'Our baby was swapped at birth': DNA test reveals Texas couple's son was switched for darker-skinned baby hours after his wife gave birth in El Salvador hospital - then 'sold by people traffickers'

Richard Cushworth’s son swapped in El Salvador hospital amid fears staff sold him

Richard Cushworth and his wife Mercedes Casanellas welcomed a son at a hospital in San Salvador in May this year, but say they immediately noticed that something was wrong. The couple, who live in Dallas, Texas, (pictured right with the 'swapped' child and left, Ms Casanellas with their biological child) has since had a DNA test and found that the child handed to them by hospital staff is not related to either of them. The couple now fear their light-skinned baby was snatched deliberately by staff at the exclusive Ginecologico private hospital in the country's capital San Salvador to sell to child traffickers.

American diplomat who kept her African housekeeper in 'depraved sexual slavery and forced her to work an 80 hour week for just $1 an hour settles out of court for a seven-figure sum'

Linda Howard who fled to Australia after being accused of keeping maid as a sex slave pays

Linda Howard (inset) and her husband Russell were ordered to pay $3.3 million in damages after the maid claimed she was repeatedly raped by Mr Howard at the embassy in Tokyo (pictured). The unidentified housekeeper said his wife was complicit in the abuse and forced her to work 80 hours or more a week as a domestic servant at the U.S. embassy compound in Tokyo. US judge Liam O'Grady ordered the damages after finding the couple liable of trafficking, sexual and forced labor.

ANOTHER police officer is shot: Las Vegas cop is wounded after gunman stages 'ambush-style' attack on his patrol car

The suspect approached the two cops inside the vehicle after they responded to a disturbance at a 99 cents store shortly after 12pm on Sunday.

'I'm heartbroken at the disruption to the lives of my staff': Lion killer dentist breaks his silence as he denies Cecil took an excruciating 40 hours to die and reveals he will be back to work on Tuesday


Walter Palmer, who went into hiding for weeks after shooting dead the beloved African creature, said he will return to work within days - as he spoke out to insist Cecil did not lie dying for 40 hours.

Outrage as comedian Damon Wayans calls the women who accused Bill Cosby of drugging and raping them 'b**ches' who were 'unrapeable' 

Wayans, 55, made his outlandish comments on Power 105.1 FM's The Breakfast Club, adding:
'I don't believe that he was raping. I think he was in relationships with all of them.'

Kim Davis files an appeal against judge's decision to jail her but offers no argument as to why should be released

A Kentucky county clerk has appealed a judge's decision to put her in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Kim Davis' attorneys filed the appeal on Sunday.

American teacher, 27, is 'battered to death in a hammer attack and thrown in a river in Nepal' while helping people to rebuild after the deadly earthquake 

Nepalese police search for body of American teacher, 27, who was 'battered to death in a

Dahlia Yehia, from Kalamazoo, Michigan, has been missing since travelling to the city of Pokhara last month to help people who were injured or lost their homes following last April's earthquake. A local man, named by police as Narayan Prasad Paudel, has allegedly admitted battering Miss Yehia to death with a hammer and a lathi - a metal-clad baton - as she slept in his house in Dhital village, near Pokhara. Miss Yehia, who was an art teacher in Austin, Texas, at the time, was staying in a rented room in Paudel's home when she was savagely attacked, said senior local officer Govinda Adhikari. 'He confessed that he killed her and then threw her body into a river,' the officer told the Himalayan Times. 'Unfortunately, we have not found her body yet. 'We are also trying to find out the motive for the killing.' Mr Adhikari said the suspect had thrown Miss Yehia's body into the Seti River from the KI Singh Bridge.

Hillary Clinton promises to take on Donald Trump over his immigration policy as she returns to Iowa amid slumping polls

Campaigning in Iowa, Hillary Rodham Clinton said she is ready to take on Republican opposition and will press for specifics on immigration proposals by front-runner Donald Trump.

Meet Donald Grump: Sesame Street creates a Trump puppet parody who makes fun of the poor and is the 'grouchiest' garbage mogul who has 'more trash than any of you'

In the clip from the 2005 PBS cartoon, which has been posted on YouTube , he is portrayed as a greedy businessmen who boasts about his collection of sneakers with holes in them.

President Obama observes Labor Day with a new executive order giving federal employees paid sick leave

Under the executive order, employees working on federal contracts gain the right to a minimum of one hour of paid leave for every 30 hours they work.

Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig announces he will run for president after his crowdfunding experiment hits $1million

Democrat Lawrence Lessig had vowed to resign from Harvard and enter the nomination race if he raised $1m by Labor Day. He has now hit that target - and will focus on campaign finance reform.

