NEW British banker Rurik Jutting was today found guilty of the sadistic murder of two prostitutes at his Hong Kong flat. The 31-year-old Cambridge University graduate faces a mandatory life sentence after being convicted at a trial that featured horrific video evidence of rape and torture. Jurors had watched as one of the women begged for her life as she was forced to lick a toilet bowl before Jutting savagely slit her throat. He also made a video showing off his 'torture kit' that included a blowtorch and sex toy wrapped in sandpaper which he intended to use on his second victim. The depraved banker, earning £350,000-a-year as a trader with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, had chillingly described how he would go hunting for his next 'prey' after killing his first victim and stuffing her mutilated body in a suitcase on the balcony of his luxury flat in Hong Kong's red light district.
BREAKING NEWS: Marks & Spencer announces plans to close 30 high street stores and to change 45 more to only food halls as profits plunge
NEW Chief executive Steve Rowe - who took over from Dutchman Marc Bolland in April - has been forced to announce its biggest shake-up for years. Some of the retailer's clothing stores will be replaced by its more successful food offerings. The move comes amid reports that high street shops are closing at a rate of 15 a day, with fashion outlets particularly hard hit.
It's gonna be Brexit plus plus plus boasts Trump as the US election goes down to the wire - and here's your guide to what going to happen and when
Calling on voters to 'reject a media and political elite that has bled our country dry', he added: 'It's going to be amazing. We're going to drain the swamp,' speaking in vital swing state North Carolina. Mr Trump's best chance of snatching victory was hampered by the FBI's decision to drop its investigation into Mrs Clinton's emails, but the billionaire used the bureau's 11th-hour intervention to revive his claims that the election is rigged and that his opponent has been reckless with state secrets. And amid accusations that he has been the most Machiavellian FBI boss since the notorious J Edgar Hoover, under-fire Mr Comey faces serving one of two candidates, both of whom have publicly effectively accused him of political bias.
Trump and Clinton make final pitches after epic campaign: Hillary appears with Bill, Chelsea and the Obamas, urging voters to 'reject fear and choose hope' while Donald brands her the 'face of failure'
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump reunited with their families on the campaign trail Monday evening at a pair of swing-state rallies that marked the beginning of the end of their respective presidential campaigns. President Obama delivered a stirring defense of Hillary Clinton at a large outdoor rally in Philadelphia, one of the last events of her campaign. Clinton took the stage after Obama and hailed him and his family's 'grace, strength, brilliance, and a whole lot of cool.' Trump, his adult children - Tiffany, Eric, Don Jr. and Ivanka - their spouses - Lara, Vanessa and Jared - and his VP pick, Mike Pence, campaigned in Manchester, New Hampshire. The White House candidate's wife Melania and young son Barron were noticeably absent from the family portrait.
Later this week we will be commemorating the sacrifice of those who fought for Britain. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. On the first day alone, British forces suffered 57,000 casualties. Many of the dead and wounded soldiers were teenagers, some as young as 16. Hundreds of thousands of young men crossed the Channel to join the bloody fray because it was considered the patriotic thing to do. These days the passage of men of military age is all in the opposite direction as 'refugees' flood across Europe trying to enter Britain. Plenty of them succeed, too, even though they really should have no legal right to come here. We're all well aware of the racket which has allowed male migrants in their 20s to be given sanctuary by pretending to be 16 or under. When did the state start regarding grown men of 25 as 'children'? When I was 25, I was married with two kids and a mortgage. More to the point, millions of men have fought and died in wars well before they reached that age.
Are these the Biggest Braggers in Britain? The obnoxious wealthy heirs and heiresses who love to flash their cash on Rich Kids app that costs £890 a month to 'flush out the fakes from real milionaires' and has now been banned by Apple
You've heard of the Rich Kids of Instagram: those spoiled twenty somethings who love nothing more than flaunting their wealth online. Then there is the Rich Kids app, an exclusive club where some of the 25,000 members pay £890 a month to post their self-obsessed pictures, in a bid to weed out fake heirs. It's just been banned by Apple for violating its terms - to its narcissistic stars' frustration. So just who are these obnoxious rich kids? Sarah Rainey holds her nose and takes a look.
