Alex Murdaugh arrived at Hampton County jail Thursday morning where he was slapped with charges for paying a hitman to kill him as part of a botched insurance fraud scheme - three months after the unsolved double-murder of his wife and son. The high-powered South Carolina attorney, 53, was filmed being driven to the jail in a pewter-colored SUV accompanied by a police escort after he agreed to surrender to authorities. He emerged from the vehicle sporting bright red sneakers, gray trousers and a light-colored shirt. Murdaugh was arrested and charged with insurance fraud, conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and filing a false police report and was booked at the Hampton County Detention Center. He is expected to appear for a bond hearing at the Hampton County Magistrate Court at 4pm. The legal scion whose family have ruled the county's justice system for almost a century now finds himself on the other side of the criminal justice system after investigators made the shocking revelation Tuesday that he orchestrated his own shooting earlier this month. Murdaugh is accused of paying a hitman to shoot him in the head and kill him so that his surviving son Buster could collect a $10 million life insurance payment amid a catastrophic few months where his other son and wife were murdered and he was exposed for allegedly embezzling millions from his law firm to pay for his drug addiction.
Suspected killer of UNC student Faith Hedgepeth is arrested NINE YEARS after the sophomore was beaten to death and a chilling note was left scrawled next to her body
Miguel Enrique Salguero-Olivares, 28, (left) was arrested on Thursday and charged with first-degree murder in the 2012 slaying of 19-year-old Faith Hedgepeth (right) in her Chapel Hill apartment. Details of the violent murder shocked the normally quiet college town, including the taunting note (inset) the killer scrawled on a fast-food bag and left next to Faith's body, reading: 'I'm not stupid b***h jealous'. Salguero-Olivares was tied to the murder through a DNA match with evidence collected at the crime scene, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein said at a press conference.
France goes ballistic! Sulking Paris diplomats CANCEL D.C. gala dinner celebrating ties with US after losing out on $90bn nuclear sub contract amid US-UK-Australia defense pact
French diplomats in Washington on Thursday canceled a gala at their embassy to celebrate ties between the U.S. and France amid mounting fury at the Biden administration's role in scuppering a $90 billion submarine deal with Australia. The event was supposed to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the Battle of the Capes, when the French Navy fought the Royal Navy of Britain during the Revolutionary War. But it will not now go ahead on Friday, an official told the New York Times .
Police are investigating potential link between Gabby Petito's disappearance and recent double homicide involving store worker at a Utah co-op where Petito had physical a fight with fiancé
Police revealed they are looking into links between Petito's disappearance and the murder of a woman who worked at the co-op where Petito had an explosive fight with Laundrie. Six days after Petito and Laundrie had a physical altercation at Moonflower Community Co-op in Moab, store worker Kylen Schulte, 24, and her wife Crystal Turner, 38, were found dead with gunshot wounds at the site they were camping in La Sal Mountains, Utah. Around the time of the double murder in August, police across the state line in San Miguel County, Colorado, warned campers after they found more than 30 weapons at a man's campsite in Telluride, just over two hours away from Moab.
'You know where Brian left Gabby. We beg you to tell us': Parents of missing 'van-life girl' plead with her boyfriend's family to tell them where she is
Struggling to contain his emotions, father Joe Petito he made the appeal at a press conference on Thursday in North Port, Florida, where the young couple were living before their cross-country road trip. 'What I need from everybody here is help. The goal is to bring Gabby home safe. I am asking for help from everyone here. I am asking for help from everyone at home,' the father said, as was wife Tara (main), Gabby's stepmom, who fought tears. Gabby, 22, (top right) was reported missing on Saturday after her family hadn't heard from her in 13 days. She had been traveling with Brian Laundrie (with her bottom right) since July - and last spoke to relatives on August 25. North Port police chief Todd Garrison (inset) expressed his continued frustration that Laundrie not coming forward to help solve the mystery of Gabby's disappearance.
Father and son suspects 'who shot dead four friends in a Wisconsin cornfield' were 'family friends' of one of the victims: Dad, 56, is arrested as son remains on the run described as 'armed and dangerous'
NEW The suspects in the slaying of four close friends are a father and son and were known to at least one of the four victims whose bodies were found in a Wisconsin cornfield, the family of victim Nitosha Flug-Presley, 30, has confirmed to DailyMail.com. The older man, Darren McWright, was arrested Wednesday night while his son Antoine Suggs, remains on the loose, believed to be in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Suggs is described by police as armed and dangerous.
