'Embarrassing' footage of Thailand's king wearing a crop top and showing his tattoos while strolling through a shopping centre have prompted authorities to threaten legal action against Facebook. The video of King Maha Vajiralongkorn was widely shared on the social network, but Thai authorities have threatened to press charges if it is still available at 10am tomorrow. The video shows the monarch, who came to power last year following the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, with a number of tattoos on his arms, stomach, and back. Under strict Thai laws, people can be jailed for up to 15 years for sharing material which is insulting to the monarchy. An international watchdog said more than 100 people have been arrested under the country's draconian lèse-majesté laws.
British backpacker, 26, accidentally hanged herself in a Thai apartment to 'frighten' her boyfriend after 'silly row', inquest told
Abigail 'Abi' Brown (bottom right), 26, of Waterlooville, Hampshire, had been out with her partner James Brum (together, top), 30, in Phuket when she left him to return to their apartment 'in a huff'. Miss Brown, of Waterlooville, Hampshire, described by loved ones as a 'gregarious fun loving girl with a zest for life', hanged herself when she got home. Today her mother Jane Rowland (bottom left, with her husband Rob outside Portsmouth Coroner's Court today) said she believed her daughter meant 'only to frighten him or upset him or make him realise how upset she was in that moment'.
Parents of murdered schoolgirl Danielle Jones, 15, visit the garage where police are searching for her body 16 years after she was killed by her uncle on her way to school in 2001
Danielle Jones (left) disappeared in East Tilbury, Essex in June 2001 after leaving home to catch a bus to school. Her uncle, Stuart Campbell (inset), was later convicted of her murder but he never revealed how he killed her or where he had hidden her body. Police in Essex today said they had reopened the case and are searching garages in Stifford Clays, Thurrock, near to where Campbell lived at the time of the killing. Danielle's parents, Linda and Tony Jones (right), visited the search site this afternoon, spending about 15 minutes near to where a police forensic tent has been put up.
'G'day, is this a 24-hour electrician?' Chilling phone call made by Australian chef as he cooked the body of his dismembered transgender sex worker girlfriend - but suffered a power cut in his flat
A gigolo who brutally murdered his Indonesian transsexual prostitute girlfriend Mayang Prasetyo (main) was foiled in his attempt dispose of her body by cooking it when the power went out. Marcus Volke (inset) believed to have killed her in their upmarket Brisbane flat in October 2014 in a domestic violence incident, before chopping her into pieces and boiling them on his electric stove. An inquest began on Monday to investigate the circumstances of the murder-suicide.
'You won't be asking male candidates their penis size': Horrified Labour election candidate, 22, is bombarded by messages from men asking her to strip for votes and demanding to know 'the size of her rack'
Emily Owen (pictured), 22, the Labour Party candidate in Aberconwy in Wales, said she has been inundated with 'disgusting' messages since announcing she is standing in the election. One man wrote: 'I'll only vote for her if she's got a decent rack for me. Anyone know her size? I mean she's pretty enough but haven't seen much of her body yet.' Another man asked 'how many votes for a striptease?' Miss Owen, who has posted a string of selfies online, hit back in an angry Facebook post in which she branded the comments 'disgusting' and said she decided to speak up to call the sexist behaviour out.
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Laura Whitmore arrives at London hotel holding hands with Strictly co-star Ore Oduba after night of raucous partying at the TV BAFTAs
She became close pals with Ore Oduba last year, after the pair competed against each other on the most recent season of Strictly Come Dancing. And Laura Whitmore, 32, proved that their friendship remains as tight as ever, when she was spotted heading back to her London hotel with the 31-year-old after a night of partying up a storm at the TV BAFTA Awards. With the blonde beauty looked a tad worse for wear, the pair held hands as they made their way into the English capital's upscale Mondrian to rest their heads.
Cruella De Vil inspired hair, Medusa-like creations and space-age tawdry sequins: It's the frock of all horrors for the 2017 BAFTA TV Awards worst-dressed
It is perhaps the most highly anticipated awards ceremony of the year for British television stars. But some of the 2017 BAFTAs attendees proved that they still have some learning to do when it comes to dressing for the swanky event - as they committed some of the worst fashion crimes in history. The Great British Bake Off's Candice Brown, 32, looked to be having a raucous time as she fell about laughing with her umbrella - but perhaps her uncouth display of delight was to draw attention away from the peculiarly stiff triangles she had fashioned her hair into.
Proof you CAN totally transform your body in your forties: Father-of-three, 45, reveals the results of his incredible 12-week transformation (and reveals his very simple secrets to success)
Ben Jackson, 45, from Warrington, swapped pies and beers for a low carb, high protein diet and dropped from 86.5kg to 79kg and 20 per cent body fat to just nine per cent. Ben followed a strict nutrition and training plan and even steered clear of alcohol on a lad's skiing trip to the South of France to achieve his results. He worked out in the gym fives times per week and ditched his diet of energy drinks and chocolate bars for six smaller, more nutritious meals a day. Pictured: Ben shows off his progress at different stages throughout the 12 week transformation.
