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  • 13/04/2014 | Argentina

    Ernesto Laclau passes away at 78

    Historian and political theorist Ernesto Laclau has passed away after suffering a stroke in the Spanish city of Seville, at 78 years of age.

  • 24/05/2013 | Argentina

    Argentine writer Elsa Bornemann dies at 61

    Elsa Bornemann, the iconic writer of popular children's literature in Argentina and Latin America, died today at the age of 61, publishing house Alfaguara announced.

  • 09/08/2013 | Argentina

    BA province: another police woman killed

    A police woman was shot to death today by three armed men in the locality of Berazategui, in Southern Buenos Aires province.

  • 05/12/2013 | Argentina

    CFK pays respects to 'Indefatigable fighter' Mandela

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has expressed her sorrow over the passing of former South Africa leader Nelson Mandela, calling him a "worldwide example for the fight against racism and in support of human rights.

  • 20/05/2013 | Argentina

    Preliminary results of Videla's autopsy revealed

    Judiciary authorities today revealed the preliminary results of the autopsy practiced on the body of dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, who died last Friday in prison at age 87.

  • 21/05/2013 | Argentina

    Court releases Videla's body from morgue

    Federal Judge Juan Pablo Salas has authorized the release of ex dictador Jorge Rafael Videla’s body that was lying in the state judicial morgue. It will be delivered to his family.

  • 24/05/2013 | Argentina

    In newspaper ad, Videla's family asks for 'peace' among Argentineans

    Family of Dictador Jorge Rafael Videla published an obituary notice in La Nación newspaper asking for the “pacification of spirits” and “concord” among Argentineans.

  • 17/05/2013 | Argentina

    Penitentiary Service releases communiqué with details of Videla's death

    Dictator Jorge Videla died at 8.25 am at his cell of the Marcos Paz prison in Buenos Aires province, a communiqué released by the national director of the Federal Penitentiary Service Víctor Hortel stated.

  • 19/05/2013 | Argentina

    Disappearing democracy is a journalistic dilemma

    By Robert Cox
    Regular readers of this column know all too well that since I returned to Buenos Aires as a part-time resident three years ago I have repeatedly expressed my fear that democracy was in danger.

  • 19/05/2013 | Argentina

    Videla to be buried in hometown Mercedes

    Remains of ex Ditator Jorge Rafael Videla are expected to be buried in Mercedes city, hometown of the former de facto ruler during Argentina’s darkest period. Still, time and date of the funeral service have not been yet confirmed.

  • 08/04/2013 | Argentina

    La Plata judge informs of new storm victim found, death toll rises to 52

    A La Plata judge reported the finding of a new victim who died in the city’s flash flood last week, elevating the death toll to 52.

  • 17/05/2013 | Argentina

    ‘A despicable being has left this world,’ Carlotto

    The head of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo human rights association, Estela de Carlotto, came on stage today after the death of dictator Jorge Rafael Videla was revealed.

  • 17/05/2013 | Argentina

    'We cannot celebrate death, but Justice, not revenge, was made,' Gov't

    Referring to the recent death of 87-year-old Jorge Rafael Videla, who led Argentina to a military dictatorship regime, Human Rights Secretary Martín Fresneda said “he ended his life as one of the people who were responsible for the main atrocity Argentine people lived.”

  • 05/01/2013 | Argentina

    Viedma Mayor dies

    Viedma Mayor Jorge Ferreira died early this morning aged 57 after a long illness. He had been first elected in 2007 and reelected as mayor of the Río Negro province capital in 2011.

  • 19/01/2013 | Argentina

    Five dead, 11 injured in 5-car pile up on Route 11

    Five people died and eleven were injured in a five-car pile-up along Route 11, between the neighbourhoods of Conesa and General Lavalle in Buenos Aires province.

  • 05/03/2013 | Argentina

    CFK in Venezuela for Chávez's wake

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner cancelled her activities after being informed about the death of her Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chávez, and will head to Venezuela tomorrow morning.

  • 09/08/2012 | Argentina

    Former police officer murdered outside Pol-ka production company

    A retired police officer died after he was shot as he resisted a robbery attempt after he returned from running errands in a bank to production company Pol-ka, in the City neighbourhood of Colegiales, where he worked as a security guard.

  • 27/09/2012 | Argentina

    Gov't presses charges over alleged death threats against Moreno

    The Justice Ministry filed a complaint in a federal court, assuring that Domestic Trade secretary Guillermo Moreno “has received mafia-like death threats and messages that promote violence against him.”

  • 26/12/2012 | Argentina

    Heat wave kills City Zoo polar bear

    Winner, the last polar bear living in the Buenos Aires City Zoo died early on Christmas morning "due to the unusually high temperatures, combined with Christmas eve fireworks and the bear’s nervious temperament,” a communiqué released today confirmed.

  • 12/06/2012 | Argentina

    Prosecutor asks closure of Monumental due to fan's death

    Public prosecutor José María Campagnoli, currently investigating into the death of an alleged  hooligan who was stabbed at River Plate Stadium on Sunday, ordered to shut the stadium down and assured the murderer has already been identified.

  • 19/07/2012 | Argentina

    'It seemed like a staged scene,' Luján Peñalva's family

    The family of Luján Peñalva, one of the teenagers who was found dead in Salta province on Monday gave a press conference and questioned the probe led by the provincial police.

  • 24/07/2012 | Argentina

    Former Navy officer stabbed to death in Ituzaingó

    A former navy officer was stabbed to death in his home of the Greater Buenos Aires area of Ituzaingó, as he resisted a robbery attempt. The victim was identified as Vicente Manuel Federici, aged 78.

  • 27/04/2012 | Argentina

    Victim's family appeals boxer Barrios' release from prison

    The family of Yamila González, the pregnant woman who was killed in a car crash in Mar del Plata in 2010, and for whose death Rodrigo “La Hiena” Barrios was imprisoned 23 days ago, have appealed the man's very recent release from jail.

  • 15/05/2012 | Argentina

    Juan Martín Fresneda designated new Human Rights Secretary

    Juan Martín Fresneda, lawyer, Kirchnerite activist and son of a disappeared couple during the last dictatorship, has been appointed Human Rights Secretary, following the death of his predecessor, Eduardo Luis Duhalde, one month ago.

