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Joe Biden defended his presidency on Wednesday by bragging he has 'outperformed' expectations, slamming Republicans for working against with him and then saying some GOP lawmakers secretly have told him they're on his side but too worried about a primary to publicly support him. Speaking the day before his one-year anniversary in office, Biden started his first press conference in 78 days but tackling the two issues that are behind his falling poll numbers: the COVID pandemic and the economy. He admitted he should have had more COVID tests ready for Americans and blamed the record-high inflation on the pandemic and the actions of the Federal Reserve. But, he argued, he didn't make too many promises to the American people when he entered the White House last year. 'Look I didn't over promise. But I have probably outperformed what anybody thought would happen,' Biden said. He then pivoted to blaming Republicans, saying what he didn't expect in his first year was for GOP lawmakers to be so unsupportive. 'I did not anticipate that there would be such a stalwart effort to make sure that the most important thing was that President Biden didn't get anything done,' the president said. 'Think about this. What are Republicans for? What are they for? Name me one thing they're for,' the president continued. 'I haven't been able to do so far is get my Republican friends to get in the game and making things better in this country.' He later said he's had private conversations with five Republican senators who told him they're on his side but too worried about being primaried in this year's midterm election to publicly support him. 

Brianna Kulper's 'killer' is arrested at Pasadena bus stop: 31-year-old was out on $50,000 bond for 'firing weapon into a car' when he stabbed the UCLA student to death as she worked in LA furniture store

Shawn Laval Smith, 31, was arrested in the California city a day after the Los Angeles Police Department named him as the top suspect in the random, unprovoked slaying of Brianna Kupfer. He has not yet been booked, LAPD told DailyMail.com. Pasadena PD confirmed to us that Smith was found 400 miles away from the scene of the Fairfax fatal stabbing, at a bus stop in Pasadena. He was arrested without incident at a bus stop near Fair Oaks and Colorado Boulevard about 11:50 am, Pasadena Lt. Sean Dawkins told DailyMail.com. It's not clear if he was armed. 

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been courting conservative influencers at the governor's mansion to give him cover on the right as his feud with former President Donald Trump grows.

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At least two Marines have been killed and seven others have been critically injured after a military truck crashed in North Carolina on Wednesday

Harris County deputies were called out to the property in the Crosby area yesterday afternoon after a 'family member' who lived next door found the bodies of the three teenagers.

Tesla Model Y and Model 3 vehicles in Alaska and western Canada are not heating in the cabin. One owner called out Elon Musk saying his family could have been killed in the -40F temperatures.

The reboot, entitled And Just Like That..., premiered on December 9, and since it aired, Kim has made her thoughts on it clear - liking numerous tweets filled with scathing remarks about the series

PICTURED: Bumble date of dead Connecticut woman, 23, who claims she died following night

The 'older white man' who was on a Bumble date with a 23-year-old Connecticut woman before she was found dead after a night of drinking has been revealed as a 37-year-old design engineer who she knew for three days. Lawyers are now calling for an independent investigation into the death of Lauren  Smith-Fields who was found dead in her Bridgeport apartment on December 12, 2021, by Matthew LaFountain, 37, who she met on the Bumble dating app. Her cause of death is not known. He works as a design engineer at Connecticut-based Times Microwave System - a company which manufactures cables for the military, aerospace and telecommunications companies. Smith-Fields and LaFountain had been hanging out and drinking at her apartment, according to the police report obtained by Dailymail.com. The family of Smith-Fields are suing local police after becoming frustrated with how they are handling the case, attorney Darnell Crosland told Dailymail.com, alleging the detective in charge of her case told them to stop contacting him.

Popular tropes, of wealth making people less likely to help someone, are  accurate, say the team behind the study, from the University of Agder in Kristiansand, Norway.

The Rwanda genocide may be over, but the terror lives on in the DNA of victims and their offspring. A study found chemical modifications in genes linked to mental disorders like PTSD.

