New York gunman kills imam and assistant as they leave mosque in hate attack

An imam and his assistant were shot dead in broad daylight as they walked from a mosque in Queens. A gunman walked up to religious leader, Alala Uddin Akongi, on Saturday afternoon as he and his assistant, Thara Uddin, 65, were leaving the Al-Furqan Jame Masjid Mosque in Ozone Park. Both men were rushed to Jamaica hospital, where Akongi, a married father-of-three, was pronounced dead. His assistant died about fours later. After the shooting a crowd of angry Muslim men gathered at the scene insisting it was a hate crime, saying the two men were specifically targeted. One man said he along with many others blame Donald Trump because 'Trump and his drama has created Islamophobia'.

At least three dead and 1,000 forced to abandon their homes after flood waters ravage

Soldiers on boats and helicopters plucked people from atop their homes and cars after 'unprecedented' rain pounded Louisiana , with another two foot of it expected on Saturday. A downpour this severe has a likelihood of occurring around once every 500 years. Seven highways are already underwater - cutting off access to Baton Rouge - and a slow moving storm is expected to dump even more rain in the area, governor John Edwards warned. Residents of Baker, near Baton Rouge, were rescued by boats or waded through waist-deep, snake-infested water to reach dry ground. Shanita Angrum, 32, said she called 911 on Friday morning when she realized flood waters had trapped her family in their home. A police officer carried her six-year-old daughter Khoie on his back while she and her husband waded behind them for what 'felt like forever'.

De Niro was asked to discuss Bickle's mental illness in the legendary 1976 Scorsese film. Bickle is a depressed veteran who tries to assassinate a presidential candidate.

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In this Aug. 11, 2016, photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pelosi is advising fellow Democrats to change their cellphone numbers and not let family members read their text messages after personal and official information of Democratic House members and congressional staff was posted online. Pelosi says in a letter to Democrats that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has hired a cybersecurity firm to investigate the hacking of the committee's computers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House Minority leader warned fellow Dems on Saturday to change their numbers as she said she'd been the target of 'scores' of 'sick and obscene' calls after House members' numbers were leaked.

Tom S. Mourning II (pictured), 26, has been arrested after five people were injured on Saturday morning in apparently random roadway shootings in Joplin, Missouri.

Shots were fired at Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh, North Carolina, at approximately 2.30pm, causing terrified shoppers to flee. As of 4.30pm, no suspects had been arrested.

Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner has allegedly been caught out in a flirty exchange with a man who 'catfished' him on a recent visit to Los Angeles.

Hillary Clinton had a 'seizure' on camera, right-wing conspiracy theorists claim

Right-wing blogs and journalists have seized upon a video of Hillary Clinton responding to reporters with an 'exaggerated motion' (left and right) to suggest the Democratic nominee had a seizure. In the video, which was shot on June 10 at a muffin shop in Washington DC, Associated Press reporter Lisa Lerer was seen shouting questions at Clinton, and then laughing in surprise at the candidate's head-shaking response. Lerer said she believed Clinton was maybe being 'evasive' to the questions, but that the incident was 'innocuous'. However, Fox News host Sean Hannity dedicated a week of his shows to examining Clinton's health, which included looking at the video - he said it was 'seizure-esque' - and also bringing up and old photo of the 68-year-old slipping on a flight of stairs (inset).

Bill Clinton called FBI director James Comey's testimony before congress about Hillary Clinton's emails the 'biggest load of bull I've ever heard', at a speaking event in Las Vegas on Friday.

Donald Trump tells a protester to 'go home to mom' during Pennsylvania rally

Donald Trump told a Black Lives Matter member to 'go home to mom' after the demonstrator disrupted his campaign rally in Erie, Pennsylvania on Friday. Earlier in the event, other protesters held up signs reading 'TAX FORMS' - criticizing Trump for not releasing his tax returns - and loudly booed at Trump Supporters as they were removed from the rally. Trump steered clear of mentioning his personal taxes Friday.

