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All movies in Mexico, even in Spanish, must have subtitles

MEXICO CITY — All movies shown in Mexico must now have subtitles to assist people with hearing problems, the government ordered Tuesday.
Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt's Suez Canal

Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt's Suez Canal

ISMAILIA, Egypt — A skyscraper-sized container ship has become wedged across Egypt's Suez Canal and blocked all traffic in the vital waterway, officials said Wednesday, threatening to disrupt a global shipping system already strained by the coronavir
Twyla Tharp, nearing 80, isn't slowing down. Next question?

Twyla Tharp, nearing 80, isn't slowing down. Next question?

NEW YORK — The new PBS documentary on dancer-choreographer Twyla Tharp is called “Twyla Moves.” In retrospect, that sounds a bit weak.
German Cabinet approves 2022 budget plan with more new debt

German Cabinet approves 2022 budget plan with more new debt

BERLIN — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved 2022 budget plans that will see rules against running up new debt suspended for the third consecutive year as the government seeks to help Europe's biggest economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic
Orders for manufactured goods tumbled 1.1% last month

Orders for manufactured goods tumbled 1.1% last month

WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods slumped 1.1% in February with demand in a key sector that tracks business investment also dropping. Orders had been rising for nine consecutive months, including a sizable 3.
Japan's Toyota, Isuzu, Hino join in truck technology tie up

Japan's Toyota, Isuzu, Hino join in truck technology tie up

TOKYO — Japanese automakers Toyota, Isuzu and Hino said Wednesday they are setting up a partnership in commercial vehicles to work together in electric, hydrogen, connected and autonomous driving technologies. Under the deal, Toyota Motor Corp.

Florida family finds dead snake inside their clothes dryer

GROVELAND, Fla. — After their clothes dryer began blowing out a lot of lint, a Florida family called a repair man who discovered a dead snake rather than a jammed motor.
Colombian town uses discipline, speakers to stay virus-free

Colombian town uses discipline, speakers to stay virus-free

CAMPOHERMOSO, Colombia — When customers enter his hardware store Nelson Avila asks them to wear a mask and wash their hands. He sprays alcohol over the bills and coins they give him before putting them in the till.
AP journalist Thein Zaw released from detention in Myanmar

AP journalist Thein Zaw released from detention in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar — Thein Zaw, a journalist for The Associated Press who was arrested more than three weeks ago while covering a protest against the coup in Myanmar, was released from detention on Wednesday.
Hong Kong halts use of Pfizer vaccine, cites defective lids

Hong Kong halts use of Pfizer vaccine, cites defective lids

Hong Kong suspended use of the Pfizer vaccine Wednesday after its Chinese distributor informed the city that one batch had defective bottle lids.