Countdown to Mayweather v McGregor's 'richest fight'

Kitted out in a grey checked suit, black shirt and sunglasses Floyd Mayweather was dwarfed by eight monstrous bodyguards as the boxing great prepared to take on mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor in a battle of combat sports kings tipped to be the richest fight in history. Private jets are ferrying celebrities to Las Vegas and bets worth more than a million dollars are being placed ahead of the most talked-about fight of the year. The bout at Vegas' T-Mobile Arena tomorrow night could surpass the $600 million (£468 million) generated by Mayweather's 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao - a dreary contest that failed to live up to expectations. Mayweather's huge, muscle-laden minders tower over the former five-weight world champion whenever he takes to the stage.

The 52-year-old wife of Robert Mugabe, 93, a potential successor to the president, was granted diplomatic immunity and left South Africa on Sunday.

The owners of the Mac Alcudia club which operates the hotels Mars, Saturn and Jupiter in Mallorca, will challenge nearly £4million of payouts made last year for food poisoning.

A 17-year-old girl, from Jharkhan in eastern India, was abandoned by her boyfriend and family when she fell pregnant, saying she brought shame to them, and had to give birth at the side of the road.

North Korea has increased its efforts to produce parts for a new nuclear reactor but it is still unclear whether dictator Kim Jong-un has been able to miniaturise the device to fit onto a missile (file photo).

Australia's colonial history credits Cook with discovering the country, but Aboriginal people inhabited the land for more than 60,000 years before the first European explorers arrived

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday dismissed calls to change colonial-era monuments and the date of Australia Day as "Stalinist" exercises.

Kiev strongly allegations the country was supplying defence technology to North Korea, and has now attempted to back it up by releasing the footage which shows two men checking documents.

Mexican Army battles drug cartel with armoured cars and machine guns near the US border as forces clampdown on criminal kingpins 

Terrified witnesses in Rio Bravo, in Tampaulipas, Mexico, caught what is reported to be an 'ongoing' war between two cartels attempting to take control of the Golfo Cartel area. The conflict is said to have escalated and resulted in army officers having to get involved this week. Shocking footage from one of the shooting incidents, which was uploaded online, shows the gang firing back at the army officers. Another chase later in the day reportedly caused a number of city streets to be blocked and closed off for the safety of uninvolved residents.

Plight of the 'Monster Foxes' in Finland

A shocking investigation has revealed 'monster foxes' being bred on fur farms in Finland in deplorable conditions. Footage from five fur farms across Ostrobothnia in western Finland show foxes with huge pelts and rolls of fat folded over their bodies and almost covering their eyes to increase the amount of fur on their bodies. The animals can weigh up to five times their normal weight and become so bloated they can barely move in their cages. The group's investigation found the devastating results of overbreeding by genetic selection.

Inmates at Soto del Real prison in Madrid screamed from their windows as Driss Oukabir arrived having testified in court. He is one of two suspects to be held in prison for the attacks.

Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins Jackson, both white, were found guilty of kidnap and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm to Victor Mlotshwa (pictured) in Mpumalanga.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, 50, known as 'the guru in bling', was found guilty of raping two female devotees in 2002, a verdict which caused violent protests in Panchkula, northern India.

Ten Indonesians lashed up to 100 times for adultery

Ten Indonesians were were sentenced to up to 100 lashes of the whip for adultery in Banda Aceh under the brutal Sharia law.  The beatings occurred in Aceh, which is the only province in the country which implements Sharia law in full. The province began implementing Sharia law after being granted autonomy in 2001 - an attempt by the government in Jakarta to quell a long-running separatist insurgency 

King Salman returns to Saudi Arabia after $100m holiday

Saudi King Salman was welcomed home at Jeddah airport on Wednesday by his son after he spent a month at his favourite holiday spot, Tangier, in the north west of Morocco, on a $100million holiday. The king himself stayed in his 74-acre summer palace, one of his many properties around the world, which boasts lavish restaurants, and impressive views of the sea, while an entourage of more than 1,000, who were booked into luxury hotels. According to reports in Morocco, King Salman's trip accounts for 1.5 per cent of the country's foreign tourism revenue.

Russian Tupolev-95MS bombers (file photo) flew near South Korea, accompanied by Sukhoi-35S fighter jets and an A-50 early warning and control aircraft, its defence ministry has said.