  • 15/05/2012 | Argentina

    19-year-old accused of burning her boyfriend to death, arrested

    A 19-year-old woman accused of scalding and burning her boyfriend to death with boiling water, was arrested by police this morning in the Buenos Aires Province area of Pilar.

  • 28/03/2012 | Argentina

    Former world champ boxer accused of committing manslaughter

    Rodrigo ‘La Hiena’ Barrios, a boxer who has appeared intermittently in the media connected with various crimes, was today accused of manslaughter by public prosecutor Oscar Deniro, who asked he be put away for three years, in the case investigating a traffic incident that left a young pregnant woman dead.

  • 12/04/2012 | Argentina

    Fraticelli's ex-wife 'committed suicide because she missed her daughter'

    Policemen today began to investigate into the Carlos Fraticelli's ex-wife's death and stated that her suicide may be able to be put down to her “missing her daughter.” Letters written by Graciela Dieser were found inside her home saying that she wanted to “meet with” her daughter again.

  • 17/04/2012 | Argentina

    TEDxBA: Death as a constitutive part of life

    By Ana Patiño.-

    Doctor Hugo Dopaso made his way through the TEDx Buenos Aires and cast a positive light on death by urging people not to be afraid of it, but to accept it as part of our life. He also praised the Dignified Death draft bill being discussed in Congress, assuring that it is a “huge step for society.”

  • 17/03/2012 | Argentina

    14-year-old boy stabbed to death in Castelar

    A 14-year-old boy was stabbed to death and his 16-year-old brother was seriously injured as they left a birthday party at a house in the Greater Buenos Aires area of Castelar early this morning.

  • 20/03/2012 | Argentina

    Subway D line goes on surprise strike

    Subway’s D line service was suspended after the workers held a surprise strike due to the death of one of their colleagues at Congreso de Tucumán station.

  • 21/03/2012 | Argentina

    'All evidence points to mother' of murdered boy, Prosecutor

    The prosecutor investigating the death of a 6-year-old boy found murdered in a gated community in the Buenos Aires province, said that he was “almost certain” that the mother was the perpertrator of the crime. He also confirmed that in February the mother’s exhusband had reported her for wanting to kill her own children.

  • 09/02/2012 | Argentina

    Candela case: Judiciary grants release of Gladys Cabrera

    The Court of Appeals in Morón granted Gladys Cabrera’s release today, the owner of the house located in the Greater Buenos Aires area of Villa Tesei, where it is suspected that young murder victim Candela Rodríguez had been held captive before her death. The 11-year-old was found dead on August 31, 2011.

  • 14/02/2012 | Argentina

    Missing girl found dead in Balcarce

    An 18-year-old girl was found dead today after being reported missing for the period of three days in Balcarce, Buenos Aires province.  Police reported the girl’s murdered body was found in the Mechongué neighbourhood and that one man -said to be her boyfriend- was arrested after telling judicial officials that he committed the crime.

  • 19/02/2012 | Argentina

    Final farewell to Fortabat at Recoleta cemetery

    The remains of Argentina’s wealthiest women Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat were transported to the Recoleta Cemetery, where an official service was held after family and friends attended a private funeral ceremony yesterday and throughout last night.

  • 14/01/2012 | Argentina

    Silvia Prigent's husband pleads innocent

    The husband of murdered teacher Silvia Prigent, arrested for “aggravated murder,” pleaded innocent today after undergoing questioning for murdering his wife. He further stated that the crime could have been committed by enemies of his from his place of work, judicial sources informed.

  • 14/01/2012 | Argentina

    Child dies after alligator attack

    A seven year old boy died today after being attacked by an alligator in Corrientes province. The incident took place as the child and his elder brother walked along a stream near Colonia Progreso area.

  • 08/02/2012 | Argentina

    French photographer stabbed to death in Retiro neighbourhood

    A French photographer was stabbed to death this morning in the city neighbourhood of Retiro, after thieves tried to steal his camera while he was walking in the area. The incident took place next to the Malvinas monument, located in San Martín square.

  • 03/01/2012 | Argentina

    Autopsy performed on Soria's body 'doesn't confirm shot distance'

    Judge Juan Pablo Chirinos, who handles the case of the death of Río Negro Governor Carlos Soria, said today that the autopsy “doesn’t offer conclusive evidence on the distance of the shot,” and assured that “ there are pending toxic tests to be performed on the victim’s blood.”

  • 03/01/2012 | Argentina

    Psychiatrist says Freydoz 'knows that the situation is irreparable'

    Psychiatrist Luis Di Giácomo stated that “Susana Freydoz recovers consciousness of what happened only for a few moments. She knows that what she has committed is irreparable,” referring to the death of Governor Carlos Soria.

  • 11/01/2012 | Argentina

    Two elderly women found dead in Recoleta

    Two elderly sisters were found dead in their apartment in the City neighbourhood of Recoleta. A 89-year-old woman and her 93-year-old sister were found dead by police officers in their home in the intersection of Callao and Juncal streets. The cause of the deaths has yet to be determined.

  • 20/12/2011 | Argentina

    The economist with a meteoric political career

    Economist Iván Heyn, who was found dead in his hotel room in Uruguay today, had been appointed as Trade undersecretary on December 10th and also was the head of Corporación Puerto Madero, a corporation ran by the national and City goverments.

  • 22/12/2011 | Argentina

    Uruguay's Judiciary: Heyn's death might have been accidental

    The investigation of the death of Trade undersecretary Iván Heyn, which took place in Montevideo, Uruguay on Tuesday, will likely be closed with the hypothesis that it was an accidental death, sources said.

  • 30/12/2011 | Argentina

    Relatives claim for justice 7 years after Cromañon tragedy

    Seven years after the fire in República Cromañon night club, in the City neighbourhood of Balvanera killed 194 people, family members of the victims keep up with their claim for justice and demand tougher sentences on those involved in the 2004 tragedy.

  • 18/11/2011 | Argentina

    Funeral service held for Tomás

  • 26/11/2011 | Argentina

    New crime rocks Lincoln; man kills ex partner, commits suicide

    A man killed his ex partner and then committed suicide with the same gun in the Greater Buenos Aires area of Lincoln, a town still in shock by the brutal murder of nine year old Tomás Dameno Santillán last week.

