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Heatstroke death toll since July exceeds 100 in Tokyo's 23 wards

National Aug 19, 2019

Heatstroke death toll since July exceeds 100 in Tokyo's 23 wards

The heatstroke death toll since July has reached 101 in Tokyo's 23 wards, topping 100 for the second straight year, officials at Tokyo Metropolitan Government's office of medical examiners said Monday. For 2018, the death toll stood at 164 in the heavily populated capital, according ...

Coal-loving Australia is world's third-biggest emissions exporter

Asia Pacific Aug 19, 2019

Coal-loving Australia is world's third-biggest emissions exporter

Australia's booming coal industry has made it the world's third-biggest exporter of potential carbon dioxide emissions locked in fossil fuels, placing it only behind oil giants Russia and Saudi Arabia. Australia makes up 7 percent of all global fossil fuel exports by carbon dioxide potential, ...

Iceland loses first glacier to climate change

World / Science & Health Aug 19, 2019

Iceland loses first glacier to climate change

Iceland on Sunday honored the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warned that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate. As the world marked the warmest July on record, a bronze plaque was mounted on ...

Portugal's fuel-tanker drivers call off strike to negotiate

Business Aug 19, 2019

Portugal's fuel-tanker drivers call off strike to negotiate

Portugal's fuel-tanker drivers voted on Sunday to call off an indefinite strike, with their union agreeing to negotiate with employers in government-brokered talks due on Tuesday. Demanding better salaries and working conditions, the National Hazardous Goods Drivers' Union (SNMMP) started striking on Aug. 12 after ...

U.S. and China seeking to revive trade talks, Trump adviser says

Business Aug 19, 2019

U.S. and China seeking to revive trade talks, Trump adviser says

Washington and Beijing are working actively to revive negotiations aimed at ending the trade war that has rattled world markets, Donald Trump's chief economic adviser said Sunday. If teleconferences between both sides' deputies pan out in the next 10 days "and we can have a ...

Bontaro Dokuyama: The art of expression

Art Aug 19, 2019

Bontaro Dokuyama: The art of expression

by Jennifer Pastore

After the Great East Japan Earthquake, Fukushima native Bontaro Dokuyama began to focus on becoming an artist, explaining that he didn't see much expression from his home area: "If the audience enjoys having their thoughts provoked, that is enjoyable for me as an artist."