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Emma Morano, last person alive born in 1800s, turns 117

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Born on Nov 29, 1899, Mrs Morano is the world's oldest living person.

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AN ALERT and chatty Italian woman, Emma Morano, on Tuesday celebrates her 117th birthday as the last known person alive who was born in the 19th century.

Born on Nov 29, 1899, she is the world's oldest living person and the secret to her longevity appears to lie in eschewing