  • 29/11/2011 | Argentina

    Crime scene in La Plata quadruple murder case 'extremely violent,' prosecutor

    Public Prosecutor Alvaro Garganta, who heads the La Plata cuadruple murder case, assured the crime scene “shows extreme violence.” Four women, including an 11-year-old girl, were murdered in the Buenos Aires province capital, and the former boyfriend of one of them, 27 year old Osvaldo Martínez, was arrested yesterday.

  • 27/10/2011 | Argentina

    Gov't officials remember Néstor Kirchner in Plaza de Mayo

    Vice-president elect and Economy Minister Amado Boudou, accompanied by members of Cabinet, the ceremony organized by Mothers of Plaza de Mayo in Plaza de Mayo to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of former president Néstor Kirchner.

  • 17/09/2011 | Argentina

    Driver runs over pedestrian in Caballito

    A 54-year-old man died earlier today after he was run over by driver who sped through several red lights in the City neighbourhood of Caballito. The driver also crashed into a parked car.

  • 01/10/2011 | Argentina

    Builder dies as wall collapses in construction site

    A 23 year old builder died today as a wall in a construction site collapsed, in the City neighbourhood of Caballito, sources said. Firefighters and and SAME medical emergencies personnel worked on the venue to remove the body from under the rubble.

  • 26/10/2011 | Argentina

    One year on: Images from the Kirchner era

    A chronology in pictures from 2003 to 2010, from his unexpected rise to power to his emotional farewell funeral.

  • 27/07/2011 | Argentina

    Baby dies in confusing episode in Ayacucho

    A three month old baby girl died of asphyxia at her parent’s house in the Buenos Aires province locality of Ayacucho. Police is investigation whether the child died during a robbery in her parent’s home or if she died in other circumstances.

  • 29/07/2011 | Argentina

    Clashes' death toll reaches four

    According to the last official statement from Víctor Urbani, Jujuy’s Health Minister, Juan Velazquez died this morning at 'Pablo Soria' provincial hospital, increasing the death toll of yesterday’s clashes to four.

  • 13/08/2011 | Argentina

    Police officer indicted in San Telmo death case

    The police officer that killed a young man in the City neighbourhood odf San Telmo was indicted, but will not be held under custody, as the death was ruled as non-intentional.

  • 01/05/2011 | Argentina

    Farewell procession for Ernesto Sábato

    A long caravan of cars headed to the Jardín de Paz cemetery located in the Greater Buenos Aires western district of  Pilar, where the remains of Ernesto Sábato, who died early yesterday at age 99 because of pneumonia, were burried.

  • 21/05/2011 | Argentina

    Palacios commemorated by Moyano, UTA union

    CGT boss Hugo Moyano remembered the former head of the UTA bus and subway drivers’ union, Juan Manuel Palacios as “an intelligent man and a fighter,” underlining the fact that they had fought “tirelessly during the 90s, against privatizations.” Others from the UTA union paid their condolences to the ex-leader who died in a car crash yesterday.

  • 20/07/2011 | Argentina

    Bystander killed by police bullet

    A police chase turned to tragedy yesterday afternoon in the City neighbourhood of San Telmo when a bystander was killed by a policeman in what was described as a freak accident.

  • 21/03/2011 | Argentina

    Autopsy shows San Lorenzo fan died due to heart and lung edema, not beating

    The results of the autopsy performed on the corpse of a San Lorenzo football club fan that died before the kickoff of the Vélez-San Lorenzo match, showed that Ramón Aramayo died due to a lung and heart edema and haemorrhage and not as a result of a beating

  • 12/04/2011 | Argentina

    Man, child stabbed to death, woman seriously injured in Flores murder case

    A 40-year old man and his 3-year old child were stabbed to death while a woman was seriously injured in a family home in the city neighbourhood of Flores. Authorities believe that an episode of domestic violence is what caused the deaths.

  • 14/04/2011 | Argentina

    'No child ever died of hunger in hands of a CGT worker,' Moyano

    Without naming him specifically, CGT Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano replied to Salta’s Governor elect Juan Manuel Urtubey comments and said that “no child ever died of hunger in hands of a CGT worker,” an indirect reference to the fact that many children have died from malnutrition in Salta in the last few months.

  • 25/02/2011 | Argentina

    Rock fall kills four tourists in La Rioja province

    Four people died last night when a large boulder rock fell on their car as they were driving through a storm.

  • 08/03/2011 | Argentina

    Woman dies after partner sets her on fire

    A seventeen-year old woman died after her partner sprayed her with alcohol and set her on fire. After being hospitalized, the woman had remained in intensive care for two days with severe first, second and third degree burns in her body. The attacker, who is also the father of her child, remains in police custody.

  • 20/03/2011 | Argentina

    Serious incidents at Vélez-San Lorenzo match leave one dead

    A San Lorenzo fan died yesterday shortly before the beginning of the first division Clausura soccer tournament match between Vélez Sársfield and San Lorenzo about 150 metres away from the José Amalfitani stadium in the Buenos Aires city neighbourhood of Liniers.

  • 26/01/2011 | Argentina

    CFK postpones ceremony in El Calafate to attend late husband's private memorial

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner decided to postpone the opening ceremony of a water purification plant she was expected to attend to tomorrow until Friday, although she confirmed that she would fly to Río Gallegos on Thursday in order to attend a private memorial service on the day of the three-month anniversary of her husband’s death.

  • 04/02/2011 | Argentina

    Shoot-out with police, one dead, another injured in Parque Avellaneda area

    A man has been killed, and another severely injured, when a shoot-out began between criminals and police, as a robbery attempt on a Fiat car garage was being followed up, after a 911 call was made in the Parque Avellaneda neighbourhood.

  • 07/02/2011 | Argentina

    Rico acquitted in death of wounded suspect case

    Judicial sources have determined that the bullet that caused the death of a suspect who was left at the door of a Merlo hospital last night was not fired by former San Miguel Mayor Aldo Rico, who engaged in a fire fight last night as a gang of robbers tried to steal his pick-up truck in the Moreno area.

  • 11/12/2010 | Argentina

    Police questions fourth death in Villa Soldati, says 'no body found'

    Federal Police authorities questioned the death of another protester during the violent clash between residents in the Villa Soldati area and the squatters residing in the Indoamericano Park nearby since "no body was found in the premises or taken to any hospital in the city."

