A no-nonsense elite policeman who calls himself ‘Raptor 13’ (left) has been filmed at the centre of a confrontation (centre) with a group of men on their way to ex-Comanchero bikie boss Mick Hawi’s (top right) burial after his Islamic funeral (bottom right). The men were driving to Rookwood Cemetery in western Sydney on Thursday when they were pulled over by police on King Georges Road. Raptor 13, whose real name is Senior Constable Andrew Murphy, was seen drawing his taser and shouting 'You're going to get searched' as tensions flared. 'I don't care, you're going to be searched, stand against the fence all of you... you're all being searched for firearms and drugs,' he adds, as a man threatens that the officers are outnumbered. Mr Murphy, 39, made headlines last year for a number of colourful arrests that were filmed and posted online. He has been filmed appearing to throw a motorcyclist’s licence on the ground, pushing away a woman, refusing to show a driver his speed radar and holding a metal pole to a driver’s head during a routine traffic stop.
Teenage sisters who ran a child prostitution ring selling vulnerable girls as young as TWELVE as sex slaves to 'fat old men' in Sydney car parks and grotty motels are jailed
Two teenage sisters (pictured being taken into custody by police) who recruited vulnerable homeless girls into a child prostitution ring and made them have sex with 'fat old men' in carparks and grotty motels have been jailed. The pair ran their brothel from a housing unit in Warwick Farm, west Sydney for three years since they were 16 and 19. Through Facebook or mutual friends, they lured seven vulnerable girls aged 12 to 16 with the promise of shelter and drugs such as ice.
'I want to pummel you until you die': Nurse, 26, who kicked, smothered and slapped a four-year-old girl while high on 'hillbilly heroin' is jailed for three years after surviving a joint suicide attempt which killed her boyfriend
A dug-addict nurse who kicked, smothered and slapped a four-year-old girl in a campaign of brutal emotional and physical abuse has been jailed for three years after surviving a joint suicide attempt which killed her boyfriend. Katherine Walker, 26, attacked the child while looking after her on a two-week holiday with her boyfriend in Western Australia. She even threatened to kill the child, telling her: 'Go to sleep before I come in here and pummel you until you die.'
Terrifying moment lions attack Hyundai with two children in the back after safari park rangers CLOSED the gates leaving them trapped in the enclosure for 50 minutes
Heart-stopping footage shows the lightening-fast beasts bounding on to the bonnet and roof of the Hyundai i-30 leaving behind a huge paw print-shaped dent. Abi Tudge, 23 (right), and Jazzy Reynolds (inset) became shut in the lion enclosure at West Midlands Safari Park in Bewdley, Worcestershire, when the rangers closed the gates for safety on Wednesday. The pair, who had two children in the back seat, became trapped in the section for around 50 minutes as wardens tried to deal with the 'agitated' and 'aggravated' animals (left and right). But they were left stunned when the pack suddenly bolted for a female and leapt on top of the car, leaving behind dents and scratches (inset).
Execution-style shooting of a customer at a tattoo parlour is 'linked' to the murder of Mick Hawi - and it happened at the SAME TIME mourners read Islamic prayers for the Comanchero kingpin
A tattoo parlour shooting that left a customer fighting for his life on the day of Mick Hawi's funeral could be linked to the Comanchero boss' murder, police say. As Hawi's family and friends gathered for traditional prayers at a Sydney mosque around 1pm today, two masked men stormed Nitro Ink Tattoo Studio in south-east Melbourne and gunned down a customer in a hail of bullets. The men escaped in a silver saloon car before setting it on fire and are still on the run. The victim, 35, is fighting for his life at The Alfred Hospital with wounds to his upper body after the incident in Hampton Park.
'Shut up! That is enough': Furious argument between a bisexual Muslim and a niqab-wearing woman exposes a deep divide in Australia's Islamic community
This is the tense moment two Australian Muslim women clash and expose a deep divide in the Islamic community. The mood became uncomfortable when Rita (left), a bisexual Muslim woman who practises Sufism, proposed reciting spiritual prayers over a meal during the final episode of SBS documentary Muslims Like Us. This didn't go down well with Anjum (right), a Sunni religious conservative who covers her face with a niqab in the TV series filmed on Sydney's northern beaches. Before long, Rita lost her patience with Anjum as she kept interrupting her. 'No shut up. Shut up. That is enough. I have heard enough,' Rita said.
