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Apple sued for selling Macbooks with defective keyboards

May 14, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The lawsuit says that Apple knew of the problem before launch. Those no longer covered by warranties have reported paying $400 to $700 for repairs


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Honda to start mass recall in China over Takata airbags

Oct 02, 2017 - 1:15 AM

More than 245,000 vehicles, including Accord, Fit, City, Crosstour, and Everus S1 models, will be recalled in China

Logo of the Japanese auto parts maker Takata is seen a car showroom in Tokyo on June 23, 2017. Takata shares swung wildly rebounding by 45 percent from the previous day as investors bet on the chances of the scandal-hit airbag maker filing for bankruptcy. / AFP PHOTO / Behrouz MEHRI

BFP defends defective fire trucks: 'They come with warranty'

Jun 27, 2017 - 7:53 PM

The Bureau of Fire Protection spokesperson says that since the bureau is underequipped it deems it better to buy more fire trucks of inferior quality

DEFECTIVE. The fire trucks, acquired just last April 2016 already show signs of overuse and malfunction. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Information Agency

176 China-made firetrucks of BFP defective, says COA

Jun 23, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The firetrucks were found with defective safety features and engines according to a COA report

Mazda recalling 2.2 million vehicles over tailgate defect

Sep 01, 2016 - 10:15 PM

The recall covers about 400 000 vehicles sold in Japan and 1 8 million units exported overseas

Mazda introduces the company's new compact crossover SUV, "Mazda CX-3" during its press preview in Tokyo on February 27, 2015. Mazda started to put the SKYACTIV-D1.5 clean diesel engine-equipped CX-3 on the Japanese market from February 27. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA / AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA

Honda profit dented even as airbag crisis impact fades

Aug 02, 2016 - 8:05 PM

The Japanese carmaker s net profit slides 6 1 to 1 7 billion in the second quarter of 2016

epa05142855 Honda logo seen at the Indian Auto Expo 2016 in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, outskirts of New Delhi, India, 04 February 2016. Reports state over 80 new products will be launched at the Auto expo. EPA/RAJAT GUPTA

US urges immediate fix of some faulty Takata airbags

Jul 01, 2016 - 10:55 AM

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the risk is greatest for 7 Honda and Acura models

epa05257921 An image made available on 14 April 2016 shows Japan's automotive safety product company Takata Corporation's Echigawa plant in Aisho, Shiga Prefecture, central Japan, 12 April 2016. Takata is facing the possible replacement of approximately 85 million Takata airbag inflators in cars manufactured by BMW, Chrysler, Daimler Trucks, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota. The majority of the cars involved in the potential recall were sold in the USA. The company is seeking a financial backer to aid in paying for the airbag recall. EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

Toyota recalling 3.37 million vehicles over defects

Jun 29, 2016 - 9:30 PM

The vehicles are mostly sold in Japan North America and Europe

epa05397440 A general view of a Toyota dealer in the Hague, The Netherlands, 29 June 2016. Representatives of Toyota Motor Corp. stated that the company will recall 17.220 Prius cars in the Netherlands, due to a possible airbag inflator defect. Also another 41.334 Prius cars are recalled and will be checked for malfunction of the carbon filters. EPA/MARTEN VAN DIJL

Scandal-hit Takata shares jump as boss hints at resignation

Jun 28, 2016 - 11:15 PM

Takata chief executive Shigehisa Takada tells shareholders he will quit once the company is back on track

This picture taken on November 4, 2015 shows Japan's Takata Corp President Shigehisa Takada at a press conference in Tokyo.  On June 28, 2016 Takata declined 4.63 percent to 350 yen after Honda said on June 27 that an airbag made by the auto parts giant exploded after a minor crash in Malaysia. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI

North Korea defectors from China restaurant arrive in Seoul

Jun 01, 2016 - 10:25 PM

The 3 North Korean women are the latest to defect to South Korea

South Korea confirms defection of North Korea restaurant workers

May 24, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Seoul s unification ministry declines to elaborate on the new defection citing the workers safety

Honda recalling millions more cars with Takata airbags

May 14, 2016 - 12:45 PM

An additional 21 million units are up for recall worldwide says a Honda spokesman in Tokyo

epa05132782 A Honda emblem is seen on the front end of a vehicle at the car maker headquarters' showroom in Tokyo, Japan, 29 January 2016. Honda Motor said on 29 January 2016 its operating profit for the October-to-December quarter fell 22.3 per cent from a year earlier to 163.1 billion yen (1.35 billion dollars) due to increasing costs related to Takata airbag recalls. Honda, the biggest customer of Japanese airbag supplier Takata, posted a net profit of 124.1 billion yen, down 18.5 per cent from a year earlier, while sales were up 3.4 per cent to 3.6 trillion yen. EPA/CHRISTOPHER JUE

