Did a Russian soldier’s trigger finger blow MH17 out of the sky and NOT a Ukrainian rebel? Tense UN showdown turns up the heat on Putin as US says separatists would struggle to fire missile alone.

Did a Russian soldier’s trigger finger blow MH17 out of the sky and NOT a Ukrainian rebel? Tense UN showdown turns up the heat on Putin as US says separatists would struggle to fire missile alone

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U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the United States cannot rule out that Russia helped in the launch of the surface-to-air missile that shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine that claimed the lives of 298 people. Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin did not respond to the U.S. allegations but called for an international commission to investigate the crash. Power called for a cease-fire by Russia, pro-Russian separatists and Ukraine so investigators can immediately get to the site.

‘This baby’s death is on your conscience, Putin – damn you for centuries’: Ukrainian government releases horrific picture of infant lying in a field that it says was killed when rebels shot down MH17

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Ukraine government advisor Anton Gerashchenko today released a horrific image of a dead baby lying in field that he said was a victim of flight MH17. He said: “I was thinking for a long time if I should publish this picture.

‘He was sensitive and caring’: Friends and New Jersey relatives pay tribute to 19-year-old American killed in MH17 tragedy as he traveled to join family on vacation

The President identified Quinn Lucas Schansman (right), 19, a native of Fort Lee, New Jersey, and a dual U.S.-Dutch citizen who was on his way to meet up with family members who were vacationing in Bali.

The President identified Quinn Lucas Schansman (pictured left and right with his girlfriend), 19, a native of Fort Lee, New Jersey, and a dual U.S.-Dutch citizen who was on his way to meet up with family members who were vacationing in Bali. The U.S. State Department is still checking to see whether there are more American victims among the 298 passengers and crew members on the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tucked in the corner of a leafy square, is this the Russian missile launcher that blasted flight MH17 out of the sky?

Suspicious: Ukrainian spies reportedly filmed the launcher used in the attack being smuggled to Russia - with two missiles missing

An expert believes that MH17 was downed by a missile fired from Toez in eastern Ukraine – and a BUK launcher has been pictured rumbling into the town.

‘Almost nobody on board would have known what was happening’: Expert describes effect of missile hit on MH17

'Oblivious': Experts assure that nobody on board the doomed Malaysian Airlines flight will have been aware of the horror as the cabin will have exploded instantly

The SA-11 missile – known as a Grizzly – that hit the doomed Malaysian Airlines flight is designed to pulverise aircraft on impact.

Revealed: Pet dogs and pigeons were among casualties of MH17 as documents show it was carrying everything from fresh cut flowers to helicopter parts

Pet dogs and pigeons were among the casualties in the MH17. Pictured is the crash site, near the village of  Rassypnoye

A list of items in the cargo hold of MH17 shows two pet dogs, four pigeons and five other birds were being transported to Malaysia.

Obama FINALLY reacts: President blames Russian rebels under Putin’s ‘control’ for MH17 ‘outrage of unspeakable proportions’ but won’t impose more sanctions until after investigation

Obama said Moscow is supporting the rebel faction that brought down MH17, but only threatened new sanctions

U.S. president warned Moscow that he knows support for militant groups in Ukraine have had ‘a steady stream of support from Russia.’

‘I heard a roar and a body landed in my kitchen’: MH17 witnesses describe in horrifying detail how a cloud of debris and bodies rained down on their homes after jetliner was blown out the sky

An eyewitness described how one of the victims, a woman, crashed through the roof of a terrace. Some of the bodies, stripped naked by the force of the crash, had been covered by polythene sheeting weighed down by stones.

Makeshift white flags have been placed to mark where some of the 298 bodies lay in corn fields and among the debris of the doomed Malaysian Airlines, which was blasted out of the sky over the Ukraine by a missile. an eyewitness described how one of the victims, a woman, crashed through the roof of a terrace. Some of the bodies, stripped naked by the force of the crash, had been covered by polythene sheeting weighed down by stones.

MAX HASTINGS: This lying brute who has to be shackled

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Yesterday, Vladimir Putin could have stood up before the world and denounced the crime, instead – yet almost inevitably – he presented a stone face, writes MAX HASTINGS.

From CIA assassination cock-up to nefarious Illuminati involvement: The MH17 conspiracy theories doing the internet rounds

All seeing eye: The Illuminati insignia is on the American dollar bill. Many modern conspiracy theories propose that world events are being controlled and manipulated by the Illuminati. Some believe the group was behind the Battle of Waterloo, the French Revolution and JFK's assassination

The World Wide Web has long been a haven for numerologists and conspiracy crackpots peddling alternative analyses of the events that shake the world.

‘She was our rock’: Husband and two children of mother who died when she was used as a human shield by rampaging AK47 bank robbers hold tearful press conference

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The family of Misty Holt-Singh (inset left), the married mother of two killed Wednesday in a getaway shootout between gang banger bank robbers and police, broke its silence in a Friday press conference. Husband Paul Singh fought back tears while he was flanked by daughter Mia on the right and son Paul Jr. on the left, told reporters gathered outside the Stockton (CA) Police Department that his family will always miss her.

Casey Kasem’s body was put on a plane and flown from Tacoma to Montreal before it mysteriously went ‘MISSING,’ after his daughter asked for an autopsy

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Legendary radio host died on June 15 but his body remained at a Tacoma funeral home in Washington until July 14, when it was shipped to Montreal, Canada.

Bill Clinton doubted CIA’s intelligence on Osama bin Laden AFTER his own 1998 ‘Wag the Dog’ cruise missile strikes in Afghanistan and Sudan

Bill Clinton speaks to reporters 20 August in Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard, MA. President Clinton said that he had ordered US forces to attack a terrorist base in Afghanistan and a chemical weapons facility in Sudan linked to the recent bombings in East Africa

In a 1999 hand-written note to his national security adviser in 1999, Clinton wondered aloud if the CIA had oversold its conclusion that the al-Qaeda leader was a grave threat to the United States.

Prince George’s Peter Rabbit birthday party organized by grandmother Carole Middleton

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Although the Royal Family believe there is no point in throwing a big party for infants as they won’t remember it, lucky Prince George has the Middletons, who make it their business – literally – to throw a good party. Today, a full three days before his actual birthday, George was due to be taken by his parents to the Middletons’ home outside Bucklebury in Berkshire (bottom right). There, his doting grandmother Carole has arranged a Peter Rabbit-themed party that brands him a very middle-class little prince. Prince George and friends, including Zara Phillips’ daughter Mia Grace, will be seated, apparently, on bean bags printed with animal faces, one of which has ‘George’ embroidered on it. Kate, like Carole, loves anything personalised. Pride of place will go to George’s ‘first birthday book’, which has been meticulously compiled by Kate, who used to take photographs for the Party Pieces website.

