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Mariah Carey 'demands $50m' from billionaire ex James Packer

She is alleged to have split from her billionaire fiancé James Packer following a dramatic fight in September. But Mariah Carey was still wearing her engagement ring (inset) when she stepped out for dinner at celebrity hotspot Nobu in Malibu on Thursday evening, enjoying a catch up with friends. The 46-year-old singer's flashy $10 million bling was hard to miss, as reports surfaced that the singer had demanded a $50million payoff from Packer on the grounds that she had uprooted her five-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe from New York to Los Angeles, so Packer could be near his own children. It was also claimed that Packer made financial promises to Mariah during their romance, which she wants him to fulfil.

FBI dramatically reopens Hillary email investigation - because of new messages found on

FBI Director James Comey said in a letter to Congress that an investigative team is seeking to determine if any of the emails contain classified information and whether any of them are 'significant'. Comey said that after learning about the emails he advised the bureau to take 'appropriate investigative steps' to review the emails. The announcement comes 11 days out from the US presidential election. At a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump congratulated the FBI for deciding to take a second look at the case.

Residents in the rural villages of Edgworth and Belmont, which lie on the border between Greater Manchester and Lancashire, must take their bins up to a mile away to be emptied.

The lucky SuperEnalotto winner from Vibo Valentia in Sicily paid just 3 euros for the record jackpot announced on Thursday night. Some 200 draws had rolled over before the record win.

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NEW Brits Peter and Kate Wilson (aliases) have lifted the lid on their experience of social workers saying their daughter's mood shift is due to her wanting to be a boy in a powerful interview.

NEW Mobile phone coverage in Britain is so bad that foreign visitors often get a better signal, MPs warn today. Their report found that 17million customers have poor reception at home - or none at all.

The former Prime Minister said voters must be given the chance to change their minds on the EU and called for the losing Remain campaign to become the 'new insurgents'.

Business Secretary Greg Clark flew to Japan with a with a letter to Nissan's board containing a commitment to ensuring the firm's operations in the UK 'remain competitive' after we leave the EU.

American Airlines plane catches fire at Chicago O'Hare

American Airlines Flight 383 departed Chicago for Miami on Friday afternoon when it blew a tire and damaged an engine. The pilot aborted takeoff and all aboard evacuated. Emergency chutes could be seen coming out of the sides of the plane (pictured). The 161 passengers and 9 crew members got off the aircraft. Television reports showed a large plume of black smoke coming from the Boeing 767, which appeared to be damaged at the rear. There were no immediately reported injuries. Chicago fire officials said on the department's Twitter account that there was an extra-alarm emergency response at the airport for an 'aircraft down'.

Monarch flight ZB933A left Tenerife south airport as planned on Thursday morning but turned round and headed back because of 'the disruptive behaviour' of two passengers.

The Typhoon jets (stock) were deployed from RAF Coningsby and RAF Lossiemouth to make contact with the civilian aircraft which landed at Prestwick Airport today.

A former Miss Finland and Miss Universe contestant has become the twelfth woman to accuse Donald Trump of sexual assault, saying he 'squeezed her butt' on the Late Show in New York in 2006.

The 75-page guide, called 'Prepare to survive emergencies and war', urges Lithuanian citizens to 'have the will to resist' if Vladimir Putin's forces attack.

'Pregnant' Cheryl shows off her bump in comfy black sweats as she enjoys a casual outing

NEW The star showed off a sizable bump under comfy black sweats as she left a meeting in London on Thursday amid rumours she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Liam Payne, 23. The 33-year-old looked relaxed and happy as she made her way outside, ditching the glam for comfort in her head-to-toe black ensemble. Cheryl opted for a loose-fitting hoodie, but a bump could clearly be seen under her top.

Dramatic drone footage captures England's oldest hotel being gutted in huge fire which spread from an art gallery in Exeter to destroy the historic property

A blaze raged through the oldest hotel in England today as 110 firefighters tackled flames at the Royal Clarence Hotel in Exeter. Police and paramedics were also at the blaze, which began shortly after 5am on Friday. The fire is believed to have started at an art gallery in Exeter city centre but has now spread to the nearby Royal Clarence Hotel. Devon and Somerset Fire Service said crews from across Devon were at the scene tackling the blaze which has affected a block of buildings on Cathedral Yard.

Officers from Wiltshire Police were called to the house in Warminster shortly after midnight on Wednesday where he was said to have caused himself harm and was threatening others.

