Jan 7, 2017

U.S. resumes Osprey refueling drills in Okinawa

The U.S. military resumed aerial refueling drills for Osprey aircraft in Okinawa Prefecture on Friday, Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said amid local protests. The move comes less than a month after one of the tilt-rotor aircraft was forced to ditch in nearby waters, injuring ...

Jan 5, 2017

14 killed as Ugandan taxi avoiding cow rams bus and truck

Fourteen people were killed when a taxi swerved to avoid a cow and crashed into two large vehicles on what is known as Uganda’s deadliest road, police said Wednesday. Eight people died on the spot, including a journalist, and six others died later in ...

Abe pays tribute to victims of 2001 Ehime Maru accident

Dec 27, 2016

Abe pays tribute to victims of 2001 Ehime Maru accident

For the families of the victims, the memory of a fatal accident in Hawaii involving the fisheries training ship Ehime Maru will never fade. “I’ll never forget in my lifetime,” said Tatsuyoshi Mizuguchi, 64, whose eldest son died along with eight others in the ...

Dec 27, 2016

Russia finds first black box from crashed jet in Black Sea

Russia has found the first flight recorder from a military plane that crashed into the Black Sea, killing all 92 on board, the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday, amid unconfirmed reports that authorities had grounded all aircraft of the same type. The recorder, one ...

Dec 23, 2016

Brain wave: using sound to diagnose concussion

From blows to the head on the sports field, to car crashes and playground falls, concussion is a common brain injury notoriously difficult to diagnose — until now, researchers said Thursday. A U.S.-based team unveiled a fast, portable and reliable test measuring differences in ...

Duterte's painkiller use draws concern in Philippines

Dec 21, 2016

Duterte's painkiller use draws concern in Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s admission that he used a powerful painkiller has prompted concern about his health, with lawmakers urging him to undergo a medical examination and disclose the results. Duterte on Dec. 12 revealed that he used to take fentanyl, often prescribed for ...

Massive fireworks market blast kills at least 26 in Mexico

Dec 21, 2016

Massive fireworks market blast kills at least 26 in Mexico

A powerful chain-reaction explosion ripped through Mexico’s best-known fireworks market on the northern outskirts of the capital Tuesday, killing at least 26 people, injuring scores more and sending a huge plume of charcoal-gray smoke billowing into the sky. The blast leveled the open-air San ...