Blow for 'worried' Prince Andrew as New York judge in sex abuse case says papers can be served to his LA legal team after the Duke challenged bid
A US judge said Virginia Giuffre's (right) plan to deliver papers to his US lawyer was 'reasonably calculated to bring the papers served to the defendant's attention'. District Judge Lewis Kaplan (inset) in Manhattan said it did not matter whether the Duke of York (left, this week at Balmoral) 'authorized' the lawyer to accept them. The lawyer, Andrew Brettler, had no immediate comment and Ms Giuffre's lawyers did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Earlier the Prince had challenged a High Court ruling that he can be served with papers in his US sex case. In what was being seen as another delaying tactic by the duke, his legal team said it would look to overturn the decision on a legal technicality. It comes as the Prince's mood has reportedly changed over the past few days and he has become 'worried' and is 'not his usual blasé self'. He is said to be readying himself for a brutal legal battle that he fears could cost him millions of pounds.
Thousands of Haitian migrants pour across the border at Del Rio as makeshift camp swells to 10,000 - after Biden admitted those illegally crossing the border WON'T have to get vaccinated
Thousands of migrants continue to converge in a makeshift camp under the bridge that connects Del Rio, Texas and Mexico's Ciudad Acuña, in the latest border emergency and humanitarian crisis facing US President Joe Biden. The camp had swelled to some 10,000 migrants on Thursday, with thousands seen wading across the Rio Grande River daily. Most are Haitians, with some Cubans, Venezuelans and Nicaraguans also present. Amid the surge of the highly infectious Delta variant, the crowded conditions of the camp also raised concerns about the possibility of COVID-19 outbreaks endangering the health of the migrants.
PICTURED: Satellite photo reveals wreckage of $1b B2 Stealth bomber after landing gear gave way after emergency landing
Sources said the B-2 experienced a hydraulic failure during a routine training and had its port main landing gear collapse during landing. As a result, the B-2 was sent off the runway with its wing dug into the ground. While it hasn't been confirmed this was the cause, satellite images seem to coincide with theory of the gear collapse/wing down aspect of the incident.
Fully vaccinated woman's family blames unvaccinated Americans for her death in scathing obituary: 'She was infected by others who chose not to be. The cost was her life'
The family of a fully vaccinated Illinois woman who died from COVID-19 has blamed the millions of unvaccinated Americans for her death. Candace Ayers, 66, of Springfield, was vaccinated with the Moderna shot in March along with her husband Terry before being infected with the virus. She died six months later, on September 3 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital. Her family published an obituary which stated: 'She was preceded in death by more than 4,531,799 others infected with Covid-19. 'She was vaccinated but was infected by others who chose not to be. The cost was her life.' Her son Marc believes that his mother contracted the virus in July after she and his father went to visit a friend, whose husband died of COVID-19, in Mississippi, where the vaccination rate is only 42%, according to the state's health website.
Jane Powell has died at 92; the actress appeared in musical classics such as Royal Wedding and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Actress Jane Powell, best known for appearing in the MGM musicals Royal Wedding and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, has died at 92 from natural causes. Family friend and spokesperson Susan Granger confirmed to Deadline Thursday that Powell had passed away at her Wilton, Connecticut home. She had formerly lived in the home with late husband Dick Moore, an actor/publicist who passed away in 2015.
AOC is hit with SECOND ethics complaint over $35k-a-head ticket to the Met Gala - and for wearing that 'Tax the Rich' dress
New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez received a second ethics complaint from The National Legal and Policy Center for her attendance at the Met Gala event where she donned her controversial 'Tax the Rich' dress. The complaint filed on Thursday by Paul Kamenar claims she broke House Gift rules by accepting lavish items such as a free ticket to the event and a spot at a sponsored table. The ticket said to cost $35,000 and the spot at the table between $200,000 and $300,000. The previous complaint was filed by The American Accountability Foundation on similar claims.
Trump furiously declared Oklahoma rally was the 'biggest f***ing mistake' after TikTok prank left thousands of seats unfilled, according to a new book
Former President Trump was irate when TikTokers pulled a prank on him that left thousands of empty seats at his rally in Oklahoma, calling the event the 'biggest f***ing mistake.' 'I shouldn't have ever done that f***ing, f***ing rally,' Trump said at an Oval Office meeting in July 2020, after the rally, according to 'Peril,' a forthcoming tell-all from The Washington Post's Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. The book also claims Trump called Brad Parscale a 'f***ing moron.' One month later he fired the campaign manager. The Oklahoma excerpt was first reported by Insider.
