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Safety first: Volvo to add in-car sensors to prevent drunk driving

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GOTHENBURG (Reuters) – Swedish automaker Volvo hopes to reinforce its reputation for safety-first driving by installing cameras and sensors in its cars from the early 2020s, monitoring drivers for signs of being drunk or distracted and intervening to prevent accidents. FILE PHOTO: The 2016 Volvo XC90, winner of the Truck of the Year award at Read More

Three dead, one missing in devastating floods across U.S. Midwest

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(Reuters) – At least one person was missing on Monday after devastating floods across the U.S. Midwest that killed three others and inflicted hundreds of millions of dollars in damage in what Nebraska’s governor called a disaster of historic proportions. As floodwaters began to recede in much of the area inundated by the aftermath of Read More

PM hugs mourners as country pays tribute to Christchurch victims

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New Zealand’s prime minister has hugged mourners outside a mosque as the country paid tribute to the victims of the Christchurch shootings. Jacinda Ardern also laid a wreath outside the mosque in Kilbirnie, Wellington, where people sang a Maori rendition of Hallelujah. There were emotional scenes across New Zealand as people came out to remember Read More

Historic floods hit Nebraska after 'bomb cyclone' storm

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(Reuters) – Large parts of Nebraska and the U.S. Central Plains were underwater on Saturday after a late-winter “bomb cyclone” storm triggered historic flooding along the Missouri and Platte rivers, causing two deaths, tearing apart homes and swallowing roadways. The National Weather Service predicted dangerous flooding would continue through the weekend in Nebraska and in Read More

Cyclone Idai batters Zimbabwe, at least 24 people dead

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HARARE (Reuters) – At least 24 people have died in south eastern Zimbabwe as homes and bridges were swept away by a tropical storm, the country’s information ministry said on Saturday. Cyclone Idai, which brought floodwater and destruction to areas of Mozambique and Malawi, hit Zimbabwe on Friday, cutting off power and communications. “Number of Read More

Multiple victims at shootings at 2 New Zealand mosques, 1 shooter in custody

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Police are responding to a shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Reports suggest at least nine people have been killed. One person is in custody. The shooter entered the Masjid Al Noor mosque 10 minutes after prayers began and let off “dozens, if not hundreds of rounds,” witness Ahmad al-Mahmoud told New Zealand outlet Stuff. He Read More

Like 'giant knife,' tornadoes slash eastern Alabama, killing 23

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BEAUREGARD, Ala. (Reuters) – Alabama residents and rescue teams on Monday sifted through the splintered remnants of homes torn apart by a string of tornadoes that killed at least 23 people, including three children, in the deadliest burst of twisters to hit the United States since 2013. The tornadoes, spawned by a late-winter “supercell” thunderstorm, Read More

Volvo capping speed on its vehicles in bid to reduce traffic deaths to zero

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Swedish car-maker Volvo said on Monday that it will introduce a 180kph (112mph) speed limiter on all new vehicles as it seeks to enhance safety credentials. The move is part of Volvo’s Vision 2020 initiative to eliminate passenger fatalities and serious injuries by next year. However, the company is unlikely to meet the goal without Read More

Climber whose mum died on K2 missing on 'Killer Mountain'

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A British climber whose mother made history scaling Mount Everest before her death during an ill-fated expedition on K2 has disappeared on a notoriously dangerous peak in Pakistan known as Killer Mountain. Tom Ballard, from the Peak District, is attempting to navigate the treacherous Nanga Parbat, which has been given its foreboding nickname due to Read More