The Government was given a pre-Christmas boost on the jobs front when national unemployment fell by almost 100,000 and the number of people in work topped 30 million for the first time on record.
In this CCTV footage released by the Katowice Airport in Poland, security guard Grzegorz Paczko makes an incredible last-second catch after spotting a child slipping off of a baggage counter. All rights to Katowice Airport.
A Top Gear fanatic has completed the ultimate motor challenge - building a £5million supercar with scrap and spare parts. Amateur mechanic Jacek Mazur, 48, made his own replica McLaren F1 for just £20,000 - 250 times cheaper than the real thing. He even paid tribute to his favourite TV show by building a tiny rear seat for Top Gear co-host Richard Hammond. His previous projects have included building his own Lamborghini and a Porsche - but the British-designed McLaren F1 has been his 'ultimate' success. They can fetch unbelievable sums and in August this year one sold for a staggering £5.1million at classic car auction Gooding & Company.
Videographer / Director: Robert Nemeti
Producer: John Balson
Editor: Joshua Douglas
On the surface Workitu Debebet looks like any other teenage girl. But the 17-year-old has spent her young life hiding an incredible secret -- a parasitic twin, including two arms and two legs, fused to her pelvis. Workitu was raised thinking she was normal and reached her late teens without treatment because her poor parents had no way of accessing expert medical care. But Workitu's life has finally been transformed after a team of expert surgeons performed pioneering surgery to separate her from her unborn conjoined twin. Now, the teenager is going to school and making friends for the first time and is looking forward to having a career, getting married and even having children of her own. A new documentary series reveals the amazing courage of Workitu and her family who tried everything to help her, despite prejudice in her community against people with disabilities. Doctors at CURE Hospital In Addis Ababa were amazed when they saw Workitu, who is thought to be the oldest person still to be living with a visible parasitic twin attached to their body. Dr Eric Gokcen, the hospital's medical director, said: "It was something I had never seen before. A parasitic twin is actually rarer than conjoined twins. But as a physician, when I look at patients with a problem, my mind starts thinking about what I am going to do to help them." In an eight-hour surgery, the team carefully removed the outer body but left the extra internal organs because they were working fine. Workitu spent the next three months in hospital but healed perfectly and is now looking forward to her future.
A Ukrainian honor guard accidentally knocked off his hat with a saber, but managed to catch it with his sheath, during this arrival ceremony for the President of Azerbaijan. All rights to the Administration of the President of Ukraine.
Anorexic woman starves herself in a bid to stay young
Helen Gillespie has dieted drastically since the age of ten in a bid to stay young. The 30-year-old has never developed breasts, had a boyfriend or moved out of her parents' house. Helen, from Perth, Scotland, weighs just six stone. She's so scared of growing up that since the age of ten she's stopped herself from growing older by sticking to a maximum of 750 calories a day. But ironically, far from keeping herself childlike, she now reveals her eating disorder is turning her into a old woman.
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TODDLER Aldi Rizal stunned the world when it was revealed he had a 40-a-day smoking habit at just TWO-YEARS-OLD. The youngster was discovered in a poor village in Sumatra, Indonesia, puffing on a cigarette while riding his trike. Now five-years-old, the cheeky schoolboy has kicked the habit. But he's picked up a new addiction -- to food. His huge appetite has seen him gorge on junk food and fatty snacks - including three cans of condensed milk a day. Today he weighs nearly four stone, double what he should be for a child his age, and medics have urged his mother, Diane, 28, to put her son on a diet.