Black holes EXPLODE when they die: Galactic phenomenon burst apart and become white holes at the end of their life

Black holes: According to a new theory, a 'white hole' would explosively expel all the material consumed by a black hole

The theory suggests that black holes might die by transforming into a ‘white hole,’ which theoretically behave in the exact opposite manner as a black hole – rather than sucking all matter in, a ‘white hole’ spews it out.

Relax, researchers may have found the key to weight loss… The body’s response to STRESS could determine how effectively we lose weight

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Scientists from Monash University in Melbourne, found that our response to cortisol, a natural chemical released in the body in times of stress, can determine how much we eat and how quickly we subsequently lose weight.

Did two teen killers stab their friend to death because she saw them have sex? Victim, 16, ‘alluded to lesbian tryst at sleepover’ before she was lured into the woods and slain in cold blood

Friday's episode of 20/20 dedicated to the horrific 2012 murder of Skylar Neese, 16, from West Virginia, has revealed the honor student wrote in her diary that she saw Sheila Eddy and Rachel Shoef have sex during a sleepover in her house.

Friday’s episode of 20/20 dedicated to the horrific 2012 murder of Skylar Neese (top right), 16, from West Virginia, has revealed the honor student wrote in her diary that she saw Sheila Eddy (center) and Rachel Shoef (far left) have sex during a sleepover in her house. In the weeks after the incident, the 16-year-old University High student made sure her friends were aware that she knew their suspected relationship. Skylar Neese may have sealed her fate with a couple of tweets (bottom right) alluding to a secret she had been keeping.

Maybe now they’ll listen! Revamped Toyota minivan comes equipped with a microphone to make it easier for parents to yell at kids

Family wagon: Toyota has revamped its Sienna minivan to make it sleeker and more appealing

The latest version of Toyota Sienna minivan has a feature called ‘Driver Easy Speak,’ which uses a built-in microphone to amplify a parent’s voice through speakers in the backseat.

Helmet that could cure Wills’ thinning crown: Country’s leading hair loss experts explain the baldness cures that might work for Prince William

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William, 32, suffers from male pattern baldness and pictures of him emerging from a pool with the little hair he has left plastered to his head served to highlight the problem.

Pill to ‘cancel out’ breast cancer from meat: Diet supplements remove extra dangers of regularly eating ham, bacon or sausages, study claims

Eating too much processed meat doubles the risk of breast cancer ¿ but women can cancel out the added danger with dietary supplements, research claims (file picture)

Those who regularly consume ham, bacon, salami or sausages are twice as likely to develop the disease, a study found.

Forget pills… The power of positive thinking eases pain: Five minutes of behaviour therapy can reduce discomfort by up to 60%

Solution: A study claims people with chronic back pain should alter the way they think about it to ease the pangs

When participants were asked to rate the pain’s severity, those who had undergone ‘pain-training’ therapy beforehand at Reading University gave scores 58 per cent lower than a control group.

Emotional scene for adopted actress as she meets her father for the first time in 40 years after tracking him down on DNA website

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California actress Carla Orlandi was able to hug her father, left, for the first time in her life on Wednesday thanks to the help of a DNA website. Orlandi, right, who was adopted at birth by a couple in Puerto Rico, had no details or memories of her parents but she never stopped looking for them. The actress, who has appeared in TV series CSI, found her father Gary Erbe, pictured inset around the time he met her mother, after adding her DNA information to the ancestry.com website.

Thirty three between Aaron Hernandez and coach Bill Belichick provided to state in murder investigation

Before it all unraveled: Aaron Hernandez (left) walking with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick during a 2012 practice

An attorney for the New England Patriots revealed that text messages sent between accused killer Aaron Hernandez and the team’s head coach were provided to Massachusetts prosecutors.

‘We are not in denial’: Jerry Sandusky’s family rally around the convicted child molester and proclaim his innocence after explosive Oprah interview with his adopted son Matthew

Staunch supporters: Dottie Sandusky, pictured with her convicted child molester husband in 2011, has released a statement through an attorney saying that the family are standing behind him

Dottie Sandusky and five of her children released a statesmen Friday through Jerry’s appellate attorney saying none of them ever saw abuse or any indication of inappropriate activity.

Mother who left two sons in hot car while she was at job interview may avoid prosecution

FILE - Shanesha Taylor is shown in an undated photo provided by the Scottsdale Police Department. A lawyer for Taylor, a Phoenix woman accused of leaving her...

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said his office and 35-year-old Shanesha Taylor (pictured) have an agreement.

Congressional staffer arrested for trying to bring a 9mm handgun with him to work at Capitol Hill

Gun possession: Ryan Shucard, Press Secretary for Congressman Tom Marino, was arrested Friday morning after carrying a handgun into the Cannon House Office in Capitol Hill

Ryan Shucard, press secretary for Republican Rep. Tom Marino, was arrested Friday morning after being found with a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun and magazine walking into the Cannon House Office building.

‘Send an ambulance – he’s going to need one’: Father who walked in on a man molesting his son, 11, beat him to a pulp before calling cops to say ‘I have him in a bloody puddle for you’

The man, who has not been identified, told a 911 dispatcher that he had beaten a Raymond Frolander (pictured), who he found abusing his son at their Florida home, into a 'bloody puddle'

The man, who has not been identified, told a 911 dispatcher that he had beaten Raymond Frolander (pictured), who he found abusing his son at their Florida home, into a ‘bloody puddle’. Police arrived at the Daytona Beach home in Florida to find Frolander, 18, unconscious on the floor. The father added: ‘He stood up and his pants were around his ankles and nothing else needed to be said. I did whatever I got a right to do except I didn’t kill him.’

Cops who put 400lb father-of six in a fatal chokehold as they arrested him suspended

Father-of-six Eric Garner, 43, died on Thursday after being put in a chokehold by police and pinned to the ground on Staten Island

Two police officers involved in the violent arrest that ended with a father-of-six dying Thursday after being put in a chokehold by a cop have been relegated to desk duty, the NYPD acknowledged Friday.

Wife, 45, dies from head injuries days after her husband was arrested for ‘throwing her naked off jet-ski and onto a sandbar because she caught him in a sex act with another man’

Arrested: Mike Doster was charged with domestic battery after a violent argument with his wife while jet skiing during which she accused him of performing oral sex on another man

Pamela Carter Doster, 45, passed away at hospital on Wednesday in what authorities in Manatee County, Florida have called a ‘suspicious’ incident.

