The woman, who gave her name as Kay, is said to have fallen into the sea from the 965-foot liner Norwegian Star, which was around 60 miles from the shore as it headed towards Venice. A search was quickly launched with the Croatian coast guard patrol ship 'Cavtat' sent to the woman's rescue along with a PC-9 aircraft. The woman was found around 1,400 yards from where she fell in and was brought to safety after 10 hours when rescuers pulled her out of the sea and gave her emergency medical help, before taking her to hospital in Pula. Speaking after her miraculous rescue the 46-year-old (pictured with her rescuers top right) said: 'I fell off the back of the Norwegian Star, and was in the water for ten hours. Then these wonderful guys rescued me.' Pictured centre: the moment Kay is pulled out of the water.
Random hammer attack horror in London: Mother and daughter are left fighting for their lives after man 'smashed them in the head in unprovoked assault before being snared after huge manhunt'
Two women are fighting for their lives after being repeatedly battered in a horrific hammer attack. The victims, aged 64 and 30, were both said to be in a 'critical' condition following the assault in south east London at lunchtime on Sunday. Detectives have arrested 27-year-old Joe Xuereb (top) as the suspect they want to speak to in connection with the brutal incident in Eltham (pictured bottom). The women were not known to their attacker.
Groom, 41, is diagnosed with cancer two days before marrying his soul-mate and dies on the night of the ceremony with his wife by his side after wedding is rushed forward
Michelle White, 32, from Bristol, had just 20 hours to organise her wedding to Scott Plumley, 41, (pictured together right) after he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. The couple held the ceremony on Wednesday in Southmead Hospital in Bristol (pictured left) but just 13 hours later Scott passed away with Michelle by his side. She is now trying to raise enough money to cover his funeral.
Fit as a fiddle! Prince Philip, 97, surprises The Queen by travelling to Balmoral after hip replacement, and heads to church with Royals including the Tindalls, Sophie Wessex and the Duchess of Cornwall
It was a family affair in Balmoral this morning as Zara and Mike Tindall, the Wessex family and the Duchess of Cornwall joined the Queen, 92, and Prince Philip, who is recovering from his June hip operation, as they attended Crathie Kirk church in Balmoral. It was a rare public appearance for the 97-year-old Duke of Edinburgh, who wasn't expected to make the annual summer trip north to Scotland following the surgery. (Pictured clockwise from left: The Queen and Prince Philip, the Wessex family, and Zara and Mike Tindall)
She's growing up! Lady Louise, 14, looks a picture of sophistication as she joins her parents Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex for church at Balmoral
Lady Louise, 14, teamed a crisp white shirt with a black jumper layered over the top as she attended the service at Crathie Church, Balmoral, with other members of the royal family. Ensuring that she looked smart, the teenager wore her brunette locks scraped back off her face into a neat bun. Lady Louise appears to have spent the past week at Balmoral, attending church last Sunday with the Queen and her cousin Princess Beatrice.
Jamie Oliver is accused of 'cultural appropriation' for launching jerk rice: Labour MP joins social media outrage and tells chef the Caribbean dish is 'not just a word you put before stuff to sell products'
Dawn Butler, the MP for Brent Central in north west London, called out Jamie Oliver (left) on Twitter (inset) for his jerk rice (right) yesterday evening. Ms Butler tweeted: '#jamieoliver @jamieoliver #jerk I'm just wondering do you know what #Jamaican #jerk actually is? It's not just a word you put before stuff to sell products. @levirootsmusic should do a masterclass. Your jerk Rice is not ok. This appropriation from Jamaica needs to stop.' The father-of-five has been called out by many social media users for inappropriately using the word, but others have argued British people eat food from many different cultures.
Ant McPartlin looks happy and healthy as he enjoys family day at a water park... after revealing he's taking a year break to continue his recovery
Ant McPartlin appeared in high spirits as he took great delight on a day out with his family at Liquid Leisure Water Sports Complex in Slough on Saturday. Posted to his sister Sarha's Twitter acount, the host, 42, beamed with delight as he posed by a lake with his relatives. The TV presenter's chirpy appearance comes just days after he announced he's taking a one-year break from TV.