'There's life in the old bird yet': Carol Vorderman leads the new jungle pack alongside Lisa Snowdon and Scarlett Moffatt as full 2016 I'm A Celebrity line-up is revealed
After months of speculation, the line-up of stars heading into the Australian jungle to battle it out on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! has finally been unveiled. The new pack of brave celebs have changed into their outback outfits for the first official photos - giving viewers a hint of what they can expect from the dramatic launch on November 13. This year's celebs are, as ever, a diverse bunch, including TV legend Carol Vorderman, George Clooney's model ex Lisa Snowdon, reality favourite Scarlett Moffatt, and hunky Emmerdale actor Adam Thomas. The group will find themselves sharing the famed jungle camp with some equally notable faces from across the world of sport and entertainment. Also making their way into the Outback jungle are former England footballer Wayne Bridge, Olympian Sam Quek and ex EastEnders villain Larry Lamb. The line-up is rounded off with the addition of Diversity dancer Jordan Banjo and comedian Joel Dommett.
'I like your breasts just the way they are': Aston Martin-driving doctor 'listened to patient revealing his marriage crisis - then texted the man's wife and tried to have an affair with her'
GP William Arnett, pictured with a friend, is alleged to have sent sexually-motivated, flirtatious texts to the woman after her husband visited his surgery in Sunderland and confessed that their relationship was in crisis. Arnett , 41, referred the husband to a counsellor but a medical tribunal heard he then obtained his wife's number from her medical records and tried to woo her. The GP fondled the woman's breasts during an examination at her surgery where he kissed her and later texted her to tell her: 'I like your breasts just the way they are'.
How Sir Jimmy Young only turned to radio after being saved from suicide by a psychic: Tragic past of Maggie's favourite and voice of Middle England revealed as he dies at 95
Legendary radio broadcaster Sir Jimmy Young (inset) started his showbusiness career as a singer. But the arrival of rock 'n' roll spelled the end of his chart-topping success and he was left anxious and depressed before turning to an astrologer who saved his career. He went on to become the voice of Middle England, a broadcaster whose amiable interviewing style earned him the respect of colleagues (top right with Tony Blackburn and Terry Wogan) and politicians from all parties (left with Margaret Thatcher in 1980 and bottom right with Labour MP Denis Healey).
The mums who PAY to go to work: They spend more on childcare than they earn. But terrified of losing their status and sanity, these women reveal why they've defiantly returned to the office
Michelle Taylor, 36, from Surrey (right) is among the women choosing to leave their children and go out to work when every penny they earn - and more - goes straight out to pay for childcare. But she is certainly not alone. She's one of a growing number of women - including single mother-of-four Allie Leighton, 36 (centre) and mother-of-one Tara Robbins, 25 (left), who would rather pay for childcare -whatever the cost - in order to keep their careers on track.
Labour's Emily curled her lip like a stale samosa: QUENTIN LETTS watches David Davis hail judges AND the press as he says the Government could write a law within weeks that paves way to trigger Article 50
Some Labour MPs have reached the stage that when Speaker Bercow yesterday called David Davis (right) to make a Statement and referred to his title as minister for 'Exiting the European Union', they laughed at the very notion, writes QUENTIN LETTS. Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry (left) - London lawyer - curled her lip like a stale samosa. Through much of Mr Davis's speech she maintained a low murmur of heckles.
The diamond cutter jailbreak: Echoes of Alcatraz as police hunt two escaped prisoners - including a thug stabbed a stranger 25 times - who left dummies in their cell beds and cut their way out with a specialist tool 'flown in by a drone'
Matthew Baker, 28, top, and James Anthony Whitlock, 31, below, believed to be cell mates, escaped HMP Pentonville (main), in north London, in an audacious Alcatraz-style break out after leaving mannequins in their cell beds in a bid to avoid detection. Baker had been awaiting sentencing after he was found guilty of attempted murder. Whitlock was on remand charged with attempted burglary. A prison source claims the men used diamond-tipped cutting equipment to break out of the cell they shared within the category B prison before they scaled the perimeter wall. The bid has echoes of the notorious 1962 Alcatraz prison break (inset), when US inmates created mannequin heads out of paper, paint and hair purloined from the prison barber shop and left them in their beds while they escaped.
