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Bombing of Syrian bus convoy kills dozens outside Aleppo

A bomb blast hit a bus convoy waiting to cross into government-held Aleppo in Syria on Saturday, killing dozens of people evacuated from two Shi’ite villages the day before in a deal between warring sides. The agreement had stalled, leaving thousands of people from both government-besieged and rebel-besieged areas stranded at two transit points on the city’s outskirts, before the ...

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Uber loses $2.8 billion

After a string of corporate crises, Uber is taking the unusual step of releasing financials to highlight its business growth. Uber’s gross bookings for 2016 hit $20 billion, more than doubling from the year prior, according to financial figures the company provided to Bloomberg. Its net revenue, after drivers took their cut, totaled $6.5 billion for the year. But that ...

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Crash Test Latest: New BIMMER Works 5 Star Magic

ROTIMI ASHER Euro NCAP released its latest Crash Test result on Wednesday, awarding a toip five-star rating to new BMW 5-Series. Second new car crash-tested, FIAT’s made-over Diablo got three stars. Launched late last year, the seventh-generation BMW 5 Series continues its successful track record in Euro NCAP’s Executive Car segment. The car showed good all-round performance in crash protection ...

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Toyota Prius Prime Wins World Green Car Award

Toyota Prius Prime was declared the 2017 World Green Car on Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show. This is the second consecutive year Toyota earned the World Green Car title. Last year the award went to the Toyota Mirai. “It is a great honor to see the Prius Prime named World Green Car,” said Jack Hollis, group vice ...

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Declared Best Luxury Car on Earth 

At a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show, Bridgestone Corporation, and Autoneum, the MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS was declared the 2017 World Luxury Car. This is the 3rd World Luxury Car win for Mercedes-Benz having captured today’s title, plus two back-to-back titles in 2015 (Mercedes-Benz S-Coupe) and 2014 (Mercedes-Benz S-Class). Mercedes-Benz made history in 2015 with a triple ...

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Cadillac Super Cruise™ Sets Standard for Hands-Free Highway Driving

The 2018 Cadillac CT6 will feature Super Cruise™, the industry’s first true hands-free driving technology for the highway. Unlike other driver assistance systems, Super Cruise™ utilizes two advanced technology systems — a driver attention system and precision LiDAR map data — to ensure safe and confident vehicle operation.  These systems are added to the network of cameras and radar sensors ...

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Suzuki Offers Low-Rate Finance on SV650 and GSX-S1000 Models

Suzuki has announced a new, low-rate finance offer for its SV650 and GSX-S1000 machines, which means the middleweight V-twin can be ridden away for £60 per month. A new special rate of just 4.9% APR, coupled with a deposit of £1,500.00, means the SV650 can be ridden for only £1.94 per day – less than the price of a daily coffee. Suzuki’s GSX-S1000 ...

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Ducati Marks Anniversary with Incredible Offer

Ducati UK are celebrating the 8th successive year of the Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup with an incredible new offer of accessories when purchasing a new 959 Panigale. The Ducati Cup has become the longest running one make series supporting British Superbike and arguably the most successful with over 50 riders registered for this year’s championship. To celebrate this success and ...

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