'The country hasn't changed its mind': Downing Street communications chief dismisses calls for second EU referendum as he points to poll showing more Remain voters have now changed to Leave
Robbie Gibb, the Director of Communications for Number 10, quoted a poll which showed flocks of Remainers would now vote Leave in the Twitter outburst on Sunday morning. '1.9 million Leave voters say they would now vote to Remain. But 2.4 million Remain voters would now vote to Leave. The country hasn't changed its mind. (Deltapoll, Sun on Sunday) #RoadtoBrexit,' Mr Gibb tweeted. According to the poll, carried out by survey company Deltapoll, 62 per cent of those questioned said they would vote the same way as they did in the 2016 EU referendum. While only 15 per cent of people said they wanted a final vote on whether Britain leaves the EU.
Final death toll from Genoa bridge collapse stands at 43 as authorities say all the missing have been found and begin their clean-up operation
A clean-up operation has began after the authorites searching for bodies after the Genoa Morandi Bridge collapse called off the operation. With all the missing have been accounted for the final death toll stands at 43, but nine people remain in hospital - four in a critical condition. Firefighters began the massive clearing operation over the weekend, sifting through debris, concrete and rubble as well as looking for clues as to why the tragedy happened.
Family of 11 are split up across three flats 100 miles from home because the council can't find them a SIX BEDROOM house after they were illegally evicted from their privately-rented house and left homeless
A Birmingham family of 11 have been forced to live in cramped hotels for months after severe leaking and electrical faults had them illegally evicted from their privately-rented flat. Now, Simone and Ansar Hussain and their nine children, live across three apartment blocks in Bristol as they continue to wait for rehousing.
Can YOU spot the four wealthy men among these six guys just by the look of their face? Women can gauge a man's income from just a few seconds' glance, say scientists
Women can accurately scope a man’s income from merely looking at his face for just a few seconds, scientists reveal. Men who are wealthy often tend to have healthier diets and lifestyles and this is seemingly reflected in their skin and the ‘look’ of their eyes. ‘We found that people are able to detect a person’s mate value through his or her face,’ said the researchers in a paper just published in Personality and Individual Differences, a journal. So can you spot a wealthy tycoon simply from looking at his face? Here are six notable men to test out the theory on...
Hero bystanders take justice into their own hands AGAIN in Wild West London: Shoppers join forces to wrestle a blade from teenage knifeman who 'stabbed a man in the hand' before cops arrive
Brave shoppers rushed to stop a fight near Upton Park Station in Newham, east London yesterday. A fight erupted around 1pm between a 16-year-old and another man but members of the public stepped in to knock the knife away. In footage taken on a dash cam behind the incident a group of men can be seen trying to break the quarreling two apart. As they release the knife from the grip of one of the men a protective cover flicks off. One man can be seen clutching his hand with blood splattered on his trousers.
Historic moment football's first ever transgender referee takes to pitch for women's match after saying 'I hope the world accepts me for who I am'
These are the first pictures of the historic moment football's first ever transgender referee, Lucy Clark, 46, from Surrey takes to the pitch for a women's match (pictured left and right). She has been refereeing men's semi-professional amateur games in England for years under her former name Nick (inset). She will referee her first match as Lucy today. She regularly officiated at 100 games a year in leagues including the Combined Counties, the Isthmian and the National Under 19. But Lucy, who works as a black cab driver, has decided to live as a woman following a 30-year gender struggle which pushed her to the brink of suicide.
Horrifying picture of a malnourished child reveals desperation of 17 million people starving to death in Yemen's brutal civil war
The terrifyingly thin child can be seen lying on a bed in a hospital in the town of Abs yesterday as he was treated by doctors in the north of the country for malnutrition. Heartbreaking photos show him being weighed by medical staff with his bone structure fully visible beneath his skin as he undergoes treatment. The child is one of millions suffering from the famine, which is killing around 130 people per day, as a result of the civil war in Yemen. Leading humanitarian charities are battling to supply food to those in need, with an estimated third of the country's 29million-strong population now reliant on western agencies to survive.
Ryan Giggs finally goes public with his secret PR girl lover, 34, after whisking her away for a holiday in Italy eight months after his divorce
Football star Ryan Giggs has finally gone public with his secret lover and has whisked her away for a holiday in Italy eight months after his divorce. The former Manchester United player, 44, seemed happy and relaxed as he posed for pictures with PR executive Kate Greville (left), 34, as they explored the town of Ravello on Italy’s Amalfi coast. The couple were immediately linked after Giggs’ split from Stacey who he divorced in December (pictured together right).