A psychedelic send-off for 'the godfather of LSD': Susan Sarandon lays Timothy Leary's ashes to rest in a 'church' at Burning Man

Susan Sarandon takes ashes of Timothy Leary to Burning Man festival

Susan Sarandon, 67, led a belated funeral procession for her dear friend, the 'godfather of LSD' Timothy Leary (bottom right), at Burning Man on Saturday, 19 years after he died. Clutching his ashes on the march into a makeshift church (top right), the actress - who was wearing a bridal gown (left) - said she decided to lay Leary to rest at the festival surrounded by revelers who had taken the psychedelic drug to honor his memory. 'I think he'd be so happy,' Sarandon said of Leary, who died and was cremated in 1996. 'I think he would have loved the chaos. He would have loved it. And all these people honoring him with LSD.'

LAPD investigating 'assassination' death threats against Scientology leader after he received series of threatening phone calls

The controversial leader of the Church of Scientology, David Miscavige, has alleged that someone has threatened to kill him after receiving a number of threatening telephone calls.

Canadian political candidate secretly caught on camera URINATING into a coffee cup whilst working as a repairman

A Conservative candidate running in the Canadian elections has been left embarrassed after footage emerged of him urinating into a coffee cup. Jerry Bance was working as an appliance repairman.

Police investigating tragic death of 11-month-old boy after his grandparents accidentally left him in a hot car for two hours

The death of a northwest Georgia infant is under investigation after he was apparently left in a hot car by his grandparents for about two hours on Saturday.

Season's seventh tropical storm, Grace, heading west from the eastern Atlantic

Tropical Storm Grace, was seen with increasing signs of organizing itself into a spinning system on Sunday in the eastern Atlantic and was expected to reach the Caribbean at the end of the week.

Amy Winehouse through her family's eyes: Tragic singer's relatives reveal intimate photos and never-before-seen memorabilia

Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait reveals unseen photographs of late singer

Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait was curated by the Jewish Museum of London with the help of Amy's brother. It features unseen photographs, backstage passes Amy collected as she began to perform, her favorite outfits, and a beloved vinyl and CD collection that includes both expected soul and jazz greats but also a Mickey Mouse Club album and a mixtape she made when she was 13-years-old. The exhibit is currently at the San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Serena Williams sets up quarter-final clash with sister Venus after cruising past Madison Keys in US Open fourth-round  

The next installment of Serena Williams' quest to complete the calendar Grand Slam could be the most dramatic or awkward yet - a quarter-final against her sister Venus.

Mom-to-be! ABC News correspondent Sara Haines tells GMA viewers she's expecting a baby boy with husband Max Shifrin

paulafarisOur boo is having a boy! The @GMA family loves you @sarahaines ! You and Max will be the most amazing parents. xoxox

ABC News correspondent Sara Haines is expecting her first child. The 37-year-old revealed her big news on Good Morning America on Sunday morning.

Kansas State officials apologize after their marching band caused offense when it accidentally forms sexually explicit image

Kansas State apologizes after the marching band formed male genitalia

Kansas State's marching band has apologized for performing a surprisingly explicit half-time formation. Director Frank Tracz insists the troupe had been trained to depict a Jayhawk, their main rival's mascot, in battle with a spaceship. However, the ship bore an uncanny resemblance to male genitalia - and as it 'attacked' it looked like it was entering the Jayhawk's mouth.

Police find the head of a toddler close to the lagoon where they discovered a foot and hands belonging to the child

The dismembered body parts have been found near Garfield Park in Chicago's West Side. Detectives are now trying to find more clues about the youngster's identity.

New Nazi treasure hunt: Now Russian 'expert' claims to have found lost lorries loaded with gold from bank emptied by Soviet forces during World War II to stop German looting

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The unnamed 'expert' says he has found the location of lorries from the Bank of Smolensk, which had been emptied by Soviet forces in order to prevent the Nazis from getting their hands on its riches.

Ex-Mayor Rudy Giuliani says Bill de Blasio's 'progressive' view on homelessness is sending New York City back to the Dark Ages of Western civilization 

The 71-year-old said in an op-ed piece that current Mayor Bill de Blasio's view that people have a right to live on the streets is sending New York City back to the Dark Ages of Western civilization.

WhatsApp hits 900 million users: Messaging app DOUBLES its downloads since being bought by Facebook last year

The milestone was announced by WhatsApp's co-founder Jan Koum on Facebook. The app has added an extra 100 million users since April this year.

