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Hillary Clinton campaign backs call from electors for intel briefing about Russian hacking

Donald Trump's election victory's legitimacy came under sustained attack from Democrats on Monday. Ten members of the electoral college are making a dramatic call to be briefed on intelligence claims that Russia tried to interfere with the election - and being backed by Hillary Clinton's campaign boss, John Podesta (bottom left). The Clinton campaign chair has thrown himself behind the effort in the second part of the Democrat assault. It claims to be bipartisan but is actually made up of nine Democrats and a 'never-Trump' Republican. The person pushing the demand is Christine Pelosi, daughter of Democratic house minority leader Nancy Pelosi (who are seen together, right). The group's demand is a clear attempt to discredit Trump and - they hope - to sway electors who are not compelled to cast their vote in line with the election results in their state. And as the day unfolded, White House spokesman Josh Earnest attacked Trump for refusing to accept the CIA's claim that Russia hacked because it wanted to influence the election in the Republican's favor. 'He called on Russia to hack his opponent,' Earnest said, in the third wave of Dem attacks. Trump has rejected claims of Russian involvement and said if the tables were turned 'it would be called conspiracy theory!'

Brad Pitt accuses Angelina Jolie of releasing confidential information about their kids

Angelina Jolie is having Brad Pitt tested for drugs and alcohol four times a month during the estranged couple's ongoing custody battle. That information came to light after Pitt, 52, filed court documents in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles to request that all records regarding custody issues be kept under seal. The actor and his lawyers filed the papers after Jolie, 41, and her lawyer, Laura Wasser, made the decision to file an order just days prior despite knowing that by doing so it would make the details of the couple's custody agreement public. Parts of the order, known as the 'October Stipulation,' were later published revealing details of the children's therapy, that a psychologist who specializes in child custody issues was determining the visitation schedule, and that Pitt and Jolie were undergoing group therapy sessions with the children.

Asa Robert faces up to 122 years in prison after being convicted of rape and criminal sexual act, sexual abuse, assault, burglary, robbery, and two counts of criminal trespass in the July 2015 attack.

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FILE - In this Friday, March 27, 2015 file photo, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson delivers remarks on the release of a report by the National Petroleum Council on oil drilling in the Arctic, in Washington. On Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump moved closer to nominating Tillerson as his secretary of state, meeting privately with the business leader for the second time in a week. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

President-elect Donald Trump will announce his pick for secretary of state on Tuesday morning, ending a weeks-long process with Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson leading the pack.

Looking at data from four countries: the UK, the USA, Germany and Australia, researchers found that the positive glow of parenthood only lasted 12 months.

A fake email purporting to be from the Seattle-based retail giant has been sent to thousands of users around the world. The email claims that there has been a problem with a recent order.

Two witnesses heroically stopped Raeshawn Perez, 26, in Wichita Falls, Texas, as he abducted a seven-year-old girl he said he wanted to have sex with, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Sumner Redstone, 93, gave $21m to a mistress, $18m to a flight attendant, and $6m to

Sydney Holland, 45, writes in papers that were filed in Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles that the billionaire businessman gave $21million to a former mistress who is an aspiring reality television producer; $18million to a flight attendant on the CBS corporate jet, $6million to the flight attedant's sister who he 'slept with'; $11million to a woman he met through Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger; $7million to another mistress; $6million to a friend of his grandson's girlfriend along with a job at Showtime; and $1.5million to a third mistress. Redstone (right in 2013 with Holland, left with Holland and her daughter) also gave an undisclosed amount to an ex-fiancee and a college student at the University of Southern California, whose tuition he paid for claims Holland in court papers.

Two-year-old Hunter Fink and his babysitter, Heather Henderson, 26, were hit by a CSX train in Tampa just before noon on Monday. They were rushed to a local hospital, where Hunter later died.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent J.T. Ricketson says two members of the Peach County Drug Task Force went to serve a warrant at around 2:30am Monday and were shot at.

Best Buy employees chip in to buy a $300 WiiU for boy who came every day to play on the store's free demonstration model 

A video posted on YouTube shows a Best Buy employee in Valley Stream, Long Island, walking up to the boy and handing him the brand-new console in a box (right), telling him it would be an early Christmas present. The young customer, who was inside the location playing on the demonstration model (left), was left too stunned to grab it at first. The WiiU, sold at Best Buy as part of a set that also includes a Mario Kart game, is worth $300. The boy, according to a man who shared a clip of the moment, has two loving parents who couldn't afford to buy him one.

