January 31, 2015
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  • 19/01/2015 | Argentina

    Gov’t sees signs of suicide but asks for caution

    Security Secretary Sergio Berni, Secretary General to the Presidency Aníbal Fernández suggested that there were signs of suicide in AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s death but they both called for caution until the results of the investigation.

  • 19/01/2015 | Argentina

    Opposition leaders concerned, appalled by Nisman’s death

    Opposition leaders have voiced their concerns about the death of the 1994 AMIA bombing special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was expected at Congress to reveal the details of explosive allegations that involved President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman.

  • 19/01/2015 | Argentina

    The official statement by the Security Ministry

    The Security Ministry released and official statement over prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s death at 5.07 am today, after his body was found at his apartment in Puerto Madero neighbourhood.

  • 19/01/2015 | Argentina

    Prosecutor Fein: No third party in death of Nisman, 'forced suicide' not ruled out

    Prosecutor Viviana Fein has confirmed that there was no sign of a third-party being involved in the death of AMIA investigator Alberto Nisman, who was found this morning with a gunshot to the head. The official, however, refused to rule out the possibility that the deceased was obliged to take his own life by some as yet unknown factor.

  • 05/11/2014 | Argentina

    Ex judge, Pope Francis' close friend Alicia Oliveira dies

    Former judge and a close friend of Pope Francis Alicia Beatriz Oliveira passed away today at her home in the Buenos Aires City neighbourhood of Almagro in the company of her three children. Oliveira suffered from a terminal disease. She was 71 years old.

  • 01/11/2014 | Argentina

    14 year-old missing after Luján flood found dead

    The 14 year-old boy that went missing in the Luján River on Wednesday, amid the floods caused by strong rain and winds that hit Buenos Aires, has been found dead by rescue teams in the area.

  • 04/11/2014 | Argentina

    Death toll in BA province flooding rises to three

    A young man has become the third victim of the heavy rains and flooding that have slashed the province of Buenos Aires over the past days, the provincial Emergency Sanitary Board has confirmed.

  • 04/11/2014 | Argentina

    Ex BA City mayor Olivera dies at 74

    Former Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires Enrique Olivera passed away today at 74 years. A memorial service was held at the legislature building.

  • 25/08/2014 | Argentina

    Morón: 15-year-old dies at school after being hit by stray bullet

    A 15-year-old girl died today after being hit by a stray bullet at the Félix Burgos Parochial school, in the Buenos Aires district of Morón, following a shootout between police and criminals in the vicinity.

  • 13/09/2014 | Argentina

    Mother of missing 17 year-old girl says her daughter is dead

    Ana María, mother of Melina Romero, the 17 year-old girl that went missing 20 days ago after she went out to celebrate her birthday, has said she knows her daughter is “dead”, because that is what “police and arrested suspects” have told her.

  • 13/10/2014 | Argentina

    Legendary Peronist leader Antonio Cafiero dies at 92

    Antonio Cafiero, an Argentine legendary politician, passed away today at the age of 92. He had been hospitalized this week due to pneumonia.

  • 03/06/2014 | Argentina

    Woman found dead in rubbish dump

    The body of a woman was recovered in the CEAMSE landfill site located in the BA province locality of José León Suárez, the same place where 17-year-old Ángeles Rawson was found dead last year.

  • 10/06/2014 | Argentina

    Rosario police chief shot dead in robbery

    A Rosario police chief was shot dead by two delinquents during a robbery in Santa Fe’s largest city. The police chief was identified as Guillermo Morgans, head of the 2nd Region Special Unit Forces.

  • 06/02/2014 | Argentina

    Hundreds mourn firefighters who died in Barracas tragic blaze

    Hundreds of people mourned nine firefighters who died when fighting a gigantic fire that detroyed a warehouse in Barracas neighbourhood.

  • 22/03/2014 | Argentina

    Missing Argentine businessman Rolotti found dead in India

    The owner of the well-known Novecento chain restaurant remained missing since Monday, when he waded into the Ganges River to save a woman’s life. The wbesite of Novecento, that is also located in New York and Miami,  reads a quote by Rolotti and shows a yellow ribbon, a symbol in the US that someone who is far from home will soon return safe.

  • 25/03/2014 | Argentina

    One dead after shootout in City downtown

    A thief was shot dead by the police at Diagonal Sur and Perú, near Plaza de Mayo, when an officer of the Federal Police approached a group of men who were suspected to be planning a robbery against a couple making a bank deposit.

  • 24/12/2013 | Argentina

    Flores: protester shot dead by police officer

    A 40-year taxi driver who was protesting late last night against the blackouts in the city and blocking a street in Flores locality, was shot by a police officer and died later in a hospital.

  • 05/02/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't declares two-day national mourning after deadly fire

    The government today declared two days of national mourning after a fire and collapse in Barracas neighbourhood left at least nine firefighters and Civil Defense force members killed.

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    Concordia: one dead in lootings amid police protest

    The Governor of Entre Ríos Sergio Urribarri today confirmed one person died during lootings reported last night in the city of Concordia amid a protest staged by the provincial police force on wage hikes demands.

  • 09/12/2013 | Argentina

    Police crisis, protests spread to other provinces

    The police crisis which prompted protests and further lootings in several provinces last week and during the weekend spread today to other districts, with deaths reported in Jujuy and Entre Rios.

  • 22/12/2013 | Argentina

    Investigators try to determine cause of death for Pesquera

    Business magnate Alfredo Pesquera, who was wanted by police in connection with the murder of financier Miguel Graffigna, was last night found dead from a gunshot to the head in his car, in the City neighbourhood of Saavedra.

  • 17/05/2013 | Argentina

    Dictator Jorge Rafael Videla dies

    Jorge Rafael Videla, a former army commander who led Argentina during the bloodiest period of a "dirty war" dictatorship and was unrepentant about kidnappings and murders ordered by the state, died today at age 87.

  • 24/07/2013 | Argentina

    Temperley: Missing woman found dead

    A 38-year-old woman who went missing last week was found dead today inside a septic tank in her own house.

  • 09/09/2013 | Argentina

    Union leader Oscar Lescano dies

    Head of the power workers union Oscar Lescano died this morning at the age of 80, after fighting a disease.

  • 02/04/2013 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires storm: death toll rises to 8

    BA City SAME emergency service has announced death toll has risen to six. Among the victims claimed by last night's heavy storm, there is a worker of the Subte B line who was electrocuted while working at Los Incas station as confirmed earlier by subway union leader Néstor Segovia.

  • 04/04/2013 | Argentina

    Floods kill 49 in La Plata; over 3,000 residents evacuated

    Flash floods killed at least 49 people and forced about 2,500 residents to evacuate the city of La Plata, capital of Buenos Aires province, government officials reported.

  • 03/04/2013 | Argentina

    'People could not escape a fatal trap,' Scioli says

    “Some People have not been able to escape from a fatal trap,” BA province Governor Daniel Scioli told reporters as he confirmed death toll in La Plata city has risen so far to 35, adding that provincial authorities are coordinating efforts to help people that remain trapped.

