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ACCIDENTS

Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Oct 8, 2014
Captain of doomed South Korean ferry apologizes for failure to rescue
The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized in April killing about 300 people, most of them school children, apologized in court on Wednesday for his failure to rescue passengers in the country's worst maritime disaster for decades.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 5, 2014
Ospreys might flee Okinawa to nest in Yokota
Japan and the U.S. consider deploying the Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft at Yokota Air Base, in western Tokyo, to avoid an uproar in Okinawa.
WORLD
Oct 1, 2014
Leak may sideline New Mexico nuclear waste site for five years
It may be five years before a nuclear waste dump in New Mexico closed by a radiation leak is fully operational again, and the facility will need at least $240 million to pay for the initial recovery, a U.S. Energy Department official said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 29, 2014
Ontake innkeeper tells how he led hikers to safety
The manager of one of the mountain lodges on Mount Ontake has been describing how he helped lead about 50 trekkers to safety.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 7, 2014
Grieving Chinese familes of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 face police violence
Six months after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing, relatives of the victims, desperate for any hint of what happened, say Chinese authorities have become openly hostile toward them.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 6, 2014
Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels reach cease-fire deal
Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels reached a cease-fire agreement on Friday, the first step toward ending fighting in eastern Ukraine that has caused the worst standoff between Moscow and the West since the Cold War ended.
WORLD
Sep 5, 2014
BP 'grossly negligent' in 2010 U.S. spill, fines could be $18 billion
A U.S. judge has decided that BP Plc was "grossly negligent" and "reckless" in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill four years ago, a ruling that could add nearly $18 billion in fines to more than $42 billion in charges the company took for the worst offshore environmental disaster in U.S. history.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Aug 30, 2014
Russia, European nations both have incentives to lie over Russian troops in Ukraine
The conflict in Ukraine has brought many echoes of the Cold War, including a loose attitude to the truth. Although Russia's denials of military involvement stretch credibility to the breaking point, for some they remain a convenient fiction.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 30, 2014
Kiev seeks to join NATO; Putin calls Ukraine Nazis
Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armored columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 27, 2014
Poroshenko to seek cease-fire after ‘very tough’ talks with Putin
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised after late-night negotiations with Russia's Vladimir Putin to work on an urgent cease-fire plan to defuse the separatist conflict in the east of his former Soviet republic.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 23, 2014
U.S. says Russia must pull convoy from Ukraine or face more sanctions
The United States on Friday demanded Moscow remove an aid convoy it has sent into rebel-held eastern Ukraine without permission, accusing Russia of a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of its former Soviet neighbor and threatening more sanctions.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 22, 2014
Some South Korean ferry mourners tire of activists seizing their cause
South Korean families who lost loved ones in April's ferry disaster are demanding accountability from the government, but some have grown weary of strident activists adopting their cause for political ends.
JAPAN
Aug 20, 2014
Traffic deaths at record low over Bon
Police data show this year's Bon summer holiday period was the safest in terms of the number of traffic deaths.
WORLD
Aug 19, 2014
Ukraine accuses rebels of deadly attack on refugees in convoy bearing white flags
Dozens of people, including women and children, were killed as they fled fighting in eastern Ukraine on Monday when their convoy of buses came under rocket fire, a Ukrainian government military spokesmen said.
JAPAN
Aug 13, 2014
Japan paid ¥380 million in compensation for accidents by U.S. military personnel
Over the past decade, Japan has ponied up a hefty sum to help compensate victims of accidents caused by U.S. military personnel or civilian employees.
WORLD
Aug 7, 2014
Italian professor in hot water for hosting Costa Concordia captain
A professor who invited the disgraced captain of the capsized Costa Concordia to speak at a criminology seminar has been referred to the ethics committee at Rome's La Sapienza University, the university said on Wednesday.
JAPAN
Aug 7, 2014
Road deaths under 2,000 in first half of '14: police report
The number of people killed in traffic accidents in the first six months of 2014 came to 1,925, down 79 from the same period a year earlier, with the number sinking below 2,000 for the first time since the first half of 2012, the National Police Agency revealed in a report on Thursday.
WORLD
Aug 5, 2014
Talks underway after Ukrainian troops cross into Russia to avoid fighting
Ukraine said Monday it was in talks with Moscow over the return of 311 Ukrainian soldiers and border guards who had been forced by fighting with separatists to cross into Russia, but Russian border authorities said the troops were seeking asylum.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 5, 2014
Rescuers battle current in hunt for 200 people missing in Bangladesh ferry disaster
Bangladeshi rescuers struggled against a strong current and choppy river waters on Tuesday in the search for a ferry that capsized with more than 200 passengers on board, leaving about 120 missing, many of them feared dead.
JAPAN
Aug 4, 2014
Bear breaks out of trap, attacks man in Nagano orchard
A wild bear that had just escaped from a trap attacked an elderly man in an apple orchard in the city of Nagano, seriously injuring him, police said.

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