|Berlin bans Uber on 'safety grounds'|
|Berlin's city authority bans the mobile taxi app Uber on passenger safety grounds, threatening the firm with a fine if it ignores the ban.|
|GetTaxi sets sights on corporate customers|
|The taxi hailing app is aiming for business customers as well as consumers.|
|CAB DRIVE: JOURNEY AWAITS!|
|The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) under the guidance of the Economic Development Ministry launched an International Tourism Promotional campaign to increase awareness of destination Sri Lanka around the world.|
|Uber taxi app 'competing unfairly'|
|The Uber taxi app is "competing unfairly" with London's black cabs, senior Labour MP Margaret Hodge says.|
|Sri Lanka Tourism : Mega taxi advertising campaign in the UK|
|Sri Lanka Tourism launched a mega taxi advertising campaign in the UK. Sri Lanka Tourism has branded 450 taxis in three of the UK's biggest cities: Manchester, Birmingham and London. The first fleet of 300 taxis of this campaign was launched in London.||
|Dow, S&P 500 close at records; oil equities jump|
New York (AFP) - The Dow and S&P 500 notched fresh records Thursday on strong US economic data and a jump in oil company shares thanks to rebounding crude prices.
|Residents in western New York call snow worst in memory|
By Ellen Wulfhorst (Reuters) - Fresh snow fell on Thursday in snowbound western New York state, where longtime residents described the blast of winter weather as the worst in memory. At least eight deaths were blamed on the storm. Some areas of New York along the Great Lakes had nearly 2 feet (60 cm) of new snow on top of accumulations as high as 5 feet (1.5 meters) from earlier in the week. The National Weather Service said parts of the region could expect 3 feet (9O cm) more snow before skies clear on Friday. "I've been in a lot of snowstorms, and this is by far the worst. ...
|Senate to work longer under GOP control next year|
|WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is sending a stern signal to senators used to long weekends and frequent vacations: The Senate is going to work longer hours under GOP control next year.|
|Egypt president considering pardon of journalists|
|CAIRO (AP) â€” Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said on Thursday that a presidential pardon is "being examined" for the three Al-Jazeera journalists who were handed heavy prison terms in a court ruling that raised international outrage.|
|Matthew Shepard's parents head to Russia|
NEW YORK (AP) â€” The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay Wyoming college student tortured and murdered in 1998, are traveling to Russia on Friday to spread their message of tolerance and acceptance in a country where anti-gay policies and attitudes are widespread.