Uber narrows down search for international city to host flying taxis

First, there was Dallas and Los Angeles. Now Uber wants a third city to fly its air taxi service, and it’s looking internationally. In what feels like Amazon’s search for a second headquarters location, Uber this week announced its shortlist for countries the ride-hailing app would work with to launch…

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How prepared is the EU for a future surge in migrant arrivals?

Migration numbers have fallen since 2015 peak, but countries are still grappling with the political and practical fallout How are migration routes in Europe changing? The Balkan route In the first six months of 2018, more than 8,000 migrants came to the small Balkan state of Bosnia-Herzegovina, 20 times more…

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Hurricane Lane brings 19 inches of rain to parts of Hawaii

(CNN)Hurricane Lane weakened as it chugged toward Hawaii on Thursday, but officials warned residents that the storm was still a significant rainmaker. For live updates on the storm, click here Officials fretted over the potential water impacts from the storm, which was moving at 6 mph. “Lane, while it has…

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Medical Student Shares The Worst Shift Of His Life, And Its So Much Worse Than We Could Imagine

In an interview with Bored Panda, Abhishark said he did not expect so many people to react to his story since, for him, he was just sharing his experience working as an intern at the hospital. “Writing has always been a passion of mine, but with training and work, it’s…

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Banks Arent as Safe as They Think

In the decade since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, regulators around the world have taken steps which, they argue, have greatly strengthened the resilience of the financial system. Buoyant asset prices and rising bank shares suggest that investors largely believe them. Unfortunately, the effectiveness of these measures remains uncertain. That…

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Man stabbed at Notting Hill Carnival

There were up to 313 arrests at last year’s carnival. Image copyright PA Image caption One million people attended the carnival over the bank holiday weekend This year’s event was policed by the highest number of officers in six years. Almost 7,000 officers from the Metropolitan Police’s newly formed Violent…

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Panasonic to move its European HQ out of the UK because Brexit

Chalk up yet another Brexit deficit: Japanese electronics firm Panasonic will be moving its European headquarters from the UK to Amsterdam in October because it’s worried about the tax implications if it stays, the Nikkei Asian Review reports. The company is concerned it could face tax liabilities if the UK…

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How Your Personality Affects Your Paycheck

What makes really smart people tick? Why do some end up earning so much more than others? And how much do these disparate outcomes have to do with their personalities? A new standard deviation higher on conscientiousness earn on average an extra $567,000 over their lifetimes, or 16.7 percent of…

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