Emotional moment dead bat-boy's little sister, 7, threw a pitch at baseball team's first game since nine-year-old was killed by a strike to the head from a practice swing

Emotional moment dead bat boy's little sister throws ceremonial pitch at baseball team's

UPDATED Keirsie Carlile, the seven-year-old sister of bat boy Kaiser Carlile, threw the first pitch (center) at the Liberal Bee Jays' home game in Wichita, Kansas, against the Seattle Studs on Tuesday. Donning a pink top and leggings, the youngster hurled the ball in front of her, receiving cheers and applause from fans. She was then hugged by players, who wore jerseys sporting Kaiser's initials. Keirsie was later seen sitting on the shoulders of her visibly distraught father, Chad (right), as the amateur team held a moment of silence for her brother, who was struck by a practice swing during a National Baseball Congress World Series game on Saturday. The youngster (pictured left and inset in the tragic scenes after he was hit) succumbed to his injuries in hospital on Sunday evening.

EXCLUSIVE: Dentist who killed Cecil the lion hires armed security and installs covert cameras after death threats and vandalism at his homes crammed with evidence of his hunting obsession

Cecil the lion killer Walter Palmer hires armed guards after death threats

Walter Palmer, pictured inset, has hired armed guards, pictured outside his Florida home below, and put in new CCTV cameras after his $1.1m Marco Island home was targeted by vandals who painted 'lion killer' on his garage door. The dentist is in hiding after becoming reviled around the world for killing Cecil, Zimbabwe's most famous lion. He has three homes, all of them now under close surveillance. His Florida home is a shrine to his hunting obsession with a jet ski lift painted to look like a giraffe, pictured top, elephant statues in the garden and animal print curtains.

Hunter who helped American dentist kill Cecil the lion dismisses case as 'FRIVOLOUS' in court

Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst talks to media outside the Hwange magistrates court, August 5, 2015.  A Zimbabwean court on Wednesday postponed his trial for failing to stop American dentist Walter Palmer illegally killing the country's most prized lion last month. Bronkhorst was arrested last week and charged with breaching hunting rules when he helped Palmer lure Cecil, a rare black-maned lion, out of Hwange National Park and shoot him with a bow and arrow, in a case that caused international outrage online and put the spotlight on big game hunting in Africa. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

At a court in Hwange town, Zimbabwe, hunter Theo Bronkhorst (pictured) dismissed the case against him as 'frivolous'. He also described Walter Palmer - the dentist who killed Cecil - as a 'good man'

Shots fired near Mississippi military site: While male in red truck seen firing at training center two days in a row

Shots were fired for a second consecutive day near Camp Shelby in southern Mississippi, but there are no reports of anyone being wounded, National Guard officials said Wednesday.

Tycoon's daughters who must wait ten years to inherit his $20m fortune are going to court to contest bizarre rules which include bonuses for marrying early and having children in wedlock

Two sisters who cannot access their $20million inheritance are taking their case to a Manhattan court. Their millionaire father Maurice Laboz left the money with a series of strict conditions.

MH370 search officials admit initial analysis of where debris would wash up was wrong... suggesting reports of a low-flying jet above the Maldives may have been correct all along

The officials' admission comes as experts today begin examining a washed-up wing part that likely belonged to the doomed plane in a facility (pictured) in Toulouse, France.

'I've been on TV for 17 seasons': MTV's Ridiculousness star pleads with cops as she is arrested 'for attacking a nightclub security guard after catfight'

MTV's ~Ridiculousness star Chanel West Coast arrested in club brawl

MTV star Chelsea 'Chanel' Dudley landed in jail Tuesday night after getting into a scuffle at a popular West Hollywood nightclub. The 26-year-old rapper and budding actress, better known by her stage name Chanel West Coast, was photographed being arrested for allegedly assaulting security officers at the LA hotspot 1 Oak. Dudley, who appears on the shows Ridiculousness and Fantasy Factory, reportedly got into a fight with another woman inside the club and was thrown out.

Woman, 35, who was filmed 'threatening man with a gun during road rage argument' is arrested after being identified on social media

Walker, Louisiana police arrested Rachel Ferguson, 35, on Friday for allegedly pulling out a handgun last Monday during a road rage argument. Ferguson was identified by a woman on social media.

Horrifying road rage attack caught on camera shows California man being run over with his own car as suspect cheers

Sabine Leavitt (right) said that she 'cannot understand why [the suspects] would want to do that'. Above, Leavitt's family

Tracy Leavitt, 53, was found by Hemet, California, police lying in the middle of the street unable to move after he was sent flying in the attack around 7am Friday.

Dog shocks its owner by saying 'mama' as she tries to teach her baby to speak

Dog shocks its owner by SPEAKING the word 'mama' in bid to be fed

Captured on camera is the incredible moment a pooch uttered the words 'mama' in a bid to get some food ahead of its human sibling who is learning to talk. The 30-second clip, which was filmed in Utah, features Australian Shepherd dog Patches clearly saying the word twice, much to the surprise and delight of his owner Andrea Diaz-Giovanini. The humorous video concludes with nine-month-old Samuel putting his hand to Patches' mouth in an attempt to stop him from talking. The clip has been viewed over 1.5million times on YouTube

School 'warned authorities about 7-year-old's dramatic weight-loss in the months before boy was beaten into a coma by his father'

Massachusetts boy Jack Loiselle, 7, was rushed to the hospital on July 14, after his father, 26-year-old Randall Lints, called 911 saying he had found him unconscious.

Did she EAT her victims?: Serial killer 'Granny Ripper' who kept diary of 11 people she decapitated may be a cannibal

EXCLUSIVE Tamara Samsonova (pictured), 68, is thought to have beheaded and dismembered her victims in Russia's St Petersburg, in a reign of terror that may have lasted two decades.

'They threw him out like trash': Newborn baby with his umbilical cord still attached is abandoned in LA street in dirty stroller

The child, thought to be a day old, was found in a stroller at the corner of Vermont Avenue and Dana Street in southern Los Angeles around 1pm on Tuesday, where he had been left overnight.

Risen from the ashes: Now-and-then images reveal Hiroshima's restoration - 70 years after it was devastated by the atomic bomb

Images reveal how Hiroshima has become a modern city 70 years after atomic bomb 

The bomb dropped on the Japanese city at 8.16am on August 6, 1945, destroying 90 per cent of the buildings and eventually killing 140,000 out of a population of just 350,000. But today, it is a thriving metropolis, boasting a population of 1.2million people, with little remaining to hint at its tragic past. Today, the only real reminder of the horrendous events of August 1945 is the Atomic Bomb Dome - the only building to remain standing near the epicentre (pictured then and now).

