The Man burns! Burners watch 60ft effigy go up in flames and now prepare for desert exodus as hedonistic festival winds down

Burning Man attendees watch as festival's 60ft effigy gets torched

Just a week after Burners made their pilgrimage to the desert in Black Rock City, Nevada, the festival's 60ft Burning Man statue was set alight in front of approximately 70,000 revelers. The annual event faced challenges this year, with a bug invasion and dust storms, but burners seemed to enjoy themselves during the burning ceremony on Saturday night. Thousands of festival goers dressed in elaborate costumes for the final night's events. The mass exodus from the festival has begun, and the exit is expected to last through Monday.

JFK Jr was blackmailed into standing by Kennedy cousin accused of rape and was forced to support him in court against mother Jackie O's wishes, new book claims

JFK Jr was forced to support William Kennedy Smith due to blackmail threat

When William Kennedy Smith (center) was accused of raping Patricia Bowman in Palm Beach, Florida, after a night out of drinking with his uncle, Ted Kennedy, JFK Jr (far left and far right) was blackmailed into supporting him, a new book claims. JFK Jr went to the trial twice during jury selection against the wishes of his mother Jackie Onassis (inset), according to a new book, RFK, Jr.: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and the Dark Side of the Dream. A Florida jury acquitted Smith of sexual assault and battery on Bowman following a ten-day trial. Smith's mother is former US Ambassador to Ireland Jean Kennedy Smith and he is the nephew of deceased Sen Kennedy of Massachusetts and the late President Kennedy.

'Every rose is for every abortion I had there': Michelle Knight tells the harrowing stories behind each of her tattoos - which she got after being rescued from 'house of horrors'

Michelle Knight tells the harrowing stories behind each of her 'house of horror' tattoos

Michelle Knight's tattoos tell the harrowing story of her 11-year imprisonment inside Ariel Castro's house of horrors in Cleveland, Ohio, during which she suffered five forced miscarriages and lived in chains. In a new interview with Newsweek , Knight (right), who was 21 when she was kidnapped, reveals why she decided to get each of her inkings after finally being rescued from her prison. She explains that each of the five large roses printed down her left arm (inset) 'is for every abortion I had in the house'. Meanwhile, a teddy bear on her right shoulder (left) was a design she drew while strung up with orange extension cords inside Castro's home. Knight's other tattoos include a baby on her chest, with the words: 'Too beautiful for this Earth'.

'Let's speak American': Sarah Palin enters the immigration debate and echoes Trump's assertions that 'we're a nation that speaks English'

Sarah Palin voiced her support for Donald Trump's assertions about English and blasted President Obama for his recent climate change trip to Alaska during an interview on Sunday on CNN.

Former New Jersey mayor, 71, is sentenced to 25 years in jail for repeatedly raping six-year-old child relative for two years

Former New Jersey mayor, 71, pleads guilty to raping child relative when she was six for two years

Matthew V. Scannapieco, 71, has been jailed for 25 years after he admitted raping and sexually abusing a young female relative up to 60 times between 2006 and 2008.

Biting the hand that feeds? NSA whistleblower granted asylum by Russia slams country's 'wrong, disappointing and frustrating' crackdown on human rights 

Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden criticized Russia's crackdown on human rights and online freedom, adding that he 'never intended' to end up in the country.

Troubled George Michael is seen smiling and posing topless in selfie with retired hairdresser 'he met online'

Retired hairdresser Carlos Arturo Ortiz has revealed how he met and fell in love with the Wham! singer during a brief affair in Australia after meeting online.

PICTURED: Muslim flight attendant 'suspended by ExpressJet for refusing to serve alcohol because it is against her faith'

Muslim flight attendant files discrimination complaint against ExpressJet

Charee Stanley, a Muslim flight attendant with ExpressAir, is suing her employer for discrimination after claiming she was suspended for refusing to serve alcohol because of her religion. Stanley got her job at the airline three years ago before converting to Islam a year later. She says she only realized in June that the religion forbids her from serving alcohol, as well as drinking it, and so worked out an arrangement with other employees where they would serve alcoholic drinks instead of her. However, she says she was suspended in August after a colleague complained, and has now launched a lawsuit.

