Oct 30, 2014

Frenchman dies after downing 56 shots

French police opened an investigation on Wednesday following the death of a man in his 50s after he downed 56 shots during a drinking competition. The man, who was not named, was attempting to beat the previous record of 55 shots in a bar ...

Services allow for virtual grave visits

Oct 7, 2014

Services allow for virtual grave visits

by Asako Takaguchi

For people living far from the graves of their ancestors, paying respects no longer has to involve a long journey, with subscribers to an online service able to conduct virtual cemetery visits from their computer screens. The service, offered by I-Can Corp., a Tokyo-based ...

Sep 3, 2014

Two S. Korean soldiers suffocate during captivity training

Two South Korean special operations soldiers collapsed and died during training Tuesday night, the military said Wednesday. The two staff sergeants, in their early 20s and identified by their family names of Lee and Cho, apparently suffocated during a training exercise that aimed to ...

Aug 19, 2014

Family sues school over son's suicide

The parents of a high school student who leaped to his death after an allegedly violent dressing down in class are suing the school. The family is seeking ¥140 million in damages from the private high school in Ishikawa Prefecture, for the 15-year-old boy’s ...

Aug 7, 2014

Lightning kills Aichi youth on pitcher's mound during game

A high school student died after being struck by lightning Wednesday during a baseball game at a school in Fusocho, Aichi Prefecture, police said. Shoki Ando, 17, a pitcher for the private Seishin High School, was on the mound when he was struck by ...