Jan 7, 2015

Bus crash in eastern Ukraine kills 12 servicemen, injures 21

A bus carrying Ukrainian servicemen collided with two heavy trucks on a snowy road, killing 12 of them and injuring 21, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday. The accident occurred late Monday in eastern Ukraine, where government forces are fighting Russia-backed separatists. The troops killed ...

Jan 2, 2015

French investigators to arrive Friday at AirAsia crash scene

France’s crash investigation agency said its specialist black box search team and equipment would arrive early Friday at the search area for the AirAsia flight that crashed on Sunday en route from Indonesia to Singapore. France’s BEA crash investigation agency assists in the investigation ...

South Korean ship sinks in Bering Sea; over 50 missing

Dec 2, 2014

South Korean ship sinks in Bering Sea; over 50 missing

Rescuers searched Monday for more than 50 people missing after a South Korean fishing ship they were working on sank in the Bering Sea, officials said. At least one person died. Authorities rescued seven crew members and recovered one body, but weather and water ...

Cyclists injured after mats blown into air by news chopper

Oct 27, 2014

Cyclists injured after mats blown into air by news chopper

Two cyclists were injured during a race in western Japan as nonskid mats on the course were blown into the air, possibly because of airflow from a news helicopter, police said Monday. A helicopter operated by the Mainichi Shimbun was flying over the scene ...

16 die in accident at K-pop concert in South Korea

Oct 18, 2014

16 die in accident at K-pop concert in South Korea

Sixteen people watching an outdoor pop concert in South Korea fell 20 meters to their deaths Friday when a ventilation grate they were standing on collapsed, officials said. Photos of the scene in Seongnam, just south of Seoul, showed a deep concrete shaft under ...

Sep 29, 2014

Japanese climber's body recovered from Mount Manaslu in Nepal

Rescuers have recovered the body of a veteran Japanese climber who slipped and fell to his death while climbing Mount Manaslu in Nepal, a trek organizer said Sunday. Yoshimasa Sasaki, 59, from Kanagawa Prefecture, slipped on ice Friday while climbing at 7,300 meters on ...

More than 40 dead in TransAsia plane crash in Taiwan

Jul 24, 2014

More than 40 dead in TransAsia plane crash in Taiwan

More than 40 people were feared dead in a plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday, officials said, with witnesses and local media reporting the flight came down in a storm after an aborted landing. Taiwan’s transport minister said 10 bodies had so far been ...