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Kate visits The Hague and Rotterdam for first solo trip without William

Standing in front The Girl With The Pearl Earring at the Mauritshuis museum in the Hague this afternoon, the Duchess of Cambridge, 34, looked like a perfect match for the enigmatic figure in Vermeer's masterpiece in a pair of pearl and diamond earrings borrowed from the Queen. Kate is on a day-long visit to The Netherlands - her first official foreign trip without Prince William. But she showed no hint of nerves as she arrived at the museum this afternoon (right) in a pale blue Catherine Walker suit.

Herdfordshire primary school teacher who kept guns in underwear drawer has been jailed for

Primary school teacher Aqsa Carvalho, 26, has been sentenced to 17 years in prison after an arsenal was uncovered in her underwear drawer at home in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. A police raid revealed her links with a criminal gang dealing in Class A drugs, which also included her husband.

Lina Alvarez's daughter - who she has given the same first name - was delivered by Caeserean section at a hospital in Lugo, north-west Spain and weighed 5.2lbs.

Rod Stewart receives Knighthood from Prince William

Just hours previously, he joyously received a Knighthood from Prince William for his services to music and charity. Yet Rod Stewart's royal fun did not end there as he joined his wife Penny Lancaster for a night out at the Royal Academy of Arts on Tuesday while attending the same awards ceremony as Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. The 71-year-old rocker shed the tartan trousers he wore earlier in the day at Buckingham Palace as he sported a slick black suit while Penny, 45, got racy in a leopard print mini dress and fur stole. 

The 27-year-old, who currently plays for Chesterfield, told the court yesterday he got 'caught up in the moment' when he started having sex with the teenage waitress who accuses him of rape.

The body of Michael Bindon (pictured) was never recovered after the tragic accident in Cornwall. His father Philip Bindon issued a stark warning to people fishing on the coast.

The assault sparked anger in the town and extra police were called to the island when an angry mob attacked the asylum centre with rocks (file picture)

The woman, in her 30s, was sharing a taxi home with a man after going in the medieval town of Visby on Sweden's Gotland island when she asked to stop off.

Cody-Anne Jackson, 19, (pictured) is being questioned by police after her child, Macey, was found dead at her terraced home in Stoke-on-Trent.

This is what happens when you try and go in the 'secret back gate' to Area 51: Two mysterious men in camouflage pull out guns on off-road bikers

Armed men in camouflage gear came out of nowhere to stop a pair of adventure bikers who had discovered a secret back gate to the infamous Area 51 in Nevada. The terrified motorcyclists, who had just ridden past a sign which warned 'Use of deadly force authorized' put their hands in the air and must have feared for their lives. Conspiracy theorists believe Area 51 houses secret UFO technology which the government has seized from visiting aliens.

The print was spotted in a showroom by Stevie Davies-Evans, who posted a picture of it on Twitter. He voiced his shock that the image had been hung up in the store in Cardiff.

An experience Yorkshire policeman, PC Paul Southgate, has been found guilty of gross misconduct after using the term 'golliwog' and saying that his female colleague was 'gagging for it'.

Honey G, aka Anna Gilford, is director of UK-based recruitment firm ARG Search which has been revealed to be worth just £1 and have debts of £1,338 according to Companies House.

So who's laughing now? 'Killer Clown' armed with a baseball bat gets PUNCHED in the face after picking the wrong victim to scare in a multi-storey car park

Ashley Symes, 23, inset top, tried to cash in on the so-called 'killer clown' craze by scaring strangers in dark streets (left) and in an underground car park at the Dockside Outlet Centre, Cheltenham. But he was left with a bloody nose (inset bottom) when one of his targets turned on him, headbutting him in the face (seen right). It comes as the so-called 'killer clown' prank craze continues to sweep across the country, with police forces reporting dozens of related incidents in the last 24 hours.

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, file photo, Ronald McDonald waves to the crowd during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, in New York. McDonald¿s says Ronald McDonald is keeping a low profile with reports of creepy clown sightings on the rise. McDonald¿s Corp. said Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, that it is being ¿thoughtful in respect to Ronald McDonald¿s participation in community events¿ as a result of the ¿current climate around clown sightings in communities.¿ The company did not provide any other details about how often its red-haired mascot makes appearances, and how that will change. The move comes after a rash of hoaxes and pranks about scary clown sightings around the country, which have forced police to check for real threats. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)

McDonald's Corp. said Tuesday that it is being 'thoughtful in respect to Ronald McDonald's participation in community events' as a result of the 'current climate'.

