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

Richard Cushworth’s son was switched at birth in El Salvador hospital and then sold

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.

High school soccer player, 14, is found dead in a tent after a team sleepover in her friend's yard

High school soccer player, 14, dies in her sleep while at a team sleepover 

NEW Kara Lemanowicz, a freshman at Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees Township, New Jersey was unresponsive when friends tried to wake her up on Saturday morning following a soccer team sleepover. Police said the death didn't appear suspicious, and it is believed the girl's death was caused by a medical condition. An investigation is ongoing.

Police chief retires 'after bizarre racist rant calling an African-American woman an animal, beating his chest like a monkey and singing the Civil War song Dixie to officers'

Former Clatskanie Police Chief Marvin Hoover was placed on paid administrative leave in early August due to the incident and his retirement from the force was announced on Friday.

'I would never have shot Cecil if I knew he had a name': Lion killer dentist breaks his silence as he denies animal took 40 hours to die - and says he will be back to work on Tuesday

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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.

American diplomat who kept her African housekeeper in 'depraved sexual slavery settles out of court for a seven-figure sum'

Linda Howard (pictured) and her husband Russell were ordered to pay $3.3 million in damages in 2012 after the maid said she was repeatedly raped by Mr Howard at the embassy in Tokyo.

Family claims father's niece murdered him after they began DATING and ran off to begin a new life in Belize

Jennifer Ralston and Caleb McNamara, of Grant County, Washington, claim their cousin, Tracy Nessl (pictured) began a romantic relationship with their father in 2012 and killed him two years later.

Still one of the family: Anna Duggar joins Jill and Derick at church to hear pointed sermon about the 'sin of pornography' as they brace themselves for more Josh sex scandals

Duggars attend sermon where pastor delivers message on pornography

NEW Anna Duggar, whose husband Josh has admitted to being unfaithful to her over the course of their marriage, was present during the sermon at Cross Church on Sunday (the couple pictured left). Derick and Jill Dillard and their son Israel (pictured top right during the church service), along with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, Anna's parents-in-law, were also in attendance as Pastor Jeff Crawford (bottom right) delivered an impassioned sermon in which he at times reportedly yelled as he spoke about porn and sin.

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.'

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.

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.

Britain to open the doors to 20,000 Syrian refugees by 2020, Prime Minister Cameron reveals

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NEW In a statement to MPs, the Prime Minister said the whole country had been deeply moved by 'heartbreaking' images of refugees fleeing for their lives as he

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.

The child chosen to live: Minnesota mother shares first pictures of surviving newborn daughter whose conjoined twin died after separation surgery

Minnesota mother shares snap of surviving daughter whose conjoined twin died

Amber McCullough, from Hastings, posted a snap of Hannah - who was born at 32 weeks on August 26 - sleeping in her ventilator in hospital (right). But Hannah's sister Olivia (pictured together inset, in a prenatal scan picture) died after doctors were unable to salvage her heart after surgery to separate the twin girls. McCullough also revealed that she has reached her fundraising target of $30,000 on her GoFundMe page. She urged people to now donate to the Children's Hospital of Colorado, Ronald McDonald House in Aurora and Prenatal Partners for Life. 'Without Children's Hospital of Colorado, neither of my daughters would have had a chance,' she said. 'I truly consider this place to be a miracle factory full of compassion.'

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.

Patient claims she recorded Long Island doctor sexually abusing her with a camera pen

NEW Pamela Bryant, 54, alleges that Dr Dov Berkowitz touched her 'in a sexual manner' when she visited the orthopedic surgeon's office in East Meadow.

Amal Clooney is greeted by a huge crowd as she arrives in the Maldives to fight for the release of jailed former president Mohamed Nasheed

Amal Clooney arrives in the Maldives to fight for release of Mohamed Nasheed

NEW Amal, who is the wife of actor George Clooney, is part of the ex-leader's high-profile legal team who are fighting for the release of the politician, who is currently being held in Maafushi jail. Dressed in a smart black shirt and white trousers, the lawyer looked in good spirits despite a difficult fight ahead.

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.

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

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, has died.

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.

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

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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.

