The heroes risking their lives to free ISIS sex slaves subjected to rapes, stonings and whippings: Secret footage reveals bravery of undercover network dedicated to saving women and children

ISIS sex slaves subjected to rape freed by secret resistance network

Women and young girls held as sex slaves by depraved Islamic State militants are fleeing their captors with the help of a heroic underground network of resistance fighters (pictured left). Risking certain death and torture in a bid to flee their brutal oppressors, many spend several days making their way through Syria and Iraq to the safety of government-controlled territory (bottom right). Their plight, and that of their brave rescuers operating with hidden cameras (top right) inside ISIS-controlled territory, has been detailed in a new documentary due to air on Wednesday.

Student who was handcuffed for giving a homeless man £1 wins £5,000 payout from police after he denied being drunk to officer who told him: 'That's not how I'll write it up'

Student George Wilson was handcuffed for giving homeless man £1 wins compensation

George Wilson (pictured), 20, was held by police who thought the men were swapping drugs - and later denied being drunk before an officer told him: 'That's not how I'll write it up'. Mr Wilson, of Wallasey, Merseyside, was handcuffed after a night out in Liverpool city centre but managed to make a voice recording of the incident on his phone. The student at Liverpool John Moores University had claimed the officer from Merseyside Police threatened to falsify a statement saying he was drunk and disorderly and also unlawfully detained him.

Fashion buyer, 26, who was celebrating her new job working for Vivienne Westwood was killed when her bike was crushed under the wheels of a lorry 

A young fashion buyer, who had worked with Vivienne Westwood, was crushed to death by a lorry as she cycled home minutes after celebrating getting a new job, an inquest heard.
Italian-born Federica Baldassa, 26, who moved to Whitechapel a year before her death to pursue her dream of working in fashion, was cycling home from central London after meeting a friend for a drink in February.
She was 'on top of the world' because her internship had just been made a permanent job and was planning a party for her upcoming birthday, St Pancras Coroner's Court heard.
But as she turned left down a narrow side street onto Bloomsbury Square she suffered a 'momentary lapse of concentration' and was killed instantly when she was pulled under the wheels of the lorry as it also turned left.
Miss Baldassa had worked for Westwood in Milan and the grey trousers and coat she was wearing are believed to be given to her by Westwood personally as a leaving present.
She was the third cyclist

Italian-born Federica Baldassa, 26, was wearing clothes personally given to her by fashion designer Vivienne Westwood when she was crushed to death by a lorry as she cycled home in central London.

George is a 'little monkey' while Charlotte is a 'joy of heaven': Proud father Prince William tells of family life at Anmer Hall

The Duke of Cambridge discussed life at Anmer Hall this morning as he arrived to begin his first shift with the East Anglian Air Ambulance. He said he 'loves' the 'challenge' of having two children.

The woman who ate herself to death: 23-year-old who was 4ft 8in and 19 stone with condition that made her constantly hungry died after care home staff removed locks on her fridge

Kirsty Derry, 23, of Heath Hayes, Staffordshire, died from heart failure after putting on 7st in nine months after moving into an assisted living care home Victoria Mews in Stone, Staffordshire.

What housing crisis? Flats worth £140m sell out in just FIVE HOURS as buyers queue down the road for 230 homes in a 41-storey tower in east London (and HALF go to foreigners)

Half of the homes in Maine Tower, near Canary Wharf in east London, went to overseas buyers who are keen to grab a slice of the British property boom.

#ThisIsACoup: Greeks react with fury at new €86bn EU bailout deal and accuse Germany of using WWII-style tactics to condemn their country to years of harsh austerity

Greek fury at Germany after €86bn EU bailout deal confirms years of austerity

Following marathon overnight talks between 19 eurozone leaders, Greece caved in and accepted a range of reforms to secure a deal worth up to €86 billion - the country's third bailout in five years. Many Greeks have attacked the creditors' 'unfair' terms - even going as far as to brand German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble as a Nazi (inset, top left). Others have already taken to social media using #thisisacoup to decry the terms of the deal, accusing Germany of 'destroying Europe once again', adding that Germans 'could not do it with tanks so now they try it with banks'.

Apple announces updates for its new operating system... including a tiny change to the keyboard that everyone has been waiting for

The update which is crucial for texting and emailing was revealed as part of the new iOS 9 operating system for iPads and iPhones, which will be available for users in the fall.

'Cack-handed' counterfeiters are caught when they try to spend £3 at Millie's Cookies with fake £20 they made with colour printer and A4 paper 

A camera operator used Cabot Circus's CCTV to follow Dunwell (left), Graham (centre) and McFarlane (right) after the incident. See South West copy SWMONEY. A trio of counterfeiters were caught trying to buy biscuits with fake money - they made using a colour printer and A4 paper.The three men tried to use the money to purchase #3 worth of cookies in what the judge described as one of the most "cack-handed" attempts of counterweighting imaginable. Police found Durai McFarlane with bank notes that had been created on a colour printer on A4 paper, Bristol Crown Court heard. When he and two mates tried to pay for biscuits at Millie's Cookies in Cabot Circus, Bristol, with a fake #20, the shop assistant knew immediately the note was duff. McFarlane, 20, of Clifton, Bristol, pleaded guilty to having counterfeit currency. Dwaine Graham, 22, of Yate, Bristol, pleaded guilty to tendering and having counterfeit currency. Joshua Dunwell, 19, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to tendering count

Durai McFarlane, 20, Dwaine Graham, 22, and Joshua Dunwell, 19, were caught as they tried to use the home-made 'money' to purchase £3 worth of biscuits at Millie's Cookies in Cabot Circus, Bristol.

'Hardworking and vibrant' schoolgirl, 15, dies after contracting meningitis brain bug just days before the summer holidays

Chloe Morris from Bolton was just days away from the summer holidays after completing a work placement. She died 'peacefully' in her sleep after contracting meningitis last weekend.

Maimed by a TREADMILL: Mother-of-four's horror after becoming one of thousands badly injured by a running machine

Watch out! According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, around 2,000 treadmill injuries a year occur in people’s homes and 1,500 in gyms (above, stock picture)

After a long day at work, Yvonne Myers from Manchester was looking forward to her usual run on the treadmill at her local gym. But as she stepped onto the machine, disaster struck.

Now THAT'S an entourage! Bernie Ecclestone's millionaire son-in-law James Stunt goes on a shopping spree at Sotheby's in London with a motorcade fit for a president

Art dealer James Stunt goes on a shopping spree at Sotheby’s London

The 33-year-old (left) who is married to Petra - the daughter of Formula One billionaire Bernie Ecclestone - was yesterday seen picking up an array of art work (inset) from the auction house in Bond Street, London. Mr Stunt was accompanied by his vast team of security staff, as he appeared to be adding to his already extensive art collection. Members of his team were spotted carrying paintings from the art gallery, loading them into the waiting fleet of blacked-out limos (right).