Brunel University fresher terrifies students dressed as a clown with a chainsaw

Connor Jones, 18, pictured terrified pupils when he loitered outside St Cenydd Comprehensive School in Caerphilly, South Wales, dressed as a clown with a snarling mask and green wig. He was arrested for breaching public order at the school and ordered to pay £90. It comes as the so-called 'killer clown' prank craze continues to sweep across the country, with police forces reporting dozens of related incidents in the last 24 hours.

EXCLUSIVE: Forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland logged 455 sightings from members of the public between 2010 and 2015. Norfolk and Suffolk saw the highest number of reports.

University of Washington School of Medicine scientists found women who lost weight eating a high-protein diet didn't show improvements in insulin sensitivity

Shocking dashcam shows a car turning without looking on a busy Russian road and ploughing straight into two cyclists - one of which was hurled onto the bonnet and the other thrown to the ground.

Mother, 37, died giving birth to twins 'after a hospital emergency button failed

Estelle O'Sullivan (pictured left), 37, lost three litres of blood after the Caesarian operation to deliver her twins and later died from a cardiac arrest at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough (right), Berkshire. A coroner heard that an emergency button in the operating theatre did not work, leaving a midwife to dash through hospital corridors to get help when things went wrong. Medics had also written down the wrong type of blood on her records and specialist fluids ordered to be delivered to the hospital were given to the wrong patient. Ms O'Sullivan had been a patient at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, Berkshire, when the tragedy happened, the inquest heard, and apart from the blood blunders, essential operating instruments were missing from the theatre.

Handsome London vet Michael, 27, sent female fans into meltdown on Twitter after he appeared on last night's First Dates, but many were left devastated when they saw who he was matched with.

East Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic Shane Kennedy did not attend the fitness to practise hearing in London, where he is accused of misconduct or lack of competence.

Queen Mathilde and King Phillippe, 56, of Belgium attended a Japanese state dinner in Tokyo on Tuesday evening on their second day of their tour of Japan that marks 150 years of ties between the two countries.

Mark Zuckerberg reveals his love for hunting animals in Facebook live video

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says animals taste better when you've hunted them yourself. Zuckerberg showed off his grilling prowess in a Facebook Live video ahead of the presidential debate on Sunday night. The billionaire told his viewers he was smoking a brisket and some ribs for friends who were coming over to watch the debate with him. 'Things taste better when you make them yourself,' he said. 'And they taste doubly better when you've hunted the animal yourself.'

Experts at the lingerie brand third love have added two new additions to their 'Breast Shape Directory', Athletic and Relaxed, joining seven other kinds the brand has identified.

Jonathan Taylor, the principal of Wymondham College in Norfolk, has been accused by the school's former acting head of IT of giving teachers the 'go ahead' to bend the rules.

Rebekah Vardy says husband Jamie won't be with her if she goes into labour on match day

Her footballer husband Jamie Vardy is a busy man on the pitch for both club Leicester City and England.  So much so, that his wife Rebekah Vardy doesn't expect him to be at the birth of their second child together - if he's playing football.  'We'll be lucky if he's even at the birth,' she tells the latest issue of New! magazine. 'If he was on the pitch they wouldn't tell him I was in labour and I wouldn't want him to know.'

Durand Academy Trust failed to improve after it emerged Sir Greg Martin, who took home £229,000 as the executive head, also made £161,000 from facilities at the premises in London and West Sussex.

Derek and Julian Limbert, of Sutton Coldfield, said their five-day trip to Scotland turned into a nightmare after they spent more than 10 hours per day on a coach and missed out on sights.

Kathleen Harkin went missing on Saturday night after spending time with friends by the banks of the River Tay in Perth. Police have said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.

Moment intruder is tackled by police INSIDE the grounds of Buckingham Palace

Daniel Sheehan, 22, was detained by officers for trespassing on a protected site after scaling the south gate of Buckingham Palace in central London at 1.45pm last Friday.

