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Three children dead after Salford house fire

A heartbroken teenager whose two younger sisters and brother died in a devastating house fire has revealed how he miraculously escaped through a window. Demi Pearson, 14, died along with her brother Brandon, eight, and sister Lacie, seven, after the fire broke out in Worsley, Salford, Greater Manchester , at 5am on Monday. Their 35-year-old mother, Michelle Pearson, is in a serious condition, heavily sedated and hospital, and has not been told of her children's deaths. Police have tonight arrested a 23-year-old old man and woman, 20, on suspicion of murder and the pair are in custody. Three-year-old Lia was also in the house and remains in a critical condition in hospital. Their older brother Kyle Pearson, 16, escaped the burning property and paid tribute to his siblings. Ms Pearson is the mother to all five children.

Pictured: The 'ISIS-inspired Bangladeshi bomber' whose pipe bomb caused terror when it exploded prematurely inside major Manhattan transport hub

The explosion happened around 7:20am, in an underground tunnel linking the Port Authority Bus Terminal to Times Square. The underground tunnel is a major thoroughfare for workers during the morning rush hour. The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah (bottom right), was found injured at the scene and rushed to Bellevue Hospital. He was wearing what appears to be a homemade pipe bomb attached to his body with Velcro and zip ties (main image).

The new policy by Westminster City Council will require restaurants that rely on apps for the bulk of their deliveries to apply for planning permission.

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New research has revealed the probing questions that people from other countries want to know the answers to most about Britain, with the data compiled using Google auto-complete.

Frederick Cunningham, 79, from Scunthorpe, stunned the shop salesman by speaking the words 'nude children' into the phone to demonstrate his web browser wasn't working.

The 24-year-old was held three minutes after he stepped over a low outer perimeter fence adjacent to Buckingham Palace and attempted to climb a wall outside the Palace estate.

Keith Chegwin dies aged 60 following lung condition

Keith Chegwin has died today aged 60 after battling a 'long-term battle with a progressive lung condition'. The star died in a hospice at around midnight last night surrounded by his wife Maria and two children Rose and Ted. 'Cheggers' became a household name presenting Swap Shop and Cheggers Plays Pop in the 1970s followed by Saturday Superstore in the 1980s. Most recently he appeared in Ricky Gervais' sitcom Life's Too Short and in Celebrity Big Brother in 2015, but had been seriously ill for around six months and required an oxygen tank to breathe. His last tweet was in September and told his fans: 'Still not right. I will be back - But not for a bit yet. I'm so sorry'. In a statement, the entertainer's family said: 'We are heartbroken to share the news that Keith Chegwin sadly passed away following a long-term battle with a progressive lung condition, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which rapidly worsened towards the end of this year'. Mr Chegwin was previously married to Tomorrow's World presenter Maggie Philbin. She said in a statement on her website: 'It is incredibly sad. Keith was a one-off - full of life, generous and with a focus on things that mattered - his family. 'I saw him two months ago at his sister Janice's wedding, where he was still attempting to be life and soul of the party despite being on portable oxygen and made sure he knew how much he meant to us all'.

The Corporation's 24-hour news channel were planning a tribute interview after TV great Chegwin's death was announced, following his battle with a progressive lung condition.

Dark under-eye circles, acne with excess facial hair, thinning eyebrows and blotchy cheeks could be indicative of a health problem, Dr Susan Taylor explains on the Megyn Kelly TODAY show.

Theresa May tells EU nationals 'I want you to stay'

Theresa May (pictured left welcoming Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov to No 10 today) has made a grand overture to urge EU nationals living in Britain not leave after Brexit by telling them directly 'I want you to stay'. The PM scrambled to try to win over Europeans who have moved  to the UK by sayings he understands their 'underlying anxiety' at their future when we quit the bloc. She said she is 'delighted' to have come back from Brussels with a pledge to guarantee the rights of EU nationals living in Britain. In an open letter (right) to EU nationals, she said she was 'proud' they had chosen to live in the UK.

SNP Westminster chief Ian Blackford (pictured) insisted the Prime Minister should tell the Commons she was committed to a soft border between the Republic and Northern Ireland.

Under the current draft, ministers would have had power to tweak any EU law being copied over with minimal scrutiny using procedures dating from the era of the Tudor king.

Despite previously warning that the talks could be the 'most complicated of all time', the Brexit Secretary said he only needed to be 'calm' rather than intelligent.