ISIS 'to send members of feared all-female police to Europe disguised as tourists to attack holy sites and spark religious war against Christians'

Rare images of the Al-Khansaa Brigade (file photo) show the depraved women dressed head-to-toe in black but they will enter Europe dressed as tourists so they do not stand out, a source has told MailOnline.

Christian pastors facing the death sentence in Sudan after being jailed for 'espionage' by the country's Islamist government


Sudanese Pastors Facing Possible Death Sentences Because of Christian Faith

Pastors Yat Michael Rout and Peter Yein Reith, both from South Sudan, are facing charges of espionage and 'undermining the constitution'.

Indian teenage rape victim is used as 'bait' in a bid to lure her attackers... but is raped again after bungling Indian police failed to follow her to meeting point

Teen Rape Survivor Used as 'Bait' by Police in Maharashtra Raped Again

Police in Jalna, west India, (pictured ahead of a press conference), asked a 17-year-old rape victim to arrange a meeting with her alleged attackers, at which point she was raped again.

Rapper who became one of the first British jihadis to join ISIS has fled Syria after becoming disillusioned with jihadi life and is on the run in Turkey

Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, 25, whose father was a key lieutenant of Osama bin Laden, is believed to be hiding among thousands of refugees in the chaotic border zone with Turkey.

Awkward! The moment Wimbledon runner-up Federer blanked winner Djokovic as he walked past him in locker room corridor just minutes after losing final

Roger Federer blanks Novak Djokovic minutes after losing Wimbledon final

Video footage shows how Federer failed to acknowledge Djokovic or his wife Jelena, who were embracing in the aftermath of the Serbian star's third Wimbledon victory. Instead, the vanquished player simply strided past the couple, averting his eyes and not speaking to any of the bystanders who were crowding the narrow corridor. At the time of the awkward brush-off, the BBC commentator said: 'No exchange there.'

The Incredible Sulk! Hilarious moment Novak Djokovic tries to rip off his T-shirt after losing a tie-break in Wimbledon final... but fails miserably

Fail: Furious Novak Djokovic attempted to rip off his shirt after losing a rally during the second set tie-break against Roger Federer

After losing a rally during the second set tie-break against Federer, a furious Djokovic attempted to rip off his short in scenes evoking images of the Incredible Hulk. Except the shirt wouldn't rip.

The laughing policeman who appeared to enjoy the tennis a little TOO much becomes the surprise star of Wimbledon

A British police officer reacts as he watches a giant screen showing the second set tie-break in the men's singles final match between Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Switzerland's Roger Federer, on day thirteen of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 12, 2015.  RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE  -- AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

The animated police officer could be seen holding his hands in his face, grimacing and squirming as he watched the men's final at Wimbledon at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in south west London.

Stunning Serena proves JK Rowling was spot on! Williams wows at Wimbledon champions' dinner after Twitter body-shaming row - then celebrates with a victory dance with Djokovic

Serena Williams wows at Wimbledon champions' dinner alongside Novak Djokovic

Fresh from her convincing victory over Garbine Muguruza, the 33-year-old six-time champion looked resplendent as she arrived at the event in London wearing a hugging floor-length gown before enjoying a dance with men's champion Novak Djokovic (centre). After her triumph in the final on Saturday, JK Rowling was forced to jump to the player's defence when a troll attributed her tennis success to being 'built like a man'. In a cutting response to the remark (inset), the 49-year-old immediately posted two more images of Williams in a red figure-hugging knee-length dress before writing: 'Yeah, my husband looks just like this in a dress. You're an idiot'.

The poison giant invading Britain: How the sap from hogweed can cause third degree burns and even blindness 

Last week, five children suffered severe burns and one was scarred for life after brushing past giant hogweed growing in two country parks.

Ex-Ukip MEP Ashley Mote is jailed for five years after 'milking Brussels expenses cash cow to the limit' in £500,000 fraud

Former UKIP MEP Ashley Mote arrives at Southwark Crown Court, London, where he will be sentenced for fraudulently claiming almost ¨£500,000 in European Parliament expenses. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday July 13, 2015.  Mote, 79, was convicted in May of 12 fraud-related offences and of using the gains to fund his court battles in the UK. See PA story COURTS Mote. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Southwark Crown Court heard the 79-year-old milked the expenses 'cash cow to the limit' by submitting bogus claims to fund his court battles in the UK for a previous benefits fraud prosecution.

Runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest - who was jailed for abducting 15-year-old pupil - now wants to be a life coach or an author

The once respected maths teacher at Bishop Bell Church of England School in Eastbourne, East Sussex, also has aspirations to become an academic author.

'There's no jail for such a big midget': Mexico's billion-dollar drugs lord El Chapo taunts the world after his dramatic escape from max-security prison in tunnel dug under shower block 

Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman taunts the world after his escape from prison

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, left, who has escaped from prison in Mexico, has reportedly taken to Twitter, where he has taunted the Mexican authorities and sent death threats to his enemies. He tweeted, inset, saying there was 'no jail for such a big midge', which refers to his nickname 'El Chapo'. His audacious escape saw him dash through the mile-long tunnel system, right, which led to a building under construction next to the prison - from where he collected clothes left for him by his conspirators.

Mystery of Siberia's 200ft-deep craters solved: Enormous holes were formed by methane eruptions triggered by melting permafrost

Russian scientists have spent months studying the huge holes that have appeared, almost overnight in some cases, on the Yamal Peninsula in Russian Siberia.

Two men in their 20s and 50s die in blast at digger bucket firm which sent 'thick plumes of smoke into air as sky went dark'

Police, paramedics and firefighters were called to digger bucket manufacturer Harford Attachments in Hellesdon, Norwich, at 9.20am, with officers saying there were a 'number of casualties'.

'Life goes on': What supercar owner said after his Lamborghini was written off when his friend drove his Bentley into the back of him in £450,000 smash outside Morrisons 

Police found the two stricken supercars, said to belong to Elijah Oyefeso, after they were involved in a smash outside a Morrisons supermarket in Grays, Essex, in the early hours of Sunday morning

Caught on camera: Man 'tries to SELL a three-month-old baby for £1,000 in a shopping centre'

Police launched a manhunt this afternoon after the 28-year-old allegedly approached three different people in Manchester city centre offering to give up the child.

