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Singer Andy Williams, Star of Records and TV, Dies at 84

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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American popular singer Andy Williams, known for his easy-going style and friendly demeanor, has died after a year-long fight against bladder cancer. He was 84 years old. The Iowa-born crooner began singing with his brothers in church choirs and local radio in the midwestern U.S. before taking their act to Hollywood movies and nightclubs. Williams […]

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Korea’s Sun Myung Moon, Founder of Unification Church, Dead at 92

Posted September 3rd, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church and one of the most prominent Koreans in the world, has died. He was 92 years old. The Unification Church in South Korea said its founder succumbed to complications from pneumonia on Monday in a church-run hospital east of Seoul. Reverend Moon’s global business empire is worth […]

Founder of the Unification Church Dies at 92

Posted September 2nd, 2012 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Church and one of the most prominent Koreans in the world, has died. He was 92. The Unification Church in South Korea said Sunday that its founder succumbed to complications from pneumonia in a church-run hospital east of Seoul. Reverend Moon’s global business empire is worth billions […]

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Founder of the Unification Church Dies at 92

Posted September 2nd, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Church and one of the most prominent Koreans in the world, has died. He was 92. The Unification Church said Sunday its founder succumbed to complications from pneumonia in a church-run hospital east of Seoul. Moon’s global dynasty is possibly still worth billions of dollars, while his […]

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Legendary US Songwriter Hal David Dies at 91

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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American songwriter Hal David, who with composer Burt Bacharach wrote some of the most memorable music of the the 1960s and 1970s, has died from complications of a stroke. He was 91 years old. David teamed up with Bacharach in the late 1950s. Working with singer Dionne Warwick, the Bacharach-David songbook became a soundtrack of […]

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Late Cardinal Calls Catholic Church ‘200 Years Out of Date’

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The former Archbishop of Milan, a one-time candidate for pope who died Friday, said in his last interview that the Catholic Church is “200 years out of date.” Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini died Friday in Milan at 85 after suffering from Parkinson’s disease. His last interview was published Saturday in Italy’s Corriere della Sera newspaper, […]

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First Man to Set Foot on Moon Dies

Posted August 26th, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has died. A family statement said the 82-year-old icon died Saturday in his home state of Ohio, following a cardiovascular procedure earlier this month. Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. After stepping on […]

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Ethiopian Leader Meles Dies at 57

Posted August 21st, 2012 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has died at the age of 57, after months of speculation about his health. State television announced his death Tuesday, saying he died from a sudden infection late Monday at a hospital abroad. Speaking with VOA (Somali Service), government spokesman Bereket Simon would not say where Mr. Meles died, or […]

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Ethiopian Leader Meles Dies at 57

Posted August 21st, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has died at the age of 57 after months of speculation about his health. State television announced his death Tuesday, saying he died from a sudden infection late Monday while at a hospital abroad. Speaking with VOA (Somali Service), government spokesman Bereket Simon would not say where Mr. Meles died, […]

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Ethiopian Leader Meles Dies at 57

Posted August 21st, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has died at the age of 57 after months of speculation about his health. State television announced his death Tuesday, saying he died from a sudden infection late Monday while at a hospital abroad. Mr. Meles had been suffering from an undisclosed illness and had not been seen in public […]

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