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LONDON (AP) — Britain's government gave the go-ahead Tuesday to build a new runway at London's Heathrow airport despite concerns about air pollution, noise and the destruction of homes in the capital's densely populated western neighborhoods.
Pakistan on Tuesday mourned the killing of at least 60 people in a brutal gun and suicide bomb assault on a police academy, the deadliest attack on a security installation in the country's history. The attack on the Balochistan Police College, around 20 kilometres east of the provincial capital Quetta, began around 11:10 pm (1810 GMT) Monday, with gunfire continuing to ring out at the site for several hours. Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister of Balochistan province, told reporters there had been three attackers.
Speed was one factor that contributed to the derailment of a Cameroon passenger train that killed scores and injured hundreds last week, a Bollore executive said on Tuesday. "What we can say is that the train, while approaching the station where it derailed (Eseka), was going at an abnormally high speed," Eric Melet, chairman of Bollore Africa Railways, told Reuters in an interview. The train, operated by Bollore's subsidiary Camrail, was running at about 80 km per hour (50 miles per hour) when approaching the train station, twice the average normal speed, Melet said.