Chaos at Heathrow as 21 flights are cancelled after climate change protesters breach perimeter fence and stage a lie-in demonstration on north runway 

Heathrow flights cancelled after climate change protesters stage a lie-in demo

A dozen members of Plane Stupid cut through a perimeter fence at 3.30am and then sat on the northern runway for seven hours. Protesters opposed to plans for a third runway tied themselves together and grinned as they posed for selfies while police tried to prise them apart and drag them off the Tarmac. Heathrow is set to lose millions after it was forced cancel 21 flights while critics have questioned how the group managed to get on to the runway in the first place. Scotland Yard said today it had arrested nine people and 13 in total had to be removed from the runway.

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is the latest Premier League football star apparently caught inhaling hippy crack 


The Polish goalkeeper, pictured on holiday with fiancée Marina Luczenko, was filmed allegedly sucking on a red balloon filled the legal high during a party in north London with friends.

Watch the Mona Lisa come to life: Interactive version of masterpiece sees her frown, turn her head, and even breathe

A digital version of the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci can change facial expressions, alter her mouth shape and even cause her chest to rise and fall like she is breathing.

Shocking moment female weightlifter collapsed as she tried to lift 233lbs

Woman collapses weightlifting at the Pan Am Games in Oshawa

A Venezuelan weightlifter missed an attempt on the clean & jerk Sunday at the Pan Am Games and fell to the ground -- but still managed to snag a silver medal. 20-year-old Genesis Rodriguez Gomez competed in the women's 53kg Group A at the competition, which is being held in Oshawa, Ontario. She missed her first attempt on the clean and jerk at 106kg. Rodriguez raised the bar to her shoulders and paused before raising it over her head. However, she collapsed onto the platform and the bar fell behind her. Rodriguez later completed her second attempt at the same weight, as well as her third and final clean and jerk at 109kg. She finished in second place.

Cyclist withdraws from Tour de France after being diagnosed with testicular cancer 

Tinkoff-Saxo rider  Ivan Basso (L) rides next to Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain, race leader's yellow jersey, at the start of the 223.5-km (138.9 miles) 4th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Seraing in Belgium, to Cambrai, France, July 7, 2015. Former Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso withdrew from the Tour de France on Monday July 13, 2015 after revealing he has testicular cancer. Picture taken July 7, 2015.   REUTERS/stefano Rellandini

Ivan Basso has withdrawn from the Tour de France after being diagnosed with testicular cancer. Basso was a key member of Alberto Contador's Tinkoff-Saxo squad, but will return home to Italy on Monday.

Revealed, the foods that help ease the agony of arthritis... from a turmeric latte and a cup of bone broth to a helping of avocado

Osteopath Antonia Boulton reveals how various foods can help ease the painful symptoms of arthritis, which causes swollen joints and affects around 10 million people in the UK.

Don't put up tax, Scots tell Sturgeon with warning they have already been squeezed enough by the SNP

Image ©Licensed to i-Images Picture Agency. 11/07/2015. London, United Kingdom. Nicola Sturgeon in the Royal box watching Serena Williams v Garbine Muguruza  in The Final of the Ladies' Singles on Centre Court on day 12 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.Picture by Andrew Parsons / i-Images

An exclusive opinion poll for the Scottish Daily Mail found only 9 per cent of voters want Nicola Sturgeon to raise income tax when MSPs take control from Westminster.

Paradise on earth! Galapagos is voted best island in the world by travellers (but the rest of the top 10 is just as stunning)

Galapagos voted best island in the world by travellers

Galapagos Islands (bottom right) is high on the bucket lists of many travellers who are keen to spot giant tortoises, sea lions and plants that most people will never see in their lifetime. It was named the world's best island by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, with the rest of the top 10 including Maldives (bottom left), Moorea in French Polynesia (top right), Maui, Hawaii (inset) and the Indonesian island of Bali (top left).

M&S; in hot water after Facebook rant criticising its one-bag-per-teapot policy goes viral

Marie Byrne, from Ireland, complained on M&S;'s Facebook page about her pensioner parents being told they had to buy a second teabag for their pot. It now has 1,400 comments and 9,400 likes.

Just how safe is the HPV jab? Health experts launch a review amid concerns over cervical cancer vaccine's side effects 

The European Medicines Agency has launched a review into the safety of the HPV vaccine, which is given to all girls aged 12 to 15, amid concerns the jab causes chronic pain, fainting and dizziness.

Woman driver smashed her Mini into the back of a van while pleasuring herself with a sex toy at the wheel

Mini Cooper S/JCW price: ?50,160.  For Metro article on ugly cars which are in production.   (C) BMW AG

The Mini driver lurched forwards and hit the vehicle in front of her after apparently getting distracted at the wheel while stuck in traffic in Gloucestershire.

The shocking moment when a festival goer is BOTTLED in the face during a bust-up at T in the Park

An eight second clip, apparently taken in the campsite of the festival, in Strathallan, Perth, shows a group of men arguing before one attacks another with a bottle.

Tragedy of the actress who was 'date raped' by Clark Gable, gave birth to his baby - and then kept it secret for EIGHTY YEARS

Loretta Young was 'date raped' by Clark Gable and had his daughter Judy

According to Linda Lewis, the daughter-in-law of the late actress, Loretta Young (left with her daughter Judy) was the victim of a date rape at the hands of Clark Gable in 1935 which led to Young becoming pregnant with daughter Judy. Previously, it had been thought that the two had an affair during the filming of Call of the Wild (pictured together in the film, right). At the time, Young was a 23-year-old ingenue while Gable was 34 and married to his second wife, Maria 'Ria' Franklin Prentiss Lucas Langham, at the time.

She drinks WHAT? Miranda Kerr's mother Therese is the butt of online jokes after sharing her bizarre diet - which includes homemade kefir, 'reverse osmosis' water, and rooibos tea

Therese Kerr has shared her day on a plate and sent Twitter in to a tummy-grumbling melt-down. Her daily diet includes reverse osmosis water, homemade kefir and rooibus tea, but are there health benefits?

Taking you to their old haunts, keeping tabs online and doing her favours: The 10 signs that reveal if his ex is still on his mind (and what to do about it)

Man and woman sitting in restaurant and drinking wine --- Image by © Katarina Premfors/arabianEye/Corbis

Manj Weerasekera, the coach for divorced men, reveals how to tell the difference between a new boyfriend who is coping healthily with his previous partner and one who is still influenced by her.

Now Karen Danczuk is 'SACKED as her MP husband Simon's £20,000-a-year secretary' as their marriage continues to disintegrate

Karen, 32, has not been seen at the offices in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, for weeks since news of her split from Labour husband Simon broke last month, sources say.

If Karen Danczuk and Sally Bercow are such independent women, why do they feed off their husbands' names, asks DOMINIC LAWSON

The women, both of whom are married to prominent MPs, well understand the benefit of using their husbands' surnames in the public eye, writes DOMINIC LAWSON.

