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Staff at the Foreign Office have been told to avoid using Uber after a diplomat in Lebanon was murdered by a driver for the ride-hailing service. The body of Rebecca Dykes, 30, was found dumped by the side of a Beirut highway on 16 December 2017. Driver Tarek Houshieh confessed to the "senseless attack" and was sentenced to death in 2017.
Share prices of Uber Technologies (NYSE: UBER) surged 19% on Aug. 2 after the ride-hailing and delivery service posted second-quarter results. Its revenue soared 105% year over year to $8.1 billion, beating analysts' expectations by $700 million.