline Spagnola, of Plains Township, Pennsylvania, was asked by a local television reporter about her secret to long life and she replied quickly that it was to 'drink a lot of booze'.

'What the f*** are you looking at?': Double murderer sparks physical fight with victims' family in court by spitting heartless jibe as he is jailed for 75 years

Gregory Eady sparks fight with victims' family in court

A fight broke out between a double murderer and one of his victims' families as he was sentenced to 75 years in prison. Gregory Eady, 20, was being led into detention in Hudson County, New Jersey, when he turned to the emotional relatives and said: 'What the f*** are you looking at?' One man leaped up from his seat and shouted, 'What did you say?' before launching himself at Eady.

Inside ISIS's luxury new headquarters: Jihadists set up base in spectacular Syrian mansion they claim to have seized from Qatari Royal Family

Islamic State leaders are said to have set up a headquarters in a luxury mansion near Palmyra, complete with marble floors and indoor swimming pool, seized from Qatar's royal family.

Grisly scenes as dismembered bodies of Russian mom and her daughter are found at Mexico border state home

Officials in the Mexican border state of Baja California say the dismembered bodies of a 45-year-old Russian woman and her 12-year-old daughter were found in a garage.

Shocking moment teacher picks up 2-year-old girl and slams her to the ground after struggling to put a hat on the toddler

The video, shot from the window of a high-rise building above the school in Hoboken, shows a teacher push the child to the ground after attempting to put a hat on her head.

Terrifying moment a Lamborghini crashes in spectacular fashion on a Texas road

The footage shows the March incident, which took place on the Dallas North Tollway. It later emerged the car was a rental from company Exotic Skittles.

Dreams do come true! The incredible moment one woman is magically transformed into SEVEN Disney princesses in a matter of minutes

Disney fans take note, one woman magically transforms into seven Disney princesses

NEW One lucky model got the opportunity to transform into not one but seven Disney princesses, with the magical touch of a talented hair and make-up team. Finished off with the help of a green screen, and some appropriate movie props, the Disney Style YouTube channel model becomes Belle (bottom left), Rapunzel (top right), Elsa (bottom right), Ariel (top left), Jasmine (top, centre), Snow White (bottom, second left) and Pocahontas (bottom, second right), all in a matter of minutes.

Men taking their wife's name, double-barrelled surnames and even MESHED versions are all the rage as traditional marriages go out of fashion 

The numbers of women who refuse to give up their maiden name when they marry has soared over recent years. Now it appears to be men who are willing to compromise over their surnames.

Somali man involved in the kidnap of Australian photographer held hostage for more than a year arrested in Canada after being lured there by police 

Police have arrested a Somali man they believe was involved in the 2008 kidnapping and torture of Australian journalist Nigel Brennan after initiating an undercover operation in Canada.

Barber who slashed customer's throat with straight razor is sentenced to ten years in prison

Daniel Roberto Flores, 22, who was arrested and pleaded guilty to attempted murder for the October 2014 incident at a California barbershop, was sentenced in court on Thursday.

Hurricane Carlos forms over Pacific off southwest Mexico as government issues weather warning

U.S. National Hurricane Center forecasters said Carlos, a tropical storm only hours earlier, had gained strength overnight and was moving toward the northwest at 2mph.

Vault couture: How Gwyneth, Posh and other stars pay up to $30,000 a MONTH to keep designer frocks in climate-controlled, air-purified, museum-grade wardrobes

So many frocks, so little space? Fret not! You too, like Victoria Beckham or Gwyneth

Ordinary women are copying Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow (inset) in paying for extra space once it becomes too much of a challenge to squeeze that new jacket into an overcrowded wardrobe. Some companies will charge as little as $7 a month to store your winter clothes in a plastic box. In contrast, Vault Couture (pictured main and right) charges $10 per item per month - quite a bill when you own the sheer number of outfits, handbags and shoes an international style icon just has to have. But for that you certainly get an elite service. Jetsetter Eva Alexandrides (left), 39, keeps much of her designer clothing collection in storage with Vault Couture.

Any skeletons in your closet? Yes, three! Indian man found living with the remains of his older sister and their two pet dogs in his bedroom 

Police discovered the skeletons in the man's bedroom in the West Bengal city of Kolkata. Food found next to the bodies suggest he fed them daily since the sister died six months ago.

Surgeon claiming he will transplant volunteer's HEAD to another body says he needs America's help to do it

Dr Sergio Canavero and his volunteer Valery Spiridinov, 30, spoke at the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopadeic Surgerons conference in Annapolis. Canavero's plan has been called 'reckless' by doctors.

Georgia's last known surviving son of a Confederate soldier dies, aged 96 - leaving just four in the entire nation

Henry Victor Booth died on June 7 in Elberton, Georgia. He is the 12th son of Confederate veteran Isham Johnson Booth, who was a guard at Camp Sumter during the Civil War.

Gunman in custody after shooting woman dead at Iowa mall food court

A shooting near the food court of a popular Iowa mall left one person dead and stunned shoppers Friday night, police said. Witnesses heard gunshots inside the Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville.

