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People Guinness World Records honours Japanese woman as world's oldest person at 116
Author: 0 Guinness World Records honours Japanese woman as world's oldest person at 116

Mrs Tanaka's recognition was celebrated at the nursing home where she lives in Fukuoka by city mayor Soichiro Takashima and other well-wishers. The 116-year-old married Hideo Tanaka in 1922 and has five children. The new reigning champion wakes up at 6 a.m., and often studies math in the afternoon, according to Guinness World Records . People from Japan tend to take top honors on the world's oldest person list, the Associated Press reported.

People Trump’s 2020 Budget Promises Spending Cuts, Erase Deficit in 15 Years
Author: 0 Trump’s 2020 Budget Promises Spending Cuts, Erase Deficit in 15 Years

The final compromise bill offered $1.37 billion in funds to existing forms of border barrier and did not fully fund the president's wall request. However, Trump tweaked his payment claims during this year's government shutdown and said Mexico will pay "indirectly" because of a "great new trade deal" that benefits the U.S.

People Diver gets swallowed by whale, comes out alive to narrate the incident
Author: 0 Diver gets swallowed by whale, comes out alive to narrate the incident

South African dive tour operator Rainer Schimpf recalled almost being swallowed by a whale after he was mistakenly swept into its jaws during a sardine feeding frenzy last month. Few people have experienced the specific trials of Jonah , except maybe South African tour operator Rainer Schimpf , who found himself partially enclosed within the mouth of a whale while diving.

People Trump Claims He Said No To Michael Cohen Pardon Request
Author: 0 Trump Claims He Said No To Michael Cohen Pardon Request

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the House Intelligence Committee chairman, told reporters Cohen gave the group documents but did not answer specific questions about Trump's former fixer's most recent revelation. Cohen will also detail racist comments allegedly made by Trump, including a time when he asked him if he could "name a country run by a black person that wasn't a 's-thole'".

People The Canadian victims killed in an Ethiopian plane crash
Author: 0 The Canadian victims killed in an Ethiopian plane crash

Adesanmi posted a picture of himself with his passport on Facebook Saturday, seemingly before boarding a flight. Meanwhile, the list of victims released by Ethiopian Airlines also shows that a Nigerian was aboard the crashed plane. Pauline Rankin, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of the University, added: "The contributions of Pius Adesanmi to Carleton are immeasurable".

People Voter apathy apparent in Nigeria's local elections
Author: 0 Voter apathy apparent in Nigeria's local elections

In oil-rich Nigeria , some state governors control budgets larger than those of neighbouring countries and so these are often keenly contested. There are 73 million registered voters. Governor Rochas Okorocha of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, have lost their respective polling units to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Saturday's election.

People Daylight Savings: 9 upsides to losing an hour of sleep
Author: 0 Daylight Savings: 9 upsides to losing an hour of sleep

The practice was started in the late 19th century to give farmers a chance to take more advantage of the daylight, and give them an extra hour of daylight after they accomplish all their tasks in the morning. Most of the USA observes DST with the exception of Arizona, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. A separate, similar bill, SB 5139 from Republican Senator Jim Honeyford, would also keep the state on daylight saving time all year round.

People On SNC-Lavalin, Trudeau’s answers only raise more questions
Author: 0 On SNC-Lavalin, Trudeau’s answers only raise more questions

Trudeau indicated that consideration will be given to separating the justice minister from the attorney general position. "But", he said, "this comment was not partisan in nature". According to the latest report by Abacus Data which tracks the impact of the SNC-Lavalin controversy on public opinion, Justin Trudeau is the preferred candidate for prime minister in 2019.

People Malaysia court frees Indonesian in Kim Jong-nam murder case
Author: 0 Malaysia court frees Indonesian in Kim Jong-nam murder case

Aisyah and Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong were both charged with murdering Kim Jong Nam in February 2017 . They have said they thought they were taking part in a prank for a television show. They were the only suspects in custody after four North Korean suspects fled the country on the morning Kim was killed. "Miss Aisyah was led to believe that her actions were for a reality show hence she had no real understanding of the real reason she had to perform as she was asked to and has ...

People FD releases 911 tape following jaguar clawing woman at zoo
Author: 0 FD releases 911 tape following jaguar clawing woman at zoo

PHOTO: A woman was attacked by a jaguar at Wildlife World Zoo outside Phoenix when attempting to take a selfie on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The woman needed medical attention but is expected to be okay. A man who was there with his family told local media that he heard a woman yelling for help. At the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park in Lichtfield, AZ, the woman crossed over a barrier to take a selfie, and the jaguar took a swipe at her.