Father confronts 'pervert' after claiming he saw him taking photos of his daughter in the toy aisle of a Dallas Walmart

Father confronts ‘pervert taking secret photographs of his daughter’ in Dallas Walmart

A father confronted a 'pervert' for taking secret photographs of his daughter as they were shopping in a Walmart store in Texas. The father was videoed angrily lambasting the alleged pervert, leaving the terrified man in a state of complete shock. It is unclear where the incident took place or whether the man was charged. Hurriedly film on a mobile phone, the angry father can be heard from a long distance away, shouting at the man.

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.'

Turn your phone into a BODYGUARD: Companion app virtually accompanies you on journeys and warns friends and family if you're in trouble

Companion, developed in Michigan, is free on iOS and Android. Users must enter their number to sign up to the service. Although the app was designed in the US, it works with international numbers.

Stonehenge II is found! Radar search reveals giant monument from 4,500 years ago just one mile away from famous site

The buried monoliths are each up to 15ft tall. Instead of being arranged in a circle as they are at Stonehenge, it is thought they once formed a long standing line.

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.

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

Retired firefighter David Quinlivan, 65, was knocked off his surf ski by the shark and struggled back to the shore in agony after the attack at Black Head Beach in Forster, New South Wales.

When the prey helps the predator: Brave beach-goers band together to try and save great white shark stranded on Massachusetts 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 to try and get it back in the water.

'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.'

Could hackers make self-driving cars CRASH? Vehicles are tricked into seeing 'ghost' obstacles using just a laser pointer

Security expert Jonathan Petit developed the proof-of-concept attack at the University of Cork. His findings are due to be presented at November's Black Hat conference in Amsterdam.

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.

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.

Think you're a good driver? Take this psychological test to find out if you're a 'punisher', an 'escapee' or a know-it-all

Psychologists at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and tyre manufacturer Goodyear created an interactive quiz to detail seven types of driving personality.

Kansas State officials apologize over 'sexually explicit image' their marching band created by mistake

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.

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

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.

Incredible dashcam footage captures the moment a huge fireball plummets to earth and explodes in Bangkok

The incredibly rare event was captured on a dashcam and showed the fireball, which is believed to be a meteorite, descending at speed at about 8:45am local time in Bangkok.

Could vitamin C be a replacement for EXERCISE? A daily Berocca 'is as effective as walking in improving the heart health of obese people'

Scientists at the University of Colorado found a slow-release daily dose of 500mg of vitamin C had the same benefits on an obese person's heart health as taking regular exercise.

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.

A rare glimpse of the Queen's private world: Candid photos show the monarch choosing curtains and working through her red boxes

Photos of the Queen show the monarch working through her red boxes

The previously unpublished images are the work of photographer David Secombe, 53, who took them while working on a BBC documentary called Elizabeth R over eight months in 1991. Among the candid snaps are pictures of the Queen choosing curtain material and watching TV at Holyroodhouse (left and right), reading through official correspondence at Buckingham Palace (top centre) and flying back to London after a politically sensitive visit to Northern Ireland (bottom centre).

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.

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)

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'

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.

'Being beautiful isn't easy': Student pens essay lamenting her 'pretty' looks, claiming people only focus on her 'blonde hair and 34DD breasts' and ignore her 'intelligence'

Woman pens Cosmopolitan essay lamenting her 'pretty' looks

Felicia Czochanski, 20, a junior at Fordham University, explained in an essay for Cosmopolitan.com that because of her 'blonde hair, big hazel eyes, 34DD breasts, and toned calves' she is constantly scrutinized, while her achievements go unnoticed. She claims that she spent years dulling down her appearance so that people would pay more attention to her academic and athletic accomplishments.

Canadian political candidate secretly caught on camera URINATING into a homeowner's coffee cup while 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.

'Thinly veiled guides to getting away with rape': Online petition calling for Amazon to ban 'repugnant' books by pick up artist Roosh V is signed by 200,000 people

Author and 'pick-up artist' Daryush Valizadeh, from Washington, known as Roosh V, flippantly described having sex with a woman who was too drunk to consent in his new book Bang Iceland.