UK Weather: Black Monday sees snow turn into deadly ice

Green Flag received 13,800 calls by midday today - more than three every minute and over double their usual number for a Monday at this time of year. Green Flag also got 49,800 calls over the previous three days as snow and wintry weather swept across Britain, causing chaos on road and rail networks. Following a chaotic 'Black Monday' that saw even more snow paralyse parts of the country, Britain is bracing for its coldest night in nearly seven years as temperatures are expected to fall to -15C (5F). Much of the country has been crippled in the past days, following the first serious snowfall of winter - with more than 2,000 schools closed and at least 4,500 homes remaining without power today.

A user from the British website Mumsnet asked if she was unreasonable to insist on a refund from her daughter's nursery after it closed because of the snow - and her post divided opinion.

Onlookers filmed the youngster wearing a helmet sat on a red plastic sledge as a black Mitsubishi L200 whizzes past in the village of Ley Hill, near Chesham, Buckinghamshire.

4x4 drivers queue up to take nurses home through snow

As snow swept across Britain last night, Heart of England NHS Trust, in the West Midlands, called on 4x4 drivers to help transport their staff to work through the wintry conditions. The trust, which represents hospitals in Birmingham and Solihull, appealed on Twitter: 'Do you have a 4×4 and can volunteer to help our nurses get into our hospitals at good hope 424 7564 or heartlands 424 0483 pls give us a call. Thanks.' Sutton Coldfield-based Good Hope Hospital serves the north of Birmingham and Heartlands Hospital serve the east of the city. Birmingham Children's Hospital also issued a plea for 4x4 drivers' help, which was shared more than a million times.

Paul Compton, 67, and wife Christine, 66, were part of a group of eight including their two six year-old grandchildren, which paid £4,000 for the trip from Newcastle International Airport.

The victim, thought to be in her late 20s or early 30s, was initially hit by a HGV as the crossed Norwood Road in Tulse Hill on a pedestrian crossing, but the driver failed to stop.

Parents' fury as thousands of schools are closed over snow

In Wales (pictured today) around 500 schools are closed, 400 will not open today in Birmingham and approximately 300 are shut in both Staffordshire and Gloucestershire. Critics branded the closures 'ridiculous' and said headteachers were 'too quick' to close their doors to pupils in bad weather. Many parents have expressed their disbelief because their local schools have been closed because of snow - even though they haven't got any. Howard Webster wrote: 'I can't ever remember a time when my school was closed because of the weather: We're breeding a generation of wimps governed by a generation scared s***less by health and safety legislation'. Frank Crisp tweeted: 'Staggered to see local schools closed because of snow just seen the woman across the road who is in her 80s walking back from the paper shop and kids can't even walk to school'.

The microbe can scavenge hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide from the air to stay alive in extreme conditions, Australian researchers found.

The alien-hunting Breakthrough Listen project, led by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, will use the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia to investigate the mysterious comet.

Bobby Vedral (pictured), a banker partner at Goldman Sachs, said the Labour leader could win power within months if Theresa May's ailing government breaks under pressure.

Gary Oldman attends Darkest Hour premiere in London

His portrayal of Winston Churchill in the flick earned him a nomination in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama category at the 2018 Golden Globes earlier on Monday. So it is no wonder British great Gary Oldman beamed with pride later that evening, as he attended the premiere of Darkest Hour in London's Leicester Square.  The actor, 59, happily posed beside his glamorous co-star Kristin Scott Thomas on the red carpet - after admitting he was 'amazed and flattered' by the exciting nomination at the awards, which take place on January 7. 

The 22-year-old (shown), from Edinburgh, made her feelings known about Stephen Whittaker during Hibernian's crunch match against Scottish league leaders Celtic, which ended 2-2 on Sunday.

Love-struck British man becomes an accidental star in the Dominican Republic after flying out to meet his online girlfriend only to be rejected because 'he's too POOR' 

A Welshman who flew to the Dominican Republic to live with his internet girlfriend is now stranded in the country after she rejected him because he 'doesn't have any money'. Struggling mum-of-four Wilfa Soto Peguero claimed she agreed to get to know balding Brit Glyn Thomas Bailey in person after he offered to help her raise her children. But she claimed when she went to pick up at the Caribbean airport, he had no return ticket and no money. He became a celebrity on the island when she made a video and posted it to social media, begging someone to take Mr Bailey off her hands because she couldn't afford to feed him.

