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China ponders public morality after video of gruesome death

BEIJING (AP) — A speeding taxi knocks the pedestrian off her feet, sending her hurtling through the air. Dozens of people stand gawking or walk past, as if the young woman sprawled in the busy intersection simply doesn’t exist. A full minute passes, and another speeding vehicle, this time an …

Bangkok ranked world’s second most congested city

PUNTERS at Bangkok’s International Motorshow this week may spend more time in traffic jams than enjoying driving their cars, suggests a new index. According to the global index compiled by navigation company TomTom, Thailand’s capital has been ranked as having the worst traffic in the world, second only to Mexico City. The TomTom …

Surge in traffic deaths outpaces increase in travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year, continuing an alarming upward spiral that may be partially explained by more Americans on the roads due to the economic recovery, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates released Friday. The sharp …

China starts 2017 engulfed by smog, issues pollution alerts

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing and other cities across northern and central China were shrouded in thick smog Monday, prompting authorities to delay dozens of flights and close highways. The Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau extended an “orange alert” for heavy air pollution for three more days. Beijing’s smog had initially …