May the best man win: Leo takes on Eddie in 2016 Golden Globes nominations but Carol tops table with five nods... as leading love interests Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara also go head-to-head

Carol leads 2016 Golden Globes nominations with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara voted for

The 73rd Golden Globe nominees were announced on Thursday by Angela Bassett, America Ferrera, Chloë Grace Moretz and Dennis Quaid at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The Golden Globes are regarded as the second most prestigious awards ceremony for American film, just behind the Academy Awards. The awards are an accolade bestowed by 93 member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for film and television, both foreign and domestic.

Man, 21, who 'shot good Samaritan in the stomach for trying to stop kidnapping' is now accused of raping and robbing a couple at gunpoint less than 24 hours later

Euric Cain who 'shot Peter Gold' is now accused of rape and robbing a couple

Euric Cain, 21 (left), the man accused of shooting Peter Gold, 25 (right), in New Orleans, is now accused of holding a couple at gunpoint, raping the woman, then forcing the man to perform oral sex on him while on the run. On November 20, police say Cain was attempting to kidnap a woman when Gold saw what was happening and tried to stop it. Cain is accused of shooting Gold and then going on the run, before being caught three days later.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer gives birth to identical twin girls - but will she keep her job?

NEW The 40-year-old, who is married to Silicon Valley investor Zachary Bogue, tweeted on Thursday: 'Our identical twin girls were born early this morning. Our whole family is doing great!'

U.S. sailors face accusations that they secretly filmed women on board a Wyoming submarine as others acted as 'lookouts'

The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Wyoming (SSBN 742) returns to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay following routine operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Rex Nelson/Released)

The filming allegedly took place over a 10 month period on a Wyoming submarine when sailors secretly recorded female midshipman in the shower and changing rooms.

Catholics should NOT attempt to convert Jews but work with them to combat anti-semitism, says Vatican in major document ending centuries of hate

The ground-breaking document released today by the Vatican draws the Church further than ever from the strained relations of the past, saying that Christianity and Judaism are intertwined in history.

Just another day in paradise: ISIS release bizarre series of pictures showing how they spend their down time diving, building boats and FISHING

Bizarre ISIS pictures show jihadis diving, boat building and FISHING

Islamic State has released a bizarre series of pictures showing extremists taking time off from their bloodthirsty jihad to go fishing, boat building and diving (pictured) in the Euphrates River. Photographs of the surreal scenes show them posing by the water's edge with fish, grinning proudly while they hold up their catch. Some are seen still carrying their automatic machine guns, while others are dressed in camouflage fatigues and their faces remain concealed.

Trump soars again with 35 percent of Republican primary voters backing him in new poll

It him 19 points ahead of Ted Cruz and 22 points in front of Ben Carson. Hillary Clinton was also up 20 points on her closest competitor, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Father of San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik condemns his daughter's attack and says he is 'in such pain I cannot describe it'

This undated photo provided by the FBI shows Tashfeen Malik. Malik and her husband, Syed Farook, died in a fierce gunbattle with authorities several hours after their commando-style assault on a gathering of Farook's colleagues from San Bernardino, Calif., County's health department Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. (FBI via AP)

Gulzar Ahmad Malik, father of California killer Tashfeen Malik, spoke from his home in Saudi Arabia today to say he regrets his daughter's actions, and doesn't know why she killed 14 people.

PIERS MORGAN: Trump's Muslim travel ban may be dumb but laid-back, do-nothing Obama is even dumber 

Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban may be dumb but laid-back, do-nothing Obama is even

I don't agree with, or like, Donald Trump's (right) call to ban all Muslims. I think it's illegal, unconstitutional and downright bigoted. But by taking such an extreme position, he may force more timid politicians like President Obama(left) to finally confront this ISIS menace properly - before it's too late. Saying all Muslims are potential terrorists is stupid and dangerous.But pretending none of them are is even more stupid and dangerous.

Trump puts off Israel trip 'until after I become president' after Netanyahu rebukes him over Muslim ban call

'I have decided to postpone my trip to Israel and to schedule my meeting with @Netanyahu at a later date after I become President of the U.S.' he wrote on Twitter this morning.

The frontline of Germany's migrant crisis: Inside the small town where Nazi hate mobs hold violent protests and threaten to burn down refugee centres

Freital is the poster town for Germany's migrant crisis

The German town of Freital, with a population of 39,000 people, is on the brink after 2,200 refugees moved into the town. Frietal has become the poster town for Germany's migrant crisis, which has seen one million migrants pour into the country this year. Anti-immigration protesters have clashed with pro-refugee demonstrators outside the 35 euros a night Hotel Leonardo holding 400 migrants in Freital. Sam Jaff, 30, from Baghdad in Iraq (inset right) told MailOnline 'When we walk in the city people show me the finger.' Gandhi Jan, 28, (inset right) added: 'My dream is to go to Britain. London is very good. I love Britain. People would love to go there.' Reports of sex attacks in Germany's migrant centres are also on the rise. Pregnant Ayan Arab Nuur, 19, (inset left) from Somalia, told MailOnline she fears for her safety - adding: 'They knock at my door. I'm not safe'

Astonishing DIY rocket made out of gas canisters among the homemade arsenal seized by Iraqi forces after storming an ISIS arms depot in Ramadi