Outrage over new phone app that allows users to record themselves giving consent to sex with a named partner to protect them from date rape claims

There's an app for that: New phone program allows users to video their date agreeing to

We-Consent users film 20-second clips on their phones stating who they are about to have sex with before recording their face and their partner's. The app works only if the cameras detect human faces and both parties are clearly heard saying 'yes', otherwise the recording is stopped and they are encouraged not to have sex. Developers say their app will end 'misunderstandings' but rape support groups say they are wrongly suggesting rape is about disagreements about consent rather than a decision made by a rapist. It came after a string of high profile cases in recent years, including one involving footballer Ched Evans, who was convicted of rape after a jury agreed unanimously his victim was too drunk to consent to sex.

Operation Stop Corbyn: Labour elite joins forces to sabotage hard-left MP after surge in support sees him into second place 

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Senior figures are pressurising local Labour branches not to declare their support for Jeremy Corbyn. From acting leader Harriet Harman down they have warned about electing him leader.

The colourful private life of Labour's left-wing dark horse: How Jeremy Corbyn tied the knot with wife number three in a secret wedding in Mexico

Claudia Corbyn is the Labour MP'S wife  who  chose  to abandon  her marriage  rather  than send her children to a  comprehensive school, today  Claudia  Corbyn  reveals what made her put her son's Ben  education- and his place  at a leading  grammer school - before  the left-wing  principles her husband and Labour MP Jeremy Colbyn MP

With his beard and his earnest demeanour, Jeremy Corbyn seems an unlikely character to have a colourful private life.
But the 66-year-old has two broken marriages behind him.

Labour at war over welfare: Harman's attempt to back Osborne's cuts puts her on collision course with leadership contenders

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Ms Harman warned the party cannot adopt 'blanket opposition' to everything in George Osborne's Budget, as she vowed to support plans to scrap benefits for families with more than two children.

Save for your benefits: Cameron looking at radical plan to force workers to 'take more responsibility' for their own sick pay

Post Election Budget at 11 Downing Street
Pre Budget Cabinet Meeting
Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Downing Street to go to the House of Commons

Under plans put forward by the Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, workers would put part of their pay packets into a savings accounts to cover sickness and unemployment benefits.

Size 28 woman is shamed into losing THIRTEEN STONE after bullies threw kebabs at her and shouted 'Oi fatty!'

Obese woman fat shamed into losing 13 stone after bullies threw kebabs at her

Emily Case, from Folkestone, Kent, went on to shed 13 stone after a car full of men wound down their vehicle window and shouted 'Oi, fatty!' before launching kebabs at her. The incident shocked 22-year-old nail technician into finally doing something about her size and she joined Slimming World, started eating healthily and exercising - and is now 10st 3lb and dropped nine dress sizes to a size 10. Emily, pictured left with her boyfriend, Jamie Jones, and, right, after weight loss.

Want to protect your sight? Follow the EYE diet! Cheese, red wine, salmon and peanuts can all help prevent blindness

EXCLUSIVE: A new survey has revealed 60 per cent of people in the UK are unaware that the food we eat can affect the health of our eyes, with one in five incorrectly believing what they eat has no bearing on their vision at all.

So that's why we get 'ear worms'! The shape and size of your brain could be why tunes get stuck in your head

For the study, led by Nicolas Farrugia from Goldsmiths University, 44 participants aged between 25 and 70 were asked to fill in an online survey.

Councils face extra £1 BILLION budget cut to pay Town Hall workers Osborne's £9 'living wage'

A handout picture released by the UK Parliaments Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) via Parliament TV on July 8, 2015 shows British Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne delivering his budget speech to the House of Commons in London on July 8, 2015. Britain will cut spending on welfare by £12 billion ($18.5 billion, 17 billion euros) in a fresh austerity drive, finance minister George Osborne announced Wednesday as he delivered the government's post-election budget. AFP PHOTO / PRU

Town Hall chiefs said the cost of implementing the national living wage announced by the Chancellor in the Budget should be taken into account when council funding levels are set.

Tory plans to make it harder for workers to strike 'smack of Nazi Germany in the 1930s' claim firebrand union bosses 

People queue for buses at Stratford station, London, as commuters face travel misery trying to get to work because of a strike which has brought London Underground to a standstill. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 9, 2015. Thousands of workers launched a 24-hour walkout last night which will disrupt services until Friday morning. See PA story INDUSTRY Tube. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Under Tory plans set be unveiled this week, unions would have to get a 50 per cent turnout in strike ballots. A second, much-tougher threshold will be also introduced for 'core' public services.

Executed at dawn: Veiled woman who stabbed American mother to death in Abu Dhabi shopping mall toilet as her twin boys waited outside

UAE executes woman convicted of US teacher's murder

Alaa Bader al-Hashemi was executed at dawn in Abu Dhabi after she was found guilty of the fatal stabbing American mother-of-three Ibolya Ryan in the bathroom of a shopping mall in the gulf state. The death sentence was approved by President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan last month but the state security court have not revealed how the execution was carried out. She also was found guilty of having sent funds to Al-Qaeda in Yemen, knowing that this money would be used for 'terrorist acts'.

Care worker, 20, is stung by a live SCORPION she found inside a pack of Tesco bananas

Kita Fitton, from Kent, was making packed lunches for the vulnerable young men she looks after when she suddenly felt a sharp pain in her finger.

Driver arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving after crash which killed five teenagers will not face charges

The 21-year-old man, from Doncaster, was driving in front of two cars involved in the crash just seconds before they collided in Conisbrough, South Yorkshire, killing five teenagers, last year.

Ancient MONSTER graveyard unearthed: Celts created hideous beasts using dead animal parts as offerings to the gods

Archaeologists have unearthed numerous hybrid animals dating back 2,000 years from the site dubbed Duropolis near Winterborne Kingston in Dorset.

Deadly H7N7 bird flu is confirmed on a Lancashire chicken farm but officials say the risk to the public is very low

A six-mile surveillance zone and an inner 1.8-mile protection zone have been put in place around the farm near the village of Goosnargh, and humane culling of all birds at the farm is continuing

Beware, lions crossing (and mauling)! Breathtaking moment beasts catch antelope inches from stunned tourists on safari park road

Lions catch antelope inches from stunned tourists on safari park road

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Briton Carolyn Dunford, 23, captured the bloody drama in Kruger National Park, South Africa, along with wide-eyed nature-lovers who couldn't quite believe their luck. 'The kudu burst from the bushes and the lions chased it into the cars,' she said. 'The first lion grabbed onto its back and the second came in and grabbed its throat (pictured main). They both tackled it.' Her photographs also show the beasts tear apart their catch as tourists look on (inset).



