Overweight woman-turned-fitness guru drops 75lbs and slims down to a size ZERO after being left heartbroken by a friend 

Marisa Hochberg slims down to size ZERO after being left heartbroken by friend 

A woman who was crushed when her close friend began dating the man she had her eye on went on to lose 75 lbs in one year, realizing that she 'wanted more' for her life. Marisa Hochberg, 27, described her journey in detail, from being an overweight bullied teen,left, up to the moment of realization she experienced one day on a Central Park bench in her native New York that would change her life. 'Growing up, I always loved food,' she wrote. 'I wouldn't have described myself as an emotional eater, but I did struggle with my weight, and because of that, I was bullied.'

EXCLUSIVE: American marketing executive, 39, was on a luxury vacation with her boyfriend in Cape Town when he 'murdered her in a drug-fueled sex session' with a pound of cocaine in their hotel room

Gabriela Kabrins murdered at Camps Bay Retreat Boutique Hotel in Cape Town

The American marketing executive murdered at a five-star Cape Town hotel was on vacation with her 'lover' Diego Guarte when he is alleged to have killed her. Gabriela Kabrins, 39, was found dead at the Camps Bay Retreat Boutique Hotel on Wednesday with a pound of cocaine in her room and Guarte, 41, was taken into custody wandering a nearby beach half naked. Investigators have told the Daily Mail Online they believe Kabrins was involved in a sex and drugs session that went wrong and charged Guarte, who is from Guatemala, in connection with her death on Friday. According to police, Kabrins had been the victim of a horrific sexual assault using a curling iron.

The curse of the 'cool kids': Children who are popular at school become losers later in life, claims study

Picture shows James Dean with Natalie Wood. 

Researchers found teens who were 'cool' at school were far more likely to struggle as an adult, and were at higher risk of falling into a life of alcohol, drugs and crime. Pictured, James Dean.

Hillary Clinton's doctor gives her clean bill of health after 2012 concussion but says she's still on blood-thinners for a clot in her sinuses and takes thyroid pills every day

Former First Lady and Secretary Of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during an event to get the embargo against Cuba lifted at Florida International University on July 31, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

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Doctors have diagnosed a blood clots in the former senator and first lady on three different occasions, requiring long-term daily doses of Coumadin, a compound that thins the blood.

Two men arrested for shooting and killing four-year-old boy as he played with his stuffed toys on the front lawn 

Darron Daniels, 20, and Maurice Kelley, 25, were taken into custody for investigation of murder and attempted murder after Daniel Munoz was killed in Highlands, California.

EXCLUSIVE: Private jet owned by Bin Laden family crashes into UK car auction killing three passengers and pilot after overshooting the runway as it tried to land

Bin Laden family’s jet crashes into a car auction near Blackbushe Airport

The $10m Embraer Phenom 300 private jet crashed after it failed to land at Blackbushe Airport on the Hampshire-Surrey border, shortly after 3pm. The pilot and his three passengers died after the Saudi-owned 9-seater private jet ploughed into the nearby car park after overshooting the runway. The jet was completely destroyed as it was engulfed in flames, forcing emergency services to temporarily close the nearby A30. It is understood that the aircraft circled the airport after arriving from Milan.

Yazidi boy, four, is forced to join ISIS terror camp to learn Sharia Law, the Koran and given sword to behead his own MOTHER

Hamo - not his real name - was captured with his mother Bohar and three older siblings as ISIS carried out their terrifying assault on the villages near the Sinjar Mountains, Iraq, last August

Pictured: The new Taliban leader after Afghanistan revealed former commander Mullah Omar died from an 'unspecified illness' two years ago 

Former deputy Mullah Akhtar Mohammed Mansour (pictured) is understood to have been elevated from deputy to the rank of 'Supreme Leader', sources close to the Taliban said.

Coast Guard suspends search for two fourteen-year-old boys who went missing during unaccompanied fishing trip seven days ago

Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, remain lost in the Atlantic after leaving on a fishing trip alone from a port near Jupiter, Florida, last Friday. Their boat was found capsized on Sunday.

Revenge of the bulletproof armadillo: Texas man shot after bullet he fired at animal ricocheted off its shell and hit him

Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) drinking at pond, south Texas, USA

The shooting victim from Cass County was taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries. here is no word at this time on the armadillo's status.

Now that's a scorcher! Temperature in Iran hits 165F due to 'heat dome' over Middle East...  while Iraq declares national holiday because it's too hot for people to go to work

Iran temperature hits 165F due to 'heat dome' over Middle East

The near-record occurred in the city of Bandar Mahshahr, where the air temperature registered 115F (46C) coupled with a dew point temperature of 90F (32C) at 4.30pm local time on Friday. The city, which has a population of more than 200,000, is the capital of Iran's Mahshahr County in the Khuzestan Province.

A tale of two coasts: Stunning Nasa satellite animation reveals record rainfall on the east side of the US while the west scorches

From the Rockies westward, rainfall has been much sparser over the last six months, meanwhile California and the southwest received little relief from their punishing drought.

Couple who first met on a blind date during WWII re-united after 70 YEARS apart during woman's 90th birthday celebration in Texas

A Texas couple who first met on a blind date during World War II re-united on Thursday after spending 70 years apart. The woman returned the U.S. Navy ring the man gave to her all those years ago.

Mark Zuckerberg announces wife Priscilla Chan is pregnant with a baby girl - and that the couple suffered multiple miscarriages trying to have a child

Mark Zuckerberg's wife Priscilla Chan pregnant after 3 miscarriages

Mark Zuckerberg is going to be a dad. The Facebook founder has announced that he and wife Priscilla Chan are expecting their first child together, a baby girl. Zuckerberg also revealed that he and his wife have been trying for a few years to have a baby, and that they had suffered three miscarriages. The couple are pictured right in a photo Zuckerberg posted with the announcement, and left at their most recent public appearance in Sun Valley Idaho.

Married drama teacher pleads guilty to rape after admitting she had sex with student, 15, on multiple occasions  

Stephanie McCrea, 36, who worked at Evergreen High School in Vancouver, Washington admitted to having sex with a 15-year-old boy on multiple occasions.

'I loved Krissi with all my heart': Nick Gordon begs Bobby Brown for invite to Bobbi Kristina's funeral

In a plea to Bobbi Kristina's father, Gordon (pictured with her) says he 'needs to say goodbye' and 'Krissi loved me very much and she would want me there'. The funeral is taking place in Georgia on Saturday.