Making A Murderer could lead to the freeing of a man who may be a killer

Netflix hit Making A Murderer, the story of Steven Avery's (right) conviction for killing photographer for killing photographer Teresa Halbach in Wisconsin, US, could lead to him getting a retrial. A judge last week overturned the same conviction of his nephew Brendan Dassey (left), who has a mental age of nine, after ruling the police coerced a confession out of him. Avery, jailed for life without parole, could now be granted another day in court, but it has prompted fears that a reality television show could free a guilty man.

Tennis starlet Gabriella Taylor's mystery illness that left her close to death and forced her to pull out of the Wimbledon girls' tournament could have been contracted on a trip to Uzbekistan.

The tour in the autumn will be Princess Charlotte's first official overseas visit after it was said that her parents missed her and her brother Prince George immensely while in India earlier this year.

Johnny Depp goes berserk at Amber Heard, starts smashes up marital home and 'throws a wine

Amber Heard recorded her husband Johnny Depp allegedly throwing a wine glass and bottle at her. The actress, 30, has since denied leaking the video - seemingly taken on her phone in their kitchen without Depp's, 53, knowledge - to news website TMZ. The domestic incident between the married couple - who are currently locked in an ugly divorce battle - is said to have occurred before May 21, 2016 when Depp is accused of giving his wife a black eye by throwing an iPhone at her head.

Jeffrey Lee Wood, who is scheduled to die on August 24 is on death row for a 1996 murder he did not commit and, according to some, did not know was going to be committed.

All real food is pretty super. It is variety in your diet that will maximise the potential benefits of what you eat, and keep you as healthy as possible, writes nutritional therapist JACKIE LYNCH.

Shannon Morgan, of southern New Jersey, won a lawsuit against the state Motor Vehicle Commission to have the phrase '8THEIST' written on her license plate after initially being deemed 'offensive'.

With muggy weather conditions in New York, cockroaches have the right environment to fly. Entomologist Ken Schumann says they like 'when it's warm and steamy'.

Florida teacher's open letter about why she's quitting her job after ten years goes viral

A Florida woman's letter explaining why she is leaving her job as a teacher after ten years has become an online sensation. Equestrian Trails Elementary teacher Megan Webb's piece was published by the Palm Beach Post on Tuesday. The 32-year-old lives with her parents and described her financial woes in the piece. She wrote: 'Why am I leaving? I am being forced to make a decision between the absolute love of teaching and living up to my potential to support myself.'

The shock revelation about the sex toy - which was purchased during a 'wild' staff night out in Paris - was made by her former bodyguard Ken Wharfe in his book Diana: Closely Guarded Secret.

The 26-year-old royal has been in a relationship with nightclub boss Brooksbank, 29, for the past six years and her parents are said to be 'over the moon' with the news.

The actress, 30, was met with a media frenzy as she entered the offices of Depp's attorney flanked by her own legal team. It's the third time her ex's lawyers have sought to depose her about her abuse claims.

Jose Chavez, a 33-year-old father of two, was shot in the neck

Police officer Jose Chavez, a 33-year-old father of two, had just arrived at the stop in Dona Ana County when a man got out of the car and shot him in the neck (pictured, the scene).

Russia's only track and field athlete Darya Klishina is suspended 'for doping'

Russia's only track and field athlete allowed to compete in Rio has been suspended from the Games. Long jumper Darya Klishina was suspended this evening after new evidence emerged in relation to the World Anti-Doping Agency's (Wada) report on doping in Russian athletics, a source said. All of Russia's track and field athletes were banned from the Olympics after the Olympics drugs body found systematic doping among Russian athletes. Klishina has insisted she is a 'clean athlete' and has appealed the decision.

Justin Gatlin was today involved in a new drugs flare up after running the fastest time in the 100m heats to help set up his long awaited showdown with Olympic champion Usain Bolt.

Goalkeeper Hope Solo said she's 'really bad' at losing as she shared the 'full context' of her comments about the Swedish team on Friday, in which she called them 'cowards'.

