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.
From a smiling pose to staring eerily into the distance: Chilling selfies taken by Gable Tostee with his Tinder date Warriena Wright show her in the minutes before she plunged to her death off his balcony
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.
Now the 'shackles' are off, as Trump unloads on 'weak and ineffective' Paul Ryan as split within the GOP boils over
Donald Trump stoked his feud with House Speaker Paul Ryan again on Tuesday, a day after tweeting that Ryan shouldn't 'waste his time' battling the GOP nominee. Trump hit Ryan for providing 'zero support,' and said it was 'hard to do well' without it. Ryan hasn't technically withdrawn his endorsement, but won't campaign for Trump.
Wheelchair-bound woman is gang-raped by six migrants at Swedish asylum centre after asking if she could use their toilet
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. Her fellow passenger invited her inside before she was brutally set upon in the toilet, her lawyer said. 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.
Thigh do! Groom squeezes the legs of female wedding guests while blindfolded in bizarre Polish tradition
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. Blindfolded and being helped along by a another man, he stops at each female guest and uses his hands to feel their bare legs, knees and thighs. The groom, dressed in a dinner jacket, eventually reaches his wife and manages to identify her before pulling off his blindfold and leaning in for a kiss while guests cheer him on.
'They want brides with white skin and blue eyes': Rich Chinese businessmen pay thousands of pounds to go on 'wife tours' of Siberia due to a shortage of women in their country
Siberian marriage agency OCS Centre say Chinese men are desperate to marry a Russian bride, due to a lack of women in China, and add they have had a massive success in matching couples. Chinese men who attended the meeting arranged by OCS are introduced to groups of 25 women all under the age of 35. And Elena Suvorova, head of the marriage agency says the men are quick to fall in love with the women.
Barely old enough to understand why, a small child prepares to slice his skin open with a razor-sharp flail in bloody Muslim ceremony marking the sacrifice of the Prophet's grandson
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. The young Shiite Muslim boy took part in commemorations yesterday in the city of Peshawar, in Pakistan. Other pictures from the religious procession in Peshawar show men and boys covered in blood and pool of crimson on the ground, as devotees whipped and cut themselves to mark the religious holiday.
Meth mother 'sat back and watched her boyfriend and his cousin rape, murder and dismember her 10-year-old daughter - then had sex with him 20 minutes later'
A New Mexico mother did nothing to stop her boyfriend and his cousin from raping and dismembering her daughter on the day after her 10th birthday, even as the girl begged for them to stop, police say. Michelle Martens (inset top) admitted that she silently watched her daughter, Victoria (seen left and right), be killed by Fabian Gonzales and his cousin, Jessica Kelley inset center and bottom), in August. She then allegedly had sex with Gonzales 20 minutes later. The claims emerged across three interviews with police during which Martens told a series of conflicting accounts. Forensic reports said the girl had been dosed with meth, raped, strangled, stabbed and dismembered.
'It's heartbreaking': Signature tree canopy in Savannah, Georgia's oldest city, gets bushwhacked by Hurricane Matthew
Hurricane Matthew bushwhacked Georgia's oldest city, leaving arboreal carnage everywhere. In Forsyth Park (pictured main on Monday and inset in a file image), shattered tree trunks and branches cluttered grounds typically kept as neat as a championship golf course. A tangle of century-old limbs littered Forsyth Park at the edge of the downtown historic district. The storm - a Category 2 when it passed Savannah - largely spared the Greek-columned mansions, marble monuments and grand churches that make the city's collection of 18th and 19th century architecture the largest National Historic Landmark District in the U.S. The dense urban forest of magnolias, azaleas and gnarled live oaks draped with Spanish moss are as iconic to Savannah as its man-made historic treasures.
Maybe crime doesn't pay: Inside the $7million mansion which New Jersey fraudster swapped for a jail cell
Take a wonder around a $7million mansion which was abandoned in 2011 when its owner, mortgage fraudster David Findel, was jailed. The luxurious house is now covered in dust and graffiti. An urban explorer, known as The Unknown Cameraman, has been inside the abandoned property to take these eerie images which emphasize that crime ultimately does not pay. Findel is understood to have been freed from prison in 2014 but he will never return to his beautiful home.