The world's pickiest NFL fan? Seahawks fan forces friends to sign a contract before watching a game with him... and don't dare predict the score

Seattle Seahawks fan has contract for NFL football viewing that friends must sign before

NEW One very picky fan of the Seattle Seahawks requires other 12s - a nickname 'Hawks' fans call one another - to sign a contract if they want to watch the members of the Legion of Boom with him. Ken Graat, who has been watching the winners of Super Bowl XLVIII since the 1990s, created the two-page legal document to weed out casual fans because he was sick of watching with them. Graat (seen with his ten-year-old son on left) spent time drafting the detailed letter of agreement (right) and posted the 'Conditions of Football Viewing With Ken Graat' on his Twitter account.

Apple's iPhone 7 could be its thinnest yet: Handset is expected to be just 6mm thick 

The claims were made by Thailand-based KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who predicts next year's iPhone model will be as thin as the 6.1mm iPod touch. The 6.9mm iPhone 6 is shown.

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.

Meet Leopold the Lego priest: Minnesota firm launches new figurine - complete with everything a child needs to perform their own tiny plastic Catholic mass 

The new, limited-edition 174-piece pack, which is sold by a Minnesota company for just $49.99, includes all the bricks needed to build Father Leopold, his altar, lectern and tabernacle.

Married Holocaust survivors brutally beaten in savage Amsterdam robbery as attackers shouted 'dirty Jews' and left them blinded and confined to wheelchairs

Dutch police have launched an investigation after two armed men claiming to be police officers forced their way into the home of Auschwitz survivors Shmuel Blog, 87 and his wife Diana, 86.

Lauren Bush Lauren shows off growing baby bump two days after celebrating second wedding anniversary

Lauren Bush Lauren shows off growing baby bump on Instagram

Lauren Bush Lauren - the model niece of former president George W Bush - looked happy and healthy as she posed for a photo recently uploaded to her Instagram page. The mother-to-me looked glamorous, wearing Roman sandals, tight jeans and a loose-fitting top. Earlier this year, Lauren's sister-in-law Dylan Lauren, 40, and her husband Paul Arrouet, welcomed fraternal twins via a surrogate.

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.

Amy's Baking company is no more: Notorious Kitchen Nightmares restaurant closes after owners threatened to stab customers, stole from their own staff and broke iron-willed Gordon Ramsay

Amy's Baking company closes after owners broke Gordon Ramsay on Kitchen Nightmares

Co-owner Amy Bouzaglo told The Associated Press in July that she and husband Samy Bouzaglo (both seen left) were in final negotiations to sell the property and the phone number for the restaurant is disconnected. Bouzaglo said she planned to focus on making desserts for other restaurants and instructional cooking videos and that the decision had nothing to do with the negative publicity from the Fox reality show. The Bouzaglos behavior on the show was so terrible that Ramsay wished the couple good luck with their business and left, marking the first time the 48-year-old chef had ever walked off an episode. The couple drew outrage and ridicule on social media after appearing with chef Ramsay (right) in the May 2013 episode of the show and compounded the attention by lashing out with aggressive postings. Their infamous Scottsdale business (inset) closed last week.

Mexican assassin known as 'El-Cochi' accused of gunning down couple and leaving their eight-month-old baby badly injured in a case of mistaken identity

A deadly Mexican assassin known as El Cochi is suspected of being responsible for the death of a couple in an machine gun attack which also left their eight-month-old baby badly injured.

Is the 'Filth Taco' the world's most unhealthy fast food? Legendary meal in Mexico City contains so much fat six customers have suffered heart attacks in two years

A delicacy containing beef, coriander and limes may sound fresh and healthy, but don't let this fool you - the restaurant cooks using week-old animal fat and regular customers have suffered heart attacks.

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!'

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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,

'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.

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.

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.

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'.

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.

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.

Wolf of Wall Street's son moves to Australia to study for a BUSINESS degree

Bowen Boullianne, 18, whose stepfather is infamous trader Jordan Belfort, has left Los Angeles to study a Bachelor of Business at Bond University on the Gold Coast.

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.

'Obviously I have a lot of personal feelings but I really don't care to share': With suspension lifted, Tom Brady says he won't tell true thoughts on Deflategate scandal

After his four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC Championship Game was overturned by a judge, Brady says he want to move on from the scandal.

