Kim Kardashian was tailed by two men in the days preceding her terrifying multi-million dollar robbery in Paris, sources close to the French police investigation have revealed. The two men - described as 'Caucasian' and 'North African' - apparently posed as a plain clothed detective and as a photographer to gain vital 'close surveillance' information for robbery. One even tried to gain access to the Kardashian's exclusive apartment at Hotel Pourtales ahead of the raid in the early hours of Monday morning, investigators believe. The gangsters - who spoke with French accents - have now become prime suspects in the multi-million dollar jewellery theft in which Kim Kardashian begged for her life with a gun at her head. One man was seen acting suspiciously in the photography pack, right, while the other man posed as a detective to gain close access to the US personality at restaurant Ferdi on Thursday night, left.
Police demolish farmhouse in Greece as they step up search for Ben Needham - and focus on prime suspect who died last year
Police have started demolishing a farmhouse on the Greek island of Kos in the hope that it might help them solve the mystery surrounding toddler Ben Needham's disappearance. A digger began work today (pictured) and already most of the building has been turned to rubble. Detective Inspector Jon Cousins, from South Yorkshire Police, told reporters the Greek family who own it - who live in Australia - were 'clearly upset' but have agreed for the property to be torn apart in the hope it might provide answers for the Needhams. Ben (inset) vanished while on holiday on the island in July 1991.
ISIS release horrific mass execution video of militants beheading Syrian rebels - that also shows fighters performing a Nazi salute
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Islamic State have released the video as a warning to Muslims in Syria thinking of joining US-backed rebel groups trying to overthrow the Assad regime. They say bloodshed will come to those who do not support an ISIS-run Syria, and the video footage shows fighters performing a Nazi salute. At the end of the clip, titled And Allah will be sufficient for you against them, men from the Free Syrian Army are brutally beheaded.
The WHITE ghettos that blight South Africa: 20 years after the fall of apartheid, how it is now white people who live in squalid camps
Photographer Jacques Nelles has captured life of a poor white community living in the Munsieville township, near Johannesburg, South Africa, in a series of depressing images. Jeanine (left), Irene (top right, with her daughter and grandson) and Chillo (bottom right) all have hard luck stories about their life in the camp. Around 42,000 white South Africans live in poverty, but despite the apartheid era having long gone they tend to live apart from the millions of black South Africans who also live on low or no incomes.
Assange keeps Hillary hanging: Wikileaks boss says he WON'T publish his stash of 1million secret documents today - but he promises they'll be out before the election
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange today denied he was planning to 'destroy' Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign during a press conference celebrating the organization's ten-year anniversary. Assange, speaking by video link from the Ecuadorian embassy in London said he will release leaked data relating to the presidential election every week until November's poll. He described the information as 'fascinating'.
Now that's a MAST-erpiece! Billionaire who moored his superyacht in the Thames takes his SECOND boat for a test run that boasts three masts as tall as Big Ben and needs a tugboat to get out of the dock
It was virtually impossible to miss the world's largest sailing superyacht as it took to the sea for a test run today (left) - thanks in large part to its three mammoth 300ft masts which stand taller than Big Ben's tower. The 468ft-long vessel, owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Igorevich Melnichenko (inset with his wife), was reportedly pulled out of the German Naval Yard in Kiel, north of Hamburg, by a tugboat and it eventually built up a speed of 20 knots. But the superyacht, worth an estimated $450million (£313million), was not able to realise its full potential because the three huge sails have not yet been unveiled. They are expected to be tested at some point in the next week. It was imaginatively named 'Sailing Yacht A' by its owner - who hit the headlines in September when he moored his other £225 million superyacht, 'Motor Yacht A', on the Thames.
Is the apocalypse coming for ISIS? Coalition-backed Syrian rebels bear down on the village of Dabiq where Islamist fanatics believe final battle will be held
Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups, backed by Turkey and a U.S. led coalition, are closing in on the village of Dabiq, the site of an apocalyptic prophesy central to ISIS' ideology. Although the village is in relatively flat countryside northeast of Aleppo and holds little strategic value, it is seen by Islamic State as the place where a final battle will take place between Muslims and infidels, heralding Doomsday. Washington believes taking Dabiq could strike at Islamic State morale, as it prepares to fend off expected offensives against Iraq's Mosul and Syria's Raqqa (file image of FSA troops).
