Jul 14, 2015

Pyongyang installs bike lanes to cut down on accidents

North Korea has installed cycle lanes on major thoroughfares running through Pyongyang in an apparent bid to cut down on pedestrian accidents, as more people have the cash to spend on bicycles to get around. Bicycles are an expensive but popular mode of transport ...

London's commuters make do as strike shuts subway system

Jul 10, 2015

London's commuters make do as strike shuts subway system

Thursday’s transportation choices in London were: take a hike, ride a bike, try to find a bus you like. Millions of commuters jammed buses, rented bicycles or simply walked for miles to and from work as a 24-hour strike shut down the British capital’s ...

Japan Lower House passes bill restricting drone flights

Jul 9, 2015

Japan Lower House passes bill restricting drone flights

The Lower House passed a bill on Thursday that’s designed to ban the flying of drones near the prime minister’s office and other important facilities. The bill was approved by a majority vote at a Lower House plenary meeting, with support from the ruling ...

Changes behind the wheel for Tokyo's taxi industry

Jul 7, 2015

Changes behind the wheel for Tokyo's taxi industry

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The taxi industry is looking at a range of initiatives to improve service for customers, ranging from training drivers as tour guides to adopting larger vehicles. One program already proving popular gives priority to pregnant women entering labor. The pioneering pregnancy-priority dispatch service by ...

Capsized ferry's owner, crew face murder charges

Jul 5, 2015

Capsized ferry's owner, crew face murder charges

Philippine police have filed murder charges against the owner and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized, killing 59 people, an official said Saturday. The charges were filed late on Friday in the central city of Ormoc over the sinking of the Kim Nirvana, ...

Overloading suspected in capsizing of Philippine ferry

Jul 4, 2015

Overloading suspected in capsizing of Philippine ferry

Overloading of cargo and passengers might have been to blame for a Philippine ferry disaster that left dozens dead, an official said Saturday, and a government investigation is now underway. Survivors reported seeing up to 150 sacks of cement in the ship’s cargo area ...

Jul 2, 2015

At least 36 dead as Philippine ferry capsizes

A ferry loaded with nearly 200 people capsized off a central Philippine port on Thursday, officials said, killing at least 36 people in the country’s latest maritime tragedy. At least 26 people are still missing after the 33-ton, wooden-hulled Kim Nirvana tipped over in ...

Jul 2, 2015

Step up train security

The fiery suicide on a bullet train should be a call to arms for railway operators to improve their security measures.

North Korea officially opens new airport terminal

Jul 1, 2015

North Korea officially opens new airport terminal

North Korea opened a new terminal building at Pyongyang’s international airport Wednesday, underscoring an effort to attract more tourists and to spruce up the country ahead of a celebration of a major anniversary of the founding of its ruling party in October. North Korean ...

Dozens perish in Indonesian military plane crash

Jun 30, 2015

Dozens perish in Indonesian military plane crash

At least 55 people were killed when a military transport plane crashed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia on Tuesday, but the toll looked set to rise after it emerged that more than 100 people had been on board. “It ...