Daniel Sheard, 24, has been convicted of cruelty after his daughter Kayleigh Sheard was found dead with burns to her face, bite marks and extensive fractures to her shoulder and arm in West Yorkshire.

Sir Anthony Brenton insists relations between the Kremlin and the West are 'the most dangerous' he has ever seen amid heightened tensions over the country's bombing campaign in Syria.

A Russian fighter flew dangerously close to a US warplane over eastern Syria, US defence officials said Friday, highlighting the risks of a serious mishap in the increasingly crowded airspace.

He even fleeced his own mum: He's the public school boy who conned middle aged women. But,

NEW Top hat perching jauntily on his head, waistcoat neatly buttoned under his morning suit and a glamorous female companion on his arm: welcome to the gilded world of Mark Acklom - enjoying a day out at Ascot in the Royal Enclosure, no less (shown main). But Acklom, 43, has amassed millions during his criminal career persuading other people to part with theirs. He is now on the run in Spain after British police issued a warrant for his arrest. He is wanted for questioning over a string of alleged 'stings' - including posing as a stockbroker to seduce a divorcee from Bath (Carolyn Woods, top right) and trick her out of more than £800,000, while he lied about a sexual relationship with Carol Bryan (bottom right) to sell an exclusive story to a newspaper. Many of those he fleeced were women. And the motive wasn't only financial.

Some of the best recruiters in the industry have shared their golden six-step formula for making yourself indispensable at work.

Petition calls for severely thin vlogger Eugenia Cooney to be banned from YouTube

Viewers have expressed both concern and contempt for vlogger Eugenia Cooney, 22, from Greenwich, Connecticut, who they say is promoting anorexia on her popular YouTube channel. More than 9,000 people have signed a Change.org petition (inset) asking that she be removed from the service until she seeks medical help. Cooney, who has more than 890,000 YouTube subscribers,insists she is 'naturally' thin.

The $5 million lawsuit filed in Nashville claims the credit for Clapton track Alberta should have gone to Bo Carter, who died in 1964. The song was attributed to folk and blues singer Lead Belly.

A new Sunday lunch map of the UK pinpoints exactly where the biggest fans of the classic British meal live - and names Sheffield as the country's roast capital.

My guilt at giving up on my dying son: Kerry wanted to let doctors turn off their son

NEW Three year-old Dylan Askin (pictured) of Derby whose parents - Kerry (left) and Mike - were preparing to switch off his life support when he miraculously came back to life. Dylan's heart rate had been a dangerous 200 beats a minute and his oxygen levels so low they could not sustain life much longer. With no hope of recovery, medical staff at Nottingham University Hospitals were preparing consent forms to switch off Dylan's life support while his heartbroken family gathered at his bedside to say goodbye.

A cross-party group of politicians, including SDLP leader Colum Eastwood (pictured) contested the validity of the historic EU referendum result without a vote in Northern Ireland's Stormont Assembly.

Lily Allen claims London cabbie refused to drive her over Calais jungle migrants comments

Lily Allen, 31, has claimed a taxi driver refused to pick her up in London and told her to 'find an immigrant to drive you, you stupid tart' after she apologised 'on behalf of her country' to an Afghan refugee. Allen sparked outrage this month after she made a tearful apology to the 13-year-old at the 'Jungle' near Calais, France (bottom right). She broke down in tears (left) and told the refugee, who has since been reunited with his father in Birmingham: 'I'm sorry for what we have put you through'. And today she posted a message on her Twitter account to her 5.8million followers to inform them what a black cabbie allegedly said to her (top right).

A feminist sent Stella Creasy violent messages for 21 months the politician feared for her safety, and now stalker Corinna Loughlin, 44, from Colindale, says she will follow Theresa May.

The 82-year-old man died after falling to the floor as he used a bank terminal in the city of Essen, Germany, and CCTV picked up four people walking by and doing nothing to help.

Deborah Giannecchini who got cancer using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder wins $70m

Deborah Giannecchini of Modesto, California blamed Johnson & Johnson's baby powder product, which she used intimately for many years for her ovarian cancer. However, the company insists their product is safe and claimed they will appeal the $70 million award to Mrs Giannecchini.

A new quiz from Playbuzz sets out to test if your brain is powerful enough to read words upside down, scrambled and back to front in a series of 10 questions that are trickier than they look.

People with high blood pressure who took whey protein were found to have an eight per cent less chance of developing a deadly heart condition, University of Reading researchers found.

