WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has pushed the death toll to 5,927 since he took office in June vowing to get rid of narcotics in the country. The radical leader insists he is not a killer, despite the country's streets being littered with dead bodies due to his crackdown on illicit drugs (main and inset). President Duterte said he is not about to pull the plug on his operation, but would happily allow citizens to enjoy Christmas and New Year in peace if people stopped taking drugs.
So where has she been for the past 30 hours? Moment the sister of missing mother, 24, who vanished during her work Christmas party learns she has returned home
This is the emotional moment a woman was told her younger sister had been found alive more than 30 hours after she vanished during a works Christmas party. Make-up artist Kirstie Prince, 27, (pictured right) had mounted a frantic search for mother-of-two Louise Maloney, 24, (left) after she was last seen at 2am on Monday during a party in central Manchester. Boutique shop girl Louise - who rarely goes out - had left her daughter, aged five and son aged three with a babysitter so she could go to her work Christmas party.
'Because of your strike, I will miss their smiles before bedtime': Father who won't see his children until THURSDAY because of Southern Railway chaos is among thousands of angry commuters who have taken to Twitter
Management consultant Jim Boyden, 38, is one of the 300,000 passengers who rely on Southern services each day as he commutes to London from his home in Shoreham, West Sussex. As thousands of furious customers took to Twitter to vent their frustration, Mr Boyden shared a photo of his one-year-old Zac (left) with a message (inset) explaining that he will miss the toddler's bedtime story because of the strikes. Thousands of commuters packed on to already crowded London Underground and London Overground carriages, as well as trains operated by other rail companies, as they struggled to find alternative routes to work after their regular Southern trains were cancelled as part of the 48-hour walkout (right, Victoria Underground station).
From Joanna the singing schoolgirl to Liam Neeson's lovesick stepson Sam, what happened to the cast of Christmas favourite Love Actually?
Since its release in 2003, Love Actually has become a bona fide Christmas classic. The singing schoolgirl Joanna (top left), played by Olivia Olson (below left), is now 24, and still singing and acting in LA, while her secret admirer Sam (above, second from left), played by Thomas Brodie Sangster (below, second from left), has appeared in Game of Thrones and the Maze Runner. Martine McCutcheon, who played Downing Street staffer Natalie (above, third from left), was recently announced as a Loose Women panellist (below, third from left), while shy Karl (above, third from right), played by the hunky Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro, now stars in the HBO hit Westworld (below, third from right). Hugh Grant, who starred as Prime Minister David 13 years ago (above, second from right), just picked up a Best Actor award for his performance in Florence Foster Jenkins alongside Meryl Streep (below, second from right), and Peter (above, right), picked up Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for his role in 12 Years a Slave (below, right).
Mother-of-three who was accused of 'abusing' her children by spending £1,500 on their Christmas gifts last year will be buying them 96 gifts EACH this December
Emma Tapping, 28, from the Isle of Man, inset, will be making sure they each get 96 gifts - even though they still haven't used many of the items they were given last festive season. She was accused of 'abusing' and spoiling her children by lavishing them with the gifts that cost £1,500 in 2015, left. But the mother-of-three said the criticism hasn't put her off spending lavishly again this Christmas and this year she started her present-buying in July when she armed herself with a suitcase to carry everything home - and shared a snap of this year's tree on Facebook, right.
'You've left me with nothing, I'll leave you with only memories': Father drowned daughter, six, and put her next to the dogs he also killed before hanging himself to punish wife for leaving
Keziah Flux-Edmonds (pictured left) was killed by her father Darren (right with his daughter and wife Nikki), 44, who drowned her in the bathtub of the family home in East Cowes, Isle of Wight before laying her body in the master bedroom. The father-of-one also killed the family's two terrier dogs. Keziah's lifeless body was found with her arms wrapped around her beloved pets Arnie and Maximus. Both the dogs were soaking wet and it is believed Flux-Edmonds drowned them too. Flux-Edmonds, who suffered from depression, was looking after Keziah while her mother Nikki Flux-Edmonds was at work for an hour. He sent her a chilling text 25 minutes after she left the house. The inquest heard the long message began with 'Congratulations' and ended with: 'You have left me with nothing, I'll leave you with only memories.' Keziah's grandmother June Lillian Flux is pictured inset leaving the inquest today.
Philip the playful prince: Unseen Royal home videos show the Duke of Edinburgh larking about aboard the Britannia and bowling COW PATS at a young Prince Charles
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). The Duke's youthful good looks in his naval days even drew comparisons with James Bond due from some smitten viewers on social media.