Rio Olympic chiefs will drain diving pool as it continues to turn green

Rio's Olympic chiefs today admitted they have run out of ideas on how to make the diving pool blue again - and have decided to change the water altogether. The water will be drained and replaced, a spokesman said Saturday. The first event to be held in the newly refilled pool will be synchronized swimming on Sunday. Mario Andrade, spokesman for Rio's organizing committee, said that despite several attempts to bring the water back to its usual blue, the pool has stubbornly remained green.

Mercury News of San Jose omitted Simone Manuel's name in a headline reading: 'Olympics: Michael Phelps shares historic night with African-American.'

Katie Ledecky managed to secure her fourht gold of the Rio Olympic games in the pool on Friday night after comfortably winning the Women's 800m freestyle final.

Russian diver Nadezhda Bazhina gets zero points after embarrassing back flop

She's a multiple gold medallist at several European Championships, winning events both as a part of a team and as an individual. But despite her haul, Russian diver Nadezhda Bazhina is likely to be remembered for one thing - for scoring zero with a back flop into the pool at the Rio Olympics. The athlete produced the horrendous dive (pictured main) during the 3m springboard preliminary round with an eye-watering performance. The accomplished diver seemingly losing her footing as she sprang from the board (pictured left) but completed several flips as she fell, looking as though she has regained her composure halfway through the routine (shown middle). However it wasn't to be for the Russian, who smacked back-first into the water (right), much to the amusement of commentators and viewers.

In some venues only 20 per cent of volunteers have actually shown up. Organisers are having issues with staffing Olympic venues with the helpers, as some took their freebies and didn't return.

The remaining medal ceremonies for swimming had to be pushed up to fill the time. Simone Manuel represented Team USA in the semifinals and qualified for the finals on Saturday night.

First US Olympian to wear a hijab Ibtihaj Muhammad wins bronze in the women's sabre event

The first US Olympian to wear a hijab during competition, fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad (left and right), has won a bronze medal along with her teammates in the women's team sabre event. Muhammad came to the Rio Games determined to show the world that Muslim-American women can excel in sports and she will return home to New Jersey with proof that she was right. The U.S. routed Italy 45-30 to clinch third place Saturday and the first women's medal in fencing for the Americans in Rio.

Team GB's female athletes left this hilarious note for the gold-winning boys and pinned it to their bedroom door telling them: 'This is not your room so please don't try and get in.' Owain Doull posted it on Twitter.

Anthony Ervin has become the oldest swimmer ever to clinch gold at the Olympics, with the 35-year-old winning the 50m freestyle by one one hundredth of a second.

How Singapore's 21-year-old Joseph Schooling beat his IDOL Michael Phelps: Gold medalist

An awkward Singaporean schoolboy approached his hero, Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps (left and right), at a training camp in 2008 and asked for a photo (left). Eight years later, Joseph Schooling (left, right and inset), now 21, beat his idol in the 100-meter butterfly in Rio on Friday, securing his tiny republic's first ever Olympic gold. But who is the Asian champion who set a new Olympic record of 50.39sec and edged out Phelps?

Michelle Carter, daughter of a former top American footballer and Olympian, won the USA's first-ever women's shot put Olympic gold after a dramatic final twist.

These pictures show the surreal sight of a volunteer scaling a ladder to scrub black tyre marks from the velodrome following a crash this morning.

Usain Bolt eases through the heats in 100m at the Rio Olympics 

Showman Usain Bolt is on course for his third consecutive 100m gold medal after easing his way through in the heats. The Jamaican jogged to a time of 10.07 seconds to win Heat 7 at the Joao Havelange Stadium in Rio today. There were huge roars around the Olympic arena as he breezed his way past the rest and even had a cheeky look over his shoulder twice. Bolt, who turns 30 on the final day of the Games, is aiming high in what he has said will be his final Olympics, bidding to continue his streak of gold in the men's 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay, the unprecedented 'triple-triple.'

