RAF drones take out two British jihadis: Cameron reveals ISIS fanatics were killed to stop 'barbaric' attacks on UK streets

British jihadi killed in drone strike in an 'act of self defence'

In a dramatic Commons statement, the Prime Minister was forced to defend launching military action without asking for MPs' approval in advance as he gave details of the RAF Reaper drone strike. The target of the attack on August 21 was Cardiff schoolboy Reyaad Khan, 21, (left) who stands accused of 'directing murder on our streets'. Two other fanatics were also killed, including British national Ruhul Amin (right). As questions were raised about the legality of the attack there were claims families of the dead could sue the government.

Britain to open the doors to 20,000 Syrians - but spread out over five years and ONLY from refugee camps in the Middle East

Britain to open the doors to 20,000 Syrian refugees by 2020

In a statement to MPs, the PM said Britain would use UN rules to identify those most in need and would give priority to children - and particularly orphans - trapped in refugee camps on the Syrian border. Mr Cameron said the whole country had been deeply moved by 'heartbreaking' images of refugees fleeing for their lives. But he said the government would not give sanctuary to any Syrians who had made it to Europe and was forced to reject criticism that Britain's response still paled in comparison to Germany - which accepted 10,000 in just one day over the weekend.

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.

Shocking moment hijab-wearing girl is attacked from behind and knocked to the floor unconscious as police reveal huge rise in hate crimes against Muslims

Hijab-wearing woman knocked to the floor unconscious in Newham

Tasneem Kabir suffered broken teeth and a smashed lip after she was hit by Michael Ayoade, 34, as she walked to college in Plaistow, Newham, on the afternoon of November 13, 2012. He was arrested after police released CCTV footage of the horrific attack (left), which showed Ayoade jogging away from the scene as Miss Kabir lay unconscious on the ground (right). Miss Kabir's assault is an example of the Islamaphobic attacks that are becoming increasingly common in the capital.

Former Shameless star Jody Latham is forced to flee theatre after being attacked by other members of the audience

The 32-year-old actor suffered facial injuries while his fiancée Sarah Byrne, 26, was also targeted during the opening night of the play Bagheads at the Lowry Theatre in Salford.

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

The seven personalities are: the teacher, know-it-all, competitor, punisher, philosopher, avoider and the escapee. A flow diagram of the quiz created is pictured above

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.

Former teacher slams 'lazy parents' who let their five-year-old children start school in nappies... because they STILL haven't been potty trained

Susan Elkin, a retired secondary school English teacher, said it is 'unfair' for teachers to be given the job of potty training older children. Mrs Elkin also said it is 'demeaning' for the children themselves.

Former Dragons' Den millionaire and ex advisor to Cameron Douglas Richard is charged with child abuse 

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Technology millionaire Doug Richard, 57, who appeared in the BBC show in 2005 and famously failed to invest a penny in its second series, was arrested in January.

British holidaymaker 'is ambushed by a group of men and raped' after leaving a nightclub in Mallorca 

The 22-year-old British holidaymaker had reportedly left a popular nightclub in the resort of Port d'Alcúdia, Mallorca, when she was ambushed by a group of men in the early hours of Saturday.

Married female tutor abused a schoolboy, 13, during a lesson at his home then had sex with him 100 times over two years, court hears

Carolyn Keeling 'had sex with a schoolboy 100 times over 2 years'

Carolyn Keeling, 64, from Taynton, Oxfordshire, allegedly smoked cannabis and drank wine during bi-weekly lessons at the teenager's family home. Gloucester Crown Court heard how the abuse began when Keeling, who was in her forties at the time, stripped down to her underwear to sunbathe during an outdoor lesson at the boy's home. She then started touching the teenager through his shorts before the pair had sex using a condom. The incident was allegedly the start of a two-year episode of abuse which involved Keeling having sex with the boy at least 100 times between 1993 and 1996. The court heard how the alleged victim told his mother in 2012, after reading about the Jimmy Savile scandal. He reported it to police in April 2014 and Keeling was charged with six counts of indecent assault, which she denies

EXCLUSIVE: 'Doctor, where is my son?': Agony of the mother who claims her newborn was swapped with 'changeling' in an El Salvador hospital as she comes face to face with doctor arrested for 'trafficking'

Mercy Casanellas claiming baby swapped at El Salvador hospital wants to keep both

Mercedes Casanellas and her husband Richard Cushworth claim that their newborn baby Jacob (bottom left) was swapped for a darker-skinned baby (top left) when she gave birth at a hospital in El Salvador four months ago. Ms Casanellas alleges that gynecologist Dr Alejando Guido, performed a Caesarean section at 35 weeks while her British-born husband was in Dallas, Texas. The alleged swap happened after that, and the couple's fears were realized three months later after they had a DNA test. Last week Dr Guido was arrested by police (bottom right). When he appeared in court, a traumatized Ms Casanellas tried to tear off the covering placed over his head (center) before collapsing in tears (inset). She tells Daily Mail Online that she loves Jacob, and simply wants her natural son too. Ms Casanellas, who is from El Salvador, works as a church administrator, while her husband is a self-confessed former heroin and cocaine addict who says he was cured through Christian rehabilitation and has set up a drugs rehab in El Salvador. He was born in Zimbabwe to David and Lynne, who were from Bradford, West Yorkshire, and has lived in Wilmington, Delaware, since he was 11.