'My sons are trying to kill me': Mother's desperate 911 call as 'murderous' children attacked her and their father before trying to torch Atlanta mansion

Atlanta brothers Christopher and Cameron Ervin accused of trying to kill Gwinnett County

The incident happened in Snellville in Gwinnett County, Atlanta, before 8am and it could have been much worse if Yvonne Ervin hadn't called 911 about her sons while Zachary Ervin (inset together right) was distracting them. Georgia police arrived and took 22-year-old Christopher Ervin (top left) and 17-year-old Cameron Ervin (bottom left) into custody and later charged them with two counts each of aggravated assault and first-degree arson. The gas line at the home had been tampered with but the suspects did not manage to start a fire. Gwinnett County police spokesman Sgt Rich Long said: 'Had she not been able to make that 911 call it's very uncertain what would have happened.'

Times Square painted lady who was arrested for 'offering drugs and oral sex to undercover cop' claims she was set up by the officers

September 3, 2015 - New York, NY USA:   A woman named Destiny Romero  was busted for soliciting an undercover cop in Times Square.  A man was also arrested for selling drugs to an undercover cop.  7th Precinct, NY, NY. (Gregory P. Mango/Polaris)

Destiny Romero, 20, was arrested at midnight on Wednesday after allegedly offering the male detective $200 worth of drugs and a sex act, also for $200, on Times Square. She said the allegations were 'false'.

Number of drug-addicted babies born in the US has QUADRUPLED in just one decade amid 'heroin epidemic'

Every 25 minutes, a newborn arrives suffering from extreme withdrawal symptoms from the drugs their mothers continued using throughout pregnancy.

The return of slave-branding: Modern-day sex traffickers bringing back vile practice as girls tell how they are forced to get a tattoo of their pimp's name or insignia to mark them out as 'property' 

Modern-day sex traffickers are branding their victims with tattoos

Just below her collar bone, beneath a necklace, 17-year-old Adriana has a name delicately tattooed in swirly handwriting (top right). It is the name of her owner. At the age of just 14, she - like so many of America's approximately 800,000 sex slaves today - was branded by a man named Cream who promised her everything in exchange for 'doing some work'. Beyond the physical abuse and emotional torment, this permanent scar acts as a daily reminder for hundreds of thousands of women of violence, fear and oppression at the hands of tyrannical pimps.

How to stop worries sabotaging your sleep:Top sleep doctor on blissfully easy ways to stop stress giving you insomnia

Henry Deedes has been struggling with sleeplessness for eight months, so he's relieved when Dr Guy Meadows, a sleep physiologist, gives him advice on how to deal with insomnia.

Want glowing skin? Grab the tomato ketchup! The humble condiment has many surprising uses - including cleaning saucepans and conditioning hair

After Sarah Vine revealed that ketchup can fix sun-bleached hair she ignited a storm of interest. Tessa Cunningham explores ketchup's many surprising uses - from cleaning rust to face masks.

Nazi gold train claims are called into doubt as experts say they are 'probably a hoax' and brand radar image a 'cheap animation' 

German Andreas Richter and Pole Piotr Koper (pictured) claim to have underground radar shots of the train, which was said to have been buried near the town of Walbrzych in Poland, in 1945.

Ben Kuroki, the only Japanese American to fly over Japan during World War II, dies at 98

Kuroki, the son of Japanese immigrants who was raised in Hershey, Nebraska, died at his home in Camarillo, California while under hospice care.

You've been slicing your watermelon all WRONG: Vlogger reveals how to skin the fruit in four simple steps... but it's not quite as it seems

Mark Rober reveals a simple trick to skin a watermelon

YouTube star Mark Rober has revealed a clever way to skin a watermelon. The four-minute clip on his channel Creativity, Science, Design has received more than 18,000 views. However, the video demonstrates that you actually need two watermelons, using one for the flesh and the second purely as an outer casing.

New e-cigarette warning: Teenagers are now using the devices to vape cannabis oil - which is 'more potent than smoking pot'

Scientists at Oberlin College in Ohio found students who use e-cigarettes are twice as likely to use the devices to vape hash oil - which is stronger than regular marujuana that is smoked.

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.

'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

Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (inset) says he didn't set out to vilify Jobs in The Man in The Machine but the film paints an unflattering portrait of a ruthless figure fueled by ego and ambition.

Inside the newly-renovated St Patrick's Cathedral where the $175m has been spent over three years in preparation for the Pope's New York visit

The huge undertaking was announced on St. Patrick's Day 2012 and is the most extensive restoration work the 330ft US landmark, which held its first Mass in 1879, has seen since the 1940s.

