Thursday, 4 September 2014
Joan Rivers died this afternoon at the age of 81. The legendary comedienne passed away surrounded by her family at New York's Mount Sinai hospital, after she was rushed there on Thursday when she went into cardiac arrest during throat surgery at another clinic. She has been at the centre of American entertainment since her breakthrough in 1965 when she appeared on the Tonight Show.
A one-time aide to a former navy chief of Guinea-Bissau has been sentenced to six and half years in a US prison for his role in cocaine trafficking more than a year after the two were arrested in a drug sting off the West African coast.
Mihaela Boghian (left), 32, left sisters Antonia and Iasmina (top right) in the corridor of a council apartment block in the city of Piatra Neamt, a city in north-eastern Romania.
Two British human rights researchers probing mistreatment of Qatar World Cup migrant workers disappear
Two British researchers have 'disappeared' in Qatar after being harassed and followed by plain clothes police, according to a human rights group.
Researcher Krishna Upadhyaya, 52, and photographer Ghimire Gundev, 36, from London, were due to fly from Doha to London on Sunday but failed to arrive at the airport.
Woman drives home to Kent from France - and finds an illegal immigrant hiding in the back of her car
Sue Taber was shocked to discover an illegal immigrant hiding in her car when she arrived home to Shepherdswell, Kent, having driven from France.
Russian grandmother abandons her six-year-old grandson at the supermarket because she could not feed him
Eugene Kapustina, 61, was asked to look after her grandson Vova, six, by the boy's parents, who said they were going to look for work in a nearby town but never returned. Kapustina said she has spent all of her savings looking after the boy for a year, but can no longer afford to feed him. She then left him at the supermarket in the hope somebody would pick him up.
Rhys Culley had asked Chanttelle Ward if he loved her before he sank his teeth into her face during the horrific attack.
The family of Steven Sotloff, the American journalist slaughtered in Syria, have described their son as 'a gentle soul' who 'tried to find good in a world of darkness' in a statement on Wednesday. Spokesperson Barak Barfi, left, said Sotloff had been 'torn between two poles', keen to live a normal life but also 'pulled by the Arab world'.