Iraqi forces paraded rockets made from gas canisters (pictured) through the besieged city and laid out hundreds of explosive shells after a breakthrough battle against the terror group

Revealed: Bieber's mystery 17-year-old Instagram girl is a £3-an-hour babysitter who breached by-law for drinking in street

Bieber's mystery 17-year-old Instagram girl is a £3-an-hour babysitter who breached by-law

The mystery girl who caught Justin Bieber's eye on Instagram is 17-year-old Spanish student Cindy Kimberley (pictured and inset), who earns £3-an-hour as a babysitter, MailOnline can reveal. Going by the name 'wolficindy', the beauty lives in the Costa Blanca resort of Denia near Benidorm and advertises herself on the internet as a babysitter to children aged four to six and says she has one year's experience. Music star Bieber, 21, put her on the map when he shared a picture to his 47.5million Instagram followers asking: 'OMG who is this!'

Oil slump forces the Gulf to tax its citizens for the first time: Six countries including Saudi Arabia to introduce VAT as revenues plunge 

After enjoying years of raking in their wealth from gas and oil revenues, six Gulf countries are starting to feel the financial pressure following a fall in prices and are set to tax their citizens.

The embarrassing hidden symptoms of menopause: From prolapse to incontinence, experts reveal the unspoken but distressing realities HALF of all women face 

Yale, Dartmouth and Connecticut Healthcare researchers revealed that menopause causes 51 per cent of women to have a host of physical problems - but 33 per cent of these women don't seek medical help.

'They polarize anyone who is not white, thin, tall and happy': Girl Meets World star Rowan Blanchard, 14, slams celebrity 'squads' like Taylor Swift's for being too 'exclusive' 

The 14-year-old Disney actress said the cliquey way female friendship is portrayed by celebrities and in the media these days is 'polarizing'. She didn't call out Taylor specifically.

America Ferrera is mistaken for Gina Rodriguez by the Golden Globes during early morning nominations announcement

When tweeting about America's appearance at the Golden Globes nominations announcement at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the Hollywood Foreign Press tweeted she was Gina.

Quentin Tarantino SNUBBED by the Golden Globes just days after saying The Hateful Eight is a contender for the Oscars

The controversial filmmaker is notably absent from the shortlist for Best Director and Best Picture, and none of his film's stars were deemed good enough for a Best Actor nod.

MC Michelle Obama on the track: First Lady makes a cringeworthy rap video encouraging young people to attend college 

Michelle Obama makes CollegeHumor video with Jay Pharoah to promote college

'If you wanna fly jets, you should go to college. Reach high and cash checks? Fill your head with knowledge,' Obama raps (left with Jay Pharoah) as comedian Jay Pharoah makes it rain bills down onto the White House floor (bottom right) in the video. Pharoah is known for his Saturday Night Live impression of her husband President Barack Obama. Obama (top right) and Pharoah had help on the video from viral video makers The Gregory Brothers, and it was produced by IAC/InterActive's CollegeHumor, which makes viral comedy videos. The campaign is part of a larger White House effort to address slipping US college graduation rates.

Barbra Streisand urges women to join forces to vote for Hillary Clinton to become president after saying gender discrimination makes her angry

The 10-time Grammy winner urged women to vote for Clinton in next year's election saying she is someone who would 'represent our values and interests' during an awards ceremony in LA.

Stepmother of missing boy, 7, believed to have been fed to pigs by his father, is arrested in Kansas on murder and child abuse charges

This undated photo provided by the Wyandotte County Detention Center shows Heather Jones. Jones, wife of a Kansas bail bondsman charged with abusing his missing 7-year-old son, was taken into custody Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, on a bench warrant for a petty theft from 2012. Wyandotte County Jail records show that Jones is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder and child abuse but has not been charged. Stepmother Jones has alleged that her husband, Michael A. Jones, abused her and his missing 7-year-old son. The remains of a juvenile were found at a barn on the couple's property but haven't been identified. (Wyandotte County Detention Center via AP)

Heather Jones, the wife of a Kansas bail bondsman who is charged with abusing his missing 7-year-old son, was arrested Thursday on child abuse and first-degree murder charges.

Kate gets swept away! Duchess' new hairstyle takes flight as she shines in vibrant $1,500 dress teamed with high-street coat on her third public outing in a week

Kate Middleton wears Emilia Wickstead dress and Reiss coat at Action on Addiction centre

Wearing a dress by designer Emilia Wickstead, right, and a $500 coat by high street store Reiss, left, a favorite of Kate's, the royal was visiting the Center for Addiction Treatment Studies to see its work providing training, education and professional development for those working in addiction and other related fields. The Duchess was there in her role as patron of the charity Action on Addiction, one of the first she took on after joining the royal family.

Would you brag about these locations? Facebook reveals its most checked-in places of 2015 

Around a billion users go on Facebook daily with many sharing their locations with friends. The social media site has revealed its top 20 most checked-in locations, with Disney dominating.

How to choose the best urinal using MATH: Scientists calculate which spot to take to ensure privacy in the men's room

Mathematicians at Carleton University in Ottawa say occupying the furthest urinal from the door gives a man the maximum time before a man stands next to them.