Supermodel fighting for her life in an Italian hospital after horror jet surf accident leaves her in a coma

Yfke Sturm fighting for her life after jet surf accident leaves her in a coma

Yfke Sturm -suffered a fractured skull, severe spinal injuries and remains in a coma as doctors at a specialist hospital in the southern city of Naples continue to treat her. The 33-year-old has walked the catwalk for huge international brands such as Victoria Secret, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Dior, Saint Laurent, Chanel and Valentino, and has appeared on a number of Dutch television shows, including hosting Holland's Next Top Model. She also became a mother to son named Alexander just last month.

How Peter O'Toole smuggled a naked Liz Taylor into his bed: New biography lays bare the actor's escapades with some of Hollywood's most formidable figures 

How Peter O'Toole smuggled a naked Liz Taylor into his bed

In our second uproarious extract from a new biography of Peter O'Toole we reveal how he the notorious drinker and womansier turned prankster when he starred alongside Richard Burton. O'Toole and Burton met on the set of the 1964 film, Becket. They enjoyed alcohol fuelled lunches and the Lawrence of Arabia star even convinced Elizabeth Taylor (above, right) to strip off. Eight years later the trio starred together Under Milk Wood (above, left). Audrey Hepburn and Richard Harris were among the Hollywood elite, who were also swept up in his wild escapades.

Jenna Jameson's ex-husband Jay Grdina's son 'rejected from top Christian school due to family's lines of business'

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 28:  Entrepreneur Jay Grdina (L) arrives at the X-Games kickoff extravaganza party at The SupperClub Los Angeles on July 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

NEW TMZ reports Jay 'was sent a last-minute rejection' by Scottsdale Christian Academy in Phoenix, Arizona, after five-year-old Jayden passed the application process.

Popular stop-smoking pill 'does NOT raise the risk of heart attack or suicide'

NEW The controversial drug Chantix, known generically as varenicline, should be more widely prescribed in light of the findings, say University of Edinburgh and Dusseldorf researchers.

How Prince George will look aged 60! App allows parents to predict their children's faces in later life... but would YOU want to know?

The software - which could become an app available to the public - can reveal what children will look like when they're older. It was developed by professor Hassan Ugail from Bradford University.

Up close and personal with the gang members of El Salvador: Inside the prison that is so dangerous even the guards won't go in

Inside Penas Ciudad Barrios prison that is so dangerous even guards will not go in

In Penas Ciudad Barrios, a maximum security prison in the El Salvadorian capital of San Salvador exclusively housing prisoners who are members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang, inmates control their own miniature society. British photographer Adam Hinton, was granted access to the squalid gangland prison, originally built to house some 800 inmates, but now home to around 2,500 Mara Salvatrucha members,

Desperate migrants break down in tears as Austria withdraws emergency measures and brings back border controls after 12,000 refugees enter the country over weekend

Austria brings back border checks to stop migrants entering Europe 

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann announced last night that the country will end the emergency measures which allowed tens of thousands of migrants stranded in Hungary into Austria and Germany since Saturday. Following the announcement desperate migrants en route to Austria and Germany on board buses and trains which were suddenly stopped broke down in tears. Some were spotted waving makeshift signs pleading for help after Hungarian police stopped their train before it could reach the Austrian border in Bicske.

Selfies on the shore: Refugees in lifejackets celebrate on the beach after reaching Greek island where thousands are waiting to enter Europe

The group of young men posed for a selfie on Eftalou beach in Lesbos after reaching the Greek island in a packed rubber boat with fellow migrants on Sunday evening.

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.

Critics push US to help European countries by taking in more refugees fleeing Syria

Though the International Rescue Committee said the United States has committed to taking up to 8,000 refugees by the end of 2016, the organization is calling for the country to do more.

Dick Cheney says the European refugee crisis is a 'direct consequence' of President Obama's failed foreign policy 

Former Vice President Dick Cheney blamed President Obama for the European refugee crisis on Sunday. Cheney said that the crisis is 'a direct consequence' of Obama's failed foreign policy.

EXCLUSIVE - 'They said grab the head, pull it back and cut from the neck': Boy, 14, who featured in ISIS propaganda video reveals how he was taught how to kill and to hate at 'Cubs of Caliphate' terror camp

Boy in ISIS propaganda video reveals how he was taught how to kill

EXCLUSIVE: Yazidi teenager Raghab Ahmed (pictured top right) has told how he was forced to feature in an ISIS propaganda video (main) at a training camp where boys as young as five were trained to become killers. The video, filmed in ISIS's de-facto capital of Raqqa in Syria, showed Raghab and other 'Cubs of the Caliphate' performing military exercises with loaded assault rifles. His family managed to escape with the help of a people smuggler, and Raghab has shared photos of jihadists (bottom right) he smuggled out of Syria on a memory stick with MailOnline.