The fastest runners, swimmers and jumpers may be on display at the Rio Olympics, but they come a distant second to their animal counterparts who hold all the world records.

US gymnastics sensation Simone Biles never knew her father and was taken away from her drug addict mother at a young age, but has gone on to defy her past to become an Olympic champion.

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Swiss train passengers injured by man in fire and knife rampage

Seven people have been injured after a man attacked passengers on a train(top right) in beautiful Swiss countryside with 'fire and a knife' today, including a six-year-old child. Officers have confirmed the train has been sealed off an it is understood the county's interior minister is holding an emergency meeting over the incident. The suspect was on fire when police arrested him at Salez-Sennwald station (left and bottom right). It is the latest in a series of similar attacks in Europe over the past month, including a 17-year-old injuring five people with an axe and knife on a train in Wuerzburg, Germany, in July.

Austin Wilkerson, 22, was convicted of sexually assaulting a fellow University of Colorado Boulder student in May this year. Now his victim has released an impact statement.

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Ivan Rosalio Mendez Perez, 23, suffered a fractured leg after a recycling truck accidentally scooped him up from a dumpster in Albany, Oregon, early Thursday morning.

The Caribbean island of about 3.5million people has recorded 10,690 laboratory-confirmed cases of Zika, including 1,035 pregnant women, the Department of Health and Human Services says.

New York boy who HANGED himself after being bullied writes final letter

Daniel Fitzpatrick, a 13-year-old from Staten Island who took his own life after being mercilessly bullied by former friends, has blamed his school for not helping him in a heartbreaking final note (inset). Daniel
(right) hanged himself in his family's attic on Thursday, and was found by one of his older sisters. Daniel said he was constantly bullied, and was upset at teachers who were supposed to help him for 'doing nothing'. His father (left, holding a picture of his son) posted an emotional video on Facebook on Saturday as he struggled with the loss of his son. 'I hope the memory of what you did to my son is burned in your memory for the rest of your life and you suffer as much as he has suffered under your bulls**t,' Mr Fitzpatrick said.

A seven-month-old boy died after being left all day in a hot sport utility vehicle in a San Antonio-area Walmart parking lot. The father forgot to drop his son off at daycare while on his way to work at 6am.

Troops fighting against the terror group have been left with appalling injuries - including agonising blisters on their skin - in a frightening echo of warfare in the trenches on the Western Front.

Kate Middleton and Prince William enjoy luxury hotel breaks thanks to royal connections

Last week saw the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoy yet another low-cost holiday, this time a ten-day break at a charming 16th Century chateau in the South of France, courtesy of communications tycoon Michael Green. It appears to be the latest in a string of freebies provided by a willing and very wealthy network of friends and acquaintances in Switzerland, Barbados, Mustique and other desirable locations around the globe. Among those who have opened their doors are the owners of the Jigsaw fashion chain, a hedge fund millionaire, fellow Royals and the late Duke of Westminster. The Cambridges are hardly short of money. Prince William has a personal fortune estimated at around $30 million. But as royal author and editor of Majesty magazine Ingrid Seward says: 'The fact is, people are bending over backwards to host the Cambridges.'

The country's S-400 'Triumph' air defence system has been sent to the disputed region. The announcement came on Friday amid rising tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

Great Depression colour photos shine a new light on some of America's darkest days

Earlier this year, the Library of Congress shared stunning photographs that show the Great Depression in vivid color, showcasing the strength of families, the recovery of farming, and the joys of state fairs as the nation emerged from a dark time. The photographs peek into the lives of people across the United States, ranging from street fairs to Vermont to lunch scenes featuring women working on the Northwestern railroad. Taken from 1939 to 1941, the pictures show an America just beginning to pull itself out of a financial disaster that sent nearly 15million Americans into unemployment by 1933.

Authorities confirmed there were no survivors in the fiery crash after the aircraft struck the treeline at the end of the runway at Shannon Airport near Fredericksburg.