Do you suffer from resting Kanye face? Charity tells staff not to copy rap star's stern expression saying it makes them look unapproachable

Senior staff in the Illinois division of Goodwill have used a picture of the rapper to show how it is important for staff to look more approachable when dealing with others in the workplace.

Mother of three, 38, who delayed cancer treatment to deliver her fourth child dies just a few days after the baby was born

Cara Combs who delayed cancer treatment to deliver child dies days after baby's birth

Cara Combs, 38 (center), was 23 weeks pregnant with her fourth child when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Melanoma, but decided to delay her treatment five weeks to give birth to her daughter. Her family say she was scheduled and ready to begin treatment to fight the cancer following the arrival of baby Shaylin on December 5 (inset), however she passed away three days after the birth. Just a few days before the birth of 'Shay', the family came together to have their portrait taken (main), not knowing it would be their final photo all together.

Beware the daughter-in-law this Christmas: The parents who split from their sons because of rows with his wife

A charity found Christmas was the hardest time for those estranged from their families, with the majority believing they could never have a functional relationship with their parents.

'He wanted me to drug kids so he could touch them': How Jared Fogle made Russell Taylor 'call him daddy, obtain drugs and film underage children with the help of his wife' 

Russell Taylor is claiming that Jared Fogle was sex-crazed and demanded that he call him 'daddy' while setting up cameras in his house with the help of his wife so they could send him footage of children.

Having children with a much older man is a DISASTER: As Ronnie Wood fathers twins at 68, a brutally candid warning from a couple whose marriage has imploded...

Having children with a much older man is a disaster

44-year-old British woman Rachel Ragg desperately wanted children with Anthony, 75. She soon realised Anthony was just too old to handle young children. Much to his dismay, Rachel has decided it's best for Anthony to live apart from the family. Their family home is recently sold and they will move out four days before Christmas. Anthony admits men his age should think twice before fatherhood.

All-white jury enters fourth day WITHOUT a verdict in trial of white Oklahoma cop accused of raping at least 13 black women on-duty, including teen and a grandmother

Daniel Holtzclaw is pictured as he listens to testimony as prosecutors continue their case in his trial in Oklahoma City, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer, is facing dozens of charges alleging he sexually assaulted 13 women while on duty. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

The jury - eight men and four women - will enter their fourth day of deliberations Thursday in the case of Daniel Holtzclaw, who faces 36 counts of rape, sexual battery and other charges.

Oklahoma mother and her boyfriend arrested for the rape and murder of her four-year-old daughter

Courtney Le'ann Hansche and her boyfriend, 27-year-old Michael Nordbye have been arrested for the rape and murder of the woman's daughter Jaydenn Hansche in Washington County.

Are these the world's scariest landing strips? The airport approaches so terrifying even pilots will think twice 

MailOnline Travel reveals the world’s scariest landing strips at airports around the world

To get to certain idyllic spots in the world, you have to land at some seriously challenging airports. Some flanked by the ocean like the Marshall Islands, are hair-raising even for pilots. Sint Marteen Airport (left) in the Caribbean is notorious for its low approach over a crowded beach. Kai Tak Airport (top right) in Hong Kong forces pilots to descend through high rises and mountains. Manakara Airport (bottom right) in Madagascar is cut in two by an active railway line.

San Francisco police chief demands stun guns for officers after knife-wielding man is shot dead by FIVE cops

Police Chief Greg Suhr's call for Tasers comes one week after the shooting death of Mario Woods, 26, which was caught on video, sparking widespread protests in San Francisco.

Now that really is a HIGH-way: Engineers put finishing touches to Chinese suspension bridge that will be one of the world's biggest

Chinese engineers put finishing touches to huge suspension bridge in China

Workers are applying waterproof materials and asphalt to the Qingshui River Bridge with a fortnight to go until traffic is permitted across. The bridge, which cost ¥1.54billion (£158million) and took two years to build, will be 1,332ft (406m) tall and with a span of 3,707ft (1,130m). It has been built in rocky karst terrain to improve transport links between the provincial capital of Guiyang and neighbouring counties. It will shorten the distance from Weng'an county to Guiyang from about 100 miles to 23 miles, construction director Gao Heng said.

Think you're popular? It's all in the mind: Brain scans reveal your social standing could be based on how your brain is wired

Popularity may not just be down to good looks or witty jokes. Scientists at Columbia University suggest that popular people's brains are better at picking up subtle social cues.

Housebound girl with an incurable condition experiences school thanks to a robot called 'Princess' that goes to class for her - with a live webcam link to her bedroom

Lexie Kinder, 11, from South California, suffers from a condition that affects oxygenation of her blood. Now a child-size robot, dubbed 'Princess VGo' by friends, is allowing her to experience school.

Beverly Hills jeweler was so drunk he can't remember two New York call girls stealing his $590,000 watch during hotel room party

Steven Rostovsky doesn't remember hookers stealing watch at Baccarat Hotel after parting

Steven Rostovsky, a married 52-year-old father-of-three, had been partying with the women at the Sapphire Gentlemen's Club early Monday before heading to his suite at the nearby Baccarat Hotel (inset). Rostovsky (left) told The New York Post on Wednesday: 'The truth is, I was drunk. I don't remember.' Rostovsky put $6,000 cash and his Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30-degree Technique watch (right) in an unlocked safe in the 12th-floor room. While Rostovsky went to the bedroom with one of the women - one white and one black - the other one snagged the limited-edition watch and the cash from the safe while the jeweler was none the wiser. The NYPD has images of the women from surveillance video and are attempting to use DNA working girls left on drinking glasses from the room to identify the suspected thieves.