Emirates president calls 5G rollout fiasco the 'most delinquent mess he's seen in his entire aviation career' and blames Pete Buttigieg for doing nothing to stop the chaos after dozens of flights were canceled - and then uncanceled 

Tim Clark, the president of Emirates, appeared on Bloomberg Wednesday to blame the shambolic situation on the Biden administration, which greenlit the 5G rollout without addressing the safety fears of the aviation industry first. 'I need to be as candid as I normally am, and say this is one of the most delinquent, utterly irresponsible issue subjects, call it what you like, I've seen in my aviation career because it involves organs of government, manufacturers, science, etc. British Airways, Emirates, All Nippon and Japan Airlines, had canceled dozens of their scheduled flights to and from the US or put people on different flights using different aircraft. Air India canceled flights on Tuesday and are yet to put people on other services. Jadgish Rathor, who was due to fly to Delhi from Newark this morning, arrived at the airport to learn the flight had been canceled. 'They say the flight is canceled until further notice.

Joe Biden claimed five Republican senators have told him they'd vote alongside Democrats on various bills, but expressed fear Donald Trump would unleash a primary challenger.

Barack Obama's daughters Malia and Sasha spotted in Los Angeles

Malia, 23, reportedly has a position on the writing staff of a new Amazon project by Donald Glover. She was photographed in a yellow sweater and cropped green pants enjoying a cigarette outside and looking at her phone. After reportedly looking at scripts at a cafe, she met up with a photographer friend who took her picture. Sasha, 20, was seen walking in denim overalls layered over a sleeveless top and a tie-dye patchwork zip-up sweater. Though she matriculated at the University of Michigan in 2017, she is rumored to have transferred to USC. Both of the Obama daughters were with their parents in Hawaii over Christmas and New Year's.

The Democrat-led panel is expected to receive four pages of documents concerning the Trump White House from the National Archives at 6 p.m. today, according to a court filing.

Signers include veterinarian Christine Garvey, dentist Colleen Trecartin-Frost, podcast host Alie Ward, several psychologists, a social worker, an engineer and nearly 100 Ph.Ds.

Teen convicted of killing Tessa Majors sentenced to 14 years behind bars

The teen convicted of killing Barnard College student Tessa Majors was sentenced to 14 years behind bars Wednesday. Rashaun Weaver, 16, the third and final suspect in the slaying that shocked New York City in 2019, apologized to Majors' mom and dad in Manhattan Supreme Court just before learning his fate. The family of the 18-year-old college freshman from Virginia submitted an emotional victim impact statement  that was read in court Wednesday. 'This is a victim impact statement,' the victim's statement read. 'The victim is Tess Majors. Tess Majors cannot say how being murdered impacted her because she is dead. She is dead forever and will not be coming back.' Weaver pleaded guilty last month to murder and robbery charges in the botched mugging on December 11, 2019 in Morningside Park, which is near the Manhattan campuses of Barnard College and Columbia University.

Democrats' so-called 'voting rights' bill is really a progressive wish list: JIM GERAGHTY 

GERAGHTY: The legislation is a massive power grab, removing authority from state legislatures and state courts and putting all the decision-making in Washington. The biggest joke of it all is that Democrats are trying to blow up the filibuster to stop alleged voter suppression immediately after a presidential election with the highest voter turnout of the 21st century, and the largest increase in voters between two presidential elections on record with 17 million more people voting than in 2016. An astounding 67 percen t of all citizens age 18 and older reported voting, up 5 percentage points from 2016. Turnout rates in 2020 was higher among every ethnic group - whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians. In a country with no shortage of real problems, our system of conducting elections are working quite well. Leave it to Joe Biden and Senate Democrats to want to drastically overhaul one of the few parts of American government that isn't broken.

Carlson bashed liberal leaders for allocating millions of dollars in housing for the homeless, yet failing to show results amid the murder of a 24-year-old last week at the hands of a homeless man.

Two new videos have surfaced in the bizarre arrest of Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Malik McDowell: one of him charging naked at an officer and another of him at a gym earlier in the day.