Sandra Lee rushed to hospital in emergency 'related to her double mastectomy'

Sandra Lee was rushed to the hospital Tuesday evening following an emergency related to her recent double mastectomy which she underwent in May after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Woman mauled by brown bear in Alaska despite using bear spray

A 20-year-old woman was flown to an Anchorage hospital after she was mauled by a brown bear on Tuesday near a popular recreation spot on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.

Murdered for 'witchcraft': Florida family-of-three killed in 'ritualistic' Wiccan attack planned to coincide with the Blue Moon

Florida family murdered with a HAMMER in 'ritualistic Wiccan killing' in Pensacola

A Florida family was brutally killed last week in what police are calling a ritualistic killing involving elements of witchcraft. The three victims - mother Voncile Smith, 77; and her sons John William Smith, 49, and Richard Thomas Smith, 47 - were found dead in their Pensacola home (right) on Friday after being killed on Tuesday. Escambia County Sheriff's Office Sheriff David Morgan (bottom left) said he believes the killings were meant to coincide with the Blue Moon (bottom left), despite the fact that the lunar event occurred on Friday and the three were murdered Tuesday.

Drug users strip naked and battle New York cops as 'weaponized marijuana' gives them super-human strength amid warning it is sweeping the city 

Police in New York have issued a special warning over the drug, known as K2, which is sold as incense online for as little as $5 a bag and has even been sold at bodegas in the city.

Man guzzled two bottles of stolen wine in store bathroom before walking out with sushi stuffed down his pants

Police say Nathan Phifer, 28, sneaked booze into the bathroom of a Texas grocery store before trying to flee with his pants full of fish.

Sheriff DEFENDS deputy caught on camera handcuffing 8-year-old boy for misbehaving in class

Kenton County Sheriff Chuck Korzenborn called Deputy Kevin Sumner a 'highly respected and skilled law enforcement' officer who was just following procedure.

Sinatra's night of passion with Jackie O... and why he boasted she was only his second greatest conquest 

Frank Sinatra's nightwith Jackie O and why was only his second greatest conquest 

When Frank Sinatra and Las Vegas showgirl Barbara Marx agreed to have a trial separation, he had a well publicised dinner date with Jackie Kennedy Onassis in New York. Jim Whiting, recalled Sinatra once being asked by his friends who had been the biggest conquests in his life. 'Sinatra said that on top of the list was Ava [Gardner], then Jackie, Lana [Turner] and Marilyn [Monroe]. Everyone said: "Wait a second! Jackie? What, are you kidding me?" Sinatra got real quiet and said: "I ain't talkin' 'bout that." '

Nine people monitored for Ebola symptoms in Alabama after patient who traveled from West Africa is struck down by fever

A patient with Ebola-like symptoms has been admitted to University of Alabama-Birmingham Hospital while eight others are being quarantined or monitored. The person had been in West Africa.

The anti-ageing MIND diet that halves your risk of dementia: Wholegrains and a daily glass of wine... but no red meat and sugar 'makes your brain EIGHT years younger'

The MIND diet, developed by experts at the Rush University Medical Centre, involves eating wholegrains, vegetables, lean meats, nuts and fish but avoiding red meat and dairy and processed foods.

Apple stock plummets for a fifth straight day, wiping out $113billion of its value, as the company struggles to meet raised expectations

Apple is slumping as the usually high-flying tech stock struggles with the burden of raised expectations with its stock dropping for the fifth straight day on Tuesday.

Teacher removed from class after assigning Ice Cube rap song about prostitution to 8th-grade students for a 'poetry assignment'

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A male teacher in Arizona has been placed on 'home assignment' after parents were outraged by their children being given the 1990 Ice Cube song Who's the Mack? as homework for a language arts class.

Canadian TV star found dead in an alley beside the home he shared with co-host: Cops stay silent on how Christopher Hyndman died

Canadian TV presenter Christopher Hyndman is found dead in an alleyway

CBC-TV co-host Christopher Hyndman of the lifestyles show 'Steven and Chris' was found dead in Toronto on Monday night. Toronto police say they found Hyndman's dead body in a Toronto alleyway (top left) at 11.00pm on Monday night close to the apartment where he lives with his partner and co-host Steven Sabados (pictured together bottom left). The Toronto police said they will not divulge more details about Hyndman's death unless it is deemed a criminal investigation. Law enforcement are still searching for clues as to what may have caused the tragic incident, reports CBC.

'I didn't mean to hit no mom': Teen confessed to murder of Las Vegas woman claiming he thought she was a 'drug thug'

Victim: Tammy Meyers, 44, was shot dead on February 12. The mom had just taken her daughter for a driving lesson

Erich Nowsch, 19, was recorded telling officers he thought he was being targeted by someone who had threatened him earlier that day, so he shot 44-year-old Tammy Meyers in Las Vegas.

Florida police officer resigns after he is caught on CCTV throwing peanuts at a handcuffed homeless man

Officer Andrew Halpin has quit after he was filmed taunting and throwing nuts at 44-year-old Randy Miller as he sat on a bench in Sarosa County Jail in Florida, in an incident blasted as 'unacceptable.'

Florida twin sisters busted for talking about smuggling crack into jail in their private parts while sitting in the back of a patrol car after shoplifting arrest

NEW Officers heard Stacy and Stephanie Heichman, both 31, plotting to smuggle drugs into the prison after they were arrested in connection with a shoplifting at a Target in St John's County, Florida.

Time to reconsider your friends? Facebook patent suggests lenders could check your social connections to decide on whether to approve a loan

The patent granted by the US Patent and Trade Office means that credit ratings of friends could come into play when assessing the reliability of an individual to repay a loan.

What your FACE says about your health: From yellow patches around your eyes, to thread veins and deep wrinkles... experts reveal the seven warning signs

What your FACE says about your health: 7 warning signs to watch out for

They say the face is the window to the soul. And it can reveal a lot about a person's health, according to Healthista.
Pale skin can be due to a deficiency in iron, while sores at the side of the mouth might indicate a deficiency in B vitamins, commonly seen in vegans or people avoiding dairy. Giving up sugar can help reduce dark rings on the neck, while ditching red wine should stop flushing and thread veins. Here, experts reveal what the face says about health, and how to cure common ailments.