  • 29/10/2012 | Argentina

    At least 2 dead, thousands evacuated after storm

    The heavy showers have left two dead at Greater Buenos Aires, while thousands had to be evacuated, mainly in Quilmes and La Matanza districts.

  • 01/11/2012 | Argentina

    Olavarría teen's autopsy confirms death caused by drowning

    The autopsy performed on the body of Jonathan Stramessi, the 17-year-old who was found dead after being missing for four days, confirmed that his death was caused by drowning.

  • 28/07/2012 | Argentina

    Children killed by drowning buried in Moreno

    The children who were found dead yesterday from drowning, which included brothers Axel Luna, aged 4, and Elio Sebastián Dos Santos, aged 6, in a sports club swimming pool, were buried today in a private ceremony held by their family members in Moreno, Greater Buenos Aires.

  • 16/10/2012 | Argentina

    Retired officer shot dead in Mataderos robbery

    A retired Federal Police officer was shot dead last night in the south-western neighbourhood of Mataderos when trying to help neighbours who were being robbed.

  • 26/10/2012 | Argentina

    Seven die after supermarket roof collapses in Neuquén

    Seven people were confirmed dead today after the roof of a supermarket in Neuquén collapsed, leaving customers trapped under a pile of rubble and debris.

  • 17/07/2012 | Argentina

    'I'm going to kill myself,' Luján admitted to boyfriend

    Luján Peñalva, 19, one of the young women found dead yesterday in Salta, confessed she was going to kill herself, because she “couldn’t stand” her “horrible life” anymore, after her father had refused to help her record her own CD.

  • 18/07/2012 | Argentina

    Salta deaths: Family members dismiss suicide hypothesis

    Family members of Luján Peñalva, the 19-year-old girl who was found dead with her friend in Salta on Monday, expressed serious doubt over the investigator’s “suicidal pact” hypothesis, stating that the deaths could be put down to a “double homicide.”

  • 20/07/2012 | Argentina

    Man’s body found in Costanera Norte

    The body of young man was found dead today at the Costanera Norte Avenue by the Jorge B. Newbery Metropolitan Airport and the Río de la Plata. According to first reports the victim was stabbed to death after leaving a night club in the area.

  • 15/07/2012 | Argentina

    Crew member missing after ship fire found dead in cargo hold

    Border Patrol firemen found the lifeless body of a missing worker who disappeared on Saturday after a freight ship docked at the La Plata port, in Ensenada, caught on fire, authorities said.

  • 16/07/2012 | Argentina

    Salta: Missing teenagers found dead

    Two teenagers who had been missing since Saturday in the city of Salta were found dead near the area in which they lived. No hypothesis is being ruled out by the authorities.

  • 17/07/2012 | Argentina

    Salta deaths: Judge doesn't rule out suicide

    Pablo Farah, the judge leading the investigation, assured today that suicide was “one theory, however others haven’t been ruled out,” regarding the causes of the deaths of the two young women in Salta City, who were found dead by the side of a river yesterday.  

  • 29/05/2012 | Argentina

    At least seven dead in Misiones after bus, truck collide

    At least seven people have been confirmed dead in Misiones after a head-on collision between a passenger bus and a truck. After the crash, witnesses said the bus immediately caught on fire.

  • 19/06/2012 | Argentina

    Prosecutor requests indictment of Schiavi and Jaime

    Federal Prosecutor Federico Delgado requested today the prosecution of former transport secretaries Juan Pablo Schiavi and Ricardo Jaime, and another 28 people accused of being linked with the causes of the fatal train accident at Once central station, which killed 51 people.

  • 22/06/2012 | Argentina

    Once tragedy: Relatives create memorial for victims

    Relatives and friends of those who lost their lives in the train crash at Once station, which killed 51 people in February, created a wall memorial at the central train station today and held a minute’s silence, to mark four months since the tragedy.

  • 08/05/2012 | Argentina

    Homeless woman found dead in Lagos de Palermo area

    An elderly homeless woman was found dead in the City Lagos de Palermo area, in Tres de Febrero park. Police sources confirmed that the woman was around 65 and 75 years old. Her corpse was found floating as the lake was being dredged, shortly after 2 pm.

  • 09/05/2012 | Argentina

    Policeman shot dead in Merlo, two arrested

    A federal police officer was shot dead last night, before being robbed of his motorcycle. The incident occurred in the Buenos Aires province area of Merlo. Two people have been detained in connection to the murder, including one minor.

  • 19/05/2012 | Argentina

    Former judge shot dead in robbery attempt

    A former Lomas de Zamora judge was shot dead today by unknown attackers who entered his private estate in Glew, in the area of Almirante Brown, Buenos Aires Province, police sources said.

  • 30/04/2012 | Argentina

    Former policeman detained accused of Quilmes triple crime

    A former policeman was detained accused of the homicide of three friends who were shot dead in a house in the locality of Bernal, Quilmes district. He was arrested as he was trying to escape and triggered a shooting at Barracas neighbourhood, in Buenos Aires City.

  • 30/04/2012 | Argentina

    Four corpses found buried in Hudson

    Four people were found buried and dead in the garden of a house located in Hudson. Neighbours said that they are relatives of a convict.

  • 06/05/2012 | Argentina

    Banfield’s football player killed in shootout

    Banfield’s reserve football team player Lautaro Bugatto (20) was shot dead at his house’s front door in Southern Greater Buenos Aires district of Almirante Brown during a shootout between a Buenos Aires province police officer and robbers. The officer was detained and remains in custody.

  • 20/03/2012 | Argentina

    Six-year-old found dead in private neighbourhood in BA province

    A six-year-old boy was found dead in his home on Tuesday, in the gated community of San Eliseo, in the area of San Vicente, southern Buenos Aires Province. His mother has been arrested by the police and is now the main suspect in the case after they noticed several scratches on her arms, official sources said.

  • 11/04/2012 | Argentina

    Preventive imprisonment ordered for mother accused of killing her 6-year-old son

    Public Prosecutor in Presidente Perón Leandro Heredia, ordered preventive imprisonment today for Adriana Cruz, accused of drowning her 6-year-old son in the jacuzzi of their home in the gated community of San Vicente on March 20, in Buenos Aires Province.

  • 17/04/2012 | Argentina

    Pedestrian shot dead in Retiro

    A man was shot dead at the Retiro neighbourhood in Buenos Aires City after a confusing episode. Police sources reported that they are investigating if it was a robbery or an execution.

  • 07/01/2012 | Argentina

    Coach overturns in Corrientes: Two dead, 20 injured

    Two women died this morning and another twenty were injured after a coach overturned on national highway Route 14, Tapebicuá junction, close to Paso de los Libres.

  • 08/01/2012 | Argentina

    Couple found dead in Palermo

    A man and his girlfriend were found dead in their Palermo apartment by Police officials on Sunday morning. Investigators are considering several scenarios, including a possible murder-suicide case.

  • 22/02/2012 | Argentina

    'Should this have happened on Carnival holiday, it would've been less terrible,' Schiavi

    Transport Secretary Juan Pablo Schiavi stated during an appearance before journalists -questions were not allowed-  that the train was slowing down as it entered the station, but “it did not stop,” and assured that “we have enough material” to determine the causes of the accident.

