Aug 30, 2015

Frequent JR cable fires raise suspicions of serial arson

A recent series of cable fires at Japan Railway facilities in Tokyo has aroused a suspicion of serial arson, due to the abnormally high frequency of such incidents. In only about 10 days through last Thursday, there were four trackside cable fire incidents. In ...

Jul 27, 2015

Fatal plane crash leaves Chofu residents fearful

Sunday’s fatal plane crash in Chofu, western Tokyo, has incited fears among residents of the normally quiet neighborhood that they might be involved in a similar accident in the future. The accident, in which a light plane slammed into a residential area, left three ...

Jul 10, 2015

Spanish wildfires burn more than 15,000 hectares

Forest blazes in Spain have ravaged more than 15,000 hectares this week as the country chokes in a record heat wave at the start of its wildfire season, officials said Thursday. At least 10 major blazes have broken out around the country as temperatures ...

Jul 2, 2015

Second death in Taiwan water park disaster

A second young victim died Thursday after being engulfed by a fireball that injured nearly 500 people at a Taiwan “color party” at which plumes of decorative powder ignited. Student Liu Chih-wei, 19, suffered burns to almost his entire body in the disaster, which ...