Pumpkin seeds, radishes and... hemp? Ivanka Trump's health coach reveals the seven superfoods responsible for the heiress' radiant complexion 

Ivanka Trump's gorgeous skin is partly down to a diet of superfoods including avocados, radishes and plenty of different kinds of seeds, all revealed by the heiress' health coach Maria Marlowe

Hold a wet tea bag on it, always use a cotton bud and NEVER apply toothpaste: The doctor-approved way to get rid of a spot

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More often than not, a pesky pimple decides to pop up just before an important event, date or job interview. But how can you get rid of it without making things worse?

Are you wearing your earrings wrong? Debate about studs sweeps Facebook as user claims you should be taking the plastic backs OFF before putting them in your ears

A man who claims you remove the plastic layer from stud backs before you wear them has triggered a heated debate on Facebook, with 10,000 people discussing whether to leave them on.

Prince William pays tribute to hero wildlife ranger who risks his life to protect rhinos, elephants and lions from armed poachers

The prince paid tribute to Edward Ndiritu, 42, after the Kenyan became the first winner of the Tusk Trust's Wildlife Ranger Award. Mr Ndiritu works on the Lewa Conservancy in northern Kenya.

He's above you! Sneaky suspect pictured hiding on roof while cops search property

Suspect hides on roof while Michigan cops search the house

A photo of a man who hid on a roof while police searched for him has gone viral. The domestic abuse suspect crawled out onto the roof of the blue-shingled home at 600 block of Lafayette Avenue NE in Grand Rapids, Michigan, while police combed the house looking for him on July 31. Someone across the street snapped the photo of police fruitlessly searching for the roof-riding suspect and posted it online to Imgur.

FBI 'investigating Hillary's emails': The pressure on Clinton mounts as agents 'probe her private server and the security of classified information'

The FBI has already made contact with Hillary Clinton's lawyer David Kendall and the Denver-based company that manages her private email server, according to a Washington Post report.

'I don't want to attack anybody ... I'd rather just discuss the issues': Front-runner Donald Trump goes presidential ahead of Thursday's first Republican debate

(FILES) In this July 10, 2015 file photo, US presidential hopeful Donald Trump addresses the press at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Billionaire Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump said August 2, 2015 he tries to pay as little tax as possible, and kept Americans in suspense as to whether he will release his tax returns. That disclosure is a staple for American presidential candidates. Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton did so on Friday, making public the returns of her and husband Bill for the past seven years. Over the years the duo have released their tax returns going back to the 1970s. Trump, the brash, trash-talking real estate mogul leading the crowded pack of Republican hopefuls as they prepare for their first debate this week, did the rounds of US morning talk shows again Sunday. He was on three of them.AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWNFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

The billionaire tells ABC he's ready to punch back if his rivals hammer him, 'but I'd like it to be very civil.' His rivlas will likely hit him for changing positions 'more than a porn star,' one political aide predicts.

Bad news for Obama's nuclear deal: House's most senior Jewish Democrat says he will oppose nuclear pact with the Ayatollahs

Two other congressional Jewish Democrats came out in opposition of the accord this week, as well. They intend to vote with Republicans on a resolution rejecting the international accord.

Salma Hayek hits out at Donald Trump again saying immigrants are being used to 'polarize and get votes'

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Appearing on Good Morning America on Wednesday, the 48-year-old actress said she felt the whole immigration issue was being used as a political tool

Affair rumors, a love child and a marriage that seemed unbreakable: Inside Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale's shock split

A look at Gwen Stefani and Rossdale's relationship, as they split

With the news that Gwen Stefani, 45, has filed for divorce from Gavin Rossdale, 49, (pictured together left) FEMAIL takes a look back at their relationship and explores why high-profile splits can make us lose faith in love. In 2004, a paternity test revealed that Rossdale was the father of Pearl Lowe's daughter, Daisy Lowe, 26 (middle). In 2010, Courtney Love (top right) claimed she had an affair with Rossdale and, in the same year, Rossdale admitted he had a secret gay affair with cross-dressing male singer Marilyn in the Eighties (bottom right).

Middle school teacher, 27, 'had a sexual relationship with two students including one, 15, who she slept with in her husband's Jeep'

Middle school teacher facing 15 years in prison after being charged with sexual assault for having sex with a minor for SIX weeks
Lindsay Anderson of Geneva, Illinois is facing 15 years in prison after being accused of having sex with a minor
The middle school teacher allegedly had a relationship with the minor for six weeks, from April 1 to May 5
The minor's parents contacted police when they learned of the alleged assault 
Anderson is currently out on bail and cannot contact the minor or go withing 150 feet of the minor's home 
PUBLISHED: 07:37 EST, 19 May 2015 | UPDATED: 08:21 EST, 19 May 2015
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A middle school teacher has been charged with sexual abuse and sexual assault after having sex with a minor.
Lindsay P. Anderson, 26, of Geneva, Illinois, allegedly had a sexual relationship with the minor for six weeks, between April 1 and May 5.
The youth's parents contacted police when they became aware of the alleged assaul

Lindsay Anderson, 27, from Illinois, was charged with having a relationship with one boy, 15, in May, but now a new indictment has added charges against a second 14-year-old pupil.

Married police dispatcher, 40, 'sexually abused son's 11-year-old friend'

Amanda Chandler, 40, of Palm Bay has been charged with eight counts of sexual battery and five counts of lewd and lascivious conduct.

Two special ops airmen killed in free-fall training in Florida 

Sergeant Timothy A Officer, 32, and Sergeant Marty B Bettelyoun, 35, were killed during a military freefall exercise at the Eglin Air Force Base range in Florida on Monday.

Horror as surgeons remove a four inch WORM from a woman's eyelid after diagnosing a parasitic infection

Doctors at the Aster Hospital, Dubai, removed the 12cm worm from the 55-year-old woman's eyelid. They diagnosed her as suffering a parasitic infection called dirofilariasis.

Two GI Janes on the brink of history: Women within days of becoming the first females to pass the Army's grueling Ranger School

Two women advance to final phase of US Army's elite and demanding Ranger School 

Two women are on course to make U.S. Army history by becoming the first females to graduate from the elite and hugely demanding Ranger School after advancing to the final Swamp Phase. Ranger School is an elite training program reserved for the most physically fit and soundest of moral fiber in the U.S. Army, who feed into the 75th Ranger Regiment, an elite special operations force.

