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  1. News - China - OBITUARY

    Chinese mountaineer was prepared to die- but not from terrorist gunfire in Pakistan

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou Yang Chunfeng just 3 peaks short of climbing world's top 14 when terrorists cut him down Mountaineer was prepared to die- but not in gunfire Yang Chunfeng 1968-2013 Yang ... of Nanga Parbat, the world's ninth-highest mountain and the western anchor of the Himalayas. Yang told friends before leaving for Pakistan that he would "complete the 14 mountains or lie ...

  2. News - World - OBITUARY

    Last Hiroshima bomb crew survivor Theodore VanKirk dies at 93

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:45pm by AP

    ... Theodore VanKirk, also known as "Dutch", died of natural causes at a retirement home in Stone Mountain, Georgia, his son Tom VanKirk said. He was 93. VanKirk flew nearly 60 bombing ...

  3. News - World - OBITUARY

    Rolling Stones’ money man Prince Rupert Loewenstein dies at age 80

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 09:15pm by AP

    ... Prince Rupert Loewenstein 1933-2014 Prince who made the Stones kings He was the prince who helped make the Rolling Stones as rich as kings. Prince Rupert Loewenstein, the band's former business manager, helped the Stones churn their musical talent into mountains of gold. He died on Tuesday at age 80 after suffering from Parkinson's disease. The Oxford-educated ...

  4. News - China - OBITUARY

    Phuntso Wangye, Tibetan communist who urged reconciliation, dies at 91

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:19am by Reuters

    ... Army troops into the remote mountain region in 1951 and served as a translator for Chinese leaders Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai during talks with the Dalai Lama in 1954. Phuntso was later purged ...

  5. News - World - OBITUARY

    American folk music legend Pete Seeger dies aged 94

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:19am by Reuters

    ... and there and wrote new verses" to old tunes. A key moment in New York-born Seeger's life was attending a mountain dance festival in North Carolina with his father. "I lost my heart ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    Long-time Post editor chose to live by his words

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 02:59am by Christy Choi, C.P. Ho and Jane Ram

    ... Christy Choi, C.P. Ho and Jane Ram Vernon Ram was offered a Rhodes scholarship but instead followed his passion for journalism Long-time Post editor chose to live by his words Vernon Lionel Ram 1926-2013 Vernon Ram, father, mountain climber, dandy and one of the longest-serving editors at the South China Morning Post, has died of pneumonia. He was 87. He died unexpectedly ...

  7. News - Asia - OBITUARY

    Vietnam’s military mastermind Vo Nguyen Giap dies in Hanoi

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 09:40pm by AP

    ... made of car tyres and lugged their artillery piece by piece over mountains to encircle and crush the French army at Dien Bien Phu in 1954. The unlikely victory led not only to Vietnam's ... the Vietnamese dragged heavy artillery over steep mountains and slowly closed in during the bloody, 56-day battle that ended with French surrender on May 7, 1954. It was the final act that led to French ...

  8. News - World - OBITUARY

    Actress Jean Stapleton dies at 90

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Pinter's off-Broadway plays Mountain Language and The Birthday Party. She spent several years later in her time living and working in Los Angeles, but returned to her native New York in 2002 ...

  9. News - China - OBITUARY

    Zhuang Zedong, key to China-US ping-pong diplomacy, dies at 73

    Posted Feb 10th 2013, 09:00pm by Associated Press and Global Post

    ... Associated Press and Global Post Zhuang Zedong, a key figure in 1971’s groundbreaking “ping-pong diplomacy” between China and the US, has died. He was 73 and long struggled with cancer. His gift of a painting of the Huangshang mountains to American player Glen Cowan in 1971 led to a US tour of China later that year, and preceded the historic visit of then president Richard ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    Paterson- advocate of hospital without walls

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... from Scotland but son of Chinese soil". His father was a physician and his mother a nurse at the society's hospitals in Hubei. He was born in Lushan, a mountain retreat in Jiangxi. ...




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