Ex-teacher Tom Gilliford, 26, from London was teased on social media by Bake Off fans after saying on the show that fougasse was his favourite cinema snack.

A new infographic reveals the world's banned food, from raw milk in Canada to samosas in Somalia. And the seemingly innocent Kinder Surprise in the US.

Martin Taylor took 8,000 images of children in his local town of Driffield, east Yorkshire, but the judge said he could not ban him from taking more in case he reforms and want to take innocent images.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mocked on Twitter after company axes 'explosive' product

News that Samsung has axed its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone due to safety concerns has sparked a wave of hilarious memes on social media. The smartphone has, for many people, become synonymous with setting fire after exploding handsets were reported around the world including in China, South Korea and the U.S. Shane Matthew Neave (left) joked soldiers could use the 'explosive' product in war zones when he said: 'Samsung have announced a new product launch, the Samsung Galaxy 7 grenade.'

Romantic hopefuls have been baring their souls on social media by creating brutally honest dating profiles - with one describing himself as a 'short nerdy Asian boy with jealousy issues'.

A 59-year-old Vietnamese man was taken to hospital in Ho Chi Minh City for emergency surgery after 'breaking' his penis while trying an exotic sexual position.

Mnombo Madyibi, 32, was on his honeymoon in Coffee Bay, South Africa when he was set upon by his wife after she got scared after seeing his 'hairy, scary cucumber' penis for the first time.

Maxima stuns in a £2,000 Givenchy dress

Máxima, 45, opted for a Givenchy number for her trip to Buenos Aires on Tuesday while her husband King Willem-Alexander met with the Duchess of Cambridge. The stylish royal looked in her element in the Argentinian capital - which is also her birthplace - as she threw on an eye-popping green leopard print dress.

A 15-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy have been passed to Staffordshire Police's youth offending team to be dealt with following an attack on a 13-year-old girl outside a school.

Khalid Rashad, 63, denies possessing 226g of PE4 plastic explosive, two modified 9mm rounds of blank ammunition and five modified 8mm blank cartridges in Wembley, North West London.

Josh Hanson was stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack in west London a year ago today. Shane O'Brien (pictured), suspected of the killing, is believed to be in the United Arab Emirates.

Warriena Wright and Gable Tostee appear in shirtless selfies the night she died

Selfies have emerged from the night Warriena Wright met her accused killer Gable Tostee - before she fell to her death from his 14th floor Gold Coast apartment balcony in August 2014. The pair connected on dating app Tinder and photos from their only night together show them seemingly enjoying the evening. Mr Tostee is on trial for Ms Wright's murder.

Married GP Matthew Gale, 57, had been rubbing the woman's lower spinal area during a consultation at his surgery in Chorley, Lancashire, when he slipped a hand between her legs.

Martin Greenbeck, 72,from Laceby, North East Lincolnshire, died at the end of September after a long battle with the disease but before he did, he penned the notice about his own demise.

Jaber Albakr was detained on Sunday in Leipzig in eastern Germany by two fellow Syrian refugees who invited him to their home but realised who he was wanted so tied him up and called police.

The Syrian refugee accused of plotting a major terror attack in Europe spent a year in one of Germany's largest refugee camps claiming generous handouts of up to £333 a month.

Shocked passengers sit alongside a DEAD BODY after diabetic passenger dies during flight

The 50-year-old woman, who has not been named, is said to have suffered a diabetic seizure just 45 minutes into the Azur Air flight to Moscow from the popular resort of Antalya and died. It is believed that the woman's husband, who was also unnamed, said she packed her medication in her checked-in luggage because she believed she wouldn't need it. Flight attendants then had no option but to lie the victim down in the aisle and cover her over with a blanket after she passed away.

Joanne Cuthbertson, 38, was driving with father when wind dislodged the ladder from a van in front, which smashed through the windscreen and missed their heads by inches on the A1 near Gosforth.

Former politician Ed Balls appeared on Loose Women today to discuss his appearance on Strictly and was seen getting rather flirtatious with host Janet Street Porter.

The reality TV star, who has previously suffered from heroin addiction, was found dead by paramedics at a home, in Stockton's Tilery estate, on Monday.

Railway staff and union members faced an angry backlash from passengers this morning as scenes of chaos caused tempers to flare in stations across the south east of England.

