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Woman Killed in ‘Pokémon Go’-Related Car Crash in Japan


One woman died and another was injured in what Japanese police are calling the first fatal accident in the country involving the smartphone game Pokémon Go.

Turkish Leader Seizes Political Moment


Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the country’s central bank to cut interest rates, blasted Turkey’s top court for overruling a ban on Twitter and gave his strongest signal yet that he will run for president in August.

U.S. Set Up Twitter-Like Program to Reach Cubans


The U.S. secretly set up a Cuban Twitter-like program to undermine the government in Havana, according to a report on Thursday that puts pressure on the American agency that created it.

Flight 370 Probe Calls on New Tools


From analyzing communications-satellite transmissions collected by industry to seeking military surveillance data, investigators have broken new ground in the search for Malaysia Air Flight 370.

The Malaysia Airlines Disappearance Shows Technology’s Limits


As Malaysia Airlines Flight 370’s disappearance shows, plane-tracking technology still has limited reach in some swaths of the planet.

Drones Find Fans Among Farmers, Filmmakers


The FAA is still grappling with how to regulate drones for commercial purposes in the U.S., but the flying robots are already being used to spray pesticides in Japan and survey construction sites in Europe.

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