PICTURED: Pregnant Spanish woman who was due to give birth tomorrow killed alongside her partner and five others when rally driver careered into crowd

Pregnant Spanish racing crash victim Ana Cayazzo killed alongside Miguel Caridad

Nine-months pregnant Ana Cayazzo and her partner Miguel Caridad, both in their 20s, died instantly when a driver lost control of his racing car at a rally in north-west Spain on Saturday. At least another five people are believed to have been killed, including another pregnant woman and child aged eight. Poignant pictures - posted by Miguel on his Facebook page before Saturday's tragedy near La Coruña in Galicia - show him tenderly patting his girlfriend's belly.

Battle for Chip the traffic chicken: FIVE-way custody dispute over hen 'arrested' for causing gridlock on San Francisco's Bay Bridge

The brown hen was 'arrested' by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) on Wednesday on the bridge's toll plaza - and now has multiple parties asking to take her in.

Another cub of Cecil the lion is feared dead after being killed by rival male adult that is trying to take over the pride 

A second cub from Cecil the lion's pride is feared dead after park rangers found it missing from the pride in Hwange National Park, Zimbawbe. Rival male Bubesi was seen prowling nearby the pride.

New Bond author shoots down fellow 007 writers over too many plot twists which 'Fleming would never have done'

Anthony Horowitz, whose Bond novel Trigger Mortis is published on Tuesday, has suggested his rivals failed to immerse themselves in Ian Fleming's world like he has done.

The perfect leading lady: Princess Charlene dazzles in Dior as she and husband Prince Albert honour acting icon Robert Redford at Monaco gala

Princess Charlene, 37, wowed in a floor-length Christian Dior Couture dress with embellishments at the Princess Grace Awards, which was held at the Monaco Palace in Monte Carlo on Saturday.

'Ma'am, do you mind if I stand behind you to make sure you're safe?': Female Texas cop bowled over by teen who wanted to protect her at gas station a week after Houston officer was gunned down at the pump

Mckinley Zoellner's act of kindness towards Texas police officer goes viral

Tommi Jones Kelley, a deputy constable in Precinct 3, in Harris County, Texas, said she was pumping gas recently when a teenager, called Mckinley Zoellner, approached her. She said Zoellner asked if he could stand behind her and watch her back while she got her gas so that she was safe.

Third victim of Virginia TV gunman smiles from her hospital bed - as family reveal she is well enough to read and has started to walk again 

Vicki Gardner, the only survivor of the attack last month near Roanoke, Virginia, by Vester Flanagan, was pictured smiling in her hospital bed Friday as she continues to be treated.

Faecal matter on the TV remote, bodily fluids on bed linens and drinking glasses wiped with a filthy cloth: The dirtiest areas of a hotel room revealed

With different guests every night and quick turnaround times for cleaning, hotels can be crawling with germs, and several studies have found alarming amounts of potentially sickening bacteria.

Doctor reveals the unsavory jokes and abuses surgeons carried while operating on vulnerable patients

One student told the writer of the anonymous essay about a resident surgeon, who once, while prepping an anesthetized patient's vagina for a hysterectomy, said, 'I bet she's enjoying this'.

Argentinian man 'locked wife and 32-year-old autistic son in an iron CAGE and made him eat animal feed and drink gasoline'

Eduardo Oviedo, 66, has been accused of incarcerating his son, 32, and 61-year-old wife, who is also said to have mental health issues. Oviedo was arrested Friday in the city of Mar del Plata.

EXCLUSIVE: Abandoned toys, tiny dust-covered shoes and bombed out windows: Father of tragic Aylan returns to the family home they were forced to leave after ISIS attack

Aylan Kurdi's father returns to family home they left after ISIS attack

EXCLUSIVE: The crumbling house (pictured main) in Kobane, Syria, gives an insight into the devastation that ultimately led Abdullah and Rehan Kurdi to board a boat with their two young sons in their search for a better life. Tiny dust-covered shoes (top right), abandoned toys (bottom right) and children's clothes lie among the bombed-out remains of their home. The picture of Aylan Kurdi's (left in inset) tiny body washed up on a beach in Turkey sent shock waves around the world this week. He died alongside his brother Galip (right in inset) and his mother Rehan. Mohamad Kurdi, the boys' uncle, has spoken to MailOnline about the family's terrifying life in Syria, his own treacherous journey to a refugee camp in Germany and his heartbreak on hearing the news his relatives had died.