My $500,000 ‘she-cave’: Former Miss Texas opens the doors to her two-level, 3,000sq ft closet and the designer treasures within

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One Texas woman has created a 3,000-square-foot closet so over-the-top that she calls it a ‘she-cave.’ Theresa Roemer enlisted designer Thom Anderson to build the luxurious three-story space, which houses her handbags, shoes and other accoutrements. It cost roughly $500,000.

Obama asks Netanyahu to minimize civilian casualties as Israel responds to Hamas attacks with ground incursion

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu authorized a deeper incursion into Gaza on Friday, aiming to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels; Israeli troops fired volleys of tank shells and clashed with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers

‘The United States and our friends and allies are deeply concerned about the risks of further escalation and the loss of more innocent life,’ Obama said.

We’ll send in more troops, warns Israel: Netanyahu vows to ‘significantly widen’ ground offensive in Gaza

The bodies of four children, three of them from the same family, lie on a slab at the morgue at Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza City

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Israel is prepared to ‘significantly widen’ its ground offensive in Gaza.

Russian hackers placed ‘digital bomb’ in Nasdaq’s computer system capable of sabotaging data and derailing U.S. economy: report

Sabotage: Experts say the 'digital bomb' is capable of derailing the U.S. economy

According to a published report, hackers managed to slip into the Nasdaq’s computer network in 2010 by using malware capable of spying and stealing data .

Silvio Berlusconi CLEARED of sex with underage exotic dancer Ruby the Heartstealer at ‘bunga bunga’ parties

Silvio Berlusconi CLEARED of having sex with underage exotic dancer Ruby the Heartstealer at 'bunga bunga' parties

The former Italian premier, 77, had been sentenced to seven years for his involvement with Karima-El Mahroug when she was 17, but judges have overturned the conviction.

Scorched earth: Over a HUNDRED homes burned to the ground as huge Washington wildfire burns town to the ground

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A raging wildfire in central Washington has wiped most of a small town off the map – destroying 100 homes as it whips out of control across 260 square miles of dry forest – and fears are now growing that it will claim a second community.

American tourist, 25, visiting Brazil for the World Cup found dead in Rio de Janeiro forest after ‘falling into a ravine’

The U.S. consulate has not yet released a name of the victim, but two Brazilian papers and friends online have named him as 25-year-old Max Mendoza, who attended Arizona State University

The U.S. consulate has not yet released a name of the victim, but two Brazilian papers and friends online have named him as 25-year-old Max Mendoza, who attended Arizona State University.

LeBron James is now more loved that Michael Jordan: Cleveland Cavalier beats out basketball legend to become America’s favorite athlete

LeBron went unranked on the list in 2012 after making the then-unpopular decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat

LeBron went unranked on the list in 2012 after making the then-unpopular decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat.

‘Disneyland cured my anorexia’: 6st teenager says bigger portions helped beat her fear of food

Heather Franks weighed just six stone at her slimmest, pictured before her school prom

Surrounded by larger portions and people who treated food normally, Heather Franks, 17, from Stoke-On-Trent, began to put on weight.

Pill to ‘cancel out’ breast cancer from meat: Diet supplements remove extra dangers of regularly eating ham, bacon or sausages, study claims

Eating too much processed meat doubles the risk of breast cancer ¿ but women can cancel out the added danger with dietary supplements, research claims (file picture)

Those who regularly consume ham, bacon, salami or sausages are twice as likely to develop the disease, a study found.

‘I want my nose back!’ Adorable two-year-old girl hysterically cries after falling for her father’s ‘I’ve got your nose’ trick

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Kalila Momplé from Brighton, England filmed her two-year-old daughter, Kyra, in a fit of tears as she helplessly searched for her nose that ‘daddy stole’. ‘I can’t find it anymore . . . I lost it,’ the blonde-haired infant wails to her mother, who asks where the face part went.

A fast lane for pedestrians? The social experiment that separates brisk walkers from cellphone-using strollers on a busy city sidewalk

As part of their Mind Over Masses television show, National Geographic divided a one block-long sidewalk into two sections; one for cell phone users and the other for those not using a cell phone in downtown Washington, Thursday, July 17, 2014.  The walkway warnings were put there by the brains behind a National Geographic television show as part of a behavioral science experiment. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

National Geographic trialed the separate pedestrian lanes on a busy Washington DC sidewalk, for a new science series called Mind Over Masses.

Obama to ban discriminating against federal workers who are gay or transgender

Order: Obama plans to sign an executive order on Monday that prohibits discrimination of LGBT federal employees

Obama will amend a law signed by President Richard Nixon in 1969 to prevent discrimination against federal workers.

Good thing he’s not angry! Incredible Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo gives Elizabeth Warren some star support as she’s given rapturous reception at liberal conference

Academy Award winning actor Mark Ruffalo dropped by progressive conference Netroots Nation to listen to keynote speaker Elizabeth Warren and promote a water rights rally happening nearby

Afterward, he joined a demonstration across the street, where he urged the city of Detroit to stop turning off the water at residencies where owners have not paid their bills.

‘We were upside down and I’m alive’: Father, 55, recalls his miraculous survival of United 232 crash that killed 112 people 25 years ago

As he sat in a crippled airliner, Ron May braced his head between his legs and prayed for his wife, who was seven months' pregnant with their first child

This weekend, survivors will gather for 25th anniversary memorial events related to United Flight 232’s crash at the Mid America Museum of Aviation and Transportation in Sioux City, Iowa. Survivor Ron May, inset, braced his head between his legs and prayed for his wife, who was seven months’ pregnant with their first child while on board. On July 19, 1989 United Flight 232 was traveling from Denver to Chicago when it lost all hydraulic power after the rear engine exploded. Of the 296 people on board, 184 survived. A quarter of a century later, the flight is considered one of the most impressive life-saving efforts in aviation history.

Want to run further? Become a swinger! Researchers say moving your arms when you run can conserve energy

The scientists found that swinging the arms reduced energy costs by 3 percent compared with holding the hands behind the back, 9 percent compared with holding the arms across the chest, and 13 percent compared with holding the hands on top of the head.

Brown researchers say swinging your arms when you run could improve your stamina.

Will grocery stores be forced to install $30,000 talking carts that help shoppers make better food choices?

The new proposals were detailed in an 80-page report released this month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is focused on the 42million Americans receiving food stamps

The new proposals were detailed in an 80-page report released this month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is focused on the 42million Americans receiving food stamps.

