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Toyota recalls 247,000 vehicles in U.S. over Takata air bags

DETROIT - Toyota Motor Corp recalled 247,000 cars, SUVs and pickup trucks in the United States on Monday because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators from Japan's Takata Corp that can rupture and spray metal shrapnel, according to U.S. safety regulators.

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Brawn and Domenicali on Bianchi accident panel

LONDON - Former Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali and ex-Mercedes principal Ross Brawn will be part of a panel reviewing Formula One safety in the wake of Jules Bianchi's Japanese Grand Prix accident, the sport's governing body said on Monday.

20 Oct 2014

Motor racing-Brawn and Domenicali on Bianchi accident panel

LONDON, Oct 20 - Former Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali and ex-Mercedes principal Ross Brawn will be part of a panel reviewing Formula One safety in the wake of Jules Bianchi's Japanese Grand Prix accident, the sport's governing body said on Monday.

Motor Sports, 20 Oct 2014

Japan's Fujifilm says to make Avigan anti-flu drug for more Ebola patients

TOKYO - Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp said on Monday it was expanding the production of its Avigan anti-influenza drug to reach an additional number of Ebola patients.

Health, 20 Oct 2014

Japan's Fujifilm says to make Avigan anti-flu drug for more Ebola patients

TOKYO, Oct 20 - Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp said on Monday it was expanding the production of its Avigan anti-influenza drug to reach an additional number of Ebola patients.

20 Oct 2014

Japan minister's quitting a hitch, but won't affect reactor restart

TOKYO - Japan's plan to restart nuclear reactors shut down after the Fukushima disaster will not be affected by Monday's resignation of the industry minister, but Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is losing a convincing advocate of a step most view with suspicion.

World, Nuclear Power 20 Oct 2014