Uber loses court case over whether it should offer drivers minimum wage, paid holiday and

Uber has lost a landmark court case over whether it should give drivers the minimum wage and paid holidays and breaks. The case centred on whether drivers with the firm, where passengers hail cars using an app, are self-employed or staff. Uber classes its drivers as self-employed workers, claiming it is a technology company rather than a taxi firm, and says the arrangement allows people to be their own boss and work flexibly. But drivers argue they are actual employees of the organisation, rather than independent operators running their own businesses. Today judges sided with the drivers in a ruling that could affect thousands of other workers across Britain at companies with similar models such as food company Deliveroo.

The 45-year-old Australian computer hacker has been refused permission by Swedish prosecutors who say there is nothing in the country's legislation that would permit his release for the funeral.

Mark Wiggans, 55, from Walberton in West Sussex, trIed to stab at the window of his wife's car before smashing into her in the car park of Royal Cornwall Hospital during a furious attack.

London mother reveals what it's REALLY like to give birth at an NHS hospital out of hours 

Mother-of-two Nicola Bonn, from London, had a C-section planned when her waters broke at 2am on a Sunday morning. Here she reveals the trauma of giving birth in an NHS hospital after hours. (Nicola is pictured right during her labour, and left in hospital with her newborn son Louis)

Seven boys aged between seven and 14 surrounded and harassed several girls, police say. The incident is said to have happened on Monday in Mariendorf, a borough in the German capital Berlin.

Syrians in Germany say many of the country's Arab mosques are more conservative than those at home. They say the highly literal interpretations of Islam makes them feel uncomfortable.

Brighton couple spend 8 years travelling the world in a Dodge Ram 1500 camper van

In a tiny van Lauren Winslow-Llewellyn, 27, and Craig Hubbard, both from Brighton, have been enjoying the holiday of a lifetime travelling across America, Asia, Europe and Australia. The adventurous couple are currently on a seven-month trip through North America in their beloved 60sqft camper, Daphne, a petrol Dodge Ram 1500 primetime they bought for £2,900. Craig said: 'There's no denying it's a little on the small side; moving around while bent over or kneeling on the floor to cook takes some time to master but you get used to it and it's just like a mini-home.'

Bank chiefs claim the new notes are so durable they will last twice as long as the old fiver. But print centre manager Stuart McLean, of Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, has exposed a serious flaw.

People have shared the terribly awkward autocorrect text message mistakes they've made, which contain errors that are both rude and amusing.

The product reviewers issued a 'Don't Buy' warning about the Nuna Rebl i-Size which is one of the most expensive on the market and is advertised on the strength of its safety features.

According to a new study by University of Montreal, it is no coincidence that the most screen-dependent generation to date also has the most disrupted sleep pattern.

Merseyside family terrified after 'killer Asian HORNET' flew into their kitchen

Billy Rockett, 41, from Merseyside, said the two-inch wasp-like creature buzzed into his kitchen yesterday. The father-of-three caught the bug in a coffee jar and fears it is one the breed of hornets which came to the UK this summer. An Asian hornet nest was found in a tree in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, earlier this summer. They been spotted in at least six different locations this year.

More than 200 excited customers started to queue outside the brand new store in Leicester at 4am on Thursday morning and were hoping to get their hands on a number of free giveaways.

The updated rules stipulate that customers must submit claims directly to the Irish carrier and allow them to respond before going through a third party.

Sally Brown, 39, of Scarborough, allegedly grabbed the officer's genitals after being pulled over on suspicion of drink driving in North Yorkshire in February.

Former home secretary Lord Blunkett said a moratorium on high street shops advertising Christmas until December 1 would 'restore some meaning' to the Christian festival.

The 45-year-old Australian computer hacker has been refused permission by Swedish prosecutors who say there is nothing in the country's legislation that would permit his release for the funeral.

Hamstead father kills son and daughter in Birmingham house fire attack

The father of the two children killed in an arson attack this morning is believed to have torched the family home before fleeing and trying to take his own life. Police said the man was found with critical injuries in a burnt-out Vauxhall in Newcastle at 7.15am today, three hours after the home in Birmingham was set alight. West Midlands Police Detective Chief Inspector Martin Slevin said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the 'suspicious' blaze. A six-year-old girl and eight-year-old boy were pulled out of the burning home by neighbours, but they both went into cardiac arrest and died.

Mumsnet user iklelis83 posted about her qualm two days ago, and her quiet fury resonates with many. But whether her outrage is justified is still a grey area.

