Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

Apr 25, 2014

Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said on Friday. Meanwhile in Beijing, about 50 ...

Eight hurt after bus jumps barrier

Apr 21, 2014

Eight hurt after bus jumps barrier

A sightseeing bus with no passengers crashed through the center divider of an expressway in Aichi Prefecture on Sunday and rumbled about 200 meters through opposing traffic, hitting nine vehicles and injuring eight people, police said.

Sunken ferry off South Korea yields 10 more bodies

Apr 20, 2014

Sunken ferry off South Korea yields 10 more bodies

Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said Sunday. The discovery came after rescuers finally gained access to the inside of the ship following three days of failure and frustration ...

Apr 19, 2014

MH370 sub hunt may end this week

A robotic minisub is expected to finish searching a narrowed-down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane this week, after completing six missions and coming up empty, the search coordination center said Saturday. As the hunt for Flight MH370 ...

Divers struggle in search for Korean ferry survivors

Apr 17, 2014

Divers struggle in search for Korean ferry survivors

Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they searched for hundreds of people, most of them teenagers from the same school, still missing after the South Korean ferry Sewol capsized 36 hours ago. Coast guard, navy and private divers scoured ...

Fukushima boy drowns trying to rescue girl, 3

Apr 17, 2014

Fukushima boy drowns trying to rescue girl, 3

A 6-year-old boy died attempting to rescue a 3-year-old girl who had fallen into the Abukuma River in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, on Wednesday, police said. Manato Tatsuta was among some 10 children playing by the river Wednesday afternoon when the 3-year-old girl fell into ...

Sunken ferry once plied Japan's seas

Apr 17, 2014

Sunken ferry once plied Japan's seas

The ferry that sank off South Korea on Wednesday was once operated by a Japanese firm to link remote southwestern islands, the former operator said Thursday. The 6,825-ton ferry, now called Sewol, experienced no problems while operating in Japan as the Naminoue from June ...

Mom, son die after hit by police car

Apr 14, 2014

Mom, son die after hit by police car

A woman and her 5-year-old son were killed when their vehicle was hit by a police car at an intersection in Tanba, Hyogo Prefecture, on Sunday. The woman, 34, was identified as Tamba resident Asami Yura. Her two sons — Kanta, 5, and Yuzen, ...