Is this the REAL John Lewis Christmas ad? Twitter goes into a frenzy over a mystery clip featuring an adorable Boxer dog who's already leaving fans in tears
Twitter users are convinced a mystery clip featuring an adorable Boxer dog watching a little girl bounce on a spacehopper is a teaser for this year's John Lewis Christmas ad after it was posted on online this morning. Fans declared it would emotionally 'destroy' viewers and many said that having a cute dog in the starring role would definitely leave them in floods of tears.
Former vice-chairman of Tottenham Hotspur 'broke nose of fellow Harrod's shopper he claimed called him 'a dirty Jew' in row over croissants'
David Buchler, who ran Spurs in the early 90s and oversaw Sir Alan Sugar's takeover of the north-London club, is accused of punching a shopper after getting into a dispute with his wife at the till. The spat, On New Year's Eve, kicked off after Buchler pushed to the front of the queue to pay for two croissants in the top store's food hall, the court was told. Buchler, 54 claims that either James Birrane or his wife Rosaria, called him a 'dirty Jew'. But Isleworth Crown Court heard that he pushed to the front of the queue and when Mrs Birrane remonstrated he told her to 'f*** off' before punching her husband who stepped in.
EXCLUSIVE: A cozy lunch with the 'matchmaker' who is her closest friend - how Harry's girl Meghan Markle marked her 'romance' going public
Meghan Markle dined with one of her 'closest friends in the world', Markus Anderson, on Friday at one of their favorite spots, Cafe Boulud, inside the Four Seasons in Toronto. Markus is understood to have set up a date between the TV star, 35, and the British Royal, with whom he is also on friendly terms, the Mail on Sunday reported this weekend. Meghan and Harry are believed to have carried on their trans-Atlantic love affair for several months after Harry bombarded her with texts. Best friend Markus is a consultant for the Soho House Group and former global membership director at the exclusive club where he worked his way up from being a waiter to the right-hand man of founder Nick Jones. Markus Anderson has been part of Meghan's inner circle for a number of years and has several photos with her on social media. This summer, they jetted to Madrid with a third friend, fashion designer Misha Nonoo (pictured bottom left with the pair).
Shirtless rapper holds up thousands of beleaguered Southern Rail commuters on their way home as he refuses to move off the track at a suburban station
The trespasser (pictured) jumped onto the tracks at Norwood Junction, south London, at around 6pm. He then took off his shirt and begun blurting out expletive-laden lyrics while station staff urged him to move. Police with Tasers arrived to detain the man, but he ran away down the darkened track towards East Croydon before officers could reach him.
Pictured: The bug MPs claim was planted by a woman delivering sandwiches to their private meeting during surprise visit to Mike Ashley's Sports Direct warehouse to investigate 'Victorian' working conditions
A group of MPs claim to have found a recording device (circled) during private discussions after an unannounced visit to Sports Direct's controversial warehouse in Derbyshire. Members of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee travelled to Shirebrook for an on-the-spot inspection on Monday afternoon and were taken on a three-hour tour of the premises. After the visit, the six MPs headed for a private room to discuss their impressions when they said a recording device was found, with one MP posting pictures on Twitter. Anna Turley, MP for Redcar (left inset), revealed the camera was planted by a woman dropping off coronation chicken sandwiches. Another MP revealed that he had 'not a particularly pleasant conversation' with company owner Mike Ashley (right inset) following the visit.
KATIE HOPKINS: Assad is a monster but all the pictures of dead children in the world won't change the fact that opposing him has only given us ISIS, chaos and the very real prospect of WW3
Since the conflict erupted with anti-government protests in 2011, 300,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict. And the west has singularly failed to find a solution. The US financed the opposition party in Syria to take control. In failing to do so - ISIS attacked. The British have singularly failed to act apart from endless propaganda that Assad is evil. Ignoring the fact we have failed to differentiate between rebels and terrorists such as the al-Qaida-linked Fatah Sham Front. Years of pathetic foreign policy decisions by Blairites, the Clinton's and the Obama administration delivered the birth of ISIS and made Iran a super power in the Middle East. And the best we can do is weep over pictures of dead children, writes KATIE HOPKINS.
Life on the ledge! Painter dices with death as he balances while glossing a window frame 20ft above the ground
The man appears to use only his left hand to cling on to the outside of a second floor flat while painting the windows with his other hand in the street in Glasgow, Scotland. Witnesses said he left the property through the window before carrying out the dangerous task, branding him 'fearless' but 'stupid'. He was painting windows above a basement and railings, flouting health and safety laws that can lead to fines of tens of thousands of pounds.
