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Asia Pacific Jun 17, 2018

Indonesian killed by his mother's coffin

An Indonesian was killed when his mother's coffin fell from a funeral tower and crushed him during a service on the island of Sulawesi, police said Sunday. Samen Kondorura, 40, died Friday when pallbearers lost their footing while carrying the coffin up a bamboo ladder ...

In Japan, Aibo robots get their own funeral

National May 1, 2018

In Japan, Aibo robots get their own funeral

by Miwa Suzuki

The robot dogs lined up in their dozens last Thursday in Chiba Prefecture were no tech fair display. They were the dearly departed being honored with their own traditional "funeral." In some respects, it was a funeral like any other in Japan, with incense smoke ...