Shocking moment 'drunk' holidaymaker was wheeled out of hotel on luggage trolley after 'trashing room' in front of stunned guests

Footage captured by a Scottish expat shows the man being dumped onto the pavement outside the hotel, in the Philippines, and put in an ambulance because he could not fit inside a police van.

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.

How fast are YOU ageing? Simple blood test calculates 'if you're growing old too quickly - and could predict if you'll suffer 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.

Tragic moment Chinese pensioner drowns in ankle-deep flood water after falling off his scooter because passers-by refused to save him

Chinese pensioner drowns in ankle-deep flood water after falling off scooter

Unnamed pensioner fell off scooter in Henan, central China on August 30 (left). CCTV showed 60-year-old falling off his ride and struggling in water for as long as three minutes. Groups of people approached but then walked away without helping (centre). When he was eventually pulled from the water, people discovered that he had already drowned (right).

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.

Ancient Mayan impact on the environment is still seen today: 2,000-year-old activity still shaping tropical forests

University of Texas researchers have revealed the full extent of the 'Mayacene' as a microcosm of the Anthropocene - a period when humans began affecting the environment.

Furious Chinese passengers refused to board plane and sang national anthem at Bangkok Airport after 10-hour flight delay

About 100 Chinese tourists started chanting the Chinese national anthem after an 11 hours flight delay from Bangkok to Chongqing. 33 people are blacklisted by the Chinese tourism authority.

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.

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 bauble 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 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. Common tattoos include dollar signs, crowns and even bar codes (pictured) to show who 'owns' the woman.

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.

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.

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

Hiral Sanghavi, 29, 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.

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

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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.

How do you rescue a 1,000 pound polar bear caught in a fishing line? The answer is VERY carefully...

How do you rescue a 1,000 pound polar bear caught in a fishing line? (unsurprisingly, the

How do you rescue a 1,000 pound polar bear trapped in a fishing net? It sounds like the start of a strange joke, but it was no laughing matter when biologists in the Arctic actually did have to rescue a large male polar bear trapped in a fishing net. The U.S. Geological Survey rushed to the aid of a polar bear in distress when he became entangled in the net while on a remote barrier island in the Beaufort Sea off the coast of Alaska. The USGS then answered the question to the riddle by detailing on Facebook how it rescued the enormous animal.

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.

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

Alison Shuemake (pictured) and her boyfriend, Luther Combs, 31, died on August 26 in their shared apartment. Shuemake's parents wrote in her obituary that she died of a heroin overdose.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

I'll be back (again, and again, and again): Action heroes are getting OLDER with an average age of 48 in this year's blockbusters

Analysis reveals average age of the stars of this year's blockbusters is 48

Stephen Follows has revealed the average age of action film stars is at its highest for two decades - and its not surprising. This year, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 68, is appearing in yet another Terminator (bottom left), while Tom Cruise, 53, is still playing Ethan Hunt in Mission Impossible top left), Harrison Ford, 73, is returning as Han Solo (top right) and Stallone is back as Rocky (in The Expendables, bottom 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.

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

The girls of South Korean pop group Gfriend were seen plummeting onto stage during the 2015 Hyundai eco-driving concert broadcasted on Australian television.

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

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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.

World's former fattest man splits up with his fiancee after his 644 pound weight loss

World's former fattest man Paul Mason splits up with fiancee

Paul Mason, 54, from Ipswich, Suffolk, lost 46 stone in five years after undergoing a gastric bypass in 2010. After years spent bedbound, he moved to America to be with his fiancée, Rebecca Mountain, who tracked him down online after she saw a television documentary about his extreme obesity.

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.

Gorillas like photos too! Incredible moment Jelani 'asks' to see a new picture as man scrolls through ape images on his iPhone

Louisville Zoo's gorilla Jelani 'asks' to see a new picture on man's iPhone

The clip features a man using his mobile phone to maintain the interest of a gorilla named Jelani from behind the safety glass at Louisville Zoo in Kentucky. In the video the man scrolls through pictures of apes and humans and the gorilla almost reads over the man's shoulder attentively.