Girl, 10, is left in agony with third-degree burns after picking up giant hogweed while playing on a riverbank

Girl, 10, left with third degree burns after picking up giant hogweed

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Lauren Fuller from Thornbury, Bristol, was building a den by a riverbank in Loch Lomond during a family holiday with her parents and brother when she plucked the weed out of the ground. Within days the schoolgirl's hands were covered in giant blisters while her red burns appeared on her face. (inset) She may now need skin grafts to repair the damage.

Crusading lawyer Michael Mansfield is ARRESTED over claim of domestic assault at party after neighbours heard shouting and screaming


The 73-year-old - who is said to have split from his second wife recently - spent much of yesterday in police custody being questioned over the alleged attack.

Parent's joy as toddler born with just 2% healthy brain tissue makes miraculous recovery, with scans showing the organ is fully functioning

Noah Wall's parents were warned he was unlikely to survive as he had developed hydrocephalus. This is a build-up of fluid in his skull that destroyed all but two per cent of his brain.

The drinks with up TWENTY teaspoons of sugar: Doctors urge ministers to slap a 20% tax on sugary drinks to fight obesity crisis 

In a landmark report the British Medical Association will urge Downing Street to take on the food industry. The BMA's proposed levy on fizzy drinks would raise the price of a bottle of Coke from £1.50 to £1.80.

Train your brain to stick to ANY diet! New book from leading psychology professor aims to help slimmers stay on track

What woman hasn't abandoned a low-carb plan at the sight of a Jaffa cake or tumbled headlong from the 5:2 when someone protests that they made chocolate cake 'just for you'?

Floyd Mayweather's motorcade knocks down biker after boxer left Kansas City nightclub at 3am 

'Money Man' Floyd Mayweather was spotted at the crash scene following the accident, after one of five SUVs in his motorcade collided with a biker, knocking him off his motorcycle.

Turning To Kill A Mockingbird's hero into a racist is an epic blunder: As author's new novel reveals disturbing twist, one life-long fan has a warning 

The much-hyped second novel of Harper Lee, the Pulitzer prize-winning author of To Kill a Mockingbird, is to be published tomorrow. But the transformation of Atticus Finch is a shock to EMILY RHODES.

Is Botox the secret to smooth HAIR? Meet the women getting sweat-reducing scalp injections to beat the summer frizz

Marketing executive Michelle MacCormack used to despair of her thick, unruly, blonde hair. Her daily struggle to look groomed involved many hours blow-drying her wavy mane poker-straight.

Pluto's craggy face reveals more secrets: New Horizons lays bare cliffs and craters of the distant world as it prepares for flyby

The Nasa spacecraft is sending back its last batch of data before its close encounter with Pluto. During the fly past the probe will fall silent for 22 hours, leaving scientists with a tense wait.

'Can we fix this?': Cameron intervenes in row over Lionesses not being able to play in women's football finals at Rio Olympics

Members of England Women's  Football team stand on the steps of 10 Downing Street, London, with Prime Minister David Cameron after a reception. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 9, 2015. The Lionesses finished the tournament, staged in Canada, as Europe's top side after their 1-0 third-place play-off win over Germany in Edmonton at the weekend. See PA story ROYAL William. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

After the success of the England women's team in the World Cup this month, the Prime Minister has urged all sides to 'get around the table' to ensure a deal can be done.

What does your ex REALLY think of you now? One brave model dared to quiz SIX former boyfriends...and winced when the responses came back

Stina Sanders quizzed SIX ex boyfriends and asked them what they thought of her

It isn't always easy to be kind about ex partners so when one woman, 24-year-old Stina Sanders, decided to track down her former flames on email and ask them what they really thought of her, she was prepared for a mixed bag of responses...and that's exactly what she got. (Pictured from left: Stina Sanders with two of her ex boyfriends and right, relaxing on holiday)

Most Britons 'harmed by drunken antics': The majority of Brits have been harassed, insulted, annoyed or kept awake by drunks

A new report has revealed the the extent of alcohol harm in Britain has been underestimated - and everyone is paying the price. Common 'harms' include being harassed or insulted in the street.

Police warn they will arrest anyone wearing the Muslim full-face veil in Chad after a Boko Haram suicide bomber disguised as a woman killed 15 people

Soldiers and police forces stand guard at a market in N'Djamena following a suicide bomb attack on July 11, 2015 ©Brahim Adji (AFP/File)

A man disguised as a woman in the full-face veil entered the busy Saturday marked in the capital N'Djamena and detonated what police believe was a bomb vest, killing 15 and injuring 80;

Shocking rise of 'mate crime': How children with autism or Asperger's are being bullied, abused and robbed by so-called friends 

Nearly 90 per cent of teenagers with the condition said they had been subjected to 'mate crime' - where a vulnerable person is manipulated or abused by someone they believed to be their friend.

'Please enter your PIN into Sally': Barclays accused of patronising customers by giving NAMES to its cash machines

The machines - dubbed 'Assisted Service Counters' - have name plaques, with a list of transactions they can help with underneath. Barclays is testing out this tactic at five of its branches.

Save The Children gave more than £700,000 last year to advertising firm run by brother of the charity's chief executive

Save The Children gave a total of £729,343 to the London-based Adam and Eve DDB communication's agency, which is run by Jon Forsyth - the brother of Save The Children's CEO Justin Forsyth.

Forget about 4k and even 8k TVs, Samsung is developing an 11k 'super-resolution' display... But will it be pixel overload?

The electronics giant is partnering with the South Korean government to produce the displays, which will boast 2250 pixels per inch, and will go on sale in 2018 according to reports.

Pippa Middleton 'ticks a life box' as she completes her first full marathon in 30-degree heat across the Kenya plains

The 31-year-old brunette ran the Tusk Trust's Safaricom Marathon in Kenya and finished in three hours 56 minutes - placing her 30th out of 200 runners.

Schoolboy, 16, accused of stabbing a man 100 times in a park and a Saudi student 16 times as she walked on a riverside footpath denies two counts of murder 

The 16-year-old was arrested last year following the deaths of Nahid Almanea, 31, and James Attfield (pictured), 33, who had been murdered in attacks with 'striking similarities' in Colchester.

Getting hitched! Bridesmaids are forced to thumb a lift to the wedding after their taxi broke down - before using the power of the internet to track down the kind-hearted driver who picked them up

Bridesmaids forced to thumb a lift to wedding after their taxi broke down

The three women, along with the mother of the bride, were pictured flagging down a lift at the side of the road while wearing their glamorous dresses. After a generous driver managed to get them to the ceremony on schedule, bride Bethany Mouatt launched an online campaign to find the stranger - and took just a few hours to track down Bethan Young, pictured left during the drive. The incident took place on the A483 near Wrexham on Saturday, after a catalogue of disasters came close to derailing Mrs Mouatt's wedding to husband Dave.

