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World’s oldest person dies at 117 in Japan

TOKYO: The world’s oldest person, Misao Okawa, died in Japan on Wednesday, a month after celebrating her 117th birthday. The nursing home where she lived in Osaka said she breathed her last around 7am (2200 More...

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Dozens dead as dairy plant bombed in war-torn Yemen

SANAA:Dozens of civilians were reported dead Wednesday after a dairy plant was bombed in Yemen, as aid groups warned of a brewing humanitarian crisis from Saudi-led strikes on Shiite rebels. Rights groups have voiced More...

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Chile desert floods death toll hits 23, 57 missing

SANTIAGO: The death toll from devastating flash floods in Chile’s normally arid north rose to 23 Tuesday after five bodies were found, and the number of missing surged to 57, authorities said. Torrential rains More...

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Boko Haram ‘will soon know the strength of our collective will’: Buhari

ABUJA:Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday warned Boko Haram of a concerted fight-back to defeat the militants after their six-year rampage in the country’s northeast. “I assure More...

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At least 62 children killed in Yemen in past week: UNICEF

UNITED NATIONS: At        least 62 children have been killed and 30 injured in Yemen during fighting over the past week, the UN children’s agency UNICEF said Tuesday. “Children are in desperate More...

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Train kills US jogger wearing earbuds

MIAMI: A man was hit by a train and          killed in central Florida as he jogged with earbuds on, police said Tuesday. The train’s driver sounded his horn several times before hitting Eduardo Salazar, More...

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Obama commutes sentences of 22 drug offenders

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday reduced the jail terms of 22 drug offenders, part of a drive to address fairness in sentencing. The inmates, many sentenced to decades or life imprisonment for cocaine-related More...

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Ukraine expects sign gas memorandum with Russia by Apr 14 – energy minister

KIEV: Ukraine expects to sign with Russia a memorandum on gas supplies by April 14 that will run until the end of March 2016, Ukrainian Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn said in a briefing on Wednesday. “A More...