It is thought Delphine Niepceron, 27, and Cyrille Le Got, 43, have been accused of drugging their child in an attempt to stop her crying, but they said their daughter drank a glass of wine (file image).

British holidaymaker Laura Plummer, 33, has been told that her trial for smuggling painkillers into Egypt, which was due to take place on Christmas Day may be adjourned for yet another month

Happy Christmas, Harry! Newly unearthed footage shows self-proclaimed feminist Meghan Markle dressed in a VERY sexy Santa outfit on the set of Deal or No Deal

Self-described feminist Meghan Markle, 36, wore the saucy ensemble while working as  'Briefcase Babe' on the US TV show Deal or No Deal back in 2006. Working on the series saw Meghan wearing a whole host of risque outfits. Another episode sees the future royal pose in a blue satin mini dress while in another she wears a black satin catsuit. Meghan joined NBC's Deal or No Deal in 2006, in which contestants choose from sealed briefcases that contained a marker for various amounts of money.

The Queen has privately expressed concern over Scotland Yard's security shake-up for the royal family that sees armed protection officers chosen on a rota system, it has been reported.

University College London scientists gave 46 patients an experimental drug. They discovered the pill lowered their levels of toxic proteins in the brain - which is responsible for the disease.

Chinese 'rooftopper' unwittingly films his own death as he plunges from the top of a 62-storey skyscraper while doing pull-ups for video stunt 

Wu Yongning, 26, filmed himself doing pull-ups at the top of the Huayuan International Centre in Changsha, China, when he lost his grip and fell 45ft to his death on a terrace below. Uncle Feng Shengliang said Wu was planning to propose to his girlfriend two days after this video was filmed, and was going to offer her a bridal gift of £8,000. He was due to earn around £11,000 from the footage. Wu died on November 8, but the tragedy was only made public on December 8 when his family confirmed it.

The new study of 10,000 new mothers, undertaken by researchers at Sheffield and Dundee universities, may help encourage more mothers in the UK to breastfeed.

Sharon Calder, 57, from Llandaff, Cardiff, admitted nine counts of fraud and was jailed for a year by judge Stephen Hopkins QC who slammed her as a 'persistent liar' for running a six-year benefits scam.

I'm A Celebrity's Georgia Toffolo enjoys THREE dinners

Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo shared a triumphant photo of herself eating three plates of food in bed on Monday after she was crowned the winner of I'm A Celebrity in Australia. And the Made In Chelsea beauty, 23, looked content as she swapped her hammock and jungle gear for a luxury bed at five star Palazzo Versace Hotel and her silk PJs. Still sporting her crown of flowers, she ate breakfast like a king for the first time in three weeks after her grueling stint in the jungle saw her survive on a slimming diet mainly made up of beans and rice. 

Despite her win, the 23-year-old Made In Chelsea star- who was the lowest paid celebrity in the jungle reportedly earning just £13k, admitted she didn't even pay rent before her stint.

Brutal but sophisticated Scottish gang snared

NEW A major organised gang involved in drug smuggling, abduction and torture has been smashed following a vast police investigation. The group is thought to have been the 'most sophisticated' encountered by police in Scotland and today the full extent of their criminal empire was exposed. Prosecutors said they were dealings in drugs, firearms, violence and dirty money. The list of crimes included the horrific abduction and torture of a man over an unpaid cocaine debt. The nine men have been remanded in custody and face lengthy spells behind bars when sentenced next month.

Former Ukip candidate Sam Naz, 34, launched a foul-mouthed racist tirade at Tesco trolley collector Mohammed Watfa after he tried to intervene when she was attacked at a store in east London.

Holly Willoughby's Instagram picture appears to show ghost

Holly Willoughby, 36, (inset) enjoyed some quality time with her children (main) while the UK was covered in snow on Sunday, but when the This Morning presenter shared a sweet snap of her little ones in her back garden, her followers spotted something very strange lurking in the background (top right).

Princess Diana and Prince Charles got their vows wrong and the Queen broke her 1919 tiara. But newly engaged Harry and Meghan will be hoping their big day goes without a hitch.

Men around the world have taken to secret sharing website Whisper.sh to reveal the real reasons that they don't want to have children. One man says that he is terrified he will pass on his mental illness.