  • 30/12/2010 | Argentina

    One dead after a clash between neighbours in Villa 31 slum

    The SAME emergency medical assistance service confirmed that a man died and another one was injured in the Villa 31 bis slum after two groups clashed.

  • 20/01/2011 | Argentina

    Three brothers stabbed to death in Mar del Plata

    Three brothers were stabbed to death at their home in Punta Mogotes neighbourhood, Mar del Plata City, police authorities confirmed.

  • 13/01/2014 | World

    US Biden attends Sharon´s funeral

    Israel paid homage to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at the first of two funeral services being held for a man celebrated as a war hero at home but seen by many in the Arab world as a war criminal.

  • 27/03/2014 | World

    Open verdict recorded by coroner on death of oligarch Berezovsky

    A British coroner has said he could not be sure if exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky killed himself at his former wife's British home or was the victim of foul play.

  • 26/12/2013 | World

    Russia says Arafat died of natural causes

    Russia has said former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of natural causes, not radiation poisoning, but a Palestinian official called the finding "politicised" and said an investigation would continue.

  • 03/01/2014 | World

    Former Israeli PM Sharon suffering multi-organ failure

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, comatose since a 2006 stroke, is close to death as his health continues to decline, the head of the hospital treating him has said.

  • 12/01/2014 | World

    Israelis pay last respects to ex PM Ariel Sharon

    Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's body lay in state outside parliament in Jerusalem, where thousands of Israelis waited to bid farewell to the maverick warrior-statesman who reshaped the Middle East.

  • 10/12/2013 | World

    Obama: Mandela was 'a giant of justice'

    World leaders from US President Barack Obama to Cuba's Raul Castro joined thousands of South Africans to honor Nelson Mandela today in a memorial to celebrate his gift for uniting enemies across political and racial divides.

  • 11/12/2013 | World

    Thousands bid farewell to Mandela lying in state

    Thousands of people were queuing to say goodbye to Nelson Mandela, whose body was lying in state in Pretoria in the building where he was inaugurated in 1994 as South Africa's first black president.

  • 15/12/2013 | World

    South Africa buries 'greatest son' Mandela

    South Africa buried Nelson Mandela today, leaving the multi-racial democracy he founded without its living inspiration and still striving for the "Rainbow Nation" ideal of shared prosperity he had dreamed of.

  • 14/10/2013 | World

    Death toll from India temple stampede up to 115, search called off

    The toll of dead from a stampede at a Hindu temple in India rose to 115 today, police said, as a search ended for more victims of the second deadly crush at the site in seven years.

  • 05/12/2013 | World

    Life and times of Nelson Mandela

    Some of the key events in the life of Nelson Mandela, former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize winner who passed away today at the age of 95.

  • 05/12/2013 | World

    World leaders react to 'courageous' Mandela

    President Barack Obama led reactions to the news that former South African President Nelson Mandela had passed away, hailing the late statesman as a leader who left his country with a legacy of freedom and peace with the world.

  • 23/05/2013 | World

    Saudi Arabia confirms another death from SARS-like virus

    Saudi Arabia has announced another death from the SARS-like novel coronavirus (nCoV) in its central al-Qassim region, bringing the total number of deaths in the kingdom to 17.

  • 14/07/2013 | World

    Zimmerman, cleared in Trayvon Martin death, faces outrage

    Cleared by a Florida jury, George Zimmerman walked free from criminal charges in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin but was still under fire from civil rights leaders and critics who were dismayed by the verdict.

  • 24/07/2013 | World

    Indian police arrest school principal in food poisoning case

    Indian police today arrested the headmistress of a school where 23 children died after eating a meal laced with pesticide in one of India's deadliest food poisoning outbreaks in years.

  • 06/03/2013 | World

    Lion kills worker at California wildlife sanctuary

    An African lion attacked and killed an employee of a private wildlife sanctuary in central California today, law enforcement officials said.

  • 08/03/2013 | World

    Iran's Ahmadinejad criticised over Chavez remarks

    Senior Iranian clerics have criticised President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for saying Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez will be resurrected alongside Jesus Christ and the hidden imam who Shi'ite Muslims believe will rise up to bring world peace.

  • 09/04/2013 | World

    Thatcher's funeral to take place on April 17

    Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral will take place in London on Wednesday, April 17, David Cameron's office said. The service will be held in St Paul's Cathedral, Downing Street announced.

  • 16/02/2013 | World

    Bomb kills 64 in Pakistan's Quetta

    Sixty-four people including school children died in a bomb attack carried out by extremists from Pakistan's Sunni Muslim majority, police said.

  • 06/03/2013 | World

    US rejects Venezuela's 'cancer plot'

    The United States considered "absurd" the recent accusations made by Venezuela’s Vice President Nicolás Maduro, who denounced that late president Hugo Chávez was infected with cancer by “imperialist enemies."

  • 30/01/2013 | World

    France suspends sales of acne pill after deaths

    France's health regulator ANSM said today it would suspend sales of Bayer's acne pill Diane 35 and its generic versions after four deaths over the past 25 years were linked to its use.

  • 10/02/2013 | World

    Five crew killed in cruise ship safety drill

    Five crew members died in an emergency drill on a cruise ship in the Canary Islands on Sunday, police said.

  • 29/12/2012 | World

    Spaniard convicted in Cuban dissident death returns home

    A Spanish political activist who was convicted in the death of prominent Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya in a car crash in Cuba in July arrived in Spain to serve out his four-year prison sentence, media reports said.

  • 01/01/2013 | World

    At least 61 crushed to death in Ivory Coast stampede

    At least 61 people were crushed to death in a stampede after a New Year's Eve fireworks display at a stadium in Ivory Coast's main city Abidjan early today, officials said.

  • 20/01/2013 | World

    Algeria hostage crisis death toll hits 80, could rise further

    Algerian troops searching a desert gas compound a day after ending a four-day siege found the bodies of 25 more hostages inside, more than doubling the toll to 48 hostages killed, a security source said.

  • 15/11/2012 | World

    Rockets hit near Tel Aviv as Gaza death toll rises

    Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip targeted Tel Aviv today in the first attack on Israel's commercial capital in 20 years, raising the stakes in a showdown between Israel and the Palestinians that is moving towards all-out war.