  • 26/12/2011 | Argentina

    At least 16 dead in road accidents

  • 27/12/2011 | Argentina

    Córdoba: Dead baby found on roof of home; mother arrested

    A two-month-old baby was found dead this morning on the roof of it's home in Río Cuarto, Córdoba province. The mother, a 19-year-old teenager, was arrested after she had first reported her baby kidnapped. First reports indicated the infant could have died of suffocation.

  • 01/01/2012 | Argentina

    Río Negro Governor shot dead

    Recent elected Governor of Río Negro Carlos Soria died around 5am Sunday of a shot to the face.  Soria was at a small farm of his property in General Roca, Río Negro. Authorities are investigating accidental or domestic fight hypotheses. Sources said Soria's wife, Susana Freydoz, was questioned by Judge Emilio Stadler. Vice-governor Alberto Weretilneck will be sworn-in Tuesday.

  • 04/11/2011 | Argentina

    Chacabuco crash: seven remain hospitalized in 'severe condition'

    Four children and three adults remain hospitalized “in severe condition,” after the fatal crash which took place Thursday night between a van and a lorry along Route 7, along kilometre 180, between Chacabuco and Carmen de Areco. Five children and three adults died in the accident. Junín’s General Prosecutor reported that the truck driver “was indicted.”

  • 17/11/2011 | Argentina

    9-year-old Tomás found dead

    The body of missing 9-year-old Tomás Dameno Santillán was found on the outskirts of Lincoln, a town in the Buenos Aires province, where he had gone missing last Tuesday.

  • 23/11/2011 | Argentina

    Bussi not dead but in critical condition, officials assure

    Tucumán’s former oppressor Antonio Bussi is in critical condition, close family members said, and assured that he is “dying”. Last Monday, the former Tucumán de facto governor was hospitalized due to a heart condition and even though he remains stable, his situation is “irreversible.”

  • 23/08/2011 | Argentina

    San Juan: missing man found dead

    Miguel Mateo Muñoz, a young man who disappeared ten days ago in San Juan province, was found dead in a canal in the area of Jáchal, 170 kilometres from San Juan province’s capital.

  • 03/09/2011 | Argentina

    Multiple traffic accident in Luján: three fatalities

    Three teenagers were killed this morning and another eighteen people were injured following a multiple traffic accident between a school bus, a truck and six cars, along the final part of the Autopista de Oeste highway at the junction with Buenos Aires province area of Luján.

  • 03/11/2011 | Argentina

    At least eight dead after van collides head-on with truck near Chacabuco

    A van collided head-on with a truck on Route 7, near the Buenos Aires province area of Chacabuco, leaving at least five children and three adults dead. Thirteen people were hospitalized with injuries, three of them in the intensive care unit.

  • 24/06/2011 | Argentina

    Car crash in Mendoza leaves four dead, two injured

    A car crash in the Villa Nueva district of Guaymallén killed three women and a young man this morning, leaving the two other passengers severely injured. The driver was said to have lost control of the vehicle causing the car to crash into a tree, police officials informed. The victims were all aged between 20 and 25 years old.

  • 21/07/2011 | Argentina

    Five dead and three injured after trucks crash in Salta

    Five people died this morning and another three badly injured, after two pickup trucks crashed along Route 5 in Salta province, on the access road in the direction of Río del Valle, Salta police informed.

  • 07/08/2011 | Argentina

    Dead infant's mother admits to making up robbery story

    The mother of the infant who was allegedly murdered by robbers last month in the city of Ayacucho confessed on Sunday that she made up the entire story about being robbed after she discovered the lifeless body of her 4-month old daughter. 

  • 23/04/2011 | Argentina

    One dead, two injured in Ramos Mejía bus crash

    The accident occurred at around 6AM this morning along Rivadavia Avenue at 13000, when two buses crashed into a car. A young man was killed and another two were injured, who were then sent to a local hospital to be treated. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

  • 07/05/2011 | Argentina

    Multiple car accidents leave three dead, many injured

    Two fatal car accidents occurred in Buenos Aires province this morning, claiming the lives of three people, and injuring four. One person died this morning, and four people injured after two vehicles crashed into one another in San Justo, in Buenos Aires province.

  • 31/05/2011 | Argentina

    Two dead in Borda Hospital fire

    Two people died this morning after a fire broke out inside the psychiatric hospital José T. Borda, in Barracas neighbourhood, firefighters reported. The victims were patients of the hospital's Penitentiary Unit.

  • 11/03/2011 | Argentina

    Lorry crash in Pilar leaves one dead, traffic delays

    Two lorries crashed along the Panamerican highway, along motorway route 8 towards the Capital, killing one and injuring another person involved in the accident.

  • 24/03/2011 | Argentina

    Multiple traffic accidents overnight cause 6 deaths

    Multiple traffic accidents caused six deaths overnight into this morning, as a couple and their baby were killed along motorway 7 at kilometre 320 after crashing into a coach. Another accident occurred last night along motorway 34 in Santa Fé leaving 3 dead and one seriously injured.

  • 25/03/2011 | Argentina

    Multiple traffic accidents, death toll rises to 15

    At least fifteen people have died in recent hours as a consequence of traffic accidents and crashes along different motorways across the country. Most have occurred in the Buenos Aires province, largely due to the huge influx of traffic headed toward tourist towns.

  • 03/02/2011 | Argentina

    One dead after failed plunder of derailed train in José Léon Suárez

    At least one person was killed and several others were injured after a gang tried to plunder a derailed freight train and clashed with the police in the José León Suárez district, Buenos Aires province. Unrest is beginning to grow in the area, as residents protest in front of the local police station.

  • 14/02/2011 | Argentina

    Crash between lorry and bus leaves 2 dead, 9 injured

    A bus heading to Mar del Plata and a lorry which was parked on the verge of motorway 2 crashed this morning leaving at least two people dead and 9 wounded, according to police officers.

  • 20/02/2011 | Argentina

    Three dead after being hit by train in José C. Paz

    Three teenagers died after being run over by a train of the San Martín line in the José C. Paz area. The accident took place after 5 am in an area close to where to trains collided last Wednesday killing four, fire department officials said.

  • 11/12/2010 | Argentina

    Local, national gov't officials continue negotiations, hope to stop violent clash between Villa Soldati residents, squatters settling nearby

    Officials from both national and local governments met again this afternoon in order to continue negotiations and find a solution to the extremely violent confrontations between angry residents in the Villa Soldati area and the squatters living inside the Iberoamericano Park nearby, that have already left four people dead and many more injured. The first emergency meeting had ended last night in no agreement between the parts, which were represented by officials from both governments and the squatters.

  • 11/12/2010 | Argentina

    One more dead, nine injured after Villa Soldati residents collide with squatters in bloody confrontation

    A 19-year old man was killed and at least nine people were seriously injured in a violent clash between residents in the Villa Soldati area and squatter families settling in the Indoamericano Park nearby, the head of the SAME emergency services confirmed.

