Heartbreaking photos show emaciated elephant forced to walk miles, parade in costume during 10-day festival in Sri Lanka
Heartbreaking photos show emaciated elephant forced to walk miles, parade in costume during 10-day festival in Sri Lanka

70-year-old Tikiiri worked with 60 other elephants for the Perahera Festival in Sri Lanka this year despite her ailing health and frail body

Emiliano Sala suffered carbon monoxide poisoning before plane crash, family asks how gas entered cabin
Emiliano Sala suffered carbon monoxide poisoning before plane crash, family asks how gas entered cabin

An investigation by the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch has found that Sala had fatal levels of carboxyhemoglobin in his blood.

Mike Tyson smokes $40,000 worth of marijuana a month at his sprawling 418-acre cannabis-themed resort
Mike Tyson smokes $40,000 worth of marijuana a month at his sprawling 418-acre cannabis-themed resort

The 52-year-old heavyweight champion made the revelation while hosting rapper Jim Jones on his podcast 'Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson'

Playboy model chokes to death while undergoing detox at home following 'several days of partying'
Playboy model chokes to death while undergoing detox at home following 'several days of partying'

Janna Rasskazova, 29, who is also a highly popular DJ in Russia, collapsed and died at her Moscow residence in the presence of a friend

Driver suspended for refusing to drive bus with rainbow colors on it as it 'promotes homosexuality'
Driver suspended for refusing to drive bus with rainbow colors on it as it 'promotes homosexuality'

In the aftermath of the incident in Norfolk, Go East Anglia, which runs the Konectbus service, said the driver had been suspended and a full investigation was underway.

Moneypenny millionaire's 18-year-old daughter found dead in swimming pool while holidaying in Spain
Moneypenny millionaire's 18-year-old daughter found dead in swimming pool while holidaying in Spain

Josie Clacher, the daughter of Moneypenny co-founder Rachel Clacher, was found at the bottom of the family villa's swimming pool on August 13

Trump campaign releases 'Fredo Unhinged' t-shirts mocking Chris Cuomo after CNN anchor's viral outburst in NY bar
Trump campaign releases 'Fredo Unhinged' t-shirts mocking Chris Cuomo after CNN anchor's viral outburst in NY bar

Cuomo was outraged after a man referred to him as "Fredo", threatening to throw him down a flight of stairs as he launched an expletive-laden diatribe that was captured on camera

The 'unreal' moment a 17-foot great white shark brushes up against a family's boat in Cape Cod
The 'unreal' moment a 17-foot great white shark brushes up against a family's boat in Cape Cod

Siblings Sean and Serena Colbert, and their cousin Mallory Fey were out in the ocean between Plymouth and Provincetown on August 9 when they spotted the shark and recorded the moment

Instagram model faces backlash after letting boyfriend splash her buttocks with holy water from Bali temple
Instagram model faces backlash after letting boyfriend splash her buttocks with holy water from Bali temple

Fitspo model Sabina Dolezalova posted a video of her boyfriend Zdenek Slouka spraying holy water from a fountain on to her backside.

Texas gun store faces backlash over controversial 'back-to-school' firearms sale promotion in wake of mass shootings
Texas gun store faces backlash over controversial 'back-to-school' firearms sale promotion in wake of mass shootings

The Boyert Shooting Center in Katy, Texas promoted a sale on its marquee that read, 'Back to school sale August 13 through 18. Up to 50% off firearms'

CNN backs Chris Cuomo after he's seen in unverified video cursing at man who apparently called him 'Fredo'
CNN backs Chris Cuomo after he's seen in unverified video cursing at man who apparently called him 'Fredo'

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump added his voice to the fray, tweeting, "I thought Chris was Fredo also. The truth hurts. Totally lost it! Low ratings @CNN."

