Aug 21, 2015

Safety hazards found at 70 percent of Beijing chemical firms inspected

Safety hazards have been found at almost 70 percent of firms handling dangerous chemicals inspected in Beijing since two massive blasts killed 114 people last week, including a branch of Asia’s largest refiner Sinopec Corp. state media reported late Thursday. An inspection of 124 ...

Aug 18, 2015

Man trying to stop a suicide falls to his death

Two men fell from the 14th floor of a University of Hawaii dormitory — one of them to his death while trying to pull the other from a ledge, Honolulu police said. The 24-year-old man who died was trying to bring an apparently distraught ...

Three family members drown in high waves off Okinawa beach

Aug 11, 2015

Three family members drown in high waves off Okinawa beach

High waves and strong tides following the passage of a typhoon pulled four family members who were visiting Irabu Island in Okinawa Prefecture away from the shore and three of them drowned. The accident happened Monday while they were snorkeling near Toguchi-no-Hama Beach in ...

Jul 16, 2015

Heat wave claims seven more seniors

Seven more elderly people died, apparently of heat-related causes, on Wednesday around Japan as temperatures again exceeded 35, according to a Kyodo News tally of reports by local authorities. A day after the toll exceeded a dozen, the seven additional victims, aged 79 to ...

Four seniors die as Japan is hit by hottest day of summer

Jul 13, 2015

Four seniors die as Japan is hit by hottest day of summer

Four elderly people died Monday, apparently of heatstroke, as Japan experienced the hottest day so far this summer, with the temperature topping 35 degrees in more than 120 of the 928 observation points across the country. Two women, aged 82 and 84, were taken ...

Mar 19, 2015

Singapore probes hoax on Lee Kuan Yew's death

The Singapore government Wednesday quashed rumors that ailing former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew had died and asked police to investigate a “doctored” statement on his passing. The 91-year-old Asian statesman is in critical condition at a government hospital six weeks after being confined ...