How liberal media IGNORED Brianna Kupfer's killer's enormous rap sheet

A number of popular left-leaning news outlets - including the Los Angeles Times, CNN, and ABC News - lacked information on accused killer Shawn Laval Smith's criminal history and many did not use a photograph of the attacker on their homepages. Police say Smith is their chief suspect in the stabbing death of 24-year-old Brianna Kupfer, who was attacked last Thursday while working alone at a high-end LA furniture store.

Logan Smith, 18, from Florida, has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to strangle to death a male jogger as part of a twisted sexually motivated murder plot, which the victim thwarted.

Kerry Bell, 48 (not pictured), a homeless man, on Tuesday was charged with murder for allegedly attacking and killing Los Angeles nurse Sandra Shells, 70, without provocation.

NYPD cops hunt thug who shoved 81-year-old man walking his dog - then flipped him off as he walked away

The older man was simply taking his dog out for a walk in Yorkville on Manhattan's Upper East Side when a man, wearing jeans and a gray zip-up jacket, shoved him to the ground on Christmas. The assailant purposely walked between the man and his companion on 86th and Henderson Place even after the older man moved out of his way. He didn't stop after the assault, only turning back once to flip the 81-year-old off. The NYPD is now offering a $3,500 reward for anyone with information regarding the man's identity.

The 42-year-old said she decided to finally try taking medicine after 20 years of feeling 'very strongly that it was not the path she needed to take,' and has since 'rediscovered joy, optimism, and laughter.'

The Los Angeles native died 'peacefully' in her sleep of natural causes on Monday, family representative Michelle Bega confirmed to People on Tuesday. She starred in The Time Machine.

'Hitler should have killed you all': Disgusting moment Brooklyn woman SPITS on Jewish boy, 8, and his two siblings spewing anti-Semitic bile

A woman approached an eight-year-old boy who was with two of his siblings in Brooklyn and made anti-Semitic statements to them all before spitting on them. The suspect was caught on camera as she approached the children in Marine Park. After approaching the kids, aged seven and two and spitting on them, she turned back and walked off.

'My guess is Putin WILL move in': Biden says Russia will roll over Ukraine and warns of crippling dollar sanctions (but says he might get away with a 'minor incursion')

President Joe Biden said his guess is that Russia will 'move in' when asked if Vladimir Putin would invade Ukraine, saying he was 'very concerned' about the situation there. Russia has amassed an estimated 100,000 troops on the Ukrainian border. Biden said he is not sure of Vladimir Putin's intentions in Ukraine, and that it may depend 'what side of the bed' he wakes up on.

The Ukraine-Russian border region has been on a knife-edge since the end of last year when Moscow moved as many as 100,000 troops, as well as tanks and missiles, close to the border.

Navalny said he was disappointed with the US response to an attempt to poison him in August 2020 which resulted in sanctions on several security officers but failed to go after the Russian strongman.

Biden claims five GOP senators told him they'd vote alongside Democrats but fear Trump

President Joe Biden claimed five Republican senators have told him they'd vote alongside Democrats on various bills, but expressed fear former President Donald Trump would unleash a primary challenger if they stepped out of line. 'I've had five Republican senators talk to me, bump in to me ... or sit with me. Who have told me that they agree with whatever I'm talking about for them to do. "But Joe, if I do it I'm getting defeated in a primary,"' Biden said Wednesday at a press conference marking the end of his first year in office. 'We've gotta break that, it's gotta change.'

MARK ALMOND: History teaches us that aggressors are emboldened when a blind eye is turned to the rights of weaker societies. It was this kind of appeasement that helped fuel Hitler's aggression.

Despite marketing himself as the antithesis of Trump, their report cards are strikingly similar. After his first year in office, 35% graded Trump with an 'F' -- slightly less than the share failing Biden.

