Aug 13, 2016

Japan to fund $2.4 billion railway for congested Manila

Japan on Friday announced it is pouring $2.4 billion into a new railway aimed at easing Manila’s notorious gridlock. Japan, the Philippines’ top trading partner and source of aid, said the 38-kilometer (24-mile) elevated commuter line would connect Manila to nearby Bulacan province to ...

Manner mode: Defusing tension on the train

Mar 19, 2016

Manner mode: Defusing tension on the train

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Commuting to and from work during peak hours in Tokyo can be an utterly soul-destroying experience. With passengers jammed in like sardines in a can, the suffocating conditions on many trains can elevate stress levels and cause tempers to fray. Given the sheer number ...

Mar 12, 2015

China military aircraft to see tech 'breakthroughs' this year: Xinhua

Several types of large Chinese military aircraft will have “breakthroughs” this year after years of development, state media reported, as China pushes its territorial claims in the region. Its largest domestically made military transport aircraft, known as the Xi’an Y-20, “will be available for ...

Jul 14, 2014

Plane's swastika banner spurs criticism around NYC

A banner aiming to change people’s minds about what swastikas stand for has stirred outrage after it flew over beaches in New York City and on Long Island. Some beachgoers were appalled and officials fielded complaints after a plane toted the banner Saturday. The ...

79,000-slot expansion possible at Haneda, Narita airports

Jun 7, 2014

79,000-slot expansion possible at Haneda, Narita airports

A transport ministry panel said Friday that it is possible to increase the total annual number of arrival and departure slots at two international airports in the Tokyo area by up to 79,000 to add extra capacity for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The current ...

Pregnant Kate gets 'Baby on Board' pin for London Tube

Mar 22, 2013

Pregnant Kate gets 'Baby on Board' pin for London Tube

Prince William’s pregnant wife, Catherine, was given a badge to help expectant mothers get a seat on the London Underground when she accompanied Queen Elizabeth II on a visit Wednesday to mark the train network’s 150th anniversary. The queen, who was fulfilling her first ...