Britain's top family judge rules that a single father has NO rights over his own son and names the surrogate mother he paid £20,000 to as the child's only legal guardian 

The British man, who can't be named, paid £30,000 to become a father. But Sir James Munby (pictured) dismissed his claim at the High Court in London, saying only the boy's mother can be sole parent.

Woman watched in horror as her friend was killed by falling rock as they celebrated end of exams with a cheese and wine picnic on the beach 

Martha Ormerod was drinking Prosecco on the beach at Llantwit Major, south Wales, when Georgina Le Fjord (pictured) was hit in June. An inquest concluded it was accidental death.

Would you go liquid-only for a flat stomach? Writer who loses three pounds on three-day juice cleanse reveals what it's REALLY like to go without food

After feeling bloated and sluggish after a heavy weekend, FEMAIL writer Deni Kirkova, 25, from London, embraced an all-liquid diet and after a rocky start, was pleasantly surprised by the results.

Police vow to learn 'every lesson' from investigation to find out how a father-of-two died in custody after he was restrained by officers 

Police Scotland head Sir Stephen House vowed to learn from the probe into the death of father-of-two Sheku Bayoh, 31, who died after being restrained by nine officers in Kirkcaldy, Fife, in May.

British YouTube sensations tie the knot... with a BAN on social media: Vloggers Tanya Burr and Jim Chapman stop guests sharing pictures of their secret ceremony

YouTubers Tanya Burr and Jim Chapman marry, with guests including Zoella

The photographs of the vloggers' nuptials have only just surfaced after the wedding was hushed up. Guests included fellow internet stars Zoe Suggs, Alfie Deyes and Joe Suggs. Tanya, who runs a popular beauty and lifestyle channel, gracefully said 'I do' in a stunning lace Phillipa Lepley gown. Meanwhile groom Jim, best know for vlogging about pop culture and men's fashion, looked dapper in a tailored three-piece suit.

Teenage girl asked older man to send her child abuse videos - and was only caught when her phone was sold at a second-hand shop 

Chloe Dunn, pictured, from Portsmouth, received 'sick and perverted' videos involving youngsters aged under five after she messaged an older man that she wanted to see kids getting abused.

Is YOUR job leading you to an early grave? Stress at work is 'as damaging to health as second-hand smoke'

Working long hours or conflict between work and family life raises the odds of an early death by 20 per cent - higher than second-hand smoke exposure - experts from Harvard Business School found.

Councils plotting to block summer-born children delaying their school start because it is 'neater'

Schoolchildren sitting on classroom floor with teacher teaching them to read from a book

Councils have plotted to dissuade parents from holding back their four-year-olds over fears that they could 'open up the floodgates' to other families, according to campaigners.

Don't behave like a dictator, Tory MPs warn Cameron as they plot to prevent Prime Minister calling snap EU vote

The government is braced for defeat in a series of Commons votes tonight after angering Eurosceptics with its plans for the way the in-out vote will be run.

Schoolgirl, 15, was found hanged in her room a day after being put in detention because she refused to tie her hair up

Elizabeth Gresty found hanged in her room after being handed a detention

Elizabeth Gresty's body was found in her bedroom a the family home in Sale, Greater Manchester, by her father John, 52, when he went to wake her up for school on the day she was due to be given the detention. The 15-year-old Year 11 pupil was said to have been struggling with her GCSE revision at the time of her death and going through a 'teenage phase'. This led to the detention for answering her teacher back and putting make-up on during a lesson at her school, Ashton-on-Mersey High, in Sale, an inquest into her death heard. Recording an open conclusion, Miss Kearsley, the coroner, said: 'We know she was at home and it might have been a cry for help that has unfortunately gone tragically wrong. There isn't evidence for me to say she intended to end her life.'

'I'm not dealing with this b****': Estate agent sent shockingly rude message about tenant who dared to ask for her burglar alarm to be fixed... but accidentally emailed her a copy

S&S Estates agent sent email about tenant but accidentally included her

Sarah Darlington, 29, pictured left, contacted S&S; Estates in Prestwich, Greater Manchester to ask for the broken burglar alarm in her flat to be fixed, which had been broken for two years. But when she received a response from an agent she was shocked to see he had also accidentally sent earlier messages between him and his co-worker, including one that read 'I'm not dealing with this b****' (right). A property law paralegal, Miss Darlington slammed the 'unbelievable' message and said she is yet to receive an apology from the firm, despite complaining to its directors.

