Cellphones a lifeline, rings and watches help identification

The ubiquitous mobile phone was the
last lifeline for some after fire engulfed Stephen Court on
Tuesday afternoon, while rings and watches were the only means
of identification of victims who failed to exit the building.

Delta offers JAL $1 bln financial lifeline

Japan Airlines was offered a billion-dollar financial lifeline on Wednesday from Delta Air Lines and its SkyTeam alliance partners, as Tokyo refused to rule out allowing the carrier going bankrupt.