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Japanese journalist held in Syria believed to be freed

Japanese journalist held in Syria believed to be freed

A Japanese journalist kidnapped in Syria more than three years ago is believed to have been released, the government said Tuesday. Jumpei Yasuda, a 44-year-old freelancer, was seized in the war-torn country in June 2015, and appeared in a rare video released by a militant group over the summer warning that he was in a […]

October 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Bullfighter and runner die, two others gored in Spanish bull festivals

Bullfighter and runner die, two others gored in Spanish bull festivals

July 10, – Victor Barrio, a 29-year-old professional bullfighter, was killed when a bull’s horn pierced his chest in front of spectators as he competed in a fight in the town of Teruel in the eastern region of Aragon. A bullfighter and a man participating in a village bull-run were killed in Spain on Saturday, […]

July 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Some sleep in cars after 2 nights of quakes kill 41 in Japan

Some sleep in cars after 2 nights of quakes kill 41 in Japan

Apr 16, – The Tanakas joined about 50 other residents of the southern Japanese town of Ozu who were planning to sleep in their cars at a public park Saturday after two nights of increasingly terrifying earthquakes that have killed 41 people and injured about 1,500, flattened houses and triggered major landslides. The wooden home […]

April 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Japan ski tour bus in Nagano crash kills 14, injures 27

Japan ski tour bus in Nagano crash kills 14, injures 27

Jan 15, – Fire and disaster management officials said the bus veered into the opposite lane near the famous resort town of Karuizawa, in Nagano prefecture, rammed through a guardrail and slid down the mountainside a short distance. TV footage showed the bus resting on its side against some trees, bent in the middle. An […]

January 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Swiss chocolate maker opens factory in Japan

Swiss chocolate maker opens factory in Japan

Nov 14, – Zurich-based cocoa and chocolates maker Barry Callebaut spent 18.5 million Swiss francs ($20 million) to build the factory, which opened Thursday on the site of a former brewery in Takasaki, smack in the middle of the country. The company aims to help sate the Japanese appetite for chocolate: about 2 kilograms (4 […]

November 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
China, India increasingly drive energy demand

China, India increasingly drive energy demand

Nov 12, – China is close to becoming the world’s largest oil importer, while India will turn into the leading importer of coal in the next decade to lead the Asian surge, the Paris-based IEA said in its 2013 World Energy Outlook. China and India are increasingly driving world energy demand as the United States’ […]

November 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Nepal plane crash injures 21, people including 8 Japanese

Nepal plane crash injures 21, people including 8 Japanese

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Four of the injured were in critical condition, police officer Bhim Bahadur Chand said. The state-owned Nepal Airlines plane was carrying eight Japanese tourists. The others on board, including three crew members, are all Nepali. A plane crashed while trying to land at a mountain airstrip in northern Nepal early Thursday, […]

May 16, 2013 | By More