White House press secretary Jen Psaki said she was 'not going to get into' the bombshell July 23 phone call between President Biden and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, where he implored the Afghan leader to 'change the perception' of the war with the Taliban. Psaki refused to comment as Republicans tore into the call where Biden told Ghani to try and show the world they were beating the Taliban 'whether it is true or not.' 'I'm not going to get into private diplomatic conversations or leaked transcripts of phone calls,' the press secretary told reporters Wednesday. 'The content of the reporting is consistent with what we have said many times publicly,' she added.
Even Biden's own staff are disgusted he left Americans behind: Anonymous White House officials say they are 'horrified' citizens are still on the ground and we 'failed a no-fail mission'
Some within Joe Biden's administration 'horrified' with the Afghanistan withdrawal and do not view the mission as a success as the president does, according to a Tuesday report. 'I am absolutely appalled and literally horrified we left Americans there,' one administration official told Politico. 'It was a hostage rescue of thousands of Americans in the guise of a NEO, and we have failed that no-fail mission.' An NEO is a noncombatant evacuation operation.
Student is shot dead by classmate at North Carolina school: Brave parents CHASED shooter as he fled before police apprehended him 'without incident'
A student was shot dead inside Mount Tabor High School (inset) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina by a classmate Wednesday afternoon. He was identified as William Chavis Reynard Miller Jr. The gunman is still on the loose, as several law enforcement agencies (left and bottom right) continue their multi-agency manhunt. Law enforcement, local leaders and school officials were visibly shaken during the 430pm press briefing. 'I haven't cried in awhile, but I haven't stopped crying since I left the hospital,' Forsyth County Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough Jr. said. 'While I'm sad, I'm sure mad as hell.' This is the second school shooting in North Carolina this week in only the second week of classes.
Remote New Mexico camp where Ted Cruz claimed Afghan refugees were 'getting Ubers' into town remains shrouded in secrecy and under heavy security - as officials say all 2,160 evacuees have been detained while their visas are processed
The Fort Bliss military base is caring for Afghan refugees in a purpose-built housing area at the Dona Ana Range Complex (pictureD) just across the border in New Mexico. The heavily-guarded facility has been closed to the outside world since the first of the 2,160 Afghans currently at the camp arrived - with a heavy security presence made up of 1,000 soldiers and military cops patrolling the roads surrounding it. When DailyMail.com attempted to visit, military police stopped us getting within a mile of the property and told us not to take photos from a distance. The camp was thrust into the spotlight this week following Senator Ted Cruz's (top inset) visit. He claimed afterwards that refugees were getting Uber rides into downtown El Paso, 30 miles away.
Ole Miss student, 23, is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of girlfriend Ally Kostial, 21, 'who told him she was pregnant with his baby' that he thought would ruin his life
Brandon Theesfeld, (left on August 22), admitted to killing Alexandria 'Ally' Kostial, insert, in July 2019, as part of a plea agreement to avoid a possible death sentence. The two had been a couple since at least 2016, (right), before he shot her eight times when he believed she was pregnant with his child. Theesfeld had told the family, 'Sorry for the pain I caused you. I wish I could take it back if I could take it back. I hope you can find it in your hearts to forgive me.'
Republican Senator Bill Hagerty demands action to 'recapture, destroy or immobilize' U.S. military hardware in the hands of the Taliban as he flies to Europe to reassure allies they can still trust the US after Washington's Afghan withdrawal
The Biden administration must develop a plan for destroying or immobilizing the billions of dollars of military hardware left in Afghanistan before it can be used by the Taliban or allied terrorist groups, said Sen. Bill Hagerty of Tennessee on Wednesday. He spoke to DailyMail.com before flying to the United Kingdom and Europe where he said he hoped to convince allies they can still count on Washington for global leadership despite President Biden's withdrawal. But on the day the Taliban paraded its military hardware through the streets of Kandahar, he said the most pressing issue was what to do about U.S. weaponry left behind.
14-YEAR-OLD boy is arrested in terrifying spate of Washington robberies by kidnap gang that abducted victims at gunpoint and ordered them to hand over ATM cards
The young teen, who police only described as a juvenile male from Southeast DC, was apprehended on Tuesday and charged with five counts of kidnapping while armed (with a gun) and one count of armed robbery. The Metropolitan Police Department says that the teen participated in the abductions and robberies on the 500 block of 13th Street NE, 1300 block of Corcoran Street NW, 1200 block of 10th Street NW, 5200 block of 14th Street NW, another at the intersection of 14th Street and Allison Street NW, and a sixth in the 700 block of Kenyon Avenue. In all six incidents, the victims were held at gunpoint and ordered into a nearby vehicle or simply robbed at gunpoint, with the suspects forcefully obtaining the victims' bank account information before being left at a secondary location. Police say the suspects later withdrew funds from the victims' bank accounts. Meanwhile, Washington DC cops are now hunting for the remaining gang of kidnappers, who they say abducted five people in just four days between August 24 and 28.