Man pushes BMW car given to him as a birthday present by his father into river as he wanted a Jaguar
Man pushes BMW car given to him as a birthday present by his father into river as he wanted a Jaguar

A video taken on the scene shows the car slowly descending into the water before being fully submerged

15-year-old student left 'permanently disfigured' after suffering third-degree burns all over body in science experiment mishap
15-year-old student left 'permanently disfigured' after suffering third-degree burns all over body in science experiment mishap

Malachi McFadden, 15, is in intensive care and in a 'really bad situation' after the experiment on the second day of classes saw him suffer third-degree burns all over his body

Chris Cuomo threatens to beat up Trump supporter who referred to him as 'Fredo' at New York bar
Chris Cuomo threatens to beat up Trump supporter who referred to him as 'Fredo' at New York bar

The video of the encounter—which took place at a bar in Shelter Island, New York on Sunday—went viral after it was posted on YouTube

21-year-old kills herself after being constantly bullied at school for being homosexual: 'No one will help me'
21-year-old kills herself after being constantly bullied at school for being homosexual: 'No one will help me'

Caitlin Kirkaldy, 21, from Toowoomba in Queensland, was struggling with her sexuality and was found dead in her bedroom on August 8

Elderly woman on wheelchair who was dropped at wrong gate forced to buy new $450 ticket after missing flight
Elderly woman on wheelchair who was dropped at wrong gate forced to buy new $450 ticket after missing flight

Brian Moorhead says his mother, who suffers from eyesight problems, was flying Norwegian Airlines from Orlando International Airport to London when the incident occurred

Father-of-three kills himself after being fired for leaving cash register to chase shoplifter out of store
Father-of-three kills himself after being fired for leaving cash register to chase shoplifter out of store

Shaun Winstanley, 49, took the drastic step of ending his life after he was fired from his job as a customer assistant at Tesco

Pell Grant for inmates' education can make society safer by keeping re-offense rate under check
Pell Grant for inmates' education can make society safer by keeping re-offense rate under check

Recidivism, the tendency of a convicted criminal to re-offend, is 14% for those who obtain an associate degree, 5.6% for those with a bachelor’s degree, and 0% for those who secure a master’s degree.

Gay couple seek $25,000 in crowdfunding for IVF as they are desperate to have children and start a family
Gay couple seek $25,000 in crowdfunding for IVF as they are desperate to have children and start a family

Ryan Curran and Jerome Pacquing have been able to arrange for an egg donor and a surrogate to carry the baby, but they still need the funds...

Elderly man survived on Coca-Cola for five days after falling at home before alert mailperson rescued him
Elderly man survived on Coca-Cola for five days after falling at home before alert mailperson rescued him

Jared Agnew, a neighbor, said an "ever-so-alert" mail carrier who goes by the call name “E” was the first to notice something amiss

Dayton shooter Connor Betts' slain sister was a transgender man and used the name Jordan Cofer, say friends
Dayton shooter Connor Betts' slain sister was a transgender man and used the name Jordan Cofer, say friends

Connor Betts' sibling 'Megan' who died in the deadly shooting on August 4 apparently revealed his real identity only to a select group of friends.

Florida woman called out by her own sister after she posts fake nature 'hiking' picture while posing in her backyard
Florida woman called out by her own sister after she posts fake nature 'hiking' picture while posing in her backyard

Casey Sosnowski didn't mean any harm while posing for the perfect shot moments before her hike at Lake Okahumpka Park and Trail in Florida.

El Paso shooting: Trump slammed for grinning and giving thumbs up sign as Melania holds two-month-old survivor
El Paso shooting: Trump slammed for grinning and giving thumbs up sign as Melania holds two-month-old survivor

The first couple were seen in a series of photos -- posted on Melania's official Twitter account -- meeting with victims of Saturday's carnage at the University Medical Center of El Paso

Saudi crown prince MBS's relationships remain shrouded in mystery as rumors link him to Lindsay Lohan
Saudi crown prince MBS's relationships remain shrouded in mystery as rumors link him to Lindsay Lohan

The globe-trotting prince quietly married Princess Sara bint Mashoor bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in 2006, although there is virtually no publicly available information about her

Former Miss Iraq says Ilhan Omar does not represent her as a Muslim, calls her 'anti-American' and 'anti-Semitic'
Former Miss Iraq says Ilhan Omar does not represent her as a Muslim, calls her 'anti-American' and 'anti-Semitic'

Sarah Idan spoke out against Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar during an appearance on 'The Sara Carter Show' on Thursday, August 8

Billionaire Stephen Ross' lavish Trump fundraiser triggers boycott calls and rampant cancellations at Equinox, SoulCycle
Billionaire Stephen Ross' lavish Trump fundraiser triggers boycott calls and rampant cancellations at Equinox, SoulCycle

The clubs' left-leaning members have expressed their outrage over the planned fundraiser, with several of them canceling their membership.