Honda full-year profit tumbles on airbag scandal

May 14, 2016 - 10:50 AM

Its profit for the fiscal year to March is down 32 4 due to quality related costs linked to the Takata airbag crisis

Honda: Two more Takata-linked airbag deaths in Malaysia

May 05, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The global death toll in the Takata airbag crisis rises to 13

epa04455601 (FILE) A picture dated 11 April 2013 shows the logo of Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata Corp. at the company Tokyo headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. According to media reports on 21 October 2014, the US Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) urged the owners of 4.7 million cars to act on received recall notices concerning possible defective airbags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corporation. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

US orders recall of up to 40M more Takata airbags

May 05, 2016 - 3:45 PM

The science clearly shows that these inflators become unsafe over time faster when exposed to humidity and variations of temperature says a US official

epa05289780 Mark Rosekind, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), announces an expanded recall of another 35 million Takata airbags at NHTSA headquarters in Washington, DC, USA, 04 May 2016. US regulators ordered the further recall of the Japanese supplier's airbags after reviewing three separate investigations into the ruptures. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Nearly 72,000 cases of Zika in Colombia since October

Apr 24, 2016 - 9:44 AM

Mosquito borne Zika is present in 130 countries and recent studies have shown it can also be transmitted sexually between human carriers

View of a poster against the Aedes aegypti mosquito on the door of seven months pregnant Maribel Gomez's house on February 17, 2016, in Cali, Colombia. Cali's Health Secretariat massively delivered mosquito nets to pregnant women and installed guppy fish bowls as a preventive measure against Aedes aegypti mosquito, vector of Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya. Colombia registers 31,555 people infected with zika virus, of which 5,013 are pregnant women, reported the National Institute of Health (NIH). AFP PHOTO / LUIS ROBAYO / AFP PHOTO / LUIS ROBAYO

13 North Korean staff in overseas restaurant defect to South

Apr 08, 2016 - 5:08 PM

The defectors one man and a dozen women arrive in the South on Thursday Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon Hee tells reporters

First 3D image of Zika virus could speed vaccine hunt – study

Apr 01, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Zika s particular characteristics may be what allows it to attach to certain molecules and infect certain human cells

3D. This image obtained March 31, 2016 shows a representation of a near-atomic level map of Zika virus showing its structure. Handout photo by Purdue University/Kuhn and Rossmann research groups/AFP

Cuba reports first case of Zika

Mar 02, 2016 - 11:20 PM

The first Zika patient in Cuba is a 28 year old female doctor from Venezuela

Health authorities with the help of the Cuban army fumigate against the Aedes aegypti mosquito to prevent the spread of zika, chikungunya and dengue in a street of Havana, on February 23, 2016. Cuban President Raul Castro announced Monday that 9,200 troops and police have been mobilized in a campaign to eliminate mosquitoes and protect the country against the Zika virus. Cuba has not officially recorded any cases of the mosquito-borne virus, which is strongly suspected of causing serious birth defects in babies born to infected mothers. But 28 countries and territories in the Americas and the Caribbean have reported cases of active Zika transmission, with 1.5 million in Brazil, the hardest-hit country. AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE / AFP / YAMIL LAGE

Colombia reports almost 43,000 Zika cases

Feb 28, 2016 - 7:25 AM

More than 7 000 of those infected are pregnant

epa05132142 Residents wait outside as Health Secretary workers fumigate their homes to avoid the spread of the 'Aedes aegypti' in Cali, Colombia, 28 January 2016. The fast spread of the Zika virus in the Americas has prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to discuss whether the outbreak constitutes a global health emergency, WHO chief Margaret Chan said on 28 January in Geneva. 'The level of alarm is extremely high,' Chan told WHO member state representatives meeting in Geneva, noting that the virus was spreading 'explosively' through mosquitoes in the region. There are estimates that there may have been 1.5 million Zika cases in this year's Olympic host country Brazil, where the outbreak started last year, senior WHO officials said. EPA/Christian Escobar Mora

