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Samantha Harris reveals she married Luke Hunt in secret two months BEFORE he was jailed in

It was recently reported that Samantha Harris married fiancé Luke Hunt shortly after he was released from jail in May. But now the Indigenous model has claimed she and Luke actually wed in secret two months BEFORE he began his sentence in 2014. The 26-year-old beauty spoke about the low key ceremony to Marie Claire, saying: 'It was more like a family gathering.' 'It was more like a family gathering or a Christmas dinner, full of love and support,' Samantha told the publication. She said their family and only a few of close friends were in attendance and the couple kept their special day under wraps 'out of respect'. It is likely she is referring to the family of Kenneth Lay, a grandfather who died in a car crash in 2012 which Luke was responsible for. She confirmed they had their 'honeymoon' shortly after Luke was released from jail and he paid for it with money he earned behind bars.

Victoria man kept sexts and naked photo his teenage stepdaughter sent her boyfriend

A man who kept sexts and nudes his teenage stepdaughter sent to her boyfriend has been convicted of possessing child pornography and placed on the sex offenders registry. The 57-year-old Victoria man had kept the messages because he wanted police to take action over the fact the girl was sending them and wasn't happy with how the situation was handled. But after refusing to delete them, police raids found 18 images on his computer and USB drive (stock image).

Australian model Bridget Malcolm, whose enviable figure earned her a place strutting down the catwalk as a Victoria's Secret angel. has revealed what foods she can't touch ahead of the show.

ATMs too tall to reach, staircases to nowhere and a VERY inappropriate swimming pool: The

Phallic shaped swimming pool (bottom left), a staircase to nowhere (bottom right) and a bridge that doesn't (top left) meet in the middle. Architectural mishaps often occur when design flaws are not picked up in the initial planning phases. But with some faults so glaringly obvious (top left), it becomes a wonder how they got past even the laziest designer. Whether it be a driveway with no direct path to the road or a slide with a maliciously placed ditch at the end - the catastrophic final results can be quite humorous.

A man believed to be a prolific rapist who drugged and sexually assaulted up to 22 women as they left nightclubs in Melbourne has died before his release from prison.

The chilling moment an Australian student bursts into fits of laughter just minutes after being charged with 'murdering her friend using cyanide-laced coffee'

Accused cyanide murderer Jessica Wongso has been recorded smiling after denying poisoning Mirna Salihin (together, inset) by putting the toxin in her iced coffee. The reaction from the 27-year-old Australian resident, comes as Mirna Salihin's sister Sandy says Wongso is enjoying the attention from the case, which is at present before the courts in Indonesia. Wongso has denied poisoning Ms Salihin - with whom she studied at the Sydney design school Billy Blue  - at a restaurant in Jakarta in January (pictured in a CCTV image, the pair meet at the restaurant before Ms Salihin's death). Wongso is on trial in Indonesia.

Call it a sign of the times. Young couples nowadays are eschewing parenthood of embracing life without children - so much so that they are staging 'vasectomy parties.'

Will we ever discover alien civilization? There have been enough films about it from Alien to District 9, but now according to British physicist Brian Cox it is unlikely to happen

Angelina Jolie moves into the most private neighborhood in the world

Angelina Jolie has moved into a mansion in the one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the world - which is so private you can't even see it on Google Street View. The actress, 41, moved her six children from Malibu into a new rental costing $30,000 a month in Hidden Hills, a gated community in Los Angeles County, California. There, her new neighbors read like a who's who of Hollywood - including Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Drake and Jennifer Lopez. Jolie's new pad boasts more than 8,000 square feet of living space as well as two beach-entry pools, a cascading waterfall and an 800 square foot cabana. But it's the privacy that makes property in Hidden Hills so sought after by celebrities - and likely the reason Jolie, who recently made headlines after filing for divorce from husband Brad Pitt, picked it.

The star, who plays for a top English side, reportedly turned down one girl for not having a big enough bum and changed the date of a planned liaison due to an extra training session.