RHOA alum NeNe Leakes' husband Gregg dies at 66 after battling colon cancer: Family ask for prayers of 'peace and strength'
A spokesperson confirmed the news on Wednesday, saying: 'Today the Leakes family is in deep pain with a broken heart.' 'After a long battle with cancer, Gregg Leakes has passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by all of his children, very close loved ones and 53-year-old wife NeNe Leakes.' That statement, shared by E!, continued: 'We ask that you pray for peace and strength over their family & allow them to mourn in private during this very, very difficult time.' The reality star's husband was first diagnosed with colon cancer in 2018. In June, Nene revealed that Gregg's cancer had returned after he had been in remission since 2019. Real estate investor Gregg had returned home last month, following a six-week stint undergoing treatment at a medical facility. At the time, NeNe pulled out of a planned appearance hosting The Talk in order to welcome her husband home after he was discharged.
Joe Rogan tests positive for COVID: $100million Spotify podcast star claims he recovered in three days after taking 'all kinds of meds' including horse dewormer ivermectin
Joe Rogan, the popular podcaster and comedian who has made controversial comments criticizing vaccines and coronavirus lockdown measures, has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Rogan revealed that he was able to recover within three days thanks to several treatments, including the much-talked about anti-parasite drug ivermectin, which is used to treat infections in horses and cows. Local and federal agencies have discouraged the public from taking ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19 after poison-control centers received calls about some ingesting it and becoming ill, including two people who were hospitalized. Rogan has drawn the ire of liberals for his criticism of mask mandates and vaccine passports. In April, he encouraged those who were young and healthy not to take the COVID-19 vaccine, though he later denied that he was an 'anti-vaxxer.' Rogan on Wednesday offered a 'wonderful, heartfelt thank you to modern medicine for pulling me out of this so quickly and easily.' Rogan made the announcement to more than 13 million followers on Instagram on Wednesday.
RHOC alum and anti-vaxxer Vicki Gunvalson tests positive for COVID but says she's just battling an 'unknown cold' - as she admits it 'broke her heart' to learn her son got vaccinated
Real Housewives of Orange County alum and vaccine skeptic Vicki Gunvalson has contracted Covid-19, a source close to her told DailyMail.com - but the reality star says it's just an 'unknown cold.' Gunvalson refused to confirm whether she had tested positive for the virus, adding that she has not been vaccinated due to a 'health exemption'. 'You're not writing a story about an unknown cold I have,' the Real Housewives star said with a croaky voice when reached by phone by DailyMail.com. It comes weeks after Gunvalson's son Mike Wolfsmith (inset/right) revealed in an August 10 Instagram post that he got vaccinated - much to her chagrin. She told DailyMail.com: 'It did [break my heart he got the vaccine], because of all the people that are getting sick. It did break my heart.'
Lots to discuss! Hillary and Huma prove they're still joined at the hip during Hamptons coffee date - days before premiere of FX series about Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky and ahead of Abedin's tell-all memoir about Anthony Weiner
Former Secretary of State Clinton, 73, and her longtime aide Abedin, 45, were pictured enjoying coffee and pastries together at Carissa's The Bakery in East Hampton on Sunday. The duo were joined by several other companions, who dined with them at an outdoor table - with one saying goodbye to Clinton with a socially-distanced elbow bump, although none of the party wore masks. Clinton and Abedin have not been seen together in public since March last year, however they are known to have maintained a close relationship since the former's failed presidential campaign in 2016. Abedin is due to release a memoir, entitled Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds, in November. The political aide, who shares a son with Weiner, promises to give 'a candid and moving reckoning' of her marriage to the disgraced Congressman, although it is not known whether it will cover his sexting scandal. Abedin's marriage, and her relationship with the Clintons, led to her being caught up in the FBI investigation into Clinton's private sever email saga. Emails between Clinton and Abedin, sent using a hillaryclinton.com address, were found on Weiner's computer during the FBI probe into the former congressman's sexting.
