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Mexico bus crash: Tourists killed in Quintana Roo state

Image copyright EPA Image caption The bus had been taking tourists to Mayan ruins at Chaccobén A bus carrying tourists from a cruise ship has overturned in south-eastern Mexico, killing at least 12 people, officials say. Another 18 people were injured in the crash between Mahahual and Cafetal in Quintana …

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Waymo teams with Trov on passenger insurance for self-driving service

Waymo is working with insurance startup Trov on protections for riders using its forthcoming self-driving ride hailing service. Trvo will provide Waymo’s passengers with insurance for lost and managed property, and for any medical expenses resulting from rides, reports the Wall Street Journal. The coverage will be invisible to riders, …

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Consultant at centre of Kerry scan review was a locum

The consultant radiologist at the centre of a scans re-check at University Hospital Kerry, who worked at the hospital until recently, was a locum and not a permanent member of staff, RTÉ News has confirmed. The doctor was employed through a locum agency based in Ireland. RTÉ News has also established that …

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Cabinet agree gender pay symposium for January

The Cabinet has agreed that a symposium on gender pay will take place in January, where experts in the area, as well as business and union representatives, will speak. It follows a public consultation on gender pay which drew 38 responses and suggestions.  In 2014, the last year for which comparable …

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China Unveils an Ambitious Plan to Curb Climate Change Emissions

The government did not issue a hard timeline, and regulations and other details still have to be worked out. But environmental groups that worked with the government said they could emerge in the next couple of years. “Everything is gradual, step by step,” said Li Junfeng, a senior government adviser …

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BMW reaches 100,000 electric vehicle sales target for 2017

BMW set out to sell 100,000 electric cars this year globally, and it has managed to do that, the company revealed today. That includes fully electric cars, as well as electrified vehicles like its plug-in electric Active Tourer 2-Series, Reuters reports. Its fully electric options include the i3 compact, which …

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