SDF's 'unique climate' blamed for personnel going AWOL

Apr 24, 2017

SDF's 'unique climate' blamed for personnel going AWOL

A member of the Self-Defense Forces was drummed out of the service in March after not showing up for duty without notice for 89 days, the latest in a series of cases where SDF personnel have been absent without leave for long periods. Former ...

Dec 9, 2016

Hundreds missing after fleeing east Aleppo: U.N.

Hundreds of men may have gone missing after fleeing into government-controlled parts of Aleppo, the U.N. warned Friday, saying armed groups were reportedly blocking civilians from leaving the shrinking areas under their control. As Syrian government artillery pummeled the rebel territory in Aleppo, the ...

Missing Hokkaido boy leaves hospital, ending 10-day drama

Jun 7, 2016

Missing Hokkaido boy leaves hospital, ending 10-day drama

A 7-year-old boy who survived for nearly a week after being left by his parents on a Hokkaido mountain road was discharged from a hospital in Hakodate on Tuesday, capping a 10-day drama that captivated Japan and sparked a national conversation about child discipline. ...