Legalization of prostitution made rape and STD infections DROP significantly on Rhode Island

Marked change: The number of rapes reported in Rhode Island declines after the red line, which denotes the moment officials publicly acknowledged prostitution was no longer illegal

Lawmakers in Rhode Island found a novel way to reduce rape and sexually transmitted diseases when they accidentally decriminalized prostitution.

‘Sirloin’ and ‘tofu’ become political code words in Colorado as Christian nonprofit fears tax penalties for publicly talking about Republicans and Democrats

John Andrews, a senior official at Colorado Christian College and the director of its affiliated Centennial Institute, told thousands that no one at the Western Conservative Conference could talk about elections, candidates or political parties

‘We don’t have all the candidates represented, we can’t talk about anybody being a candidate,’ said the president of a Christian college hosting a weekend right-wing conference. ‘We can’t talk about parties, or Republicans and Democrats.’

Ex-boyfriend of ‘Call Girl Killer’ reveals her ‘frantic’ call to him the night Google executive died of fatal heroin overdose – and how he fears she may have planned for him to be her last victim

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Alix Tichelman, 26, faces a series of charges in the heroin overdose death of Google executive and father of five in Santa Cruz, California.. Her ex-boyfriend Chad Cornell (pictured with her main and today, right) tells MailOnline how she was ‘vengefully p*****’ about their breakup but then flirted with him out of the blue days before the arrest asking to meet up and now the encounter gives him the ‘chills’. Unaware at the time, Tichelman had called him the night of the Google exec’s overdose. ‘She sounded frantic,’ he said. She claimed friends invited her out on a boat and ‘busted out a bunch of hardcore drugs’ and she got uncomfortable and left. Cornell also reveals the moment he confronted her about being a prostitute and she laughed it off, before becoming angry.

Cleaners take body found hanging in trash-filled garage to landfill because they thought it was a MANNEQUIN

Found: Jeremy Witfoth's body was mistaken for a hoax when it was found hanging in a vacant home

The two cleaners thought the body was just a hoax – until landfill workers in the Tampa Bay area realized it was actually a human body.

Orthodox Jewish design duo are branded ‘appalling’ and ‘shameful’ for posting a photo of Muslim fashion blogger wearing their modest-chic wares

A picture that tells a thousand words: Muslim blogger Summer Albarcha is wearing a lime-green skirt by Orthodox Jew-owned clothing line Mimu Maxi

Mimu Maxi, a Brooklyn-based women’s clothing line run by two Orthodox Jews, has come under fire for posting a photo of Muslim fashion blogger Summer Albarcha.

Are we living in a multiverse? Researchers claim our universe could be just ‘one bubble in a frothy sea of bubbles’

Are we living in a bubble? Canadian researchers say they have created the first experiment that can test the so called 'multiverse' theory that our universe is one of many

Canadian researchers hope a new series of experiments could shed new light on the ‘multiverse’, a theory which says ours is just one universe among many.

‘Earth-like’ soil spotted on Mars – and experts hail ‘real possibility’ there is STILL microbial life on the red planet

This recent image from Curiosity from the impact Gale Crater reveal Earth-like soil profiles with cracked surfaces lined with sulfate, ellipsoidal hollows and concentrations of sulfate comparable with soils in Antarctic Dry Valleys and Chile's Atacama Desert.

Recent images from Curiosity from the impact Gale Crater reveal Earth-like soil profiles with cracked surfaces similar to those in Antarctic Dry Valleys and Chile’s Atacama Desert.

Woman, 23, admits killing her two friends in drunken crash when she slammed into tree on birthday night out

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A 23-year-old woman who was believed to be drunk last year when she smashed her car through a fence and into a tree – killing two of her friends – pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter during a Friday court appearance. Jeanette Romero (not pictured) was behind the wheel of the early morning November 3 crash that claimed the lives of Blanca Belman Almanza (inset left), 23, and Anagraciela Cuadra (inset right), 22, between Los Angeles and Pasadena.

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Shocking video shows teens beating up passerby in the middle of a park as raucous crowd looks on

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Three teens have been arrested following the disturbing incident that unfolded in Hinkley Park in Park Ridge, Illinois last week. Footage shows a 48-year-old man being pushed to the ground, punched and kicked by the teenagers as hundreds of others swarm them. The man had been looking for his son when someone threw a lit firework near his feet, and when he asked who had thrown it, the teenagers had attacked, police said. The man suffered a concussion, cuts and bruises. Jordan Gonzalez, 18, (left) Mac Piazza, 18, (right) and a 16-year-old boy have been arrested in connection to the fight.

‘Go ahead, laugh all you want’: Airbnb hits back at ridicule over its new ‘vagina’ logo

What do you see? The Internet is abuzz with thoughts about Airbnb's new logo

Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk told a dinner in San Francisco ‘The symbol is not supposed to be a symbol’

Is this the end of designated drivers? Ride-sharing services like Uber ‘helping to cut down drunk driving’

Correlation: Analysts say the introduction of ride-share services such as Uber and Side Car in some American cities has helped reduce DUI arrests

Analysis reveals an average 10 percent decrease in DUI arrests in Philadelphia, Seattle and San Francisco after ride-sharing apps such as Uber, Lyft and Side Car were introduced.

Schizophrenic Connecticut man, 60, missing for six years found wandering around Long Island

Found: Euripides Cruz, 60, who was reported missing six years ago has been reunited with his family in Waterbury, Connecticut after being found in Long Island on July 10

Euripides Cruz, a former heroin junkie, has been reunited with his family in Connecticut after an intuitive police officer spotted him.

Obama picks first woman non-pilot to head Air Force in Pacific

Trailblazer: Air Force Lt. Gen. Lori J. Robinson has been nominated to become the first female non-pilot commander of the Air Force in the Pacific

A female general who has never piloted a military aircraft has been nominated by US President Barack Obama to head the Air Force in the Pacific.

‘In my family, good genes’: Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova appears in video with her mom – and the resemblance is clear

¿Human Barbie¿ Valeria Lukyanova may claim to be from 'another planet,' but her mother, at least, appears to be mortal

‘Human Barbie’ Valeria Lukyanova (right) may claim to be from ‘another planet,’ but her mother, at least, (left) appears to be mortal. In a five-second YouTube video which shows the Ukrainian model, 28, gazing vacantly into the camera with her mother Irina by her side, it’s clear where she inherited her pointed features and huge blue eyes from.