Amanda Knox was cleared over Meredith Kercher's murder because there was no evidence she was at the murder scene, reveals scathing Italian court report blaming prosecutors 'frantic to find a guilty party'

Italy's top criminal court has blamed prosecutors for presenting a flawed and hastily constructed case against Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend over the murder of Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy.

Make sure you don't miss it! Children are most fun at five - and the WORST time to be a parent is when they've just turned 10 

Nearly 40 per cent of parents surveyed said their children were at their best at five because they had 'started to communicate properly' and develop 'a good sense of humour'.

Retired teacher, 83, was thrilled after she was asked for her ID when buying a bottle of wine from her local Marks & Spencer

Jean Ross, from Irvine in North Ayrshire, was left thrilled when she purchased a bottle of wine from her local Marks & Spencer - only to be asked for her ID.

Two men and a woman arrested after 18-month-old girl dies following suspected cardiac arrest at home in the West Midlands

Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after an 18-month-old girl was found dead at a house in Birmingham.

Strictly Come Dancing stars pay their respects at funeral of celebrity stylist who died just weeks before new series

Strictly Come Dancing 2015 stars joined mourners  at funeral of Neale Pirie

Stars of the BBC One show Strictly Come Dancing today joined mourners to pay their respects to celebrity stylist Neale Pirie (inset, with pro dancer Kristina Rihanoff)) who tragically died last month. The 42-year-old, who had also worked on BBC talent show The Voice and the 2012 Bond movie Skyfall, died after phoning relatives complaining of chest pains on August 15. By the time paramedics had arrived at his Leicester home, they were unable to revive him. Dancers Brendan Cole and Anton Du Beke (left) were among those who attended Mr Pirie's funeral at the Heart of England Crematorium in Nuneaton, Warkwickshire. Mr Pirie's coffin arrived at the crematorium in a hearse adorned with multicoloured flowers and the famous Strictly glitterball trophy (top right).

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.

Angelina Jolie urges Europe to prioritise refugees from war torn countries saying they are in more need than economic migrants

The actress waded into the European migrant crisis by saying that people should be conscious of the difference between refugees fleeing war torn countries and economic migrants.

Refugee shelters being targeted in arson attacks after two suspicious fires at migrant homes in Germany force people to flee 

Police in the western state of Wurttemberg in Germany say they are investigating two fires at emergency accommodation for refugees, which left five migrants injured.

Could radiotherapy do more harm than good in some patients? Treatment may 'suppress the body's natural ability to fight skin cancer'

Doctors from Icahn Medical School, New York found certain cells within a skin cancer tumour can resist the effects of radiotherapy, causing cells that suppress the immune system to develop.

Is this the best way to pack a suitcase? Start-up firm designs interlocking plastic dividers that neatly sort and stack clothes

The EZSTAX dividers are designed so that travellers won't make a mess or be forced to refold when they remove one from the middle or bottom.

US man horrified after returning home to find a squatter sold his family's belongings on Craigslist - including their refrigerator, television and even a mattress

Ed Saurs said he and his family had owned the house in Puyallup for 25 years - but were not living in it at the time as they were getting ready to sell the property after buying a new house in Olympia.

Eggheads quiz show star says he thinks he killed a homeless man who he threw into a canal while defending himself from mugging 

Eggheads star CJ de Mooi, 45, said he was threatened by his attacker, a homeless drug addict who was wielding a knife, during an attempted mugging while he was living in Amsterdam.

Eight-months-pregnant woman forced to stand on train for more than half an hour because businessman refused to get out of the seat she'd booked 

Eight-months-pregnant woman stands on train as man refused to leave booked seat

Mhari-Claire Doolan (left), who is 34 weeks pregnant with her first child, boarded the train from Birmingham New Street (right) to Manchester Piccadilly around 5.30pm on August 26. The 29-year-old showed the man her ticket, which had proof of her reservation on, but claimed he then 'laughed in her face' and refused to move until he got to his stop. Miss Doolan, from Manchester, said she was left embarrassed and concerned she would have to stand for the entire hour-and-a-half journey.

Is this why stairs leave you out of puff? Rare lung disease can make you breathless - and gradually stops the lungs working

Grandmother and former nurse Jenny Gane Nadine aged 72. She was diagnosed in 2010 with IPF a chronic illness involving progressive scarring of the Lungs. She is now on a drug that could stabilise the illness. Photography by Rann Chandric on Monday 15th June 2015

Jenny Gane 72, from London, first suspected she had a serious health problem when she found herself lagging behind friends on a walking holiday in France in 2009.