Former students and teachers claimed they were diagnosed with cancer after attending Camden High School in Sydney's south-west that was once built on an old gasworks site in the 50s.

Afghan tribe so remote they didn't know about the Taliban

A thin strip of land in Afghanistan, known as the Wakhan corridor, has remained largely untouched by the Taliban and the US Army, with villagers having little idea of the invasion or war. The Wakhi people live a simple life with their livestock on the rough terrain in desolate countryside, pictured main. Photographer Eric Lafforgue visited the little-known lands amid encouragements from the Afghan government to attract tourists, but he found himself alone in choosing the area as a holiday destination. Pictured inset left, two Afghan men sip soup from a bowl, and right, a Wakhi woman in a pink headscarf.

Police detained a 54-year-old British man identified only by the initials DM and a 46-year-old Australian, identified with the initials GS, after drugs were found at a house in the seaside suburb of Sanur, Bali.

Hygge is a Nordic cultural staple entering the British public conscience - a word that describes 'a feeling of cosiness and content', and 'enjoying the good things in life with good people around you'.

Will this dirtiest debate ever? Anderson Cooper to open debate with hot mic question as

NEW Donald Trump is preparing for what could be a bloodbath on Sunday night, as the Republican nominee goes up against Hillary Clinton in the second presidential debate. The debate, held in St Louis, Missouri, has the potential to be one of the nastiest ever as Trump could choose to go after Clinton's husband Bill Clinton for an alleged rape. Since Friday, the Trump campaign has been reeling from the fallout after a 2005 tape revealing Trump making vulgar and explicit comments about groping women was released. And it has been revealed the first question of the debate will focus on the lewd remarks made by Trump - only he won't be the one answering. After winning a coin toss, Hillary Clinton will be asked the first question of the night, likely by moderator Anderson Cooper. Cooper, of CNN, is co-moderating with Martha Raddatz, of ABC, who have adjusted their town-hall-style debate in light of the Trump tapes.

Muslim video blogger wearing religious dress gets a 'breathtaking' response when he pretends to be homeless

Clutching a cardboard sign with just the words 'I'm homeless' written on it, YouTube blogger Hstar Vlogs (pictured) films himself sat down in a London street as part of a social experiment'. While some people ignore him (pictured right) many others are seen offering him food, assistance and even £50 (pictured centre) during the four minute clip.

A 24-year-old male carer from Peacehaven has been arrested on suspicion of raping a disabled patient at a home for people with brain injuries in Brighton, East Sussex.

The deputy was abducted at around 11.30pm on Friday from a parking lot as she headed into work at the detention center in Olathe, the Johnson County Sheriff's Department said.

Australia's most unique Stayz holiday houses revealed including converted church in Port

NEW Australia'a most unique holiday homes have been named in Stayz fifth annual Holiday Rental Awards. The most unique entrant was the Arches of Allendale (pictured top left), a converted church nestled into the hillside in Port MacDonnell, South Australia. Other impressive properties included a Georgian Lake House set on a 1400 acre estate (bottom left) in Tasmania, a stunning beachhouse called The Seahorse (top right) in Western Australia and a futuristic capsule (bottom right) at Queensland's Mission Beach.

NSW Premier Mike Baird will dump his controversial greyhound racing ban after the industry promised not to kill dogs, improve safety and limit breeding, and plans tough new animal cruelty laws.

Arabic Council of Australian founder Joseph Wakim, who was jailed for raping a 13-year-old boy, launched an unfair dismissal claim arguing his conviction was no reason to lose his job.

Afghanistan baby gets head sliced open as part of Islamic self-flagellation ceremony

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Gruesome pictures show a man holding a knife to the head of a baby in Ahmadabad, India while others show men whipping themselves with sharp blades. In separate images, men can be seen crying out in pain as they use knives attached to chains to cut their own backs at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan. Pools of blood can be seen on the floor of the building after the men performed the ritual to mark Ashura - one of the major fixtures of the Islamic calendar.

