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Day: March 9, 2019

World’s oldest Japanese women Kane Tanaka
Asia, Featured

World’s oldest Japanese women Kane Tanaka

    A 116-year-old woman from Japan has been officially recognised as the world's oldest living person by Guinness World Records. Kane Tanaka was honoured by the organisation in a ceremony at the nursing home where she lives in Fukuoka, a city in southwest Japan. Her family and the city's mayor also attended the celebration. Ms Tanaka was born on 2 January 1903. She married Hideo Tanaka in 1922, and they had five children. The 116-year-old enjoys playing board games and studying maths. The previous oldest living person was another Japanese woman, Chiyo Miyako, who died in July at the age of 117. Japanese people tend to exhibit longevity and dominate the oldest-person list. Although changing dietary habits mean obesity has been rising in the country, it is still re...
Jabev criticised as Shamima’s baby dies
Featured, United Kingdom

Jabev criticised as Shamima’s baby dies

    The home secretary is facing criticism after the baby son of Islamic State (IS) bride Shamima Begum died in Syria just weeks after the teenager was stripped of her British citizenship. Syrian Democratic Forces confirmed on Friday night that the boy, named Jarrah, had passed away two days after being taken to hospital with breathing difficulties. He was born in mid-February at the refugee camp where his 19-year-old mother has been staying, and had already been unwell in the weeks leading up to his death. But Shamima who has previously lost two children told Sky News last month that she would not allow him to go to the UK alone as she pleaded to be allowed to return. The decision by Sajid Javid to strip her of her British citizenship sparked a national debate over w...