Long-lost cast of the skull of the Venerable Bede has been found in a store cupboard at Cambridge University 

The cast of what is believed to be the top of the head of the Venerable Bede, known as the 'Father of English History', was taken when his tomb at Durham Cathedral was opened in 1831.

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).

Think of the air miles! Interactive map reveals globetrotting Queen has been to 128 countries in her 63-year reign... and all without a passport 

The map shows exactly how much of the globe Her Majesty has covered during 270 official visits as she is poised to overtake Queen Victoria as the longest reigning monarch on Wednesday

Getting drunk, posing with guns on the Queen's throne and sneaking in Prince Andrew's latest lady: Confessions of a royal protection officer

Royal protection officers drunk at work and posing on the throne

Paul Page, former royal protection officer, pictured, made the claims in a new book exposing the shocking culture of those entrusted to protect the royal family. Page was jailed for six years in 2009 after Scotland Yard discovered his £3million Ponzi scheme, in which he defrauded colleagues and friends. But the new book reveals his full confession, including disgusting nicknames that royal protection staff, pictured, have for the royals and how officers would abuse their positions, letting friends and family park in the palace and even admitting people to the Queen's garden parties.

Pub manager who beat up a regular in a 'drink up' closing time row is now on trial for MURDER after his victim died two and a half years later

David Keane, 43, was seen on CCTV punching George Harris and jumping on his head during a dispute in July 2011 over whether he was taking too long to finish his drink.

Privately educated son of two police officers is jailed for dealing cannabis and ecstasy at university

Alex Wardle, originally from Nottingham, started selling drugs to clubbers while studying for an economics degree at the University of Hull. He was jailed for four years and four months.

Royal British Legion treasurer who stole £26k from Poppy Appeal by making cheques out to himself to pay off credit cards and go on holiday is jailed for 16 months

Joseph Allen, 70, from Aylesbury, took the money from the Buckinghamshire appeal which he had been treasurer for for 20 years before bosses noticed large amounts being sent to his personal account.

The mother who is OUTRAGED that her girl, 13, was sent home from school for bizarre leopard-print hair - and claims it's a 'breach of her human rights'

Sheffield girl with leopard print hair is sent home from school

Lauren Mcdowell, left, has her head shaved on one side which is dyed brown and blonde in the pattern of a leopard's skin. On her first day of the new term, Forge Valley School, inset, in Sheffield, told her to leave classes. The school says it has a 'very clear uniform policy' which includes hairstyles, but Lauren's mother Yvonne, right, believes it breaches her human rights and is refusing to change her daughter's hairstyle.

Architects develop a radical solution to replace the entire 17-mile long Circle Line with a high-speed three-lane travelator because it will be quicker 

The team at City based NBBJ Architects believe that the problems on the often late-running London Underground line could be solved by replacing its trains with high-speed travelators.

Apple wants to make a REALLY smart phone: iPhone maker hires dozens of artificial intelligence experts in bid to take on Google

By Julia Love Sept 7 (Reuters) - Apple has ramped up its hiring of artificial intelligence experts, recruiting from PhD programs, posting dozens of job listi...

Slimline Jamie Oliver reveals how he shed two stone by cutting back on meat, eating a 'rainbow' of vegetables and consuming MORE than he used to 

Jamie Oliver reveals how he shed two stone by eating MORE than he used to 

The father-of-four revealed on today's This Morning that his svelte new physique is down to eating 'simple foods that are nutritious and delicious'. He told presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield: 'I lost 12 kilos quite quickly and I didn't do it through not eating. I pushed meat down, pushed veggies up, got more sleep and more movement.'

Six members of an Asian child abuse gang are jailed for a total of 82 years after grooming white girls for sex in exchange for a 'milkshake or McDonald's'

The men, pictured, targeted vulnerable children in Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire for sex secured with 'the price of a McDonald's, a milkshake and a cinema ticket', the Old Bailey heard.

Morrisons faces furious backlash from women after moving New Scientist magazine to MEN'S section

Biology graduate Sophia Anam, from Leeds, has accused the store of giving young girls 'an awful message' after she took a photo of her local branch's shelves and posted it on Facebook.

Could a test reveal whether your newborn will grow up to be a PSYCHOPATH? Scientists claim that unemotional traits in babies can hint at future personality

Psychiatrists at Kings College London say babies that prefer looking at a ball to a human face are more likely to develop callous-unemotional characteristics.

How reading could be BAD for your child's eye sight: Scientists discover gene mutation that 'triggers short-sightedness in those who read more than an hour a day'

Scientists at Columbia University found those with a certain variant of the gene - called APLP2 - were five times more likely to develop myopia in their teens if they'd read an hour or more a day as a child.