  • 04/01/2011 | Argentina

    One dead after construction site collapses in Villa Soldati

    A construction worker died and two others were injured after a construction site collapsed in Villa Soldati. The victim was killed after being buried in rubble while conducting the drilling for the site’s sewage system.

  • 12/10/2014 | World

    Cyclone Hudhud blasts India, at least five dead

    Cyclone Hudhud blasted India's eastern seaboard with gusts of up to 195 km per hour, uprooting trees, damaging buildings and killing at least five people despite a major evacuation effort.

  • 09/09/2014 | World

    Torrential rains hit US Southwest, two dead in Arizona

    Torrential rains drenched much of the US Southwest today, prompting flash-flood warnings across four states and taking the lives of two women washed away in separate incidents in Arizona.

  • 10/09/2014 | World

    Santander bank's Emilio Botín dies

    Emilio Botín, one of Spain's most powerful men who transformed Santander from a small domestic lender into the euro zone's biggest bank, has died of a heart attack, aged 79.

  • 12/09/2014 | World

    Ex Northern Ireland first minister Ian Paisley dies

    Ian Paisley, the firebrand preacher-politician who for decades brayed "No Surrender!" across Northern Ireland's sectarian divide, died today aged 88, in the province to which he, belatedly, helped bring peace.

  • 04/08/2014 | World

    James Brady, former White House press secretary, dies at 73

    James Brady, a former presidential press secretary critically wounded in the assassination attempt on US President Ronald Reagan, has died, a family spokeswoman said today. He was 73.

  • 12/08/2014 | World

    Gunshots, tear gas in riots over shooting of black Missouri teen

    Gunshots rang out and police fired tear gas at rock-throwing rioters late last night in a second night of violence over the death of a black teenager shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • 03/09/2014 | World

    Bernard Madoff's son Andrew dies at 48

    Andrew Madoff, Bernard Madoff's son, has died after a long battle with cancer, his attorney Martin Flumenbaum confirmed.

  • 20/07/2014 | World

    More than 100 killed in Gaza's bloodiest day

    Hamas's armed wing said it had captured an Israeli soldier, as fighting in Gaza led to the bloodiest losses in a nearly two-week military offensive, with some 100 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers killed.

  • 21/07/2014 | World

    British PM Cameron warns Putin: EU ready to impose tougher Russian sanctions

    British Prime Minister David Cameron warned Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin today that the European Union was ready to impose tougher sanctions on Russia after separatists downed a Malaysia Airlines plane with the loss of 298 lives.

  • 31/07/2014 | World

    Shooting in Chicago financial district claims at least one dead

    One man was fatally shot and another wounded today in an apparent murder-suicide attempt in a building in the heart of Chicago's financial district, police said.

  • 01/06/2014 | World

    Nearly 800 killed in Iraq's bloodiest month this year

    Nearly 800 people were killed in violence across Iraq in May, the United Nations said, making it the deadliest month so far this year.

  • 26/12/2013 | World

    Dutch entrepreneur to preserve tattoos of the dead

    When Floris Hirschfeld's mother died two years ago, he had her portrait tattooed on his back to honor her memory. One day he hopes the image, skin and all, will adorn the wall of an art collector's home.

  • 24/03/2014 | World

    Death toll from Washington state mudslide climbs to 14, scores missing

    The confirmed death toll from a devastating weekend mudslide in Washington state climbed to 14 people as six more bodies were found, while scores of others remained listed as missing two days after the tragedy, authorities said.

  • 14/04/2014 | World

    Utah woman arrested after police find 7 dead infants at home

    A Utah woman was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder yesterday after police found the decomposing bodies of seven infants stuffed in separate cardboard boxes in her former home, authorities said.

  • 15/10/2013 | World

    Angry protests mark funeral of Nazi war criminal Priebke in Italy

    Enraged Italians shouted abuse and kicked the hearse of a Nazi war criminal at his funeral ceremony today, which went ahead near Rome despite attempts by the local mayor to prevent it.

  • 11/11/2013 | World

    Financier of Taliban-linked group shot dead in Pakistan

    The chief financier of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network militant group has been shot dead in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, militant sources said.

  • 11/11/2013 | World

    Four dead, one wounded in Brooklyn shooting

    A man shot dead three people and wounded a fourth before killing himself in a shooting spree in Brooklyn, New York police said today.

  • 04/09/2013 | World

    One dead, several hurt in Houston-area high school stabbing

    One person was killed and several others injured in a stabbing incident at a suburban high school north of Houston, Texas, police said.

  • 16/09/2013 | World

    Clearing weather offers relief in flood-hit Colorado as thousands still stranded

    Drier weather after historic floods triggered by seven straight days of rain held out hope for relief in Colorado, where hundreds of people were still stranded or displaced today.

  • 11/10/2013 | World

    Convicted Nazi war criminal Priebke dies

    Erich Priebke, a former German Nazi SS officer convicted of one of Italy's worst wartime massacres, died today in Rome at the age of 100, his lawyer said.

  • 07/06/2013 | World

    Iraq bomber hits Iranian pilgrims, at least nine dead

    A suicide bomber rammed his car into a bus carrying Iranian Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims in Iraq today, killing at least nine people in an attack likely carried out by Sunni Muslim insurgents trying to ignite sectarian conflict.

  • 12/08/2013 | World

    Prince Friso dies following ski accident last year

    Prince Johan Friso of the Netherlands, the brother of the new Dutch king, died today in a royal palace in The Hague, 18 months after a skiing accident left him in a coma.

  • 04/09/2013 | World

    Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro found hanged in jail cell

    Ariel Castro, sentenced to life in prison for the kidnapping, rape and beatings of three Cleveland women he held captive for years in his house, was found hanged in his Ohio prison cell late yesterday, a state corrections official said.

  • 06/05/2013 | World

    Seven-times Italian PM Giulio Andreotti dies

    Giulio Andreotti, seven times Italian prime minister and one of the country's most prominent post-war figures, has died at the age of 94, family sources said today.

  • 10/05/2013 | World

    Woman rescued after 17 days trapped in rubble of Bangladesh factory

    A woman was rescued today after spending 17 days trapped under the rubble of a Bangladesh factory building that collapsed on April 24, killing more than 1,000 people, police and military officials said.

  • 03/06/2013 | World

    US Senator Frank Lautenberg dies at 89

    Frank Lautenberg, a self-made multimillionaire businessman who became a leading liberal in the US Senate and championed smoking bans, gun control, airline safety and rail transportation, died today at 89, an aide said.

  • 08/04/2013 | World

    Malvinas islanders express 'great sadness' after Thatcher's death

    The Malvinas government received the news of the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher this morning, "with great sadness" and flags were flying at half mast in the Islands.

  • 24/04/2013 | World

    Bangladesh factory building collapse kills nearly 100

    An eight-storey block housing factories and a shopping center collapsed on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital today, killing mnearly 100 people and injuring hundreds, a government official said.

  • 08/04/2013 | World

    Britain's 'iron lady' Margaret Thatcher dies

    Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died from a stroke, her press spokesman informed. She was 87 years old. Mourners began to lay flowers outside her house in Belgravia, London.

