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At least 22 people dead after highway bridge collapses in Genoa

Aug 14, 2018

At least 22 people dead after highway bridge collapses in Genoa

A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed Tuesday in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 90 meters into a heap of rubble below. Government officials said at least 22 people were killed ...

One son's legacy from the crash of JAL 123

Aug 11, 2018

One son's legacy from the crash of JAL 123

by Miya Tanaka

In the summer of 1985, 9-year-old Ken Miyajima boarded an airplane from Tokyo to Osaka by himself. He had a backpack packed with snacks and juice and was excited about meeting his cousins and visiting Japan's high school baseball mecca, Koshien Stadium. Ken's life ended ...

Boys rescued from cave get Thai citizenship

Aug 9, 2018

Boys rescued from cave get Thai citizenship

Three young soccer players and their coach, who were rescued with other teammates after almost three weeks in a flooded cave, were granted Thai citizenship on Wednesday. All four had been stateless, and their lack of citizenship deprived them of some basic benefits and rights, ...

Thailand's rescued cave boys end stay at Buddhist temple

Aug 4, 2018

Thailand's rescued cave boys end stay at Buddhist temple

With their head bowed and wearing orange robes, the members of the boys' soccer team rescued from almost three weeks trapped in a cave in northern Thailand on Saturday completed their time as novice Buddhist monks. About 300 people gathered for the ceremony on a ...

Mass protests over traffic deaths paralyzing Dhaka

Aug 4, 2018

Mass protests over traffic deaths paralyzing Dhaka

Five days of protests by tens of thousands of students angry over the traffic deaths of two students have largely cut off the capital, Dhaka, from the rest of Bangladesh as the demonstrators pressed their demand for safer roads. The protests began last Sunday after ...

Pilot 'steered helicopter from crowds' before Beijing crash

Jul 30, 2018

Pilot 'steered helicopter from crowds' before Beijing crash

A civilian helicopter crashed into a parking lot in the Chinese capital Monday after the pilot managed to steer the aircraft away from crowded areas, the state-run Beijing Youth Daily said. No one on the ground was injured, Beijing police said on Chinese social network ...