The world’s oldest person has died in southern Japan at the age of 117. Tajima was born on August 4, 1900, and reportedly had more than 160 descendants, including great-great-great grandchildren. Her town of Kikai is in Kagoshima prefecture on Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands.12.30 p.m.
International Earth Day is celebrated worldwide on 22nd April and various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.12 noon
Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 92nd birthday at the Royal Albert Hall in London.11.30 a.m.
After an invitation-only funeral in Houston, Bush, who died on Tuesday, was buried at a gated plot near the library. 700 members of the Corps of Cadets lined the Barbara Bush Drive leading up to the library.
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said on Saturday that his government is willing to enter into talks over social security reforms that have sparked four days of protests and clashes in which, rights monitors say, at least 25 people have died. A journalist covering the unrest was also killed.