  • 08/04/2013 | World

    Thatcher, a loved and loathed political figure

    Margaret Thatcher, the "Iron Lady", was a towering figure in British 20th century politics, a grocer's daughter with a steely resolve who was loved and loathed in equal measure as she crushed the unions and privatized vast swathes of industry.

  • 08/04/2013 | World

    Malvinas war, crucial for Thatcher's career

    Until 1982, opinion polls showed her to be the most unpopular Prime Minister ever. After British forces won the Malvinas war, her popularity soared, allowing her to call a general election in 1983 which she won by a landslide.

  • 13/03/2013 | World

    At least four shot dead in neighboring New York towns

    At least four people were killed in two shootings in nearby towns in upstate New York today and police were searching for a single gunman, according to local media reports.

  • 19/03/2013 | World

    At least 45 dead as boat carrying 166 sinks off Nigeria

    At least 45 people died when a wooden boat carrying 166 people from southeastern Nigeria capsized off the coast, a doctor said.

  • 03/04/2013 | World

    Palestinian youth shot to death as West Bank seethes

    Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian youth in the West Bank, a Palestinian medic said, as confrontations went into a third day after the death of a prisoner held by Israel provoked street clashes and rocket fire.

  • 24/12/2012 | World

    Two New York firefighters shot dead at scene of fire

    At least two upstate New York firefighters were shot and killed and two wounded today at the scene of an early morning house fire in a suburb of Rochester, according to local news reports.

  • 28/12/2012 | World

    India gang-rape victim dies in Singapore hospital

    The Indian gang-rape victim whose assault in New Delhi triggered nationwide protests died in hospital of injuries suffered in the attack, a Singapore hospital treating her said.

  • 14/12/2012 | World

    Factbox: 5 most recent deadly school shootings in the US

    The Connecticut shooting is the third deadly school shooting to take place this year in the US. The other two occurences took place in April at Oikos University, where seven people were killed and in February at Chardon High School in Ohio, where three students were killed. Since Columbine in 1999, 210 people died in violent shootings in the US.

  • 17/12/2012 | World

    Schools in two other Connecticut towns in lockdown

    Schools in two Connecticut towns were in lockdown today, the first day children returned to class since Friday's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

  • 21/12/2012 | World

    Four dead, 3 police injured in Pennsylvania shooting, media reports

    Four people were killed today during a shooting in Frankstown Township, Pennsylvania, including the gunman, while three Pennsylvania state troopers were injured, the Altoona Mirror reported, citing the county prosecutor.

  • 16/10/2012 | World

    Feds raid Massachusetts lab tied to meningitis outbreak

    Federal agents raided the Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a meningitis outbreak that has killed 15 people and sickened more than 200 others, federal prosecutors said.

  • 01/11/2012 | World

    Spain: 4 dead, several injured in Halloween party stampede

    Four women were killed and several injured last night in a stampede after a flare was reportedly set off during a large Halloween party at a Madrid indoor venue.

  • 04/12/2012 | World

    Typhoon hits south Philippines

    The strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year pounded the southern island of Mindanao today and about 40 people were dead or missing, media said, after the storm destroyed homes and brought down power and communication lines.

  • 17/06/2012 | World

    LA police beating victim Rodney King found dead

    Rodney King, who came to symbolize racial tensions in the United States after his 1991 beating at the hands of police led to deadly riots in Los Angeles a year later, was found dead in a swimming pool today in Rialto, California, police said. He was 47.

  • 23/07/2012 | World

    Death toll rises to 14 in Texas truck crash

    Fourteen people died after a pickup truck jammed with 23 suspected illegal immigrants veered off a rural South Texas highway on Sunday and struck a tree, police said.

  • 01/10/2012 | World

    At least 36 dead after Hong Kong ferry sinks following collision

    At least 36 people died and dozens were injured when a ferry carrying more than 120 people on a company outing collided with another ferry and sank near an island south of Hong Kong in one of the city's worst maritime accidents.

  • 10/04/2012 | World

    Syrian activists say at least 26 dead in Homs attacks

    At least 26 people were killed in the Syrian army's bombardment of the Bayada and Khalidiya districts of the city of Homs, activists said.

  • 11/04/2012 | World

    Shooter of black Florida teen arrested, charged with murder

    A Florida prosecutor filed a murder charge against the neighbourhood watch volunteer who shot and killed unarmed, black teenager Trayvon Martin in a case that has captivated the United States and prompted civil rights demonstrations.

  • 02/05/2012 | World

    Egypt clashes over army rule leave up to 11 dead

    Eleven people were killed in Cairo, medics said, when armed men attacked protesters demanding an end to army rule, prompting several candidates to suspend presidential campaigns and heightening doubts on the transition to democracy.

  • 02/04/2012 | World

    Gunman kills at least 7 at Oakland college, other wounded

    A gunman opened fire at a private Christian college in Oakland, California on Monday, killing at least seven people and wounding three others before a suspect, reportedly a former student, was taken into custody, authorities said.

  • 05/04/2012 | World

    Shooter of unarmed Florida teen gets second lawyer

    The 28-year-old neighbourhood watch volunteer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Florida has acquired extra legal help, hiring a veteran criminal defence lawyer and media pundit.

  • 09/04/2012 | World

    Prosecutor rules out grand jury in Trayvon Martin case

    The special prosecutor investigating the shooting death of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin ruled out using a grand jury in the case, meaning her office alone will decide whether to charge shooter George Zimmerman with a crime.

  • 23/03/2012 | World

    Obama gets personal over killing of black Florida teenager

    US President Barack Obama weighed into the controversial killing of a black teenager in Florida in very personal terms, comparing the boy to a son he doesn't have and calling for US "soul searching" over how the incident occurred.

  • 26/03/2012 | World

    Killer of Florida teen told police he was attacked first

    A neighbourhood watch captain told police he fatally shot Trayvon Martin after the teenager punched him, knocked him down and slammed his head into the ground, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

  • 31/03/2012 | World

    Bombs kill 9, wound at least 70 in Thai Muslim south

    Nine people died and at least 70 were injured in a series of bomb explosions today in Thailand's Muslim south, the latest in a wave of violence blamed on separatists in a region bordering Malaysia, police and officials said.

  • 19/02/2012 | World

    Three dead, up to 8 missing in Washington state avalanche

    Three people were killed and as many as eight others were missing on Sunday after an avalanche near a Washington state ski resort, authorities said.

  • 08/03/2012 | World

    Two dead in shooting at Pittsburgh hospital

    Two people were killed in a shooting at a psychiatric institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and one of the dead was believed to be the shooter, the hospital said.

  • 11/03/2012 | World

    Japan mourns tsunami dead; grapples with aftermath

    With a moment of silence, prayers and anti-nuclear rallies, Japan marked on Sunday one year since an earthquake and tsunami killed thousands and set off a radiation crisis that shattered public trust in atomic power and the nation's leaders. 

  • 12/10/2011 | World

    Eight dead, one wounded in California shooting

    A gunman opened fire at a busy hair salon in the Southern California coastal town of Seal Beach, killing eight people and critically wounding another, police said.

