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Uber reveals thousands of reported sexual assaults in US

San Francisco - Nearly 6,000 sexual assaults, including more than 450 cases of rape, were reported to Uber in the United States in 2017 and 2018, the ride-sharing company said Thursday, as it faces increasing pressure to cope with complaints of abuse.

Nearly 6,000 US sexual assaults reported to Uber in 2017 and 2018

San Francisco - Nearly 6,000 instances of sexual assault, including more than 450 cases of rape, were reported to Uber in the United States in 2017 and 2018, the ride-sharing company said in a report on safety released Thursday.

France's SNCF cancels 90% of TGV trains for Thursday strike

Paris - French rail operator SNCF said Tuesday that 90 percent of high-speed TGV trains across the country will not run on Thursday, when unions kick off an open-ended strike against a planned pension overhaul.

Benetton in row with Italian govt over bridge collapse

Rome - Luciano Benetton on Sunday denounced what he called a government "campaign" against his family since the 2018 collapse of the Genoa motorway bridge operated by a company in the Benetton business empire.

Antarctica tourism: the quest for Earth's vulnerable extremes

The swimsuit-clad tourists leap into the icy water, gasping at the shock, and startling a gaggle of penguins.They are spectators at the end of the world, luxury visitors experiencing a vulnerable ecosystem close-up.

Mexico City traffic chaos a matter of life or death

Mexico - It's a peculiar scene: in the middle of a busy Mexico City intersection, police officers earnestly blow their whistles, instructing oncoming traffic to stop -- as indifferent drivers speed past them by the dozens.

Three die as storm front batters Greece

Athens - Three people died in Greece on Monday as a storm front battered parts of the country, causing flooding and landslides, officials said.

Uber loses London licence, says to appeal

London - London's transport authority on Monday refused to renew an operating licence for ride-hailing giant Uber because of safety and security concerns.

Oil from spill in Brazil washes up in Rio state

Rio De Janeiro - Oil from a spill that has contaminated a stretch of Brazil's coast was detected in Rio de Janeiro state, the navy said Saturday, as President Jair Bolsonaro warned the country was preparing for the worst.

Ghostly Nazi-era motorway resurfaces in German forest

W - In the middle of a dense Bavarian forest, amateur historian Dieter Stockmann points to the ghostly shapes of an abandoned motorway from the Nazi era.

Uber chief walks back comment about murder of Saudi journalist Khashoggi

Washington - Uber chief Dara Khosrowshahi apologized on Monday after he called the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in which Riyadh admitted responsibility, a "mistake.

Catalan separatists block Spain-France highway

La Jonquera - Catalan separatists blocked traffic on a motorway linking Spain and France, in a fresh protest Monday against the sentencing last month of nine of their leaders to lengthy jail terms.

Egypt discreetly marks Suez Canal's 150th anniversary

Ismailia - Since the Suez Canal was inaugurated amid pomp and ceremony 150 years ago, it has become one of the world's most important waterways. But its anniversary will only be discreetly marked in Egypt.

Accidental hijack alarm triggers Amsterdam airport chaos

Den Haag - A pilot accidentally set off a hijack alarm on a plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Wednesday, triggering a huge security operation by Dutch police.

E-scooter riders caught on Singapore footpaths may be jailed

Fpo - Electric scooter riders in Singapore were banned from footpaths Monday and could face jail if they break the rule, after a series of accidents linked to the trendy two-wheelers sparked anger.

Beijing says 'ready to work' with ASEAN on South China Sea rules

Bangkok - Beijing said Sunday it is "ready to work" with Southeast Asian nations on a code of conduct in the flashpoint South China Sea, where it is accused of building up military installations and bullying fellow claimants.

Bloodhound car increases its speed to 461 mph

The Bloodhound super-vehicle continues to make progress towards its 1000 miles-per-hour target and it is now the third fastest car of all time, based on a recent trial where a speed of 461 mph (741 kilometer per hour) was recorded.

Flights to resume at Libya capital's battle-scarred airport

Tripoli - Flights are to resume at Tripoli's Mitiga airport, closed for almost two months after being bombed multiple times in the ongoing battle for the Libyan capital, the unity government said on Tuesday.

