TOKYO (AP) — A man carrying a knife in each hand and screaming "I will kill you" attacked a group of schoolchildren waiting at a bus stop just outside Tokyo on Tuesday, wounding at least 19 people, including 13 children, Japanese authorities and media said. The victims were lined up at a bus stop near Noborito Park in Kawasaki City when a man in his 40s or 50s attacked. NHK national television, quoting police, said that the suspect died after slashing himself in the neck. Police wouldn't immediately confirm the report or provide or other specific details. It wasn't immediately clear how many others had died.
NHK TV in Japan is quoting police as saying the suspect in a knife attack that wounded at least 19 people at a bus stop just outside Tokyo has died. Police wouldn't publicly confirm the reports and it wasn't clear how many had died in Tuesday's attack. The local fire department told The Associated Press that one person had died. Some Japanese media outlets are reporting at least three deaths, while some are saying two, including the attacker. Reports said the attacker approached a group of children at the bus stop with a knife in each hand screaming "I will kill you!"
ABOARD THE USS WASP (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday wished "Happy Memorial Day" to U.S. service members aboard an American assault ship docked in Japan. They shouted "U.S.A. U.S.A." Trump called them a "tough bunch of people" and dubbed them "daring and mighty warriors in the Pacific." The president treated his appearance aboard the USS Wasp as a Memorial Day event because it was still Monday in the United States when he addressed hundreds of members of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet. "I have to wish you all a very happy Memorial Day," Trump said. "On this Memorial Day evening in the United States, Americans are concluding a sacred day of remembrance, reflection and prayer." Before appearing on the USS Wasp, Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited a Japanese destroyer, the J.S.
President Donald Trump appears to have offered little to reassure Japanese leaders on some of their key worries as he wraps up a four-day state visit. Trump is concluding his Japanese trip with rifts still evident between the two countries on trade and North Korea. Japan had rolled out the red carpet for Trump, including a showy visit with Japan's new emperor. But the visit has also seen Trump play down the significance of North Korean missile tests that have rattled Japan, and renew his threats of tariffs on Japanese auto imports. The president and Melania Trump are due to take part in a Memorial Day ceremony aboard a U.S.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a second term in office after responding to a suicide attack on Indian paramilitary forces in troubled Kashmir with an airstrike inside Pakistan, allowing him to turn voters' attention away from the country's highest unemployment rate in decades. Now, after his swearing-in on Thursday, he will need to deftly navigate a trade war between the United States and China and rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran, an important source of cheap oil for India's fast-growing economy. Modi will also face pressure to protect India's traditional sphere of influence in South Asia.
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado climber died shortly after getting to the top of Mount Everest and achieving his dream of scaling the highest peaks on each of the seven continents, his brother said Monday. Christopher Kulish, a 62-year-old Boulder attorney, died Monday at a camp below the summit during his descent. The cause isn't yet known, said his brother, Mark Kulish of Denver. Christopher Kulish had just reached the top of Everest with a small group after crowds of hundreds of climbers congested the 29,035-foot (8,850-meter) peak last week, his brother said. "He saw his last sunrise from the highest peak on Earth.
CHANGHUA, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan has landed war planes on a normally busy highway to simulate a response to a Chinese attack on its airfields. Tuesday's exercise is part of annual drills designed to showcase the island's military capabilities and resolve to repel an attack from across the Taiwan Strait amid perceptions of a rising threat. China considers the island its own territory, to be annexed by force if necessary. President Tsai Ing-wen presided at the exercise in the southern county of Changhua. She said China's long-distance training exercises, including sending fighter jets to circle the island, were threatening regional peace and stability, requiring Taiwan to maintain a high degree of vigilance.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday called U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton a "war monger" and "human defect" after he described its recent tests of short-range missiles as a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions. The statement by an unidentified North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesperson came as President Donald Trump visited Japan for meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at which the nuclear standoff with North Korea was expected to be high on the agenda. Bolton told reporters in Tokyo on Saturday that there was "no doubt" that North Korea's recent missile launches violated U.N. resolutions, and that sanctions against the North must be kept in place.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bombing claimed by the Taliban killed 10 Afghan soldiers in the country's west while insurgent attacks on security checkpoints in northern Afghanistan killed four policemen, local officials said Monday. The soldiers were driving back to base after picking up their salaries in the country's western Farah province. They were travelling in a Humvee when the explosion took place on Sunday afternoon in the Bala Buluk district, said Shah Mahmmod Nahimi, a provincial councilman. "The blast was so intense that no one in the Humvee survived," he added. Elsewhere, the Taliban targeted several checkpoints in northern Sari Pul province on Sunday night, killing four members of the security forces and wounding 22, said Zabiullah Amani, the provincial governor's spokesman.
TOKYO (AP) — Families of Japanese who were abducted by North Korea in the 1970s and 1980s thanked President Donald Trump on Monday for his sympathy and for meeting with them while visiting Japan. Trump, who is making a four-day state visit, appeared to listen intently to the relatives' accounts of their ordeals, the families said after the meeting. Shigeo Iizuka, 80, whose sister was abducted in the 1970s, asked Trump to work with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in getting North Korea to return the victims. "I got the impression that President Trump is really thinking about making a breakthrough on this issue," he said.