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Obama likens India opposition figure to inept student

Washington - Former US president Barack Obama in his memoir has likened Indian opposition figure Rahul Gandhi to a hapless student, in biting commentary on the dynastic scion who twice led his party to crushing defeats.

Sindika Dokolo, husband to Angola's Isabel dos Santos, dies

Luanda - Sindika Dokolo, the husband of Isabel dos Santos, billionaire daughter of Angola's former president, has died, his family announced on Friday.

South Korean tycoons pay tribute to late Samsung chief

Seoul - South Korea's billionaire business leaders lined up Monday to pay respects to the late Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee, for decades the country's richest and most powerful industrialist.

Lee Kun-hee: 'Hermit king' of the Samsung empire dies at 78

Seoul - South Korea's richest and most powerful industrialist, Lee Kun-hee, turned Samsung Electronics into one of the world's biggest tech companies but lived a reclusive existence.

Lee Kun-hee: 'Hermit King' of the Samsung empire

Seoul - South Korea's richest and most powerful industrialist, Lee Kun-hee, turned Samsung Electronics into one of the world's biggest tech companies but lived a reclusive existence.

Magician and debunker of the paranormal James Randi dies

Washington - Escape artist and magician James Randi, who spent decades investigating and debunking faith healers, mind readers, psychics and other fraudsters and charlatans who claimed paranormal powers has died, his foundation said. He was 92.

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt says 'victorious' in cancer fight

Mumbai - Sanjay Dutt, one of Bollywood's top stars, said Wednesday he had emerged "victorious" after being diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.

Troubled Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt confirms cancer diagnosis 

Mumbai - Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt, whose life has been so colourful and tragic that it became the subject of a biopic, confirmed he has cancer following weeks of media speculation."This is a recent scar of my life, but I'll beat it.

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone questioned in drugs probe

Mumbai - Indian police hauled in Bollywood megastar Deepika Padukone for questioning on Saturday in an escalating drugs probe following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

From Belarus farm boss to Soviet-style strongman on Europe's doorstep

Minsk - Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko is a former collective farm boss who has leveraged Russian backing and Soviet-style political oppression to run a personal fiefdom on Europe's doorstep for 26 years.

Moroccan village riffs on Hendrix legends and myths

Essaouira - Some claim to have seen him, others to have spoken with him -- 50 years after guitar legend Jimi Hendrix's untimely death, a village on Morocco's Atlantic coast pulsates with his memory."I saw him here.

Italy's Berlusconi leaves hospital after virus scare

Milan - Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi left hospital Monday 11 days after being admitted with coronavirus, describing it as "perhaps the most difficult ordeal of my life".

What they said: 'historic' Israel to UAE flight

Abu Dhabi - Israel and the UAE made history on Monday when an El Al jet flew from the Jewish state to Abu Dhabi, the first time an Israeli commercial flight made the journey.

What they said: 'historic' Israel to UAE flight

Abu Dhabi - Israel and the UAE made history on Monday when an El Al jet flew from the Jewish state to Abu Dhabi, the first time an Israeli commercial flight made the journey.

Berlin hospital says Navalny tests 'indicate poisoning'

Berlin - The Berlin hospital treating leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said Monday that test results indicated he had been poisoned, although Russian doctors quickly responded that they had not found the toxin in question.

Spain ex-king under fire over move to UAE

Barcelona - Spain's former king Juan Carlos came under fire on Tuesday for moving to the Middle East, with critics calling it the "worst" destination because corruption allegations he faces have links to the region.

Troubled Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt 'diagnosed with cancer'

New Delhi - Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt, whose life has been so colourful and tragic that it became the subject of a biopic, has been diagnosed with lung cancer, Indian media reports said Wednesday.

Lukashenko: Tainted strongman on Europe's doorstep

Minsk - Strongman Alexander Lukashenko has ruled over ex-Soviet Belarus for nearly three decades and says he cannot bear to part with his "beloved" country.

Lukashenko: Soviet-style autocrat on Europe's doorstep

Minsk - Strongman Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled over ex-Soviet Belarus for nearly three decades, is facing down the greatest challenge to his rule ahead of presidential elections on Sunday.

Prosecutors ask for Depardieu rape case to be reopened

Paris - Paris prosecutors said Saturday they had asked for an investigation into rape allegations against French actor Gerard Depardieu to be reopened after an earlier probe was dropped last year.

'A concentration of death': Virus ravages S.Africa care home

Johanesburg - "The sickness is around. We don't know when we're going to get it," says 79-year-old Giuseppe Tassi."I knew a couple of people who went to hospital and never came back.

Bollywood star Aishwarya Bachchan moved to coronavirus ward

Mumbai - Bollywood star and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been moved to a Mumbai hospital along with her eight-year-old daughter, nearly a week after they were revealed to have the coronavirus, media reports said.

Mandela's youngest daughter Zindzi buried in South Africa

Johanesburg - Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, was buried at a private funeral on Friday following her death aged 59 earlier this week.

Mandela's daughter Zindzi dies at 59

Johanesburg - Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela died on Monday at the aged of 59, her family and President Cyril Ramaphosa announced.

Mandela's daughter Zindzi dies in South Africa

Johanesburg - Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died aged 59, her family and President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Monday.

Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai tests positive for coronavirus

Mumbai - Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai has tested positive for the coronavirus, her actor husband Abhishek Bachchan said Sunday just a day after he and his father, screen legend Amitabh Bachchan, were admitted to hospital with the infectious disease.

Seoul mayor found dead after '#MeToo allegations'

Seoul - Seoul's outspoken mayor Park Won-soon, long seen as a potential South Korean presidential candidate, was found dead Friday, police said. He was 64.

Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91 

Rome - Ennio Morricone, one of the world's best-known and most prolific film composers, died in Rome on Monday at the age of 91.

Miner becomes millionaire after finding biggest tanzanite stones

Dar Es Salaam - A Tanzanian small-scale miner has become a multi-millionaire after uncovering two of the biggest of the country's precious tanzanite stones ever found and selling them to the government.Saniniu Kuryan Laizer, 52, found the stones weighing 9.27 and 5.

Korean War still weighs on lives in South

Seoul - From a nurse who fought to the descendant of a war refugee, the Korean War still weighs heavy on lives on the peninsula, 70 years after it began.
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