Holden driver Will Davison has claimed his second victory at the Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama after a dramatic finish to the iconic race on Sunday - but a protest has been lodged about the result.


Woman in her 50s killed by fallen tree and 130,000 homes without power after 120km/h winds lash Melbourne. Gale-force winds have also left passengers at Melbourne Airport stranded.

Adelaide Crows gun Rory Sloane marries Belinda Riverso in Byron Bay in front of a crowd of

The footy season is over and for AFL stars and their WAGs, that means it's wedding season. For Adelaide Crows champion Rory Sloane and his gorgeous partner Belinda Riverso (pictured), their special day came on Saturday afternoon. The couple have been in a relationship for close to five years and tied the knot at the luxurious Byron View Farm at Byron Bay, in northern New South Wales.

Kate has ordered her stylist Natasha Archer to give William a much-needed wardrobe makeover - and she has started by throwing out his ubiquitous brown loafers and his tatty trainers.

Australian university rape survivors share their harrowing stories

Almost 600 students were sexually assaulted at Australian universities (inset) in the past five years. Three of them (one pictured right) shared their harrowing stories of being raped as part of a report on the widespread issue. Experts say it is made worse by an environment where women are 'objectified and crudely ranked on social media'. However, one student (left) interviewed said she enjoyed the attention of dozens of men making sexualised comments on her Facebook photos.

The 'disgusting' costumes (pictured) were being sold at a pop-up shop called Halloween, in the Diamond Shopping Centre in Coleraine, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Australia's richest woman Gina Rinehart and Shanghai Cred have made a massive bid for the 101,000 square kilometre station - but will the foreign investment board approve it?

Woman shames ‘creep who hit on young Asian women’ on a Melbourne tram

A Melbourne woman took to Facebook on Saturday to 'shame' a man (left) after she had to intervene after he allegedly intimidated multiple women on their commute in a terrifying experience. Laura Miller bravely confronted a 'creep' she claimed invaded women's personal space on a tram (stock image right). Describing how four women were made to feel intimidated on their commute, her explicit rant (inset) went viral and her message to encourage everyone to speak up when you see someone being harassed has been heard.

It was reported last month that 27-year-old Kimberley Miners (pictured), from Bradford, who has posed topless for The Sun, was speaking with a fighter on Facebook who is recruiting women for the 'caliphate'.

The body of a 20-year-old man has been recovered by police after he died jumping off the 15-metre high Blanchetown bridge, north east of Adelaide.

Inspirational Turia Pitt completes her debut Hawaiian Ironman triathlon

Burns survivor Turia Pitt (main) has completed her first Hawaiian Ironman triathlon. Ms Pitt swam 3.8 kilometres, cycled 180 kilometres and ran over 42. kilometres. Ms Pitt finished the grueling event in 14 hours 37 minutes 30 seconds and was met by her partner Michael Hoskins at the finishing line (pictured in inset).

Cars have been crushed against the roof of a car park in Crayford, south-east London, after a burst water main caused polystyrene insulation below the road surface to expand by four feet.

Four teenage schoolgirls 'dug a shallow grave for 14-year-old love rival' during brutal

The gang, who are aged 13 to 16, dragged their victim into a shallow grave before hitting her repeatedly round the head and body with a wooden stick and a small machete in the shocking attack filmed in Trindade, Brazil. The injured girl only managed to escape when her tormentors went to wash blood off their hands before culminating their torture ordeal with what detectives believe was a plan to kill her.

An eagle-eyed shopper snapped a photo of a sign at a London shopping centre bearing the helpful instructions 'Please use the escalator by Prada' - and captioned it: 'Worst. Perfume. Name. Ever'.

Mumsnet user BellaGoth told how her mischievous Labrador had eaten an entire bag of sugar while she left her shopping on the kitchen table - and others shared equally funny stories.