Actor Gaspard Ulliel - who stars in new Marvel series Moon Knight - dies aged 37 after ski

French actor Gaspard Ulliel who stars in the upcoming Marvel series Moon Knight has died aged 37 in a skiing accident. The star, who gained international attention for his portrayal of a young Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal Rising, was hospitalised after Tuesday's accident in the Alps. The father-of-one, who was also the face of the Chanel men's fragrance Bleu de Chanel, was not wearing a helmet when he crashed into another skier at the intersection of two blue slopes in the Rosiere resort in Savoie, France.

Jamal Simmons (right) is due to meet with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Thursday where lawmakers will voice their concerns over his problematic past Twitter posts.

TSA revealed that unlawful immigrants who are unable to obtain proper identification are being allowed to pass through security using an arrest warrant to prove their identity.

Teddy Roosevelt statue removed from outside New York City's Natural History Museum

The 'Equestrian Statue of Theodore Roosevelt,' commissioned in 1925 and unveiled to the public in 1940, was removed from the steps of NYC's Natural History Museum under cover of darkness in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The monument, which depicts Roosevelt on a horse with a Native American man and an African man on foot at his side, has been criticized by some as a symbol of colonialism and racism. The museum on its website said it was proud of its long association with the Roosevelt family, adding: 'At the same time, the statue itself communicates a racial hierarchy the Museum and members of the public have long found disturbing.' In early December, two weeks after the removal was announced, the museum covered the statue under tarp and scaffolding. Its new home will be the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Medora, North Dakota, where it will remain on long-term loan.

Trump Org. valued Ivanka's apartment at $25 million but gave her an option to buy it at $8

A legal filing by New York AG Letitia James' office says the Trump Organization valued Ivanka Trump's apartment at up to $25 million - but gave her an option to buy it at just $8.5 million. She leased the Park Avenue apartment on 'extraordinarily favorable terms,' according to the filing. James on Tuesday evening announced that she was seeking a court order to force the Trumps to testify. 'We have uncovered significant evidence' that the firm 'used fraudulent and misleading asset valuations on multiple properties to obtain economic benefits,' she said.

Anthony Carpenter, 42, was charged with murder of an off-duty officer and arrested by the Memphis Police Department gang unit on Tuesday after the Monday shooting.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's two adult daughters work for 'big tech,' raising questions about whether he has conflicts of interest as the Senate pursues legislation to rein in the companies.

Sen. Roger Marshall has found a cheeky way to capitalize on his spat with Anthony Fauci: His campaign is selling T-shirts marking the moment Biden's medical adviser called him a 'moron.'

Bodies of Texas gay couple found inside trash bags in Mexican border city of Ciudad Juárez

A lesbian couple from Texas was tortured and shot dead before the bodies were dismembered and left in two garbage bags on a street in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juárez. The two women were identified as Nohemí Medina Martínez and Yulizsa Ramírez, both of El Paso, according to the Chihuahua State Office of the Attorney General. The bags containing their bodies were found approximately 17 miles apart of each other on a stretch of the Juárez-El Porvenir road Sunday morning.

Roseanne Barr's daughter lifts lid on 'R-rated' reality of her family's TV-perfect life

Jenny Pentland, 45, opened up about how the ABC series 'Roseanne' was based on her family in an excerpt from her new memoir, 'This Will Be Funny Later.' Her mother played Roseanne Conner, 'a prime-time friendly version of herself,' while her father was the inspiration for Roseanne's husband Dan. The characters of Becky, Darlene, and D.J. were based on Pentland, her sister Jessica, and her little brother Jake. Pentland explained that what was happening in their lives became 'increasingly rated R,' and a lot of things were left out in later seasons of the show. Barr divorced Bill in 1990 after 16 years of marriage following her affair with comedian Tom Arnold, who she married that same year. In real life, the TV mom also had a secret daughter, Brandi Brown, who was born before her first marriage and put up for adoption before they later reunited. Pentland and her older sister Jessica were sent to multiple reform schools and psychiatric institutions in response to their rebellion and drug use as teens. The writer admitted she 'resented Parallel Jenny's simple life,' noting that neither Becky nor Darlene suffered from PTSD or anxiety disorders from being locked up.