The tycoons who make more money than the heads of Facebook and Apple: Meet the eight

UPDATED The heads of America's largest private equity firms take home on average 10 times the amount of money as do the CEOs of banks. The eight highest earners among private equity CEOs in 2015 are Stephen Schwarzman (top row second from left); Apollo Global Management founder Leon Black (top row second from right); George R. Roberts of KKR (top row first from right); Henry Kravis, also of KKR (bottom row first from right); Carlyle Group executive David Rubenstein (top row first from left); William Conway of Carlyle Group (bottom row second from right); Ares Management executive Tony Ressler (bottom row first from left); and Wesley Edens of Fortress Investment Group (bottom row second from left).

Bride paralyzed at her bachelorette party opens up about sex after her accident

Rachelle Friedman Chapman, 29, from Raleigh, North Carolina, was scared she would never have a normal sex life again after the freak accident before her wedding left her as a quadriplegic. 'I was like ... am I ever going to feel an orgasm again?' she told Tonic.  'Am I going to enjoy sex when I do it, even if I figure it out? Is it going to feel like nothing for me?' Chapman says that many people confined to wheelchairs, would choose to have sexual function and sensation before they could walk again. 'For someone like me who's a quadriplegic, it's a toss-up between hand function and sexual function.'

The woman, who has been identified as Malak Al Shehri, shared a photograph of herself without a hijab or abaya - a traditional body covering - on a street in the capital city of Riyadh.

According to the international team of researchers, it takes just 45 minutes to give three-year-olds a battery of tests, on their language abilities, motor skills, frustration and impulsivity.

The passenger shaming images that'll leave you reaching for the sick bag

From filthy bare feet invading a head rest to scantily clad couples groping each other in their seats, flying for many is challenging enough without having to share the trip with these passengers from hell. Holidaymakers have shared stomach-churning photos of some of the most shameless fliers in the sky with US-based Instagram account Passenger Shaming. With a careless disregard for others, fliers have been captured flashing the flesh in tiny hot pants and without their tops and trousers. Men are pictured with their hands down their pants, scratching, while female passengers allow their long hair to selfishly hang over the entertainment screen behind them.

At the beginning of their college careers, the mean weight of students surveyed in the Vermont study was 147 pounds. By the end of senior year, it had increased to about 157 pounds.

After apologizing to the Dallas police for "wasting their time" following a disorderly conduct arrest at Dallas airport, actor Judge Reinhold, 59, is taking his sense of humor to Twitter.

Montana AG condemns 60-day sentence given to a father who repeatedly raped his daughter

The Montana attorney general's office said Monday it can't find legal grounds to appeal the 60-day sentence a man (right) who raped his 12-year-old daughter was given by Judge John McKeon (left). The short sentence drew outrage from the public and over 260,000 online signatures to have the judge removed from the bench but McKeon retired, something planned before the sentencing. The attorney general is looking into the legal exception that allowed the judge to make an independent evaluation on the sentence rather than the 25-year prison mandate for rape of victims 12 and younger.

Six former New York Jets teammates were pallbearers at the funeral for football player Joe McKnight, who was shot and killed Dec 1 during a road-rage incident in suburban New Orleans.

An analysis of federal data stretching from 2005 to 2014 by NYU Langone shows a 19 percent increase in the number of over-50-year-olds drinking excessive amounts of alcohol in one sitting.

Jocelyn Wildenstein's ex claims she 'lied' about assault and theft as 'revenge' for

Friends claim Wildenstein's accusations are nothing but a spiteful tit-for-tat bid to discredit couturier Lloyd Klein for walking out on her. Klein is accused of assaulting Wildenstein while trying to collect some of his belongings from their ritzy apartment. He is also charged with taking an iPhone, a Swiss ID, a cell phone case and a credit card. But he says the socialite is virtually penniless and was financially reliant on him - despite her $2.5 billion divorce settlement. She is currently fighting two lawsuits for nonpayment, DailyMail,com has learned Wildenstein, 71, also claims the Canadian-born fashion mogul grabbed and pushed her to the ground. His arrest comes just days after Wildenstein was arrested for attacking Klein at their once shared apartment. The warring couple are now banned from going within 1,000 yards of one another or speaking by phone, email or text.