Detroit's rotting Silverdome stadium, where fans once gathered to watch the Super Bowl and see Led Zeppelin, goes on the market for $30million

Pontiac Silverdome goes on sale for an asking price of $30million

The 80,300-seat, 430,000-square-foot stadium sits on 127 acres of land about 30 miles outside Detroit. The Detroit Lions last played in the stadium in 2002, before before moving to Ford Field in Detroit. In its heyday, the Silverdome hosted the Super Bowl, a pope, the NBA finals, Led Zeppelin, Elvis, WrestleMania and dozens of other world-class acts and sporting events. But what once was one of the premier venues in the world has been auctioned off piece by piece, turned into a tattered, empty reminder of the stadium's memorable past.



So this is how you do the downward dog: Photographer captures zen-like images of karma-loving canines

Striking images show peaceful pooches with eyes blissfully closed

NEW Australia's leading animal photographer Alex Cearns has released an adorable assemblage of peaceful pooch-portraits named ZEN DOGS. The project is a series of portraits showing dogs in a Zen like pose - relaxed and happy, with their eyes blissfully closed. Ms Cearns photographs over 800 beloved pet dogs each year in her studio in Perth, Western Australia. It was here she happened upon the technique for the project. The Perth based photographer, who has dedicated the last nine years of her life to shooting animals, said the images are a reminder to take a break and unwind.

Sun AND snow! From the glaciers of Europe to the finest slopes in the Southern Hemisphere... where to find great summer skiing


Skis, boards and the thought of snow may have gone into hibernation, but it not not be the case with a host of European resorts open for business and the Southern Hemisphere season starting.

Jobs fears at Boeing in Britain as US firm cuts millions off bid to build Apache attack helicopters

Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter

American aircraft maker Boeing, fighting to win a contract to supply 50 Apache attack helicopters to the Government, has slashed the £1billion bill in an attempt to squeeze out rival AgustaWestland.

The woman who can NEVER close her eyes: Mother fears she may go blind after 'botched' nip-tuck operation... but hospital chiefs do NOTHING 

Dawn Knight was sold a 'lifetime aftercare package' by The Hospital Group, the celebrity-endorsed private medical chain that arranged the £3,500 surgery at their Dolan Park clinic in Birmingham.

Revealed: The shocking truth about the 'sexist' Nobel scientist - he does the chores at home, says his wife

Sir Tim Hunt (pictured) had to resign from his post at University College London after he said that the trouble with women at work is 'they fall in love with you, and when you criticise them, they cry'.

From restoring furniture to making clocks out of cogs: How to turn your old junk into treasure

Dated: 03/06/2015
Cyclist Bev Martin from Gateshead, Tyne and Wear who runs her own business called Velo Culture  recycling old bike parts into clocks (cog), cufflinks (chain) and wallets/iphone/cosmetics cases (rubber inner tubes). 
Fao Ben Green - Mail On Sunday.

A newcraze called 'upcycling' is sweeping the nation. The Mail on Sunday joins the growing army of enthusiasts and learns how to turn discarded items into treasure.

Valedictorian reveals himself to be secret Instagrammer behind heartwarming account that selected individual classmates and praised their good qualities in graduation speech 

Washington's Konner Suave reveals himself as Instagrammer that praised classmates

A Valedictorian has unveiled himself as the person behind an Instagram account posting daily compliments about his fellow students. For 43 weeks, Konner Suave, 18, (left) has anonymously been updating @TheBenevolentOne3 with year book photos of every student in the classes of 2014-2017 at East Valley High School in Washington. Each image features a caption saying what makes that person special (right).



Did passenger really find a LIZARD in their in-flight meal? Air India forced to deny claims after picture of creature 'on food tray' goes viral

Air India forced to deny claims passenger found a LIZARD in their in-flight meal

Air India has strongly denied that the reptile was discovered on board the flight from Delhi to London on Thursday, despite a source claiming the passenger was heard screaming. The photograph appears to show a lizard on a food tray, although it is not clear whether it is dead, alive, or even real. The airline described the claims as 'false and baseless'.

Is this the next Olympic sport? Athletes mix surfing and gymnastics to perform jaw-dropping stunts... while riding a wave

Footage shows the surfing couple displaying remarkable upper body strength and balance to perform a series of gymnastic lifts while riding a wave.

A VERY good reason to make a song and dance! Couple announce they're having a fourth baby with a Broadway-style number... and their three children as backing singers 

Parents Christopher and Erika Thomas from Chicago revealed the latest addition to their family is due in December with a catchy musical song which they wrote and performed for the cameras.

From brushing your teeth to washing your hair and cutting your nails: Astronaut demonstrates how to keep clean in space

European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti demonstrated how to keep clean in microgravity without running water - and captured the amazing results on camera.

Fantasy island! Incredible photographs of the Caribbean's Dominica make the natural paradise look EVEN MORE enticing

Budding filmakers sent to beautiful Dominica 

Photo Credit: Sarah Lee (@hisarahlee)

Filmmakers chosen to intimately explore the tropical rainforest-covered Caribbean island of Dominica uncover its unspoiled beauty and that its a paradise ripe for action and adventure.

Pictured - the fire Kim Jong-Un didn't want you to see: Images emerge of major blaze at showpiece North Korean hotel which officials refuse to admit happened 

Images emerge of fire at North Korean hotel after officials deny it happening

Despite pictures clearly showing the Koryo Hotel in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang on fire, state authorities have refused to admit there was a blaze, or any details about where people were injured. Police officers in the secretive state, governed by dictator Kim Jong Un (inset), even reprimanded foreign tourists near the fire who took photos - but that didn't stop these pictures being released to the international press. Authorities have still refused to confirm that there was a fire, whether anyone was injured in the blaze or the extent of the damage.