Afghanistan suffered its third earthquake in less than two months this week. Over 50 people were killed and a crucial mountain valley road blocked by a large landslide.
A second runway at the rapidly expanding Edinburgh Airport will need to be built according to a government consultation document published this week.
Berwick-upon-Tweed could once more revert to Scottish ownership after a bid of £6,900 in old silver pennies by the Scottish Borders Tourist Board this week.
Ireland's proposed national stadium was given a boost this week after the Gaelic Athletic Association refused to allow football or rugby to be played at its 80,000 Croke Park stadium.