  • 31/01/2012 | World

    More than 60 dead in east European cold snap

    More than 60 people have died in a cold snap across Eastern Europe, authorities said today, forcing some countries to call in the army to help secure food and medical supplies and set up emergency shelters for the homeless.

  • 10/02/2012 | World

    Explosions kill 25 in Syrian city of Aleppo

    Two explosions outside security bases in Aleppo killed 25 soldiers and civilians today, Syrian television said, in the worst violence in Syria's commercial hub in an 11-month-old revolt against President Bashar al-Assad.

  • 10/06/2011 | World

    Helicopters open fire to disperse Syrian protesters

    Syrian helicopter gunships fired machineguns to disperse pro-democracy protests, witnesses said, in the first reported use of air power to quell unrest in Syria's increasingly bloody three-month-old uprising.

  • 06/09/2011 | World

    At least two dead in Nevada mass shooting

    A gunman opened fire at an IHOP restaurant in Carson City, Nevada today, killing one person and wounding some 10 others before taking his own life, authorities said.

  • 07/09/2011 | World

    Dozens killed in Russian hockey team plane crash

    A passenger plane carrying a Russian ice hockey team to a season-opening match crashed after takeoff from a provincial airport today, leaving 43 people feared dead.

  • 02/05/2011 | World

    US stocks slip after early bounce caused by bin Laden's death

    US stocks slipped as an early bounce on Osama bin Laden's death gave way to questions around the longevity of the market's recent rally. European shares hit a two-month high in holiday-thinned trade on optimism the earnings season will stay strong in the near-term and in a knee-jerk reaction to news al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed.

  • 07/05/2011 | World

    Syria army attacks Banias, raising sectarian tension

    Syrian forces shot dead six civilians in an attack on Sunni districts in the mixed city of Banias, rights campaigners said, raising sectarian tension in a country gripped by pro-democracy protests.

  • 10/02/2011 | World

    Small plane crashes in Ireland, six dead

    Six people were killed and six were injured when a small passenger aircraft crashed and caught fire in heavy fog at Cork Airport in southern Ireland, police said.

  • 21/02/2011 | World

    Suicide bomber kills 30 in Afghanistan as US envoy visits the country

    A suicide bomber killed at least 30 people in a government office in northern Afghanistan, officials said, with violence spiralling across the country even before an expected spring offensive.

  • 12/03/2011 | World

    Tour bus crash in US, 14 dead

    A tour bus that was returning from a casino scraped along a guard rail and slammed into a pole, leaving a jumble of bodies and twisted metal along Interstate 95. Fourteen passengers were killed.

  • 11/12/2010 | World

    Bernard Madoff's elder son dead in suicide

    Mark Madoff, the elder son of convicted swindler Bernard Madoff, was found hanged in his New York City apartment in an apparent suicide, police and his lawyer said.

  • 21/01/2011 | World

    Three shot dead at Albania anti-government protest

    Three men were shot dead as protesters battled police at an anti-government rally in the Albanian capital, in what Prime Minister Sali Berisha called an opposition attempt to foment a Tunisia-style uprising.

  • 24/01/2011 | World

    Suicide bomber kills 35 at Russia's biggest airport

    A suicide bomber killed at least 35 people at Russia's biggest airport in an attack that bore the hallmarks of militants fighting for an Islamist state in the north Caucasus region.

  • 28/10/2014 | Latin America

    Fatal crash in Sao Paulo leaves 11 dead, 30 wounded

    A crash in Sao Paulo, Brazil last night left 11 highschool students and teachers dead and 30 wounded, when a bus hit a truck that was driving in the wrong lane of SP-304 highway of the state capital.

  • 29/01/2015 | Latin America

    Gas truck explodes near hospital in Mexico

  • 19/02/2014 | Latin America

    Venezuela: jailed protest leader López urges Maduro's 'exit'

    Imprisoned protest leader Leopoldo Lopez urged supporters to keep fighting for the departure of Venezuela's socialist government, even as he was due in court today accused of fomenting unrest that has killed at least four people.

  • 24/03/2014 | Latin America

    Soldier and pregnant woman killed in Venezuela unrest, lifting death toll to 36

    A pregnant woman was shot dead near Caracas and a soldier was killed in the western state of Merida, as the death toll from weeks of anti-government protests in Venezuela rises to 36.

  • 07/07/2014 | Latin America

    Powerful quake rocks Guatemala, Mexico, 5 people reported dead

    A strong earthquake shook the border between Guatemala and Mexico today, killing at least five people, including a newborn boy, damaging dozens of buildings and triggering landslides.

  • 12/08/2012 | Latin America

    Mexican mayor-elect, campaign manager found shot to death

    An opposition politician elected in Mexico's July 1 vote and his campaign manager were found shot to death in a truck early Sunday morning in the central state of San Luis Potosi, which has seen a spike in drug gang-related violence in the past week.

  • 14/08/2012 | Latin America

    Gunmen kill 8 in hail of bullets at Mexican strip bar

    Suspected drug cartel gunmen stormed a strip bar and shot dead eight men in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey in an apparent dispute over drug dealing.

  • 29/01/2013 | Latin America

    Brazilian cities crack down on nightclubs after deadly fire

    Cities across Brazil are beginning to crack down on nightclubs to ensure they comply with fire regulations following a weekend blaze that killed 234 people at a club in the southern university town of Santa Maria.

  • 08/06/2012 | Latin America

    18 dead and 37 injured after coach crashes in Bolivia

    At least eighteen people were killed and thirty-seven injured, after a passenger coach skidded off a main road and fell some 120 metres into a ravine along los Yungas routeway, in the area of La Paz.

  • 22/07/2012 | Latin America

    Famed Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá dies after car crash

    One of Cuba's best-known dissidents, Oswaldo Payá, leader of the Christian Democratic Movement, died in a car crash, religious and dissident sources said.

  • 29/07/2012 | Latin America

    Argentine man found dead in trunk in Punta del Este

    A 59-year-old Argentine man was found dead in the trunk of a car in the Uruguayan city of Punta del Este. The man driving the vehicle is currently under arrest after he admitted to beating and choking the victim to death after a fight.

  • 28/01/2012 | Latin America

    Fire kills 26 patients at rehab centre in Peru

    At least 26 people died and twelve were injured today, after a fire broke out in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in the district of San Juan de Lurigancho in Lima, the Health minister in Peru, Alberto Tejada informed.

  • 05/02/2012 | Latin America

    Crime erupts during police strike in Brazil's Bahia

    A police strike in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia sparked a wave of murders and other violence in World Cup host-city Salvador, local media reported, just two weeks ahead of Carnaval celebrations that are expected to attract visitors from around the world.

  • 25/02/2012 | Latin America

    Two killed in blaze at Brazil Antarctica base

    A fire broke out at Brazil's research station in Antarctica on Saturday, killing two navy personnel and forcing the evacuation by helicopter of about 40 other people, the government said.