Spalding teen sweethearts 'stabbed mother and her daughter to death' as they slept

Elizabeth Edwards (left), 49, and 13-year-old daughter Katie Edwards (right, with her mother) died 'within moments' of each other after a boy crept into their rooms armed with an eight-inch kitchen knife and repeatedly stabbed them in the throat as they slept at home (inset), jurors were told. The 15-year-old then suffocated his victims with their own pillows while his female accomplice listened to them 'struggling and gurgling' at around midnight on April 13, it is alleged. A court heard the couple planned to kill themselves with pills and the girl left a suicide note which read: 'F*** you, world. I want to be cremated and want our ashes scattered at our special place.' Police discovered the bodies after forcing their way inside Ms Edwards' semi-detached home in Spalding, Lincolnshire, at around 12pm on April 15 - 36 hours after the killings - and the teenagers were later arrested.

Supporters of Hillary Clinton are asking Mark Burnett to make public the recordings of the hit TV series, which the Republican presidential candidate hosted on NBC between 2004 and 2015.

Donald Trump's accounts reportedly reveal that his Scottish golf courses did not pay any corporation tax in the UK because of their financial woes, pictured at the Trump International Golf Links.

Meet the real-life OXO mother and her VERY tasty on-screen husband

The Oxo adverts have a new mother and father as the cooking brand attempts to portray the joys and pressures of 21st century family life. The actress and actor who are now set to be beamed into homes around the UK (inset, with their on-screen family) have told how they are still getting used to becoming part of a series of adverts which first started back in the 1950s. Morag Peacock, who has taken over from the late Lynda Bellingham in the mother's role, has confessed her new role isn't too different from her everyday life - she's a busy mum of four children who tells her children to 'muck in' in the kitchen. Myles Keogh (left), who assumes the role made famous by balding Michael Redfern, is a former soap heartthrob who has posted a series of sexy selfies online (right).

The Government hailed the new deal as a boost for 'Global Britain' as the UK begins the process of negotiating Brexit from the EU. Pictured: Beijing's international airport.

The ex-chancellor waded into the row over the government's increasingly tough approach to Brexit, mocking the idea that more trade with Australia could make up for looser ties with Germany and France.

Students from the continent will have access to tuition fee loans worth up to £28,000 until at least 2020, the government has announced.

As currency markets are a barometer of a nation's economic health and prospects, relative to other markets and economies, many fear that investors are losing faith in the UK after the Brexit vote.

Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel said making people wait two hours to get into Italy or Spain would make clear why free movement rules are crucial to the EU.

The three moves that could save your child's life: Martial arts teacher reveals the self defence tricks ALL youngsters need to know (and why they should never shout 'help')

With the help of 11-year-old Melissa, martial arts teacher Matt Fiddes, from Wiltshire, demonstrates the three moves that could prevent a child from being abducted. Pictured left to right: A wrist twist can help loosen an attacker's grip, a kick to the groin can pry a predator out of a neck grip and to end a 'bear hug'-style attack the victim should stomp on their attacker's feet.

Abraham Reichman, 35, from London, swerved to try and avoid a gang that was trying to stop traffic on the busy A16 road as he was heading towards the EuroTunnel entrance in Calais on Sunday night.

The victim's body was dumped by the side of a road just off the A628 just east of Tintwhistle and north of Valehouse, Derbyshire, and found by a member of the public yesterday.

Low blood pressure when standing up - known as orthostatic hypotension - increases the risk of dementia by 15 per cent, researchers from Erasmus Medical Centre, the Netherlands, found.

Until now, researchers thought that the first time our heart muscle contracted to beat was at 8 days after conception in mice which equates to around day 21 of a human pregnancy.

It's Meccano Mickey! Kate makes friends with a ROBOT as she visits a workshop project in

The Duchess, 34, was pictured shaking hands with a robot constructed form Meccano in Rotterdam where she went to learn about Bouwkeet, the social Makerspace of Bospolder-Tussendijken. Kate was performing her first solo engagement abroad today as Prince William remained in the UK. Earlier today she visited the Mauritshuis art museum to see a Dutch Old Masters exhibition.

Detectives said the victim continued to be supported by specially-trained officers as they sought to gain more details about her ordeal two weeks ago in Summertown, Oxford.