The easy way to feel ten years younger…get a dog: Pets not only keep you active they also make you mentally fitter

Dog owners act ten years younger than their age, a study found. The St Andrews University research showed that they not only more active, they are also mentally fitter

Dog owners act ten years younger than their age, a study found. The St Andrews University research showed that they not only more active, they are also mentally fitter.

Divorce linked to high blood pressure: Relationship break-ups could increase chances of heart attacks, strokes and kidney damage

Stress: Relationship break-ups could increase chances of serious ill health, a report has found

Research carried out in America shows divorce could also cause dangerous increases in blood pressure, leading to serious illness.

Rise of the multigenerational household: A record number of families are living under one roof… with millennials leading the trend

A record 57 million Americans, or 18.1% of the population of the United States, lived in multi-generational family households in 2012, double the number who lived in such households in 1980.

According to a new study, 18.1% of the population, or about 57million Americans, currently shares a home with other generations in the family.

Teen metal band to release a book on their ‘path to success’ after signing $1.7 million record deal with Sony

This image released by Penguin Young Readers Group shows, from left, Malcolm Brickhouse, Alec Atkins and Jarad Dawkins of the teen metal band Unlocking the T...

Unlocking the Truth includes 13-year-olds Malcolm Brickhouse and Alec Atkins and 12-year-old Jarad Dawkins from Brooklyn.

Exodus of child migrants gathers pace as plane carrying women and children returns returns to Honduras amid immigration crisis

59 migrants were deported from New Mexico and returned to Honduras

A flight carrying 59 women and children arrived Friday in Honduras from New Mexico, the second group of migrants from the Central American country to be deported from the United States this week. Nun Valdette Willeman welcomed the 33 children and 26 women at San Pedro Sula airport’s Center for Returned Migrants. ‘All the children came accompanied by their mother, none of them traveled alone,’ Willeman said. In recent months, the Border Patrol’s facilities have been overwhelmed by a surge in the number of children entering the country without their parents. The children, mostly from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, are fleeing widespread gang violence and poverty in their home countries. Some come to reunite with parents already in the U.S., while others flee for their lives. More than 57,000 children have been arrested since October, more than double the number compared to a year earlier.

Substitute teacher, 35, ‘had sex with 15-year-old boy from her class’ after they bumped into each other over summer break

Arrested: Karen Dylan Holt is facing charges over claims that she sex with a 15-year-old boy

A 35-year-old substitute teacher from Alabama has been jailed over claims that she had sex with a 15-year-old student. Karen Dylan Holt was released on $40,000 bond after the parents of her alleged victim made an official complaint to police on Wednesday. Holt has been charged with rape, sodomy, and sexual abuse of the boy, who she met while working at his school earlier this year.

Cremated remains of 40 people and 12 bodies found ‘stashed in storage units by rogue funeral director’ who operated without a license for six years

Creepy: Massachusetts funeral home director Joseph O'Donnell allegedly stashed several bodies and cremains in two area storage units

The gruesome discoveries emerged on Thursday after authorities spent months investigating Massachusetts funeral home director Joseph O’Donnell (pictured).

Chinese business mogul who paid $500K for lunch with Clintons ‘was told he’d have to DOUBLE the donation when he asked if his kids could come’

The $500,000 donation means that the Chinese business mogul was paying $8,300 a minute to spend time with Bill and Hillary Clinton. And that's if the Clintons spent the whole hour with him

The businessman won a charity auction to spend ’45 minutes to an hour’ with the former President and First Lady.

Daughter and son charged with elder abuse after mother, 77, in their care who was found with ROTTING legs dies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ? An abused elderly woman is dead, and police believe her own children are responsible.

The woman?s condition was so bad her leg was decaying from the inside, and ruptured.

Rose Fayne, the victim?s daughter, bonded out of jail.

Fayne?s son, Rodney Cleveland, was recently locked up.

Police said Cleveland knew exactly what was going on inside of the house in the 3700 block of Jolyn but said nothing about it.

Severely neglected and living in agony, police said 77-year-old Betty Cleveland died at the hospital Wednesday.

?It?s just something that should not happen,? Alex Bebie said.  ?You shouldn?t neglect or let anything like that happen especially to your parents.?

Police said Rose Fayne called Crossroads Hospice to care for her mom.

When a worker arrived, they called police when they saw her leg busted open and rotting.

Cleveland remained locked up Thursday evening, Fayne paid $30,000 to get out of jail.

WREG went by the house to ask Fayne some questions.

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Memphis woman Rose Fayne has been charged with elder abuse and neglect after the mother that lived with her was found to have injuries so serious her legs were rotting away.

The problem with virginity pledges: How only the truly religious saving themselves for God actually keep their promise

Saving themselves: A new study has found only people with truly strong religious beliefs keep their virginity pledges. Those who are religiously committed but not devout are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior

According a new study published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies, only people who have genuinely strong religious beliefs actually keep their promise.

‘An insulin pump doesn’t make you less beautiful’: Meet the pageant queen who was crowned Miss Idaho after proudly wearing medical device during swimsuit contest

On Saturday, 20-year-old Sierra Sandison was crowned Miss Idaho after she inspired spectators by  showing off the medical device that helps keep her blood sugar regulated.

On Saturday, 20-year-old Sierra Sandison was crowned Miss Idaho after winning over spectators when she wore her insulin pump attached to her bikini. Now, fans are praising her as a heroine to those suffering from the same disease. ‘Every time I look at my Facebook, I start crying,’ she told Magic Valley. ‘I’ve been on a roller coaster all week.’

Would you eat cake from a SPRAY CAN? New microwaveable batter invented by Harvard students takes just one minute to bake

Spray Cake

The product comes in a can that resembles a container of whipped cream, and takes just a minute to bake.

The ‘injectable foam’ that could stop soldiers bleeding to death on the battlefield

To stem the loss of blood the foam is then injected from a canister

Researchers in Maryland have unveiled a device to help soldiers survive injuries. Their ‘injectable foam’ (shown) can be applied to deep wounds to stem bleeding.

Does Facebook make YOU miserable? Wasting time on the social network is linked to low self-esteem

Researchers from University of Innsbruck in Austria asked 300 English and German Facebook users to take a series of tests. The first asked how much time they had spent on Facebook, and to rate their mood. The second asked some participants to spend 20 minutes on the social network

Researchers from University of Innsbruck in Austria asked 300 English and German Facebook users to use the site for 20 minutes and rate their mood afterwards.

