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Automakers hit with air bag recall

By Fri, Apr 12, 2013 1:47PM UTC

DETROIT (AP) — Six automakers, including Toyota, Honda and Nissan, are recalling nearly 3.4 million older-model vehicles worldwide because of defective air bags that can send shrapnel flying into the passenger compartment. The recall mainly affects cars sold by Japanese automakers in North America, Europe and Japan. A small number

China pulls ‘Django Unchained’ on day of premiere

By Fri, Apr 12, 2013 1:42PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — “Django Unchained” became “Django Unscreened” as Quentin Tarantino’s violent slave-revenge saga was pulled from Chinese theaters on its opening day, with the importer blaming an unspecified technical problem. The rare suspension order by China Film Group Corp. was confirmed by theater employees throughout China, and has led

North Korea hints it will soon launch a missile

By Fri, Apr 12, 2013 1:35PM UTC

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Hinting at a missile launch, North Korea delivered a fresh round of war rhetoric with claims it has “powerful striking means” on standby. Seoul and Washington speculated that it is preparing to test-fire a missile designed to be capable of reaching the U.S. territory of

Bomb kills 2 soldiers, wounds 6 in south Thailand

By Thu, Apr 11, 2013 1:31PM UTC

PATTANI, Thailand (AP) — Police say two soldiers were killed and six were wounded in a roadside bombing in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south. Police Col. Manit Yimsai said Thursday that suspected insurgents detonated an improvised bomb hidden on the road surface in Pattani province’s Panarae district. The soldiers were in two

Police arrest newspaper editor in Bangladesh

By Thu, Apr 11, 2013 1:17PM UTC

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh have arrested the acting editor of a pro-opposition newspaper on various charges. Dhaka police official Masudur Rahman says they arrested Mahmudur Rahman on Thursday in a raid on the office of the Bengali-language Amar Desh newspaper. He would not immediately say what charges