Pelosi says Republican Party has been 'hijacked by a cult' and Trump will be first president to be 'impeached twice and defeated twice' if he runs in 2024
Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke at a forum hosted by the Cambridge Union on Thursday where she discussed the impeachment of Donald Trump among other global interest topics. Throughout the event she chose not to refer to the former president by name, only calling him 'what's-his-name' instead. She also made a public appeal to her 'Republican friends' to take back the GOP, which she says was 'hijacked by a cult,' referring to Trump's supporters. Pelosi is in England for a meeting with parliamentary leaders of G7 countries, set to take place on Friday. Also on Thursday she met with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
'There is no end in sight': EIGHT additional miles of Kentucky's Mammoth Cave have been uncovered that extends the 10-million-year-old structure to at least 420 miles long
A non-profit found 8 additional miles of the Mammoth Cave. The team has been exploring the structure for the past 60 years and found nearly 400 miles of passageways. The 10-million-year-old cave was first discovered in in the late 1790s by a team of pioneers, but humans have used the massive structure for about 5,000 years.
Patrick Dempsey is accused of 'terrorizing the set' of Grey's Anatomy causing 'HR issues' and leaving cast with 'PTSD' before his character was killed off
Patrick Dempsey has been accused of 'terrorizing the set' of Grey's Anatomy and even giving certain castmates 'PTSD' from their experiences with him. The people behind the his medical drama revealed the dark side of Dr. McDreamy in the unauthorized oral history of the hit medical drama, How to Save a Life: The Inside Story Of Grey's Anatomy. In a scathing excerpt from the book published by The Hollywood Reporter, executive producer James D. Parriott explained: 'There were HR issues. It wasn't sexual in any way. He sort of was terrorizing the set.
Florida GOP official who wanted to 'end Faucism' and mobilized people to protest COVID-19 mandates dies from the virus
Gregg Prentice, an official of Florida's Hillsborough GOP died from COVID-19, just weeks after he said that he wanted to 'end Faucism' and mobilize people to protest school masks. Before his death, Gregg Prentice, of Riverview, developed and updated software that could track donations to the Hillsborough County GOP electronically. He was also head of the local Republican party's 'election integrity committee, which alerted federal election regulators that it can no longer access its campaign finance software.
Steve Jobs' daughter Eve competes at the international equestrian Longines Global Champions Tour of Rome under watchful eyes of mom Laurene Powell Jobs who' sworn to leave her daughter nothing of her $21.7B fortune
Eve Jobs (left), 23, was ranked fifth out of the 1,000 best riders under 25 in the world. She competed on Thursday in Rome, Italy, after training at a $15million, 3.5-acre ranch in Wellington, Florida, her mother bought in 2016. Laurene Powell Jobs (right), 57, inherited the Apple founder's $21.7billion fortune when her husband passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2011. The inheritance made Powell Jobs the 35th-richest person in the world but she doesn't plan to give any of her three daughters a single dollar of the fortune. She told The Times she's 'not interested in legacy wealth buildings, and my children know that'. 'Steve wasn't interested in that,' she added.
Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond, 52, talks moment she hit 'rock bottom' while binge-eating on chips and salsa that led to her 60lb weight loss
Ree Drummond opened up about her dramatic weight loss in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight. The Pioneer Woman, 52, said she decided to lose the weight after a night of binge-snacking. She said,'I have a cooking show, I write cookbooks, I have a cooking website. I have a restaurant, a bakery. So you know, it just kept creeping up and in January of this year, we took my son Bryce to college.
X Factor star Freddie Combs dead at 49: The singer who once weighed 920lbs dies in Florida from kidney failure with his wife Kay by his side
Freddie Combs, who made an impression on season two of the reality TV show The X Factor, has died at the age of 49. The budding singer passed away while in his hospital bed in Florida as friends and family gathered around on Friday, his wife Kay told TMZ. 'I have so much gratitude to be his wife for 25 years and to be his best friend,' she told the site. His spouse also shared that the minister, who had been battling a weight problem for most of his life, had died of kidney failure.
