Japan's Misao Okawa, then 114, poses with the certificate of the world's oldest woman, which was presented to her by Guinness World Records Japan Country Manager Erika Ogawa, unseen, at a nursing home in Osaka, western Japan. (AP)
GAUHATI, India: The tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan has a new crown prince.
MIAMI: Scientists scouring the fields of Folsom, California found a new kind of black tarantula which they have named after Johnny Cash, the American music legend who sang of the jailhouse blues.
SAN FRANCISCO: Returning to perform ahead of the Super Bowl is good and (sort of) bad for country trio The Band Perry, who last performed around the 2014 game.
NEW YORK: Grammy-award winning pop star Taylor Swift is making her first foray into the world of mobile gaming by partnering with Glu Mobile Inc. to develop a new game, the company said recently.
TAIPEI: Pop diva Madonna has waded into the war of words over Taiwanese identity after draping herself in the island’s flag, sparking ire in China, where any suggestion of independence is scorned.
NEW DELHI: India’s Jet Airways has grounded five crew members for allowing a Bollywood singer to perform over the in-flight announcement system, an airline spokesman said Friday, prompting a social me
ALBANY, New York: After 50 years of searching, and with a lot of help from her granddaughter, Betty Morrell has finally met her 96-year-old birth mother.
TRENTON, NJ: Ibtihaj Muhammad, 30, a native of New Jersey, will be the first hijab-wearing American athlete to compete at the Olympic Games in Rio this summer.
NORRISTOWN: A US judge paved the way Wednesday for disgraced TV legend Bill Cosby to stand trial for the first time on a criminal sexual assault charge, throwing out an attempt by his lawyers to dismi
LONDON: Former “Friends” star Matt LeBlanc will be joining the BBC’s popular “Top Gear” program, presenting the revamped car show with Chris Evans, the British broadcaster said Thursday.
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