Syrian and Russian air strikes on Eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus, have killed more than 100 civilians for the second day in a row, taking the total of deaths to 250 in 48 hours. Syrian and Russian air strikes on a rebel-held enclave on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, have killed more than 100 civilians for the second day in a row. Air strikes, rockets and artillery fire have been battering Eastern Ghouta enclave in apparent preparation for a government ground assault. At least 250 civilians have been killed since the escalation began on Sunday, among them dozens of children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Revealed: Sex guru who has rocked the Kremlin after one of his acolytes trained in seduction and 'orgasm techniques' allegedly seduced a prominent pro-Putin oligarch
Alex Lesley, 36, a self-proclaimed 'sex guru' who runs 'seduction and orgasm courses for women' (right) claims to have played a part in the events which led to YouTube and Instagram being threatened with a ban in Russia. His 'student' Nastya Rybka (pictured left with Lesley) boasted that she slept with oligarch Oleg Deripaska on his yacht in 2016, and that Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko - was on board at the same time, and posted video evidence on her social media accounts (inset).
Muslim protesters burn piles of Pampers nappies and call for a ban because cartoon cat's whiskers printed on them 'look like the Arabic spelling of Mohammed'
The whiskers, nose, mouth and left eye of the cartoon cat on a Pampers nappy (inset left) allegedly resemble the Prophet's name when written in Arabic or Urdu (inset right), and the image has been branded an 'insult' to Islam by critics. Protesters are now calling for a boycott of Pampers, with video footage viewed more than 175,000 times online showing outraged parents forming pyres out of Pampers Baby Dry Pants in the streets of India and torching whole packets in protest.
Peace at last for the dog who slept beside his master's grave every night for ELEVEN YEARS: Capitan the Alsatian dies aged 15, having never left his owner's side in Argentina
The black Alsatian was some four years old when Miguel Guzman, who had bought the dog as a present for his son, Damian, passed away in 2006 in Villa Carlos Paz, near Cordoba, Argentina's second city. The dog disappeared not long afterwards and the family thought he had found a new home or had been killed. But several months later, on one of their visits to the cemetery during 2007, there was Capitan. To their astonishment, neighbours told them how they started to feed the pet when they realised he slept by the grave each night.
The cat with two faces: French feline has a flawless split of grey and black facial fur... and it might be down to TWO sets of DNA
The rare markings on the British short hair, pictured at her home in France, are thought to be the result of two embryos fusing together. She has both light grey and black fur on her face, separated evenly in a remarkably straight line. While the exact cause of the pet's striking appearance is not known, other felines with this mysterious look are known as chimera cats, which are the result of the merging of two fertilised eggs, or two early embryos in the mother's womb.
This frightening footage captures the moment an eel launched a surprise attack on an underwater photographer. Petrified snapper, Bartosz Lukasik, found himself being chased by the moray eel during a coral reef dive in Sodwana Bay, South Africa. Mr Lukasik, from Poland, had been filming the eel and its mate as they appeared to be courting or mating, when one suddenly turned on him and chased him for nearly 50ft.
The heroes of D-Day in colour: The actions of brave Allied troops who fought their way on to the beaches of Normandy are illustrated as never before
Haunting images show troops inside a landing craft approaching Omaha Beach (left) and gunners wading ashore as reinforcements (top right) along the coast of Normandy, France, on D-Day. Other shots show Lance Corporals A.Burton and L.Barnett of 6th Airborne Division guarding a road junction near Ranville (bottom right) shortly after D-Day. Operation Overlord saw some 156,000 Allied troops landing in Normandy. It is thought as many as 4,400 were killed in an operation Winston Churchill described as 'undoubtedly the most complicated and difficult that has ever taken place'. The original black and white photographs were colourised by design engineer Paul Reynolds, 48, from Birmingham.