Ohio mayor tells ENTIRE school board to resign or 'face child pornography charges' after teachers asked kids to 'write a sex scene you wouldn't show your mom'
Hudson Mayor Craig Schubert delivered the harsh ultimate during a school board meeting on Monday, garnering loud applause from outraged parents who also spoke out on the issue. At issue are the highly inappropriate writing prompts distributed to students in the Liberal Arts II writing class at Hudson High School, including 'Write a sex scene you wouldn't show your mom', 'Describe your favorite part of a man's body using only verbs' and 'Write an X-rated Disney scenario'. 'It has come to my attention that your educators are distributing essentially what is child pornography in the classroom,' fumed Mayor Schubert during public comments. 'So I'm going to give you a simple choice: either choose to resign from this board of education or you will be charged.'
Heir-dresser Harry! After THAT picture, wags joked the Duke was admiring his salon mastery in the mirror. But as this hilarious spoof reveals, maybe he's had hidden layers all along
When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were named by Time Magazine as being among the '100 most influential people in the world', their extraordinary cover photograph came in for much mocking on social media. Meghan, with a full head of voluminous hair, stood front and centre as Harry crouched behind her, basking in her glow. One comment that went viral observed that it looked as if Harry was Meghan's hairdresser, looking into the mirror and talking his client through what he'd done. Here, CLAUDIA CONNELL imagines Harry's other life - as personal hairdresser to his glamorous wife.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry DENY claim that Duchess wore ring made with 'gifted diamonds from the Middle East' for Time magazine cover - and say $62,000 sparkler was borrowed from stylist
The Duchess of Sussex, 40, donned several of her favorite jewelry pieces from her luxurious collection - including a $23,000 gold Cartier Tank watch that once belonged to Princess Diana and was gifted to her by her husband in the early years of their relationship, which she paired with a $6,900 Cartier Love bangle. However, one luxury item that has raised questions is the royal's pinky ring which is reportedly a custom Lorraine Schwartz design, and a jewelry expert has estimated to be worth a whopping $62,039 (£45,000).' The Sussexes have since denied reports by Page Six that it was made with diamonds 'gifted' by a donor in the Middle East.
Squeeze into the Manhattan property market with New York City's NARROWEST home! Historic 9-foot-6 wide townhouse that was once home to Pulitzer-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay hits the market for whopping $4.9 million
New York City is known for its tight living quarters, but at just 9-feet and six-inches wide, this historic residence is Manhattan's narrowest home - and it's now on the market for a whopping $4.9 million. While the townhome is notoriously narrow, it is definitely not one of New York's smallest homes. The skinny red brick home list three bedrooms and two bathrooms in the nearly 1,000 square feet building. Although it is only 9 feet and 6 inches wide, the place is 30 feet deep. It's place as the city's narrowest home was officiated by The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. The historic residence was once home to Pulitzer prize-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Drew Barrymore and ex-husband Will Kopelman take their girls to Hamilton with his new wife, Vogue editor Alexandra Michler
Drew Barrymore proved she and ex-husband Will Kopelman had no bad blood while out with their two daughters and his new wife Vogue Director Alexandra Michler on Tuesday night. The duo got together for a night out to the theater, seen enjoying a dinner at the Japanese BBQ Gyu-Kaku before heading to Broadway to catch a performance of Hamilton. Drew, 46, looked stylish in a long navy coat and crisp white blouse as she lead her daughter Frankie, seven, by the hand.
Tragic Venezuelan mother saved her two children after shipwreck by BREASTFEEDING them for four days while she drank her own urine before finally dying
Mariely Chacon, 40, sacrificed her own life to save those of her six-year-old son and two-year-old daughter by trying to stave off dehydration so they had a fighting chance of surviving the harrowing shipwreck. She was left adrift with her kids, found clinging to their dead mum, and their 25-year-old nanny Veronica Martinez for four days in baking temperatures after heading out on a boat trip with family and friends that turned to disaster after a huge wave smashed the vessel's hull. They had left Higuerote in their native Venezuela for the uninhabited Caribbean island of La Tortuga off the country's north coast on September 3 but never made it. This sparked a rescue operation that led to the discovery of three of the survivors on an improvised lifeboat and their transfer to hospital.
Man on FIRST DATE is shot in leg at NYC hotspot Philippe Chow after wrestling gun from gang who robbed outdoor diners of jewelry - one week after identical strike on LA's Melrose Avenue
New York City diners recount the 'frightening' moment two masked, armed men attacked outdoor diners at high-end Philippe Chow on the East Side this evening, stealing one man's Rolex watch and shooting another man in the leg when he tried take the robber's weapon. Police said a 28-year-old male victim was sitting outside the swanky establishment on East 60th Street when one of the men stepped up to his table minutes after 10 p.m. Meanwhile, a second masked man approached another table and robbed 31-year-old diner of his Rolex watch.
