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Taxi drivers hospitalised after Beijing pesticide protest: police

Bejing - More than 30 taxi drivers were hospitalised after apparently drinking pesticide during a protest in central Beijing over a dispute with authorities, police said Saturday.

Uber drivers assaulted in Belgium

Brussels - Uber drivers in Belgium were assaulted by fake clients this weekend, including by at least one cabbie angered by the lower cost rival, Belgian police said on Monday.

Melbourne Uber driver arrested over alleged indecent assault

Melbourne - An Uber driver has been arrested over an alleged assault on a 19-year-old woman passenger in Melbourne on New Year's Day.

What you need to know about on-demand home services

Three years ago, what did it take to hire a ride on Friday night? For many people, it involved an awkward, probably unanswered, phone call to a local taxi company or eyesight keen enough to spot a fare-free cabbie on the street.

Op-Ed: Has Uber’s Poaching Crossed the Line?

Taxi companies are claiming that Uber, the popular car sharing app, is “poaching” business at record speed while some critics point to the potential risks and dangers of encouraging car sharing amongst strangers.

Uber staff cancel nearly 5,000 rides from rival company

New York - The claws come out. According to reports, Uber employees have scheduled and canceled about 5,560 rides from their rival company Lyft. That's according to a report that dates back to last October.

World's most expensive taxis? — Not where you might think

Christchurch - Which metropolitan destination has the most expensive taxis in the world? London? Barcelona? Los Angeles? A taxi ride may cost a pretty-penny in these international hubs, but not one of them owns the top spot.

European taxis cause chaos in app protest

London - Taxi drivers brought parts of London, Paris and other European cities to a standstill on Wednesday as they protested against new private cab apps such as Uber which have shaken up the industry.

Woman charged $787.33 for two-mile cab ride

Chicago - We’ve all complained about expensive cab-fare at some point, but nothing compares to Becky Siegel’s recent charge on her credit card bill. For Siegel, a two-mile cab fare came out to a shocking $787.33.

Cab driver finds $300,000 cash in back seat and returns it

Las Vegas - Proving that honesty is not dead, a Las Vegas cab driver found a brown bag full of cash that a passenger left behind on Monday. Rather than keep the money for himself, he promptly called his dispatcher and turned it in to the main office.

Drunk German ends up in Belgium after taxi misunderstanding

Aachen - A misunderstanding between a very drunk 27-year-old German and a taxi driver ended up with the man being driven to Hauset in Belgium, instead of his home in a suburb of Aachen. He now faces legal problems because he cannot pay the fare.

Honesty drive: Taxi driver returns elderly couple's €250,000

A Bavarian taxi driver found €250,000 on the back seat of his taxi on Monday. He then tracked down the elderly couple who had left it behind and would not accept a finder's reward from them.

Op-Ed: Mobile Payments — The top stories of July

It's been a busy summer of mobile payments industry news and developments and there's no indication the news cycle will slow any time soon.

Arrested for using an ambulance as a taxi cab

Ambulances are used to transport people to the hospital due to an emergency, but a woman in South Carolina has been using the ambulance as a taxi for the past seven years.

Video: Chinese taxi driver drives off with cop on hood

Lanzhou - In yet another CCTV capture in China, an illegal taxi driver literally drives off with a police officer on the hood of his vehicle.

Photo Essay: Transportation in Turkey Special

When traveling in Turkey, you can face adventure or adversity. Whether you take a taxi, bus, train, or ferry, keeping your sense of humor is important.

Japanese taxi service undergoes 'anime' treatment for its cabs

Sapporo - Choei Taxi, which is located in Sapporo, Japan, in the section of Hokkaido, is undergoing an anime treatment for its taxi cabs. For most of the year, the service will be using motifs from different titles to be illustrated on their cabs.

Paris Hilton's rep on damage control over anti-gay comments

New York - A rep for Paris Hilton is trying to clarify remarks the hotel heiress made suggesting gay men are "disgusting" and that most of them "probably have AIDS."

'The Last Cab Ride' a NYC taxi driver's moving memory goes viral

New York - A former New York City taxi driver's essay about one memorable passenger has gone viral with more than half a million 'likes' on Facebook. But you may want to grab a Kleenex before reading it through.

Nissan's new London Taxi updated version of traditional black cab

Nissan is riding the wave of Olympic hype to unveil its new London Taxi, with many of the same features as the black cabs but a few changes like the ability to go electric.

Taxi driver to be charged with hit-and-run caught on tape

A 23-year-old man was rushed to the hospital early Sunday morning with severe head injuries after being struck and run over by a taxi following a heated confrontation.

Adorable video: kid tells New York taxi driver he loves him

New York - Kellen, 3, took his first ride in a New York taxi cab recently. He made the driver's day by telling him that he loved him.

Accident backs up traffic leaving Billy Bishop Airport in Toronto Special

Toronto - A car accident involving a taxi and another vehicle backed up traffic at Bathurst and Queen's Quay in Toronto this afternoon.

Cash Cab production vehicle hits, kills 61-year-old man

Vancouver - Vancouver Police Department officials have confirmed that a production vehicle used in the filming of the Canadian version of the Cash Cab series was involved in a one-car accident that claimed the life of a pedestrian.

Taxi fare of a lifetime: New York cabbie takes businessmen to LA

A New York taxi driver has picked up the fare of all fares. Two businessmen asked driver Mohammed Alam to drive them across the US, stopping off at Las Vegas en route and finishing in Los Angeles.

Daypack left in Paris taxi without ID returned to Oregon couple

Pendleton - A Pendleton Oregon couple on a business and vacation trip in Paris left a black daypack containing their personal valuables but no identification on the seat of a taxi. The driver through detective work was able to find them and return the bag.

Woman jumps from 23rd floor of a hotel, survives

A 33-year-old Argentine woman jumped from the 23rd floor of a hotel in Buenos Aires and landed on the roof of a taxi below and lived.

Woman survives 23-storey fall after landing on taxi

Buenos Aires - An Argentinian woman survived a 23-storey fall in Buenos Aries after she landed in a sitting postion on a taxi in the street below.

Woman attacks taxi after driver says no to sex

Darwin - A 26-year-old woman in Australia attacked a taxi after the driver told her he wasn’t interested in having sex with her and refused to give her a cigarette.

Driverless taxi can be booked, monitored using iPad

Scientists in Germany have unveiled a new self-driving car that lets passengers call for a ride via an Apple iPad. The driverless cars locate the passengers via GPS built into the mobile device.
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Kellen chatting to the taxi driver.
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