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Egypt court lifts ban on ride-hailing companies

Apo - A top Egyptian court on Saturday reversed a ban on ride-hailing companies including Uber and Careem, a judicial source said.

Planes and armoured trains: the Kims' foreign trips

Seoul - The first sign that Kim Jong Un was potentially on his way to meet US President Donald Trump for a second summit was the reported appearance of an armoured train in China.

India's top court orders protection for Kashmiris

New Delhi - India's Supreme Court on Friday ordered bolstered protection for Kashmiris who have faced a violent backlash from a suicide bombing in the troubled territory that killed 40 paramilitaries.

Keep calm and carry on: Northern France 'ready' for Brexit

Lille - Northern France, with its huge ports and historic trading links to England, has more to fear than most if Britain makes a messy exit from the European Union next month, but local leader Xavier Bertrand insists everything is ready.

India's newly launched fast train hits cattle hurdle

New Delhi - India's first semi-high speed train broke down Saturday after colliding with a cow on the tracks, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new passenger service.

Technology advances help autonomous vehicles see around corners

There have been many imaging advances with autonomous vehicles, as the technology moves towards wider implementation. One technological challenge and an areas linked to enhanced safety, is the ability to see around corners.

UK pulls Brexit ferry contract from firm with no ships

London - Weeks of public sniggering and indignation culminated Saturday when the British government cancelled a ferry contract it had awarded to a firm with no ships.

U.S. postal service tests electric trucks in California

The U.S. Postal Service has announced it is to add seven more electric delivery trucks to its already established fleet in Fresno and Stockton, California. This is to address environmental concerns with air quality.

Genoa starts demolishing disaster bridge six months on

Genoa - Engineers started the delicate task of taking apart Genoa's Morandi motorway bridge on Friday almost six months after its partial collapse during a storm killed 43 people and injured dozens.

Genoa starts demolishing disaster bridge six months on

Genoa - Engineers started the delicate task of taking apart Genoa's Morandi motorway bridge on Friday almost six months after its partial collapse during a storm killed 43 people and injured dozens.

EU's rail merger veto ignites spat over competition rules

Paris - The European Union's veto of an Alstom-Siemens rail merger has revived debate over competition regulations that some say are obsolete in the face of growing rivalry from Chinese giants.

Somalia port boss killed, car bomb leaves 9 dead in Shabaab attacks

Mugadishu - Somalia's Al-Shabaab militants shot dead the Maltese manager of a major northern port and detonated a car bomb in the capital on Monday, killing nine people, in a deadly day for the restive nation.

Future development of the smart parking market

Smart parking solutions are designed to help with traffic management and to aid motorists in finding and managing parking places, either in a street or a designated parking zone. This emerging market is buoyant, as Cleverciti Systems Corp. have shown.

MIT and Microsoft make self-driving safer

Boston - As electric, autonomous vehicles continue to advance the causes of errors are being addressed. One area that has led to some test-drive accidents are ‘blond spots’ with autonomous technology. A new solution aims to overcome this.

Self-driving cars advance — but will they be affordable?

Self-driving car technology continues to advance, especially in terms of the technology that provides the data to the car about its environment. But are these technologies too costly, making autonomous vehicles too expensive for the typical consumer?

Salvini says Italy-France train 'must go ahead'

Rome - A contested high-speed train line between Italy and France must go ahead, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Thursday, setting his party on a collision course with its governing partner.

Snowboards out as Paris gets first taste of snow

Paris - Paris got its first snowfall of the season Tuesday, prompting travel alerts for commuters but giving snowboard enthusiasts a chance to hit impromptu urban slopes.

World to miss 2020 climate 'turning point': analysis

Paris - The world is on course to miss its "best chance" of preventing runaway climate change by ensuring global greenhouse gas emissions peak in 2020, researchers warned Tuesday.

Spanish taxi strike against app services spreads to Madrid

Madrid - Madrid taxi drivers began an open-ended strike Monday against online ride-hailing services like Uber, joining their counterparts in Barcelona who walked off the job three days ago.

Aurora self-driving startup worth $2 billion after new investment

The startup Aurora, which has an executive base drawn from Tesla, Uber, and Google, is set to be valued at over $2 billion following a new fundraising round. This significant sum shows the continuing vale of the autonomous car market.

E-scooter startup Bird raises $3900 million

The e-scooter startup Bird has secured $300 million for its expansion plans, with assistance from financial giant Fidelity. The investment shows the growing popularity of e-scooters. However, this form of transport continues to remain controversial.

Tunnel through an Australian mountain? No problem, says Elon Musk

Sydney - Australia could become a test ground for another of Elon Musk's massive infrastructure projects after the maverick billionaire tweeted a "bargain" price to build a tunnel through a mountain to solve Sydney's traffic woes.

Heavy snow closes Austrian ski stations

Vienna - Heavy snowfall has hit large parts of Austria, closing several ski stations and holding up deliveries of road salt needed to clear blocked roads.

Road near Jerusalem puts wall between Israelis, Palestinians

Jerusalem - A newly-opened highway into Jerusalem divides Israeli and Palestinian drivers into separate lanes with a wall, leading Palestinians to label it an "apartheid road".

Second S. Korea taxi driver in ride-sharing protest suicide

Seoul - A South Korean taxi driver burned himself to death in protest against a ride-sharing service being introduced by the country's largest mobile chat app, the second to do so in a month.

Athens blanketed with unaccustomed snow

Atenas - The Greek capital Athens was blanketed Tuesday with a layer of snow, two days after officials said three people had died as stormy weather and freezing temperatures gripped most of the country.

Have train, will travel: N. Korea's Kim back on track

Seoul - The olive green North Korean train, emblazoned with a yellow stripe, trundling towards Beijing station Tuesday was the first sign leader Kim Jong Un and his entourage had arrived in the Chinese capital.

UK truck tests for no-deal Brexit branded 'window dressing'

Manston - Dozens of trucks took part in a government exercise Monday for coping with possible Channel gridlock caused by a no-deal Brexit, assembling on a disused airport runway that could be turned into a giant lorry park.

Army helps Dutch island clean-up after ship spills cargo

Den Haag - The Dutch military joined beach clean-up efforts on Friday, two days after some 270 shipping containers tumbled from one of the world's biggest cargo boats into the North Sea in stormy weather.

Dangerous powder from lost cargo found on Dutch island

Den Haag - A bag containing dangerous powder washed up on a small Dutch island on Thursday, a day after a cargo ship called MSC Zoe lost some 270 containers in rough weather, officials said.
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A C-130 transport comes in at a steep angle.
A C-130 transport comes in at a steep angle.
China s  road-straddling  bus will drive over traffic jams.
China's 'road-straddling' bus will drive over traffic jams.
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A French TGV high-speed double-decker train
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E/S Movitz, the world's first supercharged ferry, Stockholm, Sweden.
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The AEC Q-type is an AEC-built single- and double-deck bus that was launched in 1932.
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.
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One group of the massed flypast, including Cessna Caravans and VIP tranporter Beechcraft KingAirs.
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Many buses are now part of integrated and connected transport services.
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A diagram showing Scania's prototype system for wirelessly charging a bus in 6-7 minutes at a dedicated bus stop.
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The C-130 Hercules aircraft

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