Aneeqa Ateeq, 26, was arrested in May 2020 and charged with posting 'blasphemous material' as her WhatsApp status, according to a summary issued by the court.

London-based alcohol abuse coach Sandra Parke told Femail that the long-term solution to control alcohol consumption is not to rely on willpower but to examine why you drink.

Drunk Dukes of Hazzard wannabe JUMPS car over freeway bridge before flipping it

An unidentified Michigan man, 25, launched his car over a bridge that runs over US 131 on the afternoon of January 14, flipping it. The man drove up an embankment near exit 68 before dangerously launching his vehicle over the bridge, leaving behind what appears to be his front bumper. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police have reported that the man was intoxicated at the time and would receive a medical evaluation and a blood test to confirm. Once the evaluation comes back, police will decide if they want to arrest and place charges on him.

Humanity will learn its fate tomorrow during a live event that will unveil Doomsday clock for the 75th time. The clock's hand has remained at 100 seconds to midnight for the past two year.

The performer was found dead at the age of 65 in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida ten days ago, following which numerous tributes were made to him by several figures from the entertainment industry.

25-year-old single mother of twins reveals she was left to raise her babies alone after her boyfriend ABANDONED her at seven-weeks pregnant when she refused to get an abortion

NEW Maia Knight, 25, from New York, has found fame on TikTok by documenting her life with her nine-month-old fraternal twins Violet and Scout. In a recent clip, she reflected on her ex's heartbreaking response to her surprise pregnancy and the months leading up to the birth of her daughters last year. Maia explained that her boyfriend at the time told her to get an abortion and stop contacting him when she found out she was pregnant with twins. At 34 weeks, she was diagnosed with preeclampsia and taken to hospital three hours away after she started having contractions and went into heart failure. Maia's daughters were born prematurely on March 22, 2021, and spent three weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit. She said it was her love for her 'amazing little girls' that made her realize she had the support of her family and friends and could handle being a single mom.

Mexican TV anchor in live outburst branding anti-vaxxers a 'gaggle of morons who are hitting the brakes for entire world' 

Leonardo Schwebel (main, inset), a presenter for the Telediaro Guadalajara, ranted at those who have refused to be jabbed and told them to at least wear a face mask properly. Schwebel, who angrily screamed at the camera during a live broadcast this week, accused the anti-vaxxers of 'hitting the breaks for the entire world'. In an emotional outburst, Schwebel said: 'You damned anti-vaxxers, gaggle of morons.'

Experts at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) pioneered the Artificial Intelligence programme to help healthcare staff during times 'when PCR tests are not readily available'.

Sports Minister Richard Colbeck has warned that surfing legend Kelly Slater has 'no chance' of competing in Australia if he refuses to get vaccinated against Covid.

Oxford University researchers suggested mild coronavirus patients that did not report long Covid symptoms still had worse attention and memory for up to six to nine months.

Nicola Peltz's Trump supporter father, model mother will form part of fiance Brooklyn

As details of Brooklyn Beckham 's April wedding to  Nicola Peltz (inset) emerge, FEMAIL look at how the 22-year-old photographer will be marrying into a family whose fortune dwarves his own - with helicopters, mansions and a team of staff an everyday reality for his actress fiancée. While Brooklyn is arguably among the most famous British celebrity offspring worth £350million, American starlet Nicola, 27, is certainly no stranger to a life of wealth and fame, with her businessman father Nelson Peltz, 79, estimated to be worth £1.3 billion. Nelson, a former top Trump supporter, shares eight of his ten children with his third model wife (both seen centre) of 35 years Claudia Heffner Peltz, and the pair count a 27-bedroom mansion complete with ice hockey rink and a flock of albino peacocks, top right, as well as a £76million, 44,000sq ft home in Palm Beach,bottom right, - the reported wedding venue - as their homes. Despite being born into wealth, Nicola's siblings have also carved out their own successful careers, with her brother Brad, 32, an ice hockey player, and Will, 35, an American actor best known for his roles in Unfriended and Men, Women & Children. Far left: Nicola's only sister Brittany, 30, is a figure skater. Centre inset: The Beckham and Peltz family together.

