Train crash in Germany kills at least nine, injures 150

Feb 9, 2016

Train crash in Germany kills at least nine, injures 150

Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in a remote area in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring some 150, some of whom had to be cut out of the wreckage and transported across a river for medical care, police said. ...

Feb 8, 2016

26 Indonesians die after drinking bootleg alcohol

More than two dozen Indonesians in central Java have died after drinking bootleg alcohol, police said Monday. Investigators said a majority of the victims died after purchasing homemade liquor from a couple in Sleman, a town north of Yogyakarta city, local police said. “Most ...

Feb 8, 2016

Two Cambodian children die in discarded munition blast

Two Cambodian children have been killed trying to pry open a discarded rocket-propelled grenade with an axe, police said Monday. Nearly three decades of civil war gripped Cambodia from the 1960s, leaving the poverty-stricken nation both one of the most heavily bombed and heavily ...

Feb 3, 2016

Explosion forces plane to make emergency landing in Somalia

An explosion and fire blew a gaping hole in a commercial airliner, forcing it to make an emergency landing at Mogadishu’s international airport late Tuesday, officials and witnesses said. The pilot said he thought it was a bomb. An aviation expert who looked at ...

Feb 2, 2016

Bus operator to lose license over fatal Nagano crash

The transport ministry on Tuesday informed the operator involved in a fatal bus crash last month that its license to run a tour bus business will be revoked after it was found to have committed several safety regulation breaches. The penalty that Tokyo-based ESP ...

Agency issues warning over children swallowing Setsubun beans

Feb 2, 2016

Agency issues warning over children swallowing Setsubun beans

Ahead of Setsubun on Wednesday, the day to celebrate the beginning of spring, the Consumer Affairs Agency has warned parents to guard against small children accidentally swallowing soybeans. People customarily throw and eat roasted soybeans on Setsubun to drive away evil spirits and invite good ...