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At least 30 dead and more than 20,000 homeless in Houston

Rescue shelters flooded in Houston overnight, filling up with water as displaced Texans who had already fled their homes cowered in cots. At the Bob Bowers Civi... read more

Trump scarecrow spotted at Michael Douglas’s holiday home

A scarecrow resembling President Donald Trump has been put up in a vegetable garden at Hollywood star Michael Douglas’s Spanish holiday home. The not quit... read more

Seattle woman diets to spend more time with dying husband

A woman who once weighed 280lb (20st) says her husband’s shock brain tumour diagnosis was the catalyst for her to lose half of her body weight.  Taylor ... read more

Boston waxwork museum mocked for poor likenesses

A new waxwork museum in Boston has been widely mocked because of his poor likenesses, but bosses say online hecklers haven’t deterred them.  Critics say ... read more

ISIS hideouts where extremists lived on Syrian border

Reeking of death, strewn with dirt-plastered debris, Islamic State’s now-captured hideouts on the Syria-Lebanon border were the squalid homes of the despe... read more

Two toddlers are among at least six dead in Mumbai floods

Two toddlers are among at least six people killed as heavy monsoon rain deluged India’s financial capital Mumbai causing transport chaos and forcing schoo... read more

Sydney off-duty cop saves elderly couple from burning home

An off duty police officer has been hailed a hero after he rushed to save the lives of an elderly couple who were trapped inside their burning home.  Chief Ins... read more

Smart devices could let your ISP spy on your home

Details of your private habits within your own home could be sold on to advertisers by broadband providers, a shocking new study warns. Experts discovered that ... read more

Louisiana braces for rain and floods as Harvey returns

Louisiana is bracing for 10 inches of rain, tornadoes and widespread floods early on Wednesday as tropical storm Harvey made its second landfall after dumping r... read more

Illegal four bed bungalow torn down in Gloucestershire

A builder has been ordered to tear down a four-bed bungalow he illegally constructed behind high trees and hedges. Steve Turley sold a six-bedroom family home f... read more

Joel Osteen defends decision not to open Houston church

Pastor Joel Osteen doubled down on his defense for not opening his Houston church to flood evacuees sooner.  In an interview with the Today show Wednesday morn... read more

Police resume Outback search for body of Tanja Ebert

Police have reopened the search for missing mother-of-two Tanja Ebert and expect to be scouring the rural area until Friday. Earlier searches of the massive she... read more

US unsure whether to accept Mexico’s Hurricane Harvey aid

The U.S. government will ‘evaluate’ Mexico’s offer of hurricane relief, according to U.S. officials weighing the offer of assistance. As Hurri... read more

Estate in remains of King Richard III’s castle for £1.1m

An historical estate set with the grounds of King Richard III’s castle has gone on the market for £1.1million. The jagged ruins of Sheriff Hutton Castle ... read more

Railway arch separating Russia and Crimea installed

A huge 115-foot railway arch in the channel connecting Russia and Crimea has been completed as the 12-mile rail-road bridge begins to take shape.  The project,... read more

Fears new migrant ‘Jungle’ forming near Brussels station

Hundreds of migrants are sleeping near a Brussels train station sparking fears in the EU capital of a new ‘Jungle’, similar to the dismantled camp i... read more

Sydney toddler was drugged before drowned in foster care

Three-year-old Braxton Slager might have been drugged the day before he drowned in his foster family’s backyard swimming pool, an inquest has heard. Braxt... read more

Facial hair blocks up to 95% of harmful UV rays

Having a beard isn’t just fashionable, it could well be a life-saver. Facial hair, sported by Hollywood star George Clooney and footballing icon David Bec... read more

Chiloe in Chile where residents literally move houses

Packing up and moving into a new abode can be tedious to say the least.   Just ask the inhabitants of this Chilean land mass, where the concept of ‘movin... read more

Tess Holliday poses topless in sheer underwear

Tess Holliday has unapologetically reminded the world that ‘fat people have sex’ after proudly sharing a sultry photo of herself wearing nothing but... read more

‘Yes’ campaign responds to ‘NO’ gay marriage advertisement

The ‘Yes’ campaign has responded to an advertisement aired by opponents of same-sex marriage with a new video of their own. Featuring Dr Kerryn Phel... read more

Surgeons reattach woman’s arms after severed in France

It is the first time the surgery has been carried out on both arms at the same time The procedure took a team four hours in a hospital 35 miles from the station... read more

Christian girl forced to live with Muslim carers in London

This is the ‘distressed’ Christian five-year-old pictured with one of her  Muslim foster carers and was sent to them because there were no white fa... read more

Lancashire blind man accused of downloading child porn

Andrew Shaw, 44, is alleged to have downloaded 71 obscene images of children Mr Shaw, from Lancashire, has no sight in one and only partial sight in the other H... read more