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Singapore launches 'World Peace' medallion to mark Trump-Kim summit

World Jun 5, 2018

Singapore launches 'World Peace' medallion to mark Trump-Kim summit

Singapore on Tuesday unveiled a commemorative medallion ahead of next week's summit between the U.S. and North Korean leaders in the wealthy city-state, carrying the inscription 'World Peace' in large letters on one side. The words on the medallion, featured on the online shop of ...

Japan's newest bullet train makes media debut

Business Jun 5, 2018

Japan's newest bullet train makes media debut

Central Japan Railway Co. showed a new bullet train model to the media during a test run on Tuesday. The railway operator known as JR Tokai started daytime test runs of the new N700S series Monday, having conducted test runs at nighttime starting in March. The ...

Bear dogs help resort town coexist with nature

National Jun 5, 2018

Bear dogs help resort town coexist with nature

Hoping to promote coexistence, a resort town in a mountainous area of Nagano Prefecture is using a rare breed of dog to chase bears away from areas where people live. Karuizawa had been struggling since 2000 with bears entering the town to scavenge for food, ...

The two-sister circus of Charan-Po-Rantan

Music Jun 5, 2018

The two-sister circus of Charan-Po-Rantan

by Alex Martin

Koharu Matsunaga used to be a fixture on Tokyo's busking circuit, belting out tunes on her button accordion with her gypsy brass band at popular tourist stops like Ueno Park. The main songwriter and the older half of the sister duo Charan-Po-Rantan rarely performs on ...

Andre Iguodala poised for return during NBA Finals

Basketball / NBA Jun 5, 2018

Andre Iguodala poised for return during NBA Finals

Golden State forward Andre Iguodala completed an individual workout pain-free on Saturday and is close to being cleared to return for the NBA Finals, ESPN's Chris Haynes reported Monday. It is unclear whether Iguodala can join Golden State's active roster in time for Game 3 ...