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22 Jul
Two passenger trains collided head-on in eastern South Korea on Tuesday afternoon, killing one passenger and injuring dozens, fire officials said. What caused the crash just before 6 p.m. in eastern Gangwon province wasn't immediately known. The fire officials said one woman in her 60s was killed and 65 people…
22 Jul
Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, putting a miserable World Cup behind him, on Tuesday declared himself fit and ready to go as he chases trophies at Real Madrid. "I'll try my best all the season like I do it every year. I'll try to be the best, try to help my…
22 Jul
A series of water-related accidents across Japan during Marine Day on Monday has left six people dead, three missing and one in a critical condition, according to media and Fire and Disaster Management Agency reports. On Monday afternoon, Hiroko Mori, 59, went missing while diving near Nagasaki. Rescue workers from…
22 Jul
Tokyo stocks rose 0.84% on Tuesday, boosted by a weaker yen as traders returned from a three-day holiday weekend. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index climbed 127.57 points to 15,343.28, while the Topix index of all first-section issues was up 0.79%, or 9.98 points, at 1,273.27.
22 Jul
A Taliban suicide attacker riding a motorbike killed at least four foreigners in a compound in Kabul on Tuesday, police said, in the latest blast to rock the capital during a prolonged impasse over presidential election results. "Our initial reports show the explosion took place inside the foreigners' compound --…
22 Jul
A 61-year-old carpenter died at a construction site in Tokyo on Monday after a 30-kilogram wooden beam fell on him. According to police, the accident occurred at around 9 a.m. at the construction site of a new residential building in Itabashi Ward. TBS quoted police as saying that the wooden…
22 Jul
Police in Kitakyushu said Monday they have arrested a 54-year-old man after he drove his car through the entrance to a police station. According to police, the incident occurred at the police station in Kokurakita Ward at around 11:50 p.m. Sunday. TV Asahi reported that the driver, identified as Shigemi…
22 Jul
Japanese "talent" and model Kiko Mizuhara holds Panasonic Beauty's new Nano Care hair dryer at a press conference in Tokyo on Tuesday. Mizuhara, 23, is the new image character for the brand. Panasonic Beauty unveiled four new products, including a facial steamer. Mizuhara said she always has a facial steamer…
22 Jul
A train carrying the remains of 280 people killed in the Malaysian plane disaster was finally allowed to leave a rebel-held region in eastern Ukraine as the militants declared a truce Tuesday around the crash site. Five days after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was allegedly shot out of the sky,…
22 Jul
Texas Gov Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally. Perry, a vocal critic of the White House's response to the border…
22 Jul
We have more Japanese “Let It Go” parody shenanigans for you, this time courtesy of a serious organization, the Alliance for Raising Children. Watch their governors throw themselves into recreating Elsa’s soul-searching ballad while prancing around in suits in various random locations, having way more fun than the bemused-looking kids…
22 Jul
A portable shrine is ferried across Matsushima Bay on Monday as part of the 67th Shiogama Port Festival in Shiogama City, Miyagi Prefecture. Two local shrines were paraded through the streets before being loaded aboard decorative boats and transported throughout the bay, accompanied by up to 100 fishing vessels. Monday…
22 Jul
With high hopes but low expectations, the U.S. stepped up calls Monday for an international push to end fighting in the Gaza Strip as President Barack Obama sent his top envoy to the Mideast to help broker a new cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants — the third since 2009.…
22 Jul
Some 500 people on Monday staged a silent protest in Tokyo against the bloodshed in Gaza, the biggest such gathering in the Japanese capital since the violence began early this month, organizers said. As night fell, demonstrators holding candles formed huge letters spelling "Gaza" in a city park, and offered…
22 Jul
Toyota wants to help you scream at your unruly kids. The latest version of the company's Sienna minivan has a feature called "Driver Easy Speak." It uses a built-in microphone to amplify a parent's voice through speakers in the back seats. Toyota says it added Easy Speak "so parents don't…
22 Jul
Police in Izu, Shizuoka, said Monday that a 60-year-old man who was part of a deer-hunting party, was shot and killed by a fellow hunter. According to police, the incident occurred at around 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the mountains near Izu. TBS reported that a group of 20 individuals went…
22 Jul
South Korean police said Tuesday they had found the body of fugitive business tycoon Yoo Byung-Eun, the target of a months-long manhunt connected to April's Sewol ferry disaster that claimed around 300 lives. The heavily decomposed corpse of the 73-year-old Yoo was discovered on June 12 lying on the ground…
22 Jul
North Korea's top military body Monday defended its recent missile tests as a legitimate exercise in self-defense, and said South Korean and U.S. charges of provocation were malicious and hypocritical. The North has conducted half-a-dozen missile, rocket and heavy artillery tests over the past month, earning a verbal slap on…
22 Jul
Police in Yokohama said Monday they are questioning a 44-year-old man over a spate of mysterious fires that took place Sunday night and early Monday morning. According to police, there were five fires within a 100-meter radius in a residential area in Minami Ward. NTV reported that the fires occurred…
22 Jul
Yes, the new Fox series "Gotham" will feature a young Bruce Wayne, but don't expect him to turn into the caped crusader. Creator Bruno Heller told journalists Sunday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that "If there is a superhero on this show, it's Gotham." "To me, heroes…
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