41 deaths caused by 'dangerous drugs' in Japan since 2012

Aug 5, 2014

41 deaths caused by 'dangerous drugs' in Japan since 2012

At least 41 people are suspected to have died from using “dangerous drugs” since 2012, a National Police Agency official said. The figure, which does not include deaths caused by traffic accidents, covers unnatural deaths at sites where “dangerous drugs,” which is the term ...

Gazans flee the north fearing a major Israeli onslaught

Jul 14, 2014

Gazans flee the north fearing a major Israeli onslaught

Israel intensified its campaign against Gaza Sunday, warning Palestinians in the north to flee after marines mounted a ground attack, as diplomatic efforts to halt the bloodshed intensified. World powers prepared to meet over the spiralling bloodshed as the Palestinian death toll from the ...

Dec 30, 2013

10 prefectures say Nankai quake toll may top state's estimates

Ten prefectures predict they will see more deaths than the state’s estimate if a big earthquake occurs along the Nankai Trough off central and western Japan, based on tougher conditions, such as the collapse of seawalls and coastal embankments, a Kyodo News study found. ...

Deadly crush as Filipinos try to flee typhoon nightmare

Nov 13, 2013

Deadly crush as Filipinos try to flee typhoon nightmare

Thousands of people jostled and begged for seats Wednesday on scarce flights out of a Philippine city demolished by a super typhoon, as authorities struggled to dispose of bodies and faced anger at the slow arrival of aid turned deadly. Corpses putrefying in the ...

Jun 19, 2013

Meltdowns haven't killed anyone: LDP bigwig

by Reiji Yoshida

Liberal Democratic Party policy chief Sanae Takaichi has created a stir by saying the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns didn’t kill anyone and arguing the government should restart reactors nationwide given Japan’s scarce energy resources. Delivering a speech in Kobe on Monday, Takaichi said the crisis ...