France prepares for airstrikes against ISIS as it begins reconnaissance missions on terror targets in Syria

With several ISIS-connected terror attacks in France this year alone, Hollande (right) said the surveillance flights are intended to gather information on potential security threats.

How hundreds of Muslim migrants are converting to Christianity to boost their chances of winning asylum in Germany

Pastor Gottfried Martens lights a candle during a service to baptize people from Iran, in the Trinity Church in Berlin, Aug. 30, 2015. Third right is Iranian asylum-seeker Mohammed Ali Zanoobi. He is one of hundreds of mostly Iranian and Afghan asylum seekers who have converted to Christianity at the evangelical Trinity Church in the leafy Berlin neighborhood. Most say true belief prompted their embrace of Christianity, but thereís no overlooking the fact that the decision will also greatly boost their chances of winning asylum by allowing them to claim they would face persecution if sent home. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Hundreds of mostly Iranian and Afghan asylum seekers have converted to Christianity at the evangelical Trinity Church in a leafy Berlin neighbourhood.


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'Shame doesn't matter right now': Couple reveal daughter's heroin overdose in obituary in hopes of preventing 'agony' for others

Alison Shuemake's parents calls out daughter's heroin overdose in obituary

Alison Shuemake (top left and bottom left as a young girl) and her boyfriend, 31-year-old Luther Combs, were found dead on August 26 in their shared apartment. Shuemake's parents wrote in her obituary that she died of a heroin overdose. Her boyfriend's parents cited the same cause of death in Combs's obituary. Fred and Dorothy McIntosh Shuemake (right) aren't the first grieving American parents to cite heroin in an obituary, as such deaths nearly quadrupled nationally over a decade. But it's rare, even in a southwest Ohio community headed toward another record year in heroin-related deaths.

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

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.

Cure for alcoholism now one step closer: Scientists pinpoint specific cells in the brain that make drinkers crave more booze

Scientists at Texas A&M; College of Medicine have identified the specific dopamine receptors in the brain that influence a person's desire to drink more alcohol, paving the way for new drug treatments.

That's one heck of a flat pack: Construction workers get started on America's largest IKEA - a staggering 456,000 sq ft

The new store in Burbank, California, will be about the size of eight football fields and include 50 'inspirational' room settings, as well as three model home interiors and a 600-seater restaurant.

Detroit carjacker approaches Ford with a gun in each hand and robs two men before telling terrified black witness: 'You good, I only rob white people'

Brandon Lamar Williams, 24, is now facing more than 25 years behind bars charged with felony carjacking and weapons offences after allegedly holding two people up on Tuesday in Detroit.

Son of former 49ers' CEO, 26, is killed in late-night boat crash that injured three others including his girlfriend

San Francisco 49ers' former CEO's son Michael Harris killed in boat crash

The son of a former CEO of the 49ers has died in a tragic boating collision off Santa Catalina Island in Southern California early Sunday morning. Michael Harris, the son of Peter Harris, was killed when a dinghy that he was riding in with four others ran into another boat near Descanso Bay. In the above right photo, Michael Harris (center) is photographed with his parents, Peter Harris (left) and his mother, Jan Johnston Harris (right). In the above left photo, Michael Harris (left) is pictured with his girlfriend, Kelly Wells (right).

What was he thinking? Airport evacuated after teenager tries to take alarm clock designed to look like a BOMB on a plane

A teenager has been charged with mischief for packing a bomb-shaped alarm clock in his carry-on.
Peel Police said that at around 4:50 p.m. Saturday, the 15-year-old, who was en route to Vancouver, was pulled aside after a screening officer noticed the object in his luggage.

The 15-year-old was travelling out of Toronto Pearson International Airport in Canada, flying on to Vancouver when he was stopped by security officials.

Girl, 11, who suffered severe head injuries in Spain's worst rally disaster dies in hospital - taking the death toll to seven

At least 3 dead in Carral Spain, after a rally car crashes into crowd. 
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The youngster, named locally as Uxia, had been in a critical condition with severe head injuries since the Saturday's crash in the small town of Carral, in Galicia, in the north west of the country.

Archaeologists discover 2,800-year-old 'burial jars' in Turkey... but what gruesome find lies inside?

Turkish archaeologists find Kingdom of Uratu  pithos tombs during excavation

Historians believe they have uncovered a series of burial chambers in Turkey dating back to the Kingdom of Uratu, which ruled the country from the mid-ninth century until its defeat by the Medes. Archaeologist are now carrying out the painstaking task of unearthing the pithos chambers, which are like large ceramic jars (above main). They have been discovered in the town of Vans (inset), which was the capital of the ancient kingdom.