Cold case breakthrough: 'Serial killer' is accused of murdering a girl, 18, who mysteriously vanished on Australia Day 22 years ago - as he faces charges over the deaths of two other young women
An accused serial killer has been charged with the murder of an 18-year-old girl who mysteriously vanished on Australia Day 22 years. Bradley Robert Edwards (inset), 49, has been charged with the murder of Sarah Spiers (main image), 18, who disappeared after calling a cab on a night out with friends in Claremont, Perth in 1996. Mr Edwards was charged in December last year with the murders of two other girls (Jane Rimmer, bottom left, and Ciara Glennon, bottom right) who both vanished after a night out in 1996 and 1997 respectively.
Dramatic moment heavily-armed plain-clothes police officers swarm a car stopped at a set of traffic lights and arrest a 21-year-old man
The moment heavily-armed police officers swarm a car stopped at a set of traffic lights has been caught on camera. A 21-year-old man was arrested at an intersection off the Roe Highway in Willetton, south of Perth just before 6pm on Wednesday. Two police cars boxed in the man's white Holden Viva before about a dozen officers jumped out and pulled the driver from the vehicle. He was taken to the ground and arrested, while onlookers watched on. A witness told Nine News he had 'no idea' the police were following the driver, who was wanted over a number of offences.
'It's like cottage cheese': Patient has a huge pus-filled cyst popped that had been growing on his shoulder since he was 16
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: It is unsure where the man in the stomach-churning clip is from or how old he is, but his accent appears to be from the US.
Could Tasmanian Tigers come back from the dead? Stunning 3D scans of the creatures may unlock its genetic mysteries to help scientists clone the beast
Researchers from the University of Melbourne have created 3D images (left) using CT scans (right) of the extinct Tasmanian tiger (inset left) young, preserved in museum collections (inset), that show its unusual development. The joey lived in the pouch of its mother from birth until it was 12 weeks old and over this time developed distinctly dog-like features that turned it into the top predator in Australasia before its extinction in 1936. Through understanding their complex development researchers believe they could bring the animal back to life.
'They're pretty fantastic!' Royal fan is left delighted after Meghan Markle complimented her nails during her Edinburgh visit (and the manicurist says she's available for the wedding)
Meghan, 36, spotted Ashleigh Meikle (right), 25, from Bo'ness, and her pink nail art in a crowd during her visit to Edinburgh earlier this month. In the clip Meghan can be heard saying: 'Wow, look at your nails. That's pretty fantastic. They're very valentines-y.' Manicurist Ashley Tenor (centre top) was delighted with the praise and even cheekily offered to do Meghan's wedding nails.
'You're a racist pig!' Fiona O'Loughlin SLAMS David Oldfield on I'm A Celebrity during clash over aboriginals after former One Nation leader bizarrely claims blacks 'didn't invent anything'
David Oldfield has been branded a 'racist pig' by his I'm A Celebrity...Get Me out Of Here! co-star and comedian Fiona O'Loughlin in a heated exchange about Australia's Indigenous population on Thursday's episode. The fracas started whens Josh Gibson confronted David, asking him what he thought of Aboriginal people. 'I don't have a negative feeling about them,' David replied. 'I don't like a lot of the promotion that's not based in any truth.'
Bride almost misses her own wedding party after getting stuck in a lift… but sips Champagne as she waits to be rescued
This unlucky bride almost missed her own party after being stuck in an elevator for nearly an hour before being rescued by the fire service. Melissa McNamara Rodger, was attending her wedding reception at The Providence Biltmore in Rhode Island, when she became trapped in a lift between the 17th and 18th floor. Luckily, her bridesmaids - who were waiting for the 32-year-old - quickly realised something was wrong.
'I don't know any other way': MAFS star Sarah Roza reveals heartbreaking reason she wears so much makeup... and you'll never believe how long it takes her to apply it!