EXCLUSIVE: Wife of American dentist who is in hiding after killing Cecil the lion is a hunter too - and his office has animal heads and paw print flooring

Wife of Cecil the lion killer Walter Palmer is a hunter too

Tonette Palmer, pictured for the first time, is also a hunter, official records reveal. She and her husband Walter have fled their Minnesota home and dental practice after he killed Cecil the lion. Tonette (far left) is seen with the couple's daughter Natalie Palmer-Botes, 27 (center) who is a ballroom dancer who is married to her 57-year-old business partner Paul (right). Walter Palmer (bottom left) killed Cecil the lion (top right) in Zimbabwe, prompting worldwide outrage. A former member of staff revealed he had animal heads in his private office.

Cecil's killer 'wanted to hunt a very large elephant ' next: Guide reveals US dentist Walter Palmer's next request but they couldn't find one big enough

Dentist Walter Palmer

Guide Theo Bronkhorst has claimed that US dentist Walter Palmer wanted to shoot a 'very large elephant' after killing Cecil, but left Zimbabwe when they were unable to find one big enough.

'I didn't do anything wrong,' says Cecil hunter as he reveals US dentist posed for photo with lion's dead body 

Zimbabwean professional hunter Theo Bronkhorst (left) said that US dentist Walter Palmer (right) posed for a photo with Cecil the Lion (not pictured) and was shocked to find the tracking collar.

Saved! Cecil the lion's cubs are being protected by his brother Jericho amid fears evil rivals will kill them and take over the pride

Cecil the lion's cubs are being protected by his BROTHER

After Cecil's death in Zimbabwe, there were fears that his cubs would be killed by the next lion in the hierarchy, a male named Jericho (pictured, left, fighting Cecil), so he could father his own offspring with the females. But a team at Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Unit, which had been studying Cecil before he was shot dead, said the lion's brother was safeguarding the young. Project leader David Macdonald said: 'As you probably know, the natural law in lion society is that when a male dies and his weakened coalition is usurped, the new incoming males kill their predecessors' cubs. This may not happen because Cecil's brother is still holding the fort.' The much-loved lion was killed by American dentist Walter Palmer (inset) earlier this month, sparking outrage around the world.

QUENTIN LETTS: Why we all fear dentists are natural born killers

What a paradox that a creature so fantastically fanged as Cecil the lion should have been killed by Walter Palmer, a balding American who applies his working hours to the preservation of teeth.

Dentist who killed Cecil the lion finally decides to contact US Fish and Wildlife Service...but Zimbabwe says it wants the reviled hunter extradited

The US Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed on Friday that the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion is cooperating with their investigation after they issued a public demand for him to call.

'I Never Promised You A Rose Garden' singer Lynn Anderson, 67, dies in Nashville

Lynn Anderson, singer of 'Rose Garden,' dies in Nashville aged 67

A statement from the family said she passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday.The cause of death was cardiac arrest. Anderson first soaked up the national spotlight as a young singer on 'The Lawrence Welk Show' between 1967 and 1969. Although she was signed to an independent label, the exposure helped her nab a deal with Columbia Records in Nashville. But it was 'Rose Garden' that sealed her country music legacy, earning her a Grammy and Country Music Association's female vocalist of the year award in 1971.

Hero Lafayette shooting survivor tearfully describes how she took a bullet in the leg for her friend who saved lives by raising the alarm

Jena Meaux, 45, spoke publicly for the first time since she threw her body on top of friend Ali Martin, 34, and protected her during a mass shooting at a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater last week.

Woman drowned three-week-old puppy in Nebraska airport toilet after being told she couldn't fly with it

Cynthia Anderson, 57, of Edgewater, Florida was given two years of probation on Thursday for drowning the Doberman puppy in a Nebraska airport toilet.

New York Jets star Sheldon Richardson charged with resisting arrest for traveling 143mph in his Bentley with a loaded gun and child - just DAYS after failing NFL drug test

Sheldon Richardson, the New York Jets' 24-year-old tackle, was cited after he was caught racing another car in St. Louis and reaching speeds of 143mph while travelling with a loaded gun and child.

Mother-of-four who needed IVF to conceive three of her children reveals why she chose to abort a 'natural' pregnancy - after struggling with infertility issues for years

Minnesota mom who needed IVF reveals why she aborted a 'natural' pregnancy

Due to infertility issues, Hannah Stein, from Minnesota, had to use IVF to conceive three of her four children with her husband, Patrick. Once their family was complete, Hannah - who thought she couldn't get pregnant naturally - learned that she was expecting. The news came as a surprise, and the couple decided to terminate the unplanned pregnancy. Hannah said that she has yet to regret the decision.

Robofactory! Mobile phone plant in China is operated almost entirely by machines... and they are making fewer mistakes than humans 

The Changying Precision Technology Company factory in Dongguan City, in the country's central Guangdong province, has replaced 90 per cent of its workers with machines.

Major retailers to censor 'pornographic' Cosmopolitan magazine behind blinders - just like Playboy and Hustler - after bowing to pressure from campaigners 

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has scored a victory in their campaign against Cosmopolitan magazine. Some US stores will now hide the publication behind blinders.

Cell phones ARE linked to cancer, study claims: Long-term use 'is associated with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, headaches and skin irritation'

Dr Igor Yakymenko, from from the The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, says the data is 'a clear sign of the real risks to human health'. But official guidance says the evidence is inconclusive.

EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton's camp fears a new 'bimbo eruption' will put the kibosh on her candidacy - especially from Gennifer Flowers who claimed Bill liked to be blindfolded and tied up, and called his wife 'Hilla the Hun'

Hillary Clinton fears bimbo eruption especially from Gennifer Flowers

In recent weeks Hillary's campaign has found itself increasingly mired in the scandals of the past. Paula Jones slammed Hillary saying her 'lies' over sexual scandals should disqualify her from the Oval office. Linda Tripp told Daily Mail Online Hillary ruthlessly destroyed the credibility of the women who came forward during Bill's presidency. Ron Kessler, who revealed Bill's mistress dubbed 'The Energizer tells Daily Mail Online no doubt that more revelations will emerge. Gennifer Flowers, who had a 12-year-affair with Clinton could be next to come forward. Flowers revealed Bill used to fantasize about having sex with his lover in a store window and have her use sex toys. Bill had a penchant for phone sex and sex-play that involved blindfolding and she tied him to her bedposts with silk scarves. He shared with her the reality of his marriage to Hillary whom he called 'The Sarge' or 'Hilla the Hun.'