Deadly black widow spider discovered in the morning post after being delivered to firm in package from America 

Shocked staff at a company in Telford, Shropshire, which did not want to be named, found the deadly arachnid after noticing the parcel was covered in spider's web.

Rowan Pelling's sex column: Should I confess to my affair too?

My husband recently confessed to a brief affair when our children were small. I know I shouldn't be upset, as I had a brief fling myself, which I've never told anyone about.

Happy feet! Worker trains seagull to TAP DANCE on his lunch break by using chips as the reward


The hilarious scene was shot in New Quay in Wales by a man who decided on some lunch time entertainment. He begins by introducing his new friend, saying that he 'has trained a seagull.

Countries Brits are LEAST likely to visit revealed: North Korea, Sudan and Chad among destinations only 0.1% have been to

A new survey has revealed the destinations that British travellers are least likely to visit. Only 0.1% of UK adults have seen North Korea, El Salvador, and Papua New Guinea, among others.

'Feminist hero who publicly shamed Tinder date for voicing his body-type preference is a hypocrite. Women are just as vocal', argues one VERY opinionated man

Tinder dater Michelle who shamed man for his body-type preference is 'a hypocrite'

Michelle Thomas, 30, from London, England, publicly scolded a Tinder date for saying she wasn't his type. But author Peter Lloyd says she is in denial that women are just as bad. If not worse. Pictured left, Michelle Thomas, Peter Lloyd, right and inset, the Dear John written by the unnamed man.

Finally, some advice that could save your marriage: How the experts say you should stack the dishwasher

Do's and Don't's: How to perfectly stack your dishwasher and avoid getting into fights at home

In order to bring peace to the kitchens of Britain, home appliance company Bosch has launched a Tetris-style dishwasher stacking game.

Bill Cosby's wife claims alleged victims 'consented' to drugs

Camille Cosby reportedly ordered a crisis team gathered at their Massachusetts home Tuesday to 'get back out in front of this'.

Violent attacks on pensioners have risen by three-quarters: 14,000 attacks reported to police over the past five years 

An investigation has found that between 2010 and 2014 there was an average rise of 1,500 assaults each year against people aged 65 and over - despite violent crime falling during the period.

Money does grow on trees! German hikers set for £160,000 windfall after being deluged by €50 notes that mysteriously fell from tree at campsite 

A group of German hikers were caught in an unexpected windfall, in the north-eastern Mirow area. A bag used to stash the money in the top branches had split, allowing €50 notes to fall from the sky.

Inside the Ku Klux Klan: Explosive new documentary reveals the reviled racists are growing in strength as America battles race-relations crisis

Ku Klux Klan documentary reveals reviled racists are GROWING in strength

Filmmaker Dan Vernon, who followed the KKK for seven months, discovered that the white supremacists are thriving, even near Ferguson, which was ripped apart by race riots last year. He witnessed a cross-burning ceremony near the city (main) as well as highly secretive recruitment ceremonies, where new members were sworn in (bottom right). Vernon said: 'What we uncovered was truly shocking.'

Incredible images of the mysterious abandoned 'Chicken Church' built in the Indonesian jungle by man who had 'a vision from God' 

Hidden deep inside the Indonesian jungle is an enchanted 'church' which looks like a giant chicken - built by an eccentric Indonesian man who had a vision from God to build a 'prayer house'.

Boing! Hopping robot can bounce SIX times its body height - and could one day help scout out disaster zones

A hopping robot with a soft body that can bounce has been developed, pictured, by Harvard researchers. It combines the speed of metal robots with the resilience of soft models.

Rising number of teenagers are being given anti-psychotic drugs, study reveals

Mark Olfson, a research psychiatrist at Columbia University in New York, said: 'Great caution should be exercised in the use of anti-psychotics, especially for young children.'

Summer ends with a bang! Britain hit by bolts of lightning as glorious weather stops with grey skies on the way this week 

A late-night thunderstorm over the south coast saw odd-shaped mammatus clouds to form over Dorset and Hampshire before huge lightning bolts filled the skies as the heatwave made way for grey skies.

Mrs Poundland, the world's thriftiest millionairess! She buys clothes from Sainsbury's, made her husband get rid of his flash Lamborghini and still snaffles free hotel shampoo 

Poundland's thrifty millionairess Tracy Smith buys clothes from Sainsbury's

Tracy Smith, 51, who founded the high street chain Poundland with her husband Steve (left and inset, on their wedding day), 52, still hasn't forgotten the days of sleeping in a van outside the shop - which they sold for £50million in 2002. JAN MOIR met the couple at their £6.5million mansion in Shropshire with 60 crystal drop chandeliers, a swimming pool, a helicopter pad and a bronze statue of a hippopotamus in the landscaped grounds. But, reveals Tracy, she still only lets Steve have £20 pocket money a day, maximum. Some days he only gets a tenner.

How to get a body like Serena Williams: Wimbledon champion reveals she's got fitter than ever by ditching running and cycling for dancing

The 33-year-old has revealed the secret to her fitness and figure is dancing. She said: There are so many sports you can do to keep fit, I thought "I don't need to run 20 miles to stay fit.'

The Wild West, by the man who dedicated his life to photographing it

Between 1906 and 1930, Curtis, originally from Wisconsin, was commissioned by JP Morgan to document the Native American culture.

Spectacular pictures of 'Eleventh Night' bonfires in Belfast on the eve of Loyalist marching season 

Spectacular photos capture the scale and ferocity of the bonfires, set ablaze in residential areas of Belfast on the eve of the 'Twelfth of July', the high point of the loyal order marching season.

Meet the REAL Spider-Man: Fearless adventurer plays with a gigantic Huntsman arachnid in skin-crawling video

Brave Australian adventurer Brennan Hatton has posted a video of him catching and then playing with a Huntsman Spider in his three-step guide to handling the critters.

Do micro workouts really work? Fitness apps promise results in just THREE minutes a day... but experts say there's a catch

Australian health experts say the results promised by three to seven minute 'fast workouts' are almost impossible to achieve as you have to work out at 100 per cent of your capacity.

One in four watching porn are women: Smartphones and 50 Shades of Grey said to be fuelling rise in popularity

A new survey has revealed that more young women than ever are watching pornography, and are most likely to do so on their smartphone. Women are most likely to watch porn on a Monday.