Smartphone firms are developing 'safe screens' which emit less of the blue light it is feared prevents people sleeping 

Scientists say the blue light emitted by electronic devices could lead to interrupted sleep or even harm our eyes.The screens were exhibited at a consumer electronics show in Berlin this week.

Is El Chapo back in Mexico? World's most-wanted drug lord seen 'escaping from hospital after car crash' just days after that Costa Rica picture emerged

El Chapo was allegedly in Tabasco, Mexico, on Wednesday, where witnesses say he was taken to a hospital after a car crash, but escaped before federal officers arrived.

Indianapolis Zoo put into 'code red' lockdown after a cheetah escaped from its exhibit area

About 9.40 local time on Sunday, a four-year-old male cheetah named Pounce jumped into a fenced grassy area next to its primary exhibit at the Indianapolis Zoo.

'I can be your fern-tasy': Man spends hours on a wilderness hike annoying his girlfriend with cheesy nature puns 

A woman identified only as Evie from New Zealand was subjected to dozens of nature puns by her unnamed boyfriend when the pair went hiking in the Waitakere Ranges in the Auckland region.

'My crib is almost finished in AFRICA!' 50 Cent reveals palatial new overseas home... as he struggles to unload Connecticut mansion after bankruptcy filing

50 Cent shows off his new home in Africa amidst bankruptcy

50 Cent may be embroiled in lawsuits and bankruptcy in the United States, but the same might not apply overseas. The 40-year-old rapper revealed on Saturday that he was building a new house somewhere in Africa, posting a video of the palatial abode to Instagram. Meanwhile, 50 Cent has been trying to unload a multi-million dollar estate in Connecticut while countering $24 million in lawsuits with a bankruptcy filing.

Sherlock actress's horror after fanatic posts threats and pictures of weapons online claiming Benedict Cumberbatch's co-stars are 'giving him a bad name' 

Sherlock star Amanda Abbington and her partner Martin Freeman, who also appears in the successful show, contacted police after the fan posted pictures of a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire.

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

Sergeant B Hagarty, a 35-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, was spotted buying the homeless man lunch by a passerby who uploaded pictures of the incident to Facebook.

The women who stare at the SUN to lose weight: Worrying new 'health' fad convinces Chinese women that sunlight can replace food

Women in Hong Kong are staring at the sun in the hope that its energy will replace the need for food. They also believe the practice improves their vision and sleep quality.

A popular high school football coach was fired after making a rap music video that appears to show him selling drugs out of an ice cream truck 

A well-liked football coach at a high school in Southern California was fired after a rap video that he made was brought to the attention of school officials.

The show must go on... and on... and on: Determined Korean pop group Gfriend repeatedly face plant on a wet stage

Gfriend repeatedly fall on wet stage while dancing to Me Gustas Tu

The girls from South Korean pop group Gfriend (pictured) have been filmed falling over repeatedly on a wet stage during a performance last week in Seoul, South Korea. Despite different girls in the five member group suffering horrendous falls at different times during the act, they happily jump back to their feet and fall into line and continue as if nothing has happened.

New blood test which works out your 'biological age' reveals if you are growing old too fast and could help treat dementia

The test works out a patient's 'biological age' compared to their actual age - and could be used to reveal if they are at future risk of dementia, according to experts at Kings College London.

Statins warning: Healthy patients using the drugs are more likely to suffer side-effects than gain health benefits, say doctors

Doctors say most healthy people should be advised to exercise more and improve their diet rather than being offered the cholesterol-busting drugs to reduce their risk of heart attack or stroke.

Coalition forces have carried out 21 air strikes on ISIS in Iraq and Syria this weekend 

The greatest concentration of attacks came near Fallujah, Iraq, where staging areas, a building and a bunker were hit in five air strikes.

Two Texas high school football players suspended as 'extremely disturbing' video shows them HIT a referee from behind before diving on top of him

John Jay High School football players tackle a referee in Marble Falls game

Two defensive backs from John Jay High School have been suspended after tackling the referee during a game against Marble Falls in Texas after apparently becoming unhappy with his calls. The tackle took place in the final minute of the game as Marble Falls looked to hold possession and their 15-9 lead. Two Jays players had previously been sent from the field on two separate plays, apparently angering the defensive backs. Footage of the incident, which has been described as 'extremely disturbing', shows the pair running five yards into the official, who is facing the other way, before one barges him over (left and center, referee circled). The second then dives into him helmet-first as he lays on the floor (right).

Seven-year-old boy is shot and killed in front yard and three others are injured during birthday 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.

