US military depot blast and steel plant blaze hit Tokyo – Metal canisters-shooting out...

SAGAMIHARA: A blast ripped through a warehouse at a US military post yesterday and started a fire, while a blaze broke out at a...

Great fall of China sinks world stocks – Shanghai loses 9%, Dow opens more...

NEW YORK: World stock markets plunged yesterday, as a near 9-percent dive in China shares and a sharp drop in the dollar and major...

Thai police chief hails bomber hunt ‘progress’ – Reward for information tripled to three...

BANGKOK: Thailand's police chief yesterday insisted his officers were making "a lot of progress" in the hunt for the Bangkok shrine bomber despite the...

Kim puts troops on war footing with S Korea

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un put his frontline troops on a war footing yesterday to back up an ultimatum for South Korea to...

Japan emperor expresses ‘deep remorse’ over WWII – South Korea wants Japan to resolve...

TOKYO: Japanese Emperor Akihito marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two with an expression of "deep remorse" over the conflict...

China’s silence after deadly blasts stokes citizens’ fears

BEIJING: China's stone-walling after a huge industrial explosion in Tianjin has generated fear and suspicion among citizens shocked by the apocalyptic images and skeptical...

Oceanic junk ranges from toys to suspected debris – 8.8m tons of plastic dumped...

NEW DELHI: For years along the Cornish coast of Britain, Atlantic Ocean currents have carried thousands of Lego pieces onto the beaches. In Kenya,...

China battles fires, contamination at blast site

TIANJIN: Chinese authorities struggled yesterday to extinguish fires and identify dangerous chemicals at a devastated industrial site, two days after giant explosions killed dozens...

Huge explosions kill at least 50 in China

TIANJIN: Enormous explosions at a chemical warehouse in a major Chinese port city killed at least 50 people and injured more than 700, official...

Latest accident to blight developments in China

BEIJING: A lack of answers about vast explosions in the Chinese port of Tianjin yesterday reinforced questions about standards in the country, where campaigners...

Japan ends nuclear shutdown sparked by Fukushima crisis – Anti-nuclear sentiment still runs high

TOKYO: Japan yesterday restarted its nuclear power programme after a shutdown triggered by the 2011 Fukushima crisis, as the government pushes to return to...

Japan to restart first reactor under new rules since crisis – Japan’s 43 operable...

TOKYO: A power plant operator said it will restart a reactor in southern Japan today, the first restart under new safety requirements following the...

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