Mitsubishi reopens silicon plant where five workers died in blast

Jun 30, 2014

Mitsubishi reopens silicon plant where five workers died in blast

Mitsubishi Materials Corp. on Monday resumed operations at its silicon plant in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, where a massive explosion killed five people and injured 13 workers on Jan. 9. The explosion occurred at one of the plant’s facilities when about 20 workers were cleaning ...

MH370 jet passengers likely suffocated, Australia says

Jun 27, 2014

MH370 jet passengers likely suffocated, Australia says

The passengers and crew of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 most likely died from suffocation and coasted lifelessly into the ocean on autopilot, Australian officials said Thursday. In a 55-page report, the Australian Transport Safety Board outlined how investigators had arrived at this conclusion ...

MH370 searchers not looking in crash 'hot spot': Inmarsat

Jun 17, 2014

MH370 searchers not looking in crash 'hot spot': Inmarsat

The search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has so far failed to examine the most likely crash site because it was distracted for weeks by false readings thought at the time to be from the plane’s black boxes, British satellite operator Inmarsat said Tuesday. ...

100 days after MH370, Malaysia vows to keep searching

Jun 16, 2014

100 days after MH370, Malaysia vows to keep searching

Malaysia’s government pledged Monday it “will not rest” until missing Flight MH370 is found, but relatives said on the 100th day since the plane’s disappearance that they wanted answers, not more promises. The Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared on March 8 with 239 passengers and ...

Malaysia releases MH370 satellite data

May 27, 2014

Malaysia releases MH370 satellite data

Malaysia on Tuesday released raw satellite data used to determine that missing flight MH370 went down in the southern Indian Ocean, information demanded by passengers’ relatives who are frustrated over the failure to find any wreckage. The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) said in ...

Chinese ship to map seabed in search for MH370

May 19, 2014

Chinese ship to map seabed in search for MH370

A Chinese navy survey ship will start mapping the seabed off the west Australian coast this week in the latest phase of the search for the Malaysian airliner that disappeared March 8 during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, officials said Monday. Chinese, ...

May 12, 2014

Italy coast guard says 200 rescued after migrant boat sinks

Italy’s coast guard said 200 people were rescued on Monday after a boat packed with migrants sank in the Mediterranean between Libya and Italy, with Italian media reporting that several people also died. The coast guard said the rescue was being carried out by ...

Seoul subway trains crash; scores hospitalized

May 2, 2014

Seoul subway trains crash; scores hospitalized

A subway train plowed into the back of another train at a station in South Korea’s capital on Friday, injuring about 200 people, including about 150 who were hospitalized with bruises and other mostly minor injuries, officials said. Local media reported there were long ...

Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

Apr 25, 2014

Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said on Friday. Meanwhile in Beijing, about 50 ...

Eight hurt after bus jumps barrier

Apr 21, 2014

Eight hurt after bus jumps barrier

A sightseeing bus with no passengers crashed through the center divider of an expressway in Aichi Prefecture on Sunday and rumbled about 200 meters through opposing traffic, hitting nine vehicles and injuring eight people, police said.

Sunken ferry off South Korea yields 10 more bodies

Apr 20, 2014

Sunken ferry off South Korea yields 10 more bodies

Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said Sunday. The discovery came after rescuers finally gained access to the inside of the ship following three days of failure and frustration ...