‘Samurai sword’ attack leaves three dead at Tokyo shrine

‘Samurai sword’ attack leaves three dead at Tokyo shrine

Image copyright Kyodo/Reuters Image caption The Tomioka Hachimangu shrine is famous for a summer festival in August An attack believed to have been sparked by a succession feud has left three people dead at a well-known Shinto shrine in Tokyo. The chief priestess was stabbed to death, reportedly by her brother. A bloodied Samurai sword […]

‘Samurai sword’ attack leaves three dead at Tokyo shrine

‘Samurai sword’ attack leaves three dead at Tokyo shrine

Image copyright Kyodo/Reuters Image caption The Tomioka Hachimangu shrine is famous for a summer festival in August An attack believed to have been sparked by a succession feud has left three people dead at a well-known Shinto shrine in Tokyo. The chief priestess was stabbed to death, reportedly by her brother. A bloodied Samurai sword […]

Japan seeks longer-range cruise missiles amid North Korea threat

Japan seeks longer-range cruise missiles amid North Korea threat

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Japan plans to mount medium-range missiles on its US-made F-15 fighters Japan plans to acquire medium-range air-to-surface missiles, expanding its strike capability to North Korea. The announcement by Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera comes amid regular missile tests by North Korea and increased tensions between the nations. The missiles will […]

India woman activist ‘paraded naked’ for fighting illegal liquor den

India woman activist ‘paraded naked’ for fighting illegal liquor den

Image copyright Delhi Commission for Women Image caption In a video online, the victim said she was “dragged and disrobed” A woman activist was allegedly beaten and paraded naked for fighting against illegal liquor trade in the Indian capital, Delhi. The incident took place on Thursday when the woman and her colleagues were on a […]

Chinese boy, 13, ‘decapitates mother and posts video’

Chinese boy, 13, ‘decapitates mother and posts video’

A 13-year-old Chinese boy has been arrested for allegedly killing his mother and chopping off her head. The boy reportedly filmed the murder and sent the clip to friends via popular messaging app WeChat. He was arrested several days later after a friend showed the clip to his mother. The incident took place in the […]

Japanese firm to use drone to force overtime staff to go home

Japanese firm to use drone to force overtime staff to go home

Image copyright Taisei Image caption The firm, Taisei, plans to start trialling the drone in April next year A Japanese firm is planning to use a drone to force employees out of their offices by playing music at them if they stay to work evening overtime. The drone will fly through offices after hours playing […]

‘Samurai sword’ attack leaves three dead at Tokyo shrine

‘Samurai sword’ attack leaves three dead at Tokyo shrine

Image copyright Kyodo/Reuters Image caption The Tomioka Hachimangu shrine is famous for a summer festival in August An attack believed to have been sparked by a succession feud has left three people dead at a well-known Shinto shrine in Tokyo. The chief priestess was stabbed to death, reportedly by her brother. A bloodied Samurai sword […]

‘Samurai sword’ homicide leaves three dead at Tokyo shrine

‘Samurai sword’ homicide leaves three dead at Tokyo shrine

Image copyright Kyodo/Reuters Image caption The Tomioka Hachimangu shrine is famous for a summer festival in August Three people have been killed and another injured at a well-known Shinto shrine in Tokyo in what appeared to be a succession feud, local media said. The suspect is thought to have killed his sister the chief priestess, […]

China does U-turn on coal ban to avert heating crisis

China does U-turn on coal ban to avert heating crisis

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Many Chinese families use coal to heat their homes China’s government has allowed some northern cities to burn coal in a temporary policy U-turn, as the country faces a heating crisis. Beijing had banned the use of coal for heating this winter in an ambitious plan to reduce pollution. Recent […]

Australia ‘one-punch’ attack: First man jailed under new law

Australia ‘one-punch’ attack: First man jailed under new law

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The laws have drawn both support and criticism in New South Wales A Sydney man has become the first person to be sentenced under an Australian state’s “one-punch” laws. Those convicted of fatal one-punch assaults while under the influence of drugs or alcohol face minimum eight-year sentences in New […]