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.
Defiant Donald hits out at Republicans deserting him and tries to turn the tables on Clinton: Trump attacks 'self-righteous hypocrites' condemning his hot mic tape comments and tweets Bill rape claims ahead of crunch debate
Donald Trump (right) sent out a tweet on Sunday morning thanking his backers for their 'tremendous support'. But the Republican presidential nominee acknowledged the dozens of Republicans who have denounced him following the release of a 2005 hot mic tape in which he made lewd comments about women. 'Tremendous support (except for some Republican "leadership"). Thank you,' Trump wrote. He also called the GOP detractors 'self-righteous hypocrites'. On Saturday, he retweeted Juanita Broaddrick's claims that Bill Clinton (left) raped her. Many believe Trump will use Broaddrick's allegations during his Sunday night debate against Hillary Clinton (insert). In Wisconsin, a heckler shouted that Bill Clinton is a rapist as he spoke to a crowd.
Screaming baby cries as a relative slices its head open with a kitchen knife as part of Islamic self-flagellation ceremony to mourn the death of the Prophet's grandson
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.
Four teenage schoolgirls 'dug a shallow grave for 14-year-old love rival and tortured her for FOUR hours with wooden sticks and a machete' during brutal attack
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.
Matthew death toll climbs to 18 as it's finally downgraded to a tropical cyclone - but North Carolina remains in danger of 'life-threatening' flash floods after the storm dumps more than a foot of rain
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory revealed on Sunday morning that seven people were killed in the state and four are still missing. There were also six reported deaths in Florida and four in Georgia and one in South Carolina. Matthew was downgraded just before daybreak on Sunday morning as it headed back to the sea. In North Carolina, Matthew flooded homes and businesses as far as 100 miles inland.
Streets running with blood and 3,700 dead: After 100 days in office Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte compares his crackdown on drugs to 'Hitler's Holocaust' and cuts ties to US
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. 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.
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.
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.