Val Kilmer seen for first time in California after denying he has throat cancer

He's denied he's suffering from throat cancer. But Val Kilmer didn't look to be in the picture of health when he was spotted in La Jolla, California on Friday. The 56-year-old actor appeared thinner than he did when he was pictured at a movie screening in November.

If you're hoping to retire comfortably some day, there's one move you can make now that will virtually guarantee it: Save an hour a day of your income, according to financial expert David Bach.

Pamela Ramsey Taylor, thee director of a West Virginia nonprofit whose racist post about Michelle Obama got her suspended from her position will return to work on December 23. 

The moment an American documentary maker 'is punched, kicked and choked after entering immigrant 'no-go' zone in Swedish city 

US producer Ami Horowitz travelled to Stockholm in Sweden to film a documentary examining the effects of immigration in the country. But after entering the Husby area of the city, he claims he was immediately set upon by a gang of men who took objection to him filming. A sound recording captures the moment he says he was set upon in an 'unprovoked attack' before being dragged off to a nearby building. The audio goes silent after his microphone goes out of range.

A politician has controversially voiced her backing for Sharia Law being introduced in Europe, calling it 'absolutely compatible' with current legislation.

Thomas Manning (pictured), 64, of Halifax, had the 16-hour surgery in May after getting his penis amputated due to penile cancer. He can now hope to have a sex life again, possibly around spring.

Trump's victory in Wisconsin affirmed following election recount

Donald Trump ended up gaining 123 votes in Wisconsin after a recount sought by Green Party candidate Jill Stein whose donors footed the bill for the move to give even more votes to the winner.

It's not nearly as quick as a commute as he had in the White House, but President Barack Obama has settled on office space about a mile away from his future D.C. home.

President-elect Donald Trump's much-awaited press conference for how he will organize his vast business holdings while serving in office is getting postponed, transition officials said Monday.

Tillserson, who has made more than $240 million since 2006 as CEO of ExxonMobil would get just one per cent of his former salary, if he decided to accept the position of secretary of state.

Trump said 'no one really knows' who was behind the hacks.' President Obama's spokesman said Monday that the claim was nonsense. 'He called on Russia to attack Secretary Clinton.'

Bolton insisted Monday afternoon that his boss was pointing a finger at rogue nations, not a rogue White House. 'It's typical bad reporting. I've never believed that,' he said.

Another Goldman Sachs employee was offered a job, with the transition team announcing Gary Cohn, the bank's president, would become Donald Trump's top economic adviser.

In the waning days of the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton's aides - and the Democratic National Committee - were again targeted by hackers working for Russian intelligence.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has called for a probe of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election - although he wants it to be carried out by the existing Senate Intelligence panel.

Apple's Cook hosted a million-dollar fundraiser for Hillary Clinton last August. Bezos owns the Washington Post and Amazon and has tussled with Trump over taxes.

US President-elect Donald Trump held talks with ex-Marine Corps general John Kelly in Bedminster, New Jersey, on November 20 ©Don Emmert (AFP/File)

Trump announced Monday he will nominate retired Marine general John Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security, the third ex-military man tapped for a top job.

Tiffany Trump spends night out with boyfriend Ross at holiday benefit in New York

The 23-year-old Ivy League graduate and her her beau Ross Mechanic attended the The New York Botanical Garden Winter Wonderland Ball on Friday night before spending Sunday evening watching the New York Giants defeated the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

At least one Romney is getting the stamp of approval from Donald Trump. Ronna Romney McDaniel, the GOP nominee's niece, is Trump's pick to take over the RNC.

President-elect Donald Trump is meeting with former Hewlett-Packard exec Carly Fiorina at Trump Tower Monday, reportedly do discuss the position of Director of National Intelligence.

President-elect Trump took aim at another major defense contractor on Monday, saying the cost of Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jet program was too high.

Trump went off on Nightly News after it aired a report taking a critical look at his split with the intelligence community. He's not sitting for daily briefings and rejects their assessment of Russian hacking.