  • 02/12/2012 | World

    Syrian army pounds rebel strongholds in Damascus

    Syrian army forces pounded rebel-held suburbs around Damascus with fighter jets and rockets today, activists said, killing at least ten and wounding dozens in an offensive to stop rebels closing in on the capital.

  • 29/09/2012 | World

    Former NY Times executive Arthur Sulzberger dies at 86

    Former New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, who led the company for 34 years in a period of growth that made it a multibillion-dollar media enterprise, died at the age of 86, the newspaper said.

  • 20/10/2012 | World

    US says death toll rises to 23 in meningitis outbreak

    The US death toll from fungal meningitis linked to potentially contaminated steroid injections has risen by two to 23, with North Carolina reporting its first death, health officials said today.

  • 26/10/2012 | World

    CNBC exec two children stabbed to death in NYC apartment, nanny arrested

    The wife of CNBC executive Kevin Krim returned home to her luxury New York City apartment to find two of her young children stabbed to death in the bathtub, and the family's nanny was arrested as the suspect in the killings, police said.

  • 09/09/2012 | World

    Iraq blasts kill 100 as fugitive VP gets death sentence

    Car bombs tore through mainly Shi'ite Baghdad districts after Iraq's fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi was sentenced to death, as more than 100 people were killed across the country in one of the bloodiest days this year.

  • 15/09/2012 | World

    Afghan policeman kills two NATO soldiers

    An Afghan policeman killed two soldiers from the NATO-led force in southern Afghanistan on Saturday before he was himself shot dead, security and coalition officials said.

  • 20/09/2012 | World

    UK 'Torture Gang' boss Richardson dies at 78

    British gangster Charlie Richardson, one of the most feared underworld figures of 1960s London who fought a vicious turf war with the more famous Kray brothers, has died, his family said on Thursday. He was 78.

  • 29/08/2012 | World

    Navy SEAL's book gives different account of bin Laden death

    A US Navy SEAL who has authored a first-hand account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden says the al Qaeda leader was shot in the head as he peeked from a bedroom door, an account that diverges from the Obama administration's original description of the incident.

  • 06/09/2012 | World

    US astronaut Neil Armstrong to be buried at sea

    US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, will be buried at sea, family spokesman Rick Miller said.

  • 24/07/2012 | World

    Ghana President Mills dies, VP replaces him

    Ghana's President John Atta Mills, who won international praise for presiding over a stable model democracy in Africa, died suddenly today and his vice-president was quickly sworn in to replace him at the helm of the oil, gold and cocoa producer.

  • 11/08/2012 | World

    Iran earthquakes kill 87 people in the northwest

    The death toll in two strong earthquakes which struck northwest Iran on Saturday rose to 87, with about 400 people injured, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted the head of the crisis centre in East Azerbaijan province as saying.

  • 20/06/2012 | World

    Famed sports painter LeRoy Neiman dead at 91

    LeRoy Neiman, whose distinctive, vibrantly colored paintings of sports figures and athletic events made him as famous as many of the athletes he drew, died on Wednesday at age 91.

  • 10/07/2012 | World

    Wife of Tetra Pak heir found dead in London

    The American wife of an heir to the Tetra Pak carton fortune was found dead in London, police said today, and a man who may be Eva Rausing's husband was arrested in connection with her death and on suspicion of drugs possession.

  • 12/07/2012 | World

    Activists say death toll in attack in Hama is over 200

    Syrian government forces killled more than 200 people, most of them civilians, in a village in the province of Hama, opposition activists said.

  • 06/06/2012 | World

    At least 78 killed in Syria's Hama province

    Activists said pro-government militia men and security forces killed at least 78 people, including children, in Syria's central province of Hama.

  • 06/06/2012 | World

    Italy holds suspect for school bombing

    Italian police took into custody a 68-year-old man for last month's bombing in front of a school that killed a 16-year-old girl and wounded 10 others.

  • 08/06/2012 | World

    UN says 7 peacekeepers killed in Ivory Coast

    Seven United Nations peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in Ivory Coast while on patrol near the border with neighbouring Liberia, the world body said.

  • 16/05/2012 | World

    Wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. found dead at NY home

    Mary Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr, was found dead on Wednesday at her home in a New York City suburb, an officer at the Westchester County Medical Examiner's Office said. She was 52.

  • 19/05/2012 | World

    Bomb at south Italy school kills teenager, wounds six

    A bomb exploded in front of a school in southern Italy killing a 16 year-old girl and wounding at least six others, two seriously, authorities said.

  • 28/05/2012 | World

    Fire kills 19, mostly children, in upscale Qatar mall

    At least 19 foreign nationals, including 13 children, were killed in a fire that ripped through an upscale shopping mall in Qatar, the country's interior ministry said.

  • 10/04/2012 | World

    Attorneys for Martin shooter Zimmerman withdraw from case

    George Zimmerman's lawyers withdrew from his defence after the man who shot and killed an unarmed black Florida teenager telephoned prosecutors directly, contacted a television journalist and set up a website all without their knowledge.

  • 16/04/2012 | World

    Death toll from Oklahoma tornado rises to six

    The death toll rose to six from a tornado that ripped through an Oklahoma town during a weekend outbreak of dozens of twisters across the Great Plains, officials said.

  • 26/04/2012 | World

    CIA document over order to ‘capture’ Bin Laden unveiled

    A US magazine published a memorandum document from former CIA head and current Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta which states the green light given by President Barack Obama to launch a secret military raid to ‘capture’ Osama Bin Laden that ended with the death of the Al Qaeda leader.

  • 02/04/2012 | World

    Russian plane crash kills 31, exposes safety record

    A passenger plane crashed and burst into flames after takeoff in Siberia, killing 31 people and putting the spotlight on Russia's poor air-safety record before Vladimir Putin's return as president.

  • 07/04/2012 | World

    Malawi VP Banda takes over after Mutharika death

    Malawian Vice-President Joyce Banda took over the running of the southern African nation on Saturday after the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika, and fears of a succession struggle receded as state institutions backed the constitutional handover.

  • 07/04/2012 | World

    Greeks mourn suicide pensioner, vowing to fight on

    In a sombre atmosphere in an Athens graveyard, hundreds of Greeks said farewell on Saturday to Dimitris Christoulas, a pensioner who became a symbol of the pain inflicted by austerity when he shot himself in the head outside parliament.

