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Mexico City is ordering 40% of cars and trucks to stay off the streets Thursday, extending for a third day a traffic cutback aimed at lessening pollution.

Under a rule in effect through June, one-fifth of the city's vehicles normally must stay at home on a weekday, with the day…

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A raging wildfire emptied Canada's main oil sands city, destroying entire neighborhoods of Fort McMurray, Alberta, where officials warned Wednesday that all efforts to suppress the fire have failed.

About 88,000 residents successfully evacuated as flames moved into the city surrounded by wilderness in the heart of Canada's oil sands.…

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Sporadic violence persisted in Aleppo on Wednesday as U.S. officials announced an agreement had been reached with Russia to extend Syria's fragile cease-fire to the deeply contested northern city. The Syrian military said the truce would last only 48 hours.

Restoration of a partial truce would bring relief to residents…

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A spate of high-profile scandals at leading Japanese companies show reforms and rhetoric aimed at improving the country's corporate governance do not go far enough to unwind the culture of secrecy and hierarchy that plagues Japan Inc.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won applause for introducing new corporate governance rules over…

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With condominiums and apartments increasingly becoming the housing choice for residents of both urban and suburban Japan, fewer and fewer people have a home garden these days. But while not having any soil of your own means you’re free from yardwork, it also makes it difficult to enjoy the flavor…

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Donald Trump's last Republican foe, Ohio Gov John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump's remarkable triumph as his party's presumptive nominee and launching him toward a likely fall battle with Hillary Clinton. Some reluctant Republicans began to rally around Trump, but others agonized over their party's future.…

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From the chiseled, insouciant Robert Mitchum and the rugged, laconic Clint Eastwood to John Wayne, the most celebrated cowboy of all, Hollywood's Western icons are invariably strong, brooding -- and white.

The roles they play, too -- legendary frontiersmen like Jesse James, Billy the Kid and Wyatt Earp -- are…

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It's not only drones and driverless cars that may become the norm someday — ocean-faring ships might also run without captains or crews.

The Pentagon has shown the world's largest unmanned surface vessel, a self-driving 132-foot ship able to travel up to 10,000 nautical miles on its own to hunt…

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If you’ve got a Vive or Rift at home, you’ll want to stop what you’re doing right now and start downloading.

Though we’re a long way from everyone having a VR headset at home, with the official release of both the Oculus Rift and HTV Vive, it’s now much easier…

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