Earthquake map shows one third of the U.S. is at risk of tremors but data leaves out quakes caused by fracking

Shaky ground: The U.S. Geological Society has produced a new map showing which parts of the U.S. are most at risk of an earthquake

A newly released map showing which places in the U.S. are most at risk of earthquake shows that the possibility of seismic activity has risen for a third of the country.

Handcuffed naked man jumps into river in attempt to escape police…and ends up being SAVED by officers

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A naked man was saved by Kansas City, Missouri police officers on Tuesday morning after he reportedly dove into a river during a police chase. He earlier was arrested by officers for allegedly trying to break into several cars. The man, whom police said was under the influence of drugs, ran after he was arrested, took his clothes off, and dove into the water. He was save and later hospitalized.

Mick Jagger speaks out for first time about his ‘very hard year’ since L’Wren’s death as he credits work and family for getting him through

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In an interview with the Today show, Jagger said that a ‘lot of support’ from friends and family helped him move forward after his girlfriend of 13 years killed herself in March.

Chelsea Manning request for transfer to civilian prison rejected as military says they’ll administer ‘a rudimentary level of gender treatment’

Stays in place: Chelsea Manning, who originally became known to the world as the Army private who leaked 700,000 state documents to Wikileaks, has been denied a transfer to a civilian prison and will stay in military custody, it was announced this week

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved the Army’s recommendation to keep Manning in military custody in Kansas.

McDonald’s employees call cops on ‘drunk woman’ seen in drive-thru window with toddler in her backseat

Troubled: Michelle Dion, 28, reportedly checked herself out of rehab only days before her DUI arrest this week

Employees at a Connecticut McDonald’s called police after an intoxicated woman fresh out of rehab came through the drive-thru window with a toddler in the back seat of her car.

‘Three years since I have worn high heels!’:
Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki takes a dig at her 5ft 8in ex-fiance Rory McIlroy by tweeting a picture of herself wearing STILETTOS

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Caroline Wozniacki has taken a swipe at ex-fiancee Rory McIlroy – by wearing a pair of high heels. The former world No 1 posted a picture of herself shopping with a friend in Istanbul where she is competing in the Istanbul Cup.

Is this the dumbest robber EVER? Man, 28, arrested after getting lunch at a restaurant he had robbed on the SAME day in the same distinctive clothes

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Daniel Lee Warn allegedly broke into the El Pollo Loco restaurant in Costa Mesa, California, early in the morning, only to return later in the day for some food.

Father-of-six, 43, dies after NYPD officers put him in a chokehold

Father-of-six Eric Garner, 43, died on Thursday after being put in a chokehold by police and pinned to the ground on Staten Island

Eric Garner, a 43-year-old who weighed 400lb and suffered from asthma, can be heard repeatedly shouting ‘I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe’ in cellphone footage captured by outraged bystanders in Staten Island.

The hidden culprit driving up your energy bills: ‘How can my kitchen spotlights use more electricity than a big fridge-freezer!’

Kim Fox-Johnson tested every appliance in her kitchen to work out what was eating so much energy. She couldn’t find the culprit – until she remembered to look up.

Mother who ‘beat her lesbian daughter with a shoe in attempt to stop her being gay’ is charged with a hate crime

Grave charges: Magdo Haro, 40, from New Mexico, is accused of forcing her daughter to undress and touch herself, threatening to violate her with a stick and hitting her with a shoe for being gay

The 17-year-old victim from New Mexico told police in Las Cruces that her mother, Magdo Haro, 40, forced her to undress to check she was a woman and then coerced her into performing lewd acts on herself.

Not so sexy now! Creepy images show female models in Terry Richardson campaigns replaced with men

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Writers Holly Eagleson and Lauren Wade remade a selection of controversial ads as part an essay on sexism for Take Part. Nudity-ridden campaigns shot by notorious fashion photographer Terry Richardson took center stage, for brands including American Apparel (top) and Tom Ford (bottom), as well as a Marc Jacobs ad shot by Jeurgen Teller featuring Victoria Beckham.

London banker goes to court to claim fine for taking their son, 11, out of school to attend a memorial service in America breaches his human rights

James Haymore and his wife Dana, pictured arriving at court, are embarking on a test case to argue that a ban on taking children out of school during term time breaches their human rights

James Haymore and wife Dana are accused of failing to ensure the regular attendance of their son, 11, at Chancellor Park primary school in Chelmsford, Essex.

Transplanting new brain cells into Alzheimer’s patients could reverse memory loss

The new study targeted cells that were lost due to the apoE4 gene, which is linked with the disease

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco found they could regulate brain activity and improve learning and memory ability in mice, who underwent the treatment.

Amazon launches a kindle with unlimited service for $9.99 a month

Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month

The Kindle Unlimited service is one of Amazon’s latest effort to expand its services to attract more users. It will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month.

Nurture over nature: Loving mothers boost their baby’s intelligence by stimulating the growth of brain cells, study claims

Researchers from New York University studied mothering habits, and they found babies had better neuron generation when in their mother's presence (stock image shown)

Researchers from New York University studied mothering habits. They found babies had better neuron generation when in their mother’s presence (stock image shown).

Missing pregnant woman, 18, found dead in the trunk of suspected killer’s car after he crashed it and committed suicide

The body of pregnant Michigan woman Brooke Slocum, 18, was discovered last night in the trunk of her suspected killer's car, after he committed suicide

The body of pregnant Michigan woman Brooke Slocum, 18, was discovered last night in the trunk of her suspected killer’s car, after he committed suicide.

Majority of mass shootings in the U.S. are related to domestic or family violence, study finds

An analysis of gun murders in the U.S. has found 'a strong connection' between mass shootings and domestic or family violence

A report by gun-control advocacy group Everytown For Gun Safety analysed FBI data and media reports to identify a total of 110 mass shootings in the U.S. between January 2009 and July 2014.

Billionaire’s $12.3m gift to restore General Robert E. Lee’s home to the way it looked before its grounds were turned into Arlington National Cemetery

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Carlyle Group founder David Rubenstein (top left) has donated $12.3 million to restore the home of Confederate General Robert E. Lee (center) on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia (top right). Although it attracts more than 650,000 visitors a year, the 200-year-old home hasn’t been renovated in many years (rooms pictured bottom left and right). The roof leaks inside, and the climate control system is so unstable some artwork can’t be displayed. Decorative paint on the building’s facade is peeling away. ‘The goal is to remind people of American history,’ history buff Rubenstein said. ‘I think when you’re restoring history, you should remind people of the good and the bad.’

