Jun 20, 2017

Fiery indictment of U.K. inequality

The tragedy at Grenfell Tower, the worst such disaster in British history, demands a reassessment of the attention given to the poorest and most vulnerable in British society — and a similar reckoning by other governments.

May 26, 2017

Vehicle burns up at steel plant in Oita

An unmanned work vehicle burned up early Friday at a steel plant of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. in Oita, firefighters and police said. The vehicle caught fire near a coke oven shortly past 12:30 a.m. and the fire was extinguished at around ...

Fire damages Seibuen amusement park in Saitama

May 13, 2017

Fire damages Seibuen amusement park in Saitama

A fire broke out at Seibuen amusement park in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, but no one was injured, the police said Saturday. The fire, which started at around 11:30 p.m. Friday, appeared to have burned around 1,000 sq. meters of the park, including areas near ...

Six perish in Kitakyushu apartment blaze

May 8, 2017

Six perish in Kitakyushu apartment blaze

Six people were killed during an overnight fire at an old apartment building northwest of JR Minamikokura Station in Kitakyushu, police said Monday. Five other men, some of whom escaped by jumping from the second-floor windows, were treated for smoke inhalation and other injuries ...

Headphone batteries explode on flight to Australia

Mar 15, 2017

Headphone batteries explode on flight to Australia

A woman whose headphones caught fire on a plane suffered burns to her face and hands, Australian officials said Wednesday as they warned about the dangers of battery-operated devices in-flight. The passenger was listening to music on her own battery-operated headphones as she dozed ...