The Married At First Sight bride always looks glamorous on-screen with voluminous red tresses and a full-face of flawless makeup. And Sarah Roza has revealed the heartbreaking reason you rarely see her fresh-faced and without a touch of cosmetic product. 'I've never been with a man who told me I was beautiful without make-up, so I've always felt like I have to present "the whole package",' she told OK Magazine.
Fun and flirty! Golden couple Matty J and Laura Byrne lead the stylish arrivals at Cosmopolitan + Tinder Bachelor of the Year Awards as stars of the dating show reunite
The stars came up with some revealing and daring looks on the red carpet for the Cosmopolitan + Tinder Bachelor of the Year awards on Friday. Ninja Warrior star Jenna Louise (left) showed off her toned limbs and pert posterior. The Bachelor’s golden couple Matty J and Laura Byrne (second left) looked smitten in a tender embrace, while last season’s villain of that show Jen Hawke (second from right), caught the eye in a revealing flamenco outfit. Noni Janur (right) was another Bachelor alumnus to wear a racy number, while Christian Wilkins provided the shock value by sharing a passionate kiss with another male guest (inset)
You look familiar! Hilarious photos capture unwitting fans posing with strangers they mistook for celebrities (so can YOU work out who they thought they'd snapped?)
From 'Johnny Depp' snacking on a late-night hot dog to 'Oprah Winfrey' in economy class, fans from around their world spotted their 'idols' in very unlikely situations. The lookalikes were all too happy to pose for a picture - apparently enjoying the attention of looking like a celebrity. While some admittedly look just like a famous face, others are a little harder to see - so can you work out who is who?
Caught red-handed! Brazen 'thief attempts to break into a car after stealing keys' - but stops in his tracks when he discovers he's being filmed
The footage released on Thursday has been released as part of a police probe after the incident in a suburb in Melbourne's north east earlier in Feburary. It shows the incredible moment a brazen would-be car thief attempts to cover his tracks when he notices his attempts to steal a car from a suburban home is being captured on camera. Wearing a black beanie, the man tries playing with car lock for about 15 seconds before his daring cover-up.
Police FAKE family's murder to trick Russian 22-year-old who thought he had hired a hitman to kill his rich parents and sister, 10, to claim inheritance
Detectives found out about the sickening plot and staged the killing in the family home. An officer played the role of the hired assassin in the Russian resort of Sochi, a host city for this year's World Cup. The son had instructed the 'contract killer' in how and where his family should be murdered. He even drew a floor plan, and indicated where security cameras were placed, and how to avoid guard dogs. The man's mother and father - 'devastated' about their son's murderous intent - played dead for the mock-up photographs (left and right), with blood gushing from 'fatal' knife wounds. After seeing the pictures, the man expressed 'delight' and agreed to pay the promised £38,000 fee to the man he believed was a contract killer. But he was arrested instead.
Royal Ballet photographer who sent his ex a sex toy and a picture 'of her Chihuahua drowning in the Thames' in three-month harassment campaign is told to stay away from her for life
Andrej Uspenski (pictured right), 38, targeted Tatjana Novitjenko (left) after she ended their relationship in June last year. Russian-born Uspenski had been dating the dancer for eight months when she dumped him for being possessive. She became 'very anxious' after receiving a string of aggressive text messages and got a court order to stop him getting in touch. But the ruling made no difference and he continued to bombard her with texts, emails, flowers and a 'double-ended sex toy'. He was today sentenced at Westminster Magistrates Court to a 12-month community order and told not to contact his ex-girlfriend under any circumstances.
The hell of Iwo Jima in color: Incredible WWII footage shows US Marines storming bunkers with FLAMETHROWERS before hoisting the Stars and Stripes for legendary photograph
Iwo Jima was one of the most savage conflicts of the Second World War with 6,500 US servicemen sacrificing their lives to take the tiny island, 660 miles south of Tokyo, Japan. The invasion began on February 19, 1945 and now, 73 years on, rare video has brought the brutal and bloodthirsty fighting to life. Captured by a crew embedded with the US Marines over a month-long period, the footage begins by showing a fleet of landing craft heading towards the coast with troops waiting nervously on-board. It then cuts to Marines storming the beaches under heavy fire and an aerial view of Allied aircraft dropping bombs on Japanese bases, as tanks manoeuvre inland. We later see troops with flame throwers torching bunkers and the corpses of Japanese soldiers piled up in their wake. Mortar crews bombing positions are also captured in the film, before we see the soldiers erect the Stars and Stripes in a picture that would go on to be one of the most recognizable pictures of the Second World War.
