DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - A government investigation found that "extremely" poor quality construction materials and a series of violations caused the collapse of a garment factory building in Bangladesh that has been called the worst garment-industry disaster in history, the committee head said Thursday.
SAGAMIHARA, Japan (REUTERS) - When Mr Masayoshi Matsumoto joined the Japanese army in 1943 and was sent to occupied China as a medic, he thought he was taking part in a righteous war to free Asia from the yoke of Western imperialism.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer on Thursday became the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest, a Nepali official and Miura's Tokyo-based support team said.
BEIJING (AFP) - A Chinese businessman who allegedly killed a man 16 years ago and went on the run, setting up a new life as a university professor, has been held after the victim's brother found him, reports said on Thursday.
TOKYO (AFP) - Three Chinese government ships entered waters around disputed islands controlled by Tokyo on Thursday, Japan's coastguard said.