  • 27/12/2011 | Latin America

    Argentine consul found dead in Bolivian border town

    Bolivian authorities announced on Tuesday that they had found the body of interim Argentine consul in Bolivia, Antonio Deimundo Escobal, in the town of Yacuiba, near the border with Argentina. Forensic officials said that the evidence suggests it was a suicide.

  • 25/01/2012 | Latin America

    Two buildings collapse in Rio de Janeiro

    Two buildings partially collapsed after a violent explosion at downtown Río de Janeiro, next to the Teatro Municipal, one of the symbols of the City.

  • 26/01/2012 | Latin America

    Rousseff expresses her condolences to Río tragedy’s victims

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff expressed her concern over the tragic collapse of three buildings in Río de Janeiro that left five dead and at least sixteen missing. She sent her condolences to the victims and hopes that those missing appear alive.

  • 07/05/2011 | Latin America

    Eleventh body pulled from collapsed Mexico mine

    Rescuers recovered an 11th body from a collapsed coal mine in northern Mexico late last night and kept searching for three more missing bodies.

  • 13/07/2011 | Latin America

    Small plane crashes in Brazil killing 16 people

    An airplane crashed shortly after take-off from Brazil's northeastern city of Recife early, killing all 16 people on board, rescue and air force officials said.

  • 26/08/2011 | Latin America

    Teen shot in Chile anti-Piñera protest dies

    A Chilean teenager died, a day after being shot in the chest during massive protests in the capital against President Sebastian Pinera, police said, the first fatality in months of social unrest.

  • 24/02/2011 | Latin America

    52 dead in Bolivia due to floods, overflowing of rivers

    At least 52 died in Bolivia due to the intense rains and the overflowing of rivers in the last 30 days, while the government began a joint operation with the UN in order to bring food to over 7,000 families affected by the natural disaster in the departments of La Paz, Beni and Cochabamba.

  • 05/03/2011 | Latin America

    Fatal bus crash in southern Brazil, 21 dead

    At least 22 people have died and 23 seriously injured in a major accident between a bus and a truck along the motorway in Santa Catarina, south of Brazil.

  • 04/05/2011 | Latin America

    Coal mine accident in Mexico: 5 bodies found

    Rescue teams found five bodies inside of a mine in the municipality of Sabinas, Northern Mexico. Fourteen workers were trapped and feared dead after an explosion at the coal mine.

  • 07/07/2014 | Sports

    Di Stéfano, between Argentina and Spain

    Here is a factbox on former Real Madrid record goalscorer Alfredo Di Stefano, who died today aged 88.

  • 12/11/2014 | Sports

    One dead, one wounded in hooligan clash

    Two factions of the Ituzaingó “barra” fought each other before the match against Victoriano Arenas in the “Primera D” division, leaving one dead.

  • 10/04/2013 | Sports

    Man found dead in Vélez Sarsfield stadium

    A semi-naked, 35-year-old man was found dead under the belches of the Vélez Sarsfield stadium, police reports indicated. His body did not show signs of violence.

  • 01/05/2012 | Sports

    Norwegian world champion Dale Oen dead at 26

    Norwegian world champion swimmer Alexander Dale Oen has died of a suspected heart attack in Arizona at the age of 26, the Norwegian Olympic Committee said today.

  • 24/01/2013 | Sports

    Racing member found dead at club's pool

    A member and journalist of Racing Club was found dead at the pool of the club's headquarters located in Villa del Parque neighbourhood, Buenos Aires City, and police sources reported that he had a blow in his head.

  • 25/01/2013 | Sports

    Autopsy unveils multiple injuries in body found at Racing's pool

    The autopsy of the body of Nicolás Pacheco, the Racing Club member found dead at the Buenos Aires City headquarters' pool, unveiled the existence of polytraumatisms that could rule out the drowning hypothesis.

  • 09/01/2015 | Arts and Media

    'Time Machine', 'Birds' actor Rod Taylor dies

    Rod Taylor, the Australian-born actor who helped actress Tippi Hedren battle swarms of vicious birds in Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 film "The Birds," has died at the age of 84, his daughter announced on a fan website.

  • 29/01/2015 | Arts and Media

    'The Thorn Birds' author Colleen McCullough dies

    Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose 1977 best-selling novel The Thorn Birds became a smash hit television miniseries, has died at the age of 77.

  • 13/11/2014 | Arts and Media

    'A Clockwork Orange' actor Warren Clarke dies

    Actor Warren Clarke, who starred in the British television series "Dalziel and Pascoe" and had a role in the film "A Clockwork Orange," has died at the age of 67, his agency said.

  • 26/11/2014 | Arts and Media

    Popular Lebanese singer Sabah dies at 87

    Lebanese singer Sabah, one of the leading Arab performers of her generation, has died at the age of 87, her family said.

  • 06/01/2015 | Arts and Media

    First Jewish Miss America Bess Myerson dies

    Bess Myerson, 90, the first Jewish Miss America and a frequent companion of the late New York Mayor Ed Koch who later fell from grace in a city scandal, has died after a long battle with dementia.

  • 29/10/2014 | Arts and Media

    'House of Cards' actress Elizabeth Norment dies at age 61

    Elizabeth Norment, the American actress best known for her role on the Netflix political series "House of Cards," has died at the age of 61.

  • 08/11/2014 | Arts and Media

    Julio Cortázar's first wife dies in Paris

  • 12/11/2014 | Arts and Media

    The Big Bang Theory 'voice' dies

    US actress Carol Ann Susi, famous for voicing the unseen Mrs. Wolowitz on the successful “The Big Bang Theory” TV show has died after a brief battle against cancer. She was 62 years old.

  • 19/07/2014 | Arts and Media

    Legendary jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos dead at 103

    Trumpeter Lionel Ferbos, New Orleans' oldest jazz musician, died today days after his 103rd birthday. Ferbos stayed active long after reaching his century and last performed in public in March.

  • 31/07/2014 | Arts and Media

    Award-winning cinema vérité pioneer Drew dies

    Award-winning American filmmaker Robert L. Drew, a pioneer of the cinema vérité documentary style, died today in Sharon, Connecticut at the age of 90, his family said.

  • 05/09/2014 | Arts and Media

    Comedians, fans, royalty mourn death of Joan Rivers

    Comedians, friends and fans on Friday paid tribute and mourned the loss of Joan Rivers, the sassy, sharp-tongued, brutally honest comedy legend who died a week after her heart stopped during an outpatient medical procedure.

  • 11/04/2014 | Arts and Media

    Sue Townsend, author of 'Adrian Mole' books, dies

    British author Sue Townsend, who found international fame chronicling the travails through life of self-obsessed "Adrian Mole", has died aged 68, her publishers have confirmed.

  • 02/07/2014 | Arts and Media

    Veteran US actor Bob Hastings dies

    Veteran Hollywood actor Bob Hastings, best-remembered as a bootlicking lieutenant in the 1960s television World War Two comedy "McHale's Navy," has died at the age of 89. Hastings died at his home in Burbank, California, on Monday after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer, granddaughter Allison Knowles said.