Hillary's marriage 'is a total fake': Secret Service expert claims Clintons have 'business relationship' for benefit of her presidential campaign 

The expert also claimed also claimed that Mrs Clinton, the leading Democratic Presidential candidate, has disdain for ordinary people and treats those beneath her with 'contempt'.

I'm in it to win it - as a Democrat, says socialist White House hopeful Bernie Sanders as he rules out third-party run 

'I would not want to be responsible for electing some right-wing Republican president,' the independent senator, who is seeking the presidency as a Democrat, said.

Hillary takes shots at Jeb Bush during Florida civil rights speech with sarcastic 'Right to Rise' rant that mocks the name of his super PAC

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'I don't think you can credibly say everyone has a "right to rise" and then say you're for phasing out Medicare or for repealing Obamacare,' she fumed, citing the name of the Bush-affiliated organization.

Hillary Clinton demands end to US-Cuba trade embargo in Florida speech as Republicans call the idea 'insulting,' 'appeasement' and 'a retreat'

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'The Cuban embargo needs to go once and for all,' Clinton, said in Friday's speech, in a region that is home to about 80 percent of America's 1.5-million-strong Cuban-American population.

REVEALED: Mexican national Salma Hayek hates Donald Trump so much for his anti-immigrant comments that she REFUSES to even say his name

The actress said that Trump had offended her so deeply with his attacks on illegal immigrants, particularly from her native Mexico, that his name is now toxic to her.

Move over Kate and Wills! Romantic Prince of Belgium and Italian aristocrat are the new royal lovebirds on the scene... after he gave up his right to the throne to marry her

Prince Amedeo of Belgium and Elisabetta Maria Rosboch von Wolkenstein marry

Prince Amedeo, 29, and 27-year-old 'Lili', are celebrating their one year wedding anniversary this month. The couple wed in Rome in July 2014 in an elegant, intimate ceremony at The Basilica of Our Lady in Trastevere (left and bottom right). But in gaining a wife the Belgian prince, who was sixth in line, lost his right of succession to the throne. palace Sources claim that the prince chose to deliberately give up his right to the throne so that he could live an independent life with wife Lili, free of any official role.

Every car needs Windows: Microsoft buys into Uber as car app is valued at $51 BILLION

Online taxi-hailing company Uber Technologies has closed a new round of funding that values the company at close to $51 billion, with Microsoft as a major investor.

France 'agrees to pay compensation' to Russia for cancelling delivery of $1.3bn helicopter carriers over Ukraine crisis

Francois Hollande refused to deliver the Mistral warships, pictured, amid international pressure following Russia's annexation of Crimea and their aggressive action in the Ukraine.

Woman starts social media campaign to find a young girl she saw being fat-shamed by cruel bullies at a local fair so she can tell her how 'truly beautiful' she really is

Kate-Lynn Edwards, 27, from Hammond, Indiana, penned a heartfelt Facebook post explaining why she wants to meet the girl she saw being bullied while riding one of the fair's attractions.

Asteroid impact triggered sudden cooling on Earth 12,800 years ago - and may have killed off the mammoths

Geologists at the University of California Santa Barbara have pinned down the start of the Younger Dryas period of rapid cooling to 12,800 years ago.

Pictured: The brave mother who drowned trying to rescue two girls, including her ten-year-old daughter, from rough waters of Lake Erie 

A 51-year-old mother drowned after trying to rescue two girls from Lake Erie on Thursday. Police say Mary E. Creighton tried to save the girls, who were 100 yards from shore.

Canadian pastor held in North Korea confesses to crimes designed to overthrow the state, reports Stalinist state's official news agency

Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim, born in South Korea, has been held in North Korea since February. He is reported to have confessed to crimes designed to overthrow the state, by agency KCNA.

Horrifying moment screaming child, two, was rescued from a car after her mother left her alone in 90 degree heat to go food shopping

Toddler is rescued from car after mother goes to Costco and leaves her in 90 degree heat

A group of shoppers rushed to the rescue of a little girl who was left alone in her car by her mother. The unidentified two-year-old child could be heard screaming as she sat in the van parked at a Costco in Hackensack, New Jersey, with sweat pouring down her face and body. Just one window of the car had been left open a crack, despite the fact that temperatures in the area reached 90 degrees on Thursday.

Germany DROPS investigation into 96-year-old alleged Nazi SS commander living in Minnesota after he is deemed unfit for trial

FILE- In this May 22, 1990, file photo, Michael Karkoc whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit is shown in Lauderdale, Minnesota. German prosecutors say Friday, July 31, 2015, theyíve shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of Karkov, saying the 96-year-old is not fit for trial. (Chris Polydoroff/The St. Paul Pioneer Press via AP, File)

A 2013 probe exposed Minnesota carpenter Michael Karkoc as an officer in the SS-led Ukranian Self Defence League tied to brutal attacks on villages filled with women and children.

How stars travel the Milky Way: Map provides the first evidence of stellar migration in our galaxy

The map, created by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey-III, found that nearly a third of the stars in our own galaxy have dramatically changed their orbits.

'Morally deranged' Vladimir Putin 'personally ordered murder of ex-KGB spy in London'

Ben Emmerson QC, the lawyer for Mr Litvinenko's family, said it would be 'impossible' for the spy's 'assassination' to have taken place without the president's approval.

White ex-DC official sues city claiming he was fired because of race after black colleagues harassed him and refused to take orders from a 'honkey'

Christopher Lyons says he was called 'cracker' and while deputy fleet administrator at the Department of Public Works and was left a note saying 'Get out white boy' when he was fired.

White rhinos are on the brink of extinction with only FOUR left in the world after female died at Czech zoo 

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Nabire, died at the Dvur Kralove zoo and the director said 'senseless human greed' has driven northern white rhinos, hunted for their horns, them to the brink of extinction.

Man arrested for shooting his neighbor dead and running her over with a lawnmower because 'she was cutting her grass too late'

James Blair, 51, is being held on a $1million bond, accused of slaying Linda Ciotto, 62, while she was cutting the grass outside of her home in Willard, 80 miles southwest of Cleveland.

'Their pillows were soaked with tears': Teenage girls whose job it was to look after and wave off Kamikaze pilots describe torment of Japanese airmen waiting to die

'Their pillows were soaked with tears': Teenage girls whose job it was to look after and

The girls, known as Nadeshinko (left) after the cherry blossom branches they used to wave the men off, said the pilots (right) always smiled as they took off, but suffered a secret emotional trauma. Often, after taking part in the farewell ceremonies, the girls would return to the bunkhouse to change their bedding only to find their pillows soaked in tears. The Nadeshinko, some as young as 14, also suffered themselves, having to befriend the men before they took off, knowing they would never return. (Inset, Chino Kuwashiro, 86, a former Nadeshinko who has spoken of her experiences.)