The towns that time forgot: Haunting images of Italy's abandoned ghost towns left in eerie splendour and untouched since they were deserted over half a century ago 

The towns that time forgot: Haunting images of Italy’s abandoned ghost towns left in eerie

A series of haunting images show how once thriving Italian villages now lay deserted, untouched for decades after conflict and natural disasters forced villagers to flee. San Pietro Infine (left and bottom right), a border town at the entrance of Italy's 'deep south' was a stop-off point for bandits and outlaws as they fought against the unification of Italy's states, but today it is abandoned after heavy shelling during the Second World War badly damaged its buildings. A chapel in the commune of Croce (top right) nowadays lies in ruin, despite the area being a popular trading area for centuries, after people abandoned the area to travel overseas in search of a better life. The town of Apice - built during the glorious days of Imperial Rome - was evacuated after a devastating earthquake in 1962, which killed 17 people

If you've seen Un, you've seen them all! Chinese fan has plastic surgery to look like North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

Pic shows: The actress Liu Zixuan with the Kimg-Jong fake.\n\nA Chinese actress in the media spotlight made even more headlines this week when she came across a man impersonating the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.\n\nActress Liu Zixuan, 31, who has been attracting media attention after announcing her intentions to undergo cosmetic surgery, was being followed by paparazzi in the city of Nanjing, capital of east China¿s Jiangsu Province, when she ran into the Kim Jong-un impersonator known as Wang Lei.\n\nLiu, who was on her way to the doctor¿s office, stopped for photos with Wang, and even invited him for a game of golf as both saw it as an opportunity to gain more attention.\n\nWhile it¿s not unusual for celebrities to undergo any form of plastic surgery, many actresses - or actors - are subject to media attention as they can be seen as the demographic that has pioneered cosmetic surgery in China.\n\nSuccessful surgery on a celebrity often also starts similar surgical trends amongst

Wang Lei, from Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, is the spitting image of Kim Jong-Un, the 32-year-old 'Dear Leader' of North Korea, and has reportedly gone under the knife to enhance his likeness.

Cheap and easy 'toothpaste' test that spots risk of stroke and heart attack by spotting danger areas in the arteries 

Scientists claim the technique, which users sodium fluoride tagged with radioactive tracer, will transform the way doctors are able to identify patients at risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Pupils should stand when teachers enter the room and call them 'Sir' or 'Miss', says chief inspector of schools 

Sir Michael Wilshaw, executive principal at the Mossbourne Academy, Hackney, today. A high achieving school in one of London's most deprived boroughs. 

Sir Michael Wilshaw said he was dismayed by behaviour in some schools and called for 'grammar school ethos' in every comprehensive, with teachers banned for calling pupils 'mate'.

Radioactive WWII wreckage discovered off Californian coast: Aircraft carrier and its nuclear cargo are 'amazingly intact'

Researchers first spotted the wreckage (shown) and its cargo in April but now now a nuclear physicist has revealed how radioactive it still is, and how much of a threat it poses.

Canalboats become the new property must-haves for Londoners who can beat soaring house prices and rents by snapping up a home for just £10,000

Canalboats become the new property must-haves for Londoners

The downsides include emptying toilet tanks, trudging the towpath to do the laundry or fetching gas cylinders and vulnerability to thieves. But many people living on boats enjoy waking up with ducks by the window, and the freedom and sociability of the pretty tree-lined waterways. And rising housing costs in London are fuelling a surge in people seeking cheaper accommodation on boats they have bought for as little as £10,000. The rise is now putting pressure on the historic network of rivers and canals in the capital, where the average house price is now £500,000.

Teen mum used borrowed money to party instead of abortion then strangled her newborn before throwing it out the window

Li Hui got pregnant with her ex-boyfriend who she met online in China. She used borrowed abortion money to party. After strangling the child she threw it out the window and didn't tell anyone.

'Mummy, please let me die,' begs boy, 5, with eczema so severe he can barely sleep or walk

Morgan Bishop, 5, with severe eczema says 'Please let me die'

Dana Bishop, 36, of Tadworth, Surrey, says her five-year-old son Morgan suffers such severe eczema he can barely walk was in such pain he begged his mother to let him die (he is pictured, left, during a flare up). The family are at breaking point, having tried almost every treatment available on the NHS - including a form of chemotherapy (Morgan is pictured in hospital, right and inset). The skin on his feet and legs become so sore he cannot walk and must use a mobility scooter to move around during a flare-up. And as the eczema stops him from sleeping, he can only attend school for half days at a time and is rarely able to play with his friends. Now, the family are fundraising to take him to a clinic in France for treatment. Mrs Bishop, 36, said: 'People don't recognise skin conditions as debilitating. They hear eczema and just think it's a bit of dry skin, but the reality can be much, much worse.'

Hopes for a breakthrough in Iranian nuclear talks falter as Tehran resist US request to allow the UN to search for evidence of nuclear weapons 

With only hours to go before discussions wrap up at midnight, disputes over attempts to probe Tehran's alleged work on nuclear weapons unexpectedly persisted.

Parents spend £1,150 to take their 'adult children' on holiday with some splashing out to bribe them into going, says survey

Those parents who shell out are giving their kids the full 'all-inclusive' treatment, footing the bill for flights, accommodation, meals, new clothes and travel insurance and vaccinations.

Horror at Russian army barracks as 23 soldiers are killed when building collapses 'due to shoddy renovations' 

Most of the dead are believed to be new army recruits - some of them teenagers - who were staying inside the training facility in Omsk, in southern Russia.

Tax grab 'undermines Magna Carta': New HMRC powers to raid accounts and ISAs 'would cut out legal process' 

The measure, unveiled in the Budget, will give HMRC the power to freeze all but £5000 of an individual's or firm's assets even if the authorities simply believe someone 'appears' to owe tax.

The inside track on the world's most secretive country: Travel company launches rare train tours through North Korea with stops in undiscovered industrial cities

At a cost of £2,050 ($3,200) per person, the 10-night journey will take visitors from Pyongyang to Mount Myohyang and along the rarely-visited east and north-east coast to the city of Chongjin.

Mother nicknamed 'Bony Maloney' because she had a thin face undergoes non-surgical uplift to make her cheeks look FATTER

Lynn Maloney, 43, Glossop, Derbyshire, suffered years of bullying about her thin face. She has since had a mixture of fillers and Botox to give her a fuller appearance.

Table for one, please! Number of solo diners DOUBLES in two years as eating alone is viewed as liberating rather than a lonely experience

The stigma surrounding eating out alone is starting to lift as 87% of Britons say they have no problem dining solo. Psychologist Judi James gives insight into the change of attitudes.

Ahh Mr Bond, I've been expecting mew! Nelson the ginger Tom cat can't find a home because he looks too much like film villain Blofeld 

Abandoned cat Nelson looks like Bond villain Blofeld but can't find a home

Nelson, a ginger Tom cat who was brought to a rescue centre in Winslow, Buckinghamshire, looks so much like the famous baddie (made famous by actor Donald Pleasance in the 1977 film You Only Live Twice, right) that it's keeping him from being taken in by new owners. He was left with a striking scar much like Blofeld's after being discovered abandoned in a car park with an injured eye.

