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  1. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    City-born top Chinese official in colonial era dies

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Gary Cheung and Simpson Cheung

    ... joined the Hong Kong office of Xinhua News Agency, the de facto representative office of Beijing in the colonial era, in 1984 and was appointed its deputy director in 1987. This was seen ... Johnny Lau Yui-siu said Mo became an underground member of the Communist Party after he joined Xinhua. This was not disclosed until the China News Service accidentally exposed his membership ...

  2. 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

    ... Nixon to the communist country in 1972. It led to the coining of the phrase “ping-pong diplomacy”. Zhuang’s death on Sunday was reported by China’s official Xinhua News Agency. Cowan’s unplanned ...

  3. News - World - OBITUARY

    Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, spiritual leader for Sephardic Jews, dies aged 93

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies Rabbi who was inspiration for Sephardic Jews was dubbed as Israel's Ayatollah by critics Spiritual leader 'one of wisest of this generation' Rabbi Ovadia Yosef ... on earth only to serve Jews- Yosef was revered by many traditional Sephardic Jews as their supreme religious leader. The news prompted Israeli President Shimon Peres to cut short a working meeting ...

  4. News - World - OBITUARY

    Mike Nichols, director of The Graduate, dies aged 83

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

    ... Agence France-Presse Mike Nichols won an Academy Award for iconic film The Graduate and swept board of awards Oscar winning director hailed as true visionary Mike Nichols 1931-2014 Mike ... 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 - World - OBITUARY

    John Downey, POW in China for 20 years and later a judge, dies

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 08:46pm by AP

    ... Agency a year before his plane was shot down during a botched cloak-and-dagger flight into China in November 1952 during the Korean war. He spent the next 20 years, three months and 14 days ... agency's existence. Their mission was to recover a spy working for the CIA in the Manchuria region of northeastern China. Downey and Fecteau had been assigned to a covert programme that airdropped ...

  6. News - World - OBITUARY

    Obituary: Duchess of Alba, Spain

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

    ... Agence France-Presse Eccentric duchess who revelled in the good life Duchess of Alba 1926-2014 Spain's eccentric Duchess of Alba, one of the nation's richest women who had more titles than any other aristocrat on earth, has died. She was 88. Maria del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart passed away at her Duenas Palace in the southern city of Seville yesterday, a family ...

  7. News - World - OBITUARY

    Bassist and songwriter Jack Bruce, who shot to fame as Cream front man, dies

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 07:20am by AP, AFP

    ... Agencies Cream bassist and singer Jack Bruce dies Jack Bruce 1943-2014 British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the bassist from the 1960s group Cream, has died. He was 71. Publicist ... Charlie Watts, who later joined the Rolling Stones. Associated Press, Agence France-Presse ...

  8. News - World - OBITUARY

    Washington Post's legendary Watergate editor Ben Bradlee dies

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Ben Bradlee's Washington Post won Pulitzer for its Watergate coverage Editor who oversaw downfall of a president Ben Bradlee 1921-2014 Former editor ... 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 - China - OBITUARY

    ‘Chinese revolutionary’ author Han Suyin dies at 95

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 08:21am by AFP

    ... are planned for Thursday in Lausanne, the Swiss news agency ATS reported. ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Renowned Chinese-born writer Han Suyin, whose autobiographical novel was turned into the popular American film Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, has died ...

  10. News - World - OBITUARY

    Eileen Ford, whose agency spawned the supermodel phenomenon, dies

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:04pm by Reuters

    ... of supermodels, has died at the age of 92. Ford succumbed on Wednesday from complications from meningioma and osteoporosis, the agency said. Since starting the Manhattan agency with husband Jerry in 1946, ... Ford into one of the world's most prestigious agencies." Born and raised in New York, Ford was a model while a student, and also worked in photography, fashion and as a fashion ...




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