Dawn of a 20-year disaster: It was the atrocity that triggered a chain of events that led to this week's US humiliation in Kabul. Exactly two decades on, the story of 9/11 will shock you anew in this gut-wrenching account of horror from a clear blue sky
More than eight years before the terrible events of 9/11 (right), in February 1993, a 1,500lb bomb exploded underneath New York's Twin Towers. It had been planted by Al Qaeda. Six people were killed and more than 1,000 injured, but the World Trade Centre did not fall. Al Qaeda concluded that only a more ingenious attack would bring down the iconic towers. In 1996, from his base in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, Al Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden (left) and his right-hand man, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, began planning 'the Planes Operation'. Four teams, each with a pilot and a group of 'muscle men', would hijack airliners and fly them into the Twin Towers and other symbolically significant American targets. Pictured: President Bush is informed about 9/11 while at a school in Florida (inset top) and Taliban fighters on top of a Humvee parade along a road in Kandahar on September 1, 2021, after the US pulled its troops out of Afghanistan (inset bottom).
Hispanic Costco customer who 'weaponized' a viral video accusing white family she didn't know of sexually abusing adopted black daughter is arrested for providing false information to police
A Hispanic woman who sparked outrage on social media after posting a video accusing a white family of sexually assaulting and abusing their black, adopted child has been arrested for filing a false police report. Angelica Marie Mendez, 23, of Desert Hot Springs, was arrested on Saturday and her video has been deemed a hoax by officials in two states investigating the matter before the accusations were proven false.
Three white Colorado cops and two paramedics are charged with manslaughter after death of black man who was put in chokehold and injected with KETAMINE when arrested while out buying tea
Three cops and two paramedics have been indicted for manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide over the death of Elijah McClain (top right and left), a 23 year-old black man who died after being arrested. Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced charges Wednesday against (inset left to right) former cop Jason Rosenblatt and Aurora Police Officers Randy Roedema and Nathan Woodyard. He filed the same charges against paramedics Jeremy Cooper and Lt. Peter Cichuniec on a 32 count indictment, which also includes some additional charges.
Illinois woman, 24, is arrested trying to enter Hawaii with fake COVID vaccination card that read MADERNA instead of Moderna
Chloe Mrozak, 24, (left) was arrested after Hawaii officials flagged her COVID vaccine card (top right) when she arrived in Oahu last Monday on a Southwest flight. Officials noted that Mrozak's vaccination card misspelled 'Moderna' as 'Maderna', court documents allege. Mrozak, of Oak Lawn in Illinois, also listed Delaware as the place where she got her vaccination and claimed it was administered by 'cpl wolf' and 'ssgt montey'. Authorities caught up with Mrozak at the Southwest Airlines departure desk at Daniel K. Inouye international Airport and she was arrested on suspicion of falsified vaccination documents.
In-flight meal! Moment alligator grabs a drone out of the air and bites through the battery leaving smoke billowing from its mouth
A travel blogger has captured the moment that an alligator took down her drone in midair in the Florida Everglades. Dev H Langer posted the footage to TikTok, where it have been viewed more than four million times. The video shows the drone flying over the water as its operator tries to get a close up view of the alligator. The beast, who the group refers to as George, is seen warily watching the drone as it hovers a foot above its head. Suddenly the reptile's head snaps up and the alligator springs out of the water and snaps down on the flying drone.
PIERS MORGAN: My vindication is a resounding victory for freedom of speech and a defeat for Princess Pinocchios who think we should all be compelled to believe every fork-tongued word they say - now, do I get my job back?
PIERS MORGAN: Winston Churchill once said that everyone was in favour of free speech, but for some people, 'if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage'. He could have been talking about Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, two people who think they have both the right to drop endless incendiary unsubstantiated bombshells about their family AND the right to censor and silence anyone who dares to disbelieve or challenge them. Back in March, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent two hours spray-gunning the Royals to Oprah Winfrey in an explosive interview on prime-time US television. They claimed a member of the Royal Family had been racist about their son Archie, and that their little boy had been banned from being a Prince because of his skin colour.
'That car is me.' Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider reveals he will restore his beloved General Lee replica after it was smashed by falling trees during Hurricane Ida
Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider reveals he will restore his General Lee replica after it was smashed by falling trees during Hurricane Ida his beloved replica of the show's iconic car despite it being crushed by falling trees during Hurricane Ida. Standing in front of the site where General Lee was smashed over the weekend, the actor told DailyMail.com: 'I can bang out a few dents.' 'That car is me,' he added. 'I am going to straighten it out a little bit and leave it that way. Because I believe that people who have no scars shouldn't be trusted.'
