Three soldiers killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine

Dec 1, 2014

Three soldiers killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine

Three Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 15 wounded in the latest fighting in eastern Ukraine, a military spokesman said Sunday. Fighting was ongoing around Donetsk airport and in Stanitsa Luganska, near rebel-held Lugansk, the spokesman, Andriy Lysenko, told a news briefing. The town ...

Transport ministry tells Takata to investigate air bag problems

Nov 21, 2014

Transport ministry tells Takata to investigate air bag problems

Transport minister Akihiro Ota said Friday he has directed Takata Corp. to investigate its defective air bags and that the ministry is directly in touch with the firm over the issue. The ministry usually relies on automakers themselves to report incidents and announce recalls, ...

Gas stove explodes at Tokyo shrine festival; four injured

Aug 2, 2014

Gas stove explodes at Tokyo shrine festival; four injured

A gas canister for a cassette stove burner exploded during a summer festival at Kameido Tenjin Shrine in Koto Ward, Tokyo, on Saturday evening, injuring four people, police and firefighters said. The explosion occurred at around 6:50 p.m. The burner was reportedly being used ...

China state media play down deadly blasts at party HQ

Nov 7, 2013

China state media play down deadly blasts at party HQ

Chinese official media Thursday downplayed a series of deadly blasts that struck near a provincial headquarters of the ruling Communist Party, warning against overstating their impact. Authorities have not indicated a possible motive for Wednesday’s incident, which follows a fiery attack in Tiananmen Square ...

Blasts near Communist Party provincial HQ in China claim one

Nov 6, 2013

Blasts near Communist Party provincial HQ in China claim one

A series of bombs packed with ball bearings exploded outside a provincial headquarters of China’s ruling Communist Party on Wednesday, killing at least one person days after a fiery attack in Tiananmen Square. Police and state media gave no possible motive for the blasts ...