Having a blast this Christmas? Warning over this season's must-have present after series of hoverboard explosions and fires

They are the must-have gift this Christmas but with prices ranging to more than $2,000, hoverboards are not cheap. And with warnings about devices exploding, how do you buy a safe one?

Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Aniston and Julianne Moore among host of celebrities to team up with Obama in video calling for stricter gun laws

Amy Schumer, Jennifer Aniston, Sofia Vergara, and Julianne Moore are just a few of the celebrities who joined President Obama in speaking out against gun violence in a PSA this week.

Death of mother, 22, who was mauled in pit bull attack is bizarrely ruled a SUICIDE - and her grieving fiance still sticks up for the breed 

Death of mother, 22, who was mauled in pit bull attack, is bizarrely ruled a SUICIDE - and

Rebecca Hardy (left), 22, of Port Huran, Michigan, was mauled to death by two pit bull mixes on December 3. Her death has been ruled a suicide because she willingly climbed the fence into their enclosure, said the medical examiner. She leaves behind an 18-month-old daughter. The Detroit area has stepped up a call for a ban on pit bulls due to an earlier attack on a 4-year-old, who died after being mauled by a pack of pit bulls. Hardy's grieving fiance, however, calls a ban 'stupid.'

How deadly is your Christmas tree? Shocking footage shows how a single spark can turn decorations into a festive inferno within TEN SECONDS

Living trees only need a single spark to set ablaze, and can devastate entire homes in moments as tinder-dry branches and parched needles light up in an instant.

'Good grief, I'm in over my head': Sgt Bowe Bergdahl describes deserting his military base for the first time in highly-anticipated second season of Serial

Bergdahl's account comes hours after Republicans released a 98-page report claiming the Obama administration misled Congress about the effort to release the so-called Taliban Five.

Nights in the backpacker ghetto: Street massage, laughing gas and cheap beer on tap feature in photo tour of Bangkok (but does it all look a little tame?)

Nights in the backpacker ghetto: Street massage, laughing gas and cheap beer on tap

With a beer bottle in one hand and a camera in the other, photographer Maciej Dakowicz captured the highs and lows of revellers in Bangkok's 'backpacker ghetto'. Every year tourists from around the world still flock to the Thai capital - a city notorious for its hedonistic vibrancy, making it a paradise for holidaymakers who prefer to come out at night.

Mother-of-two middle school teacher, 35, accused of perfoming sex acts on her 14-year-old male student

California teacher Mysti Moriah Lingenfelter, 35, is facing charges of lewd acts on a child and oral copulation with a person under 16 stemming from her alleged encounters with a boy in 2011-2012.

Man pleads guilty to plying his 16-year-old babysitter with drugs and alcohol and having sex with her AND his wife - the wife faces similar charges

Louis Wilhelm, 35, of Millcreek, Utah pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of having sex with his 16-year-old babysitter. He faces ten years in prison. His wife, Samantha, is facing similar charges.

EXCLUSIVE: Christmas, the Rachael Ray way! Celebrity chef shares her favorite festive recipes with FEMAIL and reveals her top tips for hosting holiday gatherings

Christmas, the Rachael Ray way! Celebrity chef shares her favorite festive recipes with

From her grandfather's stuffed artichokes recipe to her secrets for hosting festive gatherings without any stress, The Rachael Ray Show host has shared her beloved family recipes and best tips for making the most of holiday season with Daily Mail Online.

New Mexico man faces 30 years in prison after being convicted of beating two homeless Navajo men to death with cinder blocks as they slept

Jurors found Alex Rios guilty of two counts of second-degree murder after hearing gruesome details about the attack in a vacant lot in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in July 2014.

Pretty fly... for Wi-Fi: Infographic reveals which airports around the world have the fastest internet speeds (and it's Thailand that is leading the way)

best WiFi airports in the world

Top of the pile is Don Mueang International Airport in Thailand, that recorded the fastest download speed of 42.22Mbps. Seven of the top 20 ranked were all in the Far Eastern country.

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Family's horror as accused killer is found NOT GUILTY in murder of aspiring teacher who was shot dead for his iPod

Family's horror as accused killer is found NOT GUILTY in murder of aspiring teacher who

A Philadelphia jury on Wednesday acquitted Marcellus Jones (left), 37, of all charges in June 2008 killing of 23-year-old teaching student Beau Zabel (right), who was ambushed and shot in the back of the neck during a street robbery on his way home from work. Jones, who testified in his own defense during the trial, is already serving a life sentence for the killing of his suspected getaway driver.

How to REALLY spot a liar: Scowling, eye contact and exaggerated hand movements are all signs someone is hiding the truth

The software was developed at the University of Michigan. Their prototype considers both the speaker's words and gestures, and unlike a polygraph, doesn't need to touch the subject.

