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Thai couple smooch to a new world record
Thai couple smooch to a new world record

A kiss lasting nearly two-and-a-half days propelled one determined Thai couple to a new record for the world's longest smooch on Valentine's Day.

Thai couple smooch to a new world record
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NASA science balloon breaks longest flight record

After more than 55 days flying over Antarctica, NASA's huge Super-TIGER scientific balloon has broken the record for the longest flight of its kind, bringing back a wealth of data.

NASA science balloon breaks longest flight record
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2012 warmest on record for US, had historic extremes

2012 marked the warmest year on record for the United States and was also the second most extreme ever, the US government agency charged with monitoring weather events said.

2012 warmest on record for US, had historic extremes
Giant tuna sells for record $1.8 million in Japan
Giant tuna sells for record $1.8 million in Japan

A monster bluefin tuna sold for a record-breaking $1.8 million in the year's first auction at Japan's Tsukiji fish market on Saturday, nearly three times the previous high set last year.

Giant tuna sells for record $1.8 million in Japan
Psy's 'Gangnam Style' closes on one billion views
Psy's 'Gangnam Style' closes on one billion views

Psy's "Gangnam Style" video was galloping towards the one-billion-view mark on YouTube Friday, a fresh milestone in the enduring global craze for the South Korean rapper and his horse-riding dance.

Psy's 'Gangnam Style' closes on one billion views
Besse Cooper. Photo courtesy of zimbio.com
World's oldest person dies in US, at 116

The world's oldest person, American Besse Cooper, died on Tuesday at the age of 116.

World's oldest person dies in US, at 116
Anti-diabetes flashmob in Almaty. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Almaty anti-diabetes flashmob made CIS record

A flashmob in support of anti-diabetes campaign was held in Almaty and made it into the CIS Book of Records.

Almaty anti-diabetes flashmob made CIS record
PHOTO: Austrian skydiver broke sound barrier: spokeswoman
PHOTO: Austrian skydiver broke sound barrier: spokeswoman

Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner became the first man to break the sound barrier in a record-shattering freefall jump from the edge of space Sunday.

PHOTO: Austrian skydiver broke sound barrier: spokeswoman
Austrian daredevil to make new space jump bid
Austrian daredevil to make new space jump bid

An Austrian daredevil hopes to make a new record-breaking attempt Sunday to jump from the edge of space, days after his initial bid was aborted at the last minute due to gusting winds.

Austrian daredevil to make new space jump bid
Austrian space diver no stranger to danger
Austrian space diver no stranger to danger

Felix Baumgartner, the Austrian daredevil who had hoped to make history Tuesday with a jump from the edge of space, is no stranger to death-defying danger.

Austrian space diver no stranger to danger
Wind delays Austrian's edge of space jump in US
Wind delays Austrian's edge of space jump in US

US organizers of an Austrian daredevil's record-breaking attempt to jump from the edge of space have delayed the mission by a day due to forecast wind, they said Friday.

Wind delays Austrian's edge of space jump in US
Samsung tips record Q3 profit of $7.3 bn
Samsung tips record Q3 profit of $7.3 bn

South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Friday it expected a record operating profit of 8.1 trillion won ($7.3 billion) in the third quarter, boosted by sales of its flagship Galaxy smartphones.

Samsung tips record Q3 profit of $7.3 bn
Lady Gaga passes 30 million followers on Twitter
Lady Gaga passes 30 million followers on Twitter

Pop diva Lady Gaga has set a social media record by becoming the first person with more than 30 million followers on Twitter.

Lady Gaga passes 30 million followers on Twitter
iPhone 5 sales top five million, but shy of forecasts
iPhone 5 sales top five million, but shy of forecasts

The new iPhone 5 broke records in its launch weekend with sales above five million, Apple said Monday, but the figures were below some forecasts and pressured the company's share price.

iPhone 5 sales top five million, but shy of forecasts
Paralympics: Packed crowds and controversy at the Games
Paralympics: Packed crowds and controversy at the Games

Packed crowds on Friday greeted the first day of athletics at the Paralympics but the jubilant mood was overshadowed by a mix-up that saw the wrong athlete awarded a gold.

Paralympics: Packed crowds and controversy at the Games
Kazakhstan ranked 4th by records at Olympics-2012
Kazakhstan ranked 4th by records at Olympics-2012

A total of 95 records were set in London: 39 world and 56 Olympic records.

Kazakhstan ranked 4th by records at Olympics-2012
Olympics: Bolt targets record in Olympic finale
Olympics: Bolt targets record in Olympic finale

Usain Bolt is targeting a spectacular send-off as the Olympic track and field competition draws to a close on Saturday with Jamaica aiming to seal their sprinting supremacy.

Olympics: Bolt targets record in Olympic finale
PHOTO: Kazakh Ilyin wins men's under-94kg weightlifting gold at Olypmics
PHOTO: Kazakh Ilyin wins men's under-94kg weightlifting gold at Olypmics

Kazakhstan's Ilya Ilyin set two new world records as he stormed to Olympic under-94kg men's weightlifting gold at the ExCel Arena on Saturday.

PHOTO: Kazakh Ilyin wins men's under-94kg weightlifting gold at Olypmics
PHOTO: Kazakhstan's Podobedova wins women's 75kg gold at Olympics
PHOTO: Kazakhstan's Podobedova wins women's 75kg gold at Olympics

Kazakhstan's Svetlana Podobedova won the Olympic Games women's -75kg weightlifting gold medal on Friday with a total lift of 291kg.

PHOTO: Kazakhstan's Podobedova wins women's 75kg gold at Olympics
Olympics: Heady mantle of world's fastest man
Olympics: Heady mantle of world's fastest man

Following in the footsteps of the likes of Jesse Owens and Carl Lewis cannot be easy, but Usain Bolt has carried the heady mantle of the world's fastest man with a fun-loving dignity.

Olympics: Heady mantle of world's fastest man