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Japanese airbag maker Takata files for bankruptcy, gets U.S. sponsor

Japanese airbag maker Takata files for bankruptcy, gets U.S. sponsor

Published 26/06/2017

Takata Corp. Chairman and CEO Shigehisa Takada bows as he attends a news conference after its decision to file for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo, Japan, June 26, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japan's Takata Corp (7312.T), the firm at the centre of the auto industry's biggest ever product recall, filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and Japan, and said it would be bought for $1.6 billion by U.S.-based Key Safety Systems.

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Heroes or agitators? Young lawmakers on Venezuela`s front line

Heroes or agitators? Young lawmakers on Venezuela`s front line

Published 26/06/2017

Jose Manuel Olivares (R), a lawmaker from the Venezuelan coalition of opposition parties (MUD), shouts slogans in front of an Air Force base during a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, Venezuela June 23, 2017. Picture taken June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Marco Bello

One was knocked off his feet by a water cannon. Another was pushed into a drain. Most have been pepper-sprayed, tear-gassed, beaten and hit by pellet shots.

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Nine dead after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir

Nine dead after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir

Published 26/06/2017

A ferry sinks in the Guatape reservoir near Medellin, Colombia June 25, 2017 in this still image taken from video obtained from social media. Louisa Murphy/via REUTERS.

Nine people died and 28 are missing after a multi-decked tourist boat carrying about 170 passengers sank in Colombia's Penol-Guatape reservoir on Sunday during the long holiday weekend, a government official said.

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Conservative activists hold muted rallies in Washington

Conservative activists hold muted rallies in Washington

Published 25/06/2017

Jack Posobiec attends a rally about free speech outside of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Conservative activists held a pair of rallies in Washington on Sunday to decry the handful of celebrities who have joked about violence against President Donald Trump and to protest efforts to stop contentious speakers at colleges.

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Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says `no`

Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says `no`

Published 24/06/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks as he hosts a Congressional picnic event, accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday to mobilize support for their party's healthcare overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a "very, very narrow path" to passage.

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Tesla, others seek ways to ensure drivers keep their hands on the wheel

Tesla, others seek ways to ensure drivers keep their hands on the wheel

Published 24/06/2017

FILE PHOTO - New Autopilot features are demonstrated in a Tesla Model S during a Tesla event in Palo Alto, California October 14, 2015. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach/File Photo

Automakers are using tiny cameras, sensors to track drooping heads, steering wheel monitors and audible alerts to ensure drivers pay attention when using advanced driver assistance systems, like Tesla’s Autopilot, that allow drivers to take their hands off the wheel.

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Actor Johnny Depp apologizes for `poor taste` Trump assassination joke

Actor Johnny Depp apologizes for `poor taste` Trump assassination joke

Published 23/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Actor Johnny Depp poses on a Cadillac before presenting his film The Libertine, at Cinemageddon at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury Festival in Britain, June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/File Photo

Johnny Depp on Friday apologized for joking about assassinating U.S. President Donald Trump, saying his remarks were in "poor taste."

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Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill, but fate uncertain

Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill, but fate uncertain

Published 23/06/2017

U.S. Capitol is seen after the House approved a bill to repeal major parts of Obamacare and replace it with a Republican healthcare plan in Washington, U.S., May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled legislation that would replace Obamacare with a plan that scales back aid to the poor and kills a tax on the wealthy, but the bill's fate was quickly thrown into question as several senators voiced skepticism.

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Harry Potter still casts spell for fans 20 years on

Harry Potter still casts spell for fans 20 years on

Published 22/06/2017

Cosplay fans (L-R) George Massingham, Abbey Forbes and Karolina Goralik travel by tube dressed in Harry Potter themed costumes, after a visit to one the literary franchise's movie filming locations at Leadenhall Market in London, Britain, March 10, 2017. REUTERS/Neil Hall

Dressed in a long black gown and holding a wand, George Massingham is keen for everyone to know he is a Harry Potter super fan.

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Stars come out for European premiere of Edgar Wright`s `Baby Driver`

Stars come out for European premiere of Edgar Wright`s `Baby Driver`

Published 22/06/2017

Director of the movie 'Baby Driver' Edgar Wright (3rd L) and cast members (L-R) Lily James, Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, Eiza Gonzalez and Jamie Foxx. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Big Hollywood names hit the red carpet in London on Wednesday for the European premiere of British director Edgar Wright's new heist movie "Baby Driver".

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