India reverses controversial ban on internet pornography that it said offended 'decency and morality' after accusations of heavy-handed censorship

NEW The ban on Saturday was retracted by a new order on Tuesday but many internet service providers say the new order is too vague and continue to block the pornography websites.

Are YOUR weight worries holding you back in bed? Relationship guru reveals the three fears that are ruining women's sex lives

Our sexpert says that many women are so anxious about their bodies and lack of libido that they can't enjoy themselves in the bedroom but here she explains why there is nothing to worry about.

Is our universe FAKE? Physicists claim we could all be the playthings of an advanced civilisation

That's the radical theory put forward by a number of scientists, who claim there is a possibility that our world is merely a computer simulation - and there may be evidence of this if we know where to look.

Muslim man who 'admitted to randomly shooting dead New Jersey teenager in act of vengeance for U.S. presence in Middle East' pleads NOT guilty to murder 

Ali Muhammad Brown, 30, has been charged with felony murder, carjacking, robbery, multiple weapons offenses and even New Jersey's first terror charge for the murder of Brendan Tevlin.

Book two one-way flights, change your location settings and request a vegetarian meal on board: Little-known travel tips that will surprise even frequent fliers

27 little-known travel tips that will surprise even frequent fliers

For even the most seasoned travellers, long-haul flights can be stressful. Business Insider has compiled a list of handy travel hacks to ensure your journey is as smooth as possible. To save money, read up on code shares to see if you may be eligible to earn miles on partner airlines and when you pack, keep your heaviest belongings at the bottom of your bag to balance it.

Mystery of the Jewish message found hidden in a secret chamber: 2,000-year-old Aramaic and Hebrew graffiti drawn with mud leaves experts baffled

A hidden chamber used for ritual bathing in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago was uncovered under the construction site of a new nursery school in the city. The walls were covered in inscriptions.

Six hundred people feared to have drowned after boat carrying 700 migrants across the Mediterranean capsizes 

The fishing boat overturned 25 miles of the Libyan coast just before midday on Wednesday, with initial reports suggesting there were at least 150 people in the sea.

Terrifying 911 call of brave boy, 12, who hid in a closet and called authorities while two men broke into his house while he was home alone

Scottsdale boy, 12, hid, called 911 during home burglary, police say

A 12-year-old boy called 911 and hid in a closet Monday morning as two men burglarized his family's home in Scottsdale, according to police.

Police said the boy ignored a doorbell ring at 7:30 a.m. but soon saw two men go around to the backyard and attempt to break into the home near Bell Road and Thompson Peak Parkway, according to Sgt. Ben Hoster, spokesman for the Scottsdale Police Department.

The boy grabbed the phone, hid in the closet and spoke to a 911 dispatcher as the burglars did their work, Hoster said. Police arrived in time to confront two suspects outside the house.

Cole Austin Lewallen
Cole Austin Lewallen (Photo: Scottsdale Police Department)
Hoster identified the suspects as Jay Johnson Jr., 36, and Cole Austin Lewallen, 31.

Johnson was arrested at the scene, and Lewallen was arrested in the backyard several houses down after being tracked down by a police K-9, Hoster said

Lewallen was treated f

The unidentified youngster from Scottsdale, Arizona, was in the house alone when he heard suspects Jay Johnson Jr, 36, (pictured) and Cole Austin Lewallen, 31, knock on the door.

Has Jihadi John re-emerged in latest ISIS video? Masked militant holds knife as terror group threaten to execute hostage if 'Muslim women' are not freed by Egypt 

ISIS threatens to kill Croatian Tomislav Salopek in Egypt in latest video

A video purportedly released by ISIS has threatened to kill a Croatian father-of-two if Egyptian authorities do not release 'Muslim women' held in prison within 48 hours. The video, which was shared on Wednesday by Islamic State sympathisers, shows a man wearing a yellow jumpsuit kneeling before a knife-wielding masked man in military fatigues. The man, who remains silent the whole time, holds the knife in his left hand - just like Jihadi John, leading to speculation it may be the British murderer. Reading from a note, he identifies himself as 30-year-old Tomislav Salopek, and says ISIS fighters captured him on July 22.

Tunisia beach massacre that killed 30 'was linked to March terror attack on museum'

The slaughter of 30 British tourists on a Tunisian beach is being 'strongly' linked to an earlier terror attack in the country which killed 22 people, Scotland Yard said today.

Wish you were here...? ISIS release bizarre jihad holiday brochure for cheap package deals to Islamic State promoting swimming, farmers' markets and BEEKEEPING

The travel guide includes shots of jihadis enjoying a swim in an Olympic-sized pool in Mosul, Iraq, and others of tranquil scenes including a sheep farmers' market and a jihadi beekeeper at work.

Newlyweds spend their wedding day feeding FOUR THOUSAND Syrian refugees on the Turkish border 

Newlyweds Fethullah Uzumcuoglu and Esra Polat welcomed thousands of displaced families to their service in the southern Turkish city of Kilis last week, enlisting the help of a local charity.

Held down by three jihadis and beheaded: Shocking new video shows depraved Boko Haram decapitate a POLICEMAN in Nigeria

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT - The footage released by Boko Haram shows sieges on the barracks in the states of Borno and Yobe, as well as the murder of a man in uniform.


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Outrage as children's basketball team is disqualified from semi-final of national tournament because they had a girl playing for them

Charlottesville Cavaliers disqualified because they had a girl playing for them

Jessica Thomas-Johnson, from Charlottesville, Virginia, said her daughter Kymora (left, inset) was allowed to play in four out of five days of a tournament last week, before her team was disqualified. She says when the Charlottesville Cavaliers (pictured right, wearing pink in protest at the decision) checked in for the tournament, the team coach was told he was allowed one girl on the team, and a second girl was removed from the team sheet to allow Kymora to play. The team then played four games over four days, before being taken aside after their fifth victory to be told they were being disqualified. Ms Thomas-Johnson said Kymora did not even play in the fifth game, but officials told her it made no difference.