World's former fattest man splits up with his fiancee after surgery to remove folds of skin left by his 46-stone weight loss - because he 'struggled to get motivated' in relationship

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.

Missing ballot papers in Labour leadership contest trigger call from one contender to delay the result by THREE days

Labour leadership contenders (left - right) Jeremy Corbyn, Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall and Andy Burnham
after a live debate on Sky News held at Sage in St Mary's Square, Gateshead. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 3, 2015. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

EXCLUSIVE: MailOnline has learned that one leadership campaign wants a delay over claims a large number of members, including senior former Cabinet ministers, have not received papers.

SNP's Nicola Sturgeon attacks 'hideous and cruel' focus on her appearance - as she goes all blonde for glamorous Vogue photoshoot

The SNP leader told the fashion magazine that she was criticised over her appearance far more than male politicians and claimed the attacks were often 'hideous and quite cruel'.

Could a RING improve your sleep? £150 Oura monitors heart rate, temperature and movement to suggest lifestyle changes

The ceramic polymer ring, created by inventors in San Francisco, California, links to an app to give wearers personalised suggestions and goals to help them sleep better.

'Jaw dropping' skin cancer drug will now be available on the NHS - giving hope to thousands with advanced melanoma

Pembrolizumab, which harnesses the body's own immune system and teaches it to attack tumours, was today approved for use by drugs rationing watchdog Nice.

Obese mother who gorged on bread until she became too big for her HORSE sheds seven stone... and now puts her steed through its paces in dressage competitions

Obese mother Marsha Giles who was too big for her HORSE sheds 7 stone

Marsha Giles, 40, from Burnhope, County Durham, found it difficult to climb up on to her chestnut Bert after ballooning to a size 24 (left). The mum-of-two finally overhauled her diet and cut out the carbs after seeing an unflattering shot of herself with friends on a night out (inset). Now she has slimmed to a size 10 to 12 and can now compete in physically demanding dressage contests (right).

'You're still handsome!': Obama heckled by female admirer on trip to Boston and the compliment leaves him (just for once) lost for words

Obama delivered a speech on Labor Day denouncing Republicans for a 'constant attack on working Americans' and ordered government contractors to give paid sick leave to workers.

My life with the world's most infamous drug lord: Pablo Escobar's son reveals the heartbreak, fear of violence and seemingly endless wealth he experienced growing up

Pablo Escobar's son Sebastian Marroquin reveals the fear of his childood

Pablo Escobar's son Sebastian Marroquin (bottom left) has described his extraordinary childhood - including details of his father's sprawling estate in the Colombian countryside (right). The 38-year-old, whose crime baron father was once the seventh richest man on the planet, has told how the home featured a go-kart race track, massive swimming pools and even a private zoo complete with elephants and hippopotamus. But he also revealed his terror as a child when a bomb attack carried out by a rival cartel destroyed a family apartment. He also described the unpredictability of his billionaire father, who once threatened to kill his employees if they took drugs in front of him. Marroquin is pictured, top left, as a child with his father.

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Happy birthday, Vogue! Fashion magazine to celebrate 100th anniversary with exhibition of iconic photos of models including Kate Moss and Claudia Schiffer

British Vogue celebrates 100th anniversary with exhibition at National Portrait Gallery

Famous portraits like Mario Testino's raunchy 2008 snap of Kate Moss and Herb Ritts' picture of Claudia Schiffer astride a motorcycle from 1989 will feature in Vogue 100: A Century Of Style at the National Portrait Gallery from February until May. Quirkier photography by the likes of Tim Walker (inset) will also feature.

Revealed: The British workers who now need TWO HUNDRED YEARS to save a deposit to buy a house

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The average house price for a first-time buyer has topped more than £200,000 but banks are only willing to lend the equivalent of four and a half times average wages.

The camera that can read writing from 11 MILES away: Canon's 250-megapixel sensor could be used for spying

The Japanese camera giant claims the 19,580 x 12,600-pixel sensor (shown in a camera) sets a world record for resolution in its size.

Stop following me! Terrified youngster screams in fright and runs around in circles while trying to escape his own SHADOW

Captured on camera in Bangkok, Thailand is the moment a little boy discovers he has a strange, faceless person following his every move and becomes extremely frightened.

'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 killing 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 but for 'just' one day.

Lions who were brutally abused and forced to perform in South American circuses are rescued and will be airlifted back to their African homeland 

A total of 33 lions who have been rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia, where they were subjected to abuse and cruel conditions are to be flown back to their African homeland.

