Jan 9, 2018

Civilian deaths from explosives surged in 2017, campaign group says

More than 40 civilians were killed every day by explosive weapons last year, according to a preliminary survey of media reports, a sharp rise on 2016 largely due to an increase in deadly airstrikes, a campaign group said Monday. From monitoring English-language news reports up ...

Three bodies found in Gifu home

/ Nov 18, 2016

Three bodies found in Gifu home

Three bodies have been found in a home in Gifu, with the cause of death suspected to be illness or starvation, police said Friday. Of the three, a man and a woman discovered in the same room appeared to have died more than a month ...

May 21, 2016

73 dead, scores missing in weeklong Sri Lanka storms

Sri Lanka's government has raised the death toll from landslides and heavy flooding around the island nation to 73, as soldiers continue searching for scores of people missing since deadly landslides struck hill country several days ago. In the capital, Colombo, and its suburbs, thousands ...

Bereaved father finds solace in figurine of daughter

/ May 10, 2016

Bereaved father finds solace in figurine of daughter

A father's grief over the loss of his daughter has spawned a new industry: figurines of deceased relatives made with 3-D printing. The work of an Osaka-based printing company, the models are already proving popular and are helping families recover from bereavement. A plaster figure of ...