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"Deadly Australian theme park ride completes an annual safety inspection"

 A water ride that killed four people at an Australian amusement park in one of the world`s deadliest theme park accidents had completed an annual safety inspection less than a month ago, the park`s owner said on Wednesday

Mobile technology may help city dwellers hitch ride

Hitch-hikers have always used their thumbs to get a ride. Now a new invention aims to update the technique -- allowing mobile phone users to dial-a-driver.