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Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61

Hanoi - Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, a former police chief known as a tough politician and committed communist with little tolerance for dissent, died Friday aged 61 after a serious illness, state media reported.

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61: state media

Hanoi - Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang died Friday at age 61 after a prolonged and serious illness, state media reported.

Drugs kill seven at Vietnam music festival

Seven Vietnamese have died and five are in a coma after taking drugs at an electronic dance music festival in Hanoi, officials said Monday, as authorities scrambled to trace the substance.

Ahead of funeral, Ghanaians bid farewell to Kofi Annan

Accra - A steady stream of mourners on Tuesday paid their respects to the former UN secretary general Kofi Annan as he lay in state in the capital of his native Ghana.

Ghana's public says farewell to Kofi Annan

Accra - A steady stream of mourners on Tuesday paid their respects to the former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, as his body lay in state in the capital of his native Ghana.

Pakistan mourns death of Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of jailed ex-PM Sharif

Islamabad - Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, died of cancer in London on Tuesday as her husband remains locked up in jail in his home country following his fall from power.

Dolores O'Riordan's death reported as 'accidental drowning'

On September 6, it was reported that the death of Cranberries front-woman, Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O'Riordan, was caused by "accidental drowning."

Founding member of Argentina's 'grandmothers' dies

Buenos Aires - Chicha Mariani, a founding member of Argentina's campaigning Grandmothers who fought to identify hundreds of children stolen by the 1976-1983 military dictatorship, has died at age 95, the organization said Tuesday.

Texas investigates migrant child's death after US detention

Miami - Texas officials are investigating the reported death of a migrant child who had been held recently at a US detention center under allegedly "unsanitary conditions.

Paraguayan minister, deputy die in plane crash: rescuers

Asunci - Paraguay's agriculture minister and a deputy minister were among four people killed in an airplane crash near the Argentine border, rescuers said Thursday.

Co-founder of Femen feminist group found dead in Paris

Paris - Oksana Shachko, one of the founders of the Femen feminist protest movement, has been found dead in her Paris apartment, the group said on Monday.

German court to rule on parents' access to dead daughter's Facebook

Berlin - German judges will rule Thursday on Facebook users' "digital legacy", or the fate of their private data after they die, in a case pitting the Silicon Valley giant against the grieving parents of a teenage girl.

Stephen Ditko, Spider-Man co-creator, dies at 90

New York - US comics artist Stephen Ditko, co-creator of Marvel superheroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, has died. He was 90.Police in New York said he was found in his apartment on June 29, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Indian state cuts internet after three new lynchings

New Delhi - Authorities in northeastern India have cut internet access after crazed mobs beat three people to death in lynchings sparked by rumours spread on smartphones, officials said Friday.

Jackson 5 patriarch Joe Jackson dead at 89: family

Los Angeles - Joe Jackson, the father of Michael Jackson who created the Jackson 5 music family with iron will, died Wednesday, family members said. He was 89.

Moonwalking astronaut-artist Alan Bean dies at 86

Washington - US astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon, has died, his family announced in a statement released by NASA. He was 86 years old.

Cuba regrets CIA Bay of Pigs veteran died without trial

Havana - Havana expressed regret Thursday that a former CIA agent who led a bloody campaign against Fidel Castro had died without ever being brought to justice for "terrorist" crimes against Cuba.

Indonesia city protests suicide bomber burials

Surabaya - Angry residents of an Indonesian city struck by a wave of suicide bombings refused to let the attackers' bodies be buried in their neighbourhood on Friday, police said.

104-yr-old Australian commits assisted suicide in Switzerland

Geneva - A 104-year-old Australian scientist who travelled to Switzerland to end his life committed assisted suicide on Thursday, a Swiss foundation said.

104-year-old Australian breaks into joyful song as he awaits death

Basel - A 104-year-old Australian scientist burst into song Wednesday as he told a roomful of journalists that he was looking forward to finally being allowed to end his life.

Australian scientist, 104, to speak publicly before planned death

Basel - A 104-year-old Australian scientist, resentful that he was forced overseas to die, is set to address the media in Switzerland on Wednesday, a day before he is due to end his life.

Australia scientist, 104, heads to Switzerland for assisted dying

Sydney - Australia's oldest scientist, who caused a stir when his university tried to vacate his office aged 102, will fly to Switzerland in early May to end his life, reigniting a national euthanasia debate.

Thousands pay tribute as Guatemala's ex-president buried

Guatemala City - Thousands of Guatemalans paid their last respects Sunday as ex-president Alvaro Arzu, who helped end the country's 36-year civil war, was laid to rest.

DJ Avicii 'could not go on any longer': family

Stockholm - Swedish superstar Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who died a week ago aged 28, "wanted peace" and "could not go on any longer", his family said in an open letter on Thursday.

Father urges govt to help bring dead daughter back from Syria

London - The father of a British woman killed fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria during a Turkish-led offensive has accused the government of lacking "proactivity" in helping repatriate her body.

Russia demands detail on mystery exile death in London

London - The Russian embassy in London said Wednesday it had asked British authorities for details about a Russian who died in mysterious circumstances, amid a diplomatic crisis over an attack on an ex-spy.

Japanese Nobel winner hospitalized in US, wife found dead

Chicago - A Japanese Nobel Prize-winner was hospitalized Wednesday and his wife was dead, reportedly after driving off a road in rural Illinois.

Stephen Hawking's death lights up the Twitterverse

London - Stephen Hawking's death on Wednesday left the universe a slightly dimmer place but lit up social media as academics, politicians and celebrities alike praised a scientist whose appeal crossed time, space and cultural boundaries.

Millions in China mourn 'giant star' Hawking

Millions of Chinese mourned Stephen Hawking on Wednesday, bidding farewell to a "giant star" admired in China for stoically rising above physical disability and posting heartfelt messages to his Chinese fans on social media.

World mourns British scientist and cultural icon Hawking

London - World dignitaries, celebrities and academics on Wednesday mourned Stephen Hawking, the British physicist who died aged 76 after a cosmic career in which his mental genius transcended his physical disability to probe the secrets of the universe.
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