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  1. News - World - OBITUARY

    British mystery writer P.D. James dies aged 94

    Posted Nov 28th 2014, 04:21am by AP

    ... always interested in what makes people the sort of people they are." Phyllis Dorothy James was born in Oxford on August 3, 1920. Even as a child, death fascinated her. When she heard Humpty ... to the civil service job with which she supported her family. Her husband, Connor Bantry White, had returned from the war mentally broken and remained so until his death in 1964. Her career took her ...

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    Former Washington mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 04:51am by Reuters

    ... to hospital briefly last week, died at the United Medical Centre in Washington, a spokeswoman said. The cause of death was not immediately available. Barry served three terms from 1979 until 1991, ...

  3. News - World - OBITUARY

    Obituary: Duchess of Alba, Spain

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 09:51pm by AFP

    ... billion- until her death. Her first marriage in October 1947 to Don Pedro Luis Martines de Irujo, son of the Duke of Sotomayor, was described by The New York Times as "Spain's most elaborate social event since the end of the monarchy". Six years after the duke's death in 1972, the duchess scandalised Spanish high society by marrying a former Jesuit priest, Jesus ...

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    Mike Nichols, director of The Graduate, dies aged 83

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 05:03am by AFP

    ... royalty, being married for many years to celebrated ABC television news presenter Diane Sawyer. Sawyer's employer confirmed Nichols' death in a statement yesterday that eulogised him ...

  5. News - Asia - OBITUARY

    Ken Takakura- the Clint Eastwood of Japan- made it big in US and China

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 11:20am by Julian Ryall, KYODO

    ... of Japan, Takakura died of lymphoma in a Tokyo hospital on November 10, but his death was only announced yesterday. Takakura appeared in more than 180 films after making his debut in the 1956 title ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    Hong Kong's Buddhist leader Kok Kwong dies at the age of 95

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 06:45am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... a monk in Shanghai when he was nine and came to Hong Kong in 1939 after fleeing the Japanese. While president of the city's leading Buddhist group, a position he held until his death ...

  7. News - World - OBITUARY

    Sax player famed for Baker Street riff, Raphael Ravenscroft, dies

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:08pm by AP

    ... was the suspected cause of death. The bluesy eight-bar sax riff helped make Baker Street a soft-rock hit. It reached No 3 in Britain and No 2 in the United States in 1978, and still receives considerable ...

  8. News - World - OBITUARY

    Washington Post's legendary Watergate editor Ben Bradlee dies

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 11:55am by AFP

    ... officials. "Ben was a true friend and genius leader in journalism," Bernstein and Woodward said in a joint statement on the Post website as news of Bradlee's death emerged. "His ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    Former Exco member Marvin Cheung dies after long battle with leukaemia

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... and Airport Authority chairman Marvin Cheung Kin-tung died yesterday after a long battle with leukaemia. He was 67. His death came a little over three months after his departure on health grounds from ... District. At the time of his death, he was the chairman of the University of Science and Technology's council and a member of the Lantau Development Advisory Committee. Despite his extensive ...

  10. News - World - OBITUARY

    Soviet-era space exploration giant Oleg Ivanovsky dies, aged 92

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 08:54pm by WASHPOST

    ... Oleg Ivanovsky 1922-2014 Pioneer who put Russia ahead of US in space race Oleg Ivanovsky, a Soviet rocket scientist who played a central role in developing satellites at the dawn of the space age, including the first vehicle to carry a human being in orbit around the earth, died last week. He was 92. His death on September 18 was announced on Wednesday by Roscosmos, the Russian ...




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