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Toyota recalls 645,000 vehicles as air bags may not inflate

Toyota is recalling about 645,000 vehicles worldwide to fix an electrical problem that could stop air bags from inflating in a crash. The recall covers certain Toyota Prius and Lexus RX and NX SUVs. Also covered are some Toyota Alphard, Vellfire, Sienta, Noah, Voxy, Esquire, Probox, Succeed, ...

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Cigarette traffickers cheated New York out of $25M in taxes: suit

A city lawsuit targeting illegal cigarette traffickers charges the illegal enterprise sent $25 million in New York tax revenues up in smoke. The 39-page suit, filed Wednesday in Manhattan Federal Court, accuses a North Carolina wholesale cigarette distributor and three Tar Heel state convenience stores in the ...

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Zara’s lungi lookalike mocked by Asian internet

Image copyright Zara/AFP Image caption High street fashion or Burmese everyday wear? Fashion famously comes in cycles and things once considered past it can make a surprise appearance on the runway. Is that what’s just happened to the lungi? Depending on where you’re from, a lungi is either what you’re ...

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Employee behind false missile alert thought there was emergency

Hawaii emergency management administrator Vern Miyagi resigned Tuesday, after an erroneous announcement caused a worker to send out a false missile alert. The employee who fired off the “incoming ballistic missile threat” alert, sending the Aloha state into a panic, was fired too, despite his believing that ...

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Prince William wins bandy hockey shootout in Sweden

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe duchess scored one goal, while the duke got two The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have gone head-to-head in a penalty shootout while learning about bandy hockey in Sweden’s capital Stockholm. The duke scored two goals to the duchess’s one after ...

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French chef Bras gives up Michelin stars

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sebastien Bras (l) took over his famed restaurant from his father Michel Bras (r) a decade ago A prestigious food guide has allowed a top French restaurant to publicly withdraw from its listings. Sebastien Bras’s Le Suquet restaurant in southern France held Michelin’s three-star rating ...

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