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  1. News - Asia

    Toll from Vietnam floods rises to 34

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 04:05pm by AFP

    ... told AFP. “Eleven other people are missing. More than 100,000 houses have been flooded and transport by road, air and rail has been severely affected across the region,” said Nguyen Quang ...

  2. News - China

    China’s last county finally linked by road

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 04:29pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing The last county in China to be accessible by modern land transport was finally linked up to the rest of the country on Thursday with a new road that has ... way between towering Himalayan peaks, have until now had to depend on horses for land travel and trade. The 117-kilometre road took so long to build because of the precipitous topography, ...

  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea silenced as students take vital college entrance exam

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 11:05pm by AFP

    ... With so much riding on the outcome, the day of the test- held simultaneously in 1,257 centres nationwide- sees the entire country switch to silent running. The transportation ministry bans all ... is barred within a 200-metre radius of the test centres. Public offices and major businesses, as well as the stock markets, opened an hour later than usual to help keep the roads relatively clear ...

  4. News - World

    Ukraine’s separatist regions face bleak economic future

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 11:32am by AFP

    ... network, and on most major roads throughout the region, checkpoints have been set up by rebels and Ukrainian forces, making goods transport a risky business. AFP journalists saw two trucks, riddled ... Agence France-Presse in Donetsk, Ukraine With major enterprises closed for the past month, coal production down, and the transportation system in disarray, the economic future of eastern ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand mourns top Buddhist leader

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:32pm by AFP

    ... infection, according to Chulalongkorn hospital where he had been receiving treatment. Hundreds of mourners lined the busy six-lane road on Friday outside the hospital, from where the body of the kingdom’s top Buddhist leader was due to be transported to a temple in the capital for religious ceremonies. People of all ages, from school boys to frail old women, crouched respectfully next ...

  6. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian capital tweets to beat the traffic chaos

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 12:18pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Drivers use the microblogging service to warn fellow travellers of current road conditions Tweeting as a means to beat the traffic in Jakarta Fed up with spending hours stuck in the gridlocked Indonesian capital Jakarta, hundreds of thousands of social media-savvy commuters are tweeting to beat the traffic. The threadbare public transport system ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea falls silents as 650,000 students sit the exam of their lives

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 10:08pm by AFP

    ... into "hush" mode. The transportation ministry bans all airport landings and departures for a 40-minute period to coincide with the main language listening test. The military also reschedules air force ... usual yesterday to help keep the roads relatively clear and ensure students arrived on time. Anyone who did get stuck in traffic could dial the emergency number 112 and request help from police ...

  8. News - World - SUDAN

    29 dead in three days of Sudan riots

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 03:13pm by AFP

    ... at major road intersections. The protests have been the largest in Sudan since President Omar al-Bashir seized power in 1989. The US embassy called on its citizens to avoid flashpoint areas, saying ... centre, and public transport ground to a halt. The protests first erupted in Wad Madani in Gezira state south of Khartoum, the scene of the first death on Monday. They have also spread to Nyala, ...

  9. News - World - CANADA

    Can 'sorry' save crack-smoking Toronto mayor Rob Ford?

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 06:30am by NYT, Reuters, AFP

    ... vowed to end the city's "war on cars", the preferred mode of transport for suburbanites. Ending a newly introduced municipal car registration tax was also high on his campaign agenda. After he was caught reading work documents while driving his own car, police encouraged him to accept a driver for his own security and the safety of others on the road. "I think ...

  10. News - World - TRANSPORT

    Taxi drivers in big European cities stage strike in protest at privateers

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 01:34am by AFP

    ... beeping their horns, filled the roads around Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and the Houses of Parliament to the exclusion of any other vehicles. We’re governed by a set of rules ...



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