  • 25/02/2012 | World

    Al Qaeda kill 26 as new Yemeni leader is sworn in

    A suicide bombing claimed by al Qaeda killed at least 26 people outside a presidential palace in southern Yemen, hours after the newly-elected president was sworn in and said the battle against the Islamists was a "national duty".

  • 16/03/2012 | World

    Afghan massacre suspect identified, due at Kansas base

    The soldier implicated in the massacre of 16 villagers in Afghanistan this week - an incident that sent American-Afghan relations into a tailspin - is US Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, a US official said.

  • 17/03/2012 | World

    Former Nazi guard Demjanjuk dead at 91

    John Demjanjuk, a retired US engine mechanic convicted for his role in killing 28,000 Jews as a guard at a Nazi death camp during World War Two, died aged 91 in a care home in Germany, police said.

  • 05/01/2012 | World

    Gunmen kill 6, wound 10 in Nigeria church attack

    Gunmen opened fire on a church service in Nigeria, killing six people and wounding 10, the church's pastor said, the latest in a string of attacks that has raised fears of sectarian conflict in Africa's most populous nation.

  • 07/01/2012 | World

    Syria buries victims of contested bombing

    Crowds waving Syrian flags and pictures of President Bashar al-Assad gathered today to bury 26 people who the authorities said were killed by a suicide bomber at a busy Damascus crossroads.

  • 08/02/2012 | World

    Gaddafi daughter presses UN to probe father's death

    Muammar Gaddafi's daughter has expressed concern that a United Nations commission looking into human rights violations during the Libya conflict is not trying to find out who killed her father.

  • 17/12/2011 | World

    Typhoon smashes through the Philippines

    Hundreds of people have been killed and hundreds more were missing after a typhoon hit the southern Philippines, National Red Cross Secretary-General Gwendolyn Pang said.

  • 26/12/2011 | World

    Syria tanks fire, 23 die in fighting as monitors awaited

    At least 23 people were killed as Syrian tank forces battled opponents of President Bashar al-Assad in Homs, residents said, ahead of a planned visit by Arab League monitors to verify whether he is ending a violent crackdown on unrest.

  • 26/12/2011 | World

    Teen stabbed to death on London's packed Oxford St

    An 18-year-old was stabbed to death in front of horrified shoppers during a fight between two groups of youths on London's Oxford Street, one of Europe's busiest retail districts which was packed with thousands of bargain hunters.

  • 22/10/2011 | World

    Libyans urged to unite after death of Gaddafi

    Libya's interim prime minister said he was resigning on Saturday and urged new leaders to seize a "very limited opportunity" and resolve rivalries now surfacing after Muammar Gaddafi's death.

  • 31/10/2011 | World

    13 dead, millions without power after rare US storm

    Devastation from a rare and deadly October snowstorm lingered in the Northeast, leaving 2.2 million houses without power, closing schools, snarling the morning commute and postponing Halloween fun.

  • 26/11/2011 | World

    Egypt protesters clash with police, one dead

    Protesters demanding an end to army rule clashed with police firing tear gas near Egypt's parliament buildingy in a flare-up that cast another shadow over a parliamentary election billed as the nation's first free vote in decades.

  • 21/10/2011 | World

    NATO plans to end Libya mission at end of October

    NATO plans to end its seven-month air and sea campaign in Libya at the end of October, Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said, the day after the death of Muammar Gaddafi.

  • 22/10/2011 | World

    Saudi Crown Prince Sultan dies, focus on Prince Nayef

    Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Sultan has died, the royal court said, opening the way for Interior Minister and reputed conservative Prince Nayef to become the likely heir apparent of the world's top oil exporter.

  • 22/10/2011 | World

    Leading war crimes judge Cassese dies of cancer

    Judge Antonio Cassese, the first president of the UN-backed Lebanon tribunal and the Yugoslavia war crimes court in The Hague, has died at home after a long fight with cancer.

  • 10/09/2011 | World

    Over 100 drown after ferry sinks off Tanzania

    At least 107 people died when a ferry taking passengers from Zanzibar to Pemba island overnight capsized and more bodies were still being brought to hospital, a doctor said on Saturday.

  • 01/10/2011 | World

    Second storm in a week batters Philippines; one dead

    The second powerful typhoon to hit the Philippines in a week weakened as it crossed northern mountains, dumping heavy rain, causing landslides and cutting power and communications.

  • 20/10/2011 | World

    Colonel Gaddafi, military leader for over 40 years

    Gaddafi was born in 1942, the son of a Bedouin herdsman, in a tent near Sirte on the Mediterranean coast. He abandoned a geography course at university for a military career that included a short spell at a British army signals school.

  • 07/08/2011 | World

    Syrian tanks pound city, Saudi king condemns violence

    Syrian tanks pounded the city of Deir al-Zor in the country's Sunni tribal heartland for a second day and the escalating violence in the country prompted a strong condemnation of President Bashar al-Assad by the Saudi king.

  • 20/08/2011 | World

    Mugabe urges peace after Zimbabwe general's death

    President Robert Mugabe appealed for tolerance and peace between Zimbabwe's leading political parties today after the death of a retired army general sparked speculation he was murdered.

  • 07/05/2011 | World

    US Pentagon releases new videos of bin Laden

    A senior US intelligence official, who released five video clips of bin Laden taken from the compound in Abbottabad, said the information retrieved by US forces represented the largest trove of intelligence ever obtained from a single terrorism suspect.

  • 10/05/2011 | World

    Man jumps to death off world's tallest tower in Dubai

    A man threw himself off the world's tallest building in Dubai, its developer said, plummeting to his death in the first suicide from Burj Khalifa tower.

  • 13/05/2011 | World

    Bush tells Obama on bin Laden: 'Good call'

    Former President George W. Bush, who spent years searching for Osama bin Laden, had two words for President Barack Obama when Obama told him of the al Qaeda leader's death: "Good call."

  • 02/05/2011 | World

    Mix of joy, relief and anger at Bin Laden death

    Survivors of Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda attacks and relatives of victims welcomed his killing as the death of the devil but they also expressed anger and renewed grief for loved ones.

  • 04/05/2011 | World

    Obama decides not to release bin Laden photos

    US President Barack Obama decided not to release photographs of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's body, saying they could incite violence and be used by militants as a propaganda tool.

