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Japanese woman honoured by Guinness World Records as oldest person at 116

Japanese woman honoured by Guinness World Records as oldest person at 116 The 116-year-old married Hideo Tanaka in 1922 and has five children. Kane normally wakes each morning at 6 am and passes the afternoons by studying mathematics and practicing calligraphy. The title passed to her after another Japanese , Madam Chiyo Miyako, died previous year at age 117. Later, when she was asked how many chocolates she wanted to eat that day, she replied: "100". [Full Article...]

Wall redux: Trump's budget sets up another border battle

Wall redux: Trump's budget sets up another border battle President Donald Trump's pursuit of funding for his border wall will only lead to another government shutdown , House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned on Sunday. "President Trump added almost $2 trillion to our deficits with tax cuts for the wealthy and large corporations, and now it appears his budget asks the American people to pay the... [Full Article...]

IS brides: Two more mothers stripped of United Kingdom citizenship, report says

IS brides: Two more mothers stripped of United Kingdom citizenship, report says Begum, a 19-year-old British teenager of Bangladeshi descent, gave birth to her son in a Syrian refugee camp in February. She tweeted: "It is against worldwide law to make someone stateless, and now an innocent child has died as a result of a British woman being stripped of her citizenship". [Full Article...]

INEC begins release of election results in Kaduna

INEC begins release of election results in Kaduna While Okorocha lost the Government House polling booth in the governorship and House of Assembly elections, his former Chief of Staff, Nwosu of the Action Alliance, AA, also lost his polling unit . The APC won 19 states, while the PDP secured 16 plus the capital Abuja. The president expressed concern over the reported cases of violence before and during the last presidential and National Assemb... [Full Article...]

Daylight saving time 2019: Don't forget to change alarm batteries

Daylight saving time 2019: Don't forget to change alarm batteries The legislation would make Daylight Saving Time permanent across the country. Before that, individual states could come up with their own versions of Daylight Saving Time , which, as you can imagine, was chaotic. That's why residents of Hawaii, Arizona and the territory of Puerto Rico don't have to change their clocks. Daylight savings time does have its benefits, however. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong-nam killing: Charges dropped, accused woman to be freed

Kim Jong-nam killing: Charges dropped, accused woman to be freed Prosecutor Muhammad Iskandar Ahmad told Reuters the decision to withdraw the charge against her was made based on "several representations" but declined to elaborate. Prosecutors had previously argued that the duo were trained assassins who were aware of the toxicity of the substance they were handling, pointing to how both suspects headed to separate bathrooms immediately after the attack. [Full Article...]

Carleton professor among the dead in Ethiopian Airlines crash

Carleton professor among the dead in Ethiopian Airlines crash An Ethiopian Airlines jet faltered and crashed Sunday shortly after takeoff from the country's capital, carving a gash in the earth and spreading global grief to 35 countries that had someone among the 157 people who were killed. Sunburned travellers and tour groups crowd the Addis Ababa airport's waiting areas, along with businessmen from China and elsewhere. Others cried as they approached the... [Full Article...]

Jaguar attacks woman who crossed barrier for photo at Arizona zoo

Jaguar attacks woman who crossed barrier for photo at Arizona zoo The woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the attack at the Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield Park, about 20 miles outside of Phoenix . "I see another girl with her up against the cage of the jaguar and the jaguar has clasped its claws outside of the cage around her hand and into her flesh". [Full Article...]

Canada court dismisses SNC-Lavalin's bid for agreement to avoid criminal prosecution

Canada court dismisses SNC-Lavalin's bid for agreement to avoid criminal prosecution That solution would have avoided a potential criminal conviction that would bar the company from receiving any federal government business for a decade. The office of federal prosecution petitioned the Federal Court to dismiss the company's claim for judicial review. "She did not come to me and I wish she had", he said. [Full Article...]

Snow and wind in Wales cut power to 400 homes

Snow and wind in Wales cut power to 400 homes Again the Met Office is warning about possible transport and travel disruption - with bus and train journeys potentially affected - as a result of the conditions. and will continue to fall until about 9 a.m. The rain, sleet and snow will turn more showery overnight, but still occasionally heavy and prolonged over the northern half of the country. [Full Article...]