I will take in migrants, says Pope: Vatican to house two families as Francis calls on Europe's churches to shelter refugees

Pope Francis delivers his speach as he leads the sunday Angelus prayer from the window of his study overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on September 6, 2015. The pontioff called on every European parish and religious community to take in one migrant family each in a gesture of solidarity he said would start in the tiny Vatican state where he lives. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images

Following his own gospel, Pope Francis also announced that the Vatican will offer shelter to two families of refugees, as he addressed the crowds in St Peter's Square on Sunday.

Sleeping in his father's arms: After an epic journey by boat, on foot and by train a young Syrian boy is one of thousands of refugees to arrive in Germany

Dozens of exhausted refugees unexpectedly arrived in Frankfurt on Sunday morning hours after Germany threw open its doors to those fleeing war-torn Middle Eastern countries.

Borrow my spare home: Finland's millionaire Prime Minister offers his second home to migrants as he urges people to 'ask how we can help'

Finland's millionaire Prime
Minister, Juha Sipila, has said he would make his own country home in the north of the country available to refugees. The first refugees will be able to stay there in early 2016.

The image of Syrian toddler Aylan, three, washed up dead on a Turkish shoreline has shocked the world - but he is not the only child victim of the migrant crisis

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The image of little Aylan's body points to a wider humanitarian crisis, with similar pictures emerging in the last month migrants continue to desperately flee.

From the horrors of starvation in south Sudan to a symbol of protest in Tiananmen Square: Heartbreaking sight of little Aylan's lifeless body is latest in line of powerful photos that have changed history

Aylan Kurdi's body is among photos that have changed history

Etched on people's hearts and minds, the heartbreaking image of Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi (inset) has jolted the nation's consciousness and captured the world's attention in a way no other story about the plight of refugees has done in recent months. Here, we look at other powerful photos that had a similar impact on the world, from the emaciated little girl stalked by a vulture in southern Sudan (bottom right) to the terrified face of a nine-year-old girl seen running for her life after a napalm attack during the Vietnam War (top left). We have also focused on iconic photos capturing moments which have changed the course of history, such as the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003 (top right) and a citizen making a stand in Tiananmen Square in China (bottom left).

Shocking court video emerges showing Georgia judge threatening to jail defendants if they cannot pay minor fines

Judge Diment threatens defendants with jail for refusing to pay minor fines in Georgia courthouse

Courts in Bowden, Georgia, have pledged to reform after Judge Richard A Diment was caught threatening people with jail if because they cannot pay fines due to poverty, which is against the law.

'This wasn't a robbery': Family of murdered Dallas dentist do not believe she was victim of a heist as police search for answers

NEW Lisa Sato said she doesn't believe her niece, Kendra Hatcher (pictured), 35, was killed during a robbery in Dallas on Wednesday, as Crystal Cortez, who was arrested on Friday for Hatcher's murder, claims.

'Sex like a pair of maddened wart-hogs': Dr Strangelove screenwriter Terry Southern reveals all in lost letter about Ryan O'Neal and Bianca Jagger's torrid love affair

Ryan O'Neal and Bianca Jagger 'had sex like a pair of maddened wart-hogs' in the Seventies

It has just been revealed that Ryan O'Neal had an affair with Mick Jagger's then-wife Bianca. Dr. Strangelove screenwriter Terry Southern divulged the details in a letter he penned to Stanley Kubrick on September 30, 1973, Page Six reports. 'My dear Stan,' the Easy Rider writer began. 'I had the pleasure of meeting R. O'Neal while we were both guests in the home of rock-star Mick Jagger...and his charming wife, Bianca - to whom, unless I am very much mistaken, young O'Neal was putting his stout wood in a most forceful manner.'