Mother Sarah Bolton (pictured) noticed the peanut butter at Dufferin Grove Park on Wednesday morning

A parent on Wednesday alerted staff at Dufferin Grove Park there was peanut butter on the playground equipment, according to a Parks, Forestry and Recreation spokesman.

Ohio cops find boy on the street trying to sell his TEDDY BEAR in exchange for a meal

A police officer said he was 'heartbroken' when he found a seven-year-old boy trying to sell a teddy bear on the street in order to eat for the first time in days. Officer Steve Dunham (inset) took the boy to Subway - but it wasn't until two other officers appeared at his home in Franklin, Ohio, that they realized he had been living in a home filled with garbage, cat urine and liquor bottles (pictured right). Parents Tammi and Michael Bethel, who told police they didn't realize their son had gone missing, have been charged with five counts of child endangerment each. Mrs Bethel, center with her children whose identities are not being released, later posted several comments on Franklin police department's Facebook page defending the condition of her home and the actions of the boy, insisting that all her children are well looked after.

Elena Lillian Moore, 16, was stabbed to death in her house in Pico Rivera, California around 3:00am Friday morning. She yelled her ex-boyfriend Rory Murga's name before she died says her mom.

Frank Galicia, 28, was discovered dead at the bottom of a flight of stairs by Bloomingdale's at San Francisco's Westfield Mall on Wednesday at 10.15am.

YouTube video shows California road rage encounter between SUV driver and cyclist

A road rage incident that took place this week in Corona Del Mar, California, was captured on video. SUV driver Robert Lewis lashed out at a male cyclist on Wednesday. Footage of the incident was posted to YouTube. The cyclist had been using a share lane on the Pacific Coast Highway and the SUV allegedly brushed the cyclist's elbow. Lewis said in the video: 'If there wasn't any witnesses, you know what I'd do to you? I'd pull Trump on ya.' The 66-year-old has apologized and says he's a 'knucklehead'.

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Texas daughters shot dead by their mom Christy Sheats were called to family meeting

Christy Sheats (left) 42, had murdered Madison Sheats (top right) 17, and Taylor Sheats (top second from right) 22, after calling a family meeting at their Fulshear home, west of Houston, Texas. Investigators say she had 'had ample time' to shoot Jason Sheats during the horrific attack but had chosen to keep him alive. 'She accomplished what she set out to do, and that is to make him suffer,' Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said during a news conference. At a funeral (bottom right) for his daughters, Mr Sheats told mourners to hold their loved ones tight.

In this June 10, 2016 photo, attorney Jerry Guerinot, poses for a photo at his Houston, Texas office. Guerinot figures he's taken about 600 cases to trial in his more than four-decade-long career. (AP Photo/Michael Graczyk)

Texas lawyer Jerry Guerinot said he no longer represents people accused of capital murder after four decades, during which more than 30 capital murder clients

Jo Shintah (pictured), 61, was due to leave on a dream holiday the day after was torn from her car at the Gold Coast's Pacific Fair shopping centre earlier this month.

Devialet's Phantom speaker had my eyebrows twitching as soon as I walked into the room. It genuinely feels like something out of science fiction - something that wants to kill you.

This month British stars Jack Huston and Toby Kebbell line up on screen as adoptive brothers Judah Ben-Hur and Messala to recreate Charlton Heston's explosive sibling rivalry.

LA Rams owner Stan Kroenke tells hundreds of residents in Texas to get off his land 

Hundreds of Texas residents who have been leasing land on the legendary Waggoner ranch property in Texas have been told to move after billionaire Stan Kroenke evicted them. Kroenke, who moved the Rams from St. Louis to Los Angeles, bought the property for around $725million in February.

Pallbearers making their way from Inverness, Scotland, to the late Duke of Westminster's funeral on board his $7million private jet had to evacuate his plane after the cockpit filled with smoke.

