Apr 19, 2014

MH370 sub hunt may end this week

A robotic minisub is expected to finish searching a narrowed-down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane this week, after completing six missions and coming up empty, the search coordination center said Saturday. As the hunt for Flight MH370 ...

Divers struggle in search for Korean ferry survivors

Apr 17, 2014

Divers struggle in search for Korean ferry survivors

Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they searched for hundreds of people, most of them teenagers from the same school, still missing after the South Korean ferry Sewol capsized 36 hours ago. Coast guard, navy and private divers scoured ...

Fukushima boy drowns trying to rescue girl, 3

Apr 17, 2014

Fukushima boy drowns trying to rescue girl, 3

A 6-year-old boy died attempting to rescue a 3-year-old girl who had fallen into the Abukuma River in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, on Wednesday, police said. Manato Tatsuta was among some 10 children playing by the river Wednesday afternoon when the 3-year-old girl fell into ...

Sunken ferry once plied Japan's seas

Apr 17, 2014

Sunken ferry once plied Japan's seas

The ferry that sank off South Korea on Wednesday was once operated by a Japanese firm to link remote southwestern islands, the former operator said Thursday. The 6,825-ton ferry, now called Sewol, experienced no problems while operating in Japan as the Naminoue from June ...

Mom, son die after hit by police car

Apr 14, 2014

Mom, son die after hit by police car

A woman and her 5-year-old son were killed when their vehicle was hit by a police car at an intersection in Tanba, Hyogo Prefecture, on Sunday. The woman, 34, was identified as Tamba resident Asami Yura. Her two sons — Kanta, 5, and Yuzen, ...

Apr 12, 2014

Malaysia Airlines co-pilot 'made call'

The co-pilot of missing Malaysian Flight MH370 attempted to make a midflight call from his cellphone just before the plane vanished from radar screens, a report said Saturday, citing investigators. The call ended abruptly possibly “because the aircraft was fast moving away from the ...

Fading signals add urgency to search for missing Malaysian jet

Apr 12, 2014

Fading signals add urgency to search for missing Malaysian jet

The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner resumed Saturday, five weeks after the plane disappeared from radar screens, amid fears that batteries powering signals from the black box recorder on board may have died. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned Friday that signals ...

Australian leader Abbott confident signals are from Flight 370

Apr 11, 2014

Australian leader Abbott confident signals are from Flight 370

Authorities are confident that signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are from the missing Malaysian jet’s black boxes, Australia’s prime minister said Friday, raising hopes they are near solving one of aviation’s most perplexing mysteries. Tony Abbott told reporters in Shanghai that crews ...