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  1. News - World - OBITUARY

    Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer, writer who fought apartheid, dies aged 90

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:45am by Reuters

    ... Nadine Gordimer 1923-2014 A fighter against injustice of apartheid South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an uncompromising moralist who became one of the most powerful ... of Strangers and a Burger's Daughter, were banned by the apartheid authorities. But Gordimer did not restrict her writing to a damning indictment of apartheid, as she tried to cut through the web ...

  2. News - World - OBITUARY

    Actor Eli Wallach dies at 98

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 10:52pm by Reuters, Bloomberg

    ... at the Neighbourhood Playhouse Actors Studio before the second world war broke out. After serving as an army hospital administrator during the war, he found work on the New York stage and took classes ...

  3. News - World - OBITUARY

    Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dies at age 68 after illness

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:10pm by AFP

    ... Sue Townsend 1946-2014 Adrian Mole author captured nation's mood Sue Townsend, the British author responsible for the multimillion- selling Adrian Mole series documenting the humdrum ... copies. It was followed in 1984 by The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole, helping make her Britain's top-selling author of the 1980s. Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years, the last of the eight-part ...

  4. News - China - OBITUARY

    'Crazy Yang', Chinese oil tycoon who pioneered deals with Iran, dies

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 06:53pm by Reuters

    ... character. He would regale dinner companions with how he spent much of his youth in a mental hospital. Yang called himself "Crazy Yang". "Some [Chinese] officials scoffed at Yang ...

  5. News - World - OBITUARY

    Gerry Conlon, one of the Guildford Four, dies at 60

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:26am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... most haunting memories were of his father, who was 56 and already dying from emphysema when he went on a hunger strike. Conlon was escorted from prison to visit his father at a London hospital ...

  6. News - World - OBITUARY

    Ann Davis, housekeeper Alice in The Brady Bunch, dies, aged 88

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 10:23pm by AP

    ... Associated Press Brady Bunch housekeeper Alice dies Emmy-winning actress Ann Davis, who became America's favourite and most famous housekeeper as the devoted Alice Nelson of The Brady Bunch, has died in a San Antonio hospital. She was 88. A Texas health official said Davis died on Sunday morning at University Hospital. She said no cause of death was available but an autopsy ...

  7. News - World - OBITUARY

    Author and journalist Joe McGinniss dies, aged 71

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:35pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Author of best-selling books on Richard Nixon and Hong Kong killer Nancy Kissel dies, aged 71, from complications of prostate cancer All past tense forwriter McGinniss Joe McGinniss, the adventurous and news-making author and reporter who skewered the marketing of Richard Nixon in The Selling of the President 1968 and tracked his personal journey from ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    Commercial Radio’s founder George Ho Ho-chi dies aged 95

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:29pm by Phila Siu and Amy Nip

    ... Phila Siu and Amy Nip Late radio tycoon put people before profits George Ho Ho-chi, the Hong Kong media mogul who founded Commercial Radio, died yesterday aged 95. Ho died peacefully surrounded by relatives at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital in Happy Valley. "Everyone at Commercial Radio is saddened. We miss him very much," said the radio station's general ...

  9. News - World - OBITUARY

    US authority on Chinese art James Cahill dies at the age of 87

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 09:54pm by NYT

    ... James Cahill: 1926-2014 James Cahill, Western expert on Chinese art James Cahill, an art historian who played a key role in expanding the study and teaching of Chinese painting in the West before and after the opening up of US-China relations in the early ...

  10. News - World - OBITUARY

    Poland's last communist leader Jaruzelski dies aged 90

    Posted May 26th 2014, 06:03am by AFP

    ... yesterday in a Warsaw hospital after suffering a stroke earlier this month, hospital spokesman Grzegorz Kade said. Jaruzelski died just days before Poland marked 25 years since the crucial ...




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