Asked if she has discovered the secret of living a long life, Misao Okawa wasn't telling the assembled media, answering coyly: "Well, I don't know."
The research found that divorce was 6 per cent more likely if the wife fell ill, than if she remained in good health.
South Korea's Puretech Co, a small supplier of mobile phone components, has a workforce increasingly made up of aging baby boomers.
Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain's childhood home in Washington state is on sale for US$400,000, complete with drawings he made on the bedroom wall, a realtor said on Wednesday.
A Texas man has been caught trying to smuggle a two-foot-long sword into a jail where he son was being held by hiding it in a cane adorned to look like the head of a snake, corrections officials said on Wednesday.
Nearly half of Americans favor making marijuana legal and think Congress shouldn't be able to intervene in local pot laws in Washington, D.C., according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.
Adults and children from the Americas to Western Europe and the Middle East must roughly halve the amount of sugar they consume to lower risk of obesity and tooth decay, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.
New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts will rename its Avery Fisher Hall for music mogul David Geffen, who has made a US$100 million gift to help with its renovation, officials said on Wednesday.
Decades after their destruction by the Nazis, Latvia's lost synagogues have been recreated in detailed model form as part of efforts to recapture and document the once-rich Jewish life in the Baltic country.
Vienna, Austria's elegant capital on the Danube river, has again been commended as offering the best quality of life of any city in the world; Baghdad, once more, was deemed the worst to live in.