Two-train crash averted after close call in Kyushu

May 23, 2015

Two-train crash averted after close call in Kyushu

Two limited express trains operated by Kyushu Railway Co. nearly crashed at a station on the Nagasaki main line on Friday. At around 12:20 p.m., the seven-car Kamome No. 19 entered a track leading to Hizen-Ryuo Station where the six-car Kamome No. 20 had ...

South Korea's Park names new prime minister

May 21, 2015

South Korea's Park names new prime minister

South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Thursday selected her justice minister to become the new prime minister — a post that has become something of a poisoned chalice under her administration. Hwang Kyo-ahn, 58, was named as the new prime minister after his predecessor, ...

May 21, 2015

New Zealand glacier body identified after 42 years

A New Zealand hiker’s body that lay frozen in a glacier for more than four decades has been formally identified, police said Thursday. David Erik Moen, 19, was caught in an avalanche in September 1973 on the South Island’s remote Tasman glacier, they said, ...

Deadly Osprey crash in Hawaii renews sense of fear in Okinawa

May 18, 2015

Deadly Osprey crash in Hawaii renews sense of fear in Okinawa

The deadly crash of a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft in Hawaii on Sunday sparked further concern in Okinawa Prefecture over the safety of the tilt-rotor aircraft, 24 of which have been deployed at a controversial U.S. base in the island prefecture. The ...

At least two killed in predawn fire at Kawasaki hostels

May 17, 2015

At least two killed in predawn fire at Kawasaki hostels

At least two people were killed in a fire early Sunday at two adjacent hostels in Kawasaki and 18 others were rushed to the hospital, police and firefighters said. More than 10 people remain unaccounted for among some 60 people staying in the two ...

Philadelphia train may have been hit by projectile before it crashed

May 16, 2015

Philadelphia train may have been hit by projectile before it crashed

The Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday and a separate commuter train in the vicinity may have been hit by projectiles of some kind shortly before the wreck, a U.S. transportation official said Friday, after investigators interviewed members of the Amtrak crew. ...