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Hirohito wartime memoir sells for $275,000

The 173-page memoir was bought by a Japanese surgeon well-known for his right-wing views, who said he wished to restore it to the country’s royal family. “It should have been in Japan, but it ended up overseas,” Dr. Katsuya Takasu told The Associated Press in Tokyo. “So it fe...

Wiggins’ rowing debut ends in disappointment

LONDON: Retired former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins was back in a velodrome but not on two wheels as his competitive rowing debut ended in disappointment on Saturday. Wiggins, the five-times Olympic cycling champion who is considering a switch to rowing with an eye on Tokyo 2020 ......

After dramatic gains, bitcoin tumbles 20 percent in 10 hours

LONDON/TOKYO: Bitcoin lost almost a fifth of its value in 10 hours on Friday, having surged more than 40 percent in the preceding 48 hours, sparking fears the market may be heading for a price collapse. In a hectic day on Thursday, bitcoin leapt from below US$16,000 to US$19,500 in less than an ......