Apr 26, 2017

Asahikawa iron factory blast leaves one dead, five injured

An explosion at an iron factory in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, on Tuesday morning killed the manager and left five people injured, police and firefighters said. The 56-year-old manager, Akira Sato, died at a local hospital after suffering serious burns from the 8:30 a.m. blast at ...

Six injured in iron factory blast in Hokkaido

Apr 25, 2017

Six injured in iron factory blast in Hokkaido

A furnace exploded Tuesday morning at an iron factory in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, leaving six people injured and prompting nearby residents and workers to evacuate the area for fear of further blasts, police and firefighters said. Sixteen people were taken to a hospital, including one ...

Blasts rock German soccer team's bus, hurt player

Apr 12, 2017

Blasts rock German soccer team's bus, hurt player

Three explosions went off near the team bus of Borussia Dortmund, one of Germany’s top soccer clubs, as it set off for a Champions League quarterfinal match on Tuesday evening. One of Dortmund’s players was injured. The bus was carrying Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa’s ...

/ Jun 13, 2016

Shanghai police identify suspect in airport explosion

Shanghai police say they’ve identified a 29-year-old inveterate gambler as the lead suspect behind a small explosion at the city’s main international airport that injured four people. A statement issued Monday on the police force’s microblog said Zhou Xingbai had traveled to Shanghai from ...