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World's oldest man turns 113, readies for Bar Mitzvah

Jerusalem - The world's oldest man turned 113 on Thursday and the Holocaust survivor living in Israel readied for the Bar Mitzvah he was denied a century ago, his family said.

Japanese man, 73, completes record swim across strait

Toukyo - A Japanese man aged 73 became the world's oldest person to swim across the country's Tsugaru Strait on Wednesday, supporters said, braving unpredictable currents and stinging jellyfish in his quest.

Japanese man, 96, becomes world's oldest college graduate

Toukyo - A 96-year-old Japanese man is potty at the prospect of breaking more records after being recognised as the world's oldest university graduate with his degree in ceramic arts.

History beckons for Italy's 116-year-old record breaker

Verbania - As a young woman in the roaring 1920s, the world's oldest living person loved to go singing and dancing.Now 116-year-old Italian Emma Morano's next challenge is to see in the 2020s and become the oldest human being on record.

Highlights of 90-year-old Queen Elizabeth II's reign

London - Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday on Thursday after last year becoming the longest-reigning monarch in British history.Here are some key dates from the queen's life:- April 21, 1926: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor is born.

Israeli Holocaust survivor named world's oldest man

Jerusalem - Yisrael Kristal survived two world wars and the Holocaust but doesn't consider himself particularly remarkable, despite being named the world's oldest living man Friday at age 112.

Israeli Holocaust survivor could be world's oldest man: Guinness

Jerusalem - An Israeli Holocaust survivor may be the world's oldest man at 112, Guinness World Records said Thursday, providing he can find the documents to prove it.

'Star Wars' overtakes 'Jurassic World' for biggest global debut

Los Angeles - The new "Star Wars" movie has set a global opening weekend record, smashing past the previous record holder "Jurassic World" to rake in $529 million, Disney said on Monday.

New York, Washington bask in warm winter weather records

New York - Shorts instead of scarves: New York City and the Washington area shattered or matched warm weather records Sunday for December 13, less than two weeks before the usually chilly Christmas holiday.

Songs of praise: Turkmenistan president's hymn sets new record

Ashgabat - A choir of 4,166 people in isolated ex-Soviet Turkmenistan has broken a world record by singing a hymn penned by the nation's strongman president, in the latest choreographed show of support.

Green campaigner readies to swim the Pacific

Vancouver - Never mind the sharks or the swirling ocean debris that await him, Benoit Lecomte is counting the days until his long-distance swim from Tokyo to San Francisco -- to raise awareness of environmental threats in the Pacific.

FBI data shows record number of September gun sales

FBI’s National Instant Background Check System shows gun sales hit a record high for the fifth month in a row with 1,795,102 prospective gun owners processed in September.

Queen goes low-key for record reign landmark

London - Queen Elizabeth II is planning to keep things low-key on Wednesday when she will overtake Queen Victoria as Britain's longest-serving monarch, despite public interest in the historic date.

Britons reflect on 63 years of life under Queen Elizabeth II

Derby - Queen Elizabeth II will become Britain's longest-reigning monarch on Wednesday after over 63 years on the throne.

Young royal blood must wait as Queen celebrates landmark

London - Queen Elizabeth II's longevity has helped anchor Britain during an era of unprecedented change, but has also left the royal family an ageing institution.

Samsung unveils world's largest hard drive — 16TB super-fast SSD

Samsung has created the world's highest-capacity hard drive, cramming 16TB of file storage space into a unit that fits into a 2.5-inch bay. Even more significant is that the drive is actually an SSD based around 3D NAND chips and not a hard drive at all.

433 hot air balloons soar into the record books

Chambley-bussi - Four hundred and thirty-three hot air balloons lifted off from an air base in eastern France on Sunday and soared straight into the record books.

World's oldest man dies at 112 in Japan

Toukyo - The world's oldest man, Sakari Momoi, has died in Japan at the ripe old age of 112, an official said Tuesday.

Facebook wants to launch a 'unique' music service

Just days after Apple Music launched in a new iOS update, a report has indicated that Facebook may be in talks with a view towards launching its own streaming service too. It will bring yet another tech company to an increasingly crowded market.

China gives new twist to world's second tallest building

Shanghai - The world's second tallest building, Shanghai Tower, will soon open in the Chinese financial capital with a twist -- a 120-degree twist, to be exact.

British couple become world's oldest newlyweds

Eastbourne - A 103-year-old man and a 91-year-old woman held their wedding in Britain on Saturday, becoming the oldest couple to get married in the world.

Britain's poo-powered bus sets a land-speed record

The land-speed record for the world's fastest service bus was broken last week by a vehicle powered not by polluting diesel but rather clean and green poo. The feat, set by the "Bus Hound," was achieved in Britain and has since been verified as accurate.

Baseball's 'tainted' homer king cleared of lying to drug probe

San Francisco - Baseball star Barry Bonds was cleared Wednesday of criminally misleading his sport's 2003 drug probe when a federal appeals court ruled that a “rambling, nonresponsive answer” he gave to a grand jury was not obstruction of justice.

Samsung receives over 20 million pre-orders for new flagships

Tech giant Samsung has received pre-order requests numbering in excess of 20 million for its new flagship Android smartphones unveiled just a week ago in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress.

How smartphones can revolutionize the diagnosis of disease

Smartphones are revered for their huge range of capabilities, expandable via apps that use the potential of the hardware to maximum effect. One of the most intriguing possibilities being explored now is the ability to use a phone to diagnose illness.

Iggy Azalea breaks Billboard record with 'Fancy'

Rapper Iggy Azalea spends her sixth consecutive week at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts with her single "Fancy," and she shatters a record doing so.

Thousands in Philippines sign up to break organ donor record

Manila - Thousands of people in the Philippines pledged Friday to donate kidneys and other body parts after death as part of a bid to set a world record for organ donations, the health ministry said."If they meet an unfortunate accident and they are brought to ...

Kiplagat sets half marathon world record in Barcelona

Kenya's Florence Kiplagat set a world record for the women's half marathon with a blistering performance at a race in Barcelona on Sunday, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said.

Lavillenie in injury scare after record pole-vault leap

Donetsk - New pole vault world record holder Renaud Lavillenie could miss the world indoors championships in Poland next month after injuring an ankle following his record leap in Donetsk, French media reports said Sunday.The French Olympic champion cleared 6.16...

Lavillenie beats Bubka's indoor world record

Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie of France established a pole vault indoor world record by clearing 6.16 meters at a meeting in Donetsk on Saturday. "World Record ! 6.16 at my first attempt !
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