Apr 6, 2015

Bus plunges into China river, 21 dead

A bus plunged 100 meters into a river in southwest China on Saturday killing 21 people, state media reported. An additional three people were also injured when the bus carrying 24 passengers went off a mountain road onto a dry river bed, the official ...

Grieving parents of Korean ferry victims start long march

Apr 4, 2015

Grieving parents of Korean ferry victims start long march

Newly shaven-headed and clad in white mourning robes, the grieving parents of the victims of last year’s Sewol ferry disaster began a marathon march Saturday to press for an independent inquiry into the tragedy. More than 200 people are participating in the march from ...

Ships beached for scrap as returns reach record low

Mar 13, 2015

Ships beached for scrap as returns reach record low

by Naomi Christie

Scrap yards are preparing for record numbers of freighters as shipping rates tumble to all-time lows. Owners may demolish 40 million deadweight tons of dry bulk carriers, more than double last year’s total, according to Arctic Securities ASA in Oslo. Rates to ship commodities ...

Tokyo's 47-km-long expressway loop fully opens

Mar 7, 2015

Tokyo's 47-km-long expressway loop fully opens

A 47-km-long expressway encircling central Tokyo fully opened on Saturday, some 50 years after it was planned, creating easier access to Haneda airport and potentially fewer traffic jams. The Central Circular Route is the first to fully open among three Tokyo-area ring expressways for ...