Pupils at a school in Austria were evacuated because a rock they had on display was giving off radiation. The rock turned out to be a lump of uranium, the metallic element that is used to produce atomic bombs. Alarmingly, the uranium was giving off thousands of millisiverts of radiation into the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart School in Salzburg - a lot higher than what is given off naturally.
Zayn Malik has seemingly been keeping a dignified silence since his ex-fiancee, Perrie Edwards, started dishing the dirt on their romance and break-up, but it appears as though her comments have struck a nerve behind the scenes. In fact, Zayn’s new girlfriend, Gigi Hadid, is reportedly keen to meet with the Little Mix star to tell her to stop talking about her beau. What makes it all the more awkward is that the supermodel wants Zayn to orchestrate the get-together - and we can’t imagine that he will be jumping at the chance to do that.
Jose Mourinho's side have just one win in their last four. Pep Guardiola's City have managed just one win in their last five in all competitions. Eric Bailly set to miss two months with knee injury while Marouane Fellaini is expected to miss tonight's clash at Old Trafford.
Britain's Amir Khan has admitted moving up in weight to fight Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez was a mistake. The 29-year-old star has confessed he risked long-term health problems by agreeing to fight the then-middleweight champion in Las Vegas in May. Khan compared his against-the-odds mission to Kell Brook's knockout defeat to the similarly fearsome middleweight Gennady Golovkin in September.
Sporting legends Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have opened up about Novak Djokovic's recent run of poor form in tennis, admitting that while the Serb is "going through a crisis" they feel that the sport is less important as compared to what life has to offer. The number one ranked player in the world Djokovic, recently revealed that loss of desire and love for the sport was behind his struggles following his incredible success on court at the beginning of the season. Federer and Nadal who have experienced ups and downs in their careers understand what the Serb is going through but have revealed that life is more important than the sport.
Strictly stars joined Zoe Ball on Strictly spin-off It Takes Two, but Pasha Kovalev’s dance moves took centre stage.
Theresa May privately warned a month before the EU referendum that companies would leave the UK if the country voted for Brexit, according to a report in The Guardian. The paper claims a recording of her remarks to bankers at Goldman Sachs reveals that despite her more guarded public comments she had concerns about Britain leaving the European Union. It is reported she told staff it was time the UK took a lead in Europe and that she hoped voters would look to the future rather than the past.
A new study has found out which areas of Britain pays the most tax - and the results are stark.
Corporal Tim Jones has triumphed at the Army Photographic Competition 2016, taking the Photographer of the Year Crown for his portfolio of images that show a fascinating side of life in the forces. His victory was announced today at a ceremony held at the Imperial War Museum, where his images were displayed. Among the most striking images from Tim’s portfolio is a shot of a Fijian soldier wading through treacherous deep water in the jungles of Brunei. Discussing the shot, Tim revealed: ‘We were in Brunei to capture the unit training in jungle warfare and I thought we should set this scene in the water. We found a little stream and the unit were more than happy to do it. It’s my personal favourite.’ Scotland-based photographer Mark Owens was honoured for his picture ‘The Hug’, which was voted the best picture by members of the public on Instagram and Facebook.
Adele has entered the US election debate by urging fans not to vote for Donald Trump at a concert attended by Hillary Clinton.
A dog who was once desperate for food and living rough on the streets is having the time of his life with his new owners. Gone are the days where Popeye would struggle to find a scrap to eat and in are deliciously huge meals at countless pet-friendly restaurants.
A long-running programme to deport foreign students from the UK on the basis of hearsay evidence was in ruins today, after the appeal court ruled against the Home Office. The decision to quietly shelve the legal challenge is a damning moment for Theresa May, who presided over the department when it used flimsy evidence to threaten tens of thousands of foreign students with detention and deportation. The Home Office argued in a court case that the students had fraudulently completed English language tests, but was unable to point to any expert evidence substantiating its accusations.
Rome's historic centre has been shaken by two strong earthquakes which struck central Italy - just months after a quake in the same area killed hundreds. Officials at the Foreign Ministry evacuated their building and a landslide forced a section of the Salaria highway north of Rome to close.
We take a look at what's coming up in Emmerdale this week:
Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL - news) 's iPhone sales have fallen for a third straight quarter, despite 'big screen' rival Samsung's problems in the smartphone sales war. It launched its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models two weeks before the end of the quarter. Apple said the sales figure reflected supply issues with the iPhone 7 plus - a drag of a number of weeks in orders being fulfilled and a general slowdown in the smartphone market amid tough competition from cheaper models.
A dancer who vanished leaving behind a cryptic message has been found after Rihanna made an emotional appeal for information. Shirlene Quigley has worked with a number of world famous celebrities including Beyonce and Missy Elliott. Elliott wrote on Twitter that Ms Quigley was "safe & being treated" after disappearing at the weekend.
By Jilian Mincer and Martinne Geller NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - British American Tobacco Plc's proposed takeover of Reynolds American Inc could speed up Big Tobacco's dominance of the quickly changing e-cigarette market, putting more pressure on early innovators already getting squeezed out. BAT offered last week to buy its U.S. peer for $47 billion (38.54 billion pounds) in a deal that would combine Lucky Strike and Newport cigarettes, and Vuse and Vype e-cigarettes. Reynolds has yet to respond to the unsolicited approach.
By Babak Dehghanpisheh and Saif Hameed QAYYARA/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters kept up on Wednesday their fierce defence of the southern approaches to Mosul, which has held up Iraqi troops there and forced an elite army unit east of the city to put a more rapid advance on hold. Ten days into what is expected to be the biggest ground offensive in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion of 2003, army and federal police units aim to dislodge the militants from villages in the region of Shora, 30 km (20 miles) south of Mosul. The frontlines in other areas have moved much closer to the edges of the city, the last major stronghold under control of the militants in Iraq, who have held it since 2014.
Migrants have started moving back into the "Jungle", hours after French authorities announced they had finished clearing out the Calais camp. By midday, regional prefect Fabienne Buccio had said operations to clear the camp, which began on Monday, had been completed days earlier than planned. "Jungle's not dead! Jungle's not dead!" said a young Afghan migrant making his way back into the camp.
A brother and sister were among four people killed on a ride at a theme park on Australia's Gold Coast. Two men and two women in their 30s and 40s died in the accident on the Thunder River Rapids ride at Dreamworld. Police said two children thrown clear were lucky to be alive.
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Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev delivers a speech during a presentation about the Kashagan offshore oil field
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At last, at long, long last, the Government has brought to an end more than 50 years of dithering and finally fired the starting pistol on a new runway for the southeast of England. Then there will be the inevitable haggling as Heathrow's owners seek to compulsorily purchase some 750 homes that will have to make way for the new runway. Among those homes that will be going, along with what is left of the village of Harmondsworth, is British Airways, Heathrow's biggest customer, whose head office will be demolished.
FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence services told Germany that a proposed Chinese takeover of semiconductor manufacturing equipment maker Aixtron could give Beijing access to technology that could be used for military purposes, the Handelsblatt newspaper said on Wednesday. The German economy ministry said on Monday that pending a review it had withdrawn its approval for Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund (FGC) to buy the Aachen-based firm for 670 million euros ($732 million), citing previously unknown security-related information. Aixtron said it had so far not received any questions from the ministry related to the review.