Maryland's 'Friendliest Town on the Eastern Shore' torn apart by firing of its first black police chief as white officials insist it was NOT racially motivated

POCOMOKE CITY, MD - JULY 13: Pocomoke City Police Department members, Lynell Green, left, and Franklin L. Savage, right, pose for a portrait with their former police chief, Kelvin Sewell, center, on Monday July 13, 2015 in Pocomoke City, MD. Sewell claims he was fired because he would not fire Green and Savage after they had filed EEOC complaints. (Photo by Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Kelvin Sewell, center, former police chief of Pocomoke City, Maryland, claims that he's been fired for refusing to terminate officers Lynell Green (left) and Franklin L. Savage (right).

Seven Christians detained in China after taking part in protests against government campaign to tear down crosses from churches

Pastor Bao Guohua, his wife Xing Wenxiang and five members of Holy Love Christian Church staff after understood to be held by police in Jinhua, in the east of Zhejiang province.

Joe Biden 'considered resigning as Vice President to care for his family after his son Beau was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer'

Vice President Joe Biden reportedly told those close to him that he considered stepping down from the vice presidency after learning his son Beau had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

How spicing up dinner could save your life: Eating hot food three times a week 'reduces the risk of early death from cancer or heart disease'

Scientists from Oxford and Havard universities suspect that capsaicin - a chemical contained in chili peppers - has anti-obesity, antioxidant, anti-inflammation and cancer fighting properties.

Netflix to allow employees to take unlimited maternity or paternity leave during the first year after their child's birth or adoption

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Netflix announced on Tuesday that it is giving employees unlimited maternity and paternity leave during the first year after the child's birth or adoption.

Tom Brady denied part in 'Deflategate' scandal under oath in hundreds of pages of testimony released to federal court

A 457-page deluge of documents about the New England Patriots 'Deflategate' scandal was released as the NFL Players Association battles the league in a New York federal court.

From 'nothing's wrong, I'm fine' to 'I'm in a cab': Top lies that men and women tell revealed

Australian research has also revealed who are the most deceitful on social media - with Perth women ranking as the second biggest liars in the world.

Donald Trump says he would shut down the government over defunding Planned Parenthood

FILE - In this July 21, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Bluffton, S.C. Trump's recent poll results earned him a place in the first prime time Republican presidential debate, Thursday. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

Donald Trump on Monday said he believes Republicans should shut down the government rather than provide funding to Planned Parenthood.

Seen for the first time in 185 years: Mormon church releases photos of 'seer stone' used by religion's founder to decode Egyptian scripts that became Book of Mormon

Mormon church releases photos of ‘seer stone’ used by founder Joseph Smith

The Mormon church for the first time is publishing photos of 'the seer stone' (pictured) it believes founder Joseph Smith used to help translate the story that became the basis of the religion. Mormons believe that 185 years ago, Smith found gold plates engraved with writing in ancient Egyptian in upstate New York (top right). They say that God helped him translate the text using the stone and other tools (bottom right), which became known as the Book of Mormon.

iPhone owners really DO blindly love anything Apple do! Fans are tricked into thinking Android is the new iOS9... and instantly rave about it

Dutch pranksters put Apple fans to the test by installing Android on an iPhone then attempting to convince them it was iOS9 - the company's highly anticipated new operating system.

Personalized rifle owned by assassinated US President John F Kennedy expected to fetch $100,000 at auction in Illinois

The former president was a rising star of the Senate when he bought the gun in 1959, and despite his liberal views, he was a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association and loved to shoot.

Two men arrested after remnants of a meth lab are found in Iowa Taco Bell

Two men were arrested and charged Tuesday after police found remnants of a methamphetamine lab inside an Iowa Taco Bell, police said.

Unlicensed surgeon left hair stylist with one-inch deformed penis after botched operation that means he can't have sex 

Mark Schreiber was arrested in Florida on Tuesday, after the 55-year-old victim complained to police he had been 'mutilated' following botched surgery on his penis.

Manhattan State Supreme Court throws out appeal by landmark New York hotel to get 'eyesore' bike-hire rack removed

Lawyers for The Plaza hotel in New York said the bright blue bicycle-hire rack means limousines were backing up outside the famous hotel, but their appeal was thrown out on Tuesday.

Your first child really CAN put you off having more: Dip in happiness after birth 'is greater for some than after divorce or death... and lowers chance of siblings'

Scientists in Germany and Canada found some couples perceive a drop in their happiness in the first year of having a baby, greater than that caused by unemployment, divorce or the death of a partner.

Dominatrix called 'Goddess Jude' sued after 'using her sadomasochistic relationship with elderly dementia sufferer to drain his accounts of $500,000 and take his house'

Dominatrix called 'Goddess Jude' sued for 'draining elderly man's accounts'

Judith Gumbrecht (left and right), who lives in Orlando, Florida, allegedly exploited her 68-year-old 'financial slave', Alex Abrams, after discovering he had clinical depression, dementia and Alzheimer's disease. During their relationship, the 55-year-old reportedly drained more than half a million dollars from his bank and credit card accounts - and even became the owner of his home in Casselberry, Florida. She did so in the full knowledge that Abrams was suffering from mental illness, it is alleged. Now, Gumbrecht, who lives in Orlando, Florida, is at the center of an explosive lawsuit accusing her of exploiting an elderly person, theft and unjust enrichment. Abrams is seeking damages, interest and attorney fees.

Thick layer of toxic algae that can cause memory loss stretches from Alaska to California and is shutting down fisheries

The bloom is up to 650-feet deep and 40 miles wide and contains a high level of toxins that can get into the food chain and poison humans which, in extreme cases, causes short term memory loss.

The 'goth chicken' that has black skin, meat, bones and organs: Day-old chicks of rare breed now selling for $200 in latest craze

The Ayam Cemani chicken has been dubbed the 'Lamborghini of poultry' and is a rarity in many countries outside of Indonesia, where they are believed to have mythical powers.

Dramatic moment passenger plane was forced to make emergency landing without nose gear

The pilot of the RusLine aircraft was hailed as a hero for landing the plane after its landing gear malfunctioned and failed to deploy on approach to an airport in Russia.

A JEAN-ius idea? Now you can charge your phone in your pocket - but only if it's smaller than the iPhone 6

The new design called #Hellojean by LA-based Joe's Jeans, has a dedicated hidden pocket for a battery pack (pictured) as well as another one for an iPhone 5 or 5S.

As it's revealed air conditioning in offices is too chilly for them... Why women really are the colder sex

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Research shows that chilly conditions of the workplace are based on the metabolic rate of a 40-year-old male and women's metabolic rate, which is a third lower, is not taken into account.