300 migratory birds are killed after slamming into NYC World Trade Center in less than 24 hours: Conservationists beg occupants to switch off lights and treat reflective glass to avoid confusing birds
Melissa Breyer, a volunteer at NYC Audubon, picked up 291 dead birds outside of the World Trade Center towers on Tuesday. More birds are moving south as migration season starts. Glass buildings, like the WTC, confuse birds who get disoriented from the lights, causing them to crash fatally into the buildings. One WTC already has glass fins on the first 200-feet of the building to curb deaths. Three, Four, and Seven have encouraged employees to limit lights at night and the other towers are installing special glass.
Deaf woman breaks down in tears after being 'REFUSED service at Dunkin' because server wouldn't remove her mask so she could lipread'
Shannon Heroux, 32, from California, shared her story on her @shannon_heroux TikTok account, where her videos about the alleged incident have gone viral. She explained in her first clip she was refused service at a Dunkin' location in Encino after she told an employee that she was deaf and needed to lip read. Instead of pulling her mask down, she said the employee got her manager. According to Shannon, she could tell he was 'going off,' but she couldn't understand what he was saying because he also refused to pull down his mask. The TikToker noted that she had her mask on and was socially distanced, saying she has been discriminated against the entire pandemic because she is deaf. Shannon demanded an apology from Dunkin', and later shared in a follow-up video that she was in contact with the franchise's corporate office.
Furious mother says she was 'kicked off' American Airlines flight because her two-year-old son was suffering an asthma attack and was unable to wear a mask properly
Amanda Pendarvis (left) alleges she was kicked off an American Airlines flight to Colorado Springs Monday because her asthmatic son, 2, was unable to wear a mask properly. She says she tried unsuccessfully to make her son Waylon put on a face covering, before crew turned the plane around, and she was escorted off by police officers (right). She described the incident as 'humiliating/traumatizing' on Instagram. American Airlines confirmed the incident, saying that crew had seen Waylon out of his seat while it was taxiing to the runway. After the incident, it said it rebooked Pendarvis' flight.
In a new online gallery curated by Bored Panda, social media users shared snaps of hilarious signs they'd found from around the world. Pictured clockwise from left: a sign that calls a beauty spot 'ooh ahh point', a sign outside a retirement community musing on life, an advertisement for a fencing academy branding it the 'perfect Covid sport', a dog library which loans out sticks, a sign asking people to 'like and share' a wooden post, and a banner jokingly asking for time travel.
Man's best fiend! Moment pet owner visiting his friend is dragged off porch and ten feet across the lawn after his dog chases a couple of local mutts
The man, who has not been identified, visited his friend in Kansas City on September 10, along with his pet dog, when he ended up getting dragged across the lawn. As the man checked his phone while waiting for his friend to come to the door, his pet, which was on an extendable lead, decided to run at speed after a pair of other dogs. The man's humiliating ordeal was captured on his friend's doorbell camera.
Pit bull who was dumped at a Mexican shelter with a horrific infection that made his mouth ROT and 'smell like death' makes incredible recovery - and finds a forever home with owner who fell for his lopsided new look
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. Bud the pit bull was left at an animal shelter in Mexico in last summer - and workers were given no information about the infection or what had caused it. The flesh-eating illness caused two-year-old Bud's mouth to decay and staff at the shelter were unsure whether they would be able to save him. Animal Pad, a shelter in San Diego, offered to bring the pit bull to the US, where a vet agreed to perform surgery to remove the rotting half of Bud's jaw. Luckily, the operation went off without a hitch - although it left Bud with his tongue permanently sticking out of one side of his mouth in a comical fashion. San Diego resident Jill Catellano, 27, read about Bud's story on Instagram and immediately knew that she wanted to adopt the dog.
From a cheesy grin by 'Snooty' the shark to adorable penguins... and shocking pollution: The stunning winners of the 2021 Ocean Photography Awards
Showcasing the deep blue sea and the life within in all its beauty and complexity, photographers around the world swam through shark-infested waters and blooms of jellyfish to get the perfect shot. The 2021 Ocean Photography Awards winners have been revealed, putting a spotlight on themes of underwater conservation, adventure and exploration. The judges say: 'The Ocean Photography Awards has a simple mission: to shine a light on the beauty of the ocean and the threats it faces.' Here's MailOnline Travel's pick of the winners...
