- CelebrityIn The Know
She thought it was funny, but others thought it was "genuinely so sad."
- WorldThe Telegraph
Crown Prince Akishino of Japan has given consent for his eldest daughter to marry a commoner, but hinted the financial issues that have dogged the princess’ relationship have not been fully resolved. “I approve of them getting married,” Prince Akishino, the younger brother of the Japanese emperor and next in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne, told reporters. “If that is what they really want, then I think that is something I need to respect as a parent”. The prince was speaking at a press conference in Tokyo ahead of his 55th birthday on Monday, nearly two years after the Imperial Household Agency announced that Princess Mako’s planned marriage to Kei Komuro was being postponed. Pressed on a matter that has been something of an embarrassment to the Imperial family, Prince Akishino said no date has been set for the engagement ceremony or wedding and that the Komuro family still needs to resolve a dispute over money. “In order for many people to be convinced and celebrate the marriage, I have said that it is important for the issue to be dealt with”, he said. “From my point of view, I do not think they are in a situation where many people are convinced and pleased about their marriage”.
In an ancient monastery behind huge medieval battlements in a hilltop town just south of Rome, 10 monks are striving to keep alive a 1,600-year-old spiritual tradition against increasing odds. Aged between 23 and 89, they are among Italy's last remaining Byzantine-rite Basilian monks - adherents of an order founded by St. Basil in 356 in present-day Turkey who still follow his ascetic regimen of prayer and work. Brother Claudio Corsaro, 27, abandoned a promising career as an opera singer to become a monk.
- TechnologyYahoo Life
Make sure your devices are always charged up, even on the go.
- SportsMiami Herald
We explained here how the Miami Heat can acquire another All-Star player in the next year even after Bam Adebayo’s max extension left Miami without the cap space to sign a max free agent next summer.