Putin declares victory in Syria: Russian president orders a partial pullout of forces from the country after helping dictator Assad 'defeat ISIS' and keep his hold on power

A beaming President Vladimir Putin shook the hand of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad before declaring that their military alliance had been a victory for the Syrian regime. Speaking during a visit to a Russian military airbase near Latakia, northeast Syria, Putin announced that he has ordered a pullout of 'a significant part' of Russian forces from Syria after helping Assad defeat the 'most battle-ready group of international terrorists,' apparently referring to ISIS. Putin and Assad watched a parade by Russian troops and met with air force pilots (bottom right) before a sit-down meeting (top right) during the Russian president's flying visit.

To say Trump is 'polarizing' is to massively understate the sheer enormity of hatred that exists toward the billionaire tycoon who won the White House just over a year ago.

Becky Romera was found hanged at her home in Bournemouth, Dorset by her father in July. The parents of the 15-year-old claim she did not receive the full mental health care she needed.

When the 15-year-old cancer survivor flagged down a 45-year-old man to get help after being gang-raped in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, he also raped her and then dumped her by the road.

Baffled employers share the worst CVs they've received

From boasting about their criminal past (bottom centre) to scrawling in pen across the page (top centre), these job-seekers struggled to understand even the most basic rules of putting together a CV. One childish applicant added a picture of a monkey to his resume (top left) while another features a bizarre portrait (bottom left). Some kept information to a minimum on their applications (top right). Meanwhile one callous person tried to use an employee's death to their advantage (bottom right).

The new policy by Westminster City Council will require restaurants that rely on apps for the bulk of their deliveries to apply for planning permission.

Nasa scientists will be joined by a senior Google AI engineer and an expert from the University of Texas at Austin to reveal the Kepler telescope's latest planet candidate results.

Dr Stephen Thaler, an AI and consciousness expert based in Saint Charles, Missouri, said people will one day rely on artificial intelligence to solve society's problems.

FEMAIL has picked a selection of gadgets for the whole family starting at just £16.99. From a virtual reality console to a smartphone projector there is something for everyone this Christmas

Inside Marianne Faithfull's chic Paris apartment

EXCLUSIVE: Sixties poster girl Marianne Faithfull (top right today), 70, opened the doors to her stylish apartment in Montparnasse, Paris, for a new interview. The singer's walls are adorned in striking works of art while half of her bed is covered in books (top left). Tucked away in the bathroom is a photo of her and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger (inset bottom together in 1969) and on a side table sits a hand-written note from Keith Richards (bottom left). The profile gives a remarkable insight into the former wild child's new life in her adopted home, France, where she lives alone and takes daily walks around Paris with the help of a cane.

Sergei Lavrov, speaking after a meeting between of ministers from India and China, said all three countries did not want tensions to escalate further on the KOrean Peninsula.

The North Korean dictator is steadily acquiring new machinery that can be used to churn out microbes by the tonne, according to US and Asian intelligence officials.

Lia can be disposed of discreetly, avoiding the need to hide the white stick. Said to be 99% accurate, it is made from paper not plastic and repels water for long enough to take the test.

Computer security expert Michael Myng was the first to expose the bug, which is believed to affect 475 models of laptops released by the Palo Alto firm equipped with Synaptics touchpads.

Gas explosion injures three in Leicester

Three people have been hurt after a house was blown to pieces by an early morning gas explosion that was so fierce it also damaged six neighbouring properties. An elderly man was dramatically pulled alive from the rubble (shown top and left) by rescuers, while the bedroom of a house next door was ripped away by the blast, injuring the couple living there (pictured before the blast, right). Jeanette Jasper, 79, is said to be in a serious condition in a major trauma centre in Coventry after she was crushed by a wall as she lay in her bed. Her husband John, 80, who was in the kitchen at the time of the explosion, has also been hospitalised. Pictures from the site, in the Birstall area of Leicester, reveal debris strewn across the street, windows blown out and door frames hanging off their hinges.

Sainsbury's, Morrisons and Aldi all say sparkling wine sales will peak on December 23, two days before Christmas. Sainsbury's is expected to shift nearly half a million bottles on the day alone.

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Stunning photos show native Brazilians swimming underwater

Stunning photos show indigenous Kamaiurá people diving underwater and swimming beneath a waterfall in the Amazonian basin in a remote part of Brazil. The Kamaiurá, whose name means 'a raised platform to keep meat, pots and pans', were first contacted by the outside world in 1884. Its population was ravaged by disease in the 1950s but the region was declared a national park by the Brazilian authorities in 1961 to prevent the spread of deadly epidemics.

