Japanese student drowns during school trip to Australia

National Dec 8, 2018

Japanese student drowns during school trip to Australia

A 16-year-old Japanese high school student on a school trip to Australia has drowned while snorkeling, the Japanese consular office in Cairns said Saturday. The second-year student at Hokuetsu High School in Niigata Prefecture was pulled unconscious from the water on Wednesday when he was ...

Asia Pacific Nov 28, 2018

Blast kills 22 near north China chemical plant: official

An explosion and fire near a chemical factory left at least 22 people dead and 22 others injured on Wednesday in a northern China region that will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, authorities said. The incident near Hebei Shenghua Chemical Co. in Zhangjiakou, a city ...

Asia Pacific Nov 22, 2018

Five dead and 19 hurt as car rams into children in China

A car rammed into a group of children crossing a street in front of an elementary school in northeast China on Thursday, killing five children and injuring 19 others, state media said. Police took the driver into custody and are investigating the cause of the ...