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India’s “Picasso” Dies at 95

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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An artist sometimes called “the Indian Picasso” has died in London at the age of 95. M.F. Husain — whose full name was Maqbool Fida Husain — began his career in India as a Bollywood poster artist and later developed a style combining Indian traditions with a Western-influenced Cubist style. He was also known for […]

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Spanish Resistance Fighter, Holocaust Survivor, Dies

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Spanish writer, resistance fighter and Holocaust survivor Jorge Semprun has died in Paris at the age of 87. Semprun documented his experiences in the Nazi death camp Buchenwald in a famous autobiography recently released in English as The Cattle Truck. He also was known for his screenplays Z, directed by Costa Gavras, and The War […]

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Dies

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger has died at age 80. Word of his death came from representatives of former President George H.W. Bush and former Secretary of State James Baker. No other details were immediately available. The White House has issued a statement calling Eagleburger “a distinguished diplomat and public servant” and noted […]

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Former Black Panther Leader in US Dies

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A former leader of the radical Black Panther movement in the United States who was wrongfully imprisoned for 27 years has died. Family members of Elmer Pratt say he died Thursday in a small village in Tanzania where he had been living. He was 63. The cause of death is not clear. Pratt, whose nickname […]

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South Africa Mourns Anti-Apartheid Icon ‘Ma’ Sisulu

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa is grieving the loss of a woman many consider to be the mother of the modern country. Albertina Sisulu, known as Ma Sisulu, died late Thursday at her home in Johannesburg. She was 92. Following the announcement, the Nelson Mandela Foundation issued a statement saying,”South Africa has lost a treasure.” Sisulu was born […]

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South African Anti-Apartheid Veteran Albertina Sisulu Dies at 92

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A veteran of South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement, Albertina Sisulu, had died in her Johannesburg home. She was 92. Sisulu was an important figure in the ANC Women’s League at the height of apartheid and was the widow of Walter Sisulu, one of Nelson Mandela’s mentors. Walter Sisulu died in 2003. The ruling African National Congress […]

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