Do not disturb! Being interrupted for just 60 seconds while concentrating can completely wipe your short-term memory

A study has found that if you are bothered for 60 seconds while trying to focus on something then you will have to start afresh because you can¿t recall what you were doing (stock image shown)

Scientists at George Mason University, Virginia, said that their findings should be a warning to anyone with a smartphone as users check the devices around 125 times a day.

Apple’s iPhone 6 ‘Air’ battery will be TWO MILLIMETRES thick, sources claim

Previous rumours have similarly pointed to a super slim 'iPhone Air' model. For example, in April, Taiwan-based Commercial Times similarly referenced a 2mm-thick battery. Designer Martin Hajek's iPhone 6 concept is pictured left next to the current iPhone 5S

Reports from Taiwan-based site Digitimes also claim manufacturers are similarly reducing the thickness of panels and chassis for the upcoming super-thin handset (concept pictured left).

Vice President Joe Biden heckled by immigration reform activists pleading with him to ‘stop deporting our families’

Vice President Joe Biden's speech to progressive activists attending the Netroots Nation conference in Detroit, Michigan, this evening was interrupted by immigration reform activists who were upset with the government for deporting illegal immigrants

Biden told the audience to clap for the activists as they were led out, saying people in the room would be upset, too, if their family members were being deported.

Taking a fingerprints now reveals a criminal’s sex and even how much coffee they’ve drunk: Revolutionary nanopowder captures trace chemicals sitting on skin

Fingerprints

The powder (pictured), developed at Newcastle University, contains nano particles that stick to the ridges of a fingerprint more closely than current powder.

Shocking moment South Korean search and rescue helicopter crashes in middle of built-up residential area killing all five crew

Shocking moment China search and rescue helicopter crashes in middle of built-up residential area killing all five crew

The chopper was flying over Gwangju, to the southwest of the peninsular, after a search mission for 11 people still missing from the April 16 sinking of the ferry Sewol off the southwestern coast.

The fasting 5:2 diet may make you live longer – but could leave you more susceptible to infections

Experts at the University of Bath have warned fasting regimes, like the popular 5:2 diets, may make you live longer but they leave people more susceptible to infections

Researchers at the University of Bath found the extreme diet, which involves drastically reducing calorie intake for two days a week, could lead to a 20 per cent increase in infections.

Parents of Jersey City police officer killed in ambush supported by thousands as their hero son is laid to rest

Rookie cop Melvin Santiago, 23, died Sunday after being ambushed by Lawrence Campbell, 27, in a Jersey City, New Jersey Walgreens

Rookie cop Melvin Santiago, 23, died Sunday after being ambushed by Lawrence Campbell, 27, in a Jersey City, New Jersey Walgreens. His funeral was held Friday morning at St Aloysius Church and attended by current Mayor Steven Fulop and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Fulop led the procession of more than a thousand police officers from the funeral home to the church Friday morning.

‘It’s her loss’: Hillary Clinton skips largest annual progressive gathering to promote her book

Hillary Clinton, pictured here on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Tuesday, put promoting her book ahead of speaking to progressive activists at a gathering this week in Detroit

Clinton has not attended the gathering since 2007 when she was running for president, and conference organizers said she declined an invitation to speak this year.

White House gets the all clear after being placed on lockdown for two hours over ‘unattended package on North Lawn’

The White House was put on lock down this afternoon after an unattended packed was found along the fence at the North Lawn (pictured), according to reports

The unattended package on the fence line of the North Lawn forced the lockdown. Several White House reporters tweeted that they were being held in the press area while Secret Service searched the grounds.

Do Parkinson’s drugs make people more CREATIVE? Pills that increase dopamine levels may improve artistic abilities

Professor Rivka Inzelberg of Tel Aviv University in Israel has completed the first empirical study to verify a link between Parkinson’s disease and creativity.

No more photo fails for Fido! Barking app lets you take perfect pet portrait every time

While the app is only available on Apple¿s App Store, an Android version will be released later

Whether it’s a squeaky toy, cat’s meow, a rustling treat bag or doorbell, the sound of choice is emitted at the touch of the shutter button.

Elvis superfan, 71, found dead two days after he gunned down an intruder who tried to rob his Graceland-themed museum

Biggest fan: Paul MacLeod, 71, a lifelong Elvis fanatic, was found dead in his Mississippi home doubling as a museum dedicated to the legendary singer two days after he shot dead an intruder

Paul MacLeod, 71, was found slumped in a chair outside the cluttered Elvis museum known as Graceland Too in Holly Springs, Mississippi. It is believed he has died of natural causes.

Love at first sight is REAL: Gazing into a person’s eyes instead of looking at other body parts hints that you’re falling for them

University of Chicago researchers say the direction of a person's gaze can indicate their feelings for another when they first meet them (stock image shown). They found that where a person looked at another determined 'love or lust'. Students were asked to view photographs of strangers in the study

University of Chicago researchers say the direction a person looked when faced with a person determined ‘love or lust’.

‘I’ve been shot!’: Wife hears her husband’s last words while they were on the phone as he was killed in a random murder-suicide

Jamie Plymel, from Spring Hill, Tennessee, (pictured) was shot dead in an apparent random murder-suicide while on the phone to his wife Stacy (right)

Jamie Plymel was on the phone to wife Stacy (both pictured) at a rest stop off Interstate 65 on the Kentucky border with Tennessee when he cried out: ‘I’ve been shot! I’ve been shot!’ Mr Plymel, who has an eight-year-old son, was allegedly shot dead by James Roames, 39. The suspect then turned the gun on himself. Police are investigating the motive behind the seemingly random murder-suicide and speaking to Roames’ family about his recent mental state.

Vain British jihadist fighting in Syria tweets asking how he can stop his beard getting split ends and how much he misses hair conditioner

Mr al-Muhajir

Jihadist Abu Fulan al-Muhajir has been begging fellow militants in Syria for advice on dealing with split ends in his beard and where he can buy hair conditioner to keep his ‘gorgeous’ facial hair looking good.

Rupert Murdoch will bid MORE than $85 a share to takeover Time Warner Cable after his $80billion offer was rejected

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has hit out at excessive financial red tape as he urged Group of 20 governments to 'take a back seat' and allow businesses to drive economic growth

It was revealed this week that cable-company Time Warner Cable has rebuffed an initial $80billion offer by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox.

Need a lift? Forklift truck gets a helping hand from another forklift as it loads trailer without a ramp

A video of two removal workers has been posted online using a forklift to lift another forklift on to the back of a trailer

It is not clear where the video was taken, but according to reports, the footage was posted to Facebook on July 2 and has now been shared across social media and blogging sites.