Adidas shoes could soon be made by ROBOTS: Firm is working on a prototype stitching machine for its Berlin stores

Adidas hopes to be able to produce a custom-made running shoe from scratch in a store in Berlin by next year, using a stitching machine and a foamer to make the sole. Stock image pictured.

Photo of high school senior posing with a crossbow is banned from yearbook because it is a 'weapon'

DERRY, Pa. ? A high school student and her mother are speaking out after they say district officials refused to allow a photo of the student posing with her hunting bow in the school yearbook.

Lisa Bihon said that when she posted her daughter?s senior picture online, she didn't think it would get the response it did.

Lisa Bihon said she submitted the photo of her daughter holding a bow to the yearbook section called "Ads for Grads," which is paid for by parents. She said archery is a sport her daughter loves and grew up doing with her dad.

"She's been doing it since she could walk. Her and her dad hunt. She's an avid hunter. She hunts deer, and it's the only sport she does,? Bihon said.

However, Bihon said she got a phone call from a teacher at Derry Area High School, saying she can't use that picture because her daughter's holding a weapon.

"I think it's wrong, and I think that everybody's taking it too far. It's not a weapon. She's not hurting anybody, and she should be allowed

Lisa Bihon, from Pennsylvania, posted her daughter Jordyn's picture online. She submitted the photo to the yearbook section called 'Ads for Grads,' which is paid for by parents.

Does Kim Jong-un have a HYDROGEN bomb? North Korean leader makes chilling suggestion that country is now capable of launching devastating weapon 

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has proudly claimed that the secret state has developed a hydrogen bomb, a step up from the less powerful atomic bomb.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel FINALLY apologizes for the death of Laquan McDonald as the city fights release of another video showing fatal shooting of a black teen by a white cop

The family of Cedrick Chatman sued the city after the black 17-year-old, who was a suspect in a car theft, was killed by a white officer on January 7, 2013, and now many want to see the tape released.

Terrifying moment landslide crashes into roadside houses and pushes them towards busy traffic in China

Drivers in Congjiang County, south China, were metres away from being flattened when a landslide pushed two houses onto a busy road. The incident was captured on a traffic surveillance camera.

'The odor I produced brought out sweetness in both of us': Meet the wife who insists that FARTING in front of your husband improves your relationship and increases intimacy

Jessica Gentile, 30, said farting creates a more open, honest relationship. The New Jersey newlywed said bathroom humor is a staple in their home and women shouldn't have to deny their bodily functions.

Las Vegas man held over month-long kidnap and rape of girl, 14, he met on the internet 'may have had other victims'

Jimmy Carter Kim, 26, from Las Vegas, Nevada, pictured, is accused of meeting his alleged victim in Arizona and returned to his home more than 100 miles away where he held her prisoner.

'You are so beautiful': Florida driver serenades his way out of a ticket by singing a Joe Cocker love song after female cops stop him for not wearing a seatbelt

'You are so beautiful': Florida driver serenades his way out of a ticket by singing a Joe

TJ Bristol, a gospel singer and the chaplain of Orange County Jail, was stopped by police in Florida and decided to film the encounter with the help of a selfie stick. After telling the camera he was going to 'sing his way out of this ticket', he launches in to rendition of Joe Cocker's classic ballad You Are So Beautiful - to the obvious delight of the officers.

Elephant rides could be BANNED in India as Supreme Court look into petition over treatment of animals

Elephant riding in Goa and Rajasthan came under scrutiny from officials this week after a number of judges raised concerns saying that the animals may be subject to torture.

Wash and GO! Inventor of 'world's fastest BATH TUB' hits 49mph on a Welsh beach in gale-force winds of Storm Desmond

Richard Dorman made his quixotic attempt to outpace all other bathing vessels on Pembrey Sands in Carmarthenshire, South Wales while Storm Desmond was pummeling the country.

Cold-hearted mother, 23, charged with murdering newborn son with pair of scissors because 'he wouldn't stop crying'

NEW The horrific case of a young woman in Beijing found guilty of murdering her illegitimate infant son with scissors because of his persistent crying has appalled scores of people across China.

Badly burned girl, 8, who lost her entire family in arson attack receives hundreds of Christmas cards and more than $200,000 in donations

NEW Aged just five, Safyre Terry suffered severe burns to over 75 percent of her body in a New York house fire. Now, two years on, she's got one Christmas wish - to have enough cards to fill her tree.

Iraq citizen wins $6.4million Oregon lotto jackpot - but his identity has to be kept secret in case he is robbed or kidnapped in his own country

The man, who is not being named, is the first ever foreign winner of the lotto's top prize after he used a third party to purchase the winning ticket at a grocery store in Bend.

The 'Paris Hilton effect': Plane passengers are buying doctor's notes off the internet to allow them to take their pets into the cabin at no extra charge

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In the U.S, under the terms of the Air Carrier Access Act, people are permitted to take animals on board a flight if they can't function without the support of the animal.

Want a break with guaranteed sunshine or snow and the cleanest air? The countries that get the best weather in the world

Whether you feel most at home soaking up the sun or heading to the slopes, here are the destinations with the most perfect weather conditions from around the world.

