News Headlines - 03 April 2019

21-Year-Old Student Dead After Getting In Car She Thought Was Uber - Rolling Stone

Last Friday morning, Samantha Josephson, a 21-year-old college student at the University of South Carolina, ordered an Uber at 2:00 a.m. after spending the night out with her friends. She was last seen on surveillance footage getting into a black Chevy Impala in downtown Columbia, thinking it was her Uber. It was not.
On Saturday, Columbia police chief Skip Holbrook announced that Josephson’s body had been found by turkey hunters in Clarendon County, a rural area 65 miles southeast of Columbia.
Although Holbrook did not reveal the cause of death, he did announce that a suspect had been arrested in relation with Josephson’s murder: 24-year-old Nathaniel David Rowland, who was arrested and charged with murder and kidnapping.

Toyota to offer royalty-free use of patents - NHK WORLD

Toyota says it will provide other makers with the rights to more than 23,000 patents for hybrid-related parts and systems. These include electric motors and power control units... The company hopes the move will encourage more automakers to produce hybrids. This should help lower production costs for entirely electric vehicles -- which share key components with hybrids.

Carlos Ghosn on Twitter: Ready to ‘tell the truth’ about events:The Asahi Shimbun

Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn promised to "tell the truth" at a news conference next week, taking to Twitter to announce his first briefing since being released on bail and hours after a report that prosecutors were preparing a fresh case against him... The account was created this month. It was the sole tweet, posted in Japanese and English.
Under the terms of Ghosn's bail he is not allowed to use the internet, although the tweet may have been made on his behalf, as is common with celebrities and other high-profile figures.

Japan assures world that Reiwa is all about 'beautiful harmony' and has nothing to do with 'command' | The Japan Times

The Foreign Ministry confirmed Wednesday the name for Japan’s forthcoming new Imperial era, Reiwa, means “beautiful harmony” in English... The move is intended to dispel what the ministry considers erroneous reports overseas that the new era name has connotations of “command” or “order” - one of the most common meanings of the kanji for rei that forms the first half of Reiwa.

Brunei implements stoning to death under anti-LGBT laws - BBC News

Brunei is introducing strict new Islamic laws that make anal sex and adultery offences punishable by stoning to death.
The new measures, that come into force on Wednesday, also cover a range of other crimes including punishment for theft by amputation.
The move has sparked international condemnation.







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