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Uber driver dies after vehicle torched in S

Uber driver dies after vehicle torched in S

They said they had hired "additional security response teams in areas where our driver-partners and riders have reported intimidation" and called for more support from the authorities and policy makers to help "prevent and condemn these awful crimes".

Numerous reports of attacks by metered taxi drivers on Uber drivers have seemingly fallen on deaf ears by the company, some drivers claim. Uber has assigned a team of former law enforcement officials to help police investigate the assault by a "small group of unknown individuals", the company said in a statement.

"Those vehicles are not licensed to operate in certain areas and it gives the impression that Uber drivers can do as they wish", he said.

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"Our hearts and thoughts are with his family during this hard time and we will continue to offer our support.We are assisting the police in their investigation in every way possible". "We are assisting the police in their investigation in every way possible". "We know that these actions do not represent the entire industry, however, this violence and intimidation against those who choose to use technology apps, like Uber, must stop".

An Uber operator's vehicle following an attack in Pretoria on 21 June 2017. While the driver managed to escape any serious injuries, the vehicle was completely destroyed.

Meanwhile, Samantha Allenberg, Uber spokesperson, said they are aware of the intimidation against driver-partners and riders at Gautrain Stations across Gauteng.

Chinese army conducts live-fire drills in Tibet plateau amid Sikkim standoff
China has been building dams over it, causing concern in India that it could affect the flow of the Brahmaputra. The current stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops is considered the longest in nearly three decades.

Taxi app Uber said it will be improving an offer to drivers and would welcome greater legal clarity about different types of employment in Britain, in response to a government review into the gig economy published on Tuesday. Bystanders managed to douse the flames in the taxi before it caused any major damage.

There were two other incidents in which metered taxis were stoned and petrol bombed in Sunnyside on the same day.

Uber drivers and meter taxi drivers, who asked not to be named for fear of victimisation, spoke to News24, blaming each other for what they called a war.

OPEC's oil cap on Libya, Nigeria is premature - Kuwait
Nigeria and Libya have been invited to a joint meeting between OPEC and non-OPEC on July 24 in St Petersburg, Russia. US West Texas Intermediate crude futures settled up 46 cents, or 1%, at $46.54 per barrel, Reuters reported.


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