Fears elderly women are putting themselves at risk of breast cancer after half cannot name another symptom apart from a lump 

A third of those diagnosed with the disease - around 13,400 -  are aged over 70 and every day it kills around 15 of those women.
While one in three have reported a symptom other than a lump.

Viva Espana! Thousands of British families turn to Spain for their holidays to avoid turmoil in Tunisia and Greece 

Some 300,000 Britons who had been planning to visit Tunisia have been left to look for alternatives, after the Government advised against travelling there following the recent terror attack.

SNP could decide whether Hunting Act is changed in England and Wales in crunch vote this week

Stuart Radbourne, huntsman and joint-master with the Avon Vale Hunt, leads the riders and hounds for their traditional Boxing Day hunt, on December 26, 2012 in Lacock, England. As hundreds of hunts met today, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson claimed that moves to repeal the ban on hunting with dogs in England and Wales may not happen in 2013, although he insisted it was still the government's intention to give MPs a free vote on lifting the ban.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

The SNP could ditch its promise to keep out of English-only laws by joining opponents of hunting to block Tory calls to amend the law when 'technical changes' are debated on Wednesday.

Is THIS how we'll live in the future? Architect plans first 100% eco city complete with 'tree-scrapers' covered in foliage... and there's not a car in sight

Dutch architect Raimond de Hullu plans first 100% eco city

In Raimond de Hullu's city of the future, people live in off-grid tree-scrapers that are clustered together in a green utopia set in a city woodland - with no cars or power lines in sight. The four-floor homes use triple glazing and solar panels, and the interiors (inset) are decked with glass halls, skylights, large windows and French balconies. Raimond describes the homes as treehouses combined with modern luxury, living with nothing but green around you.

How former Cheltenham Ladies' college pupil 'earned £8million' helping Greece join the euro while working at Goldman Sachs 

Miss Loudiadis, 52, was a pupil at the famous Gloucestershire public school back in the Seventies before going on to study maths at Oxford University and pursuing a stellar career in banking.

No, I said do you fancy a SNACK to eat! One snake gobbles down another and swallows it WHOLE

This is the incredible moment a cannibalistic snake was caught on camera eating another snake whole after grabbing it by the throat and poisoning it at a game park reserve in South Africa.

Miss Oklahoma is crowned Miss USA as co-owner Trump skips his own pageant to 'focus on presidential campaign' following Mexican immigrant controversy 

Olivia Jordan of Oklahoma was crowned Miss USA on Sunday in the annual contest that was largely overshadowed by weeks of controversy generated by pageant co-owner Donald Trump.

'We were told to watch black customers': Security workers sue Disney World claiming they were told to treat certain races with 'suspicion' 

Two security workers, Nabil Bormoi and Camelia Joseph have filed lawsuits against the Florida theme park, claiming they were subjected to racial and religious discrimination while at work.

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Five bikini-clad models, helicopters and a slick $40,000 video: What it took to sell this $33million dream home in the world of ultra-competitive Hollywood real estate

Bikini models needed to sell $33m home in the world of Hollywood real estate

Surprisingly, the footage from this video isn't from the latest slick rap video - but is meant to showcase 9133 Oriole Way in West Hollywood, which is on the market for $33million. Alongside lingering shots of models' behinds (top left) and swimming pool scenes (bottom right), the slick film takes viewers inside and outside the home. Such films, only tangentially related to the property, are a weapon in the arsenal of realtors hoping to shift some of the priciest property in the U.S.

Here's looking at you, mum! Parents capture on film joyous moment baby with weak eyesight is given her first pair of glasses

Mother-of-two Jessica Sinclair, 26, from Cincinnati posted a video of baby daughter Piper's overjoyed reaction after putting on a pair of prescription glasses for the first time.

This stunning flat is hidden INSIDE the former clock tower at St Pancras Station and it's available to rent by the week 

The two-bedroom London apartment has a 10-metre high ceiling and still contains many of its original 19th century features including wooden beams and an iron staircase.

Climb aboard the yacht hotel! Now you can experience a night on a sailing boat without even leaving land (or getting sea sickness)

Mount Noah Lodge in South Africa has seven luxury yachts to rent

The unique Mount Noah Lodge offers a stay aboard a selection of luxury boats in South Africa without the chance of seasickness. The South African lodge has seven boats in its land-locked fleet and was created by chance after the first yacht - named Sagitta - was moored there after its trailer broke down on the way to Durban.


FILE - In this June 28 2015 file photo, mounted police officers patrol on the beach of  Sousse, Tunisia. The blood on the sand has washed away, but the damage wreaked on Tunisia by a few terrifying minutes of gunfire at a beach resort will be deep and lasting. The tourist economy is likely to be gutted: Up to 2 million hotel nights per year are expected to be lost, hastened by warnings from Britain and other European governments last week that their citizens are no longer safe on . (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, File)        

Ever wondered how to weigh a baby koala? Adorable how-to video reveals techniques for measuring a nine-month-old joey

Baby koala and how to weigh in them in cute San Diego Zoo video

In this video from the San Diego Zoo, a zookeeper demonstrates how to weigh a 9-month-old joey. The footage also shows the koala exploring its enclosure and cuddling up with its mum. The San Diego Zoo is home to one of the largest - and most successful - koala breeding programmes outside of Australia.

The $2bn nuclear power plant that never split an atom: Eerie images of Satsop Nuclear Power Plant nestled deep in Washington

The 481-foot cooling towers on the site have never been used, since the multi-billion dollar development was scrapped in 1983. The deserted building is in Elma, Washington.

Adam the Labrador who was allergic to humans which caused him to have inflamed skin and his hair to fall out is finally CURED 

Adam, a black Labrador mix, is now enjoying his new home with owner Beth Weber without having to deal with his hair falling out or his skin becoming pitifully inflamed.

Rule, Britannia! Largest cruise ship ever built for UK tourists makes its maiden voyage around the British Isles

Four months after it was officially named by Queen Elizabeth II, the cruise ship has reached the halfway mark of its inaugural voyage around Britain, arriving at Greenock, near Glasgow.

Apple's 'spaceship' readies for take off: Aerial footage reveals how the circular Campus 2 headquarters is taking shape

Apple's 'spaceship' takes shape: Footage reveals more about Campus 2

A Californian helicopter firm flew over the site of Apple's Campus 2 last month and shot aerial views of the building and its 175-acre construction site as it prepares to open next year. As the camera pans over the site, it reveals the site's mile-wide circumference and how the structure will fit in with the surrounding Cupertino neighbourhood (pictured top) as well as a number of buildings starting to take shape (pictured bottom).