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Uber glitch leaves drivers unpaid and frustrated

Uber glitch leaves drivers unpaid and frustrated

Technology
Drivers for the ride-hailing company Uber are frustrated over a glitch that is keeping them from being paid immediately. The Mercury News of San Jose reports San Francisco-based Uber was still working on Saturday to fix a problem that was reported Friday. An Uber spokesperson said the company has identified an issue with its "Instant Pay" feature and that drivers will be paid. Instant Pay allows drivers to be paid immediately for rides. The news organization reports the Uber spokesperson declined further comment. It's not known what caused the issue, when it began or how many drivers were affected. Meanwhile, frustrated and angry drivers are taking to social media, saying that they don't like working for free or that they need the instant payouts for gas.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News...
Typhoon Jebi leaves trail of destruction across Japan

Typhoon Jebi leaves trail of destruction across Japan

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device At least 10 people have been killed by Typhoon Jebi, the worst storm to hit Japan in 25 years. Jebi left a trail of destruction across the west of the country, hitting major cities like Kyoto and Osaka.Flights, trains and ferries were cancelled but thousands of passengers stranded at Osaka's international airport have since been evacuated.As the winds slow down and move north, people are being urged to stay alert for landslides and floods. Images showing how Jebi wreaked havocAt least 300 people have been injured as a result of the typhoon, according to government spokesman Yoshihide Suga. Have you been affected by Typhoon Jebi? If safe to do so, email haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk or contact yourpics@bbc.c...
Flash floods in Italy leaves at least 8 hikers dead

Flash floods in Italy leaves at least 8 hikers dead

World
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Flash floods killed at least eight hikers and left another dozen injured in southern Italy's Calabria region Monday, local emergency officials said. Italy's civil protection agency said the hikers were swept away when floodwaters filled a narrow gorge. "This is a split in the terrain that is very tight and high. Imagine nearly a kilometer in height. And just a few meters wide. Imagine people who were in this hole," Carlo Tansi, head of civil protection, told Italian news agency Sky TG24. At least a dozen sustained injuries, including five taken to the hospital. Among those rescued was a 10-year-old boy. Tansi said it's unclear if there were more deaths or if anyone was missing. "The problem is we don't know how many people were knocked over by this flood," he said. Le...
England fightback leaves thrilling Test in balance – videos & report

England fightback leaves thrilling Test in balance – videos & report

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device First Specsavers Test, Edgbaston (day three of five)England 287 (Root 80, Ashwin 4-62) & 180 (Curran 63, Ishant 5-51)India 274 (Kohli 149, Curran 4-74) & 110-5 (Kohli 43*)India need 194 to winScorecardEngland's first Test against India is set for a thrilling finish after Sam Curran's counter-attack dragged the hosts back into the game on the third day at Edgbaston.Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed England's top order and Ishant Sharma took three wickets in an over to leave England in disarray on 87-7.However, Curran hit an enterprising 6...
Everton FC transfer news: Lucas Digne leaves Barcelona pre-season training camp to seal Toffees move

Everton FC transfer news: Lucas Digne leaves Barcelona pre-season training camp to seal Toffees move

Sports
MERSEYSIDE BOUND Digne looks set to become Marco Silva's second signing as Everton manager Everton are reportedly on the verge of completing a deal to sign Barcelona defender Lucas Digne. The French international has been with the Barca squad for their pre-season tour of the USA and was an unused substitute in their penalty shootout win over Tottenham. Digne has 21 France appearances to his name but his lack or first-team football at Barca meant he missed out on a place in the squad at the World Cup However, the LaLiga champions have confirmed the left-back has been granted permission to return to Spain in order to finalise the transfer. They tweeted: “Lucas Digne travels today [Sunday] to Barcelona with the club’s permission to f...