Faced with Russian aggression, Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: 'We are responding with the biggest reinforcement of our collective defence since the end of the Cold War.' Earlier this year thousands of Nato troops took part in an exercise in Poland (pictured left). But Britain's permanent representative to Nato, Sir Adam Thomson, said it would currently take Nato six months to deploy a force of 300,000, which was simply too slow. The NATO announcement comes after Russian soldiers dressed in World War Two uniforms this weekend (right) to mark the 75th anniversary of the Red Army marching out to take on the Nazis.
Tragic end for the boy born with his head upside-down: Indian teenager whose story moved the world dies just eight months after life-changing surgery
A 13-year-old boy in India whose head was hanging at a 180-degree angle has died just eight months after life-changing surgery. Mahendra Ahirwar's mother, Sumitra, said: 'I will miss him. I've no idea how I'll cope with the loss. He's with God now. I hope he is able to find peace. He's had a painful life. I hope wherever he is, he is pain free.' She said: 'He enjoyed his new life for just eight months. I wish he could have lived longer to see more.'
British mother posts videos of herself breastfeeding her FOUR-YEAR-OLD son on YouTube and encourages others to let older children breastfeed
A British mother is encouraging other women to consider breastfeeding older children by posting videos of her feeding her four-and-half-year old son. Sophie Emma Rose, 40, is originally from Blackpool, but now lives in Chiang Mai in Thailand with partner Danny, and son, Shaye. Ms Rose said her mission is to 'normalise breastfeeding older kids' and 'wanted to expose it until it becomes part of normal reality'. Ms Rose's YouTube channel 'Sophie's Joy Breastfeeding Mama' has amassed more than eight million views. As well as breastfeeding Shaye on demand, the 40-year-old regularly shares a bed with him and home schools him.
German cars really ARE built like tanks! Peshmerga soldier uses his armour-plated BMW to rescue dozens of civilians pinned down by snipers in Iraq
Ako Aburrahman used the German-made car as an ambulance to transfer 70 injured victims to hospital in southern Kirkuk, Iraq - despite ISIS snipers repeatedly shooting at the vehicle. The frontline soldier said his reinforced BMW was the only option to help wounded residents because 'bullets could not penetrate my car'. The BMW was reportedly hit 50 times by bullets and car eventually broke down as a result of the damage.
Black man is forced into a COFFIN and told he will be fed to a snake as he is interrogated by white 'South African landowner' about a crime
A shocking video has emerged of a white South African forcing a black man, who is crying out in terror, into a coffin and trying to put the lid on (pictured). The white man - believed to be a farmer - can be heard speaking in Afrikaans and Zulu. A South African woman, who watched it on YouTube, said: 'The guy putting the lid on the coffin tells the man inside the coffin, to talk (he probably has information about something that happened on their farm) so this is their way of trying to get information out of him.'
Giant tornado leaves two dead as it smashes buildings and uproots trees on the outskirts of Rome in latest natural disaster to hit the region
A giant tornado in Italy has left two people dead in the latest nature disaster to hit the country. The whirlwind uprooted trees, overturned cars and damaged buildings when it lashed Ladispoli on the coast north of Rome. An Indian national, identified in media reports as farmer Surinder Singh, died after being struck by a piece of masonry blown off the edge of an apartment building. The other victim was a pensioner who was hit by a falling tree in the small town of Cesano, north of the capital.
Naked photographs of Russian defence chief's socialite wife spark calls for her to be 'severely punished' by Putin
Svetlana Zakharova, from the Russian capital Moscow, is shown on a tropical beach, her modesty shielded by no more than a palm tree in one image (left). The 45-year-old clothes boutique owner (right and inset), a leading Moscow fashionista and socialite, is married to deputy defence minister Timur Ivanov (top left with Zakharova), four years her junior. An MP has since called for Ivanov's boss - defence minister Sergei Shoigu, one of Vladimir Putin's closest allies - to reprimand the senior military official over his wife's pictures.
The hot tea hotty has a rival! Pretty vegetable seller, 18, sweeps the Internet after she is spotted carrying goods to the market in Nepal
Weeks after Arshad Khan, 18, set the internet alight with a broody picture at a market in Islamabad, a pretty Nepali vegetable seller now has social media users swooning. Kusum Shrestha, 18, was photographed carrying crates of tomatoes at a local market, and it has gone viral. One fan has suggested the now-famous tea merchant and veg seller would make the perfect couple.
'They didn't teach us to read. We learned how to make suicide vests and decapitate prisoners': Terrifying testimonies of children who attended ISIS-run schools in Iraq
More than a million pupils living under ISIS in Iraq have either been out of school or forced to learn from the terror group's warped curriculum in the last two years, it has emerged. Many of those whose towns have been liberated by Iraqi forces have since revealed how even basic skills like reading and writing were ignored by extremist teachers who tried to brainwash them with jihadist ideologies. Instead, youngsters were forced to learn how to use guns, construct bombs and behead prisoners, according to the charity Save the Children. Adib (left with son Latif), said his child hadn't been to school for over two years amid fears ISIS would try to brainwash him. Father of five, Hamid (bottom right), said ISIS would tell their children how to make bombs rather than how to read and write.
British teacher 'fled Burma hours after his UK colleague was found dead in his apartment following a boozy night out'
The body of Gary Ferguson, 47, was discovered by his wife in the flat of Harris Binotti, 25, in Rangoon, Burma on Sunday morning. Binotti has not been seen since the pair had been drinking together in the commercial capital of the country, also known as Myanmar. Police say he left the country on Sunday having caught a Thai Airways flight from Yangon International Airport. He is wanted on suspicion of carrying out the attack, according to an officer in Rangoon.