Springboks beat Pumas to claim third place

South Africa finished third at the Rugby World Cup after a 24-13 win over Argentina. The Springboks led 16-0 at the break thanks to a JP Pietersen try and the boot of Handre Pollard. Nicolas Sanchez scored Argentina’s first try but Eben Etzebeth put the result beyond...

27 killed in Romanian nightclub fire

A fire at a nightclub in Romania has claimed the lives of 27 people and injured more than 150 others. The incident happened at a Halloween party in the capital Bucharest. Reports claim a firework set off during a rock concert caused the fire, leading to a stampede of...

Scientists develop “heat-seeking” cancer treatment

Scientists have developed a treatment for delivering drugs directly to cancer cells via heat sensitive triggers, according to a report presented at the Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference. The treatments consist of liposomes, which are small cell...

“Great Pumpkin” asteroid to pass by earth

An approximately 400m asteroid, named as the “Great Pumpkin” by Nasa, passes Earth at an approximate distance of 300,00 miles. That’s still further away than the moon but experts claim it’s a relatively close pass. It will be the closest known approach by an object of...

Boy appears in court over school stabbing

A 16-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with the murder of a fellow pupil at a school in Aberdeen. He entered no plea and has been remanded in custody ahead of a second court appearance next week. Bailey Gwynne was rushed to hospital with stab wounds but died...