'The gay community feels the need to be sore winners': Madonna's homosexual brother DEFENDS jailed Kentucky clerk who refused marriage licenses for same-sex couples

Madonna's gay brother Christopher Ciccone defends Kentucky clerk Kim Davis

Christopher Ciccone (pictured left with his sister Madonna), 54, posted a Facebook message (inset) on Friday saying Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis (right) should be given the right to deny the licenses citing her 'religious freedom'. In his Facebook post, he said that Davis deserves as much support as one would give her if she was a Muslim woman who refused for example gay marriage licenses and divorce, noting that 'perspective is everything'. Davis, who met with her attorneys in jail on Friday, said she would 'never violate her conscience or betray her God'.

Nine year old boy is shot and killed and three others are injured during a family party in North Carolina

The shooting happened just after 9 p.m. on Fieldvale place in South West Charlotte, North Carolina, while a family celebration was ongoing in the front yard.

Tom Brady the closet Trump fan! Picture of NFL hero's locker shows The Donald's 'Make America great again' hat 

Tom Brady's locker snap shows Donald Trump's 'Make America Great Again' hat 

Famed NFL player Tom Brady (top right) might be a closet Donald Trump fan after a photo apparently of his locker (pictured left) shows a hat on a shelf featuring Trump's campaign slogan. The picture was posted to Twitter on Saturday by a Barstool sports reporter and shows a red baseball hat with the words, 'Make America Great Again'. The Republican presidential frontrunner has been pictured in a similar hat (bottom right) and recently said at a press conference that the New England Patriots quarterback is 'a very good friend of mine'.

Just one large steak a week 'raises the risk of bowel cancer': Studies suggest link between lots of red meat and killer disease

WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is forecast to make the bombshell ruling after scientists meet in France to discuss the matter.

Retirement IS good for you: People use their leisure time to get healthy, sleep more and have less work-related stress, according to new research 

After analysing data on retirees from 1994 to 2014, economist Peter Eibich came to the surprising conclusion, with those giving up physically demanding jobs benefitting the most.


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Back in action: Enormous U.S. aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower makes high-speed turns at sea and practices launching fighter jets after two years in maintenance yard 

USS Eisenhower makes high-speed turns after return to sea

The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (bottom left from above), an enormous, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, blasted out to sea off the coast of Virginia and put its tuned-up systems to the test. Footage of the voyage - its first since fall 2013 - was recorded in late August and shows the vessel's huge engines pushing it through high-speed (top right) turns at some 35mph, then sending fighters into the sky with its newly-overhauled catapults (bottom right).

Police hunting gunman who killed Illinois officer find 'significant evidence' after using machetes and weed trimmers to clear the grassy area where he died

Authorities looking for the gunmen who shot Fox Lake Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz, 52, discovered new details after using a machete and weed trimmers to are where he was shot dead Tuesday.

Kite surfer critical after being blown onto the highway and hit by a car in freak accident

The man was setting up his rig at the edge of the water on Friday afternoon at Ocean Beach when the wind caught him and took him onto the Great Highway, San Francisco police said in a statement.

US warns Putin's foreign minister against dangers of increased aid to Syria's Assad as reports claim that Russia is setting up 'forward operating base' in war-torn country

Secretary of State John Kerry called Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday and the State Department said that he had issued a warning about increased military presence in Syria.

'He had the focus of a monk but none of the empathy': New Steve Jobs documentary reveals the Apple founder's 'bold, brilliant and brutal' sides

Steve Jobs documentary reveals his 'bold, brutal and brilliant' sides

He once aspired to become a Buddhist monk, but later presided over a company that reaped billions in profits while paying Chinese iPhone makers a pittance. Four years after his death, Apple founder Steve Jobs (pictured main) remains a fascinating figure - and a new documentary focuses on the dark side of the genius. Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (inset) says he didn't set out to vilify Jobs in 'The Man in The Machine' - which boasts the tagline: 'Bold. Brilliant. Brutal.' But his documentary focuses on Jobs' tyrannical side - painting an unflattering portrait of a ruthless figure fueled by ego and ambition.

'I defeated him...God has a purpose for me': Brave rape victim reveals the harrowing moment she fought for her life after a home invader sexually assaulted her and stabbed her 17 times

Melissa Schuster, 26, was stabbed in her neck, head and body by a man who broke into her home in Willowbrook, Illinois, on August 29. A suspect has been charged with her attempted murder.