Kim launches his 'nuclear missile': North Korea reveals footage showing launch of new long-range weapons 'capable of reaching US mainland'
Video released by North Korean state television shows the state's newest missile, dubbed Hwasong-12, being launched from a testing site in the Kusong region on Sunday. Kim Jong-un, who personally oversaw the launch, claimed the projectile was capable of carrying a 'heavy nuclear warhead' and could range the mainland United States. While experts admit the missile has the longest range of any weapon tested by Kim's regime to date, they estimate it would still fall short of hitting American soil.
The 30 seconds that sentenced dinosaurs to their doom: New BBC documentary reveals the moment an asteroid NINE MILES long hit earth and wiped out an entire species
Scientists have studied the site where the asteroid hit approximately 66 million years ago in the Gulf of Mexico. This chance encounter between an asteroid and a patch of sulfur-rich rock plunged the earth into a global winter as the vaporised sulfur cloud reflected sunlight away from the earth causing dramatic cooling, dwindling food sources and ultimately leading to the death of dinosaurs. The asteroid's impact was so huge that the blast led to the extermination of three quarters of all life on Earth, including most of the dinosaurs. But this chance event allowed smaller mammals - and ultimately humans - the chance to thrive.
Mexican police find a 45ft-long Shawshank Redemption-style tunnel from prison with a hidden stash of drugs, weapons, tequila and a 'torture table'
The authorities started a search operation after noticing an unusual earth movement in the prison of Reynosa, located in the north-eastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas and with the help of new technologies, they found the unfinished tunnel in a wooden house near the jail. The tunnel entrance was covered with wooden boards and bricks to avoid being discovered. Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca, the Governor of the state of Tamaulipas, said on his Twitter profile that it is believed that prisoners would have escaped from prison using this tunnel, which is 16 feet deep, 45 feet long and 4 feet wide. The Public Security Secretariat said that after the tunnel was discovered, there was a special police operation to regain control of the situation. They transferred four prisoners who were found to have dug the tunnel, reports said.
Are these the most disgusting meals of all time? Amateur chefs' hilarious pictures of their kitchen fails will make you feel better about your own cooking skills
Budding chefs have shared hilarious pictures of their cooking on social media. Clockwise from left: a cheese sauce looks suspiciously gloopy and has a disgusting skin; a beer can chicken has been practically cremated; one chef even managed to ruin the cooking of a pizza; another's pie looked so messy that it looked as if it had been dropped; a dish of scrambled eggs turned green; and one chef managed to make molten black tar while cooking.
Is this the most risqué trend yet? Bizarre craze sees women go clubbing wearing JUST duct tape over their assets
Women have been taking to clubs and bars wearing nothing but a few strips of duct tape strategically placed over their nipples and intimate areas, left. The ladies effectively style outfits using the tape, sticking it on their skin in quirky and daring patterns to resemble underwear. The daring new fashion trend was spearheaded by Joel Alvarez, right with the women, a designer from Miami, who launched an 'artistic' venture called the Black Tape Project. Joel describes his brainchild as an 'exclusive fashion experiment' - and it's certainly catching on. The Black Tape Project has over 200,000 followers on Instagram and women are descending on clubs and bars wearing nothing but tape.
'The fatcats keep the money and us lot get nothing!' Voter berates Theresa May over cuts to disabled benefits during election walkabout
The Prime Minister was confronted by Cathy, who has learning difficulties, during her visit to Abingdon. The furious voter told Mrs May that the 'fatcats keep the money and us lot get nothing' . But Mrs May insisted the government was trying to focus the limited money available on those 'in the most need'.
Ryan Giggs' friends are forced to step in as a rival group 'picks fight' with the footballer while he enjoyed drinks with a mystery woman during a lads' sunshine holiday
Ryan Giggs nearly got into an altercation with other patrons at a seaside bar while he enjoyed drinks with a mystery woman on a lads' holiday in Majorca, Spain (pictured). A couple of local men tried to pick an argument with the 43-year-old, but the former footballer's friends were quick to step in before trouble flared. Giggs was seen holding one of his pals back as he squared up to one of the rival men, before the two groups went their separate ways. The football coach is currently enjoying a weekend away with mates and was spotted drinking at a bar with a brunette (inset). Back home in the UK, Giggs has been embroiled in an acrimonious split from his estranged wife Stacey, 38. The pair have taken their bitter divorce to the High Court as they battle for a share of his £40million fortune.
