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Man shouting 'You die' kills 33 at Japan anime studio

Jul. 18, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A man screaming "You die!" burst into an animation studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, killing 33 people in an attack that shocked the country and brought an outpouring of grief from anime fans. Thirty-six others were injured, some of them...

The Latest: 33 die in fire set at Kyoto animation studio

Jul. 18, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on a fire in a Japanese animation studio (all times local): 9:45 p.m. A Japanese fire official says the death toll from the Kyoto Animation studio fire is now 33 and nobody else is believed to be still missing. Kyoto fire department official Kazuhiro Hayashi says 36 others have been...

Anime studio hit by deadly fire is known for skill, fan base

Jul. 18, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It may not be as famous as Japanese anime legend Studio Ghibli, but Kyoto Animation has many core fans and is known as a team of skilled animators that provides top-quality work for others and can produce its own hits, such as "Lucky Star," ''K-On!" and the "Haruhi Suzumiya" series. The...

South Korean political parties back Moon in Japan trade row

Jul. 18, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Setting aside their usual bickering, South Korean liberal and conservative parties on Thursday vowed to cooperate to help the Seoul government prevail in an escalating trade row with Japan. After a meeting between the parties' leaders and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at...

A Japanese fire official says the death toll at the Kyoto anime studio fire is 33, nobody else is believed to be missing

Jul. 18, 2019 8:40 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese fire official says the death toll at the Kyoto anime studio fire is 33, nobody else is believed to be missing.

Global stocks mostly slide on trade war fears

Jul. 18, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets mostly fell on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he could impose more tariffs on Chinese goods and Japan's exports tumbled. Benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Tokyo all declined, as did Wall Street futures. Trump alarmed investors by saying he...

A Japanese fire official says nearly 30 people are confirmed or presumed dead after Kyoto animation studio fire

Jul. 18, 2019 7:17 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese fire official says nearly 30 people are confirmed or presumed dead after Kyoto animation studio fire .

Japanese fire official says more than 20 now confirmed or presumed dead after Kyoto animation studio fire.

Jul. 18, 2019 3:28 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese fire official says more than 20 now confirmed or presumed dead after Kyoto animation studio fire.

South Korea's central bank lowers rate amid Japan trade row

Jul. 18, 2019 3:25 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's central bank on Thursday cut its policy rate for the first time in three years to shore up growth threatened by a trade dispute with Japan. The Bank of Korea lowered its key interest rate by a quarter percentage point to 1.50% following a meeting of its monetary...

Japanese fire official says 12 people presumed dead, more missing after Kyoto animation studio fire

Jul. 18, 2019 1:48 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese fire official says 12 people presumed dead, more missing after Kyoto animation studio fire.