Channel founder Rupert Murdoch appointed longtime Fox executives Jack Abernethy and Bill Shine, as the new co-presidents of the news network on Friday.

The findings, by a team at York University, supports research suggesting coffee - once considered a potential danger to the heart - may actually have a protective effect when drunk in moderation.

Debbie Kaplan, of Palm Bay, Florida, moved into her home in 2009 but recently was informed her house was built on the wrong lot. Now the lot's owners want their property back.

Kenny Baker who portrayed Star Wars' R2-D2 is dead at 81

The Birmingham-born Star Wars legend, 81, passed away today according to family members after suffering from prolonged lung problems. Baker played the resourceful droid known for his whistles and beeps in the original 'Star Wars' movie in 1977 and in the five following movies. He also received a credit in last year's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', and attended the European premiere in London in December in a wheelchair. However Anthony Daniels, who played R2-D2's on-screen friend C3PO and with whom Baker had a frosty relationship dating back decades, said he was never actually on set. The latest instalment of the franchise, 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story', is due out in December.

In 1999, an average of 1.5 babies per 1,000 hospital births had to be immediately placed on a withdrawal program. As of 2013, that figure had rocketed to six per 1,000 births.

The Islamic State group's leader in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Hafiz Saeed, was killed in July in a strike in the border region between the two countries, a US defense official says

The Islamic State group's leader in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Hafiz Saeed, was killed last month in an airstrike in Nangarhar province, the Pentagon revealed on Friday.

EXCLUSIVE: George Cottrell was arrested and led away in handcuffs as he and former Ukip leader Nigel Farage got off a flight in Chicago. Cottrell is in custody awaiting trial on 21 charges.

Experts at Copenhagen University found binge-watchers had average sperm counts of 37 million per millilitre of fluid, compared to 52 million per millilitre among men who hardly ever watched TV.

Florida woman is critical after two people wrestled her from the jaws of five-foot

A Florida woman is in a critical condition after a five-foot-long alligator almost bit off her hand. Kimberly Anne Sexton, 49, of St Cloud, was fetching a can she dropped in the water when the reptile swooped up and 'almost fully amputated' her hand. Two passersby grabbed her by the legs to stop the gator from pulling her into the water.

An American Airlines attendant who attacked crew and tried to open the door during take off on a flight in 2013 was found not guilty by reason of insanity on Friday.

A new plan by Thailand to monitor the whereabouts of tourists through special SIM cards has been endorsed by the country's telecommunications regulator. Thailand deny the plan will limit rights.

China is developing a new hypersonic space plane (illustrated) that will use a combined cycle air breathing engine along with rocket motors. It hopes to deliver a working plane by 2030.

A Mexican soldier's sword tip has been unearthed in an archaeological dig at The Alamo in San Antonio on Thursday. The sword may have been used in the famous 1836 battle.

Arkansas police dog Kina is reunited with her handler after she was hit twice in shooting

A police canine who ran off after she was shot during Wednesday's face-off between a 34-year-old gunman and Arkansas police has been reunited with her handler (left). Kina, a German shepherd with the Greenwood Police Department, disappeared during the shootout that killed Sebastian County Deputy Bill Cooper (inset) and left Hackett Police Chief Darrell Spells with a graze wound on his forehead. Billy Monroe Jones barricaded himself inside his home for several hours after opening fire on the police , saying he wanted to create a 'ruckus' before his court hearing, police said. Pictured right, bullet holes in a Hackett Police Department vehicle after the shooting

Alex Rodriguez was bid farewell by Mother Nature herself when it started to rain during his ceremony marking the end of his career with the New York Yankees ahead of his final game against Tampa Bay.

Tourists in the Pyrenees in the south of France were in for a shock when a Bombardier 415 'water bomber' zoomed past them just a few feet above the ground after fighting forest fires.

When corals become stressed, they have been known to exhibit a behaviour called 'bleaching.' Now, researchers in Australia have captured this on video for the first time.

