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Nation May 19

Japanese manufacturer Takata expands defective airbag recall

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed on Tuesday that the Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata will declare 33.8 million cars unsafe due to airbag defects. The move would double the company’s previous recall of 17 million vehicles.

World May 13

Vatican finalizes treaty recognizing Palestinian statehood

The Vatican announced today it has finalized, but not signed, a treaty that would recognize Palestine as a state. While the Vatican has supported the U.N. General Assembly’s decision to recognize Palestine as a nonmember observer state of…

World May 01

Istanbul’s May Day demonstrations turn violent

From Maypoles to May baskets, this year’s May Day inspired a different type of excitement in Istanbul, where more than 140 people have been detained after clashing with police over anti-government and labor protests on International Workers’ Day. Turkish…

World Apr 30

Everest climbers recount surviving the Nepal earthquake

The climbing season on Mount Everest was temporarily halted after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake on April 25 caused avalanches in Nepal. American climber Mike Hamill, who was on the mountain at the time, recounted his story to National Geographic.

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