When Sally (almost) met Harry! Meg Ryan rides her bike on Meghan and Harry's private Montecito road after buying $9.5million estate nearby

DailyMail.com spotted actress Meg Ryan riding her bike on Harry and Meghan's private road in Montecito, California. In her biking helmet, Meg rode on their street despite signs warning that read, 'Right to pass by permission and subject to control of owner'. The area is closely monitored with cameras and other security features. Meg purchased a five bedroom, six bathroom home, with an 800 square foot guest house for $9.5 million, just 1.2 miles away from the famous couple.A local tells DailyMail.com, 'Meg riding her bike in there shows she's just like the rest of us, hoping to get a glimpse of them'.

Those visiting the Duke of York's official Twitter page @thedukeofyork today were greeted with a message saying 'this account doesn't exist - try searching for another' just hours after it was still live.

The Duke of Cambridge was leaving the Foundling Museum in London today when a journalist from Sky News asked him: 'Your Royal Highness, could I just ask, do you support Prince Andrew?'

Two-stone cat weighing the same as a two-year-old child is so big it is confused for a dog

A huge two-stone cat from Russia that is thought to be the world's largest is so big it is often confused for a dog. Kefir, named after the fermented milk drink, is an oversized Maine Coon belonging to Yulia Minina in Stary Oskol. She bought Kefir nearly two years ago as a kitten and says the pet is still growing. Kefir even has the same weight as an average two-year-old child. The breed hails from the state of Maine in the US and is considered one of the oldest homegrown breeds in the country. On average, males weigh up to 18lbs while females weigh up to 12lbs.

   

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Who thought THAT was a good idea? Social media users reveal houses built without an

The snaps, collated in a gallery by Bored Panda, were shared on the Facebook group You Should Have Hired An Architect which has more than 31,000 members. The group is 'dedicated' to examples of why it is a bad idea to take on a build job without an architect. One unusual home included a bath-tub in the kitchen (main), a bizarre staircase (left inset) and a dangerous driveway (right inset). Meanwhile other snaps showed a wooden column in the centre of a kitchen (bottom right) and a commercial toilet stall in a bathroom (top right)

Bizarre 'sand hoodoos' appear on beach of Lake Michigan, created by howling wind and

Dozens of tiny little hoodoos - which are typically rock formations made from strong winds and erosion - popped up along Lake Michigan after a cold and windy January. The tiny sand sculptures measure up to 15 inches and look like little chess pieces dotting the shorelines of St. Joseph, 80 miles from Grand Rapids. Although hoodoos pop up yearly in the state, they only last up to a few days, collapsing as the weather gets warmer. Rock hoodoos aren't native to Michigan alone, and can be seen throughout the US and Europe. It is typically found in hot, dry places, like Utah and Italy, and are usually made of rock or clay and can reach up to 200 feet.

The spring is set in the pretty pastel-coloured town of Tonnerre in Burgundy, through which the River Armancon flows - and spews out more than 300 litres of water per second.

The clip was captured by Gianluca Masi, an astrophysicist and manager of the Virtual Telescope Project, provided by the Bellatrix Astronomical Observatory in Italy.

A new computational approach was developed by experts from the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste to estimate how many stellar-mass black holes should have formed.

Brian Chesky, 40, who is currently worth an estimated $12.3billion, took to Twitter yesterday to announce that he would be staying in a number of Airbnbs as he city-hopped.

The ultimate mom fail! 'Exhausted' mother-of-four is left mortified after realizing she's been celebrating her three-year-old son's birthday on the WRONG DAY for the last TWO YEARS 

Emily Vondrachek, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, was totally embarrassed when she discovered that she didn't know her own son's birthday. She explained in a TikTok video that her pediatrician had called to work out a billing problem they were having with the insurance company. According to Emily, she told the doctors office that her son Henry's birthday was on February 26, 2018 - but the insurance company had it listed for February 25. She insisted that the insurance company was wrong, but after going back to an old Facebook post, she realized she was actually the one that was wrong. It turns out, she had been celebrating the tot's birthday on the incorrect day for two whole years.