Lee Huckle, 11, was left battered and bruised after his terrifying ordeal near his school in Wells Norfolk, with his mother Rachel accusing the bus driver of not checking his mirrors before the incident.

British star Ray Park was reportedly questioned by police in the early hours of Sunday morning over an alleged assault following his appearance at Super Megafest Comic-con in Massachusetts.

Video footage has emerged which captured the shocking moment people started pushing each other after more than 60 pro-Palestine protesters attended an event at University College London.

Sergeant Alexander Blackman was handed a life sentence after he killed the wounded captive at close range with a 9mm pistol in Helmand province in September 2011.

Road rage regret! Angry motorist screams at another driver - but slams on his brakes when he pulls out a HANDGUN

A furious road-rage driver got more than he bargained for when the motorist he was screaming at pulled out a handgun. Video shows the man pulling up alongside his fellow motorist before launching into an expletive-ridden tirade - then slamming his brake on when he sees the weapon. The clip, filmed in America, has since gone viral having amassed more than 20 million views on Facebook.

Shauna Higgin and Victoria Johnson (pictured) will be sentenced next month after each pleading guilty to two counts of ill-treating or wilfully neglecting elderly residents at the home in Middleton.

MAX HASTINGS says it is time to stand up to Vladimir Putin, who has massed 330,000 troops on his western frontiers and is putting 40 million Russians though civil defence exercises.

Alton Towers' Spinball Wizard ride breaks down trapping thrillseekers for nearly an hour

The popular Spinball Whizzer had to be shut down and emergency services climbed up the 56ft structure to free the victims. The ride is designed to make riders feel like they're a spinball and rotates 360 degrees on a 1,504ft track. But today one of its cars got stuck on a descent as it raced along at up to 37mph. Alton Towers' bosses were in court in September over the crash on their Smiler ride on June 2 last year, which cost two people their legs.

Halloween is an ideal time to get creative, but it has high potential to go wrong. People have shared their funniest fails on Instagram from crying babies plonked in pumpkins to phallic ghosts.

Photo of Prince Philip from 1957 bears striking resemblance to Harry

Royal fans have gone into a frenzy over a 1957 photo of Prince Philip with a full red beard in which he bears a striking resemblance to his youngest grandson Harry, 32 (right). The image of the cover of Paris Match magazine was shared on Instagram (left) by Getty royal photographer Chris Jackson and fans couldn't believe their eyes at the striking resemblance between the pair, asking if Harry was time travelling.

The 'close' button in an elevator was discontinued in the 1990s, which means the one in your elevator is a complete fake. However, this button, and others, promotes the illusion that you are in control.

British woman killed after falling from a hot air balloon in South Africa 

British mother-of-two Suzanne Astle, 48, was flung out of the hot air balloon's basket and thrown 20ft to the ground below when it flipped over in high winds as it came in to land near Mooinooi in South Africa. She was with her husband, former airline pilot John, 63, and two sons, privately schooled Will, 14, and Sam, on a once-in-a-lifetime safari holiday when the incident occurred. Mrs Astle was taken to hospital but died the following day from serious head injuries. Survivors described having to 'hold on for dear life' as the balloon crashed into trees and bushes before flipping over in high winds. Speaking today outside Mrs Astle's £1.2million family home on a wealthy country estate in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, her husband John said he was too upset to speak. Neighbours described the tragedy as 'shocking' and 'so awful'.

Despite tonight marking the official end of British summertime, parts of the country (pictured, Henley, in Oxfordshire) are set to enjoy balmy highs of 17C (63F) over the coming days.

Images of a builder in China kneeling down with his shoes off emerged online on October 26. According to reports he was nervous about making the bank's floor dirty with his muddy shoes.

U idiot! Helpless Mercedes driver smashes into a car carrying out a U-turn straight into oncoming traffic on a dual carriageway

An idiot driver caused a high-speed crash by inexplicably attempting a u-turn as they pulled out onto a busy dual carriageway. The incident was caught by dashcam footage belonging to the owner of a Mercedes, which desperately tries to swerve around the oncoming silver vehicle as it tries the ridiculous manoeuvre. As the Mercedes driver makes their way along the A1, near Loughbrickland, Co. Down, Ireland, there is a fair distance between them and the traffic in front of them, which appears to be moving freely. However, from out of nowhere another driver decides they wants to go the other way and begins a 180-degree turn across the road, giving the Mercedes driver no chance of swerving out of their way.

The terror group had been keeping the civilians inside a prison in centre Mosul and decided the electrocute them after accusing them of collaborating with forces working to liberate the city.