Never let windows or railings ruin your holiday snaps again! Software breakthrough banishes annoying reflections and bars

Scientists at Google and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed software for smartphones that can strip out reflections from images taken through a window or remove ugly fence wires.

Make 'wriggly worm' vegetables, dine as a family and NEVER use bribes: Experts reveal the best ways to stop your child being a fussy eater

A new study suggests that toddlers who are fussy with food are twice as likely to suffer depression and anxiety later in life. Four experts share their top tips on ridding picky eaters of their bad habits.

Scientists solve mystery of why balancing rocks in California weren't knocked over by massive earthquakes and stayed stacked on top of each other 

The new study of rocks less than 10km from the San Andreas and San Jacinto fault lines which have been there for thousands of years could be key to earthquake planning strategy.

'I'm too old to find The One and I want a baby': Anonymous women confess on secrets app why they settled for their current partner rather than chase true love 

Whisper users reveal why they SETTLED for their current partner

Users of the secret sharing app Whisper have revealed why they called off the search for a soul mate and 'settled' for their current partner instead. Many expressed a fear of being alone while others cited practical reasons, such as a desire to start a family. Pictured: Two confessions from the site.

Intricate millennium-old tomb discovered under a high school in China

The incredibly rare tomb was discovered at a building site in July in Chongqing, China. Its large scale structure includes a double burial chamber joined by a central passage.

Whole DINOSAUR skeleton and astounding 213 fossilised eggs taken during pillage of archaeology site successfully recovered from Chinese villager's home

Police seized the prehistoric fossils in Heyuan, southern China, during an operation to recover items stolen from an archaeology site. The skeleton is thought to date back 100 million years.

Looking better than ever! Tracy Morgan looks happy and healthy at baseball game with young daughter Maven... one year after near-fatal car crash

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Tracy Morgan received a round of applause from the Yankeee Stadium crowd as he was spotted watching the game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees on Tuesday.

Scientists retract 'sensationalist' claims that they found traces of bubonic plague and anthrax in New York subways 

A retraction of the 'sensationalist' claims published in February calls the work 'deeply flawed' and says it detracts from ongoing science-based efforts to secure critical infrastructure.

Our sun's fate pictured: Dying star known as the Southern Owl Nebula is captured glowing in its death throes

The object is almost four light years across and is located in the constellation of Hydra, and its informal name relates to a similar object in the skies of the northern hemisphere known as the Owl Nebula.

How sleeping NAKED gets you more toned: Snoozing in the nude reduces cortisol levels and helps your body heal after a workout 

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Charles R Poliquin, a strength coach, says sleeping naked has been shown to have all sorts of health benefits for those of us.

Are holiday cocktails making you fat? The calories of popular drinks revealed

An infographic by party organisers Eventa shows how easy it is to bust your bikini diet with alcoholic beach drinks which are packed with the same number of calories as fatty fast food.

Could hackers target your life-saving medical device? Criminals could tamper with pumps that deliver drugs to patients, experts warn

The US Food and Drug Administration and Department of Homeland Security have warned infusion pumps which deliver drugs to patients contain 'security flaws' and can be hacked.

Elderly couple and taxi driver come to blows during furious road rage brawl on the Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge road rage between elderly couple and taxi driver

The warring parties came to blows during the road rage brawl on the bridge in New York around 11.30am on Tuesday, with other drivers getting out of their cars to keep them apart. It's thought the argument was sparked over problems when merging lanes.

Carnival worker arrested after butt dialing his friend while having 'sex with his dog' and recording the act 

Russell Joseph Meyers, 54, of Alabama is charged with having sex with his German shepherd at least four times. He was reportedly arrested after recording the act on his friend's voice mail.

Incredible footage shows the moment boy gets knocked flying by speeding car... and then sits right up again with only bruises

Footage showed the driver was travelling at speed when the car hit the boy. The boy ran across a road in Shandong, China, and was knocked flying. Fortunately he survived with minor injuries.

Take a journey inside the brain: Stunning 3D map reveals tiny connections between cells in unprecedented detail

Harvard University researchers hope the map could be used to identify unusual connections between brain cells that could shed light on disorders such as bipolar and depression.

Humans are making fish swim faster: Intensive fishing is triggering evolution in minnows to escape trawler nets

Fitter fish are better at avoiding nets, scientists at the University of Glasgow have found. Over time the removal of slow fish could change the makeup of descendant populations that avoid capture.

Father and daughter, 8, identified as the two victims who who died when circus tent collapsed mid-show and left 32 injured

A GoFundMe page has been created to benefit the Young family after the death of the young girl and her father

Annabelle Young, 8, and her father Robert, 41, of Concord, Vermont, became trapped beneath a Walker Brothers Circus tent in Lancaster, New Hampshire when it collapsed in a storm.

Ronda Rousey gives UFC championship belt to Brazilian judo school and social project as a gift after beating Bethe Correia

Ronda Rousey has gifted the UFC championship belt she won for her 34-second demolition of Brazilian Bethe Correia on Sunday morning to a judo school and social project in Rio de Janeiro.

Outrage as Ohio radio host mocks Caitlyn Jenner with billboard urging people to 'transition' to his morning program and featuring a photo of himself in a bustier

Denny Schaffer, whose morning show airs in Toledo, Ohio posted a photo of himself in a bustier similar to the one Jenner wore on her cover urging people to 'transition' to his program.

Instagram bans account featuring images of childbirth and breastfeeding DURING World Breastfeeding Week 

Sunshine Coast photographer Melissa Jean Wilbraham's Instagram account disabled

A photographer who captures the heartwarming moments of childbirth and the bond between mother and baby when breastfeeding had her Instagram account disabled. Australian Melissa Jean Wilbraham, from Queensland's Sunshine Coast, was so outraged by the move she took to social media to protest against it. Eventually her account, with more than 18,000 followers, was restored. Pictured left is new mother Elissa breastfeeding her twins in bed, inset is Dori in Budapest doing the same and right is Frankie staring into the camera while she drinks from her mother, Chloe.

Soldiers forced to shout 'bang bang' during training because of ammunition shortages in the Dutch army 

A leaked email has revealed the Dutch army is experiencing huge shortages of ammunition because of 'high consumption' on missions, and 'long delivery times'.