Susie Hodge's new book reveals secrets of The Scream and history's greatest paintings

Paintings such as The Scream (top-right) and The Laughing Cavalier (top-center) have graced art books and walls for so long now that they almost seem commonplace. But within those paintings - and many more - lie rarely known details (circled in red) that bring them to life all over again. Those details form the basis for Susie Hodge's new book Art in Detail: 100 Masterpieces, CNN reported. These paintings - which also include (counter-clockwise from top left) Joseph the Carpenter, Entry of the Crusaders in Constantinople, are some of the most fascinating and illuminating.

One concerned future parent in the UK has taken to parenting forum Mumsnet to say that she doesn't want to lie to her children about Santa. She has since received a barrage of abuse for her question.

'Cancer has taken so much from me': 23-year-old fitness fanatic with ovarian cancer

Cheyann Shaw, from Seattle, documented her two-year fitness journey (left) on Instagram and showed off her incredible progress. In August, she was diagnosed with stage-four ovarian cancer. Now undergoing chemo (right) Cheyann has lost her hair and much of her muscle mass that she worked so hard for. Though she laments the loss of her figure, hair, and health, she's kept a remarkably upbeat attitude and continues to work out.

There are 72 new emoji included in the update, which were approved by the Unicode Consortium back in June 2016, as part of the Unicode 9.0 update.

Taking the daily tablets for at least two years reduced the risk of Alzheimer's by 15 per cent for women, researchers from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, found.

Pima County Sheriff's deputy Mark Bustamante loses left eye after kick in the face

Mark Bustamante (left) of the Pima County Sheriff's Department lost his left eye on Saturday in Tuscon, Arizona when Yesennia Gonzalez, 28, (right) allegedly kicked him in the face with her boot heel. Bustamante had arrested Gonzalez for an alleged DUI when she started to lash out. Police said she deliberately kicked the officer in the face. He was rushed to hospital to be operated on, but doctors could not save his eye. Gonzalez was charged with assaulting the officer and a DUI.

A previously unknown drawing by Leonardo da Vinci of the martyr San Sebastian has been valued at $16m after being brought in for valuation out of the blue by a retired French doctor.

Bose has revealed a set of wireless earbuds that help wearers hear in noisy environments. Called Hearphones, users can pick what they hear by selecting which directions to listen to or cancel out.


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Russian special forces assassinate rebels, carry out sniper attacks and employ robot tanks in first footage showing Putin's troops engaging on the ground in Syria 

The footage was broadcast in Russia on state-owned channel Rossiya 24 and in some of the more gruesome footage the soldiers can also be seen inspecting the rebel's corpses. The presenter of the weekly news show that broadcast the footage said it was filmed in Syria but would not give any more details on the exact location. Russia first acknowledged the presence of its special forces in Syria during the recapture of the city of Palmyra from ISIS in March.

Twitter user @KelliAmirah recently found herself in an Uber in Washington, DC, with a very attractive driver. Soon enough, she had formulated a plan to 'shoot my shot'.

Google has released its 'Gboard' keyboard for Android users, who can now have access to Google right in the app. Users can find and share information, GIFs and emojis based on their text.

According to officials at CERT and Netgear, the vulnerability affects R7000, R6400, and R8000 routers, and more may be at risk. It could allow hackers to gain control of the device.

The bot called 'Murphy' generates mashup images for any hypothetical face combination, with hilarious, and often terrifying, results. It is so far available on Skype and Messenger.

More than half of Australians dread finding a car park at the supermarket the most stressful part of the Christmas supermarket shop - even more so than crowds and long queues.

Squirrels are chewing through the Christmas lights about Boston Common plunging many of the displays into complete darkness. It's thought the rodents enjoy the taste of the copper wire

Jeff Bezos was being honored by Smithsonian Magazine at the American Ingenuity Awards, and John Glenn had been scheduled to make an appearance at the event, but sent a letter.

Prince Philip bowls COW PATS at Prince Charles in unseen Royal home videos

The Duke of Edinburgh's softer side was revealed in footage of intimate family moments shown on television today as part of a documentary marking the 60th anniversary of his award scheme. The previously unseen images looked back at the 1960s and touching moments between the Royal couple and their children, with Philip even seen bowling cow pats (inset) for a young Prince Charles to bat away, while the young Prince of Wales was also seen larking about with friends (bottom right). The Duke of Edinburgh was seen messing around in his bathing suit aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, sliding along the wet deck (top right). The hour-long special featured Prince Philip being interviewed by 'daytime television royalty' Phillip Schofield (left), who met his match in the witty and pithy Duke.