The United Nations Human Rights Office says at least 232 people in and around Mosul were shot dead by ISIS for refusing to follow their orders as Iraqi forces advanced and jihadis retreated.

The assault started with a barrage of rocket fire into the western government-held side of the battered Syrian city that killed at least 15 civilians and injured dozens more, a monitor said.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (pictured today) asked for an independent review of the city's readiness to deal with a major terrorist incident in the wake of atrocities in Brussels and Paris.

Families transform their homes into spooktacular Halloween houses of horrors 

From graveyards in the driveway to severed heads hanging from the gutters, these Halloween-mad home owners have taken their obsession to the next level. One grandmother has spent weeks transforming her ordinary semi-detached home in Liverpool (top left) into a spooky shrine to all things haunted in time for October 31. Other scary homes include Chris Walton's house on Howick Park Avenue in Preston (bottom right) who turned his property into 'Howick Cemetery' complete with grave stones and other ghoulish items, Martin Lee's spooky home in Macnhester (bottom left) and a home in Norris Green, Liverpool (top right).

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has launched a campaign against Facebook and other major internet platforms during a media conference in Berlin this week.

Craig Murray was sacked as British Ambassador to Uzbekistan in 2004. He had revealed that Britain was receiving information gained from victims of the barbaric tortures inflicted by the Uzbek state

Gov. Mike Pence, who was returning from a campaign event in Iowa, was not hurt in the bumpy landing on Thursday evening, according to his reporter pool.

A bus driver has been killed after a passenger 'threw an incendiary device at him' and set him alight at a bus stop on Beaudesert Road in Moorooka on Friday morning.

Calais Jungle aerial images show how refugee camp is being torn down

Aerial pictures show diggers, lorries and workmen moving through a squalid network of temporary huts that once housed up to 10,000 migrants on the outskirts of the French town. With much of the encampment cleared away, it is a stark contrast to pictures of the same site taken just weeks ago which show tents and caravans packed tightly together alongside official accommodation for refugees. Just weeks ago, images of the same encampment showed tents and caravans packed tightly together around the site's official accommodation for refugees. Demolition workers are in the process of ripping down the camp after French authorities transported occupants to new accommodation across France.

Researchers from the University of Amsterdam re-ran an experiment that was first performed in 1999. The results suggest that inducing a smile did not



Incredible pictures reveal elaborate maze of tunnels under neatly manicured layer of turf 

Photos of the maze of tunnels in a garden in Bristol (pictured) - which look like an elaborate art installation - were captured by pest control expert Adam Leonard. He went on to catch the mole (inset) with his bare hands. Mr Leonard said: 'The chap whose garden it was had just spent a couple of thousand pounds having it nicely turfed and wasn't best pleased with the mole problem. Most people only realise they've got moles when they break through the surface and leave those little piles of earth. But they do untold damage to a nice lawn without doing that.'

The Bataclan concert hall in Paris, where 90 people were shot dead by jihadi gunmen, has unveiled a new logo and is ready to reopen after a year of construction. Pete Doherty will be the first on stage.

Gordon Lewis created a fake company and mocked up documents in an effort to avoid justice, but after three years of deceit he was jailed for two years for attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Bank chiefs claim the new notes are so durable they will last twice as long as the old fiver. But print centre manager Stuart McLean, of Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, has exposed a serious flaw.

Seasoned travellers have shared their anecdotal reasons as to why certain places left a bad taste in their mouths; bemoaning destinations in Russia, Egypt, the US, Canada, Bahrain and beyond.

The model, known as SMASH, is a 'minimal extension' of the Standard Model, and can account for inflation, dark matter, baryogenesis, neutrino oscillations, and the strong CP problem.

It appears Facebook hasn't given up on being a Snapchat copycat just yet.
The firm is testing a new camera, which lets users add masks and effects to photos and video that disappears in 24 hours.

How a Canadian elocution 'expert' from the 1930s crafted the Mid-Atlantic accent used by

Edith Skinner wrote the 1924 book 'Speak with Distinction' (center). She was the go-to speech expert in Hollywood during the Golden Era of film - crafting the accent made famous by Katharine Hepburn (left). The accent was thought to be in response to silent film stars like Clara Bow (right) whose Brooklyn accent was jarring when talkies came about. However, her 'Good Speech' accent was really just an affectation that went out of style by the 1960s. Skinner's goal was to eliminate regionalization, but the result was a strange accent not found anywhere else.

Researchers from Imperial College, London have created the plans for a 3D-printed cosmic microwave background - a glow that maps the oldest light in the universe.