Row over plans to move Greek antiquities from construction site

Thessalon - Opposition politicians, archaeologists and locals have denounced Greek government plans to displace the fragile remnants of an ancient city district unearthed during work on a subway tunnel in Thessaloniki.

Maritime industry seeks solutions to limit pollution

London - Shipowners say they are trying to cut their heavy-polluting industry's impact on the environment by using cleaner energy -- but some have stalled over limiting the speed of ships.

Farmers' strike causes disruption across Netherlands

Den Haag - Thousands of tractor-driving Dutch farmers stepped up protests on Wednesday against the government's climate policies, prompting authorities to block off parliament with army vehicles.

Public buses return to Tripoli after 30 years

Tripoli - Parked in a hangar in downtown Tripoli, some 35 buses awaited this week's launch of a new urban public transport scheme -- the first in the Libyan capital in three decades.

Brazil highways drive Amazon development — and destruction

Ruropolis - Trucker Erik Fransuer spends months at a time driving back and forth on highways that cut through the Amazon in northern Brazil, delivering soy or corn to river ports.

Malaysia threatens ride-hailing firm Grab with $21 million fine

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's competition watchdog on Thursday threatened to hit Grab with a $21 million fine for practices that allegedly reduce competition, the latest problem for the ride-hailing giant.

Four dead, seven still missing from sunken ship in Atlantic

Paris - The bodies of three crew members have been recovered from the Atlantic after a supply vessel operated by a French oil services group sank in hurricane conditions, bringing the death toll to four, according to a Martinique government official.

Tractor protest sparks 'biggest' Dutch traffic jam

Den Haag - Thousands of Dutch farmers drove their tractors on Tuesday to a huge protest against government climate policies, causing the country' biggest ever traffic jams, officials said.

Samsung unveils 'the car of the future' Special

London - Samsung and HARMAN have revealed the next iteration of their innovative Digital Cockpit platform, and a model is on display at Samsung's new London showroom. Digital Journal paid a visit.

'Estonia' ferry disaster: call for new inquiry, 25 years on

Stockholm - Survivors and relatives of those who died in the Estonia ferry disaster called Saturday for a fresh inquiry into what happened, at memorial ceremonies marking the 25th anniversary of the incident.

Tunisia sets up crisis cell for Thomas Cook fallout

Tunis - Tunisia has set up a crisis cell to deal with the fallout of British tour operator Thomas Cook's collapse on Monday, which has left around 4,500 mostly British tourists stranded in the North African country, officials said.

Key points of Merkel's new climate strategy

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government Friday announced a sweeping climate policy package worth at least 100 billion euros ($110 billion euros) by 2030.
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E/S Movitz, the world's first supercharged ferry, Stockholm, Sweden.
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A C-130 transport comes in at a steep angle.
A C-130 transport comes in at a steep angle.
A diagram showing Scania s prototype system for wirelessly charging a bus in 6-7 minutes at a dedica...
A diagram showing Scania's prototype system for wirelessly charging a bus in 6-7 minutes at a dedicated bus stop.
Scania wirelessly charged bus system
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Logistics company Hub Group, focused on delivering real-time, dynamic, shipment-level ETAs. Image posted with permission of Hub Group.
Hub Group
The AEC Q-type is an AEC-built single- and double-deck bus that was launched in 1932.
The AEC Q-type is an AEC-built single- and double-deck bus that was launched in 1932.
A French TGV high-speed double-decker train
A French TGV high-speed double-decker train
The C-130 Hercules aircraft
The C-130 Hercules aircraft
The classic London Transport symbol and font has rarely changed over the past 150 years.
The classic London Transport symbol and font has rarely changed over the past 150 years.
One group of the massed flypast  including Cessna Caravans and VIP tranporter Beechcraft KingAirs.
One group of the massed flypast, including Cessna Caravans and VIP tranporter Beechcraft KingAirs.
Many buses are now part of integrated and connected transport services.
Many buses are now part of integrated and connected transport services.
China s  road-straddling  bus will drive over traffic jams.
China's 'road-straddling' bus will drive over traffic jams.
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