Relations between the US and Najib Razak's administration have been strained since the Malaysian leader was implicated in the scandal two years ago.

The video was taken from a reservation in Wyoming, which scientist Destin Sandlin describes as the 'perfect spot' to watch the ISS's transition due to its positioning relative to the sun.

Migrants throw rocks and bottles at riot police in Rome

The migrants - many of them from Eritrea - stood defiant in the face of the police's powerful water cannons (pictured) as they were cleared from Indipendenza square, near Rome's Termini station. They occupied the small square in Rome in defiance of an order to leave an adjacent office building where as many as 800 had been squatting. TV footage showed some of the refugees screaming and trying to hit police who were armed with batons and shields. Around 600,000 migrants have landed in Italy since 2014 - with more than 14,000 perishing on the treacherous route across the Mediterranean - but the country has seen a sharp fall in those arriving this year.

General John Nicholson, pictured, claimed the Taliban will not defeat the US on the battlefield after President Donald Trump authorized the deployment of additional troops to Afghanistan.

After the mother's previous two births were marred by complications, the newest addition to the family in Pennsylvania was born healthy and the couple called the figure in the picture a blessing.

Canada fears a huge surge in asylum seekers crossing the border from the United States, putting political pressure on current Prime Minister Trudeau ahead of a 2019 election.

Joey Bada$$, who tweets under the name BADMON, told his 825,000 followers of his plan to ignore basic common sense on Monday ahead of the solar eclipse.

Tierney Darden's attorney said his client was a victim of wrongful conduct when the 700lbs shelter at an airport in O'Hare, Illinois, fell on her two years ago, crushing her spine and paralyzing her.

In a pair of black Nike sneakers and black Nike shorts, the 19-year-old freshman popped in her Apple headphones and ran with her iPhone and a Harvard lanyard in her hand.

Hitler's top men: New book on the Nazi top brass

These images shed light on what life was like in the upper echelons of Adolf Hitler's Nazi party during World War Two. Unsurprisingly, the photographs show numerous military parades and inspections of troops and cities in areas invaded by the Nazis. But they also give rare glimpses of more lighthearted incidents, as Hitler is handed a bunch of flowers from a little girl (left), seen laughing during a factory tour (top right) and Joseph Goebbles being presented with  an armful of tulips in occupied Poland(bottom right).

The terrifying moment enormous landslide tumbles down a Swiss mountain and careers through a village leaving 14 hikers missing

This is the moment when a huge landslide began in the Swiss mountains yesterday morning, showing the beginning of the devastation it would leave it its wake minutes later. Footage shows a mass of rocks and dust come off a cliff side of the Piz Cengalo mountain, and start making its way down the valley towards the village of Bondo, near the Italian border, forcing evacuations and leaving several people feared dead. Some 14 hikers, including German, Austrian and Swiss citizens, are still missing more than a day after disappearing from the mountainside, and some 200 people had to leave their homes in the eastern canton of the Grisons.

The belt was found at a house in Alcanar, south of Barcelona, where terror cell 'mastermind' Abdelbaki Es Satty (pictured), died in an explosion last Wednesday.

The attack happened at Sisu Boutique Hotel in Marbella where TOWIE's Lauren Pope was pictured relaxing and where Tinie Tempah performed. Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan also stayed there.

Jonathan Head, pictured, covered a story in which British ex-pat Ian Rance alleged his Thai wife had forged his signature to transfer his property on Phuket, into her name.

National Archives of Canada photos show Normandy Invasion

These coloured photographs uncovered in the National Archives of Canada show the daily struggles of the Invasion of Normandy. Code-named Operation Overlord, the invasion was launched on 6 June, 1944 with the Normandy landings also known as D-Day. These images show infantry soldiers as they arrive on the shores of Normandy(main), young men manning tanks and machine guns (bottom left) or showing off a taken Nazi flag (top left), as well as the devastation left behind after Allied forces bombed towns and villages to retake France from Nazi Germany (inset right).

Libyan prime minister Faiez Serraj has warned the EU it must help the north African country secure its border or risk terrorists posing as migrants entering Europe.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called for Pope Francis's support against what he perceives as a 'military threat' from the U.S., asking him to 'help us prevent Trump from sending troops'.

If secured, the route would be the biggest prize yet for Iran in its involvement in Syria's six-year-old civil war and would provide unhindered land access to its allies in Syria and Lebanon for the first time.