Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has suspended a ban on Palestinians from the West Bank taking Israeli bus routes to return home, just hours after the plan was approved by his defense minister.
Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp has issued the largest product recall in the US history on Tuesday to fix faulty air bags in 33.8 million cars, including Honda and Toyota makes. The move comes after pressure from American regulators.
Okinawa’s governor has demanded flights of all Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft be suspended following a deadly crash in Hawaii, as public concerns over the further deployment of the aircraft in Japan gain momentum.
At least nine people have been killed and 18 injured in a shootout between rival biker gangs outside the Twin Peaks Restaurant in Waco, Texas. The brawl quickly escalated from fists to gunfire despite police, aware of possible trouble, being at the scene.
Google will start test drives of 25 prototype self-driving cars on California public roads this summer. Contrary to last year’s company statements, they will have steering wheels, brakes and accelerators as well as drivers in case the software goes wrong.
Russia’s new T-14 Armata tank is going to get an even more powerful armament, as the next version of the main battle tank will be armed with previously rumored 152mm gun, revealed the official in charge of the defense industry.
Honda has announced it would recall an additional 4.9 million cars worldwide with airbags made by Takata due to a potential safety hazard. The airbags are in all Honda vehicles and have led to at least six deaths in accidents in the US and Malaysia.
A US police officer escaped potentially serious injuries after a suspect drove off with him clinging to the car. The officer was called out to a shoplifting incident, but the accused had other ideas – driving off, with the officer literally in tow.
British made Land Rovers played a key part in the killings in the Uzbek Andijan incident in 2005, Amnesty International has said. Almost 10 years after the massacre, the human rights group is renewing its call for an independent inquiry.