Netanyahu's attack dog: Mortified Israeli PM's rescue pooch Kaiya bites two of his guests at Hannukah ceremony

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) stands next to his recently adopted dog Kaiya during his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (rear & 3rd L) in Jerusalem November 24, 2015. Netanyahu's recently adopted dog Kaiya has sunk her teeth into her new position, biting two visitors at an event on December 9, 2015, including the husband of the deputy foreign minister. Picture taken November 24, 2015.   REUTERS/Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv/Handout   ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS.  FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

The usually docile canine took a snip at a lawmaker and the husband of the deputy foreign minister during a candle-lighting ceremony to mark Hannukah at his Jerusalem residence.

Prosecutors seek the death penalty for 33-year-old dad who 'strangled and beat his five children, ages one to eight, to death'

Prosecutors seek death penalty for Timothy Ray Jones Jr who 'murdered his five kids'

Timothy Ray Jones Jr (pictured in September 2014, left) was arrested on September 6, 2014, when he confessed to killing his five children after being pulled over for a traffic stop in Mississippi. Jones reportedly led police to a field in Alabama where he dumped the bodies of his children: 1-year-old Abigail Elizabeth (top left), 7-year-old Elias (top center), 8-year-old Merah, 6-year-old Nahtahn (bottom left), and 2-year-old Gabriel (bottom right). In court on Wednesday, prosecutors announced their intention to seek the death penalty in the murder trial.

How video games are helping children recover from brain injuries: 'Diego the robot' encourages paralysed girl to move again

Grace McShane, seven, of Northumberland, is starting to move after a bleed on the brain left her paralysed. This is with the help of the robot 'Diego' at the Great North Children's Hospital (GNCH).

Dinosaur VEINS found inside a fossil: Soft tissue from 80-million-year-old hadrosaur is spotted in remains found in Montana

Scientists from North Carolina Univeristy have confirmed that vein-like structures found in an 80-million-year-old fossil are real dinosaur veins and not the result of contamination.

Naked man attempts to steal a Fed Ex truck in California but is forced to flee on foot as he did not know how to drive the vehicle

Albert Luna, 19, from Coachella California, demanded the keys to the Fed Ex truck, despite not wearing any clothes and tried to flee in the vehicle but was forced to abandon it when he couldn't drive it.

Sneeze and it's gone! Chinese barber uses tiny strands of hair to create incredible pictures of iconic celebrities

35-year-old barber Li Hailing from east China has taken a key element from his day job as a barber and used it for his art. His most favoured piece is Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe.

Thousands are left without power after ferocious storms and flooding hit Pacific Northwest

The Weather Service forecast said a number of major Puget Sound area rivers had overflowed, and it issued warnings of other floods.

Size doesn't matter, it's all about STAMINA: Cockroach females prefer smaller males with more energy to larger, slower insects 

Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University analysed the courtship rituals of Cuban burrowing cockroach (pictured), a species in which the males attract females by raising their wings.

See Prometheus in all its glory: Close-up image reveals the bizarre pockmarked surface of Saturn's 'potato moon'

Nasa's image-processing centre in Colorado has released one of the highest resolution views of Prometheus, Saturn's potato-shaped moon. The shot was acquired by the Cassini space probe.

Ex-police chief is arrested for 'beating junkie who stole his porn and sex toys then coerced officers to lie about it'

Former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke  is escorted to a vehicle by FBI personnel outside an FBI office in Melville, N.Y. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015.  Prosecutors didn't immediately announce charges, but Burke had been under scrutiny for years over an allegation that he beat a prisoner in 2012. He resigned from the force in October. (Steve Pfost/Newsday via AP)  NYC LOCALS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT Newsday photo by Steve Pfost

Former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke was arrested on Wednesday on charges he took revenge against Christopher Loeb who allegedly stole his sex toys in 2012.

Agonising moment a rescue worker pulls a plastic fork from a turtle's nose - just months after discovering another one with a straw jammed in its nostril

Animal rescue experts found the olive ridley turtle shuffling along a beach in Costa Rica, Central America and went about removing the fork, which was jammed in its nostril.

That's one way to get closer to nature: Wildlife volunteer, 23, has her hair, legs - and even her armpit - groomed by enthusiastic BABOON

BABOON grooms hair, legs and armpit of wildlife volunteer, 23

Stacey Feltham, 23, held still while Shauna, a female chacma baboon, hunted through her hair for bugs and dirt at the Naankuse wildlife sanctuary in Namibia. After Shauna finished with her hair, the five-year-old primate turned to her legs and picked at them as well in a show of affection. It had earlier also groomed her armpi

JetBlue passenger who 'threatened to blow up plane' on flight from JFK to Palm Beach pleads guilty to punching flight attendant

Alija Kucuk was on JetBlue flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Palm Beach International Airport in October when witnesses say he started running down the aisle.

The woman who doesn't recognise her own REFLECTION: Mother-of-two who suffers from face blindness can't remember what her children look like 

KC Andrew, 60, from Portland, Oregon, has prosopagnosia or facial blindness. The medical condition means she can't recognise her own face, or that of her children, friends or colleagues.

A Pakistani diplomat's son was' arrested for having sex with a 13-year-old Bronx girl he met via social media'

Pakistani diplomat's son Mehmood Ur Rehman Rahimoon, 20, of Scarsdale, New York was arrested this week for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old girl he met on the Whisper app.

