Sunday 21 January 2018

Woman, 111, sworn in as US citizen

Warina Zaya Bashou, 111, recites the oath of allegiance during her ceremony to become a US citizen (AP/Paul Sancya)
Warina Zaya Bashou, 111, recites the oath of allegiance during her ceremony to become a US citizen (AP/Paul Sancya)

An Iraqi native has become a US citizen at the age of 111.

WWJ-AM reported Warina Zaya Bashou took the oath of citizenship on Friday at her Sterling Heights home, north of Detroit.

The radio station said Ms Bashou was surrounded by about a dozen relatives and friends during the ceremony.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services spokeswoman Marilu Cabrera said Ms Bashou was born in 1900 and is the second-oldest person on record to be naturalised.

Ms Bashou credits her longevity to drinking green tea.

Press Association

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