Bizarre moment a COW has to be rescued from a tree in Louisiana after getting caught in Hurricane Ida floodwaters
The footage was shot near Florissant on Tuesday morning, days after Ida made landfall as a Category 4 storm, pummeling Louisiana with heavy winds of 150 mph and torrential downpours that led to devastating floods. The animal can be seen wriggling feebly above waist-high floodwaters as two workers carefully use a chainsaw to trim branches off the tree. Ultimately, according to CNN , the cow was saved and is back on its feet. The cow appears surprisingly calm, perhaps exhausted from the ordeal, as they work to set it free.
Miami's newest luxe vacation rental is $1,600-a-night FLOATING mansion docked in the Atlantic Ocean, with hurricane-proof rooms, rooftop hot tub and room service delivered by motorboat
Arkup40's 'livable yachts', which can be rented for up to $1,600 a night, will be available for rent from 2022 by luxury rentals Sextant Stays who are planning to buy ten of the ground breaking modular homes. They feature all the necessities for a glamorous vacation; hot tubs, 360-degree ocean views and even room service delivered by motorboat. The modular floating homes can be docked at a marina and have the ability to be driven up to 2,500 nautical miles into the ocean. The entire houseboat, which will likely boast two bedrooms and two bathrooms, is set to have floor-to-ceiling, hurricane-proof windows for a luxe castaway experience.
Leggy Adele showcases her incredibly svelte frame in a tiny checked kilt, skin-tight polo neck and sexy knee-high boots for ANOTHER date night with new love Rich Paul in LA
Adele put on a jaw-dropping display as she departed yet another date night with her new boyfriend Rich Paul at Opium in Los Angeles on Monday. The Hello hitmaker, 33, was sure to show off the results of her staggering 7st weight loss for the night on the town as she slipped into a thigh-skimming kilt, a skin-tight black polo neck, opaque tights and knee-high boots. Things are clearly going from strength-to-strength for Adele and the sports agent, 39, who have been spotted on a string of dates, with the latest night out seeing the Brit showing off all her assets in the sensational ensemble.
Hampton Inn refuses to punish black cleaner for calling co-workers 'white b*****s and white trash' - but then FIRES white woman for complaining!
Rhonda Kendrick, (left), was fired from a North Carolina Hampton Inn after her employers refused to punish a black employee who allegedly hurled racial slurs at her, her co-worker Jennifer Snipes, right, and other white employees for more than a year, a lawsuit claims. The lawsuit, filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of at least three white employees, said the black co-worker repeatedly called Kendrick and the other plaintiffs 'white trash,' 'white ho,' and 'white bitches' from April 2017 to October 2018.
Venice Film Festival 2021: Penelope Cruz wows in a dramatic monochrome gown as she joins glamorous Adriana Lima and Georgina Rodriguez at the opening night premiere for her film Parallel Mothers
Penelope Cruz, Adriana Lima and Georgina Rodriguez led the way at the opening night of Venice Film Festival as they attended the premiere for Cruz's Parallel Mothers on Wednesday evening. The actress, 47, who stars in the Spanish drama as Janis, looked incredible in a dramatic monochrome gown, which featured puff detailing across the straps and flowing cut-out while panelling. Penelope wore her brunette tresses up in a chic chignon and added to her striking features with a heavy pallet of make-up, including a dark smokey eye and a bold purple lip.
The former wife of Donald Trump was pictured strolling around the Upper East Side with a companion, whose arm she held on to. Ivana sported a funky animal-print shirt and black pants, pairing the outfit with some simple black pumps and a $4,500 Dior handbag. She accessorized with chunky black earrings and sported her signature black eyeliner, as well as her go-to beehive hairstyle. The former model's companion was carrying a shopping back from luxury shoe brand Roger Vivier, suggesting Ivana had indulged in some shopping. Ivana has been keeping a relatively low profile this summer and this outing is the first time she's been seen since last month, when she enjoyed dinner in the city.
America-bound Japanese emperor's niece will turn down $1.3million payout when she marries in unprecedented break from country's tradition due to controversy surrounding her US law student fiancé
Princess Mako of Japan, 29, will give up her royal title to marry her commoner fiancé, Kei Komuro, 29, (pictured together, left) in a low-key wedding ceremony that is expected to be held by the end of the year. However, Mako will turn down a ¥150 million ($1,300,000) handout from the Japanese government, which is traditionally paid to princesses who lose their imperial status when they marry. The decision to forego the payment is likely due to the financial controversy around her fiancé's mother that arose shortly after the couple announced their engagement in 2017, forcing them to postpone their wedding. After her wedding, Mako will move to the United States where Mr Komoru (inset) is waiting for the results of his US law exams, and where he intends to take up a job offer with a New York law firm. Pictured right: Princess Mako wears traditional dress for her uncle Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony in 2019.