X Factor contestant described as a 'country bumpkin' farmer is outed as a trained soprano by show fans who recognised her as a Britain's Got Talent backing singer

X Factor 2015's Hannah Kilminster outed as a Britain's Got Talent backing singer

Hannah Kilminster (left) wowed judges after performing a note perfect rendition of Queen's Somebody to Love during the auditions stages of the reality TV show. The 30-year-old told the panel she had stuck to a life of mucking out cows, pigs and chickens on her family farm in Cirencester after disparaging teachers rubbished her hopes of a singing career. But, just minutes after her performance had aired on Saturday night, viewers had unearthed Ms Kilminster's online CV - which appeared to show she was a little more comfortable in the limelight than originally claimed. As well as claiming to have appeared on Britain's Got Talent as a backing singer in 2011, her online CV (right) claimed she has performed as a lead soprano with Il Divo at the Royal Albert Hall. Although initially impressed with her performance, viewers took to Twitter (bottom left and right) to criticise the singer and the show, with one calling branding her a 'fraud'.

Revealed: Peers who NEVER spoke in the House of Lords claimed £1.3 million in expenses last year

Queen Elizabeth II sits alongside the Duke of Edinburgh as she delivers her speech in the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 27, 2015. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Alastair Grant/PA Wire

Peers are entitled to claim £300 a day for attending Parliament - even if they do not speak or vote in any debate. Between 2010 to 2015, 30 peers claimed more than £750,000 without ever speaking.

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.

'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 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.

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.

Back to the start: Rare photographs offer glimpse into lives of Steve Jobs and other innovators during Silicon Valley's golden age

Steve Jobs and other innovators during Silicon Valley's golden age

These rare pictures reveal an insight into the daily lives of Steve Jobs and other leading innovators during the digital revolution in Silicon Valley in the 1980s. Documentary photographer Doug Menuez was granted three years of unprecedented access to Steve Jobs and his team as he built a new company from the ground up after being forced to leave Apple in 1985. After photographing the famine and conflict in Eithiopia, Menuez had returned to San Francisco searching for a more hopeful story for the human race. He found it in his own backyard and between 1985 and 2000, Menuez recorded the struggles and successes of the creative minds working in the Valley, who were determined to change every aspect of our lives through technology. Pictured clockwise from top left: Steve Jobs in 1986, an Adobe Halloween party in 1991, The Newton War Room at Apple in 1993 and an exercise break at Intel's largest chip fabrication plant in 1998.

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 therapies.

Canadian 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.

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

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.

Saved! A 1,000-pound polar bear entangled in fishing net is rescued on remote Arctic island 

The 1,000 pound polar bear became entangled in fishing net and it took a coordinated effort from two government agencies plus local villages to save him.

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.

More sex please, we're British! Viewers complain the BBC's adaption of Lady Chatterley's Lover was 'like Teletubbies' because there wasn't enough nudity

One viewer was so disappointed with the nudity content - or lack thereof - that they described the 90-minute programme as 'as salacious as the abrasions of two blocks of wood.'

Whatever it was, it was close: Ryanair passenger films moment mystery object almost crashed into aircraft

Ryanair passenger films moment mystery object almost crashed into aircraft

The female traveller was flying out of Eindhoven Airport in The Netherlands, to Malaga in Spain. Around 10 minutes into the journey, the woman was on hand to film a small black object which can be seen flying close to the aircraft, passing in and around the wing of the jet.

Even at 14, the referee's a ******: Schoolgirl official horrified by volleys of abuse directed at her from parents on the sidelines 

Emily Dyke, pictured, from Guisborough, North Yorkshire, was close to quitting refereeing after the verbal volleys, despite her love of refereeing. Her dad watched on in horror as his daughter was abused.

Charles Kennedy's partner says drinking culture in the House of Commons led to former Lib Dem leader's death 

Carole Macdonald, who discovered Mr Kennedy's body at his home in Caol, has claimed that the atmosphere in Westminster 'normalised' drinking to excess and contributed to his death.

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.

Taxpayer-funded Network Rail made £13MILLION in three years by charging passengers 30p to use the toilet at stations

The part taxpayer-funded company, which was formally renationalised last year, charges travellers between 30p and 50p to use facilities at some stations across the country.

Married father of three caught on CCTV walking into stables just moments before he sexually assaulted a horse

Alan Blackman, 31, was arrested after the animal was found injured and in need of veterinary treatment at a farm stables in Redenhall, Norfolk, on August 6.

Key suspect in deadly Bangkok bombing publicly 'confesses' to charges of possessing illegal explosives after a week of military interrogation

Shortly after being transferred to police custody today after a week of military interrogation, Yusufu Mierili, 25, was told to publicly acknowledge the charge against him.

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.

