Jan 10, 2017

South Korea court rejects Park's evidence on disaster mystery

The court hearing South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment trial on Tuesday dismissed as “unsatisfactory” attempts to explain her whereabouts during the 2014 Sewol ferry disaster. Parliament voted to impeach Park last month over an influence-peddling scandal that has brought hundreds of thousands of ...

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 ...