Finland retains crown as world's happiest country

World Mar 21, 2020

Finland retains crown as world's happiest country

Finland has once again been crowned as the world's happiest country, extending its lead over Denmark and Switzerland, according to a United Nations-affiliated research network. Finnish contentment stems from high levels of trust, which also underpins solid rankings across the rest of the Nordic region, ...

Japanese recognized as world's oldest living man dies at 112

National Feb 25, 2020

Japanese recognized as world's oldest living man dies at 112

Chitetsu Watanabe, a 112-year-old who was recognized by Guinness World Records earlier this month as the world's oldest living man, died Sunday at the nursing home where he resided, his family said. Watanabe, who was born on March 5, 1907, died Sunday night at the ...

This January was hottest since records began in 1880

World / Science & Health Feb 14, 2020

This January was hottest since records began in 1880

Last month was the hottest January on record, surpassing a previous high recorded in 2016, the U.S. climate service said Thursday. Land and ocean surface temperatures surpassed the 20th century January average of 53.6 degrees Fahrenheit (12 degrees Celsius) by 2.05 degrees F (1.13 C), ...

112-year-old Japanese recognized as world's oldest living man

National Feb 13, 2020

112-year-old Japanese recognized as world's oldest living man

A 112-year-old Japanese who has been recognized as the world's oldest living man cited "laughter" Wednesday as the secret to his longevity. Chitetsu Watanabe, who was born on March 5, 1907, pumped his fist as he was handed a certificate by a Guinness World Records ...

World's shortest man dies in Nepal at 27

Asia Pacific / Offbeat Jan 18, 2020

World's shortest man dies in Nepal at 27

The world's shortest man who was capable of walking, as verified by Guinness World Records, died Friday at a hospital in Nepal, his family said. Khagendra Thapa Magar, who measured 67.08 centimeters (2 feet, 2.41 inches), died of pneumonia at a hospital in Pokhara, 200 ...