Texas bible belt cop plasters huge 'In God We Trust' decal across patrol vehicles in response to recent spate of violence against police

The police department, located in Childress, an agricultural community of some 6,100 people at the southern edge of the Texas Panhandle is in the heart of the Bible belt.

Woman urinating between subway cars dies at Grand Central

The woman lost her footing and slipped on the trackbed as the soundbound 4 train was leaving the station, police said. She was declared dead at the scene around 2am on Sunday.

I've found a man who suits me but he keeps comparing me to past girlfriends - what should I do? Rowan Pelling gives advice

A stock photo of angry woman holding pillow besides a sleeping man in bed.

Question: I've started dating again in my 50s after my long-term relationship failed and have been seeing a man who suits me well, except for his comparing me to his exes.

'Have you thought about losing weight?' Chinese dating show famed for contestants' brutally honest (and hysterical) questions

Chinese dating show If You Are The One invites Australian singles to apply

The most viewed dating show in China is calling upon Australia to join the ranks of single, mandarin speaking contestants in collaboration with Australia's Special Broadcasting Service. 'If You Are The One,' hosted by Meng Fei has asked the Australian public to sign up for the show if they're 'terrified to die alone,' 'worry no one will love them...ever' or 'sick of cooking for one' in a two part special to be filmed in both Australia and Nanjing, China.

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.

Shark victim says great white 'shook its head and eyeballed him' as it crushed his ankle in its jaws

Black Head Beach shark attack survivor David Quinlivan

Retired firefighter David Quinlivan, 65, (pictured) feared he would bleed to death after he was knocked off his surf ski and bitten by the shark in Australia, four hours north of Sydney. His best friend Gary Jones said the champion surf lifesaver from Newcastle revealed how he saw a 'silver flash' before the shark bit his left ankle and started violently shaking its head. A woman heroically ran into the water to rescue Mr Quinlivan, pictured (right) is blood spattered on his surf ski. After he made it back to safety on dry land, Mr Quinlivan was airlifted to the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle for emergency surgery.

School girl, 12, takes on TripAdvisor with a new travel review website aimed at children - claiming 'if the kids aren't having a good time, then our parents aren't either'

High school student Bella Tipping identified a distinct, child-sized gap in the travel market and seized the opportunity to create a travel review website specifically for kids.

Christian movie War Room kicks Straight Outta Compton to the curb as it tops US box office over long holiday weekend


The film, which was panned by critics, gained traction in its second week of release and pulled in enough people to move from runner-up to number one.

French secret service diver who sank Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior in New Zealand says sorry...after 30 years

Jean-Luc Kister said he believed now was the right time to say sorry to the family of photographer Fernando Pereira, who was killed in the explosion, to Greenpeace and New Zealand.

More than 20 firefighters rescue three-year-old Orange County boy from pool filter

An unidentified boy in Orange County, California, had slid into the 'strainer mechanism' and his legs became stuck beneath the edge of the pool next to it for more than an hour and a half on Saturday.

The mother-of-two you will NEVER believe is 51! Chef who looks decades younger says she is proof of the age-defying effects of eating food packed with spices

Chef Anjula Devi says she is proof of the age-defying effects of food with spices

Chef Anjula Devi (pictured), 51, from west London, believes that the secret to her amazingly youthful looks lies in her traditional Indian diet filled with herbs and spices such as turmeric, cumin and chillies. She says British 'curries' bear little resemblance to authentic Indian cooking, which is based on fresh vegetables and greens without any artificial colours. The cookery school founder said: 'The biggest sign that these spices keep you young is that I'm living proof of it - although I hate saying it!'

Faddy food has driven me nuts: Experts call it orthorexia - an obsession with healthy eating. Sarah Vine admits she's succumbed!

Clean eating has gone mainstream. Sarah Vine tried to get into the healthy eating trend - but her family refused to eat her creations. Orthorexia can be dangerous when it goes too far.

New battlefield radio uses soldier's BONES to transmit messages and lets them listen to each other while wearing ear defenders 

The prototype harnesses the body's natural ability to transmit sound through bones, transferring messages directly from the soldier's armoured helmet to the inner ear.

Manhattan veterinarian, 59, charged with groping three women and using their dogs as cover for his creepy behavior

James Dasbach, who works at the Humane Society's clinic on East 59th Street, was charged with three counts of forcible touching, according to court documents.

Student's drone crashes into Kentucky's newly renovated Commonwealth Stadium just before kick-off

The incident occurred just before the University of Kentucky Wildcats faced Louisiana-Lafayette in the season opener in Lexington on Saturday night, officials confirmed.