Queensland woman loses 42 KILOS after overcoming her hatred of the gym

Rhianna Cunningham, 21, from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, lost 42 kilograms after weighing in at 110 kilos in 2014 (pictured left). Ms Cunningham said she was unhappy and would often wear jeans in the summer months to hide her figure. Despite her hatred of exercise, Ms Cunningham decided to sign up to a gym and book a personal trainer, who taught her the simple steps to healthy weight loss. The bubbly blonde, who now sits at a healthy 68 kilograms, exercises five times a week, sees a trainer twice a week, eats a balanced diet, enjoys a cheat day on Saturdays and says she is a totally different person. 'Everyone says I am different and you can see clearly how much this weight loss has changed me,' she told Daily Mail Australia. She is pictured right, and inset, after her weight loss.


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Rodrigo Duterte compares his crackdown on drugs to 'Hitler's Holocaust'

WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT: The death toll in the Philippines continues to rise as president Rodrigo Duterte, known as 'The Punisher', claims he will slaughter drug dealers and addicts in his war on drugs. The bombastic president has also sensationally disparaged the country's alliance with the US ordering its troops to leave his shores within six months.The potential ending of an alliance comes as a reaction to the international outrage of the slaughter of drug criminals at the hands of vigilantes and police in the Philippines. The fear tactic has seen Duterte's popularity sky-rocket, with a Social Weather Stations Survey showed 8/10 Filipino residents are satisfied with his campaign promise to crack down on drug dealers and users.

The land controlled by the terror group in Iraq and Syria has shrunk from 90,800sq km (56,400sq miles) at its height in January 2015 to 65,500 sq km as of October 3 this year.

Jaber Albakr, from Damascus, Syria, is still at large after police raided an apartment on an estate in the German city of Chemnitz, and found explosives known as 'mother of Satan'.

Police are looking for a man wanted over a 'one-punch' attack on Melbourne street in South Brisbane on Saturday. After an argument the attacker turned back to punch the other man.

A 70-year-old woman died just before 12pm on Sunday after she dropped something while crossing Cleveland Street in the inner-city suburb of Redfern and was hit by a bus.

Bald eagle gets trapped in grille of car in Florida before being rescued by police after

Clay County Sheriff's Office near Jacksonville, Florida, came to the rescue of one unfortunate bald eagle after it became trapped in the grille of a car. The car owner said the bird flew into the car and then couldn't get out. Clay County Sheriff's Office and Clay Fire Rescue both responded to the scene and worked to free the not-so-regal eagle. With the help of several people working in tandem to rescue the seven-year-old male, the embarrassed bird was freed. He was taken to a rescue center for wild birds where he is recovering.

Hurricane Matthew was downgraded to a Category 1 storm on Saturday morning but hurricane-force winds remained a threat as Matthew's eyewall moved into Charleston and tides rose as high as 9 feet.

Some were keen to defend unflattering stereotypes - the French being rude, for example - while others were keen to share their disappointing experiences with over-hyped tourist hubs like Bali.

Israeli police secures the scene where a car driven by a Palestinian gunman was intercepted by the police and gunman shot dead in Jerusalem Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. A Palestinian motorist launched a shooting spree near the Israeli police headquarters in Jerusalem Sunday, killing  two and wounding several more  before being shot dead, Israeli police and emergency services said. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

The 39-year-old attacker had been due to report to prison for assaulting an officer when he drove towards a train station near the Israeli police headquarters in Jerusalem and opened fire.

Three-quarters of women lose interest in sex after reaching the age of 50, according to research - but the verdict from the medical community was that couples should not be suffering in silence.

Husband cannot contain his joy after learning he is about to be a father for the first time when he finds his wife's positive pregnancy test hidden under a baby blanket

Tania Gutierrez, from Houston, Texas, is seen surprising her husband by placing her positive pregnancy test in a box under a baby blanket and then secretly filming his ecstatic reaction (pictured). The extremely sweet reaction to the announcement went viral when Mrs Gutierrez's sister Cristina Perez, uploaded the video to Twitter.