Serial killer Peter Tobin's cowardly niece who trolled girl, 12, and threatened to stab her breaks down as she is jailed for eight months
Jade Jackson (pictured above), of Paisley, Renfrewshire, had originally avoided prison despite telling the schoolgirl that she would knife her during a Facebook argument. But the 21-year-old, who is the niece of serial killer Peter Tobin (centre), was imprisoned at Paisley Sheriff Court today for failing to complete unpaid work or meet social workers for court-ordered counselling. Jackson had smiled and waved at friends from the dock as she looked around the room - but this turned to tears when she was jailed by Sheriff Thomas Fyfe. The troll, whose late father is Tobin's brother, sent her victim a chilling Snapchat image of her holding a knife to her face during the hate-filled campaign. She used a Facebook profile in the fake name of Jade Brown to terrorise the schoolgirl after accusing her of speaking to her boyfriend.
From the Royal Mail, a cheap and cheerful Christmas: Simple pictures of a robin, snowman and a stocking for this year's festive stamps
They look like images that a child might dream up about Christmas. And this year festive scenes captured after photographing paper sculptures feature on the Royal Mail's special set of stamps this year. Most people will be seeing a robin redbreast and a snowman in a blue scarf on the envelopes of cards they receive this year as they are the first and second class stamps. The set is completed with a bauble-heavy Christmas tree for £1.05; a stocking filled with presents at £1.52 and a Christmas pudding at £2.25. They were created by Manchester-based artist Helen Musselwhite, who made the festive scenes by photographing paper sculptures.
Heartbroken Indian leper tried to carry his dead wife 90 miles on his own so she could have a proper burial because he couldn't afford an ambulance
The man, known only by his first name, Ramulu, was trying to take his wife, Kavitha, back to her home town after she died near a railway station in Hyderabad, western India. But he had less than £12 on him and was told that the ambulance to take her there would cost £60. So he decided to attempt to carry her there by creating a makeshift stretcher and dragging her behind him. But he had only got as far as the town of Vikarabad in Telangana State when he collapsed in tears from exhaustion.
Terrifying true cost of your takeaway coffee: The chains suggest the 7m cups we use daily can be recycled. What rubbish, says DAVID DERBYSHIRE
The hypocrisy of the coffee chains that have muscled into every High Street to sell us their overpriced, over-large and overly milky beverages is staggering. Starbucks is typical. The American behemoth boasts that it cares deeply about the planet, coffee farmers and the environment.Yet every day it churns out a mountain of one-use coffee cups, lids and insulating sleeves that despoil the streets, litter the countryside and fill our rubbish bins. According to estimates, Starbucks, Costa, Caffe Nero, Pret a Manger and the like dish out seven million single-use paper and plastic coffee cups a day. That's 2.5 billion a year in Britain alone, or 10,000 every two minutes. Despite all the green promises, only one in 400 of these disposable cups is recycled. The remaining 399 are thrown into general waste bins to be incinerated or, more likely, end up in landfill. While you might think a mostly paper cup would decompose quickly, you'd be wrong.
Two young children aged three and four spent the night with their dead mother's body after she had an epileptic fit while giving them a bath
Jamie Leigh Twidale, 24, was bathing her children Harley, four, and Skyelar, three, at their home in Hartlepool, County Durham. As she was emptying the water, she suffered an epileptic fit, collapsed and died last Sunday night. Little Harley and Skyelar (pictured with their mother) thought she had fallen asleep and spent the night naked, putting themselves to bed. It wasn't until the children failed to turn up for school the next day, that alarms were raised. Jamie Leigh's mother Elizabeth was phoned by their school and when she went to check on her family she found her daughter's body slumped over the bath tub.
