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World's oldest man dead in Israel at 113: media

Jerusalem - Israeli Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal, certified last year by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest man, died on Friday aged 113, Israeli media reported.

Flag-waving Chinese blockbuster smashes box-office records

Shanghai - A flag-waving Chinese action film depicting the country's soldiers saving war-ravaged Africans from Western baddies soared to become China's all-time top box-office earner Tuesday, headlining a summer of patriotic cinematic fare.

Review: Kane Brown scores gold certified country record with 'What Ifs' Special

Rising country artist Kane Brown has a major reason to celebrate. His infectious song "What Ifs" has been certified gold.

French sailor sets new Atlantic solo record

Paris - French yachtsman Francis Joyon beat his own record for the solo trans-Atlantic crossing on Wednesday to set a new benchmark of five days two hours and seven minutes.

India has planted nearly 66 million trees in 12 hours

More than 67 million trees were planted by millions of people in a span of 12 hours in Indian State of Madhya Pradesh , setting a new Guinness reforestation record.

Indian woman tops Everest twice in week, breaks record

Kathmandu - An Indian climber Sunday reached the summit of Mount Everest for the second time in less than a week, her expedition team said, setting a women's record for a double ascent of the world's highest mountain in a single season.

Indian woman tops Everest twice in week, breaks record

Kathmandu - An Indian climber Sunday reached the summit of Mount Everest for the second time in less than a week, her expedition team said, setting a women's record for a double ascent of the world's highest mountain in a single season.

Indian woman tops Everest twice in week, breaks record

Kathmandu - An Indian climber Sunday reached the summit of Mount Everest for the second time in less than a week, her expedition team said, setting a women's record for a double ascent of the world's highest mountain in a single season.

85-year-old dies on Everest during world record bid

Kathmandu - An 85-year-old ex-Gurkha who was attempting to reclaim his title as the world's oldest person to summit Mount Everest died at base camp on Saturday.

85-year-old dies on Everest during world record bid

Kathmandu - An 85-year-old ex-Gurkha who was attempting to reclaim his title as the world's oldest person to summit Mount Everest died at base camp on Saturday.

85-year-old dies on Everest during world record bid

Kathmandu - An 85-year-old ex-Gurkha who was attempting to reclaim his title as the world's oldest person to summit Mount Everest died at base camp on Saturday.

Nearly 2,000 set Guinness floating record in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Nearly 2,000 people joined hands in a salty lake in Argentina on Monday, setting a new Guinness world record for the most people floating while connected.

Does my hair look OK? World's oldest person turns 117 in style

Rome - Emma Morano, humanity's last known survivor of the 19th century, turned 117 in style on Tuesday, dressing up for the occasion and demanding to know "does my hair look all right?" before having her photograph taken.

Emma Morano, world's oldest person and egg fanatic

Verbania - In one month it will be Emma Morano's birthday. Though she hasn't invited anyone, people from around the world are still likely to turn up to celebrate with the last known person alive to have been born in the 19th century.

World's longest-reigning monarchs

Paris - Following the death of Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has become the world longest-reigning monarch at 64 years.King Bhumibol, who died on Thursday, reigned for 70 years after assuming the throne at the age of 18.

'World's deepest flooded cave' discovered in Czech Republic

Prague - A Czech-Polish team said Friday it had discovered the world's deepest underwater cave in the eastern Czech Republic.

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.
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