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  1. News - World - OBITUARY

    Grande dame of Bordeaux wine Philippine de Rothschild dies

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 08:59pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bordeaux, France Philippine de Rothschild, the grande dame of Bordeaux wine and part-owner of the legendary Chateau Mouton Rothschild vineyard, has died aged 80, her estate said. Baroness de Rothschild (pictured) was president of t ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - ANALYSIS

    Was Barclays the problem, or its business model?

    Posted May 10th 2014, 01:20am by Reuters

    ... James Saft Long-time goal to be a global universal bank ultimately failed because of inadequate profits Was Barclays the problem, or its business model? When the world applauds your obituary, as it has the death of Barclays' global ambitions, it seems you have been doing something wrong. Barclays' shares rallied 7.69 per cent on Thursday after the bank announced ...

  3. Tiananmen father commits suicide after decades of 'injustice'

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... families who advocate a change in the government's position over the suppression of the pro-democracy protests in 1989. The group issued an obituary yesterday saying Ya hanged himself ... Beijing, late on June 3, 1989, the obituary said. Ya Weilin left his home at 10am on Thursday, and three of his family members- his son, daughter-in-law and niece- found his body at about 3.30pm ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine

    A forgotten knight: Why Sun Yat-sen mentor Sir Kai Ho Kai died penniless and powerless 100 years ago

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:53pm by Stuart Heaver

    ... are impossible to validate- or quash- 100 years after the event, but his obituary in the South China Morning Post, dated July 22, 1914, makes for an interesting read, in light of Fung's remarks. ...

  5. News - World - OBITUARY

    George McGovern an unrepentant liberal to the end

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    ... Associated Press Sioux Falls, South Dakota George McGovern took on Richard Nixon and the Vietnam war, only to suffer a humiliating defeat, but he stayed true to his Methodist roots An Unrepentant liberal to the end George McGovern, a proud liberal who arg ...

  6. News - Asia - OBITUARY

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

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

    ... BKS Iyengar 1918-2014 BKS Iyengar developed methods using props to help people learn poses as novice practitioners Yoga guru helped share practice with the world BKS Iyengar, the yoga guru who helped take the ancient Indian spiritual practice to the rest ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY: Tsang Shu-ki 1950-2014

    Economist and social activist Tsang Shu-ki dies at 64

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Tsang Shu-ki cared deeply for society's underprivileged, friends say Economist, social activist dies at 64 A pioneering scholar who advocated government intervention during the golden age of the free market economy has died. Tsang Shu-ki, a ...

  8. News - World - OBITUARY

    Robin Williams was suffering from Parkinson’s disease, wife reveals

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 12:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Beloved actor's 'sobriety was intact and he was brave' as he struggled with his conditions, Susan Schneider says Hollywood actor Robin Williams, found dead this week after an apparent suicide, was sufferi ...

  9. News - World - OBITUARY

    Filmmaker Menahem Golan dies in Israel at the age of 85

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:44am by AP

    ... Associated Press The filmmaker who gave the public its 'schlock' Menahem Golan 1929-2014 Menahem Golan, a veteran Israeli filmmaker who built an empire on the back of brawny men beating others senseless in a host of 1980s films, has died in Tel ...

  10. News - World - OBITUARY

    James Brady, Reagan’s press secretary, dies at 73

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:24pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington James Brady, who embarked on a personal crusade for stronger controls after his devastating wounding in attempt on Reagan's life, dies aged 73 Shooting that fired tougher gun law James Brady, the affable, witty press se ...




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