People Wales weather: Heavy rain and snow overnight, turning very windy
Author: 0 Wales weather: Heavy rain and snow overnight, turning very windy

He said snow and a "wintry mix" could affect some central and north-western parts of the United Kingdom, with blustery conditions and high winds expected across much of southern England. Heavy snow has swept across the north of England and Scotland overnight and throughout this morning, days after the country recovers from the powerful gales of Storm Freya.

People Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify over WikiLeaks
Author: 0 Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify over WikiLeaks

Manning made clear in a statement prior to the court date that she would not cooperate with the grand jury. On March 8, 2019 , Manning was ordered to jail after refusing to testify before a grand jury. Unlike his predecessor, Donald Trump's views on Manning are scathing. She pointed out that the questions were superfluous and that the answer prosecutors were looking for could be found elsewhere.

People No deaths reported amid protests in Algeria
Author: 0 No deaths reported amid protests in Algeria

Numerous demonstrations - the largest since 1991 when the army cancelled elections Islamists were poised to win - started at university premises before spilling out onto the streets. These mobilizations take place at the moment in which Bouteflika is placed in a hospital center in Switzerland for routine check-ups, according to official reports.

People New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman: Ilhan Omar Is a ‘Bridge-Destroyer’
Author: 0 New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman: Ilhan Omar Is a ‘Bridge-Destroyer’

Omar, one of the two first Muslim congresswomen, has a history of controversial comments when it comes to Israel. "For the president, who when neo-Nazis marched in Charlottesville in front of a synagogue and said "burn it down" and he said "both sides" are to blame, this is a new divisive low", the Democrat from NY, who is Jewish, wrote on Facebook .

People Ditching the make-up for International Women's Day
Author: 0 Ditching the make-up for International Women's Day

Today the 8th of March is International Women's Day . It wasn't until March 8, 1975 when, during International Women's Year, the United Nations celebrated it as an official holiday . Various ceremonies are scheduled to be held countrywide to highlight the importance of the day and create awareness to overcome bias against women.

People China exports saw biggest fall in three years in February
Author: 0 China exports saw biggest fall in three years in February

Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said he was optimistic about negotiations with Washington, but added any trade mechanism achieved must be equal and fair. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer "is doing the best he can". Aimed at assuaging concerns about China's business environment for foreign firms, Beijing sees the law as a tool to attract more foreign investment as its economy slows.

People EU To Require Visas From Americans Starting In 2021
Author: 0 EU To Require Visas From Americans Starting In 2021

USA citizens traveling to Europe will have to be mindful of new visa rules after 2021. The European Union said the ETIAS requirement is to protect and strengthen its borders by identifying possible threats from visitors traveling to its countries.

People SPRING AHEAD: Set clocks to daylight saving time
Author: 0 SPRING AHEAD: Set clocks to daylight saving time

So, should we still schedule our lives around daylight saving time? It's not really daylight saving time that's drawing fire: It's standard time . You see, we " lose " an hour of sleep by setting the clock ahead (bad). In Pennsylvania , Representative Russ Diamond (R) of Lebanon County is leading the charge against Daylight Saving Time .

People Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Will diplomatic protection help bring her home?
Author: 0 Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Will diplomatic protection help bring her home?

Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested in Iran three years ago as she tried to return back to the United Kingdom after visiting the country. She was jailed for five years by Iran on charges of plotting against the regime, which she flat-out denies.
Since then, Gabriella has been living apart from both of her parents, as husband Richard has never been granted a visa to travel to Iran.

People Colorado Man Admits to Killing Pregnant Wife and 2 Daughters
Author: 0 Colorado Man Admits to Killing Pregnant Wife and 2 Daughters

Watts said said he took out the anger with his wife Shanann "on everyone in front of him that morning", killing his two young daughters as well. The Colorado monster convicted of murdering his family told investigators in a newly released interview that his wife didn't fight back - and may have turned to prayer - as he was choking her to death.

People Saudi FM Adel al-Jubeir to arrive in Pakistan today
Author: 0 Saudi FM Adel al-Jubeir to arrive in Pakistan today

The visiting diplomat also met Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan where they discussed issues related to ongoing tensions and implementation of joint projects, local broadcaster Geo News reported . China on Friday advised India and Pakistan to move ahead from the current crisis triggered by the Pulwama terror attack in February to seek a long-term improvement in ties.