Michaela Murch, 18, and an accomplice who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been convicted of sexually assaulting the vulnerable victim at a children's hospital in Bristol.

Mount Hope in the British Antarctic Territory has now overtaken the UK's previous record holder Mount Jackson. It is located near the Beardmore Glacier, Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.

John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, also suggested Cabinet meetings could be held in different towns and cities across the country to make Parliament less London-centric.

Pacific island Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai could survive

Nearly three years ago, an island sprung into existence in the South Pacific Kingdom of Tonga, nestling between two older islands in the archipelago. The new island formed after the eruption of a submarine volcano in the region, which flung ash 30,000 feet into the sky, before it eventually settled in January 2015. While scientists first estimated that the island with a 400-foot (120-meter) summit would last just a few months, new calculations suggest it could remain in its new place for as much as 30 years.

The child, from Manchester, was removed from its parents over fears for the youngster's health and was just one of 32,810 children taken into care in 2016/17.

The revelation comes little more than a week after the death of a Canadian vaginal mesh campaigner, Christina Brjacic, who reportedly died from sepsis triggered by her implant.

Children are also three times as likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis in later life if their mother had the agonising condition, claim researchers at Odense University Hospital in Denmark

In past years, Christmas was declared 'cancelled' in Harrogate after it failed to raise enough money to put up any lights like other UK towns - but the North Yorkshire community has reversed its fortunes.

Search and recovery teams scoured 9,000 tonnes of rubbish in the hope of finding traces of the missing man. But no evidence of Corrie has been found and the hunt has been officially ended.

Tumblr dedicated to ugly babies in Renaissance paintings

Tumblr account, Ugly Renaissance Babies, has officially gone viral for being hilarious. The account is dedicated to posting zoomed in photos of ugly babies in Renaissance paintings with perfect corresponding captions. People cannot stop laughing about the site, and one Twitter user even said, 'Best thing on the web right now.'

Decorator Jamie Clark's fingers were chopped off while he was in custody when a police station door slammed shut, leading to calls for the South Wales force to fit finger guards.

Chantelle Madonia (pictured) suffered from atrial septal defect, also known as a hole in the heart. The 23-year-old, of Cardiff, was five months into a year abroad and died in Sydney.

Matthew Atkins, from Waltham Cross in Hertfordshire, left graffiti on the white walls of his bedroom and accused his mother of dreaming it up before blaming it on a Christmas elf.

Puns that are guaranteed to leave you scratching your head

This fiendishly hard word puzzle contains 15 images that represent words or phrases, and some are so difficult they're bound to leave you scratching your head. From a metal bed frame festooned with flowers (top left), to a piece of furniture carved out of a vegetable (top centre), you may just be kicking yourself when you find out the answers to these play on words.

Former Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton and TV presenter Ben Fogle have announced they will attempt to climb Mount Everest next year to raise money for the Red Cross.

Online shopping goliath Wish.com has sparked outrage on social media after it used images of slender models stretching plus-sized tights over their whole bodies to advertise larger-sized hosiery.

The Lingguan Tower in China, billed as 'Asia's tallest wooden pagoda', was completely destroyed after flames ripped through it yesterday afternoon. Two adjacent halls were also reduced to rubble.

Jake Cohen, 32, had suffered burning chest pains for years. Doctors at Columbia University Medical Center found a tumor the size of a tennis ball in the New Yorker's heart.

Disturbing moment a woman threatens to kill everyone on her flight after she was caught smoking on the plane 

In shocking scenes, the woman - wearing sunglasses and a straw hat - roars in the face of airline staff. She yells: 'I will kill everybody on this f****** plane! I will kill everybody on this f****** plane! I will!' There were 141 people aboard the aircraft. The terrifying video was captured by another passenger on the Portland to Sacramento Southwest Airlines flight. According to KOIN6 , the woman had been caught smoking a cigarette and tampering with the smoke detector in the aircraft's bathroom.

The presentation was given by Ruslan Salakhutdinov during the Neural Information Processing Systems conference, being held in Long Beach, California.

Archaeologists from the University of Edinburgh used tools normally employed to analyse the impact of gun shots to inflict damage to a synthetic human skull.

Manuel Hegel from Cologne, Germany was shocked to come across figures dressed as WW2 soldiers complete with banned Nazi symbols on their uniforms and helmets on Amazon.

