Hundreds gather to pay final respects to late yokozuna Chiyonofuji

Aug 7, 2016

Hundreds gather to pay final respects to late yokozuna Chiyonofuji

Some 1,000 turned out to honor late legendary sumo wrestler Chiyonofuji on Sunday, when the funeral and memorial service were held at Tokyo’s Kokonoe stable. Cattleya, the orchid loved by the iconic former yokozuna, were laid inside his coffin, as his former stablemate and ...

Singaporeans bid final farewell to founding father Lee

Mar 30, 2015

Singaporeans bid final farewell to founding father Lee

Tens of thousands of people braved heavy rain and lined the streets of Singapore on Sunday to catch a last glimpse of founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew as his funeral procession wound through the country he helped build. Booms from a 21-gun salute ...

Mayor eulogizes slain officer as cops outside turn backs

Jan 5, 2015

Mayor eulogizes slain officer as cops outside turn backs

Thousands of New York City police officers turned their backs Sunday as they watched Mayor Bill de Blasio eulogize an officer shot dead with his partner, repeating a stinging display of scorn for the mayor despite entreaties from the police commissioner not to do ...

Services allow for virtual grave visits

Oct 7, 2014

Services allow for virtual grave visits

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For people living far from the graves of their ancestors, paying respects no longer has to involve a long journey, with subscribers to an online service able to conduct virtual cemetery visits from their computer screens. The service, offered by I-Can Corp., a Tokyo-based ...