Gangsters ambushed the armoured truck as it left a motorway in Cape Town South Africa. The raiders used explosives to blow off the truck's doors at 6.30pm yesterday.

A Texas Grand Jury has indicted Brian Coulter (right) on a capital murder charge and Gloria Williams (left) on counts of injury to a child, serious bodily injury, and tampering with a corpse.

In an unusual turn of events, photographer Brice Petit, 42, was visiting the Chobe River in Botswana back in October when he spotted the hippos nibbling on the dead animal.

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Time to leg-go! Base jumper dangles from his partner's legs after they plunge into clouds from 3280ft Italian cliff in breathtaking stunt 

Tom Newberry and Callum Coldwell-Story, travelled to Mount Brento, Italy where they jumped together from the 3,280ft cliff into a valley covered by cloud while being carried by a single parachute. Tom steered the parachute away from the cliff face and through the thick cloud until the valley below came into view. Then Callum dropped into a free fall, opening his own parachute after a few seconds.

The well-coiffured white lion was photographed by director and photographer Simon Needham, 55, at the Glen Garriff Lion Conservation in Harrismith, South Africa.

Mother Emily Stewart, from Bradley, Illinois, shared the footage on TikTok. The spider can first been seen crawling directly over the camera, appearing larger than life - and seeming to glow.

Endangered Philippine eagle chick is fed by a hand puppet designed to look like its parent

The seven-week-old eaglet, named Chick 29, is being cared for at the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao, Philippines and is being 'puppet reared' to help prepare the young bird of prey for the wild. Footage, taken on January 17, showed the white-feathered chick being fed from a pair of large tweezers through the mouth of the puppet. In the video, the eaglet can be seen taking small chunks of food from the conservationist under the disguise of the puppet - and the charity have said it is to prevent the chick 'getting used to human presence'. The foundation wrote on their Facebook page: 'Chick 29 at one week old enjoying a meal with the help of an eagle hand puppet. We used puppet rearing to keep Chick 29 from getting used to human presence. Limited human contact can help ensure a successful natural pairing with another eagle. But not anytime soon as Chick 29 is still living the life as the PEC's bunso (baby)! The eagle chick was born on December 4 and comes five years after the last eaglet, Sakura, was hatched at the Philippine Eagle Center.

   

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Australian wildlife: How much can a kookaburra eat - this one downs a whole black duck

The Aussie icon - famous for its crescendo chuckling-call - grabbed the baby duckling and flew to a perch in a Caringbah back garden in Sydney where it was caught on camera. The carnivore bird - which normally feeds on small rodents and reptiles - took a staggering 15 minutes to spin it round and swallow headfirst. Photographer Helen Grant said she would have tried to save the black duck duckling if it had still be alive, but it was dead when the kookaburra arrived.

Samuel García, governor of the northeastern state of Nuevo León, and his wife Mariana Rodríguez, have been criticized for photos and videos they shared on social media of a sick child they hosted at their home.

The space rock, called 7482 (1994 PC1), poses no threat to the Earth as it will be five times farther away from the planet than the moon, as it shoots by at 43,000 mph at 21:51 GMT tonight.

Do they serve spirits? British pub owners say bar is HAUNTED after items move on their own, moving shadows are spotted and staff are too scared to go into the cellar 

Sisters Richelle Stocks (right) and Ashleigh Naisbitt have been forced to call out police to the Black and Grey pub in Morpeth, Northumberland over a series of 'strange' supernatural incidents. Spooky CCTV footage from the bar shows objects moving on their own and dark shapes appearing out of nowhere. One clip shows a pen appearing to spin unaided on a Richelle's hand (left) and a broom moving on its own. The pair, who took on the pub in August last year, said soon after they heard loud banging downstairs and fearful their pub was being burgled rang the police - who rushed over only to find the building empty.

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