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Japanese woman is world's oldest living person, Guinness confirms

Japanese woman is world's oldest living person, Guinness confirms

A Japanese woman who still enjoys studying maths and playing the board game Othello is the world's oldest living person at the age of 116 years and 66 days, Guinness World Records says.

'World's oldest person' dies in Japan at 117

'World's oldest person' dies in Japan at 117

Nabi Tajima, who became the oldest woman in Japan in September 2015, could have been the oldest person in the world since Violet Brown of Jamaica died in September 2017 at age 117, Japanese media said.

Everest record seeker, 85, died of altitude sickness

Everest record seeker, 85, died of altitude sickness

An 85-year-old ex-Gurkha who was attempting to reclaim his title as the world's oldest person to summit Mount Everest died of altitude sickness, the expedition organiser said on Sunday.

Ex-Gurkha bids to reclaim 'oldest on Everest' title

Ex-Gurkha bids to reclaim 'oldest on Everest' title

An 85-year-old former Gurkha is making a bid to reclaim his title as the world's oldest person to summit Mount Everest.

World's oldest person celebrates 117th birthday

World's oldest person celebrates 117th birthday

Emma Morano, a woman from north-western Italy whose life has spanned three centuries and 11 popes, and is recognised as the oldest person in the world, was celebrating her 117th birthday on Tuesday.

Time names Merkel as its 'person of 2015'

Time names Merkel as its 'person of 2015'

Time magazine Wednesday named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its "Person of the Year 2015," hailing her leadership for navigating debt and refugee crises

IBPN hosts high-level CII delegation

IBPN hosts high-level CII delegation

A high-level Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) delegation was hosted at a networking and business meet...

Qatar’s Djainka Des Forges wins in Newbury

Qatar’s Djainka Des Forges wins in Newbury

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al-Thani owned Djainka Des Forges recorded a comprehensive victory.

Obama seeks $3.7 bn to stem illegal border entries

Obama seeks $3.7 bn to stem illegal border entries

President Barack Obama on Tuesday requested $3.7 billion in emergency funding from Congress to help cope with a surge of unaccompanied child immigrants ...

Europe stock markets kick off week on mixed note

Europe stock markets kick off week on mixed note

Europe’s main stock markets closed mixed yesterday, with Frankfurt’s DAX 30 up 0.18% to 9,833.07 points, as traders reacted to eurozone inflation numbers ahead of key US jobs...

 Smriti steps in to end row over suspension of DU officials

Smriti steps in to end row over suspension of DU officials

Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh yesterday denied five officials were suspended for leaking documents related to the educational qualifications of Human Resource Development Minister..

Scans show Richard III was not a hunchback

Scans show Richard III was not a hunchback

The Shakespearean depiction of notorious king Richard III as a “bunch-backed toad” is a “complete fabrication”, according