Brits took to social media in their droves to debate whether it was too early for the festive lights to be on display in London - and things got a little heated.

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Syrian girl cries for her father after she becomes latest victim of the civil war 

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT The youngster (pictured) was pulled from the rubble by White Helmet rescue workers in the rebel-held Fardous neighbourhood of the city. Photographs show him being given oxygen by medical staff before he was taken to hospital. Two young boys were seen crying (inset) after Russian jets resumed heavy bombing in Aleppo on Tuesday after several days of relative calm. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that at least eight people were killed in the Bustan al-Qasr and Fardous neighbourhoods.

This tiny Pakistani boy is clutching a whip made from chains and blades as he prepares to flagellate himself in a religious parade to mark the Muslim festival of Ashura in the city of Peshawar.

Hilarious footage shows an elephant in Botswana, named Jabu, using his trunk to pluck a white baseball hat off tour guide Chris Du Plessis's head and putting it on his own before returning it.

Nurses noticed the six-day-old boy, from London, had a blue colouring in his feet. Tests revealed he had total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage - a potentially fatal heart defect.

Edinburgh Woollen Mill, based in Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway, denies falsely claiming scarves were pure cashmere on two occasions in 2014. The chain has 265 high-street shops.

Rachael and David Willcox, from Bristol, got a gastric illness from a meal on the Rhapsody of the Seas ship, run by Royal Caribbean. They have now instructed lawyers to investigate.

Olivia Remes, a researcher from the University of Cambridge'sInstitute of Public Health, explains how science can help you get over those first date nerves (stock image used)

Crook caught on CCTV stealing blind woman's handbag as she sits with her guide dog in council office

A lowlife thief stole a blind woman's handbag while she was sat with her guide dog. Police have released CCTV of the heartless crook, who was captured on cameras at a council office in Coventry, West Midlands, on the morning of September 9. The victim, aged in her 20s, had been sitting in the waiting area of Broadgate House when the callous crook struck between 11am and 11.10am.

Sharon Howe, 15, of Morecambe, Lancashire, was out with classmates when she was offered the deadly former legal high by a group of older boys - and later collapsed with severe convulsions.

Film buff Jas Halsey, from Kent, proposed to his girlfriend Charlene Berwick after screening a trailer - made by and starring him - during a visit to the cinema.

Karthik 'Big K' Nagesan's big claims caused a stir on the first episode of the Apprentice last week. And the IT whizz's social media accounts reveals he's just as confident when it comes to his body.

From re-enacting Alan's baby-stealing scene in The Hangover franchise to dressing up as a pizza and a slice (pictured) these parents and babies have pulled out all the stops at Halloween.

Research from Harvard Medical School found that men who grew up in caring homes were better at managing stressful emotions as middle-aged adults (stock image).

After just seven weeks, all of the participants in the study by the American Society for Horticultural Science had lost weight around their middle, felt less depressed, and had more stamina.

The researchers, from the Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, looked into a mechanism that causes our bodies' response to hot temperatures when our skin is sensitive.

‘Bride’ who was filmed letting men grope her breasts is revealed to be a Thai transsexual

The transsexual performer, Miss Bee, was fined by a court in Pattaya, Thailand for allowing a large group of Chinese holiday makers to grope her breasts in a nightclub on the popular tourist island.

Motorists have been stuck in severe delays for several hours following the crash on the London-bound carriageway of the M4 just before 3am on Tuesday.

Veteran William Smith, who was a driver from Nottingham and worked with horses, carried the watch across the battlefields of France during the First World War more than 100 years ago.

Jackson Watters, 17, and Millie Crouch, 12, died at the scene on the A36 near Salisbury, Wiltshire, when the Ford Fiesta struck a Mercedes Sprinter van heading in the opposite direction

Audience member Sarah Carson was asked by Derren Brown to place the piece of glass on her tongue and to 'crunch on the big bits' during his West End production, Miracle, which aired on Channel 4.

Radhika Mandloi, from central India, started to suffer pain in her left ear last week. Doctors were shocked to find a blow fly - attracted to bad smells - inside her ear which had laid around 80 larva.