Baby girl was orphaned when her mother and father were killed in a house fire started by their trendy eco-fuel fireplace, inquest hears
Blaise Alvares, 33, and Sharon Soares, 30, both died in hospital from injuries suffered in the blaze that ripped through their home in Swindon, Wiltshire. Their baby daughter Brooke survived the incident last November, as did three other adults who were also living in the three-bedroom mid-terrace house. Wiltshire and Swindon Coroner's Court heard the house, which was shared by two separate families, did not have any working smoke alarms. Although the property on Manchester Road had central heating, neither family used it as it was too expensive to run and instead they relied on portable heaters. Mr Alvares and his wife were rescued by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus. Mrs Soares, a Bahrain-born college administrator, died in hospital three days after the incident from carbon monoxide poisoning. Her Indian-born husband, an engineer, died two days before Christmas from complications caused by his serious burns.
Shocking moment thug knocks a woman shopper unconscious before running away in a random attack outside Sainsbury's
The 20-year-old shopper was walking near Sainsbury's on Piccadilly when a man barged into her and knocked her to the ground. The man then fled the scene without even checking to see if the woman was okay. The attack, which was caught on CCTV, appeared to be completely unprovoked and shocked passers-by ran to the woman to help her. Police have now appealed for information about the incident, which happened at about 8.15pm on April 11, in a bid to track the man down.
How Britain's fattest woman lost 18st - but still blames everyone but herself for her obesity which has cost taxpayers a fortune
Sharon Hill, 36, must have been off the scale when she piled on so much weight that she was dubbed Britain's Fattest Woman. At her heaviest, in 2014, she weighed an astonishing 48st 2lb (left). She has now lost 18 stone (right) and wears size 26/28 clothes and bemoans that she's 'stuck around the 30st mark'. In Britain, over the past decade, we have seen a tenfold spike in hospital admissions linked to obesity. Just last week, it was reported that ambulance services have had to invest in specialist 'bariatric' vehicles to carry the largest patients. Obesity is said to cost the NHS more than what we spend on the police and fire services, the law courts and prisons combined - £16 billion compared to £13.6 billion.
US cops are accused of handcuffing boy, 15, and watching him die after they shot him when he 'rammed an officer with a stolen car during chase'
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Police are facing mounting anger in Connecticut after they shot dead an accused teen car thief and allegedly left him handcuffed and dying on the street. A video that appears to show 15-year-old Jayson Negron moving after he was shot by a police officer in Bridgeport has been released and family - and they say it proves cops lied about the incident. Officers also left the teen's body uncovered in the street for hours after he allegedly rammed a cop with his 'stolen' car after a chase and then was shot. ridgeport Officer James Boulay shot Negron after cops say the teen hit the officer with a stolen car on May 9. Police pronounced Negron dead at the scene. His friend and passenger Julian Fyffe, 21, was also shot but survived.
Single mother-of-three with terminal cancer swaps chemo for VEGAN JUICES, positive thinking and oxygen treatment - and insists she will live to see her children grow up
Mother-of-three Marion, 42, of Merseyside was given a year to live after her breast cancer spread, but rejected chemo (inset, during treatment) in favour of vitamins, juices and unprocessed vegan food (left). She said she feels healthier than ever and is confident she'll see Bailey, 10, Ava, eight, and Max, 11, (right) grow up, but her oncologist warned her against 'quackery'.
Wildlife lover Jacqueline Suttling, 55, was at the RSPB nature reserve Old Hall Marshes in Tollesbury, Essex, when she saw the rabbit squealing as it was attacked and killed by a murder of crows. She said her family could not watch as the 'distressing' scene unfolded but she was determined to capture the harsh reality of nature as it played out in front of her.
Travel photography... before selfies: Victorian widow's travel album shows her adventures through Egypt, India and Europe during the 1860s
Jane Stewart. originally from Scotland, developed a love of travel during her time in India in the early 1860s and documented her trips in an album which has now emerged for auction. Her travels took her across India to Egypt and the following decade closer to home in Europe with stop-offs in Greece, Germany, Austria, Italy, France and Norway. The albums have remained in her family since her death in 1898 and have been in an attic at a house in Hampshire for the past 30 years. Her images have now emerged for auction and are tipped to sell for £2,400. They include pictures of a Turkish woman (left), the Shwedagon Pagoda in Burma (inset), Indian villagers tending to their camels (top right) and architecture in Lahore (bottom right).
The end of the Old West in colour: Stunning images show people still travelling by horse and cart, water pulled from old wells and families enjoying county fairs as the 20th Century took grip
Striking colorized images have captured the dying embers of America's Old West in the 1930s and early 1940s, decades after the era had supposedly drawn to a close. Stunning pictures, taken by acclaimed photographer Russell Lee, show cattle drives taking place in preparation for a rodeo (bottom right), a homestead shooting hawks out of the sky that had been stealing his chickens (top right), the town of Butte in Montana (bottom left) and a car getting pulled from the mud by a horse and cart (top left).
