More than 200,000 fans flocked to Bathurst for the biggest V8 supercars race of the year, with early birds staking out a prime spot on 'The Hill' and downing an impressive amount of beer despite strict alcohol limits of on carton per person per day. There were also many weird and wonderful costumes and accessories as fans showed their racing allegiances and national pride - or just zany personalities. The main Bathurst 1000 event will begin at 11.10am on Sunday with Jamie Whincup clinching pole position.
'I did the right thing and I was punished': The moment a woman discovered her partner's child porn stash - including a picture of a family friend - and her life fell apart
A brave Australian woman has spoken out about her life spiralling out of control as a result of being alienated after she found graphic content on a porn website on her husbands computer back in 2014. Leah Mouatt's life came tumbling down one night when she decided to search her husband's computer when she thought he was cheating on her. What she found was disturbing. Her husband had a public profile on a pornography site for user-generated content, which he had uploaded photos of clothed pre-pubescent girls, including a family friend, accompanied with graphic comments. Mr Vellio was convicted with two counts of possessing child abuse material, but Ms Mouatt lost her home, friends and family as a result of the ordeal.
'We are coming for you': Sinister clown craze takes an ugly turn as vigilantes vow to hunt down the costumed creeps appearing across Australia
NEW The 'Clown Purge' craze which has Australia on high alert has intensified, as costumed creeps menace victims with machetes and vigilantes lash out at the pranksters. Images and footage of sinister clowns in all corners of the country is fuelling social media hysteria, and prompted vigilante 'clown hunting' groups to take matters into their own hands. Social media posts have claimed a clown was hospitalised after being king-hit in in Sydney's south, as more chilling sightings pop up the nation-over.
EXCLUSIVE: From altar boy to erotic model: How sport-mad Michael Tanham became breast-obsessed Kelly Star - a woman with 'Australia's largest implants'
Michael Tanham (inset) was an altar boy brought up by a loving Christian family in Perth. At the age of 16 he started his transformation into Kelly Star, a transgender model who now claims to boast 'Australia's largest breast implants' (middle). In the early 1990s Kelly took off for London, where she pursued a career in the high-fashion industry (left). The 46-year-old has since returned to Perth (right) where she is hoping to break into the adult entertainment industry. In a candid interview with Daily Mail Australia, Kelly spoke about her early years, her transition to a woman and her aspirations for the future
Sparkling television personality Emma Freedman and her fiance have picked up the keys to their $2.19 million property in Paddington, Sydney following their return to Australia after an exotic trip to Europe. The couple have been dating for just over a year and purchased the property under both of their names.
Terrifying moment plane aborts landing in Prague and narrowly avoids crashing as its wheels graze the runway
A terrifying video of a Boeing aircraft aborting its landing was captured in Prague as the plane went up against some very strong cross winds while trying to land (top left). Videographer, Radko Nasinec, captured the cringe-worthy footage of the Boeing 737-430 (bottom left) narrowly avoiding a crash as its wheels grazed the runway. The video, which was shot at the Václav Havel Airport in Prague, Czech Republic, shows the airplane swaying back and forth and dipping to the right (top right) as it was attempting its first landing. The pilot was forced to pull up (bottom right) quickly because of the large gusts of wind that caused it to sway violently back and forth. The pilot then reascended and flew the plane back into the holding pattern in preparation for the second landing. During the second attempt to land, the plane once again swayed back and forth on its way down, but this time the pilot was able to make a safe landing.
Bring out the boot! Matt Groening reveals he was 'appalled and embarrassed' with how The Simpsons portrayed Australia in iconic episode
It was The Simpsons episode that saw mischievous Bart go head-to-head with the Australian judiciary after a prank call went awry. And while the iconic episode Bart v Australia is now considered somewhat of a cultural badge of honour, The Simpson's creator Matt Groening has revealed he still feels embarrassed about the absurd way in which Australia was portrayed. 'Australians are very forgiving. I was slightly appalled and embarrassed by our disrespect for the facts, but, what are you going to do? It's a cartoon,' said Matt in an interview this week.
House of horrors: Three bodies found in a remote farmhouse where a fugitive stabbed two elderly strangers to death then killed himself - after earlier killing his own mother
A New Zealand man accused of stabbing his parents, killing his mother, has been found dead alongside two elderly strangers in their home. Ross Bremner, 34, (main) has been on the run since Tuesday, following an attack on his parents Keith, 64, (bottom left) and Clare Bremner, 60, (top left). But police who found his body on Friday evening say he had been dead for days.