'My grandchildren won't feel the same fear': Hillary speaks alongside young black girl who spoke out against racism and admits her own family are more privileged because they're white
Hillary Clinton told the congregation of a majority-black church in Charlotte North Carolina that 'she would not be able to stand it' if her grandchildren 'were scared and worried like many across the country.' During her address to the Little Rock AME Zion Church, Clinton invited on stage nine-year-old Zianna Oliphant, who spoke at a packed City Hall meeting on the issue of gun violence. The youngster told officials: 'We are black people and we shouldn't have to feel like this. We shouldn't have to protest because y'all are treating us wrong. We do this because we need to and have rights.'
A city divided: Drone footage shows how Syrian city of Aleppo still appears a modern thriving town in government-held areas and a devastated warzone elsewhere
Syria may not be top of many people's holiday lists for 2017, but its tourism ministry has released a video advertising a side of war-torn Aleppo that can scarcely be believed. Drone footage shows the citizens in the Government-held half bathed in glorious sunshine (pictured left) as they go about their daily business in the surroundings of grand buildings, fabulous gardens and huge swimming pools. It is a stark and harrowing comparison to the other half of Aleppo (right), which is currently being bombed into the ground by missiles from President Bashar al-Assad's troops and the Russian military.
'Send failed asylum seekers to unihabited Greek islands' or 'empty parts' of Africa: Czech leader calls on Brussels to bring in new measures to deter migration
The Czech president, Milos Zeman, has called for the hundreds of thousands of economic migrants who have arrived in Europe to be sent to uninhabited Greek islands or even Africa. Mr Zeman said the only solution to the continent's migrant crisis was to deport those not fleeing war and he suggested they could be sent to 'empty parts' of Africa. He claimed 'less than one-third' of the one million arrivals last year were genuine refugees.
No such thing as a free lunch: 15,000 Chinese villagers treated to a street party - after they were forced out of their homes by developers who cut off their electricity and fresh water and FLOODED them
More than 15,000 locals have turned out for a street feast to celebrate the rebuilding of their village in China after it was knocked down by developers to make way for high-rise apartment blocks. Residents of the once historic Yangji village in Guangdong province, southern China, dined in their thousands at red tables during the 'housewarming' to celebrate their new 'modern' homes on Sunday. Yangji was just one of 138 villages demolished to make space for the massive housing boom in the nearby city of Guangzhou.
I hope making Kate Silverton cry on TV helps the West understand our plight, says Syrian hero who pulled month-old baby girl to safety from rubble
Abu Kifah (pictured, inset) was praised as a hero after rescuing the baby (main image) from a suspected Russian warplane attack that left her trapped under rubble for two hours in the northern city of Idleb. His face wet with tears (bottom right), the rescue worker clutched 30-day-old baby Hamida to his chest as she wailed in distress, her yellow baby grow covered in dust from the attack that almost killed her. The volunteer with the Syria Civil Defense team was filmed sobbing helplessly as he rushed the baby girl to hospital in an ambulance. Although the 29-year-old is childless, he said that he felt like, 'I was her father and she was my real daughter.' The footage proved too much for BBC newsreader Kate Silverton (top right), who cried live on air after watching the clip.
'I still want to be bigger': Brazilian wimp injected himself with OIL to become a beefcake with 23 inch biceps
A 48-year-old construction worker from Sao Paulo, Brazil has doubled his biceps in size from 12 to 23 inches by injecting a potentially lethal oil, synthol, but Valdir Segato (pictured) says he is not big enough yet. He said: 'I've doubled my biceps but I still want to be bigger.' Amazingly he was once an emaciated drug addict (inset, left) who was known as 'Skinny Dog'. Valdir's friend Fernando Carvalho da Silva, said: 'I think the oil thing is stupidity. He thinks it's good and I'm a friend so I stay quiet, but deep down I want to tell him to stop but he doesn't want to. He's happy like that.' The synthol has given him huge muscles in his neck and shoulders (inset, right).
Hippocalypse Now! Incredible pictures show three giant beasts battling in a river to be crowned the alpha male of their herd in Zambia
The pictures were taken from close range in the South Luangwa River in Zambia as the three 1,500kg animals smashed lumps out of each other to be crowned the king of their herd. As a crash of hippos watched on, as well as some crocodiles, Kanwar Deep Juneja from New Delhi, India, defied the advice of his tour guide and got to the edge of the river to snap away. The temperamental beasts squared up to each other, butting heads and opening their huge jaws wide to try and clamp down on the throats of the others.