  • 17/07/2014 | Arts and Media

    US blues legend Johnny Winter found dead in hotel room

    Johnny Winter, an American blues rock guitarist, vocalist and band leader best known for his virtuoso slide-guitar solos and raspy vocals, was found dead in a hotel room outside Zurich, Swiss police said today. He was 70.

  • 25/03/2014 | Arts and Media

    Fabián Rodríguez, Nazarena Vélez's husband, 'died by hanging'

    The head of SAME emergency services Alberto Crescenti confirmed theatre producer Fabián Rodríguez, who was found dead last night, killed himself by "hanging."

  • 07/04/2014 | Arts and Media

    Actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

  • 11/04/2014 | Arts and Media

    Actor Alfredo Alcón dies at 84

  • 17/03/2014 | Arts and Media

    Mick Jagger's girlfriend, fashion designer L'Wren Scott found dead

    Fashion designer and model L'Wren Scott, the girlfriend of Mick Jagger since 2001, was found dead today at her New York City apartment, in what preliminary reports described as an alleged suicide.

  • 18/03/2014 | Arts and Media

    Rolling Stones Australia, New Zealand tour called off after L'Wren Scott's death

    The Rolling Stones have called off their tour of Australia and New Zealand following the death of singer Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott in Manhattan, a statement from the group's publicist said today.

  • 20/12/2013 | Arts and Media

    Nelly Omar dies at 102

    Tango singer Nelly Omar died today at her home aged 102 years old. She was part of Argentina's tango and popular music's golden age, which included other immense artists such as Tita Merello, Azucena Maizani, Libertad Lamarque and Ada Falcón.

  • 24/02/2014 | Arts and Media

    Uruguayan artist Páez Vilaró dies at 90

  • 02/10/2013 | Arts and Media

    Best-selling US author Tom Clancy dies at 66

    Best-selling US author Tom Clancy, whose military thrillers inspired movies and video games, has died at the age of 66, the New York Times reported today, citing publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons.

  • 22/10/2013 | Arts and Media

    British singer and actor Noel Harrison dies at 79

    British singer and actor Noel Harrison, known for the Oscar-winning 1960s song "The Windmills of Your Mind", has died aged 79, his friends and family said today.

  • 05/11/2013 | Arts and Media

    Actor, comedian Juan Carlos Calabró dies at 79

    Actor and comedian Juan Carlos Calabró died this morning at a Buenos Aires clinic where he was fighting a disease. He was 79 years old.

  • 09/08/2013 | Arts and Media

    US actress Karen Black dies at age 74

    US actress Karen Black, who played leading roles in 1970s films "Five Easy Pieces" and "Nashville," died in Los Angeles yesterday, her representatives said. She was 74.

  • 20/08/2013 | Arts and Media

    US crime writer Elmore Leonard dead at 87

    American author Elmore Leonard, whose ear for gritty, realistic dialogue helped bring dozens of hard-bitten crooks, cops and cowboys to life in nearly 50 novels, died today at age 87, according to his website, weeks after a stroke.

  • 22/08/2013 | Arts and Media

    Sid Bernstein, promoter of Beatles, other legends, dead at 95

    Music promoter Sid Bernstein, who worked with legends from Judy Garland to Jimi Hendrix and orchestrated the Beatles' historic concert in New York's Shea Stadium in 1965, died yesterday aged 95.

  • 14/07/2013 | Arts and Media

    'Glee' star Cory Monteith found dead in Vancouver hotel room

    Canadian actor Cory Monteith, 31-year-old heart throb of Fox's musical-comedy television series "Glee", was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room, police said.

  • 25/07/2013 | Arts and Media

    Argentine artist León Ferrari dies

    Argentine artist León Ferrari has died today at the age of 92, official news agency Télam reported.

  • 09/08/2013 | Arts and Media

    Country music legend 'Cowboy' Jack Clement dies at 82

    "Cowboy" Jack Clement, who inspired pioneering rock'n'rollers and classic country musicians, sometimes while prancing around the music studio in his bathrobe and playing the ukulele, died yesterday at his home in Nashville. He was 82.

  • 12/12/2012 | Arts and Media

    Legendary Indian sitarist, composer Ravi Shankar dead at 92

    Sitarist and composer Ravi Shankar, who helped introduce the sitar to the Western world through his collaborations with The Beatles, died in Southern California today, his family said. He was 92.

  • 19/12/2012 | Arts and Media

    Thousands mourn US-Mexican singer Jenni Rivera

    Thousands of mourners today packed a Los Angeles theater to pay their final respects to Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera more than a week after her death in a plane crash.

  • 02/05/2013 | Arts and Media

    Kriss Kross rapper Chris Kelly dies at 34

    Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly, one half of the 1990s rap duo Kriss Kross, has died at an Atlanta hospital at the age of 34, a Fulton County Medical Examiner's spokesman said.

  • 18/04/2012 | Arts and Media

    Veteran television personality Dick Clark dies at 82

    "American Bandstand" host Dick Clark, whose long-running television dance show helped rock 'n' roll win acceptance in mainstream US, died at age 82, a spokesman said.

  • 08/07/2012 | Arts and Media

    Oscar-winning actor Ernest Borgnine dead at 95 in LA

    US actor Ernest Borgnine, whose bulldog appearance made him a natural for tough-guy roles in films like "The Wild Bunch" but won an Oscar for playing a sensitive loner in "Marty," died on Sunday at the age of 95, his longtime publicist said.

  • 10/12/2012 | Arts and Media

    US-Mexican singer Jenni Rivera dies in plane crash

    Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera died in a plane crash after the small jet she was travelling in went down in northern Mexico, her father said yesterday.

  • 22/05/2011 | Arts and Media

    Oscar-winning composer accused of rape found dead

    Joseph Brooks, the Oscar-winning composer of the hit "You Light Up My Life" and who was awaiting trial on rape charges, was found dead in his New York apartment, having apparently killed himself, police said.

  • 06/02/2012 | Arts and Media

    Autopsy reveals De Grazia died from asphyxia due to immersion

    Autopsy results revealed that model Jazmín de Grazia died from "asphyxia due to immersion in water". On Monday, relatives and friends attended the model's wake in the southern Greater Buenos Aires town of Temperley. The 27-year-old model was found dead in her apartment of Recoleta neighbourhood on Sunday.

  • 12/02/2012 | Arts and Media

    Legendary singer Whitney Houston dies

  • 13/10/2011 | Multimedia

    Building explodes in Rio de Janeiro leaving 3 dead, 13 injured

    An explosion apparently caused by a gas leak ripped through a restaurant in downtown Rio de Janeiro this morning, killing at least three people and wounding at least 13, officials said.

  • 11/02/2012 | Multimedia

    'I Will Always Love You,' a song that captivated the world

    The song that captivated the world: 'I Will Always Love You,' a song written by Dolly Parton in 1973 was brought to the height of it's fame by the late singer Whitney Houston in the 1990s as the theme song to the film 'The Bodyguard.'

  • 10/07/2014 | In Depth - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Two people died of heart attack after Argentina beat Holland

    One 16 year-old teenager and one 45 year-old man died yesterday of heart attack after Argentina beat the Netherlands in the World Cup semi-finals.

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