The Duke of Edinburgh, 95, was in great spirits today as he took in a 360 view of the south coast from 450 feet in the air as he officially launched the i360 tower on Brighton seafront.

Jacqueline Veyrac, 76, the millionaire owner of the La Reserve in Nice and the luxury Grand Hotel in nearby Cannes was seized from her home in the south of France earlier this week.

Startling images reveal the brutal reality of life inside Philippines drug rehabilitation centres as the country's controversial leader, President Rodrigo Duterte continues his ruthless war on drugs.

Nasa reveals shocking video of secretive military 'RoboSimian' EXPLODING as its batteries catch fire

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's 'RoboSimian' exploded at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on June 14th, the agency confirmed. According to Lynne Lee, the laboratory's mishap program manager, the explosion packed the power of a stick of dynamite.The batteries are the same type, lithium-ion, that caused Samsung to recall its Galaxy Note 7. 'If you notice where that fire came out, it was exactly where our researchers were standing,' Lee said in a Nasa video explaining the incident. 'It could have been a very bad day.'

Not only do his tricks fall flat but he then crashes into a metal shop shutter, painful footage from Glasgow shows. Despite the sickening impact, the unidentified man bounces straight back to his feet.

The 82-year-old woman took on the challenge to crowdsurf over a group of men on a packed train in Bordeaux, France. They chant 'merci Mamie' which translates as 'thank you, granny'.

Incredible footage shows a record-breaking Chinese acrobat twirling 305 hula hoops at the same time. The footage was filmed on October 27 in front of a studio audience.

From a saucy single mother to a VERY sultry lawyer, controversial dating website

The controversial dating site Seeking Arrangement, which pairs well-off men with attractive women looking to enjoy the finer things in life, is offering this year's winner of the annual competition a role as a brand ambassador, the cover of the 2017 Sugar Baby Calendar, and a cash prize of $10,000. The contestants are proudly showing off their figures in the racy calendar shoot as they credit the site for helping with their love lives and career ambitions.

The three-bedroom home is nestled on a bend of the River Avon in Ringwood, Hampshire, and as well as views of Avon Castle buyers can enjoy fishing rights and spacious green gardens.

Troy Garrod (pictured), from Norwich, became reliant on the tablets to numb his toothache and took as many as 51,000 codeine pills over seven years as the addiction took hold of his life.

Bradley Davis, 43, created the padded suit after hearing about The Only Way Is Essex Star Bobby Norris' beloved pet, Beau, being savaged by a more aggressive dog.

RAF pilot's logbook and photographs from the disastrous 'Black Friday' attack

An RAF pilot's photographs and logbook of a disastrous air raid during the Second World have emerged after more than 70 years. The raid over a Norwegian fjord on German shipping in February 1945 became known as 'Black Friday' as 14 airmen were killed, four were taken prisoner and 10 RAF planes were destroyed. However Flying Officer Robert Field's Bristol Beaufighter - the aircraft known as the 'whispering death' because of its effectiveness in battle - escaped unscathed. Upon his return to base, FO Field wrote in his log: 'Intensive flak and enemy fighters, 9 Beaus lost. Very Enjoyable.'

Hannah Bavington, 27, of Bedford who couldn't bear to look at photos of herself has dropped nine stone after a snap from her children's christening left her in tears when she was confronted with her size.

BBC Good Food Magazine has published its blind festive taste test, revealing the 50 'best' supermarket buys for customers this Christmas. Asda comes top in five categories - the same number as M&S.;

Chilean researchers are seeking conservation aid to protect a collection of mummified human remains found in desert valleys around Arica in northern Chile.

The therapy, developed by a teaching hospital in Berlin, teaches men to develop strategies to stop themselves from acting on their tendencies (stock image) and have compassion.

Sassy twin sisters tell their greedy dad off in hilarious hunger-fuelled rant - before banishing him to the guest room 'to think about what he's done'

Two sassy sisters have decided to banish their father to the guestroom after finding out he ate all their snacks. Ava and Alexis McClure from West Orange in New Jersey, USA, erupt into a frenzied state of disbelief after finding out what their devious father Justin has been up to while they were at pre-school. Upon finding out the news, the fierce three-year-old divas then decide there is no room in their house for someone stealing all their food.

The plans to radically expand the number of academy schools was at the centre of this year's Budget and represent yet another core policy of Cameron's premiership to be scrapped by the PM.