Engaged driving instructor and father-of-two, 21, is fired after 'offering to give a female pupil a pass if she performed a sex act on him'

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A trip to the MVA to obtain a driver?s license ended in a frightening proposition for a woman who said her instructor offered to give her a passing grade in exchange for a sex act.

WJLA reports Daniel Perry, 21, of Temple Hills, was charged in July with malfeasance in office. Authorities also fired him from his job as an instructor at the Gaithersburg branch of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.

Perry reportedly admitted to Maryland State Police that he told a woman she failed the test for rolling through a stop sign, but then offered to change her grade if she performed a sex act, according to charging documents filed in Montgomery County District Court. Perry then pointed to his genitals and suggested they drive to a secluded area, officials said.

The suspect said he quickly rescinded his offer and begged the woman not to report the lewd encounter, but she ran into the building and

Daniel Ray Perry, 21, had just returned to the Motor Vehicle Administration's Gaithersburg office with a female pupil who had failed her test when he offered her a sordid deal, police say.

Don't flash too much flesh, don't get drunk and DO let him pay for dinner: Millionaire matchmaker reveals her controversial dating tips for finding Mr Right

Lady Lara Asprey, 32, from Chelsea, London, has helped members of high society like Prince Charles's polo playing chums and top Hollywood celebrities find love via her own dating agency.

Living the high life: Dubai to build the world's highest residential tower at 2,332 feet, complete with 885 apartments, a marina and an indoor ski slope

The Dubai One tower will be built as part of a £4.3billion complex called Meydan One, which will house up to 78,000 residents and include the world's largest indoor ski resort.

Families of Newtown massacre victims would split $1.5M in proposed lawsuit against Adam Lanza's mother's estate

Lawsuits against Nancy Lanza, who was the first victim of the Sandy Hook Massacre in December, say her son Adam had unlimited access to the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle in their home.

Woman advertises for a new best friend on Facebook after her pal finds love

Rachael Ryan, a 23-year-old from Port Laoise, Ireland, claims applicants for her 'new best friend position' must enjoy MMA, eating at Nandos and 'talking sh**e'.

Why have one gold watch when you can have TWO? $112,000 timepiece comes with an Apple Watch on the back of the strap

The bizarre double-watch, dubbed the Skyview Pinnacle, is the creation of California-based boutique watchmaker, Nico Gerard, and took six months to create.

SAVED: Real-life 'Up' house spared from demolition as charity plans to move it to a new address - but they won't use balloons!

Real-life 'Up' house set to be saved from demolition by OPAL Community Land Trust

Edith Macefield's home - which hit the headlines in 2006 - was set to be demolished after developers had surrounded the 100-year-old Ballard, Washington, property. But a charity has come in and saved the historic property from being flattened - and will give a low-income family a chance to be the new owners. They are hoping to move the house to a residential spot on Orca Island, not by balloons, but by barge. The iconic house reached news outlets after its elderly owner refused to accept a whopping $1million from developers to sell it and move out.

Women hit back against the 'disgusting, insulting' idea that rape victims 'encourage' their attackers in thought-provoking video

In the latest installment of Cut.com's One Word video series, a group of women discuss the idea that victims of sexual assault and rape are 'asking for it' by wearing certain clothes or acting in a certain way.

Tragedy as girl, 3, is found 'beaten to death in a pool of her own vomit' and her own mother is arrested for the crime alongside her boyfriend 

Jettie Ray Adams, 3, of Trafford, Alabama, died as a result of severe internal injuries and was found in a poll of her own vomit when medical personnel arrived on the scene, her mother has now been arrested.

Anything you can do I can do better! Parrot wins argument with Labrador named Jax by BARKING at him during heated debate

An intelligent parrot was successful in an argument with a dog after it barked at it during a heated debate. The incredible moment was captured on camera and is believed to have taken place in Scotland.

Lethal power cables dangle perilously close to the men and women of Old Delhi

The webs of wire spaghetti may help to power the thriving Indian capital of Delhi but they serve up a nightmare for electricians who struggle to fix power outages and blackouts.

Adventurer converts his grandma's van into a mobile home enabling him to live and work on the road - clocking 60,000 miles so far

Travis Burke's photos from adventurer's 60,000 mile US tour

Professional adventure photographer Travis Burke has spent 16 months and 60,000 miles touring some of North America's most stunning locations in a converted 1994 Dodge Ram Van. His fascinating work includes photographing the Milky Way Galaxy or backpacking in search of hidden waterfalls.

Grand Theft Ostrich! Cheeky bird attempts to break into CAR at safari park

A cheeky ostrich attempted to gain access to a car by pecking at the door handle with its beak. The humorous and rather surprising footage was captured at a safari park in England.

Southwest Airlines plane's wing knocks over catering truck at Denver airport

The Boeing 737-700 was being pushed back from its gate at Denver International Airport when it hit the catering truck. The truck's driver climbed out and was taken to hospital for evaluation.

Commuters, meet Miffy! Train carriages in China get a colorful makeover to celebrate cartoon rabbit's 60th anniversary

Four carriages of the city metro in Guangzhou have become all the rage among netizens and commuters since appearing decorated with pictures of the popular cartoon rabbit 'Miffy.'

Horrifying giant swarm containing MILLIONS of locusts sparks state of emergency in southern Russia as crops are decimated 

The swarm - which includes insects 'the size of small sparrows' - have eaten their way through vast swathes of the corn fields in the Stavropol region of Russia.

Surf's pup! Golden retriever who failed to make the grade as a service dog helps amputees and children with autism take to the waves in California

Ricochet, the seven-year-old golden retriever from California, helps people with physical and mental disabilities to take to the waves. The dog first stepped on a boogie board when she was a pup.

The latest Internet craze licked: Pets poking their tongues out becomes an online fad

Animals poke their tongues out for latest online fad called a Blep

It might not be in the Oxford dictionary but 'blep' is fast becoming the latest fad to stake its place in the English language. Blep refers to a bizarre new trend of photographing animals with their tongues sticking out. And animal lovers across the world have not shied from showing off pictures of their adorable pets while they candidly blep.

Enter Mexico's haunted 'Island of the Dolls' if you dare: Thousands of creepy toys hang from the trees to quell the tormented screams of a ghost of a little girl who drowned there

Reclusive artist Julian Santana Barrera found the corpse of a young girl and her doll floating in a canal when he first retreated to the woods in Xochimilco, Mexico City (pictured), to live out his life as a hermit.