It's the trend celebs love... and it promises to cover up bingo wings at the beach: Hurrah! Swimmers with sleeves
Nicole Kidman donned a white long-sleeved swimsuit in her new TV drama Nine Perfect Strangers. The long-sleeved swimsuit trend has also been spotted on other celebrities (pictured) including, model Elle Macpherson, 57 and designer India Hicks, 53. Melissa Odabash, who has been a swimwear designer for more than 20 years, explains that the trend flatters your curves and elongates your arms, while hiding perceived personal flaws. She is set to include a new long-sleeved swimsuit in her Sports Luxe collection next year.
High church! Stunning picture captures Italian parish built on side of mountain 2,500ft up... that almost looks like it's suspended in mid-air
Just heavenly. This amazing Italian church sits 2,539ft above sea level and is built into the side of a cliff. And as these pictures show, it almost looks like it is suspended in mid-air - the Avatar of chapels. Called the Santuario Madonna della Corona (or Sanctuary of the Lady of the Crown), it is built on a thin shelf of rock on Mount Baldo above the valley of the River Adige, close to Lake Garda.
Tatt's amazing! People reveal their incredible tattoo cover ups - including an alien transformed into an adorable cat and a cross turned into a tree
For some ink lovers, their tattoos are unfortunately a reminder of a not-so wise decision. But thankfully, plenty of tattoo artists from around the world are skilled enough to undo their customers' mistakes with a tasteful cover-up. In a new online gallery complied by Bored Panda, social media users showcased some of the most stunning examples - including (left to right) an alien transforming into a cat and a cross 'growing' into a tree. Another cover-up sees a dedication to a 'Mary' being turned into a playful acknowledgement of Marge Simpson from the American animated sitcom The Simpsons.
Teenage boy wears tiny crop top and shorts to Illinois high school to prove dress code is 'sexist' - and gets off scot-free, while his female friend is punished for showing a sliver of skin
Drew Jarding, 17, says his Illinois high school's dress code is sexist and 'breaks down these girls' confidence and sends the wrong message'. He recently wore low-slung shorts and a crop top to school, while his female friend Kenzie Crimmins, 17, wore a top that showed a sliver of stomach. Drew wasn't bothered by teachers all day, but Kenzie was written up for being in violation of the dress code. His TikTok about the experiment has gone viral, and he says his classmates are very supportive - and even some teachers have told him he's doing a 'great job.' He told DailyMail.com that the administration hasn't made changes, and other teens should act against their school dress codes.
May the force be with you! Hubble Telescope takes photo of jet of blue gas in Orion constellation that looks like a LIGHTSABER
The Hubble Space Telescope snapped a picture of a Herbig-Haro object that looks like a lightsaber from Star Wars, located in the Orion constellation. HH111 is a 'relatively rare celestial phenomenon,' an object that occurs when stars are newly formed and they throw off jets of rapidly moving ionized gas.' The picture was taken by Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3, which can view in visible and infrared light.
He's outta there! Frustrated toddler wearing a diaper and ONE shoe packs a backpack and tries to run away - all because his godmother turned his favorite show CoComelon off
Tionna Clark briefly turned off an animated CoComelon video so she could make a phone call. Her godson, Prince Christopher 'got mad and told me, "bye bye,"' she said. He then packed a large backpack with milk, a diaper, and a toy before trying to leave through the front door. Tionna filmed the moment and shared it on TikTok, where it has been viewed 7.8 million times.
And now for the weather fur-cast! Adorable moment dog named storm interrupts Toronto meteorologist live on air
A pooch aptly named Storm crashed the weather forecast of Toronto channel Global News as his owner, chief meteorologist Anthony Farnell was live on air. The presenter tried in vain to shoo his dog away, but the furry gatecrasher twirled and enthusiastically jumped while Anthony did his best to remain professional and talked viewers through his graphics. The hilarious moment was shared by Global News on Youtube and made its way to Twitter , where it was watched more than two million times as viewers fell in love with Storm's antics
Why you need to eat 30 plants in a week: Dietitian reveals eight simple tricks to make sure you're hitting your nutrition goals - and what a serving of veg REALLY looks like
A dietitian has shared how you can make sure you get 30 different servings of plants in a week (right), after it was revealed this is the number you should be aiming for, rather than five each day. Chloe McLeod (left), from Sydney, explained that while 30 servings might sound like a 'really big number', it's worth remembering that fruit and vegetables aren't your only sources of 'plants'. You can also count things like wholegrain foods, nuts, seeds, legumes and even extra Virgin olive oil.