  • 10/03/2011 | World

    Teen in US charged for death of family hamster

    A US teenager has been charged with a felony, and could face a two-year prison sentence if convicted, for killing her family's pet hamster, authorities said.

  • 13/03/2011 | World

    Psychedelic icon Owsley Stanley dies in Australia

    Owsley "Bear" Stanley, a 1960s counterculture figure who flooded the flower power scene with LSD and was an early benefactor of the Grateful Dead, died in a car crash in his adopted home country of Australia his family said. He was believed to be 76.

  • 02/05/2011 | World

    Obama's full statement on Bin Laden's death

    Read US President Barack Obama's full statement on the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

  • 04/02/2011 | World

    Small plane crashes in Iraq, 7 killed

    A small plane crashed on takeoff from an airport in northern Iraq, killing all seven people on board, officials said. The plane went down on the runway moments after takeoff from the city of Sulaimaniya in Iraq's semi-autonomous northern Kurdish region.

  • 12/02/2011 | World

    Nigeria presidential rally ends in deadly stampede

    At least 11 people were trampled to death in a stampede at an election campaign rally for Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in the southern oil city of Port Harcourt.

  • 02/03/2011 | World

    Pope book says Jews not guilty of Jesus Christ's death

    Pope Benedict, in a new book, has personally exonerated Jews of allegations they were responsible for Jesus Christ's death, repudiating the concept of collective guilt that has haunted Christian-Jewish relations for centuries.

  • 09/03/2013 | Latin America

    As Venezuelans mourn Chavez, election expected in April

    Venezuela will likely hold a presidential election in mid-April, multiple sources from the opposition and election board said although some in the government were pushing for the symbolic April 13 anniversary of Hugo Chávez's return to power after a short-lived 2002 coup.

  • 15/03/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuelans flood streets for Chávez coffin parade

    Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans were on the streets again today at a funeral parade for Hugo Chávez amid opposition protests that the government was exploiting his death to win the election.

  • 02/03/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela's Chavez undergoing 'tough' chemotherapy

    Venezuela's ailing President Hugo Chavez has been undergoing "tougher" new treatment for cancer including chemotherapy at the military hospital where he has been for the last two weeks, his vice-president said.

  • 04/03/2013 | Latin America

    Decades after death, Chile's Neruda to be exhumed after accusation of murder

    The body of Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, dead nearly four decades, will be exhumed after his former driver declared the poet was poisoned under Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship, a judge said today.

  • 05/03/2013 | Latin America

    Hugo Chávez's life in pictures

  • 30/01/2013 | Latin America

    City officials probed for negligence in Brazil nightclub fire

    Prosecutors in southern Brazil, where 235 people died when a fire ravaged a nightclub in Santa Maria last weekend, are investigating whether city leaders and inspectors were negligent in allowing the club to operate.

  • 01/02/2013 | Latin America

    Death toll from Brazil nightclub fire climbs to 236

    A 20-year-old woman late Thursday succumbed to injuries from the nightclub fire in the southern Brazilian college town of Santa Maria, pushing the death toll from the disaster last weekend up to 236.

  • 05/02/2013 | Latin America

    Brazil nightclub fire claims new victim, death toll at 238

    A 20-year-old man died today from injuries sustained during a Jan. 27 fire at a nightclub in southern Brazil, bringing the death toll from the disaster to 238 and adding to concerns it may rise further.

  • 15/05/2012 | Latin America

    Mexican author Carlos Fuentes dies at 83

    Carlos Fuentes, one of Latin America's most eloquent and widely read authors and a fierce critic of governments, has died after a literary career spanning more than five decades. He was 83.

  • 19/10/2012 | Latin America

    Boy dies in violent protests over new Panama land law

    At least one person, a 9-year-old boy, died on Friday in violent protests over a new law allowing the sale of state-owned land in a dilapidated port city within the duty-free zone next to the Panama Canal.

  • 02/01/2013 | Latin America

    Former Chilean military officials held in Víctor Jara's 1973 slaying

    At least four former military officials were detained in Chile for their alleged role in the slaying of singer-songwriter Víctor Jara during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.

  • 19/03/2012 | Latin America

    Mujica vows to 'fight to the death' for future of Mercosur

    As Uruguay and Paraguay continue to express their discomfort with the recent trading blocks applied by Argentina and Brazil within the Mercosur trading bloc, Uruguayan president José Mujica promised to “fight to the death” for the future of the organization.

  • 20/04/2012 | Latin America

    43 killed in Mexico after truck, bus collide

    At least 43 people were killed when a cargo truck crashed into a bus on a highway in eastern Mexico, in one of the worst traffic accidents the country has suffered in recent years.

  • 23/04/2012 | Latin America

    Venezuela's Chávez calls home to squash death rumors

    A healthy-sounding President Hugo Chávez called Venezuelan state television from Cuba to dispel rumors fanned by a nine-day silence that he had died undergoing cancer treatment at a hospital in Havana.

  • 15/10/2011 | Latin America

    Cuba's Ladies in White mourn leader, vow to go on

    "Ladies in White" leader Laura Pollán was remembered with a simple altar in her home in a crumbling Havana neighborhood and vows that the group she founded in defiance of Cuba's government would go on.

  • 05/11/2011 | Latin America

    Colombia says FARC rebel leader killed

    Colombian forces killed top FARC rebel leader Alfonso Cano in the biggest blow yet to Latin America's longest insurgency and a triumph for President Juan Manuel Santos, the Defense Ministry said.

  • 22/01/2012 | Latin America

    Cuba's Ladies in White call dissident death 'murder'

    The opposition group "Ladies in White" accused the Cuban government of "murdering" by neglect a 31-year-old dissident who died last week following a hunger strike in prison.

  • 17/07/2011 | Latin America

    Former Uruguay dictator Bordaberry dead at 83

    Former Uruguayan dictator Juan Maria Bordaberry, convicted of killing political opponents during his reign, died of respiratory failure on Sunday at age 83.

  • 25/08/2011 | Latin America

    Grenade attack on Mexican casino kills 20

    Armed men killed at least 20 people in an attack on a casino in northern Mexico that left the building ablaze with gamblers trapped inside, officials said.

  • 03/09/2011 | Latin America

    Cuban defense minister dead at 75

    General Julio Casas Reguerio, Cuba's defense minister and longtime aide to President Raúl Castro, died of heart failure at the age of 75, the Cuban government said.