Saoirse Kennedy Hill's father jumps from buoy 'in his daughter's honor' despite not knowing how to swim
Saoirse Kennedy Hill's father jumps from buoy 'in his daughter's honor' despite not knowing how to swim

Paul Hill, the grieving dad of Saoirse, never learned to swim "having spent most of his adult life in 38 British prisons."

Brazilian drug lord found hanging in jail cell days after he disguised as 19-year-old daughter in foiled escape attempt
Brazilian drug lord found hanging in jail cell days after he disguised as 19-year-old daughter in foiled escape attempt

42-year-old Clauvino da Silva was serving a 73-year sentence in Bangu prison, Rio de Janeiro, when he was caught trying to beak out of jail wearing an elaborate disguise

Shark fin soup: US restaurants defy ban by churning out dish steeped in cruelty even as the predators continue to be decimated
Shark fin soup: US restaurants defy ban by churning out dish steeped in cruelty even as the predators continue to be decimated

As many as 73 million sharks are brutally mutilated every year just for their fins. While finning is banned in the US, buying and selling these fins is completely legal

Steve King says without rape and incest there wouldn’t 'be any population of the world left'
Steve King says without rape and incest there wouldn’t 'be any population of the world left'

The nine-term Republican congressman, who represents a sprawling, largely rural 39-county district, has been criticized repeatedly for comments he's made over the years, especially on issues related to race and immigration

Trump mimics Asian accent to mock Japanese and South Korean leaders at controversial fundraiser
Trump mimics Asian accent to mock Japanese and South Korean leaders at controversial fundraiser

Trump also bragged about his love for authoritarian dictators like North Korea's Kim Jong Un and Saudi Arabia's Mohammad Bin Salman

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah comes back for photo with young fan who bust his nose while running behind his soccer star's car
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah comes back for photo with young fan who bust his nose while running behind his soccer star's car

The Egyptian national player saw the young fan ramming a lamppost while running behind his car and waving. So, he returned to soothe the young man.

Young man comforts 96-year-old on her first flight in 15 years, seen hugging her during turbulence
Young man comforts 96-year-old on her first flight in 15 years, seen hugging her during turbulence

Ben's act of kindness caught the attention of others as he helped 96-year-old Virginia who was taking a flight after 15 years to meet her family

'Healthy' 12-year-old dies while riding roller coaster in Indiana Beach, devastated parents sue amusement park
'Healthy' 12-year-old dies while riding roller coaster in Indiana Beach, devastated parents sue amusement park

Brayden Cooper-Douglas had to be attended by emergency personnel after he passed out on the amusement ride, resulting in his eventual death a day later on June 27

Trump heads to New Jersey golf club for two-week holiday despite mass shootings and growing demand for gun reforms
Trump heads to New Jersey golf club for two-week holiday despite mass shootings and growing demand for gun reforms

Trump is confronting a storm of crises, at home and abroad, that could set the course for his reelection bid

Mother of 2-year-old slammed for 'making her son gay' after she let him wear blue dress to her wedding
Mother of 2-year-old slammed for 'making her son gay' after she let him wear blue dress to her wedding

Joanna Minuzzo, 39, mother of three, initially said no to her son's demand but found herself questioning her decision. She then let the child wear a 'pretty blue dress with a Minnie Mouse on it' to her wedding.

