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  1. News - Asia - OBITUARY

    Yoga guru BKS Iyengar helped share ancient Indian practice with the world

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:39pm by AFP

    ... practitioner to achieve the poses. He wrote many books on yoga, a practice that dates back more than 2,000 years in Asia, but has in recent decades become hugely popular around the world. He attracted ...

  2. News - World - OBITUARY

    Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner, prisoner of war, dies at 97

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:10am by AP

    ... Louis Zamperini 1917-2014 Runner who spent two years in Japanese prison camps featured in bestselling book Unbroken War hero, Olympian, subject of Jolie film dies Louis Zamperini, ... is the subject of Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, which is being made into a movie directed by Angelina Jolie ...

  3. News - World - OBITUARY

    Alexander Shulgin, godfather of Ecstasy, dies at 88

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 09:49pm by AP

    ... but rediscovered the compound created in 1912 about 65 years later and introduced it as a possible mental health treatment. He and his wife published two seminal books on chemical compounds. Shulgin said ...

  4. News - World - OBITUARY

    Maya Angelou: American Renaissance woman dies aged 86

    Posted May 29th 2014, 01:24am by AP

    ... on Angelou's 40th birthday. Angelou was little known outside theatre until I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which she penned after being persuaded to write a book by Random House editor Bob Loomis. "I thought that it was a mild book. There's no profanity," Angelou said of Caged Bird. "It speaks about surviving, and it really doesn't make ogres of many people. ...

  5. News - World - OBITUARY

    Daredevil US test pilot J.F. ‘Skeets’ Coleman dies aged 95

    Posted May 19th 2014, 08:57pm by NYT

    ... of the 1990 book The World's Worst Aircraft. "It was a project that looked really good on paper," said Bill Yenne, author of the book and several others on aviation. Yenne said the US ...

  6. News - World - OBITUARY

    ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ filmmaker committed suicide, family confirms

    Posted May 14th 2014, 09:37am by AP

    ... character from Herge’s comic books. He praised Bendjelloul’s ability to persuade people, including the reclusive Rodriguez, to talk to him for his documentary. The film’s Oscar win led to a career ...

  7. News - World - OBITUARY

    Al Feldstein, former editor of satirical Mad magazine, dies aged 88

    Posted May 01st 2014, 09:38pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Los Angeles Long-time Mad editor Feldstein dies at 88 Al Feldstein, a long-time editor of US humour magazine Mad who helped push it to its peak in popularity in the 1970s, died at his home in the US state of Montana, according to a funeral home announcement. Feldstein, 88, who was editor of Mad during its heyday in the 1960s and 70s and also a comic book writer ...

  8. News - China - OBITUARY

    Dissident Chen Yizi, former aide to Zhao Ziyang, dies in Los Angeles

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:47pm by Cary Huang, Zhang Hong, Minnie Chan

    ... Kong. Two days later, he flew to France. In a book published in Hong Kong last year, Memoirs of Chen Yizi- China's Reform in the 1980s, Chen detailed how he repeatedly urged his friend Deng ...

  9. News - World - OBITUARY

    Jim Flaherty, the man who balanced Canada’s books, dies at 64

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:13pm by AP

    ... Jim Flaherty1949-2014 Jim Flaherty has heart attack just weeks after resigning as finance chief The man who balanced Canada's books Former Canadian finance minister Jim Flaherty, a fixture on the world financial stage who stepped down just three weeks ago, has died. He was 64. He suffered a massive heart attack. Flaherty, who had the job since 2006, was the longest-serving ...

  10. News - World - OBITUARY

    Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dies at age 68 after illness

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

    ... of well-received plays, Sue Townsend was catapulted to mainstream fame when she released The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 133/4 in 1982. Within three years, the book had sold close to two million ... The first of the fictionalised diaries follows Mole, said to be modelled on son Sean, as he painfully navigates adolescence. The books are widely recognised as having captured the essence of 1980s ...




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