People Adnan Syed Loses Appeal, Conviction Reinstated
Author: 0 Adnan Syed Loses Appeal, Conviction Reinstated

The Maryland Court of Appeals rejected Syed's claims that he was entitled to a new trial because of ineffective assistance of counsel, the Baltimore Sun reports. Hotten agreed with the majority's conclusion that Syed's trial counsel's failure to investigate McClain as a potential alibi witness constituted deficient performance, but she wrote that she believed the deficiency "was prejudicial against Mr.

People OH senator decides not to run for president in 2020
Author: 0 OH senator decides not to run for president in 2020

And I will do everything I can to elect a Democratic president and a Democratic Senate in 2020. "After Trump claimed in November that Brown was partly to blame for General Motors' decision to close a plant in Lordstown, Ohio, Brown responded on Twitter , "@realDonaldTrump, I'll compare my record standing up for Ohio & American workers to yours any day".

People Indian high commissioner to Pakistan returns to Islamabad
Author: 0 Indian high commissioner to Pakistan returns to Islamabad

Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said Saturday that a reported Pakistani crackdown this week on seminaries, mosques and hospitals belonging to outlawed groups and arrest of dozens of people was not enough. "Tensions between India and Pakistan appear to be de-escalating and this is a positive development", Qureshi said. Islamabad announced on Thursday that more than 100 militants, including many from JeM, had been detained.

People Donald Trump says Michael Cohen lied about not seeking pardon
Author: 0 Donald Trump says Michael Cohen lied about not seeking pardon

But he did not specify what topics nor suggest that the meetings totaled 10 hours of discussion, according to Fox News sources, who also noted that Cohen seemed extremely prepared for questions about the issues reportedly discussed between the lawyer and Schiff.

People Nirav Modi tracked down in London
Author: 0 Nirav Modi tracked down in London

Modi and Choksi , and their three partnership firms, Diamond "R" US, Solar Exports and Stellar DIamonds, are accused of routing Rs 13,500 crore worth of fraudulent transactions through state-owned PNB. However, Nirav is not listed as a director. " The Telegraph has also learnt from a well-placed government source that, Modi was given a national insurance number in recent months by the department for work and pensions and has been able to operate online bank accounts in the United Kingdom ...

People Former Fox News Exec Bill Shine Resigns From Trump Administration
Author: 0 Former Fox News Exec Bill Shine Resigns From Trump Administration

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says that Trump accepted Shine's resignation Thursday evening. The reporting quickly confirmed this reading-between-the-lines. The article went on to describe the access and interviews that members of the White House have granted exclusively to Fox News . Trump had been down on Shine for at least a few months, believing him ineffective and not what he'd hoped for when he hired him, according to people familiar.

People Huawei sues U.S. over government ban on its products
Author: 0 Huawei sues U.S. over government ban on its products

The Chinese networking gear manufacturer claims its banishment is unconstitutional because it was unfairly singled out without a fair trial, and wants the decision reversed. At a press conference in Shenzhen in China yesterday, Huawei said it's seeking a judgement that the U.S. restrictions are unconstitutional. Countries are preparing to spend billions on the potentially revolutionary equipment aimed at enabling everything from smart highways to self-driving cars.

People Chelsea Manning Is Jailed After Refusing To Testify About WikiLeaks
Author: 0 Chelsea Manning Is Jailed After Refusing To Testify About WikiLeaks

District Judge Claude Hilton there was no way Manning would testify in front of a jury regarding an investigation into Wikileaks. Manning was convicted in 2013 of violating the Espionage Act and other crimes for leaking more than 700,000 classified documents to WikiLeaks while working as an intelligence analyst in Baghdad.

People Shamima Begum: 'Unconfirmed reports' baby son dead
Author: 0 Shamima Begum: 'Unconfirmed reports' baby son dead

However, Mustafa Bali, spokesman for the military group in northern Syria , the Syrian Democratic Forces, tweeted that the reports were "fake" and the baby "is alive and healthy". "We further understand that indeed she and her child had been threatened by others at the Al-Hol camp". In order to protect this country, he has the power to deprive someone of their British citizenship where it would not render them stateless.

People Russia, Syria urge USA to let refugees leave camp
Author: 0 Russia, Syria urge USA to let refugees leave camp

That decision was met with surprise and outrage by US partner forces and members of Congress who expressed concerns about what a USA withdrawal would mean for the long term security and stability of the region. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Wednesday said preparations were underway in eastern Syria to announce the end of ISIS there, but Votel warned of a different approach.

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