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New runway recommended for Heathrow airport

Local residents and environmentalists have long opposed the plan
Britain should build a third runway at London Heathrow airport to ease congestion, a government-appointed commission has recommended despite strong opposition.   The runway would cost £17.6 billion, but would generate up to £147 billion over 60 years and create more than 70,000 jobs by 2050, the commission said in a long-awaited report whic...




Hema Malini in accident that kills child

A car accident involving popular Bollywood actress and Indian lawmaker Hema Malini killed a four-year-old girl late Thursday (2) and injured several others including the politician, reports and an official said. The 66-year-old member of parli More News »

Schools terrorism prevention plan branded ‘nonsense’

A terrorism expert has strongly criticised government plans for teachers to identify and prevent youngsters from becoming radicalised, branding the move as “nonsense”. Professor Roger Griffin, a specialist in theories of radicalisa More News »

Sabotage suspected in Pakistan troop train accident

A train carrying hundreds of Pakistan military personnel and their families plunged into a canal on Thursday (2), killing 17 soldiers, when a bridge collapsed in what the army suspects was sabotage, officials said. The military's media win More News »

Women activists hail Indian top court's rape ruling

Women's rights activists in India hailed on Thursday (2) a supreme court ruling rejecting judge-ordered mediation between rapists and their victims, a legal move they said was common in the conservative country. The supreme court issued th More News »
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Technology

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