Geert Wilders, who claims he is on a mission to stop the 'Islamic invasion', described the case against him as a travesty aimed at silencing him ahead of next year's elections.

Yevgeny Kulgavchuk has provoked outrage in Russia by calling on Putin's government to scrap the activities in schools saying it can cause lasting damage to girls' sexual development.

Photographer James Loveridge filming above the cliffs at West Bay, in Dorset, has captured the incredible moment a blanket  of thick fog turns into a 'waterfall' covering him.

The hilarious scene was caught on a camera set up by Robin, who wishes to withhold his surname for fear of badger baiters, to observe a family of badgers in his garden in Harpenden, Hertfordshire.

Ready for the wildest ride of your life? With cutting-edge technology, Planet Earth II

Presenter Sir David Attenborough says it's the most thrilling TV ever. He discusses how wildlife programs have changed over the years. Says that the improvement of technology has helped.

British expat Dominic Johnson-Hill, who runs a clothing store in Beijing, says he's sold thousands of cans of Beijing Air, priced at $4 (£3) - many of them ordered from other regions in China.

Samata Ullah, of Cardiff, is accused of using his blog 'Ansar al Khilafa' to anonymously train ISIS recruits in the use of sophisticated encryption techniques.

Tokyo Corp has released the video urging women not to groom themselves on their services as part of a series of adverts urging passengers to be more considerate of others during journeys.

The average British child will consume 3,190 calories from sweets alone as a result of their trick or treating exploits, while their parents will have nearly 2,000 more, researchers found.

The body of the teenage boy, named locally as Jack Sheldon (pictured), was found in the shed in Campsall, near Doncaster, after the fire was extinguished at 9pm on Thursday.

Robert McNamara , 24, from Scarborough, pleaded guilty at Chester Crown Court to attempting to enter as a trespasser at the striker's family home in Cheshire, with intent to steal on August 3.

WWII veteran dubbed the Auschwitz Goalkeeper after he survived the death camp for 2 years

Ron Jones (pictured inset), from Newport, Gwent, has been selling poppies 40 years and is still fit enough to take his collecting tin to his local Tesco for the annual Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. The father-of-one revisited Auschwitz three years ago and told how the horrors of war continue to drive him to sell poppies each year. Mr Jones was held at Auschwitz E715 - a prisoner of war camp alongside the main extermination camp in Poland. To keep his spirits up Mr Jones played as a goalkeeper (pictured main) in the camp's football team.

European Union data protection authorities expressed serious concerns about WhatsApp's recent change in privacy policy and Yahoo's 2014 data breach.

From blasting whiny 17-year-olds to revealing that if a customer is nice they will give them every discount going, these tales will make you rethink your next shopping trip.

Teenage boys are now giving their dates a run for their money when it comes to preening for the big night, splashing out on spray tans, new suits and even helicopters to ferry them there.

A Chinese science graduate was arrested by police in July accused of being the ringleader of a drug making gang. It's alleged the drugs were distributed overseas.

It's my dog's dinner! Pizza-loving pooch is determined not to lose sight of his owner's takeaway 

The smell of pizza is enough to make any human hungry - and even a dog has demonstrated the extreme lengths she will go to to get her paws on a slice. Huxley the Bassett Hound was so desperate for a bit of pizza she stood up and hopped around on her hind legs in a bid to get noticed - leaving her owner Ray McCrossan from Derry, Northern Ireland, in fits of giggles. While the short-legged breed may not be renowned for their agility, Huxley demonstrates surprising dexterity as she desperately stands on her back legs.

While the conditions would have to be 'ideal,' a human body that avoids incineration and lands on a distant world could transport microbes or even act as a 'starter-pack' for life.

Louise Allen, 19, from Bradford, is plagued by myotonic dystrophy - which causes her joints to lock randomly and is currently the focus of a major Coronation Street storyline.

China's biggest e-commerce site Alibaba is looking for a cat to help sell its products and promote its giant sale. The Singles Day sale falls on November 11.

Keely Garbett, who runs Tasty's Sandwich Shop in Knuzden, Lancashire, was left 'gobsmacked and dumbfounded' after being told she could not sell poppies in her store.

Adorable pictures of cats and kittens captured mid-leap will melt your heart

Casteel, who lives in California, is the author of the best-selling Underwater Dogs, Underwater Puppies and Underwater Babies. Now he's taken to the air with pictures of leaping cats in new book Pounce. They are all shot in the close-up, mid-action style that has gained Casteel millions of fans around the world. The photographer wants to entertain, but also to inspire people to care for cats. He is urging feline-lovers to adopt a cat - or even two - from a local shelter and look after them by playing with them every day. Here MailOnline has picked out a few of the incredible images from Pounce.

