Dancer Elena Smith was left devastated after she was fired just a week into her new job at a hotel in Marrakesh for being 'too fat'. She said she was urged to lose weight by her manager.
Pregnant mother is hacked to death in her bed and her husband repeatedly stabbed by attackers during romantic break at luxury South African resort
Karen Turner, 31, was asleep with her husband Matthew (left), 33, and their toddler son Hayden (right with his parents) when the family was attacked at the Hluleka Nature Reserve (inset) on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape. It is believed school teacher Karen - who was three months pregnant - died almost instantly in a hail of knife blows as her husband Matthew, who was stabbed several times, chased off the two attackers.
Pregnant bride dies from a stroke minutes before reaching the altar in Brazil... leaving groom a single father to newborn daughter delivered by emergency caesarean
Nurse Jessica Guedes (left), 30, was six months pregnant and apparently healthy when she began to feel ill while in the limo on the way to the church for her wedding. At first her family thought she was suffering from anxiety about the ceremony in São Paulo after she complained of feeling dizzy with pains in her neck. But she had undiagnosed preeclampsia and died from a stroke minutes before reaching the altar. Her fiancé, firefighter Lieutenant Flavio Gonçalvez (inset with his fiancée), 31, was already waiting at the altar when she collapsed. He was left a single father to their newborn daughter who was delivered by emergency caesarean (right in the hospital).
Lions are seen with bones poking through their skin at Chinese zoo in photos that have sparked fury - but staff deny mistreating or starving the animals
The emaciated male and female lions at the Liaoyang Zoo in China's north-eastern province of Liaoning are thought to have been bought from a circus supplier. Members of the public become concerned about the badly malnourished and bony big cats' potential mistreatment at the hands of the animals' keepers. Pictures taken from the enclosure show the apparently skin-and-bone lions lying on the grass of their outdoor enclosure, while other images show the emaciated male looking extremely thin with its rib-cage clearly visible (pictured). The concerning images have been seen more than 25 million times online. A zoo spokesman denied that they had been mistreating the big cats and insisted they were in the process of nursing them back to full health.
Russian accountant, 26, is killed instantly after dropping her phone into the bath while it was charging
Evgenia Shulyatyeva, 26 (left and right), was found dead in the bathtub of her apartment in Kirovo-Chepetsk, around 500 miles from Moscow, alongside her phone which was plugged into its charger. Mother Vera, 53 (inset), discovered her body in the water after rushing to the apartment when she was unable to reach her daughter on the phone. Investigators say Evgenia, an accountant, was 'killed instantly' by electrocution after the phone 'slipped' and landed in the water. They say it is not clear whether she was using the device at the time.