'Green shirt guy' says laughing at Trump supporters was a 'bold statement of morality' after council meeting video goes viral
'Green shirt guy' says laughing at Trump supporters was a 'bold statement of morality' after council meeting video goes viral

Alex Kack was at a city council meeting in Tuscon when two Trump supporters stood up to have their say, what happened next is viral history

Woman puts venomous octopus on face for photo op, gets bitten twice and ends up with a bleeding and swollen chin
Woman puts venomous octopus on face for photo op, gets bitten twice and ends up with a bleeding and swollen chin

Jamie Bisceglia made the mistake of putting an octopus on her face for a picture for a competition and wound up in the emergency room.

Writer says he will 'never give up his seat' for women as they never do the same for him
Writer says he will 'never give up his seat' for women as they never do the same for him

Writer Nirpal Dhaliwal, 45, debated the issue on 'Good Morning Britain' following a controversial tweet by a woman who criticized a man for helping her with her luggage on a plane

French bulldog falls from 6-story Manhattan building, crashes through car sunroof, and miraculously survives with minor injuries
French bulldog falls from 6-story Manhattan building, crashes through car sunroof, and miraculously survives with minor injuries

Emma Heinrich, the dog's owner, said her pet had a cut on his hind leg but did not break a single bone in his body

Family poisoned by world's second-deadliest toxin from coral in fish tank may have died had they gone to sleep
Family poisoned by world's second-deadliest toxin from coral in fish tank may have died had they gone to sleep

Katie Stevenson, her husband Mark and their children aged 1-11 had to be rushed to the hospital while wearing protective masks last Tuesday

Chernobyl's 'sarcophagus', built to reduce spread of radioactive contamination, on verge of collapse: Experts
Chernobyl's 'sarcophagus', built to reduce spread of radioactive contamination, on verge of collapse: Experts

The sarcophagus, which was originally constructed in 1986, was built only to last 30 years and has been in an irrepairable state since 1996

Virginia man with diabetes dies months before wedding after taking cheaper insulin to save money for big day
Virginia man with diabetes dies months before wedding after taking cheaper insulin to save money for big day

Josh Wilkerson, 26, switched to a cheaper brand of insulin after aging out of his stepfather's health insurance plan, and it would prove to be fatal.

Man can't live with family as he is enraged by 'sound of chewing' due to rare disorder
Man can't live with family as he is enraged by 'sound of chewing' due to rare disorder

41-year-old Derrol Murphy suffers from a rare condition known as misophonia which causes certain noises to trigger heightened emotional responses

EasyJet passenger pictured sitting on ‘inoperative’ seat with no back, airline tries to get snap removed from social media
EasyJet passenger pictured sitting on ‘inoperative’ seat with no back, airline tries to get snap removed from social media

The picture sparked outrage after being uploaded to social media by Mattew Harris, with some calling the situation ‘absurd’ and ‘illegal’

Six-year-old boy drowns in wave pool at Florida's Daytona Lagoon after father looked away briefly to attend to his younger child
Six-year-old boy drowns in wave pool at Florida's Daytona Lagoon after father looked away briefly to attend to his younger child

Park manager Tyler Currie said the child was underwater when a lifeguard jumped in and helped pull him out of the pool, but was found to be unresponsive.

Louisiana gives patients access to medical marijuana after years of waiting; pharmacies prepare for huge rush as shipping begins
Louisiana gives patients access to medical marijuana after years of waiting; pharmacies prepare for huge rush as shipping begins

Eighty-eight doctors around the state have been approved for the Louisiana permit required to offer medical-grade pot to patients. Marijuana can be available in oils, pills, liquids, topical applications and an inhaler, such as that used by asthma patients — but not in a smokeable form.

15-year-old London schoolgirl with learning disabilities goes missing from Malaysian resort, family fears abduction
15-year-old London schoolgirl with learning disabilities goes missing from Malaysian resort, family fears abduction

Nóra Quoirin was on a "trip of a lifetime" with her family at a resort in Seremban, near Kuala Lumpur, when she disappeared.

Three-year-old boy died from a incurable brain cancer after doctors initally misdiagnosed him with a sprained ankle
Three-year-old boy died from a incurable brain cancer after doctors initally misdiagnosed him with a sprained ankle

Logan Maclean's family has started an online petition for more research and funding for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a deadly form of brain cancer that has a zero percent survival rate.