Many of the American girls and women who were asked admitted they had misconceptions about sex before engaging in it for the first time. Key issues included pain, pleasure and orgasms [stock image]

Of 1,000 people surveyed in the UK, a third said they felt sluggish and lethargic all year round at work. And nearly 60 per cent blamed a lack of good quality light in the office or not enough exposure to daylight.

WARNING - SHOCKING FOOTAGE A woman in Kazakhstan was knocked unconscious and robbed, sparking outrage as the 'sick' cameraman filming the ordeal is accused of doing nothing to help.

The troubled child abuse inquiry was in 'meltdown' last night amid claims it covered up an alleged sex attack by its top lawyer. Ben Emmerson QC quit the £100m inquiry on September 29.

New figures show more than half of mental health services at local NHS groups require improvement

Of 209 Clinical Commissioning Groups in England, 106 'need improvement', while 21 have the 'greatest need for improvement', NHS England figures reveal.

Of 1,000 people surveyed in the UK, a third said they felt sluggish and lethargic all year round at work. And nearly 60 per cent blamed a lack of good quality light in the office or not enough exposure to daylight.

Chenise Benson, pictured, was sent home from George Pindar School in Scarborough after she returned following half term with long white dreadlocks which cost her father, Darren, £140.

The official report blamed the Moscow crash and Christophe de Margerie's death on a catalogue of blunders and several airport crew, including the snowplough driver who had been drinking.

Foodies in Hong Kong and Taiwan are competing to make delicious dishes that look like the black-and-white bears. The dishes are spotted at a cooking competition held in China to promote giant pandas.

He's a burger rapper! Workman SINGS his order at a McDonald's drive-thru and is in fits of laughter when the fun employee sings back to him 

Luke Crellin, 28, livened up his experience when he and his pals stopped for a meal at Speke Retail Park, Liverpool, in the middle of the night. 'Hello, can I get two Cokes please and make them large?' he asks as he reaches the window. But, clearly in the mood for a bit of fun, when the cashier asks if he wants ice she also decides to do so in song form. The 28-year-old can hardly keep himself together as they keep the tune up for the entire order before returning for a second visit, this time with improved audio. Mr Crellin proceeds to order five chicken select meals, with sweet chilli sauce, at which point both parties struggle to complete their parts without cracking up with laughter.

Suman Das, 46, was arrested at Manchester Airport after the 18-year old victim claimed he touched her between her legs. He will be supervised in the UK for a year after his release from prison.

Cycling or walking too fast actually causes people to breathe deeper - drawing more toxic air pollution into their lungs, researchers from the University of British Columbia found.

After the officers left the vehicle in Malmo, Sweden, the 17-year-old is said to have set the car ablaze with a 'burning object' - believed to be a Molotov cocktail - while his 21-year-old friend filmed it.

MailOnline Travel has rounded up a selection of the latest entries to National Geographic's Nature Photographer of the Year contest, with shots from Japan, Alaska and beyond.

EXCLUSIVE: Ian Millard, who is based in Hampshire, has tweeted a series of incendiary messages on the social network, quoting the Nazi leader and hitting out at 'Jews' and 'Zionists'.

Aaron Herschell, 18, has been remanded at Polmont Young Offenders' Institution in Falkirk, Scotland, (pictured) and has told prison staff that we wants to live as a woman called Alexis.

Irish police approached the owner of the van, Paul Collopy, 41, from Limerick, who shut the bonnet and clumsily dropped the spoon and the digital scales he used to bag up the Class A powder.

Professor Stuart Elborn, from the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, who treated patients with Orkambi said the drug is likely to reduce the number of hospital visits in cystic fibrosis sufferers.

Hilarious moment a pet cat appears to deliberately trip up a toddler girl by grabbing her leg as she walks past

Hilarious footage shows the moment a cat trips a toddler up by grabbing her leg as she walks past. The video is thought to originate in China and was posted online on October 27. It has since had some 609,000 views. After the girl falls to the floor, she can be seen pointing at the cat to tell her parents what it has done.

Pumpkin seeds are one of the best sources of magnesium - which helps people to feel calm and relaxed, says London-based nutritionist Cassandra Barns.

The 20 men had gone in search of valuable ivory from the extinct creatures but became stuck in the New Siberian Islands in the Laptev Sea when their boat broke down.


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