Kayaker is bitten by a hammerhead shark in California


A man was bit by a shark south of Point Mugu in Ventura County, California on Saturday. The wound was deep but the man managed to paddle back to shore by himself.

Finally some good PR: Aussie tennis bad boy Bernard Tomic gets a standing ovation at US Open after offering his winning rival a fist pump for an amazing shot

Bernard Tomic of Australia has crashed out of the US Open but not before featuring in the sporting moment of the tournament (pictured) with 12th seed Richard Gasquet of France.

How the world's top tennis players have started to 'slide to get to the ball' on hard surfaces because it's quicker than running

After analysing hours of matches from the Australian and US Open, a team of scientists says the unusual tactic is regularly used by the top five male players in the sport.

Thinstagrams! The slimming tricks celebrities use to look so trim in their social media selfies

The slimming tricks celebrities use to look so trim in their Instagram selfies

There is now a raft of cheap, easy-to-use software that automatically manipulates photos to make their subjects look thinner. And even celebrities, it seems, aren't immune. Some apps nip in your waist or boost your curves while leaving friends untouched. But the so-called 'skinny filter' apps can leave telltale signs - and when you're sharing the images with millions of fans on Instagram or Twitter, chances are that someone will spot them. And as these celebrity photo 'fails' prove, not every result is foolproof...

More women than men in a society means more and better sex for everyone (but fewer marriages)

A higher ratio of women has made sex more frequent and varied, but lessened their marriage prospects, according to Jon Birger's new book 'Date-onomics'.

Hamptons millionaire leaves behind $100,000 of her fortune to her 32 pet cockatiels

Leslie Ann Mandel, 69, wrote in her will that she wanted the 32 birds to 'continue to live in the aviary' in the Hamptons or be taken to 'a protected place of similar size' for 'the rest of their natural lives'.

Wife jumps in drivers seat of police car and 'drives off with her husband cuffed in the back'

Amber Watford, 28, of Big Lake, Alaska, is accused of jumping in the squad car that held her husband, Joshua, and driving off. They were arrested at a home in Wasilla.

Chicago for one! Bachelor party-goer becomes an Instagram sensation with his glum tourist shots after the rest of his friends fail to arrive

Robbie Chernow celebrates bachelor party solo after friends' Delta flights cancelled

For many, bachelor parties serve as an opportunity for a group of friends to experience one last hurrah together. Robbie Chernow expected to do just that and have a weekend full of fun to celebrate his friend Jake's bachelor party in Chicago. That all changed when the 28-year-old arrived in the windy city on Thursday to find out all of his friends' flights were canceled. Chernow documented on Instagram his lonely, sad experience in the city where he stuck with the planned schedule of bachelor party events.

Heartwarming moment the Pope embraces young follower at the Vatican ahead of his whirlwind tour to Cuba and US

The delighted boy, who wore a red and white-striped top and pink-framed glasses, clapped wildly when the Argentinian pontiff picked him up inside Paul VI Hall at the Vatican.

'I keep 10lbs above my jeans weight': Iman says trick to looking young is to embrace extra pounds for 'no-filler-needed refresher'

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07:  Model Iman attends the special screening of Relativity Studio's "Desert Dancer" at Museum of Modern Art on April 7, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)

The former super model, who recently celebrated her 60th birthday, also promoted her skincare line Iman Cosmetics. Iman tied the knot with singer David Bowie in 1992.

Two Minnesota lawmakers married to other people fined for 'making out' in park... but legislator says he was just 'picking up documents' from his female colleague

Tom Kelly, 51, and Tara Mack , 32, Republican legislators in Minnesota, were supposedly found in Lebanon Hills Regional Park kissing while Mack had her pants unzipped and pulled down.

'Hold on to hope, faint though it may be': Robin Williams's daughter Zelda posts moving message year after father's suicide

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The 26-year-old posted a beautiful picture on Instagram that she called 'Moonrise on the lake' on Saturday, with a heartfelt caption revealing how she has been dealing with her dad's loss.

