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)
AL-BEGRAWIYA, Sudan: The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largel
SINGAPORE/TOKYO: One by one, Japan is turning off the lights at the giant oil-fired power plants that propelled it to the ranks of the world’s top industrialized nations.
UNITED NATIONS: Jordan’s 20-year-old crown prince has become the youngest person ever to chair a meeting of the UN Security Council, to applause and some “He’s cute!” sighs.
NEW YORK: Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock was named the world’s most beautiful woman in 2015 by People magazine on Wednesday and laughed when she heard about the honor.
TOKYO: A Japan Railway maglev train hit 603 km per hour on an experimental track in Yamanashi Tuesday, setting a decisive new world record.
Hazem Aljesr spent his early years in Lebanon, where he was born and Saudi Arabia where he was brought up.
BEIJING: A pioneering plane attempting to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun took off in China early Tuesday for the next stage of its journey, organizers said.
The French mother of an autistic child has created what is believed to be the world’s first smartphone application allowing people speaking different languages — or those incapable of speech at all —
Paris: Researchers said Wednesday a lab-manufactured antibody “significantly” reduced HIV blood levels in a small but promising human trial, and caused no harmful side effects
MOBILE, Alabama: Moments after little Eli Thompson was born, his mother knew immediately that something wasn’t right.
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