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* World's 'oldest person' dies in Japan aged 117

Apr 23 (BDN) A Japanese woman born in the final year of the 19th century and believed to have been the world’s oldest person died on Saturday, Kyodo news agency said. She was 117. Nabi Tajima, born in 1900, died from old age at a hospital on her native southwestern island of Kikaijima, Kyodo said.
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* India introduces death penalty for child rapists

Apr 22 (BBC) India's Cabinet has approved the introduction of the death penalty for those who rape children, amid uproar over a series of high-profile cases. The change to the country's penal code applies to those convicted of raping a child under the age of 12.
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* Indian vice president rejects motion to impeach Supreme Court Chief Justice Misra

Apr 23 (BDN) India’s Vice-President and chairman of the Upper House of parliament, Venkaiah Naidu, has rejected the opposition's notice for impeachment of Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra. But the Congress, which submitted the motion had said that it would approach the Supreme Court if the Vice President rejected it.
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* North Korea missile and nuclear test halt hailed

Apr 22 (BBC) North Korea's announcement that it is halting nuclear and missile tests has received a broad international welcome. Leader Kim Jong-un said further tests were not needed, as the North had demonstrated it had nuclear weapons.
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