Uber chief Kalanick ‘resigns’

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Uber boss Travis Kalanick has resigned as chief executive after pressure from shareholders, according to media reports. Mr Kalanick will remain on the board of the firm, however, the New York Times says. His resignation comes after a review of practices at the firm which has had scandals including complaints of sexual harassment. Last week […]

Portugal fire: Soaring temperatures threaten firefighting effort

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many people have lost their homes to the flames Soaring temperatures threaten efforts to bring a raging forest fire in Portugal under control, officials say. The week’s highest temperatures of around 38C (100F) are expected on Tuesday and together with windy conditions could reignite fires already quelled. Civil protection officials […]