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Solace in prayer as pandemic toll nears two million

Paris - The onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic, which has left nearly two million people dead, has seen Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh worshippers seek solace in prayer.

Trailblazing country music singer Charley Pride dead at 86

Los Angeles - US country music star Charley Pride, a pioneering Black singer who racked up 29 number one hits, died Saturday of Covid-19 complications. He was 86.Pride's family confirmed his death in a statement, saying he had passed away in Dallas, Texas.

Former Uruguay president Tabare Vazquez dies aged 80

Montevideo - Tabare Vazquez, who twice served as Uruguay's president and was a champion in the fight against smoking, died Sunday at the age of 80 after a battle with lung cancer, his family announced.

Argentines mourn Maradona, 'the most human of Gods'

Buenos Aires - Stunned Argentines were plunged into grief Wednesday by the death of the country's favorite son Diego Maradona, a sublimely gifted sporting hero they saw as "the most human of Gods.

Argentina bids final farewell to favorite son Maradona

Buenos Aires - Huge crowds bade a grief-filled adieu Thursday to Argentina's favorite son Diego Maradona before he was buried on the outskirts of the capital after a farewell that at times descended into chaos.

Czech crematoriums feel strain of soaring coronavirus death toll

Prague - Crematoriums in the Czech Republic are bursting at the seams as the coronavirus death toll soars, placing the country at the top of Europe's grim statistics.

Legendary British actor Sean Connery dead at 90

London - Legendary actor Sean Connery, famous for playing the original on-screen James Bond, has died at the age of 90, prompting an outpouring of tributes for one of Britain's best-loved film heroes.

With morbid humour, Viennese look death in the eye

Vienna - Even in midst of a deadly pandemic, the Viennese seek to look death straight in the eye -- an attitude on display at a morbidly humourous museum devoted to death and burial.

New tool predicts risk of Covid hospitalisation, death

Paris - The five percent of people in Britain predicted by a new tool to be at highest risk from Covid-19 accounted for three-quarters of deaths during the first wave of the pandemic, researchers reported Wednesday.

Rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies after long battle with cancer

Los Angeles - Eddie Van Halen, the guitar virtuoso whose group is considered one of the greatest rock bands of all time, died on Tuesday following a long battle with cancer, his son announced.

Rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies after long battle with cancer

Los Angeles - Eddie Van Halen, of the legendary hard rock group that bore his family name, died on Tuesday following a long battle with cancer, his son announced.

Argentine creator of Mafalda cartoon strip dies

Buenos Aires - Argentine cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado, who created the beloved comic strip Mafalda, has died aged 88, his publisher announced Wednesday.

Argentine creator of Mafalda cartoon strip dies

Buenos Aires - Argentine cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado, creator of the comic strip Mafalda, has died aged 88, his publisher Daniel Divinsky announced Wednesday. "Quino has died.

Shock after rare killing of UK police officer in line of duty

London - Police across Britain on Friday paid silent tribute and flags were flown at half mast after a long-serving officer became the first to be shot dead in the line of duty in more than eight years.

Frenchman who wanted to stream his death accepts palliative care

Lyon - A terminally ill Frenchman who planned to live stream his death on social media has accepted palliative care after refusing food and medication for over three days.

Digging up graves: an Indonesian community honours its dead

Wide - Families in a mountainous community on Indonesia's Sulawesi island dig up their mummified relatives every three years, clean them and dress them in their favourite clothes to honour their spirits.

Brazil supermarket's corpse cover-up sparks outcry

S - A supermarket chain in Brazil apologized Wednesday for its handling of an employee's death at one of its stores, which covered the man's body with boxes and umbrellas and remained open for business.

Australia theme park facing charges over killer ride

Sydney - The owner of Australia's biggest theme park announced Tuesday it was facing charges over the deaths of four people on a popular water ride in 2016.

It wasn't the sex: bloodletting fatal for Raphael, study claims

Rome - A feverish Raphael suffering from "a coronavirus-like disease" died after failing to tell his doctors he had been secretly visiting lovers on freezing cold nights, leading them to wrongly prescribe bloodletting, a new study claims.

Australian PM 'concerned' over China death sentence for Oz actor

Sydney - Australia's prime minister expressed concern Monday for an Australian man sentenced to death in China in a case that could further inflame tensions between Beijing and Canberra.

Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead at home: police

Herzlia - China's ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, was found dead at his residence on the outskirts of Tel Aviv on Sunday, police said.

Cold case arrest spurs hope for Sydney 'gay beat' victims

Sydney - A breakthrough arrest in the alleged murder of a gay American man in Sydney three decades ago has raised hopes of solving other violent homophobic attacks from that era, Australian police said Wednesday.

Actor and comedian Jerry Stiller dies at 92: son

Washington - Veteran actor and comedian Jerry Stiller, who found fame on Broadway and later in the smash US show "Seinfeld" has died from natural causes aged 92, his son Ben Stiller said Monday.

End of an era: Bangladesh's last Armenian dies

Dhaka - Michael Joseph Martin, Bangladesh's last Armenian, has died aged 89, bringing an end to the more than 300-year presence of the once thriving and powerful minority Christian community.

India virus deaths pass 1,000, but low toll puzzles experts

New Delhi - India's confirmed coronavirus death toll passed 1,000 on Wednesday following its highest daily increase, but the numbers remain low compared with Europe and the United States in a phenomenon that is puzzling experts.

New Zealand volcano disaster victims to sue cruise ship firm

Sydney - Survivors of last year's New Zealand volcano eruption are planning to sue cruise ship company Royal Caribbean for failing to warn of the risks involved in touring the area, lawyers said Monday.

1960s Bond girl Honor Blackman dead at 94

London - Honor Blackman, one of the most memorable co-stars of the early James Bond films, has died at the age of 94, her family said.

US civil rights leader Joseph Lowery dies aged 98

Washington - US civil rights leader Reverend Joseph Lowery who campaigned with Martin Luther King died on Friday aged 98."Our beloved, Rev. Dr.

First French hospital doctor dies of coronavirus

Paris - A French doctor caring for coronavirus patients has died of the illness, authorities said Sunday, the first such death in the country that is grappling with the mushrooming outbreak.

First French doctor dies as virus death toll rockets

Paris - The first French doctor battling the coronavirus has died as the death toll in the country spiralled to 674 Sunday.
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The photo that made Robert Capa famous from the Spanish Civil War.
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