The Syrian army says it has gained control of 98% of eastern Aleppo, leaving only a tiny enclave packed with rebels and civilians. Zakaria Malahifji, a rebel, said: 'The situation is extremely difficult today'.

The bacteria, found in New Mexico, developed the resistance through chemical warfare with other bacteria. Ohio University says the superbug may lead to new methods for fighting resistance.

The large black-and-white image of the Bard was removed on Thursday from the Hayer Staircase at Fisher-Bennett Hall and replaced with a photo of the late feminist poet Audre Lorde.

A family is calling for an inquiry after a man was wrongly pronounced dead in South Africa after a car accident and spent two days alive in a mortuary fridge, only to die hours after his pulse was discovered.

Thelma Brumett, 46, of Indiana, says the now-deceased Dr John C. Roberts had subjected her to horrendous sexual abuse and performed two unnecessary sterilization procedures.

NFL player Michael Floyd was arrested Monday on accusations of driving under the influence, police said. This is his second DUI, following a 2011 suspension from Notre Dame for similar charges.

This Dec. 9, 2016 photo provided by Zoo Atlanta, shows giant panda twins Ya Lun, right, and Xi Lun in Atlanta. The names were revealed at a naming celebration Monday, Dec. 12, their 100th day of life, in accordance with Chinese tradition. The zoo says Ya means elegant and Xi means happy. Lun is a reference to the cubs' mother, Lun Lun. (Adam K. Thompson/Zoo Atlanta via AP)

Zoo Atlanta announced that the twin cubs' names are Ya Lun and Xi Lun. The names were revealed at a naming celebration Monday, their 100th day of life, in accordance with Chinese tradition.

That was easy! The beauty gifts that every type of women on your list will swoon over,

Whether you're shopping for the girl who never misses a party or who always seems to be on vacation, FEMAIL spotlights the beauty gifts they'll love from brands (from top left) like Christian Louboutin, NYX, Pinrose, Tory Burch, T3, Diptyque and more.

The incident in October was captured in a video shared this week, showing a thug kicking a young woman down a flight of stairs at the metro station in the German capital of Belin.

Eugene Maraventano, 67, was jailed for 25 years in a plea deal after confessing to the murders of his wife Janet and adult son Bryan Adam Maraventano at their home in Goodyear, Arizona, in 2013.

Astronomers have spotted gases in three dark rings around a distant star for the first time (pictured). The rings mark spaces where planets are thought to have formed.

The research comes from Northeastern University in Boston, and suggests that people can achieve success at any point in their careers - and achieve it repeatedly - as long as they keep trying.

The move means the NFL will begin to pay players who have been diagnosed with brain injuries linked to repeated concussions. The settlement covers more than 20,000 retired players for the next 65 years.

The Syrian army says it has gained control of 98% of eastern Aleppo, leaving only a tiny enclave packed with rebels and civilians. Zakaria Malahifji, a rebel, said: 'The situation is extremely difficult today'.

Virginia has struggled to obtain execution drugs because companies block their sale to avoid backlash. An execution date of January 18 has been set for convicted killer Ricky Gray (pictured).

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Romell Broom, whose 2009 botched execution was called off after two hours. The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a condemned Ohio killer who said the state should not get a second chance to put him to death after he survived a botched execution. The justices did not comment Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, in letting stand the Ohio Supreme Court ruling against inmate Broom. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the appeal by death row inmate Romell Broom whose 2009 execution was called off after two hours after he received 18 needle sticks.

British backpacker 'kidnapped in Australia is rescued after sending texts to her FATHER'

Mary Kate Heys from Manchester claims she was kidnapped by a Swedish man she met at her hostel in Australia and taken around 50 miles away against her will on Monday morning. She said she accompanied the man when he woke her at 4.30am because she feared for his safety when he appeared 'wide-eyed' at her door. They began traveling up the coast and she was able to get help by texting her father, who was on the other side of the world, sending him her location to allow the police to track the car. She did not press charges.

From not being proposed to with a ring to lack of holidays together, India Kang shares the questions you should be asking yourself to figure out whether your engagement was premature.

