Aug 12, 2015

Japanese climbers found dead on Matterhorn

Two Japanese climbers have been confirmed dead after they were caught in bad weather while descending the Matterhorn in the southern Swiss Alps, Japan’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. Police in the Valais canton said Tuesday they identified the two Japanese men, both in their ...

100 deaths now laid to faulty GM ignition switch

May 12, 2015

100 deaths now laid to faulty GM ignition switch

The death toll from crashes caused by faulty ignition switches in 2.6 million older General Motors small cars has reached 100. The number was updated Monday by attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims. It’s the first acknowledgement by the ...

German nurse expresses regret for killing over 30 patients

Feb 20, 2015

German nurse expresses regret for killing over 30 patients

A German nurse who admits to killing more than 30 patients expressed regret for his actions Thursday, telling victims’ relatives that he hoped his conviction would help them come to terms with their loss. Prosecutors had accused the 38-year-old defendant of killing three people ...

Golf course where boys drowned had hole in fence

Feb 18, 2015

Golf course where boys drowned had hole in fence

Police are investigating a golf course in Kani, Gifu Prefecture, where two boys drowned in a pond earlier this week, and nearby residents say there was a hole in the facility’s fence, raising suspicions that its operator was lax about safety. Ryuto Yonezawa and ...

Jan 12, 2015

At least 56 dead in Mozambique beer poisoning

At least 56 people including a toddler in the northwest of Mozambique have died from apparent poisoning after consuming traditional beer known as “phombe,” local authorities said Sunday. Carla Mosse, director of health for the province of Tete, told Radio Mocambique that 39 people ...

Jan 5, 2015

Elderly Osaka pair killed in four-car crash; five hurt

Two elderly residents of Osaka Prefecture were killed Sunday evening and five people suffered various injuries in a four-vehicle collision in the prefectural city of Yao. Masaru Shinohara, an 80-year-old company executive of Higashi-Osaka, and Haruko Abe, a self-employed, 70-year-old resident of Daito, died ...

Jan 4, 2015

New Year's death toll from 'mochi' chokings hits nine

Nine people had choked to death as of Friday after eating glutinous “mochi” rice cakes to celebrate the new year, an official and local media reported Sunday. In Tokyo alone, 18 people were sent to hospitals after experiencing varying degrees of suffocation due to ...