The five European cities where you are most likely to be pickpocketed

The pickpocket gangs of Europe are masters of their trade – and they can ruin a holiday. Most European pickpockets work in groups and use distraction methods to rob unsuspecting tourists at popular attractions. Chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor Christine Peterson said: ‘Not always a basic “lift-and-run” operation, expert pickpocketing can sometimes involve more complicated…

Uber to pay $7m fine to continue operating in California

Uber, the on-demand ride-hailing app, has agreed to pay a California regulator more than $7m in order to keep operating in its home state. The San Francisco startup said on Wednesday evening that it will pay the California Public Utilities Commission, which governs transportation companies, to resolve a dispute about the amount of data it provided to…

Adding colours to the city of gardens

   Usamah Mahmood Khan LAHORE: General public and private entities come in to contribute their input to make the things better where governments, of whatever level they are, fail to deliver. Street Art Competition is such an initiative that stands against wall-chalking of the city streets of Lahore. The enthusiasm shows that people still love…

Larger animals age faster and die sooner

In many species of animal, being larger has its advantages from attracting a mate to fighting off competitors, but this increased size can come at a price – a shorter lifespan. Researchers studying the DNA of house sparrows have discovered that the larger the bird, the shorter the caps found on the end of their…

UberPOOL is heading to London

More than a year since it launched in San Francisco, UberPOOL is coming to the UK. The car-sharing service is expected to launch in London on Friday and the firm promises it will save users money as well as help cut congestion. UberPOOL lets up to three passengers share a car and save money on…