Couple who’s lawn died in California drought threatened with $500 in fines and criminal action if they don’t water it and more fines if they water it TOO much

City Manager Chris Jeffers says the couple has not been cited and called it a friendly letter prompted by a neighbor's complaint

A Southern California couple who scaled back watering due to drought received a letter from the city of Glendora warning that they could face fines if they don’t get their brown lawn green again.

The ‘virtual reality’ helmet that lets fighter pilots see in the dark without goggles – and knows exactly where its wearer is looking

Striker II

BAE Systems Striker II helmet-mounted display, unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show, boasts everything from a wraparound HD display in its visor to a built in night vision system.

Mother left to raise three sets of twins alone after her husband, 45, dies suddenly

Loss: Wayne Beale, left with his wife Joni and four of their children, had a heart condition that prevented him from getting life insurance. Mr Beale, who worked in construction, passed away on Sunday

Wayne Beale, who had a heart condition, passed away unexpectedly at the family’s Fredericksburg, Virginia home on Sunday after battling bronchitis for a few days.

‘Make me un-80’: Incredible Today show makeovers give two women dramatically younger looks

Today show Makeovers

Joanne Odle, who traveled from Alexandria, Virginia, to celebrate a milestone birthday, told Today contributor Jill Martin, ‘You’re going to make me un-80’.

That’s handy! Bizarre wrist mounted robot gives wearer two extra fingers

The researchers believe people may come to perceive the robotic fingers as part of their body.

MIT researchers say the gadget could help those with limited dexterity.

Rise at dawn? It could make you a liar later: Early risers found to become less honest as the day goes on

Night owls, in contrast, tended to lie in the morning, when they were sleepy

A new study by Georgetown University showed early risers became less honest as the day goes on and by early evening are more likely to cheat and lie than ‘night owls’.

From a lobster caviar frittata in New York to gold leaf-wrapped sushi in Manila, the most expensive dishes in the world revealed

Lavish lifestyle: A day spent indulging in the world's most expensive meals will set you back a whopping $95,065 - more than the average American household's annual income, according to a new infographic

Eating the priciest dishes would begin with a stop in New York City for a $1,000 omelet at Norma’s Restaurant, made with lobster and ten ounces of caviar.

Are YOU famous enough to use it? Facebook releases new ad-free ‘mentions’ app – but will only allow celebs to download it

The most exclusive app: Facebook mentions can only be used by those who have a verified account, such as actors, musicians and other celebrities.

Called Mentions, the app is designed to allow ‘actors, athletes, musicians and other influencers’ to chat with their fans.

Splat! Three-wheeled tricircle that spins in circles when pedaled leaves man dizzy and falling off into the mud

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The rather pointless contraption, seen in action at the Tour de Fat event in Illinois, Chicago, this month, features two pedals, a seat and three wheels arranged in peace sign-shape which causes it to spin on the spot. Reddit user, Ashavail, was filmed giving the stationary vehicle a quick ride with disastrous consequences, as, after a few beers ,he was left extremely dizzy and took a tumble into the mud.

Strictly Come D-ant-sing! Artist captures insects performing series of ballet moves after enticing them using food

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Irina Kozorog, 37, from Moscow, Russia, photographed the ants balancing delicately on one leg after using honey and sugar to guide them into the perfect pirouette.

Shocking images of Chinese girl, 12, tied to her bed by her own mother because she started suffering ‘uncontrollable rages’

The mother of a 12-year-old Chinese girl has said she is forced to tie up her young daughter after she suddenly started suffering from 'uncontrollable rages'

Ma Zimei said she and her husband had lived a normal life with their daughter Qi Yiting, now aged 12, at their home in the village of Xiliuzhuang in east China’s Shandong province until two years ago.

To baldly go… Bobblehead of Breaking Bad’s Walter White rockets 85,000ft into space to capture stunning views of the earth below

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A video shows a team attaching a balloon and camera to the tiny Walter White doll, before setting him free in Goblin Valley State Park, Utah.

Getting down and dirty! Tourists dive into mud pools and are locked up in a mud PRISON at bizarre festival in South Korea (but there are health benefits apparently)

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The wacky Boryeong Mud Festival even includes mud skiing, using mineral-rich materials specially transported from South Korea’s Boryeong mud flats.

Five decades of First Lady fashion: New Oscar de la Renta exhibit offers a peek into the closets of Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Nancy Reagan

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A new Oscar de la Renta exhibit that opens Saturday at the Bush Library in Dallas, Texas, features ensembles worn by Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Nancy Reagan. Mrs Bush said the exhibit was the designer’s idea. ‘He called me and said, “May I do a show there? I’d love to.” Of course I was thrilled, I’d always envisioned that we do a show of clothes,’ she said.

  

DON’T MISS

The bizarre virtual reality world where you can pretend to be a DOG: Dog Park lets you play fetch and chew a bone online

Dog Park (pictured) was created by New York designer Kevin Cancienne. It lets players simulate being a virtual canine and the goal is to chase and dig holes with other dogs.

Awwww! Legendary magicians Siegfried & Roy introduce three new rare white lion cubs at their wildlife sanctuary

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Legendary magicians Siegfried & Roy have welcomed three new snowy white lion cubs to their Secret Garden habitat on the Las Vegas Strip. The 14-week-old felines were born near Johannesburg, South Africa, and brought to the Mirage casino three weeks ago. They will be available for public viewing starting on Friday.

WORLD NEWS

Victims: Glenn Thomas, a WHO press officer, was among the 298 dead

    

Bright bead collars, mud make-up and cow’s BLOOD for breakfast: Stunning photos reveal the fascinating world of Kenya’s Samburu

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The Samburu people live in the Rift Valley in northeastern Kenya and are famous for their beautiful beaded collars and penchant for cow’s blood. The latter is mixed with milk and drunk on a daily basis. The beads, meanwhile, offer clues to the wearer’s circumstances, with white beads standing for purity, while a mix of yellow and orange means hospitality.

Bird’s eye view! Amazing new treetop hotel has giant bamboo sleeping tipi ‘nests’ snuggled among the lush forest canopy

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Sleeping areas can be different sizes, with larger pods for families, while there is scope for connected pots for larger functions such as a hotel lobby or restaurant.

That’s one way to pour shots! Barman lines up 140 Jägermeister miniatures on top of glasses to make a domino effect ‘Jäger-train’

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Gligorijevic Dejan Gliga from Tirol filmed the stunt take place at one of his locals. The clip shows a seemingly never-ending line of mini Jägermeister bottles balancing in between the rims of tumblers.

  

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