Disturbing moment pregnant woman tries to jump out second-floor window before being dragged back inside by her abusive husband in Brazil
This is the moment a woman who is 10 weeks pregnant attempts to jump from a second-floor window to escape the alleged beating inflicted by her husband before he pulled her back into their apartment in Brazil. The disturbing incident was recorded Saturday by residents in the Rio de Janeiro town of Duque de Caxias. Video footage shows María José, 35, placing her left leg over the window, but her spouse Vitor Batista, 32, appears to pull her head and drags her back into the apartment.
Unsigned drawing by Van Gogh that spent years hidden in a private collection goes on public display for the first time in Holland after experts determined it was by the Dutch master
A rare new early artwork by Van Gogh November 1882 was discovered in a Dutch private collection and will go on display in the artist's Amsterdam museum from Friday until January 2. The Van Gough museum in Amsterdam already owns the almost identical drawing titled Worn Out. The 'new' drawing shows an elderly man sitting on a wooden chair, with his head in his hands and senior researcher Teio Meedendorp said that the study conformed to Van Gogh's Hague drawings.
Ear, ear! Hound Lou's record-breaking lugholes are among the entries in the latest Guinness World Records book
The 2022 edition of the annual publication is released on Thursday and features a host of new record-breakers from around the world. Lou the black and tan coonhound (top left), from Portland, Oregon, is the new holder of the record for 'longest ears on a dog (living)'. Each measures 13.38 inches. Morgan Parsley (top right) now holds the record for having the world's largest feet for a teenager. They measure up at 12.2inches (30.9cm) long - meaning she wears size 11.5 shoes. Zion Clark (bottom right), from Ohio, made it into this year's book after he completed the fastest 20m (66feet) on two hands, in 4.78 seconds. Clark was born with Caudal Regression Syndrome, meaning he was born with no legs and his perseverance saw him introduced to wrestling in elementary school. Also included in this year's book is Pratik Mohite (bottom left) from Maharashtra, India, who became the shortest competitive bodybuilder (male), standing at 3ft 4in (102cm). Mohite began bodybuilding after seeing the sport as a representation of being fit and strong, wanting to take part even if others saw him as 'weak'.
Red alert! Queen Letizia of Spain looks effortlessly chic in recycled Massimo Dutti gown and killer heels as she and King Felipe receive the President of Colombia and his wife
Looking typically polished, Letizia of Spain, 49, donned a red silk gown featuring button detailing on the sleeves and a cinched waist teamed with a pair of matching slingback heels. The Spanish monarch and her husband King Felipe hosted a lunch today at the Royal Palace in Madrid for the President of Colombia Ivan Duque Marquez and wife Maria Juliana Ruiz.
Two women, 23, who were swapped at birth in a Sicilian hospital reveal how their mothers moved into the same house and raised them as SISTERS from the age of 3 after discovering the mix up
A hospital mix up in Mazara del Vallo in Sicily meant that Caterina Alagna and Melissa Fodera (pictured left as children and right, now), both 23, were raised by the wrong mothers until the age of three. It was only then that the mistake was discovered, but so much time had passed, their biological mothers chose to bring them up together and even went so far as even moving into the same house in a bid to make everyone feel as comfortable as possible. Speaking to The Times, one of the mothers, Marinella Alagna, 51, explained how she was picking up her daughter Melissa (pictured, bottom inset) from nursery school three years later when she noticed the striking similarity between one of the other children, Caterina (top, inset), and her two daughters.
A digger driver identified only as Hakan M went on the rampage at a coalmine near Mount Cudi in Turkey's Sirnak Province after his uncle Omar allegedly refused to pay his wages. Hakan drove his 40-tonne digger towards the line of tipper trucks and began crushing the cabs with its bucket.
Surfin' bird! Seagull lands on a whale's back for a quick breather before it dives back below the waves in stunning footage
Leandro Hihn, 30, filmed the amazing video in Puerto Piramides, Argentina last month. He was following a Southern Right Whale which breached the surface allowing the seagull to hitch a brief ride on the massive mammal. Social media users who saw the footage online described the video as 'beautiful'.
Amateur astronomers capture the moment mysterious object slams into Jupiter and causes bright flash lasting two seconds
Two amateur astronomers captured footage of what may be the 8th recorded impact on Jupiter. A bright flash appeared in the planet's atmosphere on Monday and lasted for just two seconds. What the object was is still a mystery, but some experts say it was an asteroid.