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  1. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY: Cheng Yang-ping 1929-2014

    Interpreter who took secrets to his grave

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by Emily Tsang and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Emily Tsang and Ng Kang-chung Interpreter who took secrets to his grave Cheng Yang-ping, the only Hongkonger privy to the secret Sino-British negotiations over Hong Kong's sovereignty, has died. He was 85 years old. Cheng was an interpreter for Brita ...

  2. News - China - AIR SAFETY

    Parents of Chinese girl run over in Asiana crash rescue file claim against San Francisco

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 09:14am by AP

    ... they and others “breached their duty of care”. They did not specify damages. In an obituary, Mengyuan was described as a champion athlete who excelled at litreature, playing piano, singing and public ...

  3. News - World - OBITUARY

    Discount supermarkets pioneer Karl Albrecht, co-founder of Aldi chain, dies

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:56pm by BLOOM

    ... Karl Albrecht 1920-2014 Karl Albrecht's Aldi supermarkets changed way many families shopped Cheap-groceries pioneer leaves US$21b fortune Karl Albrecht, the German businessman who became one the world's wealthiest people after co-founding the Al ...

  4. News - World - OBITUARY

    Rockford Files and Maverick star James Garner dies aged 86

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Rockford Files actor also conquered the big screen in The Great Escape Maverick star with easy-going charm James Garner 1928-2014 Actor James Garner, best known for his prime-time television roles as the wise-cracking frontier gambler in Maverick ...

  5. News - World - OBITUARY

    Broadway legend Elaine Stritch dies aged 89

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:19am by AFP

    ... Elaine Stritch 1925-2014 Brassy Broadway legend with a singular style Veteran Broadway actress and singer Elaine Stritch, who enthralled theatre audiences for 70 years with her booming voice and quick-fire comedy delivery, has died aged 89. Her death at h ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books

    Banned books: a top five

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... and Shen was forced to clean toilets after his attempts to explain his failures as a communist fell on deaf ears. A New York Times obituary noted that his death in 1988 was not reported in China. ...

  7. Die another day

    Posted Sep 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez The erroneous publication by Bloomberg last month of a 2,500-word obituary for Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder and chief executive, brought his state of health back into the spotlight following a cancer scare in 2004. Don't worry; Jobs is alive and kicking. But it is best to hear the man himself talk about his life. On YouTube (keywords: 'Steve Jobs ...

  8. Xinhua breaks with tradition to be first to report leader's death

    Posted Jun 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... yesterday. Xinhua said Huang died of illness at 2.03am yesterday, quoting a joint obituary issued by the party's Central Committee, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress ... leader'. The obituary became the top story by China Central Television on its 7pm newscast, with anchors in black suits reading out the 155-word obituary in a grieving tone. The CCTV report also ...

  9. News - China

    Son of purged reformer Zhao Ziyang tells of China's 'shame', 25 years after Tiananmen

    Posted May 19th 2014, 10:35pm by Staff Reporter

    ... People's Daily issued a terse one-sentence obituary for "Comrade Zhao", without mentioning his former titles, just above the back-page weather forecast. In 2008, when the country ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - OBITUARY: Athletics

    Alice Coachman, first black woman to win Olympic gold, dies aged 90

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:30pm by Reuters

    ... Alice Coachman Athletics 1923-2014 Track and field star was denied access to public training facilities because of segregation, but worked herself into competitive shape in part by running barefoot on dirt roads First black woman to win Olympic gold dies ...




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