This week TV"s Great Escapes star Monty Halls goes diving with sharks in South Africa

This week, the star of TV's Great Escapes Monty Halls takes a break from the eco-tours business he runs on the Devon coast to go diving with sharks in South Africa | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 23 November 2012 Monty has left Dartmouth for South Africa, a place that keeps drawing him back Despite having done a great deal of travelling, there is one place that draws me back again and again.

Mother who tortured her baby son is battered with garden hose and wooden plank by fellow women prisoners

Mother who tortured her baby son is battered with garden hose and wooden plank by fellow women prisonersClaire Biggs had missiles hurled at her by inmatesBiggs jailed for eight years for child cruelty in 2009Her son died at just eight weeks old after suffering horrific abuse

Cristian Fernandez: The sad past of boy, 13, who is being tried as an adult after “killing his 2-year-old brother”

Sexual abuse, physical assaults and a home filled with drugs: The heartbreaking upbringing of boy, 13, who is being tried as an adult after “killing his 2-year-old brother”Cristian Fernandez was 12 when he “smashed brother”s head against shelf and sexually abused his five-year-old cousin”Records show he suffered a childhood of neglect and abuseBorn to 12-year-old mother who was sexually abusedFound wandering streets naked and dirty when he was two and neglected by drug-abusing grandmotherSexually abused by cousin and hospitalised after violent assault by stepfather who went on to kill himself

Chris Brown reveals new tattoo of a “beaten woman”… but denies it’s his ex Rihanna

Chris Brown reveals new tattoo of a “beaten woman”… but denies it”s his ex Rihanna. Chris Brown has unveiled a new tattoo on his neck of what appears to be a woman”s battered and bruised face.

What if the 1906 San Francisco earthquake happened today? Photo trickery shows how it would hit the city

What if the great 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck today Digital trickery blends pictures taken at the time with city”s streets todayPhotographer Shawn Clover finds the exact spot each photo was taken and waits for the right light conditions He studied archives of old photos taken at the time of the disasterAround 25,000 buildings were destroyed by fire that raged for four days after the quake

Here"s the headline: Watching the news can make you ill

Some viewers may find this distressing: How watching harrowing footage on the news can bring on post-traumatic stress Watching hours of footage from war zones or in the aftermath of terrorist attacks can cause post-traumatic stress symptoms Experts said their findings were particularly relevant in time of social media | UPDATED: 11:16 GMT, 5 September 2012 Millions tune in to the news each evening to catch up on the day's events.

This shouldn’t happen anymore’: White man beaten to a pulp in public square for dating African-American woman in Georgia

“This shouldn”t happen anymore”: White man beaten to a pulp in public square for dating African-American woman in GeorgiaBoyfriend left barely conscious after brutal brawlGang of three black assailants still on the loose “This shouldn”t happen in this day in age.

Mother shed her skin "like a snake" after taking drugs to treat rare condition

Mother shed her skin 'like a snake' after taking drugs to treat rare condition Mary suffers from lupus caused by problems with the body's immune systemShe was given the drug Quinoric to treat the condition but developed an agonising skin reaction | UPDATED: 12:09 GMT, 27 August 2012 A mother who was prescribed drugs to combat a rare autoimmune condition made her shed her whole skin – like a human snake.

Jeremiah Haughee: Naked man “leaps from roof, dents truck and urinates on floor before biting chunk out of another man’s stomach”

Naked man, 22, “leaps from roof, dents truck and urinates on floor before biting chunk out of another man”s stomach”. A naked man allegedly flew into a violent rampage, biting a chunk out of another man”s stomach after leaping from his roof onto a truck and urinating inside his home.