Recreation And Leisure

Nintendo reports jump in earnings thanks to Switch

Jul 31, 2018

Nintendo Co. says its quarterly profit jumped 44 percent in the fiscal first quarter thanks to increased sales of Nintendo Switch game titles

PlayStation game sales drive sharp rise in Sony profits

Jul 31, 2018

Sony Corp. says its profits nearly tripled in the latest quarter, boosted by a jump in PlayStation 4 software sales

Singapore Postcard: Summit adds value to North Korea's coins

Jun 12, 2018

Stamped with images of "Eternal President" Kim Il Sung, national monuments or ballistic missiles, coins minted in North Korea are renowned among collectors for their scarcity, partly due to sanctions that outlaw them from being auctioned

Singapore Postcard: Summit island hides macabre history

Jun 10, 2018

A new surveillance camera is installed and restaurants closed on Singapore's Sentosa Island, a popular tropical getaway thrust into the spotlight ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

AP PHOTOS: Thousands join Hong Kong bun-snatching festival

May 23, 2018

AP PHOTOS: A parade of floating children, a race up a bamboo tower and many buns for thousands of visitors to enjoy are part of Hong Kong festival

Universal Studios Japan coaster stalls with riders hanging

May 2, 2018

Sixty-four passengers were left hanging in the air for up to two hours after a roller coaster made an emergency stop at Universal Studios Japan

Nintendo taps new president; profit improves on Switch sales

Apr 26, 2018

Nintendo Co. sales, profit rise in fiscal 4th quarter, powered by brisk demand for its Switch machines; company to get new president

Singapore euthanizes 27-year-old polar bear born in tropics

Apr 25, 2018

Inuka, the world's first polar bear born in the tropics, has been euthanized by the Singapore Zoo

High-ranking Chinese diplomat to visit North Korea

Apr 11, 2018

A high-ranking Chinese diplomat plans to travel to North Korea later this week amid a flurry of diplomacy following Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un's surprise visit to Beijing

Hong Kong's skyline farms harvest more happiness than food

Mar 27, 2018

Skyline farms thrive on space-starved Hong Kong's rooftops, yielding more happiness than food