Tom, who was so full of life, was killed in a tragic hockey accident at the age of 22: Now his organs have helped up to 50 people in need of transplants
At 22, Tom Wilson had a job he loved as a trainee surveyor with a London property developer. Then, after a terrible accident at hockey practice last December, he never returned from hospital. Shortly after his death, his family was asked whether they wanted to donate his organs. 'It's a decision you never think you will have to make,' says Lisa. 'It was an extremely selfless thought in the darkest of hours.'
Jockey Walter Swinburn, who rode Shergar to record-breaking Derby victory and also won the big race on two other occasions, dies at 55 following battle with epilepsy
Walter Swinburn, three-time Derby winner and one of the most talented jockeys of his generation has died. Swinburn, 55, who has been suffering from epilepsy, passed away peacefully at his London home. The former jockey, who also had a brief career as a trainer, will be forever linked with the great Shergar, the 1981 Derby winner.
'I don't want to sit next to a screaming baby': Mother carrying an infant is kicked out of first class seat by passengers who are angry because she didn't have the right ticket... but who is in the right?
Tyrone Williams, from Bromley, shared a video that captured the moment when the woman was forced out of her seat despite the fact she had an infant in a sling. The mother sat down in the first class section of a Southern Rail train to Brighton. However, fellow passengers argued that she shouldn't be allowed to sit there because she doesn't have a first class ticket but the mother points out it is a priority seat. Southern Rail say that priority seats in first class are available to ticket holders only unless it has been declassified due to disruption.
'I own this road, I can do what I want': Former billionaire property tycoon hurled racist abuse at a bin man who blocked the path of his shiny Bentley outside his exclusive club, court hears
Simon Halabi (left), 58, allegedly shouted 'f*** off out the way you black c***' at Carl Thomas when the bin lorry stopped in the middle of the road to pick up rubbish bags in London's Mayfair (right). Halabi, who was once Britain's 12th richest man before declaring bankruptcy in 2010, also branded the 47 year-old West Indian a 'monkey' and a 'peasant' before shouting 'I own this road, I can do what I want', it is claimed.
Huge blaze rips through a Grade II listed farmhouse owned by the multimillionaire TV mogul who was behind Wife Swap and Secret Millionaire
A grade II listed farmhouse in Braishfield, Hants, owned by TV mogul David Frank, caught fire after it spread from a nearby property. Fire-fighters were called on Monday at 12.21 pm after the historic red brick and timber thatched house was reported a blaze. David Frank is the founder of the company behind such international hits as The Secret Millionaire and Wife Swap.
Is it in YOUR wallet? First engraved £5 note that could be worth £50,000 is in circulation after the artist who created four of them spent the one in a Welsh cafe
Tiny portraits of Jane Austen have been added to four of the new £5 notes by micro-engraver Graham Short (engraved note right, top and bottom). It was revealed today that one of the notes was spent in the Square Cafe in Blackwood, south Wales (pictured left) at the end of last week. If the cafe owner did not notice, the note could have been given out in change and now be in someone's wallet or circulating.
Thousands of Syrians take to the streets to celebrate the 'final phase' of the battle for Aleppo after forces say they now have control of '98% of the east of the city'
The Syrian army says it has gained control of 98% of eastern Aleppo (inset), leaving only a tiny enclave packed with rebels and civilians. The military's statement said pro-government forces have seized control of al-Fardous, one of the largest neighbourhoods in eastern Aleppo, which has been held by the rebels since 2012. If President Bashar al-Assad seizes complete control of the city it would be his greatest victory yet in the five-year civil war. Zakaria Malahifji, a rebel leader, admitted: 'The situation is extremely difficult today'. Crowds of civilians have (top and bottom right) been seen celebrating the advances in Assad-held sectors of the city, waving their country's national flag in the air along with portraits of the president (pictured).
This e-cig is the bomb! North Korean guard is amazed by electronic cigarette after finding it in British tourist's bag and mistaking it for explosives - before giving it a try
A baffled North Korean border railway guard took his first puff of an electronic cigarette that he confiscated from British tourist Del Dinsdale (inset). The official thought the e-cig was a 'bomb' but gave it a try once Mr Dinsdale explained it was a vapour cigarette. Strict rules in the communist country means tourists are usually forbidden from taking photos of officials but the guard was so amazed that he happily posed for photos.