NATO puts troops on 'high alert' in readiness for a confrontation with Russia

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.

Rurik Jutting intended to return to the UK after killing 23-year-old Indonesian woman Sumarti Ningsih at his luxury Hong Kong apartment, the jury in his murder trial was told.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Russia played a decisive role in pushing back against the jihadist terrorists

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad also praised Russia and Iran for helping him to turn the tide in the fight against ISIS, saying Vladimir Putin had provided the 'firepower' needed.

Experts fear the secretive state will launch the Masudan or BM-35 rocket, both of which could hit targets in the US Pacific territory of Guam that is 1,800 miles away.

An SAS soldier has claimed that Iraqi police officers who won an £800,000 payout from the Ministry of Defence attacked his squad who had to fight their way out of a building in Iraq.

Since July, as many as 250,000 Syrians have been trapped in Aleppo and are reportedly living in squalor under the constant threat of death, writes RICHARD PENDLEBURY.

Special forces in Mosul, said to be worth 1,000 ISIS fighters each, are terrifying the jihadi troops by wearing skulls masks as they make their advances through the last stronghold in Iraq to retake it.

Indian teenager 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 YouTube videos of herself breastfeeding her four-year-old son

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.

The Titres électroniques sécurisés will file the same details held on a French ID card or passport, and has been cited as the biggest collection of data since the Nazi occupation (file image).

Attorney Chan-jo Jun has filed a complaint to courts in Munich alleging the company broke national laws against hate speech and sedition, after listing 438 inappropriate postings.

Father Giovanni Cavalcoli (pictured) said the seismic shocks in Italy were 'divine punishment' for same-sex civil partnerships 'offending the family' and the 'dignity of marriage'.

Peshmerga soldier uses armour-plated BMW to rescue dozens of civilians pinned down by

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.'

Witnesses reported seeing a bright flash in the sky in Buryatia region, in the south of the country. Footage, captured on a dashcam, shows the glowing object shooting down from the sky.

Marodelle Prin, 33, jumped from a ledge in the Bookmarks Lounge at the Library Hotel in Midtown shortly after midnight, a police spokesman told Daily Mail Online.

Rurik Jutting needed 'dutch courage' from cocaine to torture and slit the throats of the two Indonesian women at his flat in Hong Kong, a prosecutor said.

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 wife spark calls for her to be punished

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.

A tour guide almost lost his arm to a crocodile after it leaped out of a lake in the Northern Territory and snapped at him as he leaned over the side of a boat.

The small tree frogs, which vary in colour from bright green to brown, can be seen clinging onto each other as they hitch the free ride on the caiman's back in Tangerang in Indonesia.

Scientists are finding more and more of the mutants worldwide. Some have suggested that the surge in mutants is due to genetic abnormalities triggered by over-fishing.

Bana Alabed and her mother Fatemah have been updating the world about their horrifying ordeal in Aleppo, as Russia dropped leaflets warning residents they will be 'destroyed' if they stay.

Footage shows giant rusting drills attached to heavy vehicles abandoned in the streets of the ISIS Iraqi stronghold of Mosul.

Thousands of refugees have been living in a sprawling tent encampment near the Canal Saint-Martin under an overhead metro bridge in the French capital's Stalingrad district.

Pretty vegetable seller sweeps the Internet after she is spotted carrying goods to market

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.

Iraqi children who attended ISIS-run schools were taught how to decapitate prisoners

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.

The 39-year-old Reddit user, known as Stormwinder, believed to be from the US, said she was concerned her male partner, 35, was holding back in their relationship.

Jorge Luis Villanueva Anticona, 25, was spotted by shocked locals in Cajamarca, Peru, while lying submerged in the mud. Police quickly pulled him out and took him to hospital.

The courageous love story of Tahlia Khama's white grandmother and black grandfather - brought to the big screen in 'A United Kingdom' - has given their granddaughter freedom to love whom she chooses

In the remote community of Nunavut in Northern Canada, hunters are concerned about a mysterious pinging sound that appears to derive from the sea floor.

New research from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in New England has revealed a previously unknown element of whale songs that could help them to communicate with other whales.

Sir James Dyson is looking to double his engineering workforce to 6,000 by 2020

Billionaire inventor Sir James Dyson is to put his money where his mouth is by helping to bridge Britain's chronic skills gap with the launch of a new univer...

British teacher 'fled Burma hours after his UK colleague was found dead in his apartment

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.