At 92 years and 60 days, Harriette Thompson surpassed the previous record of 92 years and 19 days.
Muslim Rohingya women who were held at human-trafficking camps in Thailand and Malaysia were subjected to gang rapes by their captors, assaults that left at least two of them pregnant, a Malaysian media report said.
A recent UN report has emphasised the sheer discrimination and violence that homosexuals face across the globe.
Bangladeshi authorities pressed murder charges on Monday against the owner of a garment factory complex in Dhaka that came crashing down two years ago, killing more than 1,100 people in the nation’s worst industrial disaster.
The attack is claimed to be IS militants' biggest gain since the US-led coalition's airstrikes last August. More than 63 army men were wounded in the Monday's attack on the police station in Tharthar area.
"All the persons inside the buses...I think about 12 buses...were burnt beyond recognition," said Anambra state police commissioner Hosea Karma.
Hundreds are feared dead after a ship packed with nearly 450 passengers sank in the Yangtze river in southwest China late on Monday night.
The captors of Frenchwoman Isabelle Prime, kidnapped in war-ravaged Yemen on February 24, have posted the first video of her since her abduction.
The government of Mauritius on Monday designated Ameenah Gurib-Fakim as the Indian Ocean island nation's new president, making her the first woman to hold the ceremonial position.
An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced 22 Islamists to 10 years in prison and slapped a hefty fine of USD 2600 on them for inciting violence near Qobba presidential palace in 2013.
Eight civilians were killed and 20 wounded in explosions sparked by Saudi-led air strikes on rebel arms depots in the Yemeni capital.
Qatar is suing a right-wing French politician for defaming the country "and all its citizens" after he linked the Gulf emirate to "terrorism" following the deadly Charlie Hebdo attack.
Japan's pension system has been hacked and more than a million cases of personal data has leaked.
"There are people working here, people who know a hell of a lot more about it than I do. But listen, if I can use my voice to draw attention to something, where I see people suffering, I'll do that any day of the week. I'm happy to do that," said Dillon.
A 92-year-old cancer survivor rocked her way into the record books Sunday, becoming the oldest woman to finish a marathon.