Obese mother, 34, whose takeaway food addiction was so bad doctors told her she'd DIE before her daughter turned 18 loses a staggering 60kg - without doing ANY exercise
A morbidly obese mum who was told she would die before her daughter grew up has shed half her body weight in a jaw-dropping transformation – despite not being able to work out. New Zealand mum-of-one Ali Richards (left and right) began piling on the pounds during her pregnancy with Kirsten, now 14, and continued to gain weight over the years – until she reached a whopping 125kg (19st 9lbs) in 2006.
'Tastes like rotten eggs and unicorns!' American kids try Vegemite and other Aussie snacks for the first time - and give their brutally honest reviews
A YouTube video shows a handful of American kids sampling Vegemite, Burger Rings, Picnic bars and Freddo frogs. The boys' and girls' reactions to the Australian snacks are mixed, and often hilarious.
Meet the 'sea gypsies': Fascinating images reveal what life is like for the water-dwelling Bajau people - a nomadic tribe who never come to land
The Bajau people - a nomadic tribe who spend their lives on the water - have been dubbed 'sea gypsies' for their water-dwelling lifestyle off the coast of Borneo. Striking images - taken by photographer Claudio Sieber - show children out catching fish in long narrow canoes, families on their homemade boats and buildings constructed on stilts. Sieber took the pictures off Borneo where the Bajau are able to dive up to 20 metres without the use of modern scuba gear. They even reportedly experience ‘land sickness’ when they leave the water such is their connection to the ocean.
Woman, 25, reveals she fell in love at first sight with her boyfriend, 55, despite their 30 YEAR age gap - but admits his daughters can't accept their father dating someone their age
Ryan Rosado, 25, from New York, immediately felt a connection with Steven Russell, 55, from Maine, when they met at a business luncheon two years ago and the pair (pictured left, right and inset) quickly started dating. Ryan, a cyber consultant, explained her family have been supportive of her relationship but said she has yet to meet Steven's daughters, aged 23 and 26, because they refused to accept her as their father's girlfriend. The pair have also agreed not to have children of their own.
'He read her love poems at night': Real-life Notebook story ends as devoted husband, 93, dies side-by-side within hours of the beloved wife he met at 17 and nursed through Alzheimer's
A real-life 'Notebook' couple who met at 17 before sharing a lifelong love story died side-by-side within hours of each other aged 93. Childhood sweethearts Máire and Gerry Ryan were born just one day apart in Tipperary and enjoyed an eight-decade long romance. They lived in the same nursing home after Máire developed Alzheimer's and Gerry fell ill. In their final hours, had their beds wheeled together so they could hold hands. Máire and Gerry's heartwarming story has been compared to hit Hollywood film The Notebook, which stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a couple who share a lifelong romance before McAdams' character develops dementia. Máire and Gerry passed away peacefully on Monday surrounded by staff and nurses at the Curragh Lawn Nursing Home in Co Kildare.
From Patagonia to Hawaii and beyond, these stunning images of rainbows are guaranteed to brighten your day up
Spotting a rainbow can brighten the greyest of days, as these images show. MailOnline Travel recently witnessed a rainbow from the air while taking off from Ushuaia airport at the tip of the Argentina, with the coloured rays rising up from the mountainous scenery behind. Others have been equally lucky to see rainbows in the sky during a flight or while using a drone. One photographer captured the Victoria Falls in South Africa with a coloured arc forming in the clouds of fine spray. Another eagle-eyed photographer took a breathtaking panorama of a band of colour raining down over the winding Sella Pass mountain road between the provinces of Trentino and South Tyrol in Italy.