Dramatic moment Ford Fiesta swerves between lanes as driver loses control before ploughing into barrier on the M4 

Dashcam footage shows the car losing control on a motorway before disconnecting a trailer from a van and smashing into the central reservation. The Ford Fiesta is in the middle lane of the the M4 near Porthcrawl, south Wales, when the driver attempts to overtake the white van. Suddenly, the man behind the wheel loses control and his car swerves violently across lanes. The vehicle ploughs into the barrier and sends a cloud of smoke into the air.

In an op-ed for CNN, Obama t revealed his goals for space exploration, including a manned mission Mars by the 2030s, and the 'ultimate ambition' of a long-term stay.

The mini reactor is being developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Nuclear Energy Safety Technology and could be placed on an island in the disputed South China Seas.

Researchers from Goldsmiths, University of London and University College London (UCL) looked at whether tone-deaf people had difficulty in social situations (stock image)

The research comes from the University of Calgary where scientists tested the stress levels in male and female mice. The findings highlight the importance of a social network for females (stock image).

In today's report the National Audit Office said there was now a 'significant risk' the bridge would not be built and that up to £22.5 million of taxpayers' money may have to be written off.

The pests - common clothes moths which feed on wool and natural fibres such as cashmere, tweed, sheepskin and fur - are eating through our jumpers and cardigans in millions of homes in the UK.

Ellie Waters, 14, from Northants, was told she had deep tissue tear after collapsing in a charity run last year. But a scan found she had an alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma - a form of soft tissue cancer.

Proposals from the parliamentary standards commissioner would mean politicians have to ensure there is no 'conflict' between outside work and their official duties.

The only thing that saved Luke Yates from Hampshire in the horrible weeks and months after his wife Sam's death was the knowledge that she would have wanted him to go on living.

Three times a day, after each meal, Carola Karlsson from Sweden takes herself off to the nearest bathroom to dispose of a third of what she has just eaten to control her weight.

Desperate bride-to-be asks for donations to fund cancer treatment instead of wedding

Emma Houlston (left), 31, from London, has aggressive inoperable ovarian cancer and her only hope is immunotherapy - which is not available on the NHS. The treatment, which is expected to cost around £114,000 privately, works by getting the immune system to destroy cancerous cells. Surgeons initially operated on her in March last year and she underwent successful chemotherapy (inset). But in June this year, the cancer came had returned. Her wedding day has been brought forward to ensure she gets married to fiance Matt Lees, 31 (right). The couple penned a heartfelt message to would-be guests asking them to donate money to their online fundraising page instead of gifts.

Eight-year-old Liu Minghui from China makes ten thousand dumplings a day to support his family. His parents are migrant workers and he only gets to see them once a year.

The images, captured by a visitor to Taiyuan Zoo in Shanxi province, showed the bear rooting through assorted junk in its enclosure, including a water bottle, food debris and a balloon.

Shocking images have emerged of pupils continuing to study in a polluted classroom after a factory explosion on October 10 in China. Parents of the students have complained.

The man, in his 40s has been charged with rape and incest after he attacked his daughter in their family home in the city of Fredrikstad. She told police she had been punished for her lifestyle.

The footage, said to have been captured in Ontario, Canada, shows a number of women - including the bride - sitting on chairs and waiting for the newlywed to pass.

Photographer Rankin captures powerful images of servicemen injured on duty 

All of the former service personnel photographed by Rankin for the limited edition book launched in London next month have suffered physical and mental injuries while serving their country or as a civilian. Among those featured are Rifelman Michael Swain, left, and Lance Corporal Cayle Royce, right, and Lance Corporal Martin Tye, bottom centre, who were all wounded in Afghanistan. Corporal Rhona Bolger, 75, top centre, served with the RAF during the Second World War.

FILE - The Sept. 29, 1933 file photo shows a general view of a courtroom in the hall of justice at Leipzig, Germany, where Marinus Van Der Lubbe and four communists have been tried for burning the Reichstag building. A new study published Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 details how thousands of Germans who committed crimes during the Third Reich were protected by former Nazi party members holding key positions in the post-war legal system. (AP Photo)

The study has found that more than half of senior officials in Germany's justice ministry were Nazis and judges and lawyers saw no difference between carrying out sentences for Hitler and post-war work.