'You are killing yourself': Female comedian posts scathing YouTube rant about why 'obese people' deserve to be 'shamed' for their 'bad habits and overeating'

Nicole Arbour claims fat people deserve to be shamed in Youtube rant

In her video, entitled Dear Fat People , Nicole Arbour (right), 30, goes a six-minute diatribe about how people who are morbidly obese should be shamed until they stop their 'bad habits'. According to Nicole, her controversial video had gotten a half a million views before she received an email from Google, YouTube's owner, saying she was violating its terms before her entire channel was temporarily shut down over the weekend (left).

Coroner for inquest into Shoreham airshow disaster was once jailed for lying to get her detective boyfriend off a drink-drive charge

Penelope Schofield, 53, was jailed for three months after pretending she had driven Detective Constable Nigel Phillips's car when he crashed on the way home from a Christmas party.

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.

'Don't judge me on my looks': Star of TV dating show says no one will believe she's saving herself for The One... because she looks too glamorous to be a virgin

18-year-old Alex Marlow, from Birmingham, says that she is saving her virginity for The One, as she looks for love on brand new dating show E4's Young, Free and Single: LIVE.

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

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.

Anorexic schoolgirl told by bullies to 'kill herself' because she was ginger ends up being tube fed after dropping to just 6st

Jasmine Green, 15, from Bedford, developed crippling anorexia after bullies told her to 'cut or hang' herself because of her ginger hair and goth-style clothes.

Poodle savaged in horrifying attack by American bulldog as she tried to save her 10-month-old puppy 

Pippie, three, was outside with puppy Pierre in Bolton, Greater Manchester, on Sunday night when an American bulldog attacked them, leaving both dogs with brutal injuries.

Images of ghostly children and animals appear in the window of convict site Port Arthur in Tasmania - where 35 people were killed in the world's largest mass shooting

Ghostly sightings of three young children have been captured standing in a window in one of Australia's most haunted places. The image shows creepy silhouettes at Port Arthur in Tasmania.

Eight-year-old boy went magnet fishing in a canal - and pulled out an unexploded WWII GRENADE

Schoolboy Brando Smith, eight, was playing with his twin brother Jacopo and best friend Nour, also eight, on a canal boat belonging to their nanny James Bolton, 30.

Hunted with guns and bows and arrows and run over by cars: Now the race is on to save America's Cecils as Florida's panthers stand on brink of extinction 

Florida's panthers stand on brink of extinction

The Florida panther is having one of its bloodiest years in recent history, wildlife experts have warned. Cars have already hit and killed 17 panthers so far this year and one has been shot. Another dodged death by shooting last year - Uno, (top right) who was left totally blind by shotgun blast and is now in a zoo, unable to survived in the wild. Previously conservationists have managed to save a panther which was hit by a car and had a badly broken leg (bottom right). There are as few as 100 in the wild, with the current death rate the worst in recent years.

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.

Lewis Hamilton poses in 'lunatic' £370,000 Mercedes 6x6 pick-up truck as F1 star celebrates latest victory at Italian GP

Formula One stars don't often do things by half and Lewis Hamilton is contemplating celebrating his latest win by splashing out on a new set of wheels - six of them to be precise.

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, 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, coriander and cumin.

Now that's how you cut it fine! The seven knives any self-respecting cook MUST have in their kitchen revealed

An infographic by mealspirations reveals the seven knives every cook should have in their kitchen, with clear explanations of the uses of each type of knife.

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).

Spitfire pilot escapes with no injuries after crash landing in a field just four years after surviving a crash in a different vintage plane

Well-known airman Rob Davies MBE walked away uninjured when the vintage plane he was flying crashed (pictured) in Woodchurch, Kent, this morning, skidding along a grass field.

High-flyers come down to earth on a rope as they abseil down the Gherkin, the Cheesegrater and the Walkie Talkie building in 'City Three Peaks' challenge

A group of philanthropists, adventurers and entrepreneurs, are abseiling from London's tallest buildings - the Gherkin, the Cheesegrater, and the Walkie Talkie - in the name of charity.

Man bombarded woman with 150 texts a day and threatened to kill her after she went on ONE DATE

Peter Wolfe met his victim on a dating site but after they met up for the first time in May 2014 she told him she did not want a relationship. He was jailed for 14 months at Canterbury Crown Court.

Incredible moment gorilla watches and gestures for a new picture as a man scrolls through monkey images on 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 monkeys and humans and the gorilla almost reads over the man's shoulder attentively.

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.

No survivors expected as at least four are believed to be killed in Colorado plane crash

Investigators say at least four people died when a twin-engine Cessna 310 went down at 4.15pm on Sunday in the Colorado mountains near Silverton. The remains of three people have been found already.

Roo are my best friend! Toddler forms inseparable bond with a kangaroo with the pair playing and eating together and even dressing like each other 

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.

Will 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.