A white stray dog was dyed pink was found by local in central Russia. The dog nicknamed 'Pink Elephant' was taken to a local dog shelter where the dye is washing off and it is recovering,

A history of Christmas reveals how it has been under siege for almost as long as it has been celebrated, with claims of making children greedy and leading to debauchery dogging it for 1,800 years.

A fire official says four children under the age of 10 have died and another child and an adult were injured when a home in Tennessee caught fire early on Monday morning.

School officials in Texas are in trouble after putting up a poster of Charlie Brown reciting a verse from the Bible. Offiicials say the poster violates a law that forbids teachers from 'imposing beliefs.'

Mei (pictured), an 18-year-old orangutan at Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, is due late January. Zookeepers are throwing her a baby shower on Sunday - and have asked for educational gifts.

DailyMail Online has sought out some help so that, should you ever find yourself in such a precarious position, you may have the know-how to escape relatively unharmed.

Asa Robert faces up to 122 years in prison after being convicted of rape and criminal sexual act, sexual abuse, assault, burglary, robbery, and two counts of criminal trespass in the July 2015 attack.

When approached in Texas, US, the snake began to squirm vigorously to get away but, realising it can't, it stopped dead, mouth gaping and contorts its neck to appear as if it is broken.

A German doctor's vacant home and surgery was left behind, filled with spooky belongings and surgical equipment. Urologist Doctor Klaus Kraft died in 1988 and his home was left to rot.

As the doctor in the unnamed clinic, believed to be in Australia, pulls several feet of the parasitic worm from the horrified man's right nostril with a pair of tweezers, he moans in pain.

An eight-year-old boy in Arkansas died on Saturday when a tombstone fell on top of him at the Dry Creek Cemetery (pictured) at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist church in Lynn.

The beauty is in the details! How many of these sneaky star's hair, manicure and make-up

There was no shortage of beautiful hair and make-up looks at the Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica last night. But as the saying goes, the devil is the details. A closer inspection of the beauty looks of stars including Kerry Washington (left), 39, and Bryce Dallas Howard (right), 35, revealed the little moments you may have missed.

Josh Collins, a sheriff's sergeant in New Orleans, was told to leave his law and morality class at the city's Loyola University, because he was dressed in his full police uniform.

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The unidentified man, in his 40s, fell to his death after the ceiling of the Chaimongkol Temple in Pattaya, Thailand apparently gave way.

The angry hound left three-year-old Marco Slabbert with hand and leg injuries after it attacked the youngster while he was playing in his family's garden in Hennenman, South Africa.

Officer Andy Rodriguez was caught on video pulling a suspected drunk driver out of the way of an out-of-control car in El Paso, only to be hit by the vehicle and thrown into the air himself.

David Blount Jr, 28, blasted himself with a hunting rifle just before a deer shoot in Montgomery, Texas, on November 19 this year. The plumber and father-of-one may never regain feeling in his arm.

Research from the University of Versailles Saint Quentin shows that the unexpected - and largely unexplained - increase on methane was especially sharp in 2014 and 2015.

Researchers from the University of Zurch, Switzerland, have found 90 per cent of a new strain of syphilis samples they analysed were resistant to antibiotics.

Amanda Francis, 26 from Connecticut, was stunned when doctors announced she was two months pregnant after a blood test in July, but just 24 hours later she was in labor.

In Iran giving someone the thumbs up is the equivalent of the middle finger in the UK. Redditors reveal the things they say and do that are acceptable in the West but frowned upon elsewhere.

Bairen, located in central China's Hebei Province, was founded in 624 BC and flooded in 742AD. Archaeologists are excavating the ruins for the first time since the founding of P.R.C.

The dramatic moment three pedestrians are almost killed when a bus skids on ice and heads straight towards them 

The bus went into a slide after swerving out of the way of an oncoming car in the Ortahisar district of north-eastern Turkey's Trabzon Province. Three people walking down the hill were nearly crushed between the bus and a wall but one turned around, saw the oncoming vehicle and shouted a warning. Two of the pedestrians managed to jump over the wall while the third - apparently an old lady - dodged around the end of it as the bus hit the wall where they had been walking a split second earlier.

He was rescued from the streets of New York 12 years ago. Since then Brinks the pitbull has not stopped smiling - and his grin has an uncanny resemblance to a human.

