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Alain Robert

‘French spiderman’ arrested after scaling Manila skyscraper

French urban free-climber Alain Robert was arrested on Tuesday, police said, after he scaled one of Manila’s tallest towers in his latest high-risk ascent.
“World’s oldest man” Masazo Nonaka, who was born just two years after the Wright brothers launched humanity’s first powered flight, died on Sunday aged 113, Japanese media said.

World’s oldest man Masazo Nonaka dies in Japan

“World’s oldest man” Masazo Nonaka, who was born just two years after the Wright brothers launched humanity’s first powered flight, died on Sunday aged 113, Japanese media said.
Que Jianyu, right, with his certificates

Watch: Teenager hits Guinness record solving Rubik’s cubes

A Chinese teenager Que Jianyu has now cemented himself as the master of Rubik’s cubes, by breaking two more world records in unusual ways.
But Zhao’s discovery of the mosquito, known as Holorusia mikado, has nabbed the top spot.

World’s biggest mosquito found, enters Guinness Records

This week, Zhao Li, with the Insect Museum of West China in Chengdu, capital of the southwestern province of Sichuan, received certification from the Guinness World Records, which confirmed a giant mosquito he discovered in June to be the world’s biggest.
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The scariest thing about Nigeria

We see different things even when we are looking at the same picture. When CBN asked MTN to return the $8.1 billion dividends it “illegally” repatriated between 2007 and 2015, I was not thinking about MTN or CBN. Rather, my mind was on Econet, the ancestor of Airtel.
Nigerian singer Wizkid and American producer, Diddy

Diddy links up with Wizkid, promises to visit Nigeria

American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur Sean Combs aka Diddy has expressed his heartfelt desire to come ‘back home’ after meeting Nigerian superstar Ayobami Balogun a.k.a Wizkid.

‘World’s oldest person’ dies in Japan at 117

A 117-year-old Japanese woman, thought to be the world’s oldest person, has died, a local official told AFP Sunday.

Japanese confirmed as world’s oldest living man aged 112

Masazo Nonaka from Japan was recognised Tuesday as the world's oldest man at the ripe old age of 112, as his family revealed his secret: sweets and hot baths.

UAE bags Guinness record for ‘World’s Longest Zipline’

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) emirate of Ras al-Khaimah said its latest zipline was confirmed by Guinness as the “World’s Longest Zipline” on Thursday.

Wizkid sweeps AFRIMA 2017 award

Wizkid, a.k.a Star boy, has defeated his arch-rival Davido, to become the best African male artiste at the 2017 All African Music Award (AFRIMA) held in Lagos on Sunday.

Vietnam woman gives birth to 7kg baby

A Vietnamese mother had the shock of her life when her newborn son weighed in at a whopping 7.1 kilograms (15.7 pounds), one of the heaviest births ever reported in the Southeast Asian nation.

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