Terrifying moment landslide crashes into roadside houses and pushes them towards busy traffic in China

Drivers in Congjiang County, south China, were metres away from being flattened when a landslide pushed two houses onto a busy road. The incident was captured on a traffic surveillance camera.

Queen Rania of Jordan dons a mortarboard and frilly lace bib as she receives an honorary degree in international cooperation and development sciences 

Queen Rania has had her endeavours applauded by La Sapienza University in Rome. The 45-year-old received an honorary degree in International Cooperation and Development Science.

Transgender men give VERY honest accounts of everyday life - from checking that public loos have cubicles and 'crying at everything' thanks to taking hormones

Transgender man, Jake Graf, from London, told FEMAIL that he wanted his video featuring bloggers and activists to give trans teenagers hope that there is 'light at the end of what can be a very long tunnel.'

Back from the brink! Endangered Amur tiger makes history by becoming the first of its kind to give birth to two cubs after being re-released to the wild

The Amur tigress named Zolushka, who was found orphaned in the winter of 2012, was captured on motion-sensing cameras at Bastak Nature Reserve in Far East Russia with her two young cubs.

I can't BARE it! AirAsia passenger shares disgusting pictures of woman who put her feet on her armrest through the whole four hour flight

AirAsia passenger shares pictures of woman who put her feet on her armrest during flight

A Chinese woman said she endured the worst flight of her life when her armrest was occupied by the bare feet of a fellow passenger for four hours. The woman, named Ms Wu, said her rear passenger, who is allegedly also Chinese, reached out from behind and rested her feet on her chair during the AirAsia flight FD588 from Bangkok to Xi'an on November 29. Ms Wu said she complained to the hostess, but was told nothing could be done because 'they are all Chinese'.

Is this the most entertaining flight layover of all time? Ballet dancers perform hilarious routines on airport's moving walkway

Dancers from State Street Ballet, in Santa Barbara, California, held each other over their heads and did handstands on the walkway to pass the time at Denver's international airport.

Whole grains DO cause flatulence and more toilet trips - but this is a sign of good intestinal health, experts claim

Those eating processed wheat rather than whole grains said they felt more bloated and tired as a result, according to a study by the University of Copenhagen.

Outrage after Zenith cruise ship's anchor 'completely destroyed' a portion of coral reef in the Cayman Islands 

Underwater footage shot by a dive instructor, Scott Prodahl, shows the anchor and its chain draped across the reef - breaking off pieces of coral - while the ship was in George Town's harbour.

The real-life Grinch: Florida cop's wife caught stealing packages of Christmas gifts from porch of another officer's family

Dana Hager, 42, from Lakeland, was seen on security footage brazenly strolling up to the front door and taking two large brown USPS packages which contained presents for the family's toddler.

Start your pudding a week early and spend 24 hours on the turkey: When to begin your festive cooking (and it's MUCH earlier than you think)

Preparing the biggest meal of the year can be a daunting task. Ao.com's step-by-step guide to cooking your festive feast t charts the countdown of Christmas food prep from fridge to table.

Down with this rubbish! Angry Ukrainian mob fed up with local bureaucrat's fraud seize him outside his office and throw him into the GARBAGE 

Nikolay Shershun, a former city deputy in the city of Rivne in the west of the country was grabbed by masked men and marched down the street while being kicked before being thrown in a bin.

'Can you count out 100 beans as that's my limit for breakfast?' The strangest requests from hotel guests revealed

Travelodge has shared the most bizarre requests that some of its 17 million customers have made - from arranging to move the moon to what time the Northern Lights come on.

Repeat drink-driver, 30, caught in an 'odd' state at McDonald's drive-thru claims he didn't know two bowls of jelly he ate at a party were soaked in VODKA

Appearing at Wellington District Court on Thursday, Mathew Vibert, from New Zealand told a judge he had eaten two bowls of jelly at a friend's barbecue on the night of September 6, 2014.

Could this finally end the agony of back pain? Ibuprofen patches deliver 10 TIMES the amount of painkiller through the skin

The patch, developed by the University of Warwick and Coventry-based company Medherant, could pave the way for other 'long-acting' treatments for back pain and arthritis, scientists say.

'Born-again' Christian government worker could face hate-crime charges after she was caught on camera throwing coffee and ranting at Muslims praying in a park

'Born-again' Christian government worker could face hate-crime charges after she was

The woman caught on video harassing a group of Muslims in Castro Valley, California's Lake Chabot Regional Park on Sunday has been identified as Department of Corrections worker Denise Slader. Rasheed Albeshari says he and friends were praying in the park that afternoon when Slader came up to them and started condemning their religion. A park ranger tried to intervene, but the situation escalated and Slader lunged at Albeshari for filming the exchange. The Alameda County District Attorney's Office is currently considering whether to press hate crimes against Slader. Slader is also under investigation by her employer, the Department of Corrections.

The Turkish village that got rich quick thanks to a METEORITE: Savvy residents squirrelled away bits of rock before selling them online to scientists and collectors

The 3,200 impoverished residents of Saricicek, in south east Turkey, have become rich almost overnight after selling off pieces of the meteorite that crashed into their village in September.