'She was gang-raped, beaten and shot dead': Parents speak out for the first time about what happened to their 17-year-old daughter who was murdered and fed to alligators on Spring Break
Brittanee Marie Drexel, 17 (inset), traveled to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, from Rochester, New York, with some friends without telling her parents, and disappeared without a trace on April 25, 2009. This past summer, the FBI revealed that Drexel had been raped, murdered and left in an alligator pit about an hour from the hotel in McClellanville, where she is believed to have been held in a house for at least three days. On Friday, Dawn and Chad Drexel appeared on Dr. Phil (the couple pictured together in the studio, main), sharing for the first-time information they have received about what happened to their daughter. No charges have ever been filed and the body has never been found.
He's a surfer, footy lover and former rockstar: Meet the new Muslim leader who lives a VERY Australian lifestyle
He's a sports lover, a surfing enthusiast and a former rockstar. While that may not seem all too unusual for many Australians, it's certainly not what you'd expect from a Muslim leader. But Imam Zainadine Johnson (pictured) is busting the stereotype of what it means to live by Sharia Law, as the first white-Australian to take on a full-time role as an Imam.
Used car salesman supported by his fourth wife as he appears in court accused of hiring a hitman to stab his first wife to death
A used car salesman charged with one of New South Wales' highest profile cold cases have appeared in court for the first day of their committal hearing. Mark Caleo (left) was supported by his fourth wife on Friday as he faced charges over the murder of his first wife Rita Caleo (right), 39, and her brother, Dr Michael Chye (inset), 36. It is alleged that in 1990, Mr Caleo from Ramsgate, south of Sydney, hired a hitman to stab his wife to death in the ensuite of her Double Bay unit.
Here come the floods: Terrifying videos show waves crashing into teen's patio doors while winds rip a tree out from the ground in a backyard as Matthew wreaks havoc in Florida
Security cameras captured the moment the high tide hit Grant Lynch's Palm Coast beach home on Friday (bottom right). The 50 sandbags placed outside the house did nothing to stop the waves in Matthew's wake.At one point they crashed so hard into the patio that they reached the top of the glass door. Another video, taken in Jacksonville, captured a tree being uprooted by the vacuum-like winds (left).
Hurricane Matthew closes in on Georgia with 7ft waves and 160kph winds - after killing six people in Florida and leaving entire towns under water
Hurricane Matthew began to wreak havoc on Georgia on Friday night as torrential rain thrashed Savannah (left) and winds felled trees in St Simons Island (right). The storm, which left entire towns in Florida under water, is due to cause most damage overnight, with 15ft waves expected at high tide. Six people have died in the US since it arrived on the south east coast of Florida. More than 800 people in Haiti, where it struck first, have been killed.
Cancer-stricken teenager who was serenaded by Florence & The Machine in her hospice bed has died after five-year fight against bone disease
The 15-year-old cancer patient who dueted with Florence & The Machine in a viral video earlier this year has died. Karinya Chen, who battled bone cancer for five years, passed away in Austin, Texas. She touched millions of people around the world when she perfectly harmonized with the British Grammy-winning band while lying in her hospice ward in May. Just five days before her death on Saturday, she spoke with remarkable strength as she contemplated her disease. She said: 'I think the biggest thing is not to worry and fear.... You just have to remember that there's always tomorrow and if you take it one day at a time and just tell yourself don't worry and don't take things for granted and tell yourself that you are loved and you are blessed then it makes it a lot easier to fight.'
The Clooneys add a posh new pad in Manhattan to their $280m property portfolio... because a $18m LA love nest, $46m English mansion and a $150m Italian idyll just weren't enough!
The glass-clad tower, set on one of New York's richest streets, is as imposing as it is exclusive. And it's here that George and Amal Clooney have just bought the latest addition to their burgeoning property empire, a four-bedroom, high-rise home worth an estimated eyewatering $60 million. Although for Clooney, whose recent films include the appositely entitled Money Monster and who commands about $40 million per movie, this is not quite so eyewatering. Despite Amal's grandstanding as a champion of the downtrodden in her work as a human rights lawyer, it's the latest evidence that she's also rather fond of the finer things in life. The Clooneys' latest acquisition, which will not be completed until next spring, takes their property portfolio to four, at an estimated worth of $280 million. Not too shabby for a couple famed for their social conscience.
'You can do anything. Grab them by the p***y': Donald Trump recorded in lewd hot mic chat with Billy Bush in 2005 - boasting about how his celebrity status allows him to grope and kiss women
A new video captures newlywed Donald Trump bragging about his attempts to seduce a married woman and boasting about how being a 'star' means he can get away with 'anything' when trying to bed a woman. The recording, obtained by the Washington Post, was made on an Access Hollywood set in 2005 and captures Trump (bottom right), newly married to Melania, discussing women with host Billy Bush (top right). The shocking outburst captures Trump detailing his pursuit of an unidentified married woman. 'I moved on her and I failed. I'll admit it. I did try and f--- her. She was married', he says on the recording made off-set as the pair waited on a bus. Trump and Bush also commented on the appearance of Arianne Zucker (all three, left) in the audio. The comments have quickly been condemned, with Hillary Clinton tweeting: 'This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president.' Meghan McCain, the daughter of former Republican candidate John McCain, also commented on the recording, saying: 'This godforsaken election. This vile excuse for a nominee. I cannot find the humor in any of this.' Billy Bush is the nephew of former president George H.W. Bush, and first cousins with George W. and Jeb Bush.