18th century octagonal water tower used as an air raid post during WWII goes on sale for £600,000 as a three bedroom home with panoramic sea views
An 18th century water tower (inset), which was constructed by French prisoners from the Seven Years War, has gone on the market. It is located in the secure gated community at the Millfields in Plymouth, Devon. The large property is set over two floors and features three bedrooms (top left and bottom right), a kitchen/dining room (bottom left), a sitting room (top right), which has a vaulted ceiling, and a roof garden with two terraces, patio area and a hot tub. The property was renovated and converted into a house seven years ago. Towers of this type were a familiar sight in the mid to late 18th Century to meet the demands of supplying water to the country's ever growing cities. Around the world, many early water towers have been designated as historically significant and included in various heritage listings.
Shocking video shows the moment a dog falls out of a moving car and gets DRAGGED by its leash along a motorway
The unsuspecting canine can be seen leaning out of the window, clearly enjoying the wind in his ears and sniffing the air. The dog leans a little further out but he has not anticipated the upcoming bend in the road. As the car rounds the corner the poor pooch looses his balance - and tips right out of the car. But the dogs leash is clearly secured within the moving vehicle. For a few horrifying moments he is dragged by the neck, coming perilously close to the car's crushing wheels. The driver then realises what has happened and quickly pulls over to save the dragging dog. The dashcam footage was captured on a motorway in London in 2015.
The Great Victorian Bake Off: Kitchen gadgets used before cooks had electricity are set to fetch thousands at auction (including a 19th century food processor and an ICE CREAM machine)
Doll's house miniatures maker Barry Harris, of Lincs, has collected 25 pieces of kitchenalia that are more than 100 years old over 40 years. He will now sell them at auction on Wednesday. The strange devices include (clockwise from top left) :a meat mincer; a 19th century food processor; an ice cream device; a cake baker; a bread and bacon slicer; and a coffee grinder.
These fascinating creatures have evolved over millions of years to become the masters of disguise. Some blend in to avoid predators while others use their cover to advance on their victims without being seen. Pictured, clockwise from top left: A horned lizard in Arizona; a leaf insect in Indonesia; a tuva toad-head agama lizard in Mongolia's Gobi desert; and a pair of pygmy seahorses, seen here in Indonesia.
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Dance with me baby! Watch hilarious moment a little girl waits for the beat to drop as she grooves in her car seat
The tiny toddler picks out the beat to Uptown Funk with the poise and confidence of a concert-seasoned music aficionado.The adorable little American girl first picks out the more subtle beats to the hit song. And then she waits. She looks at the camera and smiles in anticipation. And when the beat drops for the catchy chorus she drops some serious moves. The tiny toddler feels every beat in the tune that has the catchy rhythm of a 1980s funk track. The gorgeous little girl throws her hands in the air and punches them in time to the beat. She then grooves in her seat and nods and shakes her head to the music.
Now that's a view! Slackliners defy gravity - and common sense - to smash world record with 750 metre tightrope trek across Italian lake
Samuel Volery from Switzerland, Tijmen Van Dieren from Holland and Lukas Irmler from Germany all broke the astonishing record - as they elegantly balanced above the water with ease. They even juggled as they balanced in the middle of the narrow slackline. The three men all took turns to walk the line - surrounded by the breathtaking views of Kalterer See Lake in South Tyrol, Italy. Encircled by mountain peaks and the glistening sun - the slackliners can be seen walking a whopping 750 metres without falling. It took Timjen one hour, Samuel 45 minutes, and Lukas 25 minutes to smash a very challenging world record. The impressive slackliners look relaxed yet are psychically on edge as they look down at their bare feet high above the luminous turquoise water.
Lake Geneva mansion designed by Eiffel Tower architect with eight bedrooms and its own harbour goes up for sale (but you'll need to splash out £35million if you want it)
Stephen Sauvestre was commissioned to build Chateau de Promenthoux in the late 1890s by Jean-Philippe Worth, the son of British fashion designer Charles-Frederick Worth. The 14,000 sq/ft home on the north shore of Lake Geneva has four ballroom-sized reception rooms, eight bedrooms, six bathrooms, multiple kitchens, a library, a study and separate staff accommodation. There are a number of balconies that provide panoramic views onto the lake and the property also has its own harbour, which is reputedly the largest private harbour on Lake Geneva.
It's never too late! Two 100-year-old pensioners who share the same birthday go on their first ever blind date - to a Sainsbury's cafe
Arthur Moult and Florence Philips were brought together (centre) after home support staff realised they shared a milestone birthday and set them up on a date at a the cafe, in Leek, Staffordshire. The blind date went so well, it ended with Arthur (left, in his 40s) serenading Florence (right, in her 20s) - and just three weeks later, she's even met his family.