The Ministry of Justice announced on Thursday that it hanged two death-row inmates including a man found guilty of multiple murders in the 1990s, who had filed a retrial plea. The other inmate was convicted of killing a female colleague in 2011.
Hundreds of protesters gathered at a local town hall in London on Friday after a high-rise fire killed at least 30 people two days earlier. Chanting “We want justice,” they urged authorities to adopt stricter safety measures and provide new accommodations for the residents.
About 1,500 soccer fans watching the Champions League final on a large screen in the Italian city of Turin were injured on Saturday night after a firecracker, which was mistaken for gunshots or an explosion, provoked a stampede.
A man who fled a station office was found dead beside a building in Tokyo on Friday. He had been detained for groping a female passenger while sitting next to her on a train.
A 62-year-old woman was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of investment fraud after being extradited from Thailand. An acquaintance says she is known for her flashy outfit and is skilled at manipulating men.
United Airlines has changed its policy on bumping customers following the outrage over an incident on Sunday. Footage of a screaming passenger being dragged off an overbooked flight went viral on social media.
The US and South Korean militaries said on Sunday that North Korea launched a ballistic missile from the country’s east coast, but it blew up almost immediately.
The Japanese prime minister expressed support on Friday for the resolve of the United States after its missile strikes on a Syrian air base, from which a chemical attack was allegedly launched.
Police searched a high school in eastern Japan on Friday over the deaths of eight people in an avalanche during mountaineering training for possible charges of professional negligence.
Malaysian police are investigating the assassination of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Two women attacked him with poison at an airport on Monday.