Heidi Luckraft, 39, from Beeston, Nottinghamshire, was walking her dog four years ago when she was bitten by a tick. However, it wasn't until last year that she was finally diagnosed with Lyme disease.

The Kremlin confirmed this morning that Presidnet Vladimir Putin had cancelled a visit to the French capital where he was due to have talks over the Syria conflict with Francois Hollande.

Police in Manila say they are close to linking the murder of Aurora Moynihan, daughter of Lord Tony Moynihan with a 'high-level' drug supplier who is believed to be her ex-boyfriend.

One in five British girls aged 5-11 and from privileged backgrounds are predicted to be overweight or obese by 2020, compared with one in six for their male counterparts.

Son surprises his mum on her birthday by telling her his fiancee is pregnant - via his T-shirt

Ashley, from Portsmouth UK, broke the news by t-shirt, wearing a top reading 'This Guy Is Going To Be A Dad'. Slowly the message began to dawn on the couple; 'are you joking?' exclaimed his mum. 'I'm going to pass out' she added in shock. The family then shared a warm embrace as the mother burst into tears. Ashley proposed to his partner Alexandra, from Sweden, back in March this year.

Firefighters were called out to aid the group of red-faced Hampshire Police officers and winched the lift to the next floor before opening it with a key to free the night shift team.

Known as 'The Punisher', Rodrigo Duterte's 100-day-old drug war has already left thousands dead (pictured), but now he is making smoking a thing of the past in the Philippines.

Three-year-old Heidi, who suffers from feline asthma, is given an inhaler by loving owners Donna and David Stead, from County Durham, to keep her condition under control.

ATM customers in Tekridag, Turkey, hoping to get some money were instead given a soaking when a worker managed to burst a water pipe, sending a huge jet of water spraying everywhere.

Researchers at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History have unveiled the E3 map - showing eruptions, earthquakes and emissions, say it shows the pulse of our planet.

Cat fends off German Shepherd in a hilarious bathroom boxing bout 

With a series of lightning-quick jabs the ferocious feline successfully bats back the dog as the two trade blows at a house in an unknown location, but believed to be in North America. Their owner filmed the two fighting as the feline feinted during the fisticuffs before landing a few blows on the dog's nose. The video has sparked a heated debate on social media, with viewers split on whether it is all fun and games, or veers towards animal cruelty.

Andrei Mikhailov, 33, toured his native St Petersburg to take the photographs that appear more like paintings from an ancient book of fairy tales than the second-largest city in Russia.

Antonio Carluccio told an audience at Cheltenham Literature Festival he was confused when he first came to London and saw spaghetti Bolognese on menus - because it does not exist in Italy.

The girl, known as Lan Lan, was confirmed to be three months pregnant after a pregnancy test in a hospital in Xuzhou, China. A 35-year-old man had paid 30,000 yuan (£3,600) for her to be his wife.

The project to save the site in Brnnec, Czech Republic, by a local writer is not proving popular with locals who still remember Oskar Schindler for heavy drinking, gambling and women.

The creepy sounds were recorded by University of Iowa's 'Waves' instrument and then converted in sound files by the engineers to form the spooky soundscape.

Asos launches Princess Diana-inspired collection 

Asos have launched a collection inspired by the late Princess of Wales' most iconic streetwear styles, designed by Sharmadean Reid MBE, founder of WAH Nails. Left to right: A £75 pinstripe blazer reminiscent of a suit the princess wore for a Centrepoint charity reception in London in 1996; a £65 square neck mini in the same hue as Diana's outfit when arriving in Kuwait in 1989; and a £65 halterneck dress in a similar style to a double-breasted monochrome number she wore for a formal engagement in 1992.

Unnerving footage appears to show a poltergeist that ghost hunters call the Black Monk throwing a pushchair down a staircase in one of Britain's most haunted houses in Yorkshire.

Goose, an eight-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, had a puzzled look on his face after being sheared last week by his owner Grant Brown, a 31-year-old hospitality manager from Glasgow, Scotland.

The worker hurled lager cans as the robber reached over the counter as Sean Munson, 25, brazenly took the money at the Lifestyle Express store in Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire.

The test by DailyMail.com featured a woman on the streets of New York with her skirt tucked into her underwear wearing brunette and blonde wigs. As a blonde she waited an hour for assistance.