The two men who cuckolded Phil Collins: The extraordinary untold truth about the affairs of the rock star's wife
This month rock star Phil Collins publishes his memoirs. But in a compelling series, DAVID JONES uncovers the stories he'll be reluctant to expose - starting with the extraordinary untold truth about his wife's affairs. Left is Phil and Andrea with their daughter Joely seen in the summer of 1976. She first cheated on her husband with Michael Burberry, right, pictured as a young man. The second lover was Charles Edward Chichester Eustace, inset left, whose great-grandfather was the celebrated writer and liberal politician Hilaire Belloc.
Lock up your grannies! Extraordinary concert unites the Stones, The Who, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney and Neil Young (total age 651). So who's deaf, who's arthritic - and who wears a wig?
Struggling with ailments from deafness to arthritis, with 42 children between them and various bubbling feuds, there will surely never have been a show quite like this. The Rolling Stones, Sir Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, The Who, Neil Young and Roger Waters will all be performing on the same stage this weekend - at the Empire Polo Club in Indio Valley, California. Ticket sales for the so-called Desert Trip festival have been encouraged with talk of seeing, in the words of The Who's Roger Daltrey, 'the greatest remains of an era' for one final time. Each act - all together, they have a combined age of 724 - will play a full set, after sundown, and each is said to be netting around £5.5million and rising for taking part in the three-day event. ALISON BOSHOFF has the extraordinary story of the rock dinosaurs of the desert.
Creepy costumes, dangerous stunts and bizarre mishaps: These awkward family photos prove how childhood snaps can go VERY wrong
The website Awkward Family photos has released its first book about childhood -Everything Is Awkward - featuring snaps of youngsters that have gone VERY wrong. Highlights include a family snap that initially seems mundane until you spot the terrifying clown (left); a youngster who didn't want to be a cowboy (right) and another who almost kicked his mother in the mouth as he was dangled upside down on the beach (inset)
Car enthusiasts couldn't bare to look as an $AUD 800,000 Ferrari became stuck in flood waters in Bangkok, Thailand this week. The luxury sports car became submerged in the middle of the busy Ngam Wong Wan road. The list of repairs include everything from new floor carpets to replacement electronic control systems for the seat. Flash floods caused by heavy rains lead to traffic chaos in Bangkok this week.
An animal lover's worst nightmare: The moment a dog owner discovers her pet being EATEN by a python but is unable to save it
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Klomphan Khiewwan, 21 got the shock of her life when she awoke to find her beloved pooch Fino head first in the jaws of an enormous snake. The dog was wrapped in tight coils and she could only watch as the 6m serpent devoured him. She said she'd heard loud noises from the dog earlier that evening while she was trying to sleep upstairs but she hadn't thought to check on her canine pal. Thai volunteers arrived at her home with snake-catching equipment but it was too late.
Sci-fi teleportation or just a VERY lucky pedestrian? Lorry driver swerves to avoid ghost-like man who appears in road
The clip, filmed in Russia, shows a lorry travelling along a rural highway. The vehicle can then be seen dramatically swerving out of the path of a pedestrian standing in the road. The walker, wearing a long white coat with a black hat, then ambles onto the side of the road and out of the view of the camera. The video uploader wrote: 'This video has been hailed as proof of teleportation.' The uploader added: 'Some people think the photos depict an instance in which time travel or teleportation was caught on tape.'
From sunsets to storm fronts and the power of towering waves: Australia's most iconic beach revealed in stunning photographs taken by a Bondi Rescue lifeguard
A 22-year-old lifeguard and star of Bondi Rescue has turned his love of the outdoors into a creative new job as a photographer. Anthony Glick, who was born in Johannesburg but moved to Sydney when he was nine, began taking pictures four years ago on his phone as he volunteered as a lifesaver, but decided to take it more seriously two years ago. And now he's sending prints of his work all over the world, with customers unable to get enough of his photos of stunning beachside sunsets, breathtaking ocean shots and pictures of the incredible Sydney skyline.
