Florida residents were warned that the 'worst effects are still likely to come' as Hurricane Matthew continued to pummel the state with 100mph winds, menacing more than 26 million Americans. At 9am EDT, Matthew's eyewall brushed the coast of North-Central Florida, just off the coast of Daytona Beach, after working its way up past Melbourne and Cape Canaveral. The eye of the storm was still several miles offshore and moving north north-west at 13mph. While there are signs that a direct hit with land will be avoided, officials are particularly concerned about low-lying areas in Jacksonville, which could be hit by heavy flooding. Gov Rick Scott, speaking at a morning press conference after a day or urging people to evacuate, said some 600,000 people in the state have been left without power, while more than 22,000 people were in shelters. He also said all interstates in Florida would remain open without tolls. 'The storm is only halfway through our state, so we are not through this yet,' he warned. 'We are very concerned about storm surge and the worst effects are still likely to come.' The storm has claimed hundreds of victims in the Caribbean, while in the US at least one person died. A woman aged in her late 50s died overnight after she suffered a heart attack not longer after the St Lucie Fire Department stopped responding to emergency calls due to wind gusts.
Ocean's Elevenses: The terrifying moment a moray eel breaks off from snacking on an octopus to launch an attack on snorkelers
Swedish couple, Nicklas, 29 and Elin, 23, were filming their morning snorkeling trip in Hanuama Bay, Hawaii, when the eel turned tail and headed directly for them. The octopus made a frantic getaway leaving a cloud of ink and one tentacle in the jaws of the predator. But as they started to turn away from the scene the angry eel launched a new attack. The pair caught the incredible scenes on their underwater camera.
Treasure hunters say they are close to finding £50 BILLION Nazi treasure left behind by Hitler's forces as they fled Czech town in 1945
The loot of 540 boxes - filled with diamonds, gold and other valuables - are said to be buried 16ft underground in tchovice near Prague after fleeing Germans stashed them in a cave. Hunters have been searching for the treasure for three decades, and now believe they have 'solid evidence' and that they know exactly where the boxes are hidden. They hope to unearth it by spring next year.
An animal lover's worst nightmare: The moment a dog owner discovers her pet being EATEN by a python and 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.
Italian mafia boss known as 'Mamma' is found hiding in a secret bunker behind his WARDROBE after being on the run from police for five years
One of Italy's most-wanted fugitive mob bosses Antonio Pelle (inset), 54, crawled out of his hiding place on Wednesday. Video of his surrender shows at least two dozen police surrounding the wardrobe waiting for him to emerge on his stomach to the top of a wardrobe (left and right) at his home in southern Reggio Calabria. The furniture had shielded the bunker he was hiding in built between the bathroom and his son's bedroom. Pelle, known as 'Mamma,' was serving a 20-year prison sentence for mafia association, arms and drug trafficking when he slipped out of a hospital in the town of Locri in September 2011.
The valley of abandoned dogs: Dozens of unwanted pets struggle to survive in remote Turkish mountain pass being used as a dumping ground by callous owners
Animal lovers say that a remote pass in the middle of the mountains has become a dumping ground for unwanted pooches, and have even suggested that someone is deliberately rounding up strays and abandoning them there. Other dogs are thought to have been left there by callous owners, who dumped them in the valley in the full knowledge that the animals would never be able to find their way home.
A&Eerie;: Spooky images of Europe's abandoned hospitals show how once pristine medical facilities have become the casualties of time
Vienna-based photographer Stefan Baumann, 35, travelled across Europe in search of the old buildings. He captured every part of the hospitals from the wards to the operating theatres, many of them untouched and with their surgical equipment still in place. The pictures are both stark and strangely beautiful a the formerly sterile spaces give in to decay. Corridors show peeling paint and once bustling wards are now strewn with dust and rubble as the buildings give in to the weight of time.
Age really IS just a number! Charming photographs capture Tokyo's elderly residents... including a sake-drinking bar owner and shellfish divers
Photographer Lee Chapman captured the quirky photo series which documents the lives of Tokyo's elderly away from the city's well known and modern entertainment districts. He met a 93-year-old who still opens her bar every night. Sips on sake every night. And is intent on keeping it that way until she physically can't. Mr Chapman also snapped an elderly trio enjoying a hot tub (inset) after diving for shellfish, a Japanese man who resists conforming by painting a moustache and eyebrows onto his aged face and many other lively nonagenarians, such as this woman (main) who made her way speedily through Tokyo's busy Shinjuku district despite being bent double.