Heartwarming moment police sergeant is secretly filmed buying homeless man a Chipotle after seeing him scavenging in a bin for food

'Thank you for leading by example': Police sergeant praised after images of him buying a

Sergeant B Hagarty, a 35-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, was spotted buying the homeless man lunch by passerby Rachel Mitchell who uploaded pictures of the incident to Facebook. Ms Mitchell said the homeless man was going through a bin outside when Sgt Hagarty knocked on the window and invited him in, before offering to pay for whatever he wanted. Ms Mitchell said the two men then shook hands before going their separate ways. The Chicago Police Department have since praised Hagarty, who is due to retire at the end of the year, thanking him for 'leading by example'.

'Sasquatch' found in Maine! Graffiti artist who had spray painted Bigfoot around small coastal town tracked down and charged

Police in the town of Kennebunk, Maine, charged Freeman Hatch, 36, with criminal mischief after more than a dozen pictures of Bigfoot appeared over the past year.

Suicidal man just released from jail shot by police as he 'refuses to put down his gun and points it at cops' 

An unnamed man was killed by Durham, North Carolina police on Saturday when he apparently became suicidal and entered into a standoff with law enforcement.

Woody's eye for leading ladies: Colourful director admits one of his greatest pleasures is 'looking at beautiful women' 

The director, known for his colourful private life, said the opportunity to work with actresses such as Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson (pictured) is one of the reasons he makes films.

Bastion on the brink: American Special Forces defend former British HQ as Taliban close in - and Afghan army pays the rebels not to attack 

Camp Bastion, the former British Army headquarters in Helmand, Afghanistan, is in such danger of being over-run by the Taliban that an American Special Forces team has been deployed to protect it.

EXCLUSIVE: 'I've been harassed': Ice Cube's son and Straight Outta Compton star O'Shea Jackson Jr opens up on being 'a young black male dealing with the law'

O'Shea Jackson Jr says he's been 'harassed' by the police like his father Ice Cube

He's an up and coming Hollywood star with one box office smash movie already under his belt. But Straight Outta Compton's O'Shea Jackson Jr, son of legendary N.W.A. hip hop artist Ice Cube, opened up to Daily Mail Australia on Friday about being a victim of police racial profiling. The 24-year-old actor, who plays his father in the hit film that chronicles the history of rap group N.W.A and shows scenes of gang violence and police harassment, said he has 'definitely' experienced racism, particularly when with his younger brother Darrel, 22.

Japan says it's finally safe for residents to go back to town evacuated after Fukushima nuclear disaster

Naraha's 7,400 residents can return to their homes for the first time since the nuclear meltdown, which was sparked by a massive earthquake and tsunami.

Blaze that heavily damaged a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington state WAS arson

A Friday morning blaze that heavily damaged a Planned Parenthood clinic in Pullman, Washington was arson, according to fire investigators.

A stubble first for university academic who will spend three years studying the history of beards

A man with long beard, hat and lumberjack shirt. 

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Dr Alun Withey, an expert in medical history from the University of Exeter, will look at facial hair between 1700 and 1918 and its relationship with masculinity and health.

The new cure for liver disease caused by alcohol abuse and obesity...a simple charcoal pill

A team at the Liver Failure Group at University College London and the Royal Free Hospital in North London have invented a substance that soaks up deadly toxins released in liver disease.

Fancy a cut-price private island? Six-acre mass of rock with stunning views of San Francisco skyline could be yours for only $5million after desperate owner slashed the cost by $17MILLION

Red Rock Island in San Francisco Bay could be yours for $5m

It offers stunning views of the San Francisco skyline, great fishing opportunities and a guarantee of privacy. And it could be yours for a heavily-discounted price. These photos show Red Rock Island (main and inset) - San Francisco Bay's only privately-held island, which is now on sale for $5million. The six-acre mass of rock and minerals was originally listed for $22million in 2012 - but has since had its price slashed by its desperate owner. The new, discounted cost includes the rights to the island's rock, sand, vegetation and minerals.

