Indian police use tear gas and water cannons as thousands try to storm presidential mansion in New Delhi in gang rape protest

Police in India's capital used tear gas and water cannons today to push back thousands of people who tried to march to the presidential mansion to protest the gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a moving bus.

‘This was it. The moment that would decide the Ryder Cup. A 10-footer for glory ... Get in!’
Romney's campaign expenses came in at $45m

Rip-off Romney: How it cost $1,000 a day to follow Mitt

What price a night with Mitt Romney? Now you could probably have a Michelin-starred dinner with change from £100 (Mitt doesn't drink) but when the 2012 US Presidential election was at its epoch back in October, you wouldn't get much change from $1,000 (£615). And you'd have to share your meal with Romney's exhausted campaign staff.

Jobseekers to get free bus travel for month

For one month only, finding a job will be made a little bit easier because of a unique deal struck with Britain's bus operators. Companies which between them operate 70 per cent of the country's bus routes have agreed to allow jobseekers to travel free in January as long as they produce a Jobcentre Plus travel card.

CCTV captures the shocking moment an innocent London commuter is choked with a scarf in an unprovoked attack

37-year-old victim left 'highly traumatised' by random attack that saw him pass out while being choked

Corinthians

15,000 fans set off fireworks and jam roads in Club World Cup sendoff for Corinthians

Some 15,000 Corinthians supporters waved banners, set off fireworks and blocked access roads at Sao Paulo's main airport as they gave their team a rousing sendoff on their way to soccer's Club World Cup in Japan.

Rescue workers from police, fire department and highway authorities work at the entrance the the Sasago tunnel

Japan orders emergency tunnel inspections after nine are killed by roof collapse

Two people were also injured when concrete ceiling panels collapsed onto cars on Sunday morning

Obama marks Rosa Parks anniversary with picture of himself on the bus where she refused to give up her seat

It's been 57 years since the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus.

Yesterday the White House marked the anniversary by tweeting a picture of Barack Obama sitting in the bus where Parks stood her ground.

A new routemaster double decker bus passes Piccadilly Circus in London on its first first day of service

24-hour walkout to hit London bus services

Bus services in London will be disrupted tomorrow due to a strike by workers in a row over pay.

Enfield rape: Man held over attack on 11-year-old girl

The girl had caught a bus from Enfield town before she was snatched

'Like a scene from James Bond': Pensioner steers bus as driver passes out in Leicester

A “brave” pensioner has been praised by police after he grabbed the wheel of a bus after its driver passed out.

Devastation: the crash site

Fifty die as train ploughs into school bus

Forty eight children among the dead as coach is hit on a level crossing, the latest in a long line of rail accidents

Death toll rises to 49, mostly children, as train hits nursery school bus at crossing in Egypt

A speeding train has crashed into a bus carrying children to their kindergarten in southern Egypt, killing at least 49, officials said. Distraught families searched for signs of their loved ones along the tracks and angry villagers berated officials in the aftermath of the latest disaster to hit the country's railway system.

Views from the top deck: A photography project conducted on London buses reveals a fresh side to city life

Top Deck tells the story of life in a city over the course of two years, as seen entirely from inside east London's buses. A collaboration by the photographers Will Robson-Scott and James Pearson-Howes, it is a love-note to the capital, capturing the cultural variety and rugged beauty of the place in which they were both born and raised. Shooting from a bus, Robson-Scott explains, "you can show the diversity… a route like the 149 goes through the City that is full of bankers and hedgefund managers. Then, within half an hour, you're in Tottenham, known for its crime and social problems".

Fast tracks
For years, Tube travellers have been told that lines are closed 'because of the TfL Investment Programme'. Londoners would like to thank the Games for its sudden disappearance – which has, incidentally, given so many visitors an entirely misleading impression of travel in the capital.

Tube and bus fares to rise by an inflation-busting 4.2%

Tube travellers and London bus passengers will face above-inflation fare rises in the new year.

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