The unnamed girl, from United Arab Emirates, was born without any bones in her thumb, doctors at Tawam Hospital in Al Ain revealed in a public statement.

Glenn Donovan, 34, and Stephen Richards, 43, were racing at 79mph through a 40mph zone in Gants Hill, east London when Richards struck 78-year-old grandfather Mohammed Muqtadir.

Cardiff woman left in coma after stopping taking insulin

Georgia Thomson, 27, from Cardiff, who has type 1 diabetes, started misusing her insulin because she was worried the 'pure fat' injections were leading her to put on weight. During her battle with the eating disorder (left and inset), known as diabulimia, Georgia constantly felt sick and on one occasion ended up in a coma due to complications. She has since turned her life around and now keeps fit and healthy through yoga and weightlifting (pictured centre and right today).

Chandler Self won the women's division of the BMW Dallas marathon with a time of 2:53:58 - but not without the help of 17-year-old Ariana Luterman, who helped her cross the finish line.

WhatsApp is testing a feature called 'Reply privately' where users can send direct message to chat members without leaving the group. It is unclear when it will be rolled out globally.

Calum Foskett, 27, Jed Gibbs, 27 and Joe Oliver, 29, all from Bedfordshire, crossed the Amazon twice on a boat and raced on motorbikes during the bar crawl in Peru, Brazil and Colombia.

Scotland Yard detectives are investigating claims four girls aged between 13 and 15 were raped after being picked up by the grooming ring around the fast food outlet in Stratford, east London.

Ryan of Ryan Toysreview earns $11 million in a year

US-based YouTuber Ryan, whose last name and location haven't been made public to protect his privacy, has come in eight position in Forbes' ranking of this year's 10 highest-paid YouTubers across the world. The little boy has gained a whopping 10 million subscribers on his channel, Ryan ToysReview, since he got his start on the platform two years ago. With $11 million to his name, Ryan surpassed his fellow YouTube sensation Lilly Singh, who follows him closely with $10.5 million worth of revenue. Ryan also tied with the comedy channel Smosh, originally started by Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox, who stopped their partnership in June this year.

The six-year-old girl was abducted on Saturday and her body found on Sunday, with mass protests in Hisar, Haryana state in response to the horrific rape and abuse she suffered.

Saudi women attend a rare cinema screening at a film festival in Riyadh in October 2017. Saudi Arabia on Monday announced a lifting of the kingdom's decades-long ban on cinemas

Saudi Arabia announced that cinemas will be allowed to operate from early 2018 and that licences will be handed out immediately as part of the country's cultural reform agenda.

Tanzania's president John Magufuli sparked anger among children's rights activists after announcing the decision in his independence day speech on Saturday.

Tulsi Adivasi, 18, from India, began suffering with a leg infection at 11 years old. He says he is depressed because he is dependent on his widowed mother, who earns just £12 a month.

This is the moment a town manages to pull together and rescue an elephant stuck in the mud using a JCB. The elephant was trapped in the town of Kerala, India.

The work and pensions select committee said 'urgent action' must be taken to stop the elderly and vulnerable handing over millions of pounds with little chance of getting it back.

Hilarious pictures capture the worst flatmate behaviour

People from around the world took to Reddit to share photos of the very worst roommate behaviour, including unwanted pranks (top right), passive aggressive notes (bottom left) and a kitchen sink left piled high with dirty dishes (bottom right). One disappointed diner shared a photo of a partially-eaten pizza (top centre) while another flatmate was disgusted to find a box filled with urine on their fridge shelf (top left).

Laura Pascoe, 26, from Bridgend was attempting a squat move with one leg up on a podium bar, she broke two bones in her shin three weeks before she was due to walk down the aisle.

The calculator is designed to help bring down accidents caused by drinkers attempting to drive to work after a night out. It tots up how long it takes to be back on the right side of the legal limit.

A total of 24 women were arrested by Public Order Police at a party on Wednesday evening in El Mamoura, south of Khartoum.

A good, hard workout several times a week can slow down the progression of Parkinson's disease for at least six months, according to a new study from Northwestern University.

The Forties Pipeline will be closed for two weeks after a hairline crack was discovered last week during a routine inspection south of Aberdeen.