Tragedy as young man who cares for his paraplegic brother, 25, after motorcycle crash is paralyzed himself in swimming accident

Adam Chaffee caring for paraplegic brother Matt is left paralyzed

A young man who has spent the past eight months caring for his paraplegic brother was paralyzed in a diving accident. Adam Chaffee (right), 23, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, was swimming with some friends Sunday when one pushed him off a dock and as he tried to do a flip before landing in the water he hit his head severing his spinal cord. The incident occurred months after the November motorcycle crash that left Matt Chaffee (left), 25, unable to walk.

New clip-on Google Glass secretly rolled out to businesses: Search giant will target healthcare and manufacturing industries

Google has secretly released a new clip-on version of Google Glass to developers, and hopes to have a version ready to sell to businesses in the autumn, according to reports.

Palestinian baby burns to death and his parents are critically injured in Molotov cocktail attack by 'Jewish extremists' who stormed their West Bank village

Israeli military spokesman Lt Col Peter Lerner called the attack which killed Ali Dawabsheh 'nothing short of a barbaric act of terrorism' as troops scoured the area near Nablus for the suspects.

The life of a legend: Newly-released footage charts Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe's rise to fame, failed marriages and tragic death

Marilyn Monroe's rise to fame, failed marriages and death revealed in new footage

Clips from throughout Marilyn's career give a rare glimpse into the actress' personal life, including her 1954 wedding to Joe DiMaggio (top left), with footage showing the newlywed couple kissing at San Francisco City Hall shortly after the ceremony (bottom right). The collection of videos also shows Marilyn and her co-star Jane Russell being honored for their film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (top right).

Mother, 33, covered with more than 100 moles is diagnosed with deadly melanoma after her parents bought her a sunbed at 16... and she used it for an hour EVERY day


Lisa Guthrie, now 33, from Country Durham, became obsessed with tanning after her parents bought her a sunbed. She is now in remission but is urging young people to take care of their skin in the sun.

'A dirty trick': Furious Italians fight back on Facebook with photos of litter-strewn New York after Rome is branded 'dirty' and 'corrupt'

Furious Italians launched a Facebook campaign to defend Rome and its mayor, Ignazio Marino, against international criticism, after negative articles printed in New York Times and Le Monde.

Don't believe it? Just watch: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff sings Bruno Mars at event for service members' children

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, 63, first referenced the 1990s pub anthem Tubthumping before deciding that Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk was better.

Horrifying video of lifeguard being beaten up by three people on southern California pier before he fights back and leaves one suspect unconscious

Video sees lifeguard being beaten up on Venice Pier before he fights back

An unidentified lifeguard at Venice Pier in Los Angeles was repeatedly punched and kicked (center) by two men and a woman as soon as he descended from his stand on Thursday. The woman suspect yelled 'he sexually harassed me' and charged at the guard before being tackled by his coworkers (left). The lifeguard suffered minor injuries but one of the attackers was left unconscious (right) after he was repeatedly punched while on the ground.


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The 63-year-old with a figure women in their twenties will envy! Former Vegas showgirl reveals her secrets to looking young... and admits she enjoys treats and a glass of wine

Las Vegas showgirl Sian Lesley reveals her secrets to looking young

Sian Lesley is a Welsh singer who lives in Madeira, Portugal. She is 63 but could easily be confused for a woman in her early forties. She believe women her age should make more effort with their appearance and reveals her secrets behind staying youthful. Pictured left and right: Sian in Portugal earlier this year, centre and inset: Sian in Las Vegas in the 1970s.

Shocking map shows the more than 600 times Chinese hackers have breached American cyber-security to steal secrets in the past five years


Chinese hackers stealing American secrets is a problem much worse than originally thought, according to a new map plotting their attacks against the U.S. in the past five years.

ISIS is as strong as ever in Syria despite year-long US-led bombing campaign and it could take a DECADE to drive them out of strongholds, claims CIA 

The bombings have cost billions and killed 10,000 but troop numbers remain the same as they are able to replenish their ranks with foreign fighters, according to intelligence analysts from the CIA.

Woman stumbles across an EXORCISM at a public park in Texas 

Witnesses say at least two people performed a possible exorcism on a girl at a public park in Odessa, Texas on Thursday. One woman described the scene as 'very bizarre.'

Cleared: Indiana Planned Parenthood clinics 'broke no laws' in undercover videos, state governor's investigation finds 

Indiana on Thursday cleared Planned Parenthood facilities that perform abortions in the state of any wrongdoing in the handling of fetal tissue after Governor Mike Pence asked for an investigation.

How far away CAN you see a candle? Raging debate is finally extinguished thanks to study that puts distance at just 1.6 miles

Astronomers at Texas A&M; University have calculated that the faintest stars visible to the human eye are the equivalent of looking at a candle just 2,576 metres (1.6 miles) away.

Terrifying footage shows pilots struggling to land passenger jet battered by high winds at one of the 'scariest' airports in the world

The video shows an Air Berlin plane rocking from side to side, and appearing to shift off course as it approaches the runway in Funchal, on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Pictured in cuffs: Ultra-orthodox Jew 'who stabbed six in knife rampage' rants in court as it's revealed he wrote letter shortly before prison release vowing to stop gay 'parade of abomination'

GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Yishai Shlissel, pictured, representing himself, told the court he did not accept its authority and would not be part of what he described as a 'mechanism of evil'.

Woman starts social media campaign to find a young girl she saw being fat-shamed by cruel bullies at a local fair so she can tell her how 'truly beautiful' she really is

Kate-Lynn Edwards, 27, from Hammond, Indiana, penned a heartfelt Facebook post explaining why she wants to meet the girl she saw being bullied while riding one of the fair's attractions.

Asteroid impact triggered sudden cooling on Earth 12,800 years ago - and may have killed off the mammoths

Geologists at the University of California Santa Barbara have pinned down the start of the Younger Dryas period of rapid cooling to 12,800 years ago.

A very curious bond: The 90-year-old mother Elton John won't speak to and the lookalike who impersonates the singer talk about their increasingly close friendship 

Elton John's mum and his lookalike talk about their close friendship

Eton John lookalike Paul Bacon, and the real Elton's mother, Sheila Farebrother - who has not spoken to her superstar son in seven years - have grown curiously close in the months since the tribute act performed at her 90th birthday party. Paul said the pair have struck up a 'friendship' and Sheila admits watching Paul perform is 'wonderful'. They have had lunch, chatted over email - and it is obvious this relationship is going to run and run. Pictured, Sheila with Paul (main) and with her son in 2002 (inset).

