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Secret to Japan couple’s 80 years of marriage: wife’s patience

TAKAMATSU, Japan: Japan is known for its abundance of centenarians and can now lay claim to having the world’s oldest living married couple, with a combined age of 208 - a feat the wife credits to her patience during 80 years of marriage. Masao Matsumoto, 108, and his 100-year-old wife, Miyako, have been confirmed as the oldest living spouses by aggregate age by Guinness World Records, having been married since October 1937. “I am so glad. It’s thanks to my patience, really,” said Miyako with a laugh, posing with Masao…

Rare blue diamonds may be Earth’s deepest secret

WASHINGTON: The Hope Diamond, a rare blue diamond that is one of the world’s most famous jewels, has had a complicated history, passing through the hands of monarchs and bankers and heiresses and thieves before landing for all to see at a Washington museum. The geological history of blue diamonds is even more complex, according to research published on Wednesday examining these exceptionally scarce and valuable gems. Scientists analyzed 46 blue diamonds, including one from South Africa that sold for $25 million in…

Deep in the Pentagon, a secret AI program to find hidden nuclear missiles

WASHINGTON: The US military is increasing spending on a secret research effort to use artificial intelligence to help anticipate the launch of a nuclear-capable missile, as well as track and target mobile launchers in North Korea and elsewhere. The effort has gone largely unreported, and the few publicly available details about it are buried under a layer of near impenetrable jargon in the latest Pentagon budget. But U.S. officials familiar with the research told Reuters there are multiple classified programs now under…

British Queen’s secret passion for trees revealed

A new documentary about Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has revealed her previously unknown passion for trees. The 91-year-old monarch has planted hundreds of trees on royal visits all over the planet and has a deep and "touching" relationship with them, according to filmmaker Jane Treays. "She has spent her life planting trees, and so have her ancestors," the director told AFP, as the film previewed at the MIPTV market in Cannes, France. "It was very beautiful and touching to see how she relates to them, and how much…

Ageless Shoaib Malik reveals his fitness secret

Former captain and senior Pakistani all-rounder Shoaib Malik, who propelled Pakistan to go 4-0 up against Sri Lanka by his unbeaten 69 runs, has shared his fitness secret. The 36-year-old maintains a relaxed presence in the field with a stunning agility and grace despite his age. He is among the fastest runners in the Pakistan squad and his ability to milk singles in the middle overs against the spinners remain top-notch. Like his 'forever-changing' batting positions, Malik adapts his game according to the situation.…

Warm Antarctic caves harbour secret life: scientists

CANBERRA: A secret world of animals and plants -- including unknown species -- may live in warm caves under Antarctica's glaciers, scientists said on Friday. The caves, hollowed out by steam from active volcanoes, are light and could reach temperatures of 25 degrees Celsius (77 Fahrenheit), researchers said, raising the possibility of a whole ecosystem of flora and fauna deep beneath the frozen surface. A study led by the Australian National University around Mount Erebus, an active volcano on Ross Island in…

Unmanned US Air Force space plane lands after secret, two-year mission

The orbiters "perform risk reduction, experimentation and concept-of-operations development for reusable space vehicle technologies," the Air Force has said without providing details. The cost of the program is also classified. The Secure World Foundation, a nonprofit group promoting the peaceful exploration of space, says the secrecy surrounding the X-37B suggests the presence of intelligence-related hardware being tested or evaluated aboard the craft. The vehicles are 29 feet (9 meters) long and have a wingspan…

Shadab Khan opens up about that crucial Marlon Samuels over

A juvenile yet impressive bowler who has dazzled the cricket world with his varieties of bowling, Shadab Khan has revealed the secret behind his success – hard work and coach’s guidance. He said his personal effort and guidance of legbreak googly master Mushtaq Ahmed has honed his skills greatly. “I thank my Allah (SWT). It’s all because of prayers of my parents. I believe the more you work hard the more fruitful it will turn out. Mushtaq bhai has worked a great deal with me in bowling. I will try to improve myself…

Pakistan expresses serious concern over India’s building of secret nuclear city

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed serious concern over building of a secret nuclear city and development of inter-continental ballistic missiles by India. Speaking at the weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said Indian measures would disturb strategic balance in the region. He said Indian defence build up would also endanger peace in the region and beyond. He urged the international community to take notice and check rapid Indian expansion in conventional and…

WATCH: Imran Khan finally explains the ring on his finger

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Thursday finally explained the ring on his finger. When asked by a reporter, the cricketer-turned-politician said that the ring was only a gift. As the reporter grilled him about the beads, Imran said Waleed Iqbal, Allama Muhammad Iqbal's grandson, had brought this gift for him from shrine of the great Sufi saint and poet Maulana Rumi. Also watch ‘May be third time lucky’ says Imran Khan about marriage