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Heathrow’s third runway expansion plans revealed

Heathrow’s third runway expansion plans revealed

The scale of the disruption from Heathrow airport’s expansion project has been revealed with the publication of detailed plans to lower the M25 for the third runway to cross, reroute rivers, replace utilities and build car parks for nearly 50,000 cars.

Hammond ‘almost quit over May plans’

Hammond ‘almost quit over May plans’

Philip Hammond is so frustrated by Theresa May’s plans to spend billions of pounds on projects to shore up her legacy that he considered resigning, according to government sources.

‘Wild Boars’ rescue transforms Thai cave into tourist draw

‘Wild Boars’ rescue transforms Thai cave into tourist draw

Tourists snap selfies by a bronze statue of the diver who died trying to save the ‘Wild Boars’ football team from a flooded cave, while momentos from their rescue fly off the shelves - scooped up by the 1.3mn people who have descended on a once serene mountainside in northern Thailand.

Anger mounts as Bihar brain fever toll hits 113

Anger mounts as Bihar brain fever toll hits 113

Ten more children died yesterday from a mysterious brain fever potentially linked to lychees, officials said, taking the death toll to 113 this month and sparking angry protests in Bihar.

Family branches out with novel tree house

Family branches out with novel tree house

When the Kesharwanis decided to branch out and expand their family home, they came up with a novel way of dealing with an ancient giant fig tree in their garden - they built the house around it.

12 dead in China quake, 134 hurt

12 dead in China quake, 134 hurt

The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 12 dead and 134 injured yesterday as rescuers pulled bodies and survivors from wrecked buildings. More than 4,000 people were relocated as a large number of structures

Steps being taken to supply drinking water to Chennai: Palaniswami

Steps being taken to supply drinking water to Chennai: Palaniswami

The Tamil Nadu government is taking steps to supply drinking water to people, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said yesterday.

W Bengal MP named leader of Congress in Lok Sabha

W Bengal MP named leader of Congress in Lok Sabha

Senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was yesterday named the leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha by United Progressive Alliance chairperson and Congress Parliamentary Party chief Sonia Gandhi.

Rwandan exile accuses govt of torturing rebel

Rwandan exile accuses govt of torturing rebel

An exiled Rwandan opposition leader yesterday claimed that President Paul Kagame’s government had used torture to coerce a terrorism confession from a rebel chief. Last month, Callixte Nsabimana, a spokesman for the insurgent National Liberation Front (FLN)

UN says hundreds of thousands have fled DR Congo violence

UN says hundreds of thousands have fled DR Congo violence

Hundreds of thousands of people have fled inter-ethnic violence in northeastern areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the past two weeks, local authorities and the UN said in Geneva yesterday.

Johnson tops ballot, Raab out of Tory leadership race

Johnson tops ballot, Raab out of Tory leadership race

Dominic Raab has been eliminated from the contest to be Britain’s next prime minister after the second round of voting by Conservative MPs, but the outsider Rory Stewart will go forward.

PPP and PML-N agree to remove Senate chairman

PPP and PML-N agree to remove Senate chairman

In a significant development, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) have agreed to remove Senate chairman and consider a new name after consultation with the opposition parties.

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