Jul 25, 2016

Shark likely attacked surfer off Kochi Prefecture

A shark is believed to have attacked a 29-year-old man Sunday evening when he was surfing in shallow waters off Irino Beach, a popular surfing spot in Kuroshio, Kochi Prefecture. The local Japan Coast Guard office quoted the man as saying a creature that ...

Search for Flight 370 will be suspended, possibly forever

Jul 22, 2016

Search for Flight 370 will be suspended, possibly forever

The more than two-year-long hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will be suspended once the current search area in the Indian Ocean has been completely scoured, the three countries conducting the operation announced Friday, possibly ending all hopes of solving aviation’s greatest mystery. Some ...

Jul 19, 2016

Russian ammunition train derails on Sakhalin

Villagers were evacuated on Russia’s Sakhalin island in the early hours of Tuesday when a train loaded with military ammunition came off the rails, local media reported. The Sovietskiy Sakhalin newspaper said police and emergency workers rushed to the site and cleared residents from ...

Jul 17, 2016

Flight recorder on EgyptAir MS804 indicates fire before crash

Audio from the flight recorder of crashed EgyptAir Flight MS804 mentions a fire on board the plane in its final moments, the investigation committee said on Saturday, confirming what sources on the committee had previously told Reuters. The Airbus A320 plunged into the eastern ...

Taiwan finds improper use of 'war mode' in missile misfire

Jul 5, 2016

Taiwan finds improper use of 'war mode' in missile misfire

A Taiwan Defense Ministry investigation found that several missteps and procedural violations led to the navy’s fatal missile launch Friday, determining the incident wasn’t intended to provoke China. Mistakes aboard the Jin-Jiang class patrol craft included the use of “war mode” on a weapons ...