Italy fireworks factory blast toll rises to nine

Jul 26, 2015

Italy fireworks factory blast toll rises to nine

The death toll from an explosion at a fireworks factory in southern Italy has risen to nine after one of those hurt succumbed to his injuries Sunday, a hospital source said. Seven people were killed on the spot and several others were injured on ...

1985 JAL crash kin publish messages of sorrow 30 years on

Jul 24, 2015

1985 JAL crash kin publish messages of sorrow 30 years on

Relatives of people who died in the August 1985 Japan Airlines jumbo jet crash have published a collection of written notes about the victims by about 40 of those closest to them, to mark the accident’s 30th anniversary. “In the book, people who had ...

As Japan's transportation has evolved, so have accident investigations

Jul 24, 2015

As Japan's transportation has evolved, so have accident investigations

Japan’s public transportation has seen dramatic postwar advances ranging from jetliners to bullet trains — and also dramatic accidents in connection with the use of such technology. Every major disaster has been followed by intense probes into its cause and the development of countermeasures ...

Jul 18, 2015

Ferrari recalls cars over badly installed Takata air bags

Italian luxury automaker Ferrari is recalling about 800 cars in North America after discovering it had improperly installed Takata air bags, the defective equipment at the center of a worldwide recall. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ferrari North America is ...

Jul 18, 2015

Teddy bear breaks girl's fall from third-floor window

A teddy bear from the hit animated movie “Minions” is credited with breaking the fall of a 5-year-old Colorado girl who suffered only minor injuries after tumbling from a third-story apartment window, police said on Friday. She was playing in a bedroom when she ...

New video emerges of Ukrainian rebels looting luggage of Flight MH17 victims

Jul 17, 2015

New video emerges of Ukrainian rebels looting luggage of Flight MH17 victims

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Friday she was ‘sickened’ after new footage emerged allegedly of Russian-backed rebels ransacking the luggage of passengers killed after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine. The video was obtained by Sydney’s Daily Telegraph and published ...

23 injured after bus, truck collide in Mie Prefecture

Jul 15, 2015

23 injured after bus, truck collide in Mie Prefecture

Twenty-three people were taken to hospitals after a tour bus and a dump truck collided on an expressway and tumbled off it on Tuesday, overturning on the grounds of a tea plantation 2 meters below, police said. The crash in Mie Prefecture occurred at ...

Jul 15, 2015

Sharp to improve safety of front-loading washing machines

Sharp Corp. will try to improve the safety of its front-loading washing machines for children, in the first move by a Japanese manufacturer to address the matter after a 7-year-old boy got stuck inside one in Tokyo in June and died. The Osaka-based Sharp ...