Was Tunisian beach killer known to the authorities? Neighbour says murderer's home was raided 18 months before attack 

The home of Seifeddine Rezgui, who opened fire on tourists on a beach in Sousse, Tunisia, was raided just 18 months before the attack, according to a neighbour who witnessed the sting.

The bush is BACK! One woman on why women should stop waxing and embrace the au naturel look

The bush is slowly being set free, says author Kathy Lette who thinks the medieval torture of bikini waxing should be left in the past. Why not embrace our flowering lady gardens instead?

'I'm not a prostitute and I don't have a sugar daddy!' Blogger, 27, pens furious rant about 'ignorant' people who judge her because she is a 'pretty woman' traveling alone

My Life's A Movie blogger Alyssa Ramos says she's judged for being a 'pretty woman'

Travel blogger Alyssa Ramos, 27, from Los Angeles, explained in an essay that she can't figure out why her desire to travel alone is an 'international mystery to some people'. And even worse, she said her appearance earns her judgmental stares wherever she goes. Alyssa noted that she is often mistaken for a prostitute or a woman who mending a broke heart after a break-up when she is traveling solo.

Teenage Subway clerks thwart sandwich shop heist by IGNORING masked robber

The Coventry Police Department is investigating an attempted robbery on 7/27/15 at Subway located at 2405 Nooseneck Hill Road. The suspect male walked into Subway and requested the money from the two teenaged employees. The two teenage employees did not respond to the suspect. The suspect became agitated and mumbled something under his breath as he walked out of the business. The suspect male appeared to be in his mid forties to mid fifties wearing what appears to be a white t-shirt on the top of his head and a tan plastic shopping bag tied around his face. Approximately twenty to thirty minute prior the same suspect entered a liquor establishment in West Greenwich with an accomplice. Both parties entered in a four door sedan. If any agency is able to identify these two males, please contact Det Michael Pacheco 401-822-6341.

A man wearing a T-shirt on his head and shopping bag on his face tried to rob a Subway location in Coventry, Rhode Island, Monday, but the store workers wouldn't give him the time of day.

Parents angry about new Legos that have an old man in a wheelchair because it doesn't make young children with disabilities feel included

Toy Like Me, which advocates for toys that represent children with disabilities, said that Lego creating a disabled character who was old instead of young was 'disappointing'.

Parents of 13-year-old who tragically killed herself 'after being bullied' is now fighting the school's bid to get her suicide notes released to the public

The Clark County, Nevada school district wants the suicide notes of 13-year-old Hailee Lamberth released, claiming they prove she was planning her suicide before being bullied at school.

Finnish schools end joined-up handwriting: Country phases out writing classes in favour of keyboard skills as they accept that texting and tweeting have taken over

Finnish schools want children to focus on what they write rather than how they write it and although there have been objections from grandparents, there has been surprisingly little reaction over the move.

'CHEATERS LOOK UP!': New York Jets fans interrupt Patriots practice by flying Delegate banner over Gillette Stadium

On Thursday, a group of Jets fans paid for a banner to be flown over Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, as Tom Brady and Co attended their first day of training camp.

Finnish schools end joined-up handwriting: Country phases out writing classes in favour of keyboard skills as they accept that texting and tweeting have taken over

Finnish schools want children to focus on what they write rather than how they write it and although there have been objections from grandparents, there has been surprisingly little reaction over the move.

Man facing attempted murder charge for shooting at George Zimmerman is sent back to jail after he was 'caught peeing on neighbor's door'

Matthew Apperson of Winter Springs, Florida - the man accused of shooting at George Zimmerman - has been sent back to jail after urinating on a neighbor's door.

Teenagers who exercise for just 15 minutes a day slash their risk of cancer later in life by 20%

Exercising for just one hour and 20 minutes each week while a teenager resulted in a 16 per cent reduction of the risk of dying from cancer in middle-age, the US-based study found.

She's really twerking it! Fitness instructor performs mesmerising freestyle booty workout in video sweeping the internet

LexTwerkOut's Lexy Panterra's twerking video has 2m YouTube views

Lexy Panterra, from California, is drawing worldwide attention thanks to her YouTube channel where she shares videos of her impressive twerking skills. Her latest video, which sees her shake her booty to Major Lazer's Lean On, has amassed over two million views since it was uploaded two weeks ago. In the video the dancer performs a freestyle twerk to the chart hit in floral leggings and trainers.

'Silver Fox' model who was homeless for SIX YEARS reveals how he would pose for Chanel and Vogue by day - and sleep under a tarp on a Manhattan roof by night 

Mark Reay, 56, worked with major designers and appeared in TV shows. But not making enough money to afford New York City's rent, he began sneaking onto a friend's roof to spend the night.

The hilarious moment a BBC Sport presenter forgets what he should do to end a bulletin - so taps his HAND pretending it is an iPad 

Chris Mitchell had been presenting his segment on Sports Today on the BBC news channel but made matters worse with the futile gesture because viewers could clearly see he was empty handed.

Escaped Pennsylvania jail inmate captured a day after he 'killed a woman while on the run from work release'

Victim: Tammy Long, 55 (right), pictured with her daughter, Tara, was discovered dead at a home located a mile away from the jail

Police in western Pennsylvania captured this morning escaped inmate Robert Crissman, 38, who is suspected of killing 55-year-old Tammy Long after going on the run Thursday morning.

Former Utah police officer gets 10 years to life in prison for forcing teenager to have sex with four underage boys while he watched and shouted directions

Cody Smith of Logan, Utah got 10 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to making a girl,13, have sex with her first boyfriend and then with three other men over a period of three years.

Desperate search for girl, 16, abducted at gunpoint from her home by ex-boyfriend, 21, who also assaulted her last year

A search was launched in Pennsylvania Thursday night for Jenea Patterson and her alleged kidnapper, Walter Lewis, 21, who were last seen outside the teen's home in Wilkes-Barre.

Desperate for a flat stomach? The secret lies in your BRAIN: Expert reveals how STRESS can trigger gut problems - and how to banish bloating for good...

EXCLUSIVE: Bloating can be triggered by anything from fluctuating hormones to eating reheated pasta - or even a glass of water. But stress could be having the biggest effect of all, say doctors.

