An Indian pedestrian walks with his face covered by a protective mask in New Delhi on Dec. 31, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Money SHARMA
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India's environment court Monday ordered all diesel vehicles older than 10 years be deregistered in New Delhi, strengthening a ban on pollution-spewing cars partly blamed for the capital's toxic air, a lawyer said.The tribunal ordered the ban last year on diesel vehicles older than a decade to help bring down Delhi's dangerous smog levels, which the World Health Organization (WHO) ranks as among the worst globally.India's top court has also ordered a "pollution toll" on thousands of diesel-guzzling trucks that enter the capital every night, as well as a ban on large, new diesel cars.
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