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.
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': Harrowing footage shows over-sized caged animals with huge pelts and rolls of folded skin deliberately bred to be fat in Finnish fur farms
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.
The painful price of adultery in Aceh: Ten Indonesians are lashed up to 100 times as barbaric punishment in line with the country's brutal Sharia law
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
Welcome home, King Salman! Saudi royal finally returns home after splashing $100million on a month-long Moroccan 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.
Defiant migrants throw rocks and bottles at riot police in Rome who turn on the water cannon to remove them from makeshift camp outside city's main train station
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.
Nazi top brass are seen joking, laughing and receiving flowers while inspecting troops as new book shows how the SS leaders spent their days during World War II
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 Invasion of Normandy in colour: Amazing photographs show Allied forces readying themselves for battle, waving captured Nazi flags and the ruins of Northern France they left behind
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).