Jul 16, 2015

Heat wave claims seven more seniors

Seven more elderly people died, apparently of heat-related causes, on Wednesday around Japan as temperatures again exceeded 35, according to a Kyodo News tally of reports by local authorities. A day after the toll exceeded a dozen, the seven additional victims, aged 79 to ...

Four seniors die as Japan is hit by hottest day of summer

Jul 13, 2015

Four seniors die as Japan is hit by hottest day of summer

Four elderly people died Monday, apparently of heatstroke, as Japan experienced the hottest day so far this summer, with the temperature topping 35 degrees in more than 120 of the 928 observation points across the country. Two women, aged 82 and 84, were taken ...

Mar 19, 2015

Singapore probes hoax on Lee Kuan Yew's death

The Singapore government Wednesday quashed rumors that ailing former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew had died and asked police to investigate a “doctored” statement on his passing. The 91-year-old Asian statesman is in critical condition at a government hospital six weeks after being confined ...

Now someone can manage your Facebook account after you die

Feb 13, 2015

Now someone can manage your Facebook account after you die

Facebook is making it easier to plan for your online afterlife. The world’s biggest online social network said Thursday that it will now let users pick someone who can manage their account after they die. Previously, the accounts were “memorialized” after death, or locked ...

Police investigated in case of dead Argentine prosecutor

Jan 24, 2015

Police investigated in case of dead Argentine prosecutor

The 10 police officers assigned to protect a federal prosecutor who accused President Cristina Fernandez of shielding Iranians accused in an Argentine terrorist bombing are being investigated for their actions on the day the prosecutor was found shot to death. The officers, along with ...