Gucci is branded 'offensive and irresponsible' for sending white models down the runway in turbans - as Sikhs accuse the brand of 'insulting the religion'
Actor and model Avan Jogia (inset left), 32, who is a dual citizen of Canada and the UK, shared his disappointment with the creative director Alessandro Michele's decision to dress several models in turbans (main images) at Milan Fashion Week. The luxury brand has faced backlash following the fashion house's controversial fall 2018 collection. Several white models were sent down the runway wearing turbans, that are usually reserved for practising Sikhs.
The world's heaviest man shows off his 250kg weight loss after two gastric bypass surgeries and a strict exercise regime get him down to 340kg
The world's heaviest man, Juan Pedro Franco, from Mexico, who once tipped the scales at 590kg, shows off his 250kg weight-loss as he dreams of being able to walk again. Franco, 33 was declared the heaviest man alive by the Guinness World Records in 2017 and has since undergone two weight-loss operations as part of a strict programme.
The typhoon that looks like a BLACK HOLE: Plane passenger captures jaw-dropping image of the eye of a storm over Vietnam
A jaw-dropping photo taken from an airplane captures the ferocious typhoon that wreaked havoc across Vietnam last autumn and caused more than 60 deaths. The fear-inducing aerial image was taken by John Su, 48, from Taiwan, while he was on a flight with China Airlines on November 4. He said he was shocked to see the eye of the storm when he looked out of the window from his plane seat, with the menacing whirlpool looking more like a black hole in space.
'Absolutely outrageous': Why the winner of Tripadvisor's best beach in Australia has left people fuming - so can YOU guess which stretch of sand took out the title?
When you think of beautiful beaches in Australia, white sand options such as Whitehaven or unspoilt havens in Western Australia (top right) spring to mind. But after Tripadvisor named an unexpected spot in Sydney as the top beach in Australia among travellers, many were left outraged and criticised the decision on social media. 'I think it's absolutely outrageous,' Tourism and Events Queensland board member, Paul Donovan, said.
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The early quest to be IMMORTAL: Fascinating 1960s cryogenics footage reveals the crude first attempts at freezing bodies so they could one day be brought back to life
The footage shows the early work of the Cryonic Society in Phoenix, Arizona, as a team of scientists' piece together ground-breaking preservation equipment. A model (pictured) is seen giving a demonstration of how one man has already been frozen as she is placed in a long metal cylinder and wrapped head-to-toe in tin foil. The video, first aired in 1967, shows both the interior and exterior of a lab operated by the Cryocare Equipment Corporation (top left). Now defunct, the firm worked closely with the California-based Cryonics Society, a nonprofit organisation that still supports and promotes cryonics research today.
Incredible moment quick-thinking policeman realises there isn’t enough time to use a carpet to catch a falling boy and does it HIMSELF
CCTV footage shows people looking above to where the child is precariously balanced and three officers rushing around trying to figure out how best to catch the little one. The young boy can be seen plummeting from an apartment in Assiut, Egypt, but remarkably is uninjured from the horrific fall. Yet the courageous police officer who catches the petrified boy is taken to hospital for treatment.
The horrific moment a man is crushed to death by a falling tree at a traditional tree-cutting event in Peru
One of the most popular traditional events in Puno, Brazil, is the Yunza, a tree decorated with presents that people dance around and take turns trying to chop down. However, a local man lost his life when a tree toppled over in front of a cheering group and crushed him. Although he was given first aid at the carnival site before being transferred to the Hospital Juliaca, he died from his injuries.
Strong defending! Outnumbered football player picks up CORNER FLAG to fend off members of the opposing team chasing him round the pitch
Ecuadorian Angelo Preciado picked up the pole after realising he was outnumbered as half the players from Uruguayan side River Plate chased after him. River Plate lost the game to Preciado’s Ecuadorian team Independiente del Valle 3-2. It was not clear what the 20-year-old defender had said to upset his rivals so much to make nearly the entire side charge at him. But once joined by his teammates, Preciado was persuaded to eventually throw the makeshift weapon to the ground after threatening to stab his would-be attackers with it. The shocking incident happened on Wednesday night at the end of an under 20s semi-final in the Copa Libertadores, a south American football league.