The object appeared as the Miami Observatory in Florida streamed a live feed of the moon's surface earlier this month. Conspiracy theorists claim the rough edges show it is a UFO.

Video footage shows a man in silver car, believed to be a debt collector, reversing his vehicle in a yard in Israel before and angry worker jumps into a digger and uses it to flip the vehicle over.

The SpaceX CEO tweeted a 10-second video of a rocket nozzle being manufactured, showing the cone-shaped component spinning under the fire of numerous torches.

Pictures from the scene have shown flames engulfing part of the Oceania residences high-rise block on the Palm, Dubai, which appears to have started in one of the penthouses.

The brown bear tears across trees and undergrowth in the Russian wilderness as it charges at the group of hunters, before it is brutally cut down by their rifles.

A baffled North Korean border railway guard took his first puff of an electronic cigarette that he confiscated from British tourist Del Dinsdale. Initially the official thought the e-cig was a 'bomb'.

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Kanga-mew: Cat learns to get around by hopping like a kangaroo after its front legs were 'fried off' by electric shock 

Able, a brown and white moggy, gets around by hopping like a kangaroo. The three-year-old cat's front paws and tail were fried off in an electric shock. He was found lying in an alley in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The accident was so loud that neighbours thought a bomb had gone off. It took two years for Able to fully recover but now he can jump onto high ledges.

This Dec. 3, 2016, photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows the world's oldest known seabird, tending to an egg she laid, with her mate, at Midway Atoll, a wildlife refuge about 1,200 miles northwest of Honolulu. Biologists spotted the Laysan albatross called Wisdom at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge earlier this month after she returned to the island to nest. She was incubating an egg at the same nest she uses each year with her mate. She's believed to be 66 years old. She's also the world's oldest known breeding bird in the wild. (Dan Clark/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)

Wisdom, a Laysan albatross on Sand Island in the Midway Atoll between Hawaii and Japan will soon be giving birth to a chick. Experts believe she is the oldest living bird in the wild.

These new photos show the faces of survivors of the Nanjing Massacre 79 years after the bloodbath in 1937. Survivors told how they lived through the horrors and how it changed their lives.

John Grassl, 55, of Marathon County, Wisconsin, told police 'awe, man. Really?' after he was pulled over and found to be more than twice the legal drink-drive limit.

Also known as the Volcano of Fire, the 12,533-foot volcano is located in the state of Colima, which lies 430 miles west of the capital, Mexico City.

'We are almost there. Hold on!': The dramatic moment that two passers-by spot a dog drowning in a frozen lake and spring into action to save him 

Surrounded by ice, Chernish the dog faced a battle for survival as he paddled for his life in a freezing pond in the Pskov Oblast region of Russia, but thankfully a work crew came to the rescue.



Canada's Shediac firefighters rescue moose trapped in frozen lake

The Shediac fire department in Canada's East Coast province of New Brunswick got a call Saturday morning from a homeowner on the Shediac River who spotted a moose stuck in ice. The moose first appeared agitated by firefighters but then calmed down and simply watched them work. Three firefighters used axes on the ice to create a bath for the moose, while three more on the shore used ropes and life jackets to lead it ashore. The rescue took an hour and a half. Officials said it is unclear whether the moose was otherwise able to recover from its time in the frigid river.

The official, Fahd Abbou El Mourabit took refuge inside his dressing room after the incident in Zaragoza, Spain, until police arrived to identify his attacker and take him to hospital.

A man dices with death as he plays chicken with an oncoming train along a line in Poland. Incredibly, instead of leaping across the track he simply hops over the rail and misses the carriage by seconds.

A Chinese man was publicly shamed in Maoming in southeast China after he was caught stealing a chicken. He was stripped of his trousers and taunted by the town after his attempted theft.

The revelations come courtesy of Dr James Canton of the Institute for Global Futures in San Francisco, who produced an eye-opening report on the hotels of the future.

Bragi J Ingibergsson photographs horses smiling and cuddling amid Icelandic mountains

Icelander Bragi J Ingibergsson, who goes by the name of Brin, captured the images and has been taking pictures of horses since he was a kid. Brin, 55, said: 'I love taking pictures of horses, they are very playful. I don't get them to smile. It is a question of luck and patience to get horses smiling in pictures. It can be very difficult and take a long time in each photo session to get good photos of horses.'