End of an era: Silent film actress Jean Darling, star of Our Gang comedies, dies in Germany aged 93

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The former Our Gang child star passed away on September 4 in a nursing home in Germany, her son Roy said. Darling was one of the last remaining stars of the silent film era.

Heartwarming moment dognapped spaniel cross puppy who disappeared from garden at just 14 weeks old is reunited with owner after being found 250 MILES away 

Brady, a spaniel, poodle, cairn terrier cross, was only 14 weeks old when he was taken from Aime Sands' back garden in Dunbar, East Lothian a month ago. The touching moment they were reunited was filmed.

Could your next car run on WHISKY? UK Government invests £11million to develop biofuels from alcohol by-products

Edinburgh-based Celtic Renewables has been awarded the cash from the taxpayer to fund a new factory to make biofuels from Scotch whisky by-products.

'Being beautiful isn't easy': 20-year-old 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.

Lib Dem MP in court over leak of memo claiming Sturgeon secretly wanted Cameron to stay in Downing Street

The former Scottish secretary has faced pressure to quit after admitting leaking the memo written by a civil servant which suggested First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wanted David Cameron to win the general election.

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

Clutching his ashes on the march into a makeshift church, the actress said she decided to lay him to rest at the festival surrounded by revelers who had taken the psychotic drug.

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.

Vigilante taxi drivers in Russia force fare-dodging passengers to strip naked before daubing them with paint 

Vigilante taxi drivers have been filmed forcing fare-dodging passengers to strip naked and daubing them with paint in Russia. Surprisingly Russian police are taking no action against a new trend.

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.

Outrage in South Africa as hunters on 'platforms massacre hundreds of animals that are herded in front of their guns'

Animal activists descended on the farm in Limpopo province, north of Johannesburg, earlier today, hoping to convince organisers to call of the week-long slaughter.

And for my next trick... Eve the pit bull shows off her party piece of balancing a wine glass on her head while her owner fills it up

Pit bull dog balances a glass on her HEAD while owner fills it with wine

The pet owner from Wilmington, North Carolina, captured footage of his talented dog in action and posted it to his YouTube channel. In the clip, Nate Cook places an empty wine glass on top of Eve's head and immediately sets about filling it up with red wine. The dog shows incredible discipline throughout the video and is later congratulated by her owner.

In sickness and in SELFIE! Vicar interrupts wedding ceremony to grab a snap with the happy couple and their guests

Emma and Jamie Scarborough, from Corby Northamptonshire, were stunned when their vicar pulled out a selfie stick before they swapped vows. The bride, 26, called the shot 'extra special.'

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

Unnamed pensioner fell off scooter in Henan, central China on August 30. The 60-year-old falling off his ride and struggling in water for three minutes. He drowned after no one helped him.

Special effects or the return of a Pterosaur? Amateur footage appears to capture extinct reptile flying over Ohio

In the clip, which was captured by an amateur filmmaker, an unidentified flying creature commands the sky over Boise, the capital city of the state of Ohio.

Meet Leopold the Lego priest: U.S. 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.

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Was that REALLY the best place to park? Audi A6 is swallowed by the sea after owner left it on a beach

Audi A6 swallowed by the sea after owner left it on a beach in Kent

The driver left the silver Audi A6 on what he thought was a safe spot on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent (inset). But while the motorist was gone, the tide came in and the car quickly became submerged. Bystanders watched in disbelief as water flooded in through the open windows and waves lapped at the roof (pictured main). Coastguards were alerted and the £2,000 car was later towed away as a write-off.

Fit for a king or queen! Inside the incredible £100-a-night sandcastle hotels with electricity, running water and toilets

At €150 a night (approximately £110 or $170) based on double occupancy, the giant sandcastles in the Dutch cities of Oss and Sneek have been fully booked for weeks.

UK economy facing 'rollercoaster of risks' as global uncertainty takes toll on British manufacturing

Range Rovers and Land Rovers are built on the production line at the Jaguar Land Rover factory on January 10, 2014 in Solihull, England. 

The luxury vehicle manufacturer has invested around 1.5 billion GBP in its Solihull plant, which has been the home of Land Rover for 60 years, and has created 1,700 new jobs. Figures from the motor industry have recorded 2.26 million vehicle registrations in 2013, a rise of 10.8% from 2012 and the highest annual car sales since 2007.  


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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.

The donkey who thinks he's a dog! Three-year-old Dougie has the run of the house and loves nothing more than walks, cuddles... and watching tennis

Dougie is a three-year-old miniature donkey who lives with his owners Cal and Tom Stockbridge in Pickering, Yorkshire, where he has run of the house and goes for walks.

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.

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.

A quiet word in your ear, my deer: Moment a doe lets a crow clean out ticks and parasites with its beak 

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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