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High-voltage cable electrocutes 26 at market in DR Congo capital


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23 injured when cable pedestrian bridge collapses in Mexico


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Custody fight over child, 6, who survived Italy cable crash


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Judge: Blame in Italy cable car deaths rests with technician


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Trump launches right wing cable media blitz but says it’s ‘too early’ to talk 2024


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China accused of planning to exploit undersea cable networks to spy on other countries, report says


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Israel approves controversial Jerusalem cable car

Israel approves controversial Jerusalem cable carIsrael’s government has approved a controversial Jerusalem cable car that will ferry thousands of passengers an hour over Palestinian homes in the east of the city to within a few hundred yards of the Western Wall. The plan, which was given the green light this week, imagines a cable car beginning in west Jerusalem and swooping over a valley towards the Old City, where it will deposit visitors at the 16th-century Dung Gate.  The cars will carry up to 3,000 people an hour and Israel’s government says the plan will boost tourism, relieve traffic congestion, and make it easier for worshippers to reach the Western Wall, one of Judaism’s holiest sites.  “We’ve waited 2,000 years to return to the Western Wall and it’s impossible that heavy traffic prevents thousands of people from praying,” said Moshe Kahlon, Israel’s finance minister. But many Palestinians see the plan as an effort to entrench Israel’s presence in east Jerusalem, which most of the international community considers to be Palestinian territory under Israeli military occupation.  Jerusalem – Cable car route The construction is also likely to cause disruption to residents of the Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan, who will find the cable being built above their homes.  Hanan Ashrawi, a senior Palestinian official, called the cable car plan “an illegal assault on the occupied Palestinian city and its people who have been living there for centuries”. Other critics have taken aim at the plan not because of its politics but because they believe it will be a modern eyesore that will blight the iconic Jerusalem skyline and spoil views of the Dome of the Rock and the turreted walls of the Old City.  Architects and historians have decried the plan as “Disneyfication” of a historic area sacred to Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. Unesco, the global heritage body, has also protested the plan as a threat to the “authentic character” of the Old City.   Opponents of the plan have vowed to sue the government over its decision and the case is likely to be taken up before Israel’s supreme court, potentially heralding a lengthy legal battle that may postpone construction.



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Canada cable car cord severed in 'likely sabotage'

Canada cable car cord severed in 'likely sabotage'Canadian police are investigating an apparent act of vandalism after a cord carrying cable cars was severed, sending all 30 of them crashing to the ground.The company said the Sea to Sky Gondola in Squamish, north of Vancouver, was not operating at the time of the incident, and that no guests or staff members were injured.The attraction’s manager told Canadian broadcaster CBC that maintenance on the line had been recently carried out “and it was a big, thick, beautiful healthy rope”.The firm said the incident took place at around 04.30 local time (11.30 GMT).Police think an individual deliberately slashed the cables in the early hours of Saturday and say technical safety experts are now assessing the line.“We believe the cables were cut and this was a deliberate act of vandalism,” Squamish RCMP Inspector Kara Triance told CBC. “At this time, it’s a crime scene.”Inspector Triance said the person responsible placed themselves in “extreme jeopardy” if they had scaled a maintenance pole. She also noted the steel cable coming loose under tension would have been highly dangerous.Police are asking visitors to steer clear of the area – including away from nearby trails. They have also urged any hikers, climbers, or campers who were in the area to get in touch with them.“We recognise the potential of what could have been and are thankful that no one was injured,” police said in a statement.The Sea to Sky Gondola takes passengers to almost 3,000 feet above sea level, giving views of Howe Sound, a network of fjords situated immediately northwest of Vancouver, and surrounding waterfalls. Each of the gondola cars is able to hold eight passengersAdditional reporting by agencies



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T-Mobile’s latest pitch for Sprint merger: Taking on cable internet and TV

T-Mobile’s latest pitch for Sprint merger: Taking on cable internet and TVT-Mobile's latest pitch to regulators to approve its merger with Sprint: They need to team up to take on home broadband.



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Camp Fire death toll increases to 63; San Francisco pulls famed cable cars off the roads due to poor air quality

Camp Fire death toll increases to 63; San Francisco pulls famed cable cars off the roads due to poor air qualityMore than a week after first igniting in Butte County, California, the news surrounding the most destructive and deadly wildfire in California history remains grim.



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