Four former Australian MPs will this week argue in the High Court that they deserve more generous pensions and perks despite getting up to $120,000 a year from the taxpayer.

Thousands have flocked to the streets of Sydney holding signs bearing hilarious messages in an effort to protest against the state government's controversial lockout laws.

Talitha Cummins accidentally revealed she was an alcoholic by posting a private blog entry

Sydney-based journalist Talitha Cummins (pictured) accidentally told the world of her struggle with alcoholism by posting a private blog on her public Facebook page four years ago. Cummins, a newsreader for the Seven Network, said she was only four months sober and wasn't ready for everyone to know about her alcoholism but her unintentional slip pushed her to stay sober. The 36-year-old, who started drinking at 14, has been sober for four years and gave birth to her son, Oliver, (right) in August.

VIV GROSKOP writes about how Kim Kardashian has saved us all, from being idiots like her; How has Kim saved us? By demonstrating exactly how not to behave online.

The Block winners Darren Jolly and his wife, Deanne, have sold the heritage-listed home (pictured) they demolished in Kew East, east of Melbourne, have been auctioned off for $2.9 million.

Vulnerable elderly woman who cannot get into her bed is filmed cowering as she is attacked by heartless carer 

The shocking 11 second video, which appears to have been filmed in a care facility in Taiwan, shows a frail and frightened woman (pictured left) huddled on the floor by her single bed as a man attacks her (pictured centre). The video has sparked outrage and been viewed more than 5M times since it was posted on Facebook earlier this week.

The British mother comes into the bathroom to find her son Blake hovering around a toilet bowl completely full of small brown dog biscuits, but he does not seem too upset by his actions (pictured).

A furious woman has hung a huge sign from a Burswood apartment naming and shaming her cheating boyfriend named Dave. The sign says: 'Dave I know you're on notsovanilla.com'.

CCTV captured the thugs stealing $800 and a phone from Alan Toh, 66, in his Sydney convenience store by threatening him with a tree branch before he chased them off with a fruit knife.

Mark and Anthony had at first insisted they would have nothing more to do with their County Durham-based parents John and Anne Darwin following their deception, but there has been a reconciliation.

Man dresses as a human Tinder profile for Halloween

Fashioned out of thick card, California-based Matt Borgelt's extraordinary get-up allowed people to 'swipe' on several profiles before settling on his own and making a match. A video of the outfit was taken by the blogger Aline Hanako G, whose clip went viral last year - before resurfacing again on the web just in time for Halloween. It shows a woman being faced with large profiles of different men (left, inset top and right) featuring their names and ages just like on the popular app. When she swings the cards to the left to reject them, Matt holds up a sign in the air that reads 'Nope' (left). Finally she lands on a familiar looking profile. Upon realising it is a smiling picture of Matt, she moves the card to the right and Matt springs an 'It's A Match' panel out of the costume (inset, bottom).

Dramatic moment a class rises up to defend their elderly teacher from an aggressive student who attacks him after having headphones pulled out 

The astonishing scene was captured on camera at a classroom in the north east of Russia. An unruly pupil refused to take out his headphones, prompting the professor to tug them out himself. Although the headphones did not appear to break the boy reacted furiously. 'You are a b******' he reportedly shouted going berserk, before he lunged towards the teacher and lined up to strike a punch. But the rest of the class rushed in to protect the old man, and then punished their fellow pupil for showing a lack of respect.

Impressive aerial photos shared Saturday showed the shark swimming not far from the paddleboarder off Nauset Beach in Orleans, Massachusetts (pictured). The man hadn't realized the shark was there.

Four gay police officers including Chris McDonald (pictured) claim they have were targeted by an undercover operation by Newtown station in Sydney simply because of their sexual preference.

A man dressed as a clown has been charged after he allegedly chased a group of teenage girls to a police station in Perth, Western Australia, in the latest stunt sweeping the country.

