Aug 29, 2015

Tokyo police probing string of suspicious fires along rail tracks

Tokyo police are examining charred cables and other remnants of suspicious fires that have occurred along lines of East Japan Railway Co. in recent weeks, suspecting arson in some cases, investigative sources said Friday. As there were no signs of fires nearby, investigators are ...

Aug 19, 2015

Japan rail firm switches on 'drunk spotting' cameras

A Japanese railway company is turning to cameras as a way to spot drunken behavior and keep late-boozing patrons from tumbling onto the tracks, a spokesman said Wednesday. West Japan Railways (JR West) has installed nearly 50 closed-circuit television cameras at its Kyobashi train ...

Aug 18, 2015

Foreign companies around Tianjin blast suspend operations

Foreign companies have suspended operations around the Tianjin port as officials scramble to contain the toxic fallout of last week’s deadly chemical explosions, which dealt a blow to northern China’s emerging economic hub. Toyota said over half its China production capacity would be offline ...

Aug 11, 2015

No-fly list case could shed light on U.S. terror predictions

A court challenge over the difficult process for airline passengers to remove their names from the U.S. government’s list of suspected terrorists banned from flying is taking an unexpected twist, now focusing on the mysterious ways federal agents add passenger names to the no-fly ...

Aug 9, 2015

French 'anarchist cell' avoids terrorism charges

An alleged “anarchist cell” at the center of one of France’s most politically charged legal sagas is finally to be tried for sabotaging high-speed train lines. But in a major blow to police, who conducted a seven-year investigation into the group, the four will ...

Aug 9, 2015

Drought causes Panama Canal to reduce cargo size

The Panama Canal will temporarily limit the cargo size of ships using the waterway due to a drought caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon, authorities said Friday. The Panama Canal Authority said the maximum ship draft will be cut to 11.89 meters (39 ...