Parents of 5-year-old suffering from rare condition create 'visual bucket list' so she can see the wonders of the world before she goes blind 

In this July 28, 2015, photo, Elizabeth "Lizzy" Myers, 5, gazes through a telescope at the Warren Rupp Observatory in Bellville, Ohio. Myers' parents have come up with a ìbucket listî of things they want her to see before a rare condition causes her to lose her sight. (Kaitlin Durbin/News Journal via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

Before she loses her sight to Usher syndrome, 5-year-old Lizzy Myers' parents are checking off experiences on a 'visual bucket list' - including a recent trip to an observatory in Ohio.

California college asks students to choose from SIX genders when filling out admissions forms 

The University of California Irvine is offering students six different gender options on admission forms to make applications more inclusive. The same college brought in gender-neutral bathrooms in 2014.

Will you be my mommy? Footage captures domesticated cat playing with and feeding adopted baby LYNX after its own mother rejected it

Cat looks after adopted baby LYNX after its mother rejected it

A domesticated cat has adopted a baby lynx after its own mother refused to feed it. A worker at the Novosibirsk Zoo in the city of Novosibirsk, Russia, noticed that the young lynx Nika was not being correctly cared for by its mother and brought into work her own cat, who had recently had kittens, to solve the problem.

Three men charged with murder of 15-year-old Brenda Sierra kidnapped 13 years ago on her way to school in 'revenge' for her brother testifying in drive-by shooting

Brenda Sierra, 15, was allegedly snatched by three Lott gang members in LA in 2002. Eddie Chavira, 30, Daniel Cervantes and George Barraza, both 35, have been charged with murder.

Burglar passes out on family's couch after pigging out on beer and chicken wings

The family came home on Monday to a kitchen strewn with chicken bones and beer bottles and Jacob Miller, 22, (pictured) asleep at their home in Lake Worth, South Florida, where he stayed until police arrived.

Is the world on the verge of an Ebola vaccine? 100% effective jab 'could be a game changer in the fight against deadly virus'

The VSV-EBOLV vaccine is being trialled in Guinea, the nation at the heart of the largest Ebola outbreak on record, which has so far killed more than 11,000 people - the majority in West Africa.

12-year-old girl with Down syndrome hailed a hero after she rescues toddler sister from drowning

Carin Richardson grabbed her goggles, went into the water, and pulled her three-year-old sister Jac'Lynn out before taking her into the family's Michigan home, their mother, Tomarra, said.

Indian man confesses to murdering brother-in-law's two children and two more as revenge for an insult during an argument

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The man, identified only as Devraj, pictured, admitted to luring the four children, all between four and six years old, into the hills and stabbing them to death.

Terrifying footage shows pilots struggling to land passenger jet battered by high winds at one of the 'scariest' airports in the world

The video shows an Air Berlin plane rocking from side to side, and appearing to shift off course as it approaches the runway in Funchal, on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Will AI make us STUPID? Will.i.am fears we're investing more in robot intelligence than our own - but he's confident pop stars won't be replaced by androids

EXCLUSIVE: Will.i.am shared his fears and excitements about future technology with MailOnline while using a fleet of hybrid Lexus sports vehicles and a laser grid to play a song in Madrid.

Chimps are NOT entitled to human rights, rules court after campaign to free two monkeys freed from research laboratory

New York State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe threw out the case in which the Nonhuman Rights Project attempted to have two chimps, Hercules and Leo, moved to a sanctuary in Florida.

Diner proposing to his girlfriend in North Carolina restaurant is interrupted by robber so he knocks him out and then pops the question - of course she said YES 

Nicholas Anderson was planning on proposing to girlfriend Deanna Deal and
along with her son Brighton (all pictured) they had picked out Salsarita's in Hickory, NC, only for a robber to get in the way.

Pan-handling mothers with their babies are still on the streets of New York in the extreme heat - despite de Blasio's promises

NYC mums still panhandling with kids despite promises from Mayor Bill de Blasio

A report by NBC New York in November found that a group of mothers were working together to use their kids to gain sympathy while panhandling. Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to address the issue, but eight months later the women are still working the streets with their little ones in tow - even on days of extreme heat. The issue is complicated for law enforcement since panhandling is not a crime in New York and bringing a baby with you to beg is not a form of neglect.

Mother 'forced son, 5, to overdose on allergy medicine, set her car on fire and staged a wreck killing the boy' the day she was due in court for final divorce hearing

Narges Shafeirad, 33, of Maryland, has been charged with first-degree murder and arson in the June death of her 5-year-old son, Daniel Dana, who was killed with an antihistamine overdose.

The app that stops your dogs getting FAT: DogSync keeps track of your canine's meals and even when he goes to the toilet

DogSync allows you to receive notifications when your dog is fed or taken for a walk. The app is free and available to download from the iOS App Store, and an Android version coming soon.

Eat carrots, stop multi-tasking and go for a walk three times a week: The 10 things we ALL should do to stave off dementia...

With an estimated 44 million people across the world suffering with Alzheimer's and the prospect of that figure doubling by 2050, Anna Magee reveals the simple steps we can take to ward off the disease.

Boy, 12, gets hundreds of free books from all over the world thanks to mailman's viral plea after he asked for extra junk mail to read

Last week mailman Ron Lynch found Matthew Flores reading 'trash' junk mail in Sandy, Utah, and he asked Lynch if there were any other fliers he might be able to have to look through.

Microsoft under fire as Windows 10 users find playing Solitaire now costs $10 a year (unless you want to sit through video ads)

Microsoft under fire as Windows 10 users find Solitaire now costs $10 a year if you want it ad free

Users of Microsoft's new Windows 10 software were elated to find the firm had brought back solitaire, the famous free game - until they found it would cost $10 every year to play without ads.

Google rejects French order to apply the 'right to be forgotten' across the world

French data protection authority, the CNIL, ordered Google to de-list on request search results appearing under a person's name from all its websites, but the Californian tech giant has so far refused.

Watch the terrifying moment a great white shark RAMS a boat and almost capsizes it ... but don't worry, it's only saying 'hello'

EXCLUSIVE: A video shot in New Zealand shows a great white rocking and biting at a boat with two men on board, but an expert told MailOnline that it was not showing aggressive behavior.

Who is this mystery girl in the surf? Photographer launches hunt for women in vintage photos found in Virginia thrift shop

Meagan Abell launches hunt for women in photos found in Virginia thrift shop

Photographer Meagan Abell launched an internet search to trace the photographer and models from the vintage images, found in a thrift shop in Virginia. The beautiful images show two models walking through the surf on a beach, and looking out to sea at sunset. She believes the images date from 1950s or '60s, based on the dresses the models are wearing. The images have already been shared and retweeted hundreds of times as curious internet users join the hunt.