Is this your bunny? The Facebook campaign to find owner of stuffed toy that's hopping all over the internet

Staff at Aalborg Airport in Norresundby, Denmark, said they had only been planning to have a bit of fun when they posted images of a lost toy bunny to Facebook - but the post has since gone viral.

Egypt set to unveil giant expansion to Suez Canal with $8.5billion expansion to world famous shipping route

Around 10 per cent of the world's trade flows through the waterway, which links the Red Sea to the Mediterranean and allows vessels to avoid making having to sail all the way around Africa.

Were the ancient Irish the first to record an ECLIPSE? 5,000-year-old drawings in mysterious cairn depict celestial event

The geometric carving (pictured) lies on the wall of a mysterious mound known as Cairn L outside Lells in County Meath, Ireland where the landscape is covered in Neolithic ruins.

Why smartwatches are a flop, according to will.i.am: Star says no one's sure why we need them - but he's launching one soon

‘It’s really cool. I can’t wait to talk about it and for people to see what we’re doing,’ will.i.am said in Madrid while promoting the Lexus NX (pictured)

EXCLUSIVE: Will.i.am told MailOnline in Madrid that he plans to launch a new smartwatch in the UK, but it's not yet known whether it will resemble his prototype 'Puls' watch.

The Lexus hoverboard IS real (sort of): Firm finally shows off riders on levitating board but admits it will only run on special tracks

It works using a combination of superconductors, magnets and liquid nitrogen - but will only run on a track. For the videos, Lexus hid the track to make it look like a skatepark.

Twenty people are killed and 100 injured after two trains are partially swept off a flooded bridge into a river in central India 

One of the trains was on its way to Mumbai when the accident happened in Madhya Pradesh state, while the other was travelling in the opposite direction. Officials fear the death toll could rise.

The pop palace where Michael Jackson lived when he recorded Thriller, invented the moonwalk and recovered from his first nose job 'to be opened to the public'

Michael Jackson's house where he invented the moonwalk and recorded Thriller

His most famous home is Neverland, the ostentatious ranch estate two hours drive to the west, but Hayvenhurst House, pictured is where the magic that made him a musical genius happened. Michael Jackson lived there until he was 30 years old, by which time he had already recorded masterpieces Thriller and Off The Wall. During that time, he lived there with his whole family after father Joe bought the house with some of the proceeds from the Jackson 5's huge success.



A leaf out of nature's book: Photographer captures incredible images of man-made 'leaves' on a dry lake in California

California photographer captures man-made 'leaves' at Owens Lake in Inyo County

Salt farmers have take a leaf out of nature's book to create these incredible shapes on a dry lake. The patterns in the lake bed are an astonishing 320ft long and look just like leaves - and even have the same 'veins' inside.
But the shapes are in fact made up from a mixture of sand and salt, and are part of a huge industrial salt farm at Owens Lake in Inyo County, California. These amazing aerial photographs were taken above the lake in the Sierra Nevada mountain range by keen photographer Jassen Todorov.

Is this the world's creepiest hotel? Inside the CRYPT where guests sleep in a coffin that held a priest's remains for 100 years

Believed to be the first of its kind, the bizarre room comes with a custom-built pine coffin with enough room for two brave souls, and a vent that was meant to exhaust the gases emitted by a rotting corpse.

Barking mad! Meet Marley the dog who has been transformed into a TIGER by his owner

Marley the dog is enjoying a new lease of life after its owner Jodie Johnson from Mosman in Sydney decided to turn her beloved pet into a tiger (pictured) with the help of her 10-year-old son.

Don't mess with me, son... I'll have you for dinner! Gruesome moment a cannibal croc swallows young reptile

Cannibal crocodile seen eating a young reptile in Kruger National Park

These amazing photos show the moment a cannibal crocodile eats one of its own and gulps it down whole in a fearsome display of its predatory instincts. Incredibly, the unsuspecting baby crocodile found itself caught in the massive mouth of its elder (pictured left) - which quickly snapped shut its jaws before swallowing it (top and bottom right). The blood-thirsty pictures were shot by photographer Tanja Merensky-Hartinger at the Sweni Bird Hide in South Africa's Kruger National Park on June 14.



Meet America's youngest mayor! James Tufts, aged four, becomes the first citizen of Dorset, Minnesota  

Meet America's youngest mayor, James Tufts, 4, from Dorset, Minnesota  

Adorable four-year-old James Tufts has followed in six-year-old brother Robert's footsteps, who served two terms in the ceremonial position in the tiny town of Dorset which has just 22 residents. James spent election day chatting to voters and wooed them with the promise of ice cream if he won. The boy's mum Emma, a food service director, said: James was very excited once he realized he won. Both him and Robert got there face painted and then he soaked up some congratulatory attention. We are proud of the hard work they both have put into being and becoming mayor.

He's the real Kung Fu panda! Playful bear Caitao performs breathtaking acrobatics in celebration of his fifth birthday

Panda Caitao looked like he was having an absolute ball at his birthday party held at the Taiyuan Zoo in Shanxi province, northern China, yesterday. He delighted crowds with his spontaneous performance.

Manicures gone mad! Bizarre new 'bubble nails' craze sees women piling acrylic on their talons to create bulbous 3D effect

A nail art trend where women create a hump on their nail with acrylic is sweeping Instagram. Manicurists create the bumpy talons and accessorise them with glitter and jewels.

Bird's eye view! Incredible images showcase daredevil parahawker letting Bob the vulture swoop in for a chicken dinner

Adam Gerber, 25, captured these incredible snapshots in Pokhara, Nepal, which is currently the only place in the world to offer the daredevil activity.

The moment driver realizes he was target practice: Incredible dashcam footage captures military helicopter swooping over the roof of a car

A low-flying military helicopter passed over the top of a car and raced it along a road in the Ukraine at speeds of up to 125mph in some incredible footage posted online.

Turtle power! Tiny Dwight who was rescued from the gutter set to star in children's book after his 1.5-inch adventures make him a huge hit on social media

Dwight the Turtle rescued from the gutter set to star in children's book

Dwight the Turtle has over 60million views on Facebook and more than 15,000 followers on Instagram. He was rescued from a gutter in Colorado and measures 1.5 inches at three months old. Owner Mike Miller has taken daily photos of the tiny reptile in various amusing poses. He is now set to star as a character in a children's book.