Saudi man, world’s oldest, dies at record 154 years

Updated 11 March 2013
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Saudi man, world’s oldest, dies at record 154 years

JEDDAH: A Saudi man who was dubbed “the dean of centenarians” died in the Kingdom this week at the age of 154 years. Nearly four years ago his name was listed in the Guinness World Record for being the oldest living man in the world, newspapers reported yesterday. Mohammed bin Zarei died of old age at a hospital in the small village of Sadr Ayad near the southern town of Nammas, leaving behind more than 180 children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He had 10 wives and the age of 150, he told a local TV station that he was looking for a new wife after all his wives died. “Bin Zarei (…) had seen all the kings that ruled Saudi Arabia,” one newspaper said. Bin Zarei hit headlines when the Saudi satellite TV news channel Alarabiya broadcast a film about him a few years ago, during which he said he was in a good health.
The program presenter, Saud Al-Khalaf, called him “the dean of centenarians.”


‘Unusual air activity’ over Ireland sparks investigation

Updated 13 November 2018
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‘Unusual air activity’ over Ireland sparks investigation

  • The Irish Aviation Authority said it was looking into “reports from a small number of aircraft”
  • The bright lights were seen Friday morning by pilots from British Airways and Virgin Atlantic

LONDON: Irish aviation officials are investigating reports of bright lights moving quickly in the skies over Ireland.
The Irish Aviation Authority said Tuesday it was looking into “reports from a small number of aircraft” about what was called “unusual air activity” on Friday.
“The report will be investigated under the normal confidential occurrence investigation process,” the authority said in a statement.
Press reports indicate the bright lights were seen Friday morning by pilots from British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.
The airlines did not immediately respond to request for comments.