Utah councillor calls for state's 'Negro Bill Canyon' to be renamed in the wake of Charleston church shootings

FILE - This undated photo shows a sign at the entrance of the Negro Bill Canyon Trailhead in Moab, Utah. The renewed national scrutiny of the Confederate flag has officials again considering changing the name of Utah's Negro Bill Canyon, though the title that some find offensive is a point of historical pride for others. (John Hollenhorst/The Deseret News via AP)  SALT LAKE TRIBUNE OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

Councillor Mary McGann said following the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state house, it was time to reevaluate symbols which differentiated people on the basis of race.

Are YOU a bulldozer or a peacekeeper? Take the quiz to find out what kind of communicator you are... and how to tackle awkward conversations

Whether it's asking for a pay rise at work or discussing a problem in the bedroom with our partner,  many of us shy away from awkward discussions. But what type of communicator are you?

Teen mom who was caught shoplifting at Victoria's Secret with her 'murdered newborn son in a bag planned to bury him in a hole then go to IHOP'

Tiona Rodriguez, 18, of Brooklyn, caught with a dead newborn in a shopping bag as she was shoplifting at Victoria Secret in 2013 was charged with his murder on Thursday.

Swapping the sofa for a stroll can take three inches off your waistline: Walking and standing can also cut risk of diabetes and heart disease 

A team of scientists, lead by the University of Queensland, Australia, found just two hours of pottering around your house or office each day could take three inches off your waistline.

How do you stay a model for 60 years? Scoff treacle pudding and choccy biscuits, says Daphne Selfe - the world's oldest working supermodel 

Daphne Selfe, fashion model

Daphne Selfe is an 87-year-old model. Daphne's hair is soft, cygnet-grey, her skin a labyrinth of criss-crossing lines and her neck speckled with tawny sun spots. And she is ravishing.

'We have nothing left. Everything is gone': Family of 100-seizures-a-day girl who won the right to be treated with cannabis oil lose their home in devastating fire

The home of Haleigh Cox (pictured), 6, burned down on Tuesday afternoon. Haleigh is the namesake for Georgia's Haleigh's Hope Act, which decriminalized cannabis in the state.

'What did I do to deserve this?' NYPD officer apparently punches Bronx man while trying to arrest him during traffic stop 

Timothy Nelson, 24, was pulled over for a traffic offense in the Bronx, New York. Footage recorded by a passenger shows three police officers dragging him from the car before throwing him to the ground.

Parents charged with child neglect after their toddler daughters are 'found wandering around motel naked and hungry and later test positive for COCAINE'

The little girls, aged one and two, were discovered wandering naked around a Motel 6 in Chesnee, South Carolina, on May 31. They later underwent medical exams and tested positive for cocaine.

Family of diamond dealer killed by two NYPD 'Mafia Cops' - who moonlighted as hit men for the mob - win $5m settlement

Lawyers for the family of Israel Greenwald announced the settlement on Thursday in one of the most notorious police corruption cases in city history.

Boy, 8, shot and killed while tossing handgun with 11-year-old boy after they found it inside Texas home

The boy was with an 11-year-old boy when they found two guns inside an upstairs bedroom in a Texas home, and began tossing one before it went off striking the boy in the head, police said.

Beijing wins race to host 2022 Winter Olympics despite the fact the snowless venue will look like THIS!

Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics despite planning to use fake snow

Beijing has been awarded the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and will become the first city to host both the summer and winter editions of the Games - despite a reliance on fake snow. The Chinese city beat the only other candidate Almaty, Kazakhstan 44-40 in a ballot among IOC members in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Friday. And, taken from the 137-page evaluation of the two bids, the snow-less mountains in Yanqing which will be used for alpine skiing and sliding have been pictured.

Any last words? Two thirds admit being given advice on relationships or their career by a relative on their deathbed 

Sir Winston Churchill famously said he was 'bored with it all' on his deathbed, but others usually prefer to offer advice on relationships and careers in their final moments.

Is being a perfectionist RUINING your career? Striving for excellence leads to burnout, study warns

Researchers from York St John University and the University of Bath have found it is 'largely destructive' and can lead to poorer performance at work.

'Have you found Jesus?' Soup kitchen offer free meal to whoever returns Messiah statue stolen from its garden

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Adrienne Marchetti, director of the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen, Rhode Island, said she last saw the statue last Monday morning, before it went missing from the garden at around 8.30am.

Chaos at Dallas airport as tire of plane catches fire while another flight is evacuated when smoke fills the cabin moments before take off

Horrified passengers saw flames coming from the wheel of the Spirit Airlines Flight shortly after it arrived from Orlando. Earlier an American Airlines flight bound for Chicago was also evacuated.

Russian man admits murdering 18-year-old girlfriend in the woods after she 'irritated him' at a party

Vladislav Rogovik (left), 20, initially joined in the search for his missing girlfriend Anna Bondareva (right), 18, but later admitted to murdering her after being questioned by the police.

Man abducts girl, five, while she is sleeping before savagely beating her in the backyard and leaving her for dead

Cynia Hopkins, 5, was left nearly dead outside her Philadelphia, Pennsylvania home, discovered by her mother at 7am the next morning unconscious and covered in blood.

Kale: The toxic truth! How our obsession with the leafy greens could lead to bloated bellies, thyroid problems and even KIDNEY STONES

EXCLUSIVE: Eating raw kale does to your insides what a cactus does to your skin when you rub up against it, says wellness guru Lauren Imparato, who runs a studio in New York.

Scientists discover how to flush HIV out of a patient's body, raising hopes they can eradicate the disease

Scientists at University of California, Davis, believe the compound PEP005 can reactivate latent HIV, allowing drugs to kill the pools of virus that can remain hidden.

Are these the world's most fashion-forward princesses? Forget Kate's nude heels, these royals rock bold leopard print, masculine suits and kooky glasses

Thai Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana, left, German Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, top, and Greece's Princess Tatiana, bottom, aren't afraid to experiment with bold looks.

Is this the weirdest factory in the world? Cutting-edge lab produces one million sterilised mosquitoes per WEEK...in attempt to combat killer disease spread by the insect

The world's largest mosquito factory is based in Guangzhou in southern China and produces around one million of the sterilised insects each week in the hope of preventing dengue fever.

Chicago couple's home goes up in flames hours before wedding... but donations pour in to help them rebuild lives 

Dayleen Marrero, 27, got married to 'best friend' Andrew Taylor, 28, on July 24 but But not before their West Side apartment (pictured behind the couple) burned down as they were getting ready.