Takata airbag fault due to moisture – investigators

Feb 24, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The Independent Testing Coalition discovers 3 factors behind the airbag defect all linked to moisture

epa04758528 A general view of the Takata facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan USA on 20 May 2015. Under pressure from US transportation regulators, the Japanese manufacturer Takata on 19 May 2015 acknowledged a safety defect in airbags it supplied to 11 automakers and agreed to a recall of nearly 35 million automobiles in the United States. EPA/JEFF KOWALSKY

Toyota recalls 2.9M vehicles worldwide over seatbelt defect

Feb 18, 2016 - 5:00 PM

In case of a very severe crash the seatbelt may not properly restrain the occupant says Toyota

epa05141131 Toyota logo is seen at the Indian Auto Expo 2016 in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, outskirts of New Delhi, India, 03 February 2016. Reports state over 80 new products will be launched at the Auto expo. EPA/HARISH TYAGI

Honda recalls 2.2M cars in US over airbag concerns

Feb 04, 2016 - 8:01 PM

The recall includes vehicle models released between 2005 and 2016

Palace cautions public on Zika virus

Jan 30, 2016 - 2:18 PM

The health department also advises pregnant mothers to postpone their plans to travel to the Americas where the virus is spreading rapidly especially if the trip is not urgent

STAY ALERT. Government cautions Filipinos against the threat of the Zika virus, which is spreading rapidly in the Americas. File photo from Wikipedia

Researchers scramble to fight 'brand new' Zika virus

Jan 30, 2016 - 9:56 AM

The US government is appealing for all kinds of research on Zika and will draw from a pool of 97 million to fund studies on everything from how it spreads to how it causes disease to how to control the mosquitoes that spread it

BRAND NEW VIRUS. A Peruvian physician works with a sample to confirm the infection with Dengue virus in Lima, Peru, January 29, 2016. Photo by Ernesto Arias/EPA

Experts urge PH to pass folic acid food fortification law

Jun 25, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Fortifying wheat flour with folic acid can potentially reduce birth defect incidence in the country

Graphics by Mara Mercado and Nico Villarete

North Korea soldier defects across land border

Jun 15, 2015 - 5:03 PM

The North Korean soldier tells investigators of his intention to defect due to habitual beating at his camp while harbouring complaints about the reality of his homeland a spokesman says

DMZ. A view of a North Korea's Kijong-dong village seen from the Military Demarcation Line at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), South Korea, February 13, 2015. Photo by Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA/POOL

Kick for life: A football marathon for a cause

Nov 18, 2014 - 5:35 PM

PRESS RELEASE Kick for Life is an attempt to promote football in the community and raise awareness and funds for kids with Congenital Heart Defect CHD

Toyota to pay $1.2B over defect cover-up

Mar 20, 2014 - 9:54 AM

Dozens of deaths were blamed on the defects which caused vehicles to speed out of control and fail to respond to the brake

RECALL. A Toyota Prius (C) drives along highway 101 on November 30, 2010 in Sausalito, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Gratitude and honor

Apr 30, 2013 - 12:12 PM

You are judged by how you made a difference in yourself and in the society as a whole

We need a new airport - Del Rosario

Jan 09, 2013 - 9:25 PM

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario can influence government policy on airport upgrade and aviation in general

China ex-police chief gets 15 years jail

Sep 24, 2012 - 10:05 AM

China s ex police chief who triggered a scandal in the communist party was sentenced to 15 years in prison for defection and other crimes

Syria VP makes first appearance in over a month

Aug 26, 2012 - 7:45 PM

Syrian Vice President Faruq al Shara made his first public appearance in over a month following rumours that he had tried to defect

Syrian Vice President Faruq al-Sharaa. AFP PHOTO/LOUAI BESHARA

US confirms defections of 2 more Syria envoys

Jul 26, 2012 - 8:28 AM

The US confirms the defections of 2 more Syrian diplomats

Comelec junks 1,000 PCOS machines‏

Jul 20, 2012 - 7:45 PM

The machines are no longer functioning says Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes

Why the defense sees Corona acquittal

May 28, 2012 - 9:42 AM

The defense s 3 main arguments include: a defective complaint non disclosure done in good faith and Corona not committing an impeachable offense

OUT OF THE LOOP. Defense counsels of Chief Justice Renato Corona did not know about the order of the Ombudsman requesting Corona to explain his assets.

Corona, defense to attack verified complaint

May 22, 2012 - 1:20 PM

Chief Justice Renato Corona is expected to reiterate what his defense team has been insisting all along the unconstitutionality of the impeachment complaint against him