21 July 2017
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11/05/2017 09:18

Uber must get licences as ordinary taxi firm

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Ride-hailing app Uber may be a pioneer in its field but at heart it is an ordinary taxi company and should be regulated as such, a top EU lawyer said Thursday.

22/04/2017 19:01

Sobbing mother video prompts controversy for American Airlines

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Less than two weeks after United Airlines prompted a public relations crisis for dragging a passenger from his seat on an overbooked flight, rival American Airlines is being buffeted by its own controversy.

20/04/2017 11:05

India bans red car beacons to end elitist culture

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India said Wednesday it will ban ministers and senior officials from using red beacons on their cars to cut through traffic, a longstanding privilege that has caused resentment and accusations of elitism.

18/04/2017 06:21

United reports solid profits, vows better customer treatment

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United Continental reported sharply lower first-quarter earnings Monday but they still bested analyst expectations, and the airline vowed to remake its customer service after its rough treatment of a passenger stoked global outrage.

18/04/2017 06:09

New York sinks millions into new ferry service

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New York is launching a new ferry service on May 1, offering a quicker and cheaper commute into Manhattan for hundreds of thousands of people traveling from the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens.

17/04/2017 05:42

Indian metro probes porn screened at busy station

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Hardcore pornography that flashed onto a giant screen at one of Delhi's busiest metro stations has prompted red-faced rail authorities to launch an investigation, an official said Sunday, after footage of the incident was shared widely online.

16/04/2017 01:02

The bus mafia controlling Nepal's smog-choked capital

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Nepal's government is trying to tackle rising pollution levels in the smog-choked Kathmandu Valley, but standing in the way is a powerful bus mafia that controls the capital's roads.

15/04/2017 08:51

Uber says growth strong as it gives a peek at earnings

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Uber on Friday provided a glimpse at its earnings, saying it is growing strong while working to overhaul company culture at the scandal-dented on-demand ride service.

12/03/2017 08:00 Video

Cape Town, all naked bike to manifest for the environment

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In Cape Town in South Africa hundreds of cyclists took part in the Naked Bike Ride (NBR), pedaling through the city wearing only underwear, showing off some body painting and other naked performing. The organizers promote the use of bicycles as an alternative means of transport to the most polluting vehicles.

05/02/2017 15:39

Qatar Airways launches world's longest flight

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Qatar Airways launched the world's longest scheduled commercial service with its inaugural flight from Doha to Auckland taking off eight minutes early on Sunday, a company spokeswoman said.

12/12/2016 03:25

Second Sydney airport cleared for take off

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Sydney is to get its second international airport after the Australian government approved plans on Monday, ending decades of indecision over a facility that will initially handle 10 million passengers a year.

23/09/2016 16:13

Grab expands self-driving car trial in Singapore

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Southeast Asia's leading ride-hailing firm Grab on Friday teamed up with a US-based software developer to run a limited public trial of a self-driving car service in Singapore.

03/04/2016 08:48

Brussels Airport reopens with three flights, tighter security

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Brussels Airport reopens on Sunday with three «symbolic» flights and strict additional security checks for passengers, marking a new era for air travel in Belgium after attacks by Islamic State suicide bombers.

23/03/2016 11:10

Europe freezes air, rail links with Brussels

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Airlines cancelled hundreds of flights and European railways froze links with Brussels Tuesday after a series of bombs blasts killed around 35 people in the city's airport and a metro train, sparking a broad security response.

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