British Airways stewardess is suspended over striptease video that shows her peeling off her airline uniform sniffing her tights and saying: 'I wish you could smell this'
In the clip, the unnamed stewardess (left) performs a bizarre strip tease while still in her uniform telling the camera she has just got off a flight before tearing off a pair of her tights and smelling them. British Airways managers have reportedly grounded the hostess after the video was made public. It is believed the woman may have been using the video as a means of selling her airline-issue tights - a practice which is becoming increasingly common among cabin staff. Adverts appearing on auction site eBay (right) show stewardesses selling garments for as little as £10, being careful not to disclose which airline they fly with.
Anti-Semitism training at this year's Labour conference 'could be SCRAPPED' after Jewish members accuse party leaders of trying to 'censor' sessions
The Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) has decided to not run courses at the conference in Liverpool next month after being 'censored'. In a letter sent to Labour general secretary Jennie Formby, JLM chair Ivor Caplin said: 'You may also be aware that we have withdrawn from offering to deliver the antisemitism awareness module at party conference in Liverpool after some of its content was censored. We presume this was to make the module compliant with the antisemitism code of conduct that neither JLM or the Jewish community have any confidence in.'
India flooding death toll rises to 350 with more than 800,000 people forced to leave their homes as Kerala is battered by the 'worst floods in a century'
Experts are labeling the deluge which has smashed the southern Indian state of Kerala this week as 'the worst flooding in a century' as rescuers battle to save those still cut off by the floods. Thousands of rescuers were continuing efforts to reach out to stranded people and get relief supplies to isolated areas by hundreds of boats and nearly two dozen helicopters. Weather conditions have improved considerably and the nearly 10,000 people still stranded are expected to be rescued by Monday. Authorities are also rushing to bring drinking water to the most affected areas, officials said Sunday. An estimated 800,000 people have taken shelter in some 4,000 relief camps across Kerala.
Property expert reveals the simple tricks that could add up to £100,000 to the value of your home - including buying new curtains, changing taps and RENTING furniture
EXCLUSIVE: Mortimer Whealon (centre), the London-based founder of Mortimer Estates International, explained how simple things, like adding fresh flowers (top right) and changing your window dressings (bottom left) can add value to your property. She revealed how changing the taps in your bathroom (top left) can add up to £10,000 to your property, by giving the room a 'face lift'. Meanwhile, getting a professional to hang art on the wall (bottom right) can add up to £100,000 to your property, depending on its value.
Poldark hunk Aidan Turner downs a pint of Guinness on a boozy night out with pals before tucking into a Subway in London
Notoriously toned actor Aidan Turner was most definitely having a cheat day on Saturday, as he enjoyed a night of beer and fast food with his pals in London's Soho. The Poldark star - who has a habit of leaving viewers of the BBC period drama flustered when he appears in shirtless scenes - stood outside, chatting to friends, as he enjoyed a pint of Guinness and a catch up.
Kate Grant, from Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland, beat off 40 other contestants to be crowned the winner of the Teen Ultimate Beauty Of The World pageant, which celebrates diversity. The event is open to anyone regardless of weight, height or marital status, and supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a charity that helps fulfill wishes to children with life-threatening conditions. Kate has wanted to be a model since she was 13, but she struggled to find agency work - something her mum Deirdre believes was due to her having Down's Syndrome. After taking to social media with a picture of her daughter in her prom dress, the post was shared an incredible 26,000 times and prompted an invitation from pageant director, Taylor-Rae Hamilton.
The huge wad of cash you now need to buy a few carrots for THREE MILLION Bolivars in Venezuela as the country is gripped by hyperinflation under socialist regime
The striking pictures show food supplies like a 2.4kg chicken (top right) next to an enormous pile of 14.6million bolivars ($2.20) and a stack of bank notes worth 2.6million bolivars ($0.40) next to a single roll of toilet paper (bottom right). A kilogram of carrots (top left) costs 3million bolivars ($0.46) and an average pack of spaghetti (bottom left) 2.5million ($0.38). Venezuela has been thrown into chaos by a socialist government under Nicolas Maduro which has introduced a controversial raft of fiscal policies. Unbridled hyperinflation has seen the bolivar devalued to a point where workers need wheelbarrows to carry enough cash for a weekly shop.