Naked models use body paint to perfectly camouflage against variety of famous landmarks

New York artist Trina Merry, who specialises in body-painting, photographs her subjects after positioning them so perfectly against a backdrop that they appear to blend into the scenery around them. Models were snapped posing patiently against, clockwise from top left: the breathtaking scenery of Lake Tahoe; the Los Angeles skyline; Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland; and in front of the White House in Washington DC.

One in seven British adults takes daily fish oil capsules, believing their omega-3 fatty acids are good for body and mind. Even more take them occasionally, with £100m a year spent on them.

Karen McCommell, who runs Bridal by Aubrey Rose, in Perth, plans to give away wedding dresses worth thousands of dollars on Monday, as part of a project to give back to those who need it.

Australian Robert Ellis, 70, will be sentenced at the Denpasar district court for allegedly molesting 11 girls at a home he was renting in Bali. In a letter to his lawyer he said he did not deserve to be jailed.

The shocking moment Australian rugby star Nick Phipps shoves Argentina's physio to the ground sparking an all-in brawl

Wallabies star Nick Phipps (far left) sparked an all-in brawl (pictured) and gave away a penalty with 12 minutes to go, as Australia's rugby team toppled Argentina with a tense 33-21 victory at Twickenham. Phipps reducing Australia's lead to four points after he shoved over Argentina's medic (inset) who had attempted to kick away a ball during a break in play. Michael Hooper, in the 17th minute, and Adam Coleman, in the 31st, copped first-half yellow cards for repeated high tackles with perhaps Phipps lucky not to join them.

Dalia Galavis said she and her family had been eating at Cici's restaurant in Smyrna, Tennessee, on Thursday when a manager asked them to leave due to complaints from other customers.

Researchers at Mainz University in Germany have found a link between intelligence and shortsightedness, saying those who wear glasses may often be smarter than those who don't.

Girl who was abducted from her bed spotted on footage at Georgia gas station

A three-state Amber Alert was issued for Rebecca Lewis (left) when she disappeared from her home in the Lazy Dazy RV and Mobile Home Park in Lakeland, Florida, on Saturday morning. She was last seen in bed by her 16-year-old when she woke up at 9am. The sister fell asleep and when she woke up again around 45 minutes later, Rebecca was gone. Sheriff's deputies searched the area and found no sign of Rebecca. But she was spotted at a gas station hundreds of miles away in Forsyth, Georgia, just off Interstate 75 at around 6.30pm on Saturday with the 31-year-old man (inset and right, with Rebecca), of Seale, Alabama. Wild West Hogs showed up unexpectedly at Rebecca's family home on Friday night. The family had not seen him for two years. He legally changed his name from Matthew Clark Pybus and is driving a stolen grey 2012 Nissan Versa with an Alabama handicapped plate 4JL26, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.

Imam Zainadine Johnson (pictured) is busting the stereotype of what it means to live by Sharia Law, with his role as the first white Australian to take on a full-time role as an Imam.

Michael Tanham was an altar boy brought up by a loving Christian family in Perth. At the age of 16 he became Kelly Star, a transgender model who claims to have the biggest implants in Australia.

Liz and Ian Finlay rescued tabby Nutmeg (pictured with his owners and vet) 26 years ago when he turned up in their Newcastle back garden with an abscess on his neck.

Photographer recreates historical pictures of Soho to capture how the area has changed 

Places like Piccadilly Circus (pictured) have been completely modernised, with the former neon lights used to advertise Bovril and other businesses being replaced with a giant electronic screen. Other roads, such as Berwick Street Market and the Carnaby Street shopping area show how many former independent traders have been replaced, often by international chains. The images have been collated by Carl Court after he learned the story of London's smallest shop, a 6ft x 5ft x 2ft space on Bateman Street that was occupied by a cobbler underneath the window of another business.

Dr. Dre has threatened to sue Sony Pictures if they release a TV movie depicting him as a woman beater. The rap mogul sent a cease and desist letter to the studio over their movie Surviving Compton.