Only Lok Sabha polls in Jammu and Kashmir

Only Lok Sabha polls in Jammu and Kashmir Addressing the press, the chief election commissioner, Sunil Arora announced that Lok Sabha elections would go into polls in 7 phases , instead of 9, while starting from 11th April, while the last day of voting in phase 7 would be 12th May. [Full Article...]

Ethiopian Airlines plane with 157 people on board crashes minutes after take-off

Ethiopian Airlines plane with 157 people on board crashes minutes after take-off He said the plane "is now right inside the ground" and it was not possible to identify whether it was an emergency landing or a crash. According to Boeing's website , the company, as of January 31, had received 5,111 orders of Boeing 737 MAX series aircraft, and had delivered 350 to various airlines globally. [Full Article...]

Algerian authorities: 112 police officers injured, and 195 arrests

Algerian authorities: 112 police officers injured, and 195 arrests Originally scheduled to run from 21 March to 5 April , the spring break now starts on 10 March and ends on 4 April. Many who demonstrated on Friday initially gathered at university sites before heading onto the streets. Algerians desperate for jobs and angry at unemployment, corruption and an elderly elite seen as out of touch with the young have taken to the streets since February 22 to prot... [Full Article...]

Man gives chilling new confession of how he killed pregnant wife, daughters

Man gives chilling new confession of how he killed pregnant wife, daughters Phil that he believed the latest account from Watts. He ultimately pleaded guilty to all three deaths and now says it was investigators themselves that planted that initial fiction in his mind. "What are you doing with Mommy?" Then he smothered the girls one by one and dumped them in an oil tank - with little Celeste as his first victim, according to the report . [Full Article...]

Cohen's lawyer says Trump team dangled pardon

Cohen's lawyer says Trump team dangled pardon But Davis continued that since Cohen began working with federal prosecutors in July and "authorized me as a new lawyer to say publicly Mr. Cohen would never accept a pardon from President Trump even if offered". His administration has had more than 9,000 misleading statements, according to The Washington Post - fake news, according to the president. Trump repeated this sentiment to reporters ... [Full Article...]

Democrats now an ‘anti-Jewish party,’ Trump says

Democrats now an ‘anti-Jewish party,’ Trump says Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol, March 8, 2019 in Washington. While that language was ultimately approved by the full House, it was amended to include condemnations of Islamophobia , white supremacy and other forms of hate. [Full Article...]

'IS' Families Leave as Militants Make Last Stand in Syria

'IS' Families Leave as Militants Make Last Stand in Syria Naval Base in Bahrain, May 6, 2018. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces , the group spearheading the fight against IS in Syria , has been applying a combination of military force to put pressure on the militants who refuse to surrender, followed by pauses to allow for the evacuation of civilians. [Full Article...]

Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify in WikiLeaks case

Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify in WikiLeaks case That sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama in 2017 . She spent more than three years in an all-male prison, during which she underwent gender transition therapy, spent time in solitary confinement and attempted suicide twice. Prosecutor McCormick said Manning can easily end this incarceration on the civil charge simply by following the law and testifying. WikiLeaks and Assange, wh... [Full Article...]

Trump Team Has No Plan to Go to China for Trade Talks

Trump Team Has No Plan to Go to China for Trade Talks The increasingly weak China data comes amid months of intense negotiations between Washington and Beijing aimed at ending their trade dispute. But we're closer than we've been for a very long time, ' he added. Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi (王毅) yesterday said that the two sides had made "significant progress" recently and blasted hawks in Washington who have advocated a "decoupling" ... [Full Article...]

Missing climbers found dead on Pakistan's Nanga Parbat

Missing climbers found dead on Pakistan's Nanga Parbat Briton Tom Ballard and Italian Daniele Nardi last made contact from Nanga Parbat at an altitude of about 20,700ft (6,300m) nearly two weeks ago. The discovery came after an extensive search by a team of Spanish climbers with the help of Pakistani mountaineer Rehmatullah Baig, who was climbing with the men before he turned back. [Full Article...]


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