Raised South Korean ferry Sewol arrives at port

Mar 31, 2017

Raised South Korean ferry Sewol arrives at port

A corroding 6,800-ton ferry raised from the bottom of the sea last week arrived at a South Korean port Friday, where it will be searched for the remains of nine missing passengers from a 2014 sinking that killed 304. Relatives of the victims watched ...

/ Mar 30, 2017

Birds hit by cars are, well, bird-brained

What is the difference between birds that get killed by cars, and those that don’t? The dead ones tend to have smaller brains, said scientists who performed 3,521 avian autopsies. What might be called the “bird brain rule” applies to different species, depending on ...

Indonesia man swallowed whole by python

Mar 30, 2017

Indonesia man swallowed whole by python

A 25-year-old Indonesian man has been swallowed whole by a python on the island of Sulawesi, villagers and news reports said. A six-minute video on the website of the Tribun Timur publication shows villagers slicing open the python’s carcass to reveal the legs and ...

South Korean Sewol ferry lifted onto salvage ship

Mar 25, 2017

South Korean Sewol ferry lifted onto salvage ship

South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry has been successfully hauled onto a giant heavy lifting ship, officials said Saturday, a step toward returning the vessel to port. Nearly three years after it went down, killing more than 300 people, the wreck was safely placed onto ...

/ Mar 20, 2017

Funeral discounts deployed to rein in elderly drivers

With traffic accidents involving elderly drivers a growing problem, more incentives are emerging to entice seniors to give up their driver’s licenses. Heiankaku Co., a funeral provider in Aichi Prefecture, has been offering 15 percent discounts at its 89 funeral homes there since March ...

Mar 19, 2017

Australia teen 'punches croc' in miracle escape

An Australian teenager is lucky to be alive, paramedics said Sunday, after he reportedly escaped the jaws of a crocodile by punching it in the head during a late night swim in a river. The 18-year-old, named in local media as Lee de Paauw, ...