Buffalo soldiers! Moment herd charges in to rescue bull from a pride of lions and hurls one big cat in the air on their horns
Safari tour guide Jonty Bozas, 35, who filmed the dramatic encounter said the lions spent four hours stalking the buffalo at the MalaMala Game Reserve in South Africa before being forced to retreat. He said the lions failed both times they tried to take a buffalo after the other members of the herd fought back.
Shoppers double take after spotting a cheeky detail in a woman's innocent makeup table snap - so can YOU see what it is?
Amused shoppers have spotted a cheeky detail in a woman's artwork after she shared a seemingly innocent picture of her new makeup table. The woman, from Northern Territory, was showing off her new bargain buys from Kmart after she put together her makeup table for less than $150. But upon closer inspection, many realised the painting leaning against the wall was a print of her actual bottom, along with her leg, a foot and two hands.
Health worker kicks off his shoes and gives an impromptu ballet performance in Utah hospital lobby in 'moment of pure joy'
Teva Martinson, who is a phlebotomist at the University of Utah Hospital, removed his shoes and began gracefully dancing across the entrance foyer on Tuesday. Footage of the dance went viral and impressed viewers praised Martinson's skill as he danced to a piano accompaniment. A hospital spokeswoman, Kathy Wilets, described the performance as a 'much needed moment of pure joy'.
Hunting herons, crooning cranes and a peregrine falcon attack: The magnificent winners of the 2021 Bird Photographer of the Year competition revealed
This is photography at its most eagle-eyed. The winning flock of images from The Bird Photographer of the Ye ar 2021 has been revealed. Out of 22,000 international entries, Mexican photographer Alejandro Prieto is this year's grand champion, claiming the £5,000 prize for his arresting photograph of a greater roadrunner staring up at the barbed-wire-clad border wall between the USA and Mexico. 'Prieto's image immediately caught the attention of the judges. It is not your typical bird photo, and the story behind the image is so strong,' says Will Nicholls, Director of Bird Photographer of the Year. Other astonishing entries include a picture of a crimson sunbird bathing in a banana flower, a mesmerising picture of imperial shags with entwined beaks and a striking image of a heron with its hapless prey in its beak. These are 20 of the astonishing winning photographs...
Wally's summer holiday comes to an end: World's most famous walrus laps up the last rays of sunshine of off Ireland as experts predict he will soon return to his Arctic homeland
The world's most famous walrus could be bringing its summer holiday to an end as scientists predict he will soon return to his Arctic homeland. Wally was spotted soaking up the last rays of sunshine on a floating pontoon off Ireland's southwesterly coast where temperatures reached a balmy 25 degrees centigrade at the weekend. The wandering walrus has captured the imagination of wildlife lovers around the world with his travels, which have included stops in France, Spain and the Isles of Scilly. However, as autumn approaches, marine experts are hoping the 800kg juvenile male will return to the chillier waters of the Arctic and reunite with other walruses. 'Wally is a little unpredictable but we are hoping that he will head north for winter,' Melanie Croce, executive director of Seal Rescue Ireland, which is monitoring the walrus' movements, said. 'This is the season that the ice pack grows and extends further south and when walruses gather in the Arctic. 'Walruses are social creatures and Wally is no exception so we are hoping he may finally decide it is time to go home.'
Tricky seek-and-find puzzle challenges players to find the shears hidden in the flowers - but can YOU beat the 51-second record to beat?
A baffling new brainteaser (pictured), created by UK-based company SGS Engineering, challenges puzzlers to spot the shears hidden among the flowers. The graphic features mesmerizing patterns and similar colours making the tool difficult to spot. According to the creators the challenge takes an average of 51-seconds to solve - but how quick can you do it?
Moment a car spins off road and narrowly misses a pedestrian but somehow ends up perfectly parked in Thailand
The large SUV lost control while taking a sharp bend in Samut Sakhon, Thailand on August 28. The motorist narrowly avoided a woman pushing a cart before bringing their car to a halt just inches away from a shopfront. CCTV footage of the incident showed how the motorist sat for a few moments to compose themselves before reversing back onto the carriageway and continuing with their journey.