News Headlines - 31 October 2016

Italy quake: At least 15,000 in temporary shelters - BBC News

Italy's most powerful earthquake since 1980 has left more than 15,000 people homeless, according to the country's civil protection agency.

One Canadian town bans teenagers from trick-or-treating - BBC News

"No person(s) over the age of 14 yrs. shall take part in door-to-door soliciting (trick-or-treating)," the town bylaw states.
The bylaw also says that once the clock strikes 19:00, frivolities like "door-to-door soliciting" and "facial disguises" are also banned.

Toyota finally tames lithium-ion battery technology - ET Auto

Engineers at Toyota Motor Corp say they have tamed volatile lithium-ion battery technology, and can now safely pack more power at no significant extra cost, giving the Japanese automaker the option to enter the growing all-electric car market.

Panasonic Operating Profit Down; Cuts FY View; To Liquidate Plasma Display Unit - NASDAQ.com

Separately, Panasonic said it has decided to liquidate its unit Panasonic Plasma Display Co. Ltd. or PPD, file a petition for the commencement for the special liquidation and to forgive debts that PPD owes to the company. The unit's business operations were ended at the end of March 2014. Weak demand and lower prices resulted in the decision.

Choi Soon-sil apologizes as she appears at prosecutors’ office – The Korea Times

Choi Soon-sil, a confidante of President Park Geun-hye, apologized to the people as she appeared at the state prosecutors’ office Monday to answer questions in regards to allegations of interfering in state affairs and peddling influence.








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