Teenager paraded down the street in a full burqa and handcuffs after Spanish police arrested her for 'recruiting other women to fight for ISIS in Syria' 

The 18-year-old Moroccan, clad in a full-length Islamic robe and veil, was led down the crowded road in Gandia, near Valencia, after being detained by counter-terror police.

Desperate bid to save 75-foot blue whale entangled in a fishing line off California coast

The whale was first seen in the afternoon by a cruise ship 5 miles (8 km) off the coast of the upscale seaside community of Rancho Palos Verde, according to a NOAA spokesman.

Two killed and five injured after a Las Vegas bus caught fire when a suspected drunk driver ran a red light and smashed into it 

Two people died and five others were injured after a fire tore through a minibus following a collision with a BMW in Las Vegas on Saturday morning, authorities say.

Contract which launched The Beatles' career and signed by all of the Fab Four in 1962 expected to sell for $700,000 at auction 

The document - the only contract signed by 'Fab Four line-up (pictured with Epstein) - was signed on October 1, 1962, just days before the release of The Beatles' first single, Love Me Do.

Meet Baddie Winkle - the great-grandmother, 87, who refuses to grow up and has won a legion of Instagram fans including Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and Nicole Richie

Baddie Winkle who has Instagram fans including Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and Nicole Richie

Baddie Winkle is arguably one of the most famous octogenarians in the United States after becoming an internet sensation thanks to captivating social media accounts. Now, Baddie - born Helen Ruth Van Winkle - has shared how a devastating loss inspired her to reinvent herself and connect with her family in a collaborative fun way. In the bottom right photo, she is pictured with Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards last week.

Man, 22, accused of using key to carve his name into the wall inside the Alamo and doing $250,000 worth of damage to site

A guide at the historical site said she saw Julio Perez using a car key to scratch into the wall and when she called out to him and told him to stop, he fled, leaving a carving reading 'Julio' on the wall on Thursday.

How 'dynamite patches' blow away hot flushes...which could offer an alternative to hormone-replacement therapy 

Patches laced with the dynamite ingredient nitroglycerine are being used to treat menopausal hot flushes, offering a possible alternative to hormone-replacement therapy.

British businessman, 50, shot dead on Caribbean island near the supermarket which he owned 

David Mondesir, 50, who went to school in Enfield, north London, was found sprawled in a pool of blood after being gunned down on the island of St Lucia, where he had lived for the past five years.

Is it a mirage? No, it really IS a spaceship home sat atop a volcano in the middle of the Mojave desert - and it could be yours for just $650,000

Huell Howser's Volcano House is on sale for $650,000

Huell Howser's iconic Volcano House was built on a cinder cone and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The 2,206 sq ft residence also has a separate apartment at the base of the volcano as well as a man-made lake. The Volcano House offers stunning 360 degree views of the desert with a wrap around observation deck and glass doors. Howser, the longtime host of California's Gold, bought the house just minutes after seeing it in 2003, and later gifted it to Chapman University.

C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels laments the overuse of 'clever but pointless' CGI in the Star Wars prequels

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 30:  Actor Anthony Daniels at "Star Wars" and the Power of Costume opening exhibit at EMP Museum at Seattle Center on January 30, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images)

The 69-year-old star - who has portrayed C-3PO in the franchise - discussed the oft-mocked later films ahead of his return in the upcoming The Force Awakens.

Is science becoming too hard even for scientists? Experts worry academic papers are now so unintelligible that NO ONE can read them 

University students will be pleased to learn that new research suggests many academic papers are now written in such complicated prose that hardly anyone can understand them.

What a good sport! Michigan fan gives Utah waitress working two jobs a whopping $3,000 tip - despite his team's loss

Breanne Snow, a waitress at the Bourbon House, in Salt Lake City, Utah, got the huge tip after she served a table of 15 people whose food bill came to $150 and drinks cost $505.

Would you eat FISH ice cream? The world's oddest puddings revealed (but don't worry, they're not all as bad as Japan's frozen seafood dessert)

From Australia's glow-in-the-dark dessert to the Philippines's cheesy sorbet, some of the oddest frozen puddings in the world are revealed. And not all of them sound like a treat for the taste buds.