Christmas for just SIX POUNDS! Savvy shopper reveals how she's done all her festive shopping on a shoestring and is now planning to feed five adults and three children on the big day for FREE
Coupon queen Kerenza Richards has already bought all her gifts, ready to put under the Christmas tree - and she managed to bag £600 worth of goodies for her children Chloe, ten, and Connor, four, for just £6 (inset). And presents for her partner of eight-and-a-half years David Dancy, including a designer watch, as well as alcohol and household good worth £650 were also sewn up for £4. Frugal mother-of-two Kerenza, from Highbridge, Somerset, has spent the past year building up her Christmas haul - and by using online voucher codes, special offers and competitions, she has saved hundreds of pounds. Kerenza got Furbys worth £100 each for £2, Lego worth £89.99 for £2.23 and Ninja Turtles Toys worth £69.99 for free (all main picture) while paying next to nothing for lots of other items like cleaning products and food. The only thing Kerenza still needs to buy is her Christmas dinner, but she's confident that she'll be able to feed five adults and three children for free - even though a typical festive food shop would normally cost her around £200.
Mother-of-three, 34, who starved her pet SNAKES to death has been banned from keeping animals for life
Fiona Simpson (pictured left) didn't feed four snakes and kept them in an unheated tank in one of the worst cases of neglect experts had ever seen (pictured bottom right). RSPCA inspectors found a corn snake 'lying in stinking yellow liquid' with its nostrils 'crusted over' when they raided her home following a tip-off. A boa constrictor had rotting skin in its jaws that left it 'wheezing and blowing bubbles from its mouth' (shown top right) and two more were 'neglected to the point of emaciation'. Simpson, of Alvaston, Derby, admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the animals and was handed a 12-month community order. She was also ordered to pay £700 costs and banned from keeping animals for life at South Derbyshire Magistrates Court on Friday.
Zombie-like phantom photobombs visitor tour of an old orphanage in an image so eerie even the ghost hunters say they're spooked
The face, which resembles the famous ghost from the 2002 horror film The Ring, seemed to appear in the middle of the mysterious picture which was taken at the Newsham Park Hospital in Liverpool. Host Phil Barron, 45, was leading the 32-strong group at the former Victorian orphanage when he unwittingly snapped the photograph. The orphanage dates back to the Victorian era and was opened in 1874 to support and educate the orphans of British seamen. Legend has it that conditions there were harsh and cruel and after being converted into a hospital it's now home to a maze of corridors, wards, accommodation blocks, chapel and even a morgue.
Schizophrenic woman who 'shoved' another woman to her death in front of a moving subway train at Times Square is charged with murder as it emerges she lied about causing a similar death just last month
Melanie Liverpool-Turner, 30, (pictured top, at the scene, and bottom right) has been accused of pushing Connie Watton, 49, to her death in front of a moving subway train in New York City on Monday. They two women, who police said did not know each other, were both standing on the downtown platform of the 1 train at the Times Square-42nd Street station (bottom left, authorities on the scene after the incident). Watton was shoved onto the tracks at around 1.20pm and pronounced dead on the scene shortly afterward, a police spokeswoman told Daily Mail Online. A Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker said Liverpool-Turner looked 'proud' as she was led away by police officers moments later. A motive has not been established, but Liverpool-Turner lied and told authorities she pushed a German college student to her death last month, even though police concluded the 19-year-old had committed suicide. Liverpool-Turner underwent a psychiatric exam at Bellevue Hospital, and police sources told the New York Post she has a history of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
'A real life horror film': Terrified viewers watch from edge of their seats as SNAKES hunting as a pack chase down baby iguana in amazing footage for BBC's Planet Earth II that even shocked Sir David Attenborough
The astonishing TV which showed marine iguanas attempting to outrun a knot of racer snakes on Fernandina Island was labelled 'the stuff of nightmares' by viewers as they hid behind the sofa. Hatchlings could be seen emerging from the sand of the Galápagos island in the Pacific Ocean in June for what is the snakes' best feeding opportunity of the year. The footage on BBC1 showed some iguanas outrun the snakes to safety by the sea while others were caught before the snakes wrapped themselves around them. When the crew saw the snakes for the first time, they were too shocked to film - and host Sir David Attenborough had never seen anything like it either, it was claimed. Among the millions of viewers captivated by the footage shown at 8pm last night was Olympic rower Will Satch, who described it as a 'real life horror film'.
They didn't want that kind of smoke! Bungling burglars break into a shop to steal cigarettes but have to flee after they set off the security fog system
CCTV shows them entering the supermarket in South Holland, Netherlands, carrying sacks - before scurrying out moments later empty-handed because they had set off a smoke cannon. The break-in at the Albert Heijn supermarket has been branded the worst burglary ever by locals.