Don't try this at home! Strictly fans attempt to re-create Joe McFadden and Katya Jones' gravity-defying lift - with DISASTROUS results

It was the lift of the series, a show-stopping display of strength and balance that laughed in the face of gravity. However, Joe McFadden and his partner Katya Jones' move didn't quite come off for the fans that tried it at home. (Pictured left and inset: Strictly fans attempt to master the daring move pulled off by Joe and Katya (Right) on Strictly during Saturday night's semi-final)

Tens of thousands of homeowners have become accidental landlords in the last year, as homes in the notoriously expensive South East and London struggle to sell.

Authorities said 26 infants in France have become sick since early December. The recall covers products marketed under Milumel, Picot and Celi brands and affects customers from countries around the world.

River Island had today introduced a line of 'urban inspired' pieces intended to be worn by either girls or boys. Aimed at ages 5-12 The retailer says that the unisex collection is designed for 'kids who just want to be kids'.

The trial, beginning today on the Tokyo subway in Japan, will link pregnant women with 'supporters' who have downloaded the app and alert them when a seat is wanted.

Tom Watson urged Britons to 'embrace an android' and insist that if the Government invests properly in automation then it could produce as many jobs as it destroys.

Chemical engineer Dave Atkinson from Nottingham says the contraption he invented could help give people vital extra moments in a catastrophic fire, such as at Grenfall Tower in June.

Australian mum left red-faced after family snap with Santa

An Australian mother-of-two has been left red-faced after spotting a very embarrassing mistake in her children's Santa photo. Tammie Hopley, 29, paid $35 for a selection of meet and greet photos of her children Ryder, two and Ledger, 10 months. But it wasn't until the next day when she realised the photos she had purchased weren't quite as innocent as they appeared. So can you spot the mistake?

The finding also goes some way to explain why heated rows often erupt on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook, according to researchers at University of California, Berkeley (stock image).

Charlotte Knight, 19, from Redcar, North Yorkshire, snapped up what she believed was an eyebrow gel by Korean cosmetics company Etude House for £3.95 on eBay.

Dutch model Ivana Smit, 18, was found dead on a sixth floor balcony of the Persiaran Capsquare block in Kuala Lumpur's Jalan Dang Wangi district and was not wearing any clothes.

Some 391 Russian football thugs were banned from attending matches following incidents before or after games in their country - but will now be free to attend the World Cup.

The Hollywood mogul is being investigated for raping the star on two occasions in 2010. However, sources have now told TMZ that a prosecution is 'highly unlikely'.

Claudia Connell predicts the new food trends expected to be popular next year based on supermarket research. From coloured bread, high protein ice-cream to juicy veggie burgers.

Maduro announced that leading opposition parties will be barred from the 2018 presidential vote after they boycotted mayoral polls, in a move set to further consolidate his grip on power.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (pictured) swept mayoral races in most of the state capitals and major cities in elections boycotted by several opposition parties.

History of Britain's model villages is remembered

In the early 1970s intricate model villages were a staple of many seaside towns up and down the country, with more than 60 attracting tourists from around the world. The decline of the domestic holiday resorts led to a vast number of them to close down in the 1980s and 90s since they were no longer profitable. The origins of the model village can be traced back to 7th century Japan when the Empress Suiko had a garden built with an artificial mountain depicting Mount Sumeru, the centre of the world in Hindu and Buddhist legends. The first recorded model village in Britain was in Hampstead, north London, at the private home of Charles Paget Wade. Keeping the tradition alive in Britain today is the iconic Bekonscot in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, Babbacombe Model Village in Torquay and Legoland in Windsor.

Behold the Sumo Tube, which is a sort of inflatable shirt made by U.S firm Sportsstuff that swimmers can wear for all manner of sea-going fun, including being pulled along by a speedboat.

Footage shows amputee Jay Fein hopping into position at a competition in Austin, Texas. After taking a few deep breaths, he stoops down and lifts the 275lb barbell clean off the ground.

The girls were set on fire during birthday celebrations in Tehran, Iran. As snow foam was sprayed at the birthday girl, a row of flickering candles ignited the hazardous froth.

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Collectors assemble largest known map of the early world

The remarkable map is said to be the largest map of the early world, and was created in 1587 by Urbano Monte. Experts at the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford Libraries, where the original is now bring housed, have digitally joined its 60 separate pieces, revealing stunning illustrations of the continents, oceans, kings (top right, King Philip II of Spain is shown), and even mythical creatures. It also includes geographical misconceptions from the time, such as the bizarre shape of Japan (bottom right).

 

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Imgur reveals the world's ultimate snowmen

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