The parents whose son fell into the gorilla enclosure at Cincinnati Zoo this weekend have been pictured for the first time.
EastEnders’ fans were left over the moon last Friday when Lauren Branning finally returned to Albert Square, with the big twist being that she’d brought black sheep Steven Beale back from New Zealand with her instead of his brother, and her boyfriend, Peter Beale. Yesterday’s episode soon made it clear that the two were hiding a “big secret” and although most viewers guessed pretty quickly that Lauren and Steven were secretly in a relationship, many dismissed the idea when they remembered that Steven had rather dramatically come out as gay a few years back. …Which is why they were so perplexed when the episode came to an end with the two enjoying a massive smooch in Dot Branning’s living room to the sound of those famous ‘doof doofs’.
A horrific ‘flesh eating’ disease which has infected hundreds in Isis-controlled territories in Syria has now spread outside the country - sparking fears of an Ebola-style situation. Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease which leads to lesions and severe scarring - often on people’s faces - and is spread by infected sand flies. Cutaneous leishmaniasis is endemic in Syria - it was once known as the ‘Aleppo evil’ - but it’s now spreading outside its area.
Disappointed fans may have re-named the BBC’s flagship car show ‘Flop Gear’ (see what they did there?) but bosses at the Beeb have jumped to Top Gear’s defence.
Okay, so we all like to take photos and the occasional video when we go and see our favourite acts performing live, but there’s nothing that annoys us more than seeing someone watching the entire show through their camera.
By Kate Holton and William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - British voters have moved towards voting to leave the European Union in next month's referendum according to two surveys by polling firm ICM, surprising investors and sending sterling sharply lower. "Our poll rather unhinges a few accepted orthodoxies," ICM's director Martin Boon said.
TV writer Carla Lane, who was behind a number of sitcoms including Bread, Butterflies and the Liver Birds, has died. Much of her work focused on women's lives and featured frustrated housewives and working class matriarchs, with several of her sitcoms based in Liverpool. Her family said she "brought Liverpool to life".
Although no one has been able to verify the note (some Twitter users suggest that it was faked for retweets - of which it currently has over 56,000), it makes for an enjoyable image anyway - what is the dog’s favourite music?
Helen Flanagan has revealed that she is absolutely desperate to return to Coronation Street as Rosie Webster. It’s already been reported that new Corrie boss, Kate Oates, is keen to get Helen back on board.
A teacher in Colorado was inspired to write personal notes to all 100 of her students after a heartbreaking revelation at parent’s evening.
A woman and her female partner have been convicted of the "horrific" killing of her son and then attempting to blame it on a seven-year-old boy.
For decades, we have been listening to the skies using radio telescopes - hoping to catch the faint chatter of alien signals. Instead of listening for radio signals, we should look for the telltale ‘flashes’ of civilisations using ‘directed energy’ - a pioneering technology championed by Stephen Hawking for a project to send a spacecraft to Alpha Centauri in 20 years. Backed by Russian Internet billionaire Yuri Milner and Mark Zuckerberg, the microscopic spacecraft would travel at a fifth of the speed of light.
Staff at Karma Rescue in Los Angeles were forced to physically carry pit bull Roxy into the sunshine when she cowered on the floor, refusing to move. With no one to adopt her, Roxy’s future was looking bleak until Karma Rescue took her in - but they soon discovered that her experiences on the street had left her terrified of going outside. Staff realised that the dog wanted to play with the cat, who was a permanent fixture at Karma Rescue, and began searching for a new home where she could live with a moggy.
Ever wonder what your favourite celebrities would look like as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Well, wonder no more, as one talented caricaturist has transformed the likes of Beyoncé, Megan Fox and Tom Cruise (as well as members of the public) into crime-fighting ninja turtles to celebrate the release of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows’. So, who’s your favourite?
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It’s saddening that within hours of Amber Heard alleging that estranged husband Johnny Depp was physically abusing her she was accused of lying in a bid to get her hands on his millions. Johnny then added fuel to the fire as his lawyer strongly denied the claims against him and said that Amber was simply trying to gain financially from the situation. Amber, who sported a badly bruised eye and face when she attended court last week, has now hit back at the “defamatory” claims that she is trying to blackmail her ex, with her lawyer speaking on the star’s behalf.
Michael Jace, 53, admitted he shot April Jace three times in 2014 but claimed it was in the heat of passion and not premeditated. During the week-long trial in Los Angeles, Deputy District Attorney Tannaz Mokayef used statements made by Jace to argue that the killing was premeditated. She also cited testimony from the couple's 10-year-old son, who heard his father tell Mrs Jace "if you like running, then run to heaven".
By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Searchers combed a forest in Japan on Tuesday for a missing seven-year-old boy with no clues about his fate as social media erupted in anger towards his parents who said they abandoned him by a road as punishment for being naughty. Police on horseback were among 130 rescuers scouring a mountainous area of the northernmost island of Hokkaido from dawn for Yamato Tanooka, who went missing on Saturday.
Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has been included in England manager Roy Hodgson's final 23-man squad for Euro 2016.
"X-Men: Apocalypse" pits a new class of young heroes against Apocalypse, the original mutant. Powerful in the own right, Apocalypse uses his abilities to strengthen them even further. As Xavier loses the battle in his own mind against Apocalypse, he cries out to Jean Grey, telling her: "Let go." Jean focuses her full strength onto Apocalypse and, emanating brilliant rays of light, lets out a piercing scream that literally melts the face off Apocalypse.
Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has become a father again just two days before his 69th birthday. "Ronnie & Sally Wood are delighted to announce the birth of their twins Gracie Jane (6lb) & Alice Rose (5.7lb)," the statement said.
Emmerdale’s Chas Dingle could be in for a nasty shock next week, when she fears that she might be carrying the baby of evil Gordon Livesy. Poor Chas is still struggling to come to terms with everything that happened to Aaron at the hands of her evil ex. Chas decides to handle her emotions in a typically Dingle fashion - by drowning them with booze.
Burger King is unleashing a new weapon in the fast-food wars: a two-for-$10 Whopper meal deal. The deal is the latest in a series of similar promotions from fast-food chains such as McDonald's and Wendy's that bundle several menu items together for a discounted cost. McDonald's, for example, launched the McPick 2 earlier this year that let customers choose two menu items for $2.
Almost a third of Germans would vote in favour of their country leaving the European Union, a survey published on Tuesday showed, indicating widespread scepticism towards Europe among citizens of the bloc's biggest member. Historically ardent Europeans, disenchantment towards the EU has grown among Germans with many uneasy about the influx of more than one million migrants last year and angry at having to bail out Greece in the debt crisis. The YouGov poll for Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper found that only 54 percent of Germans supported staying in the EU, while 29 percent would want to leave the bloc if a referendum were held on membership.
A repair man was seriously injured after he was sucked inside the moving escalator he was fixing. The technician was repairing the outdoor escalator in the Beibei District of Chongqing, a city in south-west China, when he accidentally fell inside. The firefighters managed to free the man from the escalator and he was taken to hospital with severe injuries, although his condition is unknown.
A man who wore a t-shirt mocking the Hillsborough tragedy to the pub has been charged by police.