When the prey helps the predator: Brave beach-goers band together to try and save great white shark stranded on Massachusetts beach 

Massachusetts beachgoers try to save great white shark stranded on Cape Cod beach

The shark was found at White Crest Beach in Wellfleet on Sunday. People continuously poured water over it and even dug out a stream in the sand (left) to try and get it back in the water. Despite their best efforts, the 11-foot-long shark (right) did not survive. Police said it already appeared sick or injured when it was found on the beach.

At least they won't have to worry about cold callers! Welsh village has no broadband or cell reception... and now a lightning strike has left them without their land phones 

Around 28 homes in the village of Staylittle in Powys have not been able to use their landlines for two weeks because of a fault, prompting residents to accuse BT of not responding quickly.

Woman served 'fake rice made out of rolled up paper' - and the street vendor who sold it promised it was safe

A woman has claimed that small pieces of rolled up paper (pictured) are being sold as rice on the streets of China, according to local news sources.

Houston model has America's longest legs at a staggering 49 INCHES

Houston's Lauren Williams has America’s longest legs at a staggering 49 INCHES

Lauren Williams has the longest-known legs in the US, with her eye-catching limbs measuring an incredible 49 inches from hip to heel. Sports-loving Lauren, from Houston, Texas, revealed she has always had longer legs than others her age and believes she has a strong claim for America's longest. In 2013, 5'11' Brooke Banker, a model from New York, laid claim to having the longest limbs in the Big Apple - her legs measuring 47 inches. But Lauren, 26, who stands 6'4', has a leg up on Brooke - boasting an extra two inches on her never-ending limbs.



Roo are my best friend! Meet the tiny toddler with an inseparable bond to a kangaroo

Roo are my best friend! Toddler forms inseparable bond with a kangaroo with the pair

Alia Heckathorn, 14 months, from Northern Virginia, formed the unlikely friendship with the kangaroo called Boomeroo, after the pair were introduced by the toddler's mother Julia. Alia and the unusual family pet now spend all their time together and are often spotted playing in the garden, feeding each other as well as cuddling.

Who's driving this thing? 51 people cram into back and front seats of classic VW camper to set world record 

People of all ages were packed into the 1974 vehicle like sardines for their Guinness World Record-breaking attempt during the Busfest van festival in Malvern, Worcestershire, yesterday.

A quiet word in your ear, my deer: Doe lets a crow clean it with its beak in incredible photo 

Bushy Park doe lets a crow clean out ticks and parasites with its beak 

The young deer - estimated to be younger than a year old - was grazing with her mum and dad at Bushy Park in London when the crow swooped down for a very different kind of ear-full. Sat perched on the doe's back, the black bird feasted away for a full five minutes on all the tasty snacks it found buried in the deer's ear - with the gorgeous young animal more than happy to help.


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Holy Barracuda! The original Batmobile goes up for sale for $3million in Arizona auction

The original Batmobile up for sale and is expected to cost £3m

Batman fans around the world will finally get a chance to get their hands on the original Batmobile as it goes up for auction in Arizona. It is expected to cost an estimated $3million when it is privately sold at Barrett-Jackson Collection Showroom in Scottsdale. Driven by actor Adam West, the iconic Batmobile was used in the 1966 TV series and remains one of the most popular cars in the world.

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

The efforts of a penguin-protecting pooch and her successors have helped save a colony of threatened penguins on Victoria's south-west coast grow from four to almost 200.

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

Talented bodypainter undergoes mammoth tour across the United States painting people to blend in with a range of backdrops in every state 

Natalie Fletcher's '100 Bodies Across America' project lasted 200 days, covered 30,000 miles and required 140 different models. The artist hails from from Bend, Oregon.

How to create the PERFECT piece of toast: Put the timer on for just over two minutes and wait 22 seconds before buttering

The formula that will put an end to soggy bread has been revealed. According to research the ideal slice is toasted for 128 seconds until golden and is topped with spread right to the edge of the crusts.

It tastes out of this world! Whisky which was fired into space has returned with improved flavour, say researchers 

The vial of unmatured malt was sent to the International Space Station in October 2011 and returned to Earth last year, with a remarkably different taste.

Right back at ya: Russian daredevil who gained Internet fame by being dangled from high-rise by his friend's arm repays the favor in stomach-churning stunt

OlegCricket who was dangled from high-rise by friend's arm repays the favour

Oleg Sherstyachenko - known to his 100,000 Instagram followers as OlegCricket - from Yekaterinburg, Russia, has become known for shots showing him dangling from roofs, cranes and spires hundreds of feet above the ground, kept safe only by holding on to his friend Ilya Bagaev. However, in these shots, the 24-year-old returns the favour, and can be seen swinging his mate high above their home town.