Amber Alert issued for girl, 17, abducted at gunpoint from her home by ex-boyfriend who also assaulted her last year

A search was launched in Pennsylvania Thursday night for Jenea Patterson and her alleged kidnapper, Walter Lewis, 21, who were last seen outside the teen's home in Wilkes-Barre.

How green tea could help you stay slim: Extract in the drink found to reduce amount of starch that is absorbed from food 

The research by scientists at Poznan University in Poland means that it could be used to help those suffering from obesity and diabetes as it can help reduce the amount of starch absorbed.

'We are proof that love is love no matter where you're from': Interracial couples share frank and honest views about how racial stereotypes affect their relationships 

Interracial couples tell Complex how stereotypes affect their relationships

The archaic laws that once prohibited interracial relationships may be long dead, but racial stereotyping certainly, and sadly, lives on - and can still come into play in relationships. In a new video by Complex, entitled What Happens When Interracial Couples Get Real About Stereotypes, several interracial couples are asked to share their own assumptions about race, and explain how those opinions have affected their relationships, if at all. The clip begins with what could be viewed as a disclaimer from one of the couples, with the girlfriend stating: 'I'm interested in saying, that love conquers all, and in the end we are all human, and love's what matters.'

Distraught husband nearly destroyed his marriage after accidentally giving away his wife's 'priceless' Judy Blume book - before the author herself saved the day

Leonard Lasek, 33, from Brooklyn, gave away his wife's beloved copy of Judy Blume's Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. Luckily, Judy herself offered to replace it with a signed copy.

Guilty father builds the 'world's longest see-saw' so that he can play with his son who lives 730 miles away

Liu Haibin, 30, used the latest technology in order to play with his young son despite being many miles away. The unique toy took 100 days to make and uses sensory technology to work.

Living in the legacy of a nuclear disaster: Those affected are more likely to suffer mental health problems than illness from radiation exposure 

The warnings, published in The Lancet, come as scientists compile a series of studies to mark the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in Japan.

The Single White Female APP: Shryne lets you archive every text, tweet, Facebook photo and email from your ex 

The app could be said to evoke the 1990s film Single White Female in which Alison 'Allie' Jones, played by Bridget Fonda (pictured in still from the movie) , becomes obsessed with her ex.



The chameleon Lamborghini: Vehicle changes colour to reveal a Captain America design thanks to heat-sensitive paint

Lamborghini changes colour to reveal a Captain America design

German artist Rene Turrek has released a video of a Lamborghini Gallardo supercar (pictured, left) magically changing colour to reveal his hidden design using heat-sensitive paint (pictured, right). Thermochromatic paint can change its colour depending on the heat - in this case going from purple to translucent to reveal the underlying design. By splashing warm water on the car, the artist slowly reveals the detailed artwork hiding beneath what looks like a standard paint job.

It's getting crowded! Breath-taking pictures show over 3,000 Chinese students crammed into a single mega-class... to be taught by just ONE teacher

The students were preparing for postgraduate studies in Jinan, China. Classes like these are very popular for students and can be very expensive. They are not compulsory classes, however.

Butterfly Dream, Sunset Rice Clouds or Flying Dumplings... Is your kid's inflight meal tastier than yours? How airlines are giving their children's food a makeover

Airlines have begun to embrace the idea that children not only want variety and flavour in their inflight meals - their parents want to give them the healthy option, too.

Makeup fanatic spends SIX HOURS transforming herself into a psychedelic zombie, pop-art clown and neon skeleton in Instagram photos

Makeup fanatic Corie Willet, 29, discovered a love of creepy body paint and transforms herself into pop-art creations. The hairdresser from Illinois, US, becomes unrecognisable.

Skydivers flying at 20,000 feet and 240mph set head-down world record in Illinois as they build largest-ever vertical skydiving formation after 13 attempts

164 skydivers set head-down world record in Illinois

Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation Friday over central Illinois, smashing the previous record. It took the international team 13 attempts to beat the 2012 mark set by 138 skydivers. The formation, resembling a giant flower, floated above Skydive Chicago in Ottawa for a matter of seconds before the flyers broke away, deployed their parachutes, and whooped and hollered their way to the ground to the jubilation of spectators.



Walking on air: Man from Utah claims Guinness World Record for largest balloon sculpture...with a giant pink dog 

Balloon artist Jeremy Telford claims Guinness World Record for largest balloon structure

Balloon artist Jeremy Telford spent four days building the giant pink dog, in Utah. Measuring 65ft by 32ft (19.8m by 9.8m), the dog took 8,886 balloons to make, and 'blew the old record out of the water'. Mr Telford began making balloon animals to raise money to put himself through college, but by the time he got his degree he loved it too much to stop. The former record holder was a 42ft-wide spider, that took 2,975 balloons to make.

Swampland to skyscrapers... amazing before and after images show Singapore's transformation into a high-rise metropolis

The mouth of the Singapore River and the General Post Office (R) are seen near reclamation works (C) in this photo dated October 28, 1976. Singapore holds a Jubilee weekend from 7 to 10 August to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its independence. Fifty years ago, hundreds of small boats lined the Singapore river in the city centre. Today, most small boats are gone, except a handful of neon-lit tourist ferries. Maritime trade is still the backbone of the city-state but after decades of rapid growth Singapore, which at less than half the size of London is among the world¿¢¿Ç¨¿Ñ¢s most densely populated nations, is also a popular tourist destination and a thriving global financial hub. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/National Archives of Singapore/Ministry of Information and the Arts ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED

As Singapore celebrates its 50th year of independence the tiny island nation is without doubt one of the 20th century's greatest success stories, as these before and after photos show.

Photographs that make a splash! Incredible images capture the raw beauty of waves breaking off the coast of South Africa

South African amateur photographer Marck Botha, 28, shares his passion for the coastline off Durban by capturing unique and colourful images from inside its incredible waves.

Up all night to get lucky... footage: Fascinating drone video offers rare look at Norwegian beauty spots in the midnight sun

The mesmerising video offers sky-high views of Norway's Donnamannen Mountain, the sea and snow-capped peaks while the sun shines brightly in the sky at midnight.

Double take: From 'Moai statues' on the high street to the 'Colosseum' shopping mall... Here are Chinese replicas of world famous landmarks in bizarre locations

Chinese replicas of 'Moai statues' and the 'Colosseum' in bizarre locations

China has long had a fascination with landmarks from around the world. Many have been captured in theme parks. What's unique is the number of replicas blended into the urban landscape. Examples include Arc de Triomphe used as entrance gates to a college and a residential area that features an Eiffel Tower.