Man who laughed as he live streamed video of couple overdosed on heroin defends decision to post clip on Facebook and says it will alert children to the dangers of drugs
Courtland Garner (pictured inset), who filmed a couple who had overdosed on heroin and were lying unconscious on a Memphis sidewalk, is defending his decision to post the video of them to Facebook Live. Garner and others in the crowd can be heard laughing at Carla Hiers (right), 59, and her 60-year-old husband, Ronald (left), who are both long-time drug addicts. A driver who was passing called 911, and emergency responders were able to revive the married couple. Garner is unapologetic, saying he was not the first person on the scene and knew someone already had called for help. He said he shared the video to alert children to the dangers of doing drugs.
Three's a crowd! Dad of triplets comes up with 'genius' hack to stop backseat infighting over snacks, installing huge foam DIVIDERS between each of his two-year-olds
Stay at home father Jake White, 39, from Cincinnati, Ohio, decided to install dividers made of thin board, pictured, so that his three two-year-olds Jude, Stella and Xavier cannot squabble over snacks. When he shared his creation on Facebook it divided parents between those who admired it and some who believed it was 'dangerous'.
Down to her last corgi: Pet that starred with Queen in 007 sketch dies at 13 (but at least she still has 2 dorgis)
The Queen has been left distraught following the death of one of her two surviving corgis. Thirteen-year-old Holly, who appeared in the celebrated James Bond sketch for the opening of the London Olympics in 2012 (inset), was put down at Balmoral last week. The Queen took the heartbreaking decision to summon a vet for the dog, which was suffering from illness and the effects of old age. On average, corgis age a little over six times faster than humans, making Holly the equivalent of 81, nine years younger than her royal mistress. It means that after more than seven decades of the continuous companionship of corgis, the Queen has only one left - Willow, also 13. Along with Willow, she is left with just two dorgis - corgi-dachshund crosses - Vulcan and Candy, in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Woman was so distracted by texting on her mobile phone while driving she did not notice police officer trying to pull her over - even after he turned his SIREN on
This is the moment police in Perth, Western Australia, tried to stop a woman texting while driving, only for her to pull away and fail to stop even when the officer turned his lights and sirens on. The woman only realised what was happening after she stopped at the next set of lights, while still using her phone, and the officer started shouting through her window. Police say she was given three demerits and fined $400 over the incident.
Elephants hoisted off boats with ropes, children freely petting the animals and a cute seal on scales: Rarely seen black and white photos show Taronga Zoo then and now as it celebrates 100 years
One of Sydney's iconic tourist attractions, Taronga Zoo, celebrated its 100th birthday on Friday and both the special guests and animals were treated to a host of celebrations. On this day 100 years ago Taronga Zoo opened its doors to Sydney and today more than five thousand visitors attended the birthday celebration at the Sydney Harbour Zoo with the lucky supporters winning the free tickets from a ballot. The birthday celebrations kick-started at the giraffe pen when zookeeper's served a special '100' made up of leaves for breakfast and the elephants were also indulged in their favourite food served in piñatas.
Fiat Chrysler wined and dined celebrity clients at luxury Australian retreat - and now resort owner says they owe him $2.8m
Car juggernaut Fiat Chrysler allegedly owe a luxurious Victoria resort owner more than $2.8 million after they agreed for exclusive rights to the resort to 'wine and dine' clients and guests. Ben Edwards is a wine aficionado and owner of the high-end resort, Villa Gusto, located in a secluded mountain drive of Buckland Valley Road in Victoria's Alpine region. Fiat Chrysler paid for exclusive use of the resort for the Australian branches marketing 'wining and dining' experiences since 2013, until 2015 when they allegedly declared the contract 'uncommercial'.
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Tat looks painful! Tattoo fans from around the world flock to Israel to show off weird and wonderful body art
Fans of body art have flocked from all over the world to get inkings from some of the country's leading artists at the third annual two-day Israel Tattoo Convention in Tel Aviv. Among them is Magneto (bottom left and top right), from Berlin, whose entire face is covered in inkings, including his eyeballs.
Talk about a bad hair day! Sassy four-year-old screams in fury and throws a ridiculous temper tantrum because her mom refuses to 'fix' her hairstyle
Marianne Duke, 35, from Layton, Utah, posted two videos of her daughter Erika throwing a fit over her hair on YouTube. The first clip sees the four-year-old girl standing in front of a bathroom mirror yelling and crying and her mother, demanding that she 'fix my hair'. In the second video, Erika is lying on the floor of another room, banging her hands on the ground and crying because her hair still isn't done.
Empty halls, straight jackets and a crumbling autopsy room: Haunting photos capture abandoned mental asylums around America
New York-based photographer Christopher Payne spent six years travelling America to explore abandoned asylums. Pictured (top left) what remains of the Norwich State Hospital in Preston Connecticut, (top right) Kankakee State Hospital in Illinois, (bottom left) an autopsy theatre at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C., (bottom right) a marble staircase at the Yankton State Hospital in South Dakota and (inset) a straightjacket at the Logansport State Hospital in Indiana.