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

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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.

Special effects or the return of a Pterosaur? Amateur footage of mystery beast flying over Ohio

Video appears to capture a Pterosaur surveying the sky over Ohio

The clip was captured by an amateur filmmaker and shows an unidentified flying creature commanding the sky over Boise, the capital city of the state of Ohio. In the video the huge wingspan of the bird-like creature is immediately noticeable as is the distinctively large backwards-pointing crest, which protrudes from its skull.

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.

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.

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.

Bizarre trick for the perfect boiled egg: You should STEAM it for six minutes to achieve a soft yolk (and never cook in fiercely bubbling water)

Many of us get it wrong when preparing eggs, resulting in yolks which are either too soft, or too hard. This graphic reveals that the best way to get a perfect egg is to steam it instead.

Ford to add ANTI-SPIDER technology to its cars: New screen will stop fuel-sniffing creepy crawlies nesting in vehicles

The firm's 'spider screen' is being rolled out in Ford vehicles in North America and will be included in the global launch of the 2016 Ford Focus RS (pictured).

'It's because mommy cares': Female cop posts emotional video after her four-year-old asks her why she risks her life every day 

Lydia Marquez posts video after daughter asks why she risks her life every day 

NEW Miami-Dade Police Officer Lydia Marquez uploaded the footage to Facebook on Thursday and it has since had more than 300,000 views and more than 17,000 shares. The clip shows Marquez, sitting in a vehicle and wearing her uniform, discuss a question her four-year-old son had asked about why she was going to work. Above the video she writes: 'I may get in trouble for doing this video but I needed to speak out about all these things that are happening to my PD family. Please feel free and SHARE MY VIDEO.

The million-year-old monkey: Scientists date mysterious cat-sized fossil found in an underwater cave

The University of Melbourne worked with institutions around the world to date remains of a shin bone belonging to the Hispaniola monkey found in the Altagracia Province, Dominican Republic.

One Direction doppelganger christened ZIAM by fans sparks Twitter frenzy because he 'looks like the love child' of Zayn Malik and Liam Payne

A picture of a mystery man who looks like a combination of One Direction's Liam Payne and former bandmate Zayn Malik is sweeping the internet and sending fans into meltdown.

Feud between former French National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen and his daughter deepens as he sets up rival party to hers 

The announcement of the party, to be called the Blue-White-Red Rally after the colours of the French flag, overshadowed a gathering of daughter Marine Le Pen's Front National in Marseille.

   

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Trout vs duck: Incredible pictures show the moment bird takes on a fish for a morsel of food

Pictures show the moment a bird in Hampshire takes on a fish for food

Pictures from the River Test in Hampshire show the unsuspecting fish posing in front of the camera, while the mallard dived into the shot just behind it, pictured. Other snaps show the duck cosying up with a brown trout, top-left, in a bid to get some food floating around in the water. And the brown trout was caught jumping up from the water, top-right. Photographer Paul Colley, 56, captured the rare inter-species interactions by using an underwater camera system he designed and built himself.

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

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.

'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.

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Shocking moment teacher covers student in spray from a fire extinguisher for sleeping in his class

Teacher covers student in spray from a fire extinguisher for sleeping in class

The incredible footage was captured in a school in Groningen, Holland, and features a student sleeping with his head on the desk before he is covered in white spray. However, not everything is as it would seem in regards to the incident and the filmmaker later confirmed that the clip was staged as part of a school project in an attempt to make a video go viral.

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.

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.

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

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.

Holy Barracuda! The original Batmobile goes up for sale for $4.5million in Arizona auction

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 $4.5million.

Stunning aerial shots show the majesty of herds of elephants, zebras, giraffes and hippos in the Kenyan wilds... but also reveal the harsh reality of poaching

Aerial shots show the majesty of herds of elephants and hippos in Kenyan wilds

The images taken from above the Tsavo Conservation Area by helicopter pilot Nick Trent in Kenya document the effects of illegal poaching on animals and the African landscape. In one picture, a family of hippos can be happily playing with their young. However, in contrast, one galling snap shows a decapitated elephant carcass providing a feast for scavengers.

   

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