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ACCIDENTS

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.
WORLD
Aug 4, 2014
China auto factory ignored warnings about dust blast risk
Local government officials in China repeatedly warned a car parts factory that was rocked by a deadly blast over the weekend that high levels of dust could spark an explosion, the South China Morning Post newspaper reported Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 2, 2014
Gas stove explodes at Tokyo shrine festival; four injured
A gas canister for a cassette stove burner exploded during a summer festival at Kameido Tenjin Shrine in Koto Ward, Tokyo, on Saturday evening, injuring four people, police and firefighters said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 2, 2014
Three campers drown in Kanagawa after vehicle overturns in river
Three members of a family of four drown in a tragic flash flood while attempting to evacuate a storm-hit camp site near Mount Fuji.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 2, 2014
Eastern China factory blast kills at least 69; two company officials held
China suffered its worst industrial accident in a year on Saturday when an explosion killed at least 69 people and injured more than 120 at a factory that makes wheels for U.S. carmakers, including General Motors.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Aug 2, 2014
Experts recover more human remains at Ukraine plane crash site
International experts found the remains of more victims of the downed Malaysian airliner in east Ukraine on Friday but fighting nearby between government forces and pro-Russian rebels renewed security concerns around the wreckage.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 28, 2014
Pushing locals aside, Russians take top rebel posts in east Ukraine
As Ukrainian troops gained ground in eastern Ukraine in early July, separatist leader, Aleksander Borodai, a Russian national, left for Moscow for political consultations.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 27, 2014
Malaysia PM: Agreement reached with Ukraine separatists on MH17 access
An agreement has been reached with separatists in Ukraine to enable international police to oversee a site where a Malaysian plane was downed and investigators to determine why the aircraft crashed, Malaysia's prime minister said on Sunday.
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Jul 25, 2014
Aichi police switch to carrot over stick to prevent traffic accidents
Aichi Prefecture is taking a unique approach to reducing the number of traffic accidents after having the worst rate in the country 11 years running.
WORLD
Jul 25, 2014
Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali
The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army coordinator in Burkina Faso and the French presidency said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 24, 2014
Taiwan says weather not seen as cause of plane crash that killed 48
Taiwan authorities said on Thursday that it was unlikely bad weather was the cause of the crash of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane the previous day in which 48 people, including two French nationals, were killed.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 23, 2014
Technique to prevent drowning catches on
To prevent drownings, a growing number of children around Asia are being trained using a Japanese technique called "uitemate," meaning floating and waiting.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Jul 23, 2014
Flight MH17 wreckage riddled with telltale signs of missile strike
Photographs of debris from the downed Malaysian jet show what seem to be telltale holes left by a missile strike on the Boeing Co. 777, defense experts said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 22, 2014
U.S. Vice President Biden says Putin has no soul: magazine
Vladimir Putin has no soul, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden concluded after meeting with the Russian leader at the Kremlin in 2011, according to an article in the New Yorker published online on Monday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 22, 2014
Malaysia Airlines flew over Syria
Malaysia Airlines rerouted a flight over Syria on Sunday after its usual path over Ukraine was closed, reflecting the challenges airlines face in finding conflict-free routes between Asia and Europe.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 21, 2014
Ukrainian ambassador to Japan calls on Russia to act like a 'responsible global power'
The Ukrainian ambassador to Japan says Vladimir Putin must show that his country is a responsible global power by establishing normal relations with its neighbors.
WORLD
Jul 21, 2014
Dutchman escapes Malaysia Airlines incidents — twice
A Dutch cyclist, riding for the Terrengganu team in Malaysia, escaped a Malaysia Airlines plane crash. Twice.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 21, 2014
U.S. presses case against Russia on downed jet as horror deepens
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry laid out what he called overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 as international horror deepened over the fate of the victims' remains.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 20, 2014
Bodies rained down on village after plane was shot out of sky
First came the loud explosion that made buildings rattle: Then it started raining bodies. One of the corpses fell through the rickety roof of Irina Tipunova's house in this sleepy village, just after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 exploded high over eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists are fighting...
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Jul 20, 2014
Malaysia Airlines may face global legal claims
Malaysia Airlines may need to convince judges from several countries that it was not negligent to send a plane over war-torn eastern Ukraine if the airline hopes to avoid an outsize legal exposure for the downing of Flight MH17, aviation lawyers said.

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