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December 23, 2018 7:05 AM Indonesia tsunami: HORRIFYING pictures show destruction caused by freak natural disaster

AT LEAST 168 people have been killed and hundreds injured after a tidal wave smashed into the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java last night, following a powerful volcanic eruption. Authorities are warning the death toll is likely to rise. The tsunami struck yesterday at around 9:30pm local time (2:30am GMT). Pictures taken from the region reveal 107

December 22, 2018 3:45 PM Seal pup found in Terrington St Clement back garden

A three-week-old seal pup was found in a back garden four miles (6.4km) away from the sea. It said it believed the pup travelled up a drainage system in the hope of finding water or food. Animal collection officer Naemi Kilbey said she was grateful the "incredibly feisty little fella" was found, otherwise he may have died from starvation. The seal pup was taken 64

December 22, 2018 11:31 AM Thames Estuary cargo ship stowaways detained

Four stowaways found on a cargo ship in the Thames Estuary have been detained after the vessel's crew was threatened. The Grande Tema's crew had to lock themselves in the vessel's bridge for safety, a spokesman said. Essex Police said the vessel was boarded and secured shortly after 23:00 GMT on Friday - almost 14 hours after the force was first called 85

December 22, 2018 1:25 AM Special forces storm ship taken by stowaway migrants who threatened crew with iron bars

BRITISH special forces have re-taken a cargo ship hijacked by Nigerian migrants in a dramatic operation which saw them use ropes to rappel down from helicopters onto the deck. Special Boat Service (SBS) operatives from Sabre Squadron stormed the vessel in the Thames Estuary last night after the crew made a distress call at around 9.15am on Friday, claiming 258

December 21, 2018 6:24 PM Pictures taken second from death aid seaplane crash tragedy probe

PHOTOS taken by one of the British victims of a seaplane crash in Sydney on New Year's Eve are helping investigators piece together the final tragic moments. Salvage workmen pull the mangled wreckage from Jerusalem Bay after the crash last year (Image: AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) Pictures taken just before the aircraft plummeted into the water have been recovered 102

December 21, 2018 1:22 PM Mars: Pictures reveal 'winter wonderland' on the red planet

Earth's North Pole is famous for its snowy climes - and for hosting Santa's workshop, of course. But as these pictures reveal, it's not the only planet with snow scenes this holiday season. This is the Korolev crater, near the north pole of Mars, as captured by the European Space Agency (ESA)'s Mars Express mission. The crater is 82km (50 miles) across 78

December 20, 2018 9:06 PM 'A blasted nuisance!' Vicar rages after thieves DECAPITATE Nativity scene

A VICAR has captured disturbing footage of a thug decapitating a life-size model of Joseph outside his church. Rev. Morrison said: “It was respected by everyone and we had no problems at all so we decided to put it up again this year. When we were building it, people were stopping and taking pictures and selfies because they admired it.” He said within 60

December 20, 2018 12:34 PM Sydney storm: Frightening moment TENNIS ball sized hailstones rain down like meteor shower

AUSTRALIA has been hit by a brutal hailstorm this morning, with giant hail stones the size of tennis balls hitting the city of Sydney. Massive hailstones are pummelling Sydney in Australia, in what is considered a freak hailstorm for this time of year in the region. Terrifying footage, taken in the Surry Hills district, shows the sheer size of the hailstones 110

December 19, 2018 6:03 PM Loch Ness Monster mystery SOLVED? Historian’s NEW photo APPROVED by sightings register

A GRAINY image of a bird-like creature with a four-foot long neck has led a top military historian to announce the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster has finally been solved. Ricky D Phillips was in the middle of conducting a tour of the famous Scottish loch when a beast with a long neck matching the description of the mystical creature emerged out of the freezing 72

December 19, 2018 6:45 AM Selena Gomez makes rare Instagram appearance after illness

The singer, who had not been seen in public and had not posted on social media since September, goes snow tubing with her friends. The Back To You singer, 26, was pictured with a large group of friends looking happy and relaxed as they went snow tubing in Big Bear Lake ski resort in Southern California. Her former Wizards Of Waverley Place co-star Bailee 120