Oldest American celebrates 114 birthday

The oldest known living person in the United States is celebrating her 114th birthday in Pennsylvania.The state Aging Department says Delphine Gibson hit the milestone Thursday, getting a personal greeting from the governor.Gibson was born in South Carolina in 1903 and moved to Pennsylvania after marrying Taylor Gibson in 1928.She's been a resident of AristaCare in Huntingdon Park for the past 15 years.Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne says Gibson attributes her long life to a faith in God. She's a member...

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US president Trump fires Steve Bannon as White House chief strategist

President Donald Trump on Friday fired Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist in the latest high-level White House shake-up, removing a powerful and controversial figure known for far-right political views.Bannon was a force behind some of Trump’s most contentious policies, including a travel ban on people from several Muslim-majority nations, and has fought with more moderate factions inside a White House riven with rivalries and back-stabbing.Bannon’s ouster comes with the president, seven...

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This Indian-Origin 12-Year-Old Kid Has A Higher IQ Than Einstein & Is Now A UK TV Star

At 12 years of age, most of us are just trying to figure out the process of photosynthesis, by staring at plants to see signs of breathing in my case. But then there are some geniuses who steal the show even at this pre-teen age. According to Business Standard, Rahul, a 12-year old kid of Indian-origin in Britain is one such example. He is the talk of the town as he answered all questions correctly on a British Television show called Child Genius.Rahul got all 14 of his questions correct in the first...

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Emma Stone Tops Forbes List Of Highest Paid Actresses. Missing: Deepika Padukone

Forbes has released this year's list of the world's 10 highest paid actresses and homegirl Deepika Padukone, ranked #10 in 2016, has not made the cut this time. As Forbes put it: "The list examined actresses the world over, but no stars from Asia made the cut, as Fan Bingbing and Deepika Padukone dropped off due to quieter years." Deepika's starring role in xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage - also her Hollywood debut - contributed hugely to her earnings of $10 million last year.She has no international...

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Sierra Leone Buries Over 300 Mudslide Victims in Mass Graves

With some 400 bodies recovered from the mudslides and flood that devastated Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, the dead are being buried in mass graves.The coordinator for the burial team, Mohamed Kamara, said that 320 people were buried on Tuesday afternoon in two graves at a cemetery in Waterloo, on the outskirts of Freetown.“We don’t have enough manpower to dig single graves for all the bodies; we have to bury them in mass graves,” Mr. Kamara said.He said that more bodies awaited burial...

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Another GoT Episode Leaked, This Time By HBO Spain

According to a Reddit thread, Episode 6 of Season 7 of Game Of Thrones has been leaked by accident. HBO Spain apparently aired the 71-minute long episode for an hour.The Reddit user who goes by the username The Slayer Slayer posted a screengrab of Jon Snow and Tormund walking beyond the wall, a scene that was not in the preview released on Monday, leading us to believe that the leak might be real.There are more screengrabs and GIF on other threads.The last episode leak was also by HBO, by their...

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World’s 10 most livable cities in 2017

It's official. Melbourne is on top of the world -- again. The Australian city has topped the Economist Intelligence Unit's ranking of the most livable cities in the world for the seventh year in a row. Melbourne received a score of 97.5 out of 100 on the annual list, which assesses stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure in 140 different cities. Movers and shakersAustrian capital Vienna came in second place, with a score of 97.4, and Canada's Vancouver received...

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Archaeologists discover three ancient tombs in Egypt

Archaeologists have discovered three tombs that date back around 2,000 years in southern Egypt.They were found in burial grounds in the Al-Kamin al-Sahrawi area in Minya province, south of Cairo.The tombs contained a collection of different sarcophagi, or stone coffins, as well as clay fragments.Egypt's antiquities ministry said the discovery "suggests that the area was a great cemetery for a long span of time".One of the tombs, which was reached through a shaft carved in rock, contained four sarcophagi...

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Over 300 dead in Sierra Leone mudslide, flooding

 At least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless on Monday when heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone's capital of Freetown, leaving morgues overflowing and residents desperately searching for loved ones.An AFP journalist at the scene saw bodies being carried away and houses submerged in two areas of the city, where roads turned into churning rivers of mud and corpses were washed up on the streets.Red Cross spokesman Patrick Massaquoi told AFP the death toll was 312 but could rise...

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Pakistan hoists largest flag in its history to mark 70th Independence Day

Pakistan on Monday hoisted the largest flag in its history at Attari-Wagah border near Lahore to mark the country’s 70th Independence Day.Pakistan Army chief general Qamar Javed Bajwa hoisted the flag at the border at 12 in the midnight, kicking off the festivities of Independence Day across the country.The flag is reported to be the highest one in South Asia and the 8th highest in the world.Made in Pakistan, it is 400-feet high and 120 feet by 80 feet in size.Speaking on the occasion, General...

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