McDonald's to sue Mexican customer who claimed he found a rat's head in his Big Mac after authorities say it was added AFTER the burger was cooked 

The chain has been cleared of any wrongdoing by prosecutors in Mexico after the customer claimed he found the rodent's head forcing the closure of their branch in Tlalnepantla de Baz.

How to cure YOUR phobia in just 2 minutes: Single dose of a beta blocker taken while holding a tarantula 'instantly reduces fear in terrified volunteers'

Scientists from University of Amsterdam gave participants the beta-blocker propranolol when a memory of spiders was activated - which made them forget their learned fear of spiders.

Hard Rock to open hotel next to Checkpoint Charlie site in Berlin... but frustrated locals want a meaningful memorial to the historic Cold War crossing

When it opens in 2020, the 372-room hotel will serve as a shrine to Berlin's music scene and display a section of the Berlin Wall that will be inscribed with the 'thoughts and mottos' of musicians.

Is this the dream travel photography job? National Park offers a lucky shutterbug $100,000 to shoot its stunning landscapes

National Park Service is looking for a talented photographer to produce 'exhibition quality prints for exhibition, publication, or other visual purposes' of the breathtaking natural areas.

He's one in two BILLION: Boy, 6, only child ever to be diagnosed with 'rarest tumor in the world' 

George McIntosh, from the Scottish Borders, suffers from a disseminated oligodendrial leptomeningeal tumour which until now has only been found in nine adults worldwide.

   

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A mother's last kiss: Touching moment mother bids final farewell to her 10-year-old son left brain-dead by accident after donating his organs to save five people

Mother bids farewell to her brain-dead son after accident who donates organs to save five

Chu Bingli and her husband from Anhui, China, made a brave decision as their boy Chen Shuo died: to donate his organs in order to save the lives of five other patients in desperate need. An image (above) of the devastated mother kissing her son's hand while he received treatment at Linquan People's Hospital in Anhui, east China, was released to Chinese media and provided an emotive testament to her love.

Seven skips a SECOND! Astonishing video shows Chinese pupil jumping rope faster than you can count 

Chinese pupil completes 108 skips in 30 seconds at international contest in Dubai

Cen Xiaolin from Guangdong, China, racked up 108 skips in 30 seconds and 548 skips overall at the World Inter School Rope Skipping Championships at the Nad Al Sheba arena in Dubai. Video footage (pictured) almost struggled to pick up how quickly his legs were moving as he completed his round, in a competition where nine countries took part.

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'Hello from the MOTHER side!' Exhausted mom creates witty parody of Adele's Hello to vent about her daily struggles, from tough math homework to stress eating

'Hello from the MOTHER side!' Exhausted mom creates witty parody of Adele's Hello to vent

NEW Emily Mills, a singer-songwriter from Waco, Texas, created new lyrics and a video for her parody of Adele's smash hit telling a story from 'the mother side' and lamenting motherly struggles like doing math homework and stress eating. The clip has since been viewed over 600,000 times on YouTube.

'Only you know whether you are a boy or a girl': Mum inspired to write a children's book about being transgender after watching her toddler son struggle with his identity

Author Jo Hirst, from Melbourne, wrote a children's book titled The Gender Fairy after her own young son came out as transgender and she struggled to find resources to help him.

Nature's snowmen: Incredible photographs show thousands of trees transformed into frozen figures on Japanese mountains

Images of the Hakkoda mountains were captured by Sho Shibata, who is based in Aomori, north Japan. From a distance, the snow covered trees looked like giant snowmen

Emotional moment 'Secret Santa' hands out $100 bills in the street to help Ferguson residents still reeling from riots sparked by police shooting of black teenager Michael Brown

The mystery benefactor, a Kansas City businessman, visited shops and schools in Ferguson accompanied by a dozen 'elves' from the Missouri Highway Patrol, FBI and city Police Department.

Can you REALLY make pancakes with just two ingredients? FEMAIL attempts the crepe recipe storming the internet that promises fewer calories - with very mixed results

This version of the thin French pancake is the creation of Katerina Petrovska of fitness website Diethood and as they contain just water and flour, are completely suitable for vegans.

A rare glimpse of Sweden's mummified Bishop of Lund: Body of 17th century Peder Winstrup goes on display for the first time

The mummified remains of Peder Winstrup, the influential Bishop of Lund (pictured) who died in 1679, have been shown to the public before he is due to be reburied at Lund Cathedral on Friday.

A lifetime of misery: Circus bear gets new titanium jaw after having his teeth ripped out with pliers, but it's not enough to save him and he dies weighing just 90kgs 

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GRAPHIC CONTENT Invictus, a black bear, was a captive at the Harley Circus in Yucatan, southeast Mexico, where he his teeth were torn out by vengeful handlers after he broke free.

What was she inking? Canadian adrenaline junkie gets tattoo of the word 'AHHH' on her wrist while SKYDIVING 

Shannon Claydon tattoo's adrenaline junkie whilst SKYDIVING

Nadine Elaine, (centre in purple helmet, right in sunglasses) from Edmonton in Alberta, jumped out of a plane and held still while her friend scratched the word 'AHHH' into her wrist (detail inset). The pair, falling at around 120mph, clung together while tattoo artist Shannon Claydon (centre in green helmet, and far right) whipped out a batter-powered machine to make the inscription, which he had sketched out in advance.

   

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