Hereditary angioedema (or HAE) is a condition that deprives the blood of protein. For some reason, this leads sufferers to have spontaneous attacks of swelling that could stop them from breathing.

The Sriwijaya Air flight was travelling to Padang, Indonesia at the time. It was the first time the pilots had flown to the airport. They decided to ignore their instruments as they thought they were wrong.

Ultra-rare pictures show moment dolphins gang up to MURDER porpoise by throwing it into

Stunned rowers came across the scene while out on the water for a social Sunday exercise and initially thought they had witnessed a dolphin giving birth. But after posting their pictures on Facebook, experts said it was bottlenose dolphins attacking a harbour porpoise just off Newlyn Harbour in Cornwall. And in the images, they later realised that the bottlenose dolphins can be seen pulling the porpoise before throwing it up in the air.

Parents Debbie, 28, and Brandon Potter, 29, from Bethpage, New York, gave into food cravings and late night takeaways after the birth of their first child Brayson, now aged three, in 2013.

The Tokyo Institute of Technology led an international team of scientists in the study, in which a computer simulation tracked the evolution of the planets over 300 million years.

Debbie Conroy, 42, admitted failing to ensure her teenage daughter's regular school attendance at Blackpool Magistrates' Court but said the girl was 'turning her life around'.

John Warren began the relationship with the former prostitute, who had a history of sexual abuse, while he was working as her 'key worker' at KCA Croydon - an adult substance misuse centre.

Is this the world's first ever DASHCAM footage? Dusty bag full of cine films found in attic are revealed to be fascinating footage of Hull 50 years ago - filmed by a pub landlady as she drove around the city

Pub landlady Maud Mellors drove around the centre of the city in East Yorkshire with her son Peter (together, centre) in the late 1960s and filmed everything she saw. The video has now emerged nearly 50 years later after her grandson Nick Mellors, 52, found the reels in an attic and developed the footage. He believes his grandmother was testing out her new camera ahead of a trip to Australia in 1969, but never got round to developing the footage. Ms Mellors had filmed various parts of the city as she sat in the passenger seat. Mr Mellors, who is a quality controller for a reprographics company, said: 'It's absolutely fantastic to see the city as it was half a century ago.'

MailOnline Travel has compiled a catalogue of locations that look other-worldly, from sulfurous hot springs in Ethiopia to gas craters in Turkmenistan and ice in Siberia.

CCTV footage shows the 80-year-old man, who suffered serious injuries, leaning back to let a car drive past after walking into the road to open the door of his own vehicle in St Louis, Missouri.

Matthew Junior 'MJ' Maybin was killed when his cousin Tony accidentally reversed a tipper truck over him outside the boy's home in Wolverhampton, an inquest heard.

In alarming footage the bearded reveller jiggles around on top of the force's Ford Focus beside the M32 in St Agnes near Bristol. Two unimpressed police officers watch on.

'Tanorexic' splashes £35,000 on fake bake

Hannah, 21, from South Wales, says she has spent around £35,000 on tanning products since the age of 12 but, desperate to find a husband, she has appealed to the Body Fixers for help. The team (bottom right) have agreed to give her a thorough exfoliation treatment in an attempt to 'tone down' her orange look. Makeup artist Alex Henry reassured her: 'When you meet that man in a couple weeks that you're going to marry when you're 27, you can show him who you really are.'

Former PGA European Tour marketing director Sean Kelly, 61, claims he was sacked from his job on age grounds and because he 'attended golf events' to gather new sponsors.

Participants presented dressed-up mitten crabs at an annual contest in Huaian City, China on October 11.
It is part of a festival to celebrate harvest of the seasonal delicacy.

These photos show some of the creepiest baby shower cakes, many of which depict the moment a baby is born using fondant icing. Some bakes depict a baby's head emerging from a woman's stomach.

New Zealand skydive leads to breathtaking photos showing an extremely rare circular

A first-time skydiver in the skies above the Bay of Islands in New Zealand, 29-year-old Anthony Killeen witnessed the incredibly rare sight of a circular rainbow as he was in freefall. The stunning optical phenomenon allows the observer to see sunlight hitting water particles from both above and below, revealing a circular shape rather than the normal arc.

 

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