Without the dedication of Arnaldo de Oliveira Sales, who believed sport could create a happier society, the city would have been much the poorer.
Obituaries of former deputy Xinhua chief Zhang Junsheng recall his colourful comments on last Hong Kong governor Chris Patten; they should not detract from his wise warning at the time
Her 1981 appointment made her the Supreme Court’s first woman justice nearly two centuries after the court was established in 1789.
The musician had been hospitalised in Dublin for several months after being diagnosed with viral encephalitis in late 2022.
Screenshots of Bourdain’s words are making the rounds on X after Kissinger’s death. In 2018 – the year the celebrity chef died – Bourdain said he did not regret his words.
Chinese leader sends message to US counterpart Joe Biden, says ‘Kissinger’s name will forever be associated with China-US relations’.
The former secretary of state is best known for helping then president Richard Nixon establish relations with Beijing.
The controversial Nobel Peace Prize winner and diplomatic powerhouse left an indelible mark on US foreign policy.
Munger was known for steering Buffett away buying ‘cigar butts’ – mediocre firms at very cheap prices – and instead favouring quality over quantity.
The Carter Centre said she died on Sunday after living with dementia. Former US president Jimmy Carter, 99, said: ‘Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished’.
Her career spanned nearly six decades, but Byatt is best known for the 1991 novel, which pits a wicked US biographer against a downtrodden English scholar.
President leads top party and state leaders to pay last respects as flags fly at half mast across the country.
‘When I die, I don’t want Friends to be the first thing that’s mentioned,’ the late actor, who played Chandler, once said – we look back at the other stand-out performances he gave through the years
The Emmy-nominated actor was found dead of an apparent drowning at his Los Angeles home on Saturday.
Foreign diplomats, business leaders and China watchers around the world joined the Chinese public in remembering Li who died on Friday.
The Manchester United player, a survivor of the 1958 Munich air disaster, played 758 matches for the Red Devils, scoring 249 goals.
Artist and art teacher Park Seo-bo’s ‘Ecriture’ abstract paintings of repeated lines were acquired by leading museums such as New York’s MoMA, and appeared on Louis Vuitton bags.
A statement by his family, issued by his publicist, said he died following “a bout of pneumonia.”
Scottish-born McCallum, who most recently returned to television in 2003 to play Dr Donald ‘Ducky’ Mallard in NCIS, died on Monday of natural causes at a New York hospital.
Mobster Matteo Messina Denaro, who died aged 61, was a ruthless assassin who spent 30 years on the run after a campaign of violence that helped forge the bloody reputation of the Sicilian mafia.
Some credit the leader, affectionately known as ‘King George’, with saving the country from financial ruin, while critics said he overstepped his bounds.
Works by the ‘Picasso of Latin America’, known for his plump and slightly surreal forms, have been displayed in Madrid, Paris, Singapore and elsewhere.
Grammy-nominated Smash Mouth were known for hits including All Star, which featured in the animated film Shrek. The band’s manager said Harwell ‘passed peacefully’ on Monday at his home in Boise, Idaho.
The ex-UN ambassador was famed for encounters with strongmen like Saddam Hussein and Fidel Castro, and was involved in helping free basketball star Brittney Griner from a Russian prison.
His style of music, which he dubbed ‘drunken Caribbean rock ‘n’ roll’, endeared him to millions and pioneered a genre-bending mix of country, soft rock and folk.
Barker, host of The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, won 19 Daytime Emmys and played a comic version of himself in the hit 1996 film Happy Gilmore. He was also a committed animal rights activist.
Many stars – from Hollywood A-listers to sporting and royalty – had appeared on his eponymous Saturday night chat show.
Social media is flooded with messages of support and condolences for Sandra Bullock, who just lost her long-time partner Bryan Randall to ALS – here’s a look back at his life
‘A great songwriter, drummer and guitarist, a dear friend,’ writes actor, singer and filmmaker Stephen Fung of Davy Chan, founder of the hip hop group LMF, as Hong Kong entertainment figures mourn his death aged 52.
The filmmaker burst on the scene in the early ’70s with cop drama The French Connection, which won five Oscars including for best director and best picture.
Reubens’ TV series, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, ran for five seasons, earned 22 Emmy awards and attracted not only children but adults to Saturday-morning television.