Uber lost at least US$1.27 billion in first half of 2016 – Bloomberg – Channel NewsAsia

NDTV Uber lost at least US$1.27 billion in first half of 2016 – BloombergChannel NewsAsiaREUTERS – Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc lost at least US$1.27 billion before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization in the first six months of 2016, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. The …The Real Reason Uber Abandoned […]

World's first self-driving taxis start taking passengers – CBC.ca

CBC.ca World’s first self-driving taxis start taking passengersCBC.caThe world’s first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. Select members of the public will be able to hail a free ride through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software …World’s first self-driving taxis launch in SingaporeMLive.comReporter’s Notebook: Testing […]

France, the burkini and a "battle of cultures" – Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia France, the burkini and a “battle of cultures”Channel NewsAsiaFrench Prime Minister Manuel Valls defended a ban on burkinis in more than a dozen coastal towns on Thursday, saying France was locked in a “battle of cultures” and that the full-body swimsuit symbolised the enslavement of women. Posted 25 Aug 2016 …Women protest French burkini […]

WhatsApp to give users' phone numbers to Facebook for targeted ads – The Guardian

The Guardian WhatsApp to give users’ phone numbers to Facebook for targeted adsThe GuardianFacebook-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp will begin sharing user data with its parent company for advertising purposes, while it tests tools to allow businesses to message users. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian. Samuel Gibbs.WhatsApp relaxes privacy stance, to share phone numbers […]

Iraq parliament impeaches defence minister – The Straits Times

TODAYonline Iraq parliament impeaches defence ministerThe Straits TimesBAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraqi lawmakers on Thursday (Aug 25) voted to impeach Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi over corruption allegations, Members of Parliament said. Dr Obeidi lost a no-confidence vote by 142 votes to 102 in a secret ballot, while 18 …Iraqi defense minister gets no-confidence voteDaily MailIraqi defense minister […]

Hours-long attack on Kabul American university kills 16 – Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia Hours-long attack on Kabul American university kills 16Channel NewsAsiaExplosions and gunfire rocked the campus after the attack began Wednesday evening, just weeks after two university professors – an American and an Australian – were kidnapped at gunpoint near the school. Posted 24 Aug 2016 23:30; Updated 25 Aug …Gun, bomb attack on American University […]

Questions mount as Italy weeps for quake victims – Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia Questions mount as Italy weeps for quake victimsChannel NewsAsiaAs rescuers sifted through the rubble, questions mounted as to why there had been so many deaths in a thinly-populated area so soon after a 2009 earthquake in the nearby city of L’Aquila left 300 people dead. Posted 25 Aug 2016 12:55; Updated 25 Aug …Italy […]

Turkey sends more tanks to Syria, demands Kurdish fighters retreat – Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia Turkey sends more tanks to Syria, demands Kurdish fighters retreatChannel NewsAsiaTurkey sent more tanks into northern Syria on Thursday and demanded Kurdish militia fighters retreat within a week as it seeks to secure the border region and drive back Islamic State with its first major incursion into its neighbour. Posted 25 Aug …ISIS […]

Japan's ANA says has found problem with Boeing 787 Rolls-Royce engines – TODAYonline

TODAYonline Japan’s ANA says has found problem with Boeing 787 Rolls-Royce enginesTODAYonlineA Boeing 787-9 jet ready for delivery to ANA Holdings Ltd is seen at Boeing’s delivery center in Everett, Washington. Photo: Reuters. mail · print. View all comments. Tweet · Share. Published: 5:55 PM, August 25, 2016. Updated: 7:45 PM, August 25, 2016.Rolls-Royce engines […]

Myanmar weighs damage after earthquake rattles Bagan pagodas – Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia Myanmar weighs damage after earthquake rattles Bagan pagodasChannel NewsAsiaOfficials picked through the wreckage of toppled spires and crumbling temple walls in Myanmar’s ancient capital Bagan on Thursday after a powerful earthquake rattled the top tourist destination, leaving three dead. Posted 25 Aug 2016 14:32; Updated 25 …Myanmar sends police, soldiers to protect ancient temples […]

Bird strike forces Qatar Airways emergency landing in Turkey – KAUZ-TV

Bird strike forces Qatar Airways emergency landing in TurkeyKAUZ-TVISTANBUL (AP) – A Qatar Airways passenger jet with over 300 people on board made an emergency landing at Istanbul’s main airport Thursday after an engine caught fire, the airline said, blaming a “bird strike” for the blaze. Video footage showed flames … and more » Powered by WPeMatico