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Hitch-hiking remains, in my experience, an excellent way to travel. You meet a self-selecting bunch of good people, find out about their hopes, dreams and daily lives; all while being driven through interesting parts of the world. There is also the added bonus of hitching being the least damaging form of motorised transport. We’ll tell you
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The federal Department of Transportation fulfilled its promise on Thursday to cancel a nearly $1bn (£784m) grant that would have helped pay for California’s bullet train, in yet another blow for the ambitious high-speed rail project meant to connect Los Angeles to the Bay Area. In a letter to state officials, the Federal Railroad Administration
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Staff of online travel start-up ‘GetYourGuide’ working at the company’s headquarters in Berlin. Jens Kalaene | picture alliance | Getty Images German online travel start-up GetYourGuide has raised $484 million in an investment led by SoftBank’s $100 billion Vision Fund. The company, which lets people book tickets for tours and other activities abroad, said Thursday
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A flight from Los Angeles flew dangerously close to a 5,700ft mountain peak after an air traffic controller confused right with left in his instructions. The incident occurred when weather around Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) meant flights had to take off heading east rather than travelling west, directly over the Pacific Ocean, as usual. The
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An aerial photo shows several Boeing 737 MAX airplanes grounded at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, U.S. March 21, 2019. Lindsey Wasson | Reuters Weeks after the first fatal crash of Boeing’s popular 737 Max aircraft in October, American Airlines pilots angrily pushed company officials to fix the anti-stall software that has now been implicated
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England’s cleanest beaches have been revealed, with the largest number in the South West. Seventy-one beaches from across the country were awarded Blue Flag status, an international mark from the Foundation for Environmental Education that deems seashores as being clean, safe, environmentally friendly and having great facilities. The South West had the most Blue Flag beaches
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The Federal Aviation Administration’s internal probe of Boeing‘s 737 Max approval process has reportedly found that senior agency officials failed to review key safety assessments of the plane’s flight-control systems that was later implicated in two fatal crashes. The preliminary findings, reported by the Wall Street Journal, are the first to shed light on how
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