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Czech Anti-Communist Activist Masin Dies at 81

Posted August 13th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Ctirad Masin, a Czech anti-communist fighter who shot his way to freedom in a daring escape in 1953, died Saturday in a war veteran’s residence in the U.S. midwestern city of Cleveland, Ohio. He was 81. Masin, his brother Josef and another man, Milan Paumer, were part of the Masin brothers resistance cell established after […]

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Former US Senator Hatfield Dies at 89

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 1:05 am (UTC-5)
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Mark Hatfield, a former five-term U.S. senator and outspoken war critic, has died at a home in the northwestern city of Portland. He died Sunday at the age of 89. No cause of death was given. Hatfield served 30 years in the Senate beginning in 1967, where he worked to end U.S. military involvement in […]

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Poland’s Former Deputy PM Lepper Dead at 57

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Poland say former deputy prime minister Andrzej Lepper has been found dead and that it appears he committed suicide. He was 57. Police say Lepper’s body was found in his Warsaw office Friday and that everything indicates he killed himself. A police spokesman is quoted as saying authorities have ruled out the involvement […]

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Renowned Russian Pianist Nikolai Petrov Dies

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Renowned Russian pianist Nikolai Petrov has died after suffering a stroke a few months ago while performing in Belarus. An assistant for Petrov said he passed away Wednesday in a Moscow hospital. He was 68. Petrov was an award winning pianist who performed 70 to 100 concerts each year. His career included performances with top […]

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Nobel Prize Winning Immunologist Dies at 90

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan-born doctor Baruj Benacerraf, whose research on the human immune system won him a Nobel Prize for Medicine, has died. Dr. Benacerraf was living in Boston, Massachusetts and had been suffering from pneumonia. He was 90 years old. Dr. Benacerraf was born in Caracas and grew up in Paris, arriving in the United States in […]

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Cuban-born Writer Eliseo Alberto Dies in Mexico

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Cuban-born writer and journalist Eliseo Alberto, living in exile in Mexico, has died at the age of 59. Alberto, nicknamed Lichi, died Sunday at a hospital in Mexico City after receiving a kidney transplant on July 18. He was celebrated as one of the best contemporary Spanish-language poetry and prose writers. He also wrote television […]

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Zorba Director Cacoyannis Dies at 89

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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World renown Greek film director Michael Cacoyannis, whose 1964 movie Zorba the Greek became an instant classic, has died at age 89. He had been suffering from heart and breathing problems. The Cypriot-born Cacoyannis began his career in London working for the the British Broadcasting Corporation, where he developed an interest in theater and film. […]

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Zorba Director Cacoyannis Dies at 89

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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World renown Greek film director Michael Cacoyannis, whose 1964 movie Zorba the Greek became an instant classic, has died at age 89. He had been suffering from heart and breathing problems. The Cypriot-born Cacoyannis began his career in London working for the the British Broadcasting Corporation, where he developed an interest in theater and film. […]

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Former US Joint Chiefs Chairman Shalikashvili Dies

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Retired U.S. General John Shalikashvili, the first foreign-born chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, has died at age 75. There were no immediate reports on the cause of Shalikashvili’s death. He suffered a stroke in 2004. General Shalikashvili served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs from 1993 to 1997 under then-President Bill Clinton. […]

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Former South Vietnam Leader Nguen Cao Ky Dies

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Nguyen Cao Ky, the former leader of South Vietnam, has died. He was 81 years old. His family said Ky died Saturday at a hospital in Malaysia where he was being treated for respiratory complications. Ky served as commander of the air force and as prime minister of U.S. backed South Vietnam during the Vietnam […]

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