A wing suit jumper became stuck as he jumped out of plane to perform a routine parachute jump. The incident which lasted for around 30 seconds must have seemed like forever.

Rufio the golden retriever, who lives in Chicago, recently enjoyed a trip to the pet store, but when it came time to leave, the dog was adamant on staying, even as his owner dragged him towards the door.

Forget mirror selfies! Introducing the new outfit pose It girls are pulling all over

Fashion bloggers and celebrities including British model, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (left) have been quick to adopt the latest Instagram pose which shows off details in an outfit. In it, they simply sit slightly cross-legged (pictured) and snap from the collarbone to the knee. Photos of the pose on Instagram often rack up thousands of likes.

The sickening act was caught on camera by a builder overlooking Howff Cemetery in Dundee and has caused outrage among locals in the Scottish city.

A Gold Coast cafe has created a crazy new burger by jamming a Wagyu beef patty in between two Krispy Kreme donuts. 'People don't think it will taste that good,' creator Vishal Patel said.

A volcano has burst into life in southwestern Japan's Mount Aso, spewing clouds of volcanic ash over entire towns as far as 250 kilometres away from the popular tourist attraction.

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.


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Indonesia's first Muslim transgender boarding school forced to close 

The only Islamic transgender boarding school in Indonesia has been shut down after a wave of intolerance sparked by the activities of hard-line Muslim groups in the country. Several months ago, amid a sudden backlash against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, a local hardline group called Islamic Jihad Front forced the school to close (inset and right, one of the students). But headmistress, Shinta Ratri (right) said: 'We want to prove that Islam accepts transgenders, that Islam is a blessing for all mankind'.

These pictures have all been submitted as part of this year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards and after more than 2,200 entries, the shortlist of 40 has been finalised by the judges.

A dance teacher and his partner took an unfortunate tumble while dancing during a wedding reception when a dip went horribly wrong and caused him to drop the bridesmaid on the floor.

Fashion retailer Lyst has looked at the biggest trends to emerge from Fashion Month SS17 and found that backless loafers, pierced bags and head-to-toe pink are flying off the shelves.

Sydney woman Amelia Seymour nearly died giving Cyrus Patel and his wife Ameera Mahmood the gift of a baby. The 26-year-old was a surrogate for the couple, but was diagnosed with Hellp Syndrome.



Ready for your close-ups? Some of the world's most beautiful animals are captured on

These are the stunning images of the animals gracing our screens as part of David Attenborough's new series of Planet Earth, returning to BBC One at the end of October. Hidden cameras in remote locations show animals such as snow leopards in ways viewers have not been able to see before, pictured main. Viewers will also see an adorable red-eyed tree frog, pictured top left, and a cute pygmy sloth, pictured bottom left. The series will run for six episodes, with themes including jungles, mountains and island habitats.

Distressing footage of the mishap, which left the serviceman in a serious condition in hospital, has recently emerged online. It shows a helicopter rescue going awry on the Hawaiian island of O'ahu.

Fans of body art have flocked from all over the world to get inkings from some of the country's leading artists at the annual two-day Israel Tattoo Convention in Tel Aviv.

New York-based photographer Christopher Payne spent six years travelling America to explore abandoned asylums, including facilities in South Dakota, Tennessee and Illinois.

Anthony Glick, 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 taking sensational images from across Sydney (pictured).

100 years of the Trans-Siberian railway: Fascinating pictures chart the growth of the

Today, a journey across Russia's Trans-Siberian railway takes about a week. But exactly 100 years ago, upon its official completion, the trip took almost a month because the train trundled along at 20 miles an hour. Now the longest train line in the world, stretching more than 5,700 miles from Moscow to Vladivostok, the Trans-Siberian railway crosses two continents, 80 towns and cities, 16 large rivers and eight time zones. Here, MailOnline Travel takes a look back over a century of the Trans-Siberian's history with a series of fascinating pictures.