Childhood sweethearts, aged 84 and 79, to marry after they were miraculously reunited in chance encounter 60 years after they met
Ron Owen, 84, and Ruth Holt, 79, (pictured together this year) met in the late 1950s while working in the same office and dated for a year before going their separate ways to pursue their own careers (inset). Sixty years later they are getting married after a chance reunion at a sheltered housing complex in Lancashire. After the 'miracle' reunion in 2014, the loved-up pair moved in together and Ron proposed in front of the television in July 2018. Ron and Ruth are now preparing for a church wedding with 50 of their friends and family celebrating the reunion in September this year.
Police apologise for pepper spraying 'innocent' children who were caught up in confrontation with Stoke City football fans
Police are forced to apologise after video shows officers pepper spraying Stoke City fans.In the video, officers and fans can be seen facing off on the concourse during Stoke's away match at Preston on Saturday - with no signs of violence visible. After fans are heard chanting, officers surge suddenly, using pepper spray against the defenceless fans which included children. Police have issued an apology, promising to launch an investigation. Pictured a still from the video showing the officers pepper spraying fans.
From Russia with love: Vladimir Putin signs his best wishes on a CAR and applauds the speeches in new photos from wedding of Austria's pro-Moscow foreign minister
The Russian President, whose attendance at the event was criticized by many European politicians, was snapped dancing with the bride (right) and playing with dogs (inset) at the intimate ceremony in Graz, Austria on Sunday. Putin sat at the top table at the reception alongside bride Karin Kneissl, a politician supported by the pro-Russia Austrian Freedom Party. He was also pictured applauding as the groom made a speech and adding his signature to the bodywork of the wedding car (left) - an Austrian tradition. Kneissl, 53, who married businessman Wolfgang Meilinger, invited Putin to the ceremony when the Russian president was visiting Vienna this year, presidential advisor Yuri Ushakov said.
Live your very own fairytale! Stunning 19th century French chateau that resembles the Disney Castle goes on sale for £5million
An elegant chateau near Poitiers in western France (outside pictured inset) looks remarkably similar to Cinderella's castle. The 9,687 square foot five-bed home has a study, games room, cinema, gym, wine cellar (pictured top right) and two swimming pools. The home fit for a princess is surrounded by 72 acres of land with a tennis court, greenhouse and restored 15th century dovecote. Perfect for modern day royalty, there's also space to land a helicopter at the chateau and Poitiers airport, which can accommodate private jets, is a 15-minute drive away.
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Former model has to undergo cosmetic surgery after she was bitten on the face by a dog she was patting in a Colorado restaurant
A woman has been forced to undergo surgery after a dog she was patting at a Colorado restaurant jumped up and bit her on the face. Police initially released surveillance video of the August 7 attack in Arvada, just outside Denver, in a bid to find the dog's owner who was filmed fleeing the restaurant just moments after the attack. The incident, which took place at the Rockabillies Bar and Grill, showed the black and white husky roaming around on the outdoor patio as various people patted it.
'We saw the very worst and also the best of each other': Michael Bublé reveals how his son Noah's battle with cancer helped the singer 'fall in love again' with wife Luisana Lopilato
In late 2016, Canadian crooner Michael Bublé and his wife Luisana Lopilato were dealt a devastating blow. At just three-years-old, their son Noah was diagnosed with liver cancer, promoting the popular singer to immediately cancel all upcoming gigs to concentrate on the toddler's health battle. But while Michael has been candid in interviews about how tough that period was, he also admitted to Stellar magazine on Sunday that it brought he and his wife closer together.
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Naked tennis, a lesbian crush and lashings of scandal: The jolly tangled love life of Enid Blyton is laid bare in a book marking the 50th anniversary of the author's death
During her career, Enid Blyton produced more than 800 books over the course of 40 years. But the best-selling author's private life would have the ingredients for a most torrid pot-boiler. Over the course of two marriages, first to Major Hugh Pollock, bottom right, and Kenneth Waters, top right, Ms Blyton had a string of affairs, in dramatic contrast to the strong code of morality through her best-selling books.
Hundreds of steam engines showcasing Britain's rich industrial history are shown off to 200,000 visitors at festival's 50th anniversary celebration
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Great Dorset Steam Fair and to celebrate the occasion more than 500 full size steam engines will star in the festivities. Steam enthusiasts have already started to gather in preparation for the event (pictured right some of the engines already in Dorset) that starts on Thursday and runs throughout the August bank holiday weekend. Among the tractors seen chugging through the Dorset countryside already is a Burrell Showmans Road Locomotive (pictured left) and a William Foster Traction Engine.
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