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Rebel alliance: Bangkok's motortaxi drivers aid Thai protesters

Bangkok - Orange-vested drivers of motorbike taxis have become allies to Thailand's pro-democracy protesters gathering across traffic-snarled Bangkok, offering lifts and keeping an eye out for trouble.

Seven held after British military boards threatened oil tanker in English Channel

London - British soldiers on Sunday boarded an oil tanker off England's south coast and detained seven suspects, the defence ministry said, after the crew were forced to take shelter from stowaways who threatened them.

Lebanon, Israel to start landmark maritime border talks

Naqoura - Lebanon and Israel, still technically at war, were to begin unprecedented talks sponsored by the United Nations and the United States on Wednesday to settle a maritime border dispute and clear the way for oil and gas exploration.

Estonian leader wants new ferry disaster probe

Tallinn - Estonia's prime minister on Tuesday called for a new investigation "as soon as possible" into a 1994 ferry sinking in the Baltic Sea that killed 852 people, following the release of a documentary.

Three more bodies found as French villages dig out from flooding

Roquebilli - Rescue workers on Monday found the bodies of three more victims of intense flooding that hammered southeast France over the weekend, with the toll expected to rise further as searches continue for survivors.

Documentary unveils new evidence in Estonia ferry disaster

Apo - Nordic leaders said on Monday they would examine evidence from a new documentary that could shatter the official explanation of how 852 people died in a 1994 ferry sinking in the Baltic Sea.

Yemen's terrifying road to Taez on brink of collapse

Ibb - Lorries filled to the brim with goods labour up and down the dangerously winding and precipitous road of Hayjat al-Abed, the mountainous lifeline to Yemen's third largest city.

Sri Lanka scraps $1.5bn Japan-funded light rail system

Colombo - Sri Lanka's president has ordered the termination of a $1.5-billion Japanese-funded light rail project, saying it is not a "cost-effective solution" for the congested capital Colombo, officials said Thursday.

Tanker salvage begins as Sri Lanka battles oil slick

Colombo - International experts boarded an oil tanker stricken off Sri Lanka to begin salvage operations, the navy said Thursday, as firefighters looked to contain a large oil slick in the Indian Ocean.

Diesel leaks from stricken oil tanker off Sri Lanka

Colombo - A blaze on a stricken oil tanker off Sri Lanka was finally extinguished Wednesday, authorities said, but while no crude has escaped the cargo, diesel leaking from the ship's engine raised fears for the environment.

Kilometre-long slick left by burning oil tanker off Sri Lanka

Colombo - A stricken oil tanker off Sri Lanka that has been on fire since last week has left a kilometre-long (0.6 mile) slick across the Indian Ocean, the country's navy said Wednesday, sparking fears of an environmental disaster.

Uber says will be 'zero emissions' by 2040

Washington - Uber said Tuesday it intends to become a "zero emission platform" by 2040 and will seek to have all its rides by electric vehicles by 2030 in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Amazon railroad plan unites unlikely allies in opposition

Terra Nova - With his feather headdress and body paint, chief Beppronti Mekragnotire doesn't seem to have much in common with trucker Sergio Sorresino, but they share a cause: neither wants a railroad built across the Amazon rainforest.

Uber seeks Hong Kong govt meeting after court defeat

Fpo - Uber on Wednesday said it was seeking an urgent meeting with Hong Kong's government after drivers working for the company lost a landmark court case that could cripple ride-sharing apps in the finance hub.

What they said: 'historic' Israel to UAE flight

Abu Dhabi - Israel and the UAE made history on Monday when an El Al jet flew from the Jewish state to Abu Dhabi, the first time an Israeli commercial flight made the journey.

What they said: 'historic' Israel to UAE flight

Abu Dhabi - Israel and the UAE made history on Monday when an El Al jet flew from the Jewish state to Abu Dhabi, the first time an Israeli commercial flight made the journey.

Landmark protest in Mauritius over giant oil spill

Port Louis - Tens of thousands of Mauritians protested Saturday in the capital Port Louis over the government's handling of a giant oil spill off its pristine Indian Ocean coast.

Finnish town offers prizes to turn residents green

Lahti - Inhabitants of a town in Finland can now earn rewards, including bus tickets or free food, if they cut car use, under a scheme to lure the public into lower-carbon lifestyles.

Uber-Lyft to stop California services absent reprieve

San Francisco - Uber and Lyft are hoping a courtroom reprieve will spare them from shutting down their rival smartphone-summoned ride services in California on Friday.

Hungry and homeless: Philippine 'jeepney' drivers hit by virus

Manila - Forced off the road by coronavirus lockdowns, Philippine "jeepney" driver Daniel Flores now plies the streets of Manila on foot begging for money to feed his hungry family.

Three dead in Scottish train crash

Stonehaven - Three people died when a passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland on Wednesday, police said, following heavy rains and severe flooding across parts of the region overnight.

China bans its fleet from fishing off Galapagos reserve

Bejing - China has banned its vessels from fishing off the Galapagos Marine Reserve from September to November, a foreign ministry official said Thursday, after Ecuador expressed concern over a massive fleet in the area.

California sues Uber, Lyft for driver wage theft

San Francisco - California has filed lawsuits against Uber and Lyft for alleged wage theft by misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, the Labor Commissioner's Office said Wednesday.

New bridge in Genoa opens to traffic two years after deadly collapse

Genoa - A gleaming new bridge in Genoa built after the deadly collapse of a viaduct opened Tuesday, but critics say not enough has been done since the 2018 disaster to overhaul Italy's crumbling infrastructure.

Victims 'shining like stars' as Italy inaugurates new Genoa bridge

Genoa - Italy inaugurated a sleek new bridge in Genoa on Monday, though relatives of the 43 people killed when the old viaduct collapsed said the pomp and ceremony risked overshadowing the tragedy.

Italian PM set to reopen Genoa bridge two years after fatal collapse

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Sunday described the opening of the new Genoa bridge, which replaces one that collapsed two years ago killing 43 people, as a "symbol of a new Italy" on the eve of its inauguration.

E-bike revolution tempts Ferrari owners

Apo - What better partner for a Cowboy than a Prancing Horse?The Agnelli family's Exor holding company is best known as the owner of Ferrari, the four-wheeled supercar with the stallion logo.

On yer bike: cycling industry out-pedalled by demand

Paris - Bikes are booming across the globe as people seek to avoid crowded buses and trains for their daily commutes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic -- or get back into shape after long months of lockdown.

Bikes wedge their way into heavy Paris traffic

Paris - Stein van Oosteren was cycling along the Avenue Denfert Rochereau in Paris when, to his surprise, he found himself in a "caravan" of bikes."Not too long ago, I was all alone on that street," he said.

Two men charged over brutal assault on French bus driver

Bayonne - French prosecutors on Wednesday charged two men with attempted murder after a bus driver was assaulted and left brain dead for refusing to let aboard a group of people who were not wearing face masks.
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