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‘Incomparable’ Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim dies at 91
Sondheim, renowned for musicals including West Side Story and Sweeney Todd, died at home in Connecticut.
27 Nov 2021
Syrian singer Sabah Fakhri dies at age of 88
Anas Fakhri says his father died a natural death at hospital in Damascus.
2 Nov 2021
From: The Bottom Line
Colin Powell: Wise statesman or pawn?
The late US general was an inspiration for immigrants and Black Americans but his role in the Iraq War did great damage.
24:15
22 Oct 2021
‘He lied’: Iraqis blame Colin Powell for role in invasion on Iraq
Powell’s 2003 UN testimony was key in events Iraqis say led to heavy costs for them – which can still be felt today.
18 Oct 2021
‘An American icon’: World reacts to death of Colin Powell
Powell was the first Black secretary of state, but his legacy was tarnished in 2003 when he justified the war on Iraq.
18 Oct 2021
Colin Powell, first Black US secretary of state, dies of COVID
Powell has called the misleading information he repeated in lead up to 2003 Iraq war a permanent ‘blot’ on his record.
18 Oct 2021
Egypt’s first post-Mubarak ruler, Hussein Tantawi, dies aged 85
Egypt’s former military ruler Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi has died aged 85, Egypt’s presidency said.
21 Sep 2021
‘Phantom president’ Abdelaziz Bouteflika dies at age 84
Plagued by health problems for years, the long-serving leader held onto power using repression and oil profits.
18 Sep 2021
Who was Kashmir’s Syed Ali Shah Geelani?
Geelani spearheaded Kashmir’s movement for self-determination and was a staunch proponent of merging with Pakistan.
2 Sep 2021
Maki Kaji, ‘Godfather of Sudoku’, dies at 69
Sudoku number puzzles are hugely popular around the world with millions challenging themselves every day.
17 Aug 2021
US civil rights activist Robert Moses dies at age 86
Moses campaigned against segregation in the US South in 1960s and later helped improve minority mathematics education.
25 Jul 2021
‘Fearless’ Dutch reporter Peter R de Vries dies after shooting
Peter R. de Vries reported on the biggest Dutch crime cases and showed compassion for the relatives of murder victims.
15 Jul 2021
Jovenel Moise: Haiti’s president assassinated at age 53
Moise served as president for more than four years amid increasing political instability and surging gang violence.
7 Jul 2021
Dilip Kumar: Indians, Pakistanis pay tributes to Bollywood icon
Kumar was one of Indian cinema’s most respected actors and starred in nearly 60 films in a career spanning 50 years.
7 Jul 2021
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