Silicon Valley internet mogul, Gurbaksh Chahal, 34, who made $300 million at the age of 25, was sentenced to a year in jail for violating probation in a domestic violence case by 'kicking' another woman.

Barack Obama fans crowd outside restaurant where he was spotted dining in Martha's

Dozens of people (top and bottom right) gathered outside a restaurant where President Barack Obama (left) was dining Friday night. Obama was enjoying dinner during his annual family summer vacation at Martha's Vineyard, in Edgartown, Massachusetts, where he's spent the past five days with his family. But for those past few days, residents and visitors have quickly reached for their cameras hoping to get a glimpse of the president and the first family up close and personal. It's unclear what restaurant Obama was dining at and if he was with first lady, Michelle, and their daughters, Malia and Sasha.

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Philippines man is found alive amid the rubble of his home after a monsoon

These pictures show the incredible moment a man (main and inset) was pulled out of the rubble alive after a concrete wall collapsed on four shanty homes in Manila, Philippines. Two teenage girls, who were also rescued from the debris on Saturday, have since died from their injuries according to local reports. An unknown number of residents remain trapped underneath the rubble, which is thought to be home to around 20 people.

After flight operations at a Virginia base in June, the maintenance crew discovered 'what looked like a cloud of thousands of bees hanging from the jet's exhaust nozzle.

While idealistic food photos are inspirational, five parenting bloggers have candidly revealed the reality of what a lived-in family kitchen really looks like, behind the careful cropping.

It's a waterfall that forms when water levels lower along a split-level channel on the Uruguay River in Argentina.

Massive alligator weighing 300 pounds is discovered lurking inside Texan garage

A massive 300-pound alligator was removed from a garage in Texas this week.The reptile -- which was 8 feet, 9 inches long -- was discovered by Doug Dallmer in his garage on Thursday night. Dallmer contacted police in Fulshear. The gator was removed - but not without the creature putting up a fight. The alligator was filmed rolling around and making noises in the garage. According to authorities, the creature was removed and is headed to an alligator farm in El Campo.

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Chinese swamp soccer contest in Beijing offers up messy alternative to the sport

More than 30 teams enter the crazy competition, where six-man teams battle it out in a 80ft by 50ft bog in the Chinese capital of Beijing, every year. The mud-covered participants(pictured left and right) take part in games lasting just under half an hour, with two halves of 12 minutes played and a six-minute break in between. The matches have no offsides or even a penalty spot, with players seemingly encouraged to play dirty (shown inset). Teams are allowed an unlimited amount of substitutions during the games given the demanding nature of slogging it up and down the difficult terrain. The sport of swamp soccer is believed to have first kicked-off in England as part of a training exercise for army personnel.

Pilot Shamim Shorif Susom, who grew up in the serene countryside before moving to Dhaka, has never forgotten his roots and is reconnecting with his youth through aerial photography.

Ted McDermott, 79, was filmed singing Quando, Quando, Quando as his son drove him around in his car in Blackburn - and the adorable video has since gone viral with thousands of online views.

A hairstylist at M&M; Friseure Salon in Germany shared the hair-raising technique on social media - and it's gone viral after surprised viewers were left amazed with the result.

The researchers visited lava flows in a section of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, north of Iceland, called the North Kolbeinsey Ridge, using a deep-sea torpedo robot.

These vibrant snapshots of daily life in America in the 1900s were popular Photochrome postcards - created by blending photography and early colour printing techniques

Looking relaxed sat on the sofa, the mutt starts by licking clean her paws, and then uses these to wipe her face. It is believed the footage was shot Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Perseid meteor shower illuminates the night skies around the world

The annual meteor shower is the result of particles falling from the Comet Swift-Tuttle. The shower is at its peak this weekend, when there also happens to be a darker sky than usual. Nasa has said the rate of meteors has doubled, with around 200 shooting stars per hour, meaning the chance of catching a glimpse of the shower is greater this year. Pictured is the sky lit up above the Holy Island of Lindisfarne in Northumberland.

   

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