**HRW: Syrian Forces Unlawfully Attacking Civilians**
Human Rights Watch says Syria is carrying out "unlawful" deliberate and indiscriminate attacks against civilians, and is urging the international community to pressure the government to stop.
The group released a report Thursday describing 59 air strikes in opposition areas of Aleppo, Idlib and Latakia between August and December last year. Human Rights Watch says those attacks - some hitting bakeries and hospitals killed 152 civilians, and appear to be part of a systematic campaign that amounts to crimes against humanity.
The report says the air strikes included the use of unguided bombs, fighter jets and high-flying helicopters without the ability to tell the difference between civilians and combatants on the ground.
Additionally, Human Rights Watch says four Syrian Air Force defectors told the group that they lacked the technology to "identify and target specific military objectives in urban areas."
**Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Mazda Recall 3.4 Million Cars for Airbag Flaws**
Four major Japanese automakers are recalling about 3.4 million cars worldwide because of possible airbag problems.
Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mazda said separately Thursday that abnormal inflation of passenger-side airbags was the reason for the recall.
The companies said the defective airbags, which were made by Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp, could burst or cause a fire. No injuries or deaths have been reported.
Honda is recalling 1.1 million vehicles, including the Civic and Odyssey models. Toyota is recalling 1.7 million vehicles, including the Tundra and the Corolla. Nissan says the defective airbags were found in 480,000 cars made in Japan between 2000 and 2004. Mazda is recalling 45,000 units worldwide.