Mar 6, 2017

Malaysia gets more unsolved mysteries, more unwanted attention

Following the Cold War-style assassination of Kim Jong Nam with a lethal nerve agent, Malaysians have once again found their country the unlikely focus of a dramatic global story, embellished by speculative reports and outlandish theories. The Southeast Asian nation was used to flying ...

Feb 23, 2017

Argentine researcher falls into volcano in Nicaragua but is rescued

An Argentine volcanologist and a Nicaraguan guide who fell into an active volcano were in good health Wednesday after being rescued by firemen, officials in Nicaragua said. The 60-year-old researcher, Rodolfo Alvarez, and his specialized guide, Adriac Valladares, 25, fell into the crater of ...

Bus drivers test safety skills in Tokyo competition

Feb 13, 2017

Bus drivers test safety skills in Tokyo competition

The Tokyo police and a bus association held a competition for long-haul bus drivers in the capital to raise safety awareness after several recent fatal accidents, including a single-vehicle crash in Nagano Prefecture last year that left 15 people dead. The contest Sunday drew ...

Feb 6, 2017

Eighteen killed in massage parlor fire in China

Police detained one person Monday in connection with a fire at a foot massage parlor in China that killed at least 18 people and injured another 18, media said. The fire broke out at around 5:26 pm Sunday in eastern Zhejiang province, the official ...