MBA student who hoped to raise $20,000 for his 'Swiss Army Knife' travel jacket raises $9.19 million - making it Kickstarter's most funded clothing project ever

MBA student Hiral Sanghavi raises $9.19m for his 'Swiss Army Knife' travel jacket

Hiral Sanghavi, 29, center, used the popular Kickstarter website to fund his BauBax travel jacket after it got a lot of publicity. It has quickly become the site's most funded clothing project with nearly 45,000 backers and he will will soon start selling four different styles of the jacket.

Italy's most alluring lake: Stunning Maggiore is brilliant for breathtaking scenery and culture (but don't mind the bells that sound as a daily wake-up)

Nothing can prepare you for your first glimpse of Lake Maggiore in Italy: a vast bowl of blue water ringed with rolling mountains, which can be reached by a drive through France and Switzerland.

Construction workers write touching message on beam outside hospital window of two-year-old leukemia patient

Two construction workers for a building next door to St. Louis Children's Hospital spray-painted a beam with the words 'Get Well Soon' for young Vivian Keith.



Paraplegic woman who strapped herself to her friend's son with duct-tape so they could surf together dies aged 52

Pascale Honore who surfs duct-taped to a friend has died aged 52

Pascale Honore (left), the wheelchair-bound woman who inspired the world two years ago after surfing while duct-taped to her friend's back has died. The Adelaide woman, born in Paris, died aged 52 over the weekend from health complications after suffering T4 spinal cord injuries in a car crash 20 years ago.

Mother nature and her wild child: Arizona woman, 25, climbs mountains across America with her little daughter on her back

Morgan Brechler treks across the US with her daughter on her back

Morgan Brechler, 25, from Phoenix, Arizona, has conquered some of America's most famous national parks with her daughter Hadlie since she was just a few months old. As well as exploring Joshua Tree in California and the Grand Canyon in Arizona, the adventurous duo have also hiked around Mexico and Hawaii. The 25-year-old treks through mountainous terrain with Hadlie on her back, before rock climbing together with ropes and harnesses. The beautiful brunette and her adorable daughter have more than 11,000 followers on Instagram, where their weekend adventures are documented in a series of stunning images.


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Call of the wild: Playing hide and seek with leopards, sky safaris and fine dining in the foothills of Kilimanjaro at three luxury Kenyan camps

Inside Kenya's luxury Kilimanjaro camps

Chasing Kenya's big five animals from the comfort of three luxury safari camps at Tortilis in the salt plains of Amboseli National Park; the arid desert wildlife gem of Elsa's Kopje, in Meru National Park; and at Sand River Mara, in the fertile savannah of the Masai Mara.

The most spectacular sceneries in Britain that have inspired generations of poets and authors (including JK Rowling)

After decades of travel, Mail on Sunday Travel Editor Frank Barrett found the perfect place to write a book about... Britain. And he's not alone, with many like JK Rowling being inspired by the scenery.

Forget crowded hotels! The best way to experience the beauty of France is in a 'beast' RV (if you can deal with the mosquitoes)

In a bid to relive her childhood camping breaks, Jennifer Cox took to the road in a rented RV. The six-berth vehicle featured a shower room and toilet, a fridge-freezer, sink and gas hob.

A thousand miles of coastline, vibrant souks and one of the largest canyons in the world: Why Oman is the Middle East's best-kept secret

The beachside Al Waha hotel in Oman, a 45-minute drive from the capital Muscat, boasts 22 dining options for guests. Visitors can also take advantage of the hotel's half-mile lazy river.

No squabbling over sun loungers here: The top ten secluded private islands around the world

A little-known Australian getaway is among ten sought-after private island holiday spots - usually rented by the rich and famous but also offered to the public. One is a mere $201 a night.

Incredible story of how a group of protective pooches saved a colony of tiny penguins hunted by foxes and on the brink of extinction

Meet the dogs that helped save a colony of Fairy penguins on Middle Island

The efforts of a penguin-protecting pooch and her successors have helped save a colony of threatened penguins grow from four to almost 200. Oddball, a highly territorial Italian sheepdog, helped guard a population of Fairy Penguins on Middle Island, near Warrnambool on Victoria's south-west coast, from foxes that would swim to the island to prey on them.