  • 29/03/2014 | Sports

    Worker dies in World Cup stadium accident

    Another man has died while helping to build the Sao Paulo stadium that will host the opening match at this year's World Cup in Brazil, a hospital spokesperson said.

  • 12/01/2013 | Sports

    Former referee Guillermo Nimo dies aged 80

    Former referee Guillermo Nimo died early morning aged 80 in the Otamendi clinic, where he had been hospitalized in a critical condition and underwent an angioplasty on Friday.

  • 16/02/2013 | Sports

    Pistorius, girlfriend were planning future, uncle says

    South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was planning a future with his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, who he is accused of murdering, his uncle said.

  • 10/05/2013 | Sports

    British sailing champ dies in America's Cup training

    British yacht-racing champion and two-time Olympic medalist Andrew "Bart" Simpson was killed when his vessel capsized in San Francisco Bay during training for the America's Cup, his team said.

  • 24/11/2012 | Sports

    US boxer Héctor 'Macho' Camacho dies after shooting

    Three-time world boxing champion Héctor "Macho" Camacho died, four days after he was shot in the face in a drive-by shooting, doctors said. He was 50.

  • 04/12/2012 | Sports

    Former Colombia goalkeeper Calero dies at 41

    Former Colombia goalkeeper Miguel Calero died at the age of 41, one week after being taken to hospital suffering from cerebral thrombosis, his ex-club Pachuca said in a statement

  • 06/12/2012 | Sports

    Blatter shocked at Dutch linesman death

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter has expressed his "sadness and distress" after a linesman died following an incident during a youth competition earlier this week.

  • 14/04/2012 | Sports

    Livorno's Morosini dies, Italian games postponed

    Livorno's Piermario Morosini has died after suffering a cardiac arrest during an Italian second division game at Pescara on Saturday, prompting the country's football federation to postpone this weekend's professional matches.

  • 16/06/2012 | Sports

    British co-driver killed in Sicily

    British co-driver Gareth Roberts was killed in Sicily when his car crashed during a round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) series, organisers said.

  • 22/08/2012 | Sports

    Boxing champ Johnny Tapia died of heart disease

    Five-time World Boxing Champion Johnny Tapia died of heart disease exacerbated by prescription drugs, an autopsy report released on Wednesday concluded.

  • 19/01/2012 | Sports

    Canadian skier Sarah Burke dies of injuries

    Top Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke, seen as an early Olympic gold medal favorite ahead of the 2014 games, died from injuries sustained in a training accident in Utah last week, a family spokeswoman said.

  • 10/03/2012 | Sports

    Canadian ski cross racer dies in World Cup crash

    Canadian Nik Zoricic died after crashing in a World Cup ski cross race in the Swiss resort of Grindelwald, Alpine Canada said in a statement.

  • 16/03/2012 | Sports

    Barça's 'Monster of Colombes' Basora dies aged 85

    Former Barcelona right winger Estanislau Basora, a pacy and skilful player with an eye for goal who featured alongside Ladislao Kubala in their hugely successful team of the 1950s, died on Friday aged 85, the La Liga club announced.

  • 08/04/2011 | Sports

    President of Olimpo club Jorge Ledo dies

    The president of Bahía Blanca’s Olimpo sports club Jorge Ledo died this morning aged 68, after suffering a long term illness, close friends from the club informed today.

  • 23/10/2011 | Sports

    Simoncelli dies after Sepang crash

    Italian MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli died after a horrific crash at the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang, completing a harrowing week for motorsport after British IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon lost his life last weekend.

  • 18/01/2012 | Sports

    Man killed in Nueva Chicago hooligans clash

    A Nueva Chicago football club supporter was murdered this afternoon during a clash between hooligans, in the City neighbourhood of Mataderos. The fight broke at the club's pool.

  • 14/03/2014 | Arts and Media

    Top fashion designer Jorge Ibáñez dies suddenly at 44, found dead at home

    The designer, who created clothing for Argentina’s top celebrities, was found dead today at noon in his apartment of the BA City neighbourhood of Recoleta. Ibánez died allegedly of natural cause although an autopsy is yet to determine what provoked his death.

  • 28/11/2013 | Arts and Media

    Malpractice fears gain strength in death of millionaire Ricardo Fort

    Authorities of La Trinidad clinic will have to disclose medical records of Ricardo Fort following a court order by judge Marcelo Conlazo Zavalía. Fort’s family –one of Argentina’s richest- suspects malpractice in the death of the 45-year-old eccentric actor.

  • 03/02/2014 | Arts and Media

    Autopsy conducted on Hoffman, answers sought over drug use

    Authorities were conducting an autopsy on the body of acclaimed stage and film actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday of an apparent drug overdose, an official said today.

  • 07/02/2014 | Arts and Media

    Family, actors mourn Philip Seymour Hoffman at private funeral

    Family and close friends bid their final farewells at a private funeral for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, whose tragic death of an apparent overdose at the age of 46 robbed the entertainment world of one of its finest talents.

  • 27/07/2013 | Arts and Media

    Singer-songwriter JJ Cale dead at 74 after heart attack

    Grammy award winning singer and songwriter JJ Cale, one of the most versatile musicians of his era who played everything from rock and roll to blues and jazz, has died after suffering a heart attack, his official website said.

  • 16/08/2013 | Arts and Media

    'Free Willy' actor August Schellenberg dies aged 77

    Actor August Schellenberg, best known for playing Native American roles in films such as "Free Willy" and "The New World," has died after battling lung cancer, his manager said. He was 77.

  • 21/06/2013 | Arts and Media

    Gandolfini autopsy confirms heart attack killed 'Sopranos' star

    An autopsy on the body of James Gandolfini, star of the US Emmy-winning series "The Sopranos," confirmed that he died of a heart attack, a hospital source said.

  • 21/06/2013 | Arts and Media

    Sopranos star Gandolfini had 'wonderful' last day with son: friend

    James Gandolfini, star of the US Emmy-winning series The Sopranos, had a "wonderful" last day on holiday with his son before dying of a heart attack in Italy, a family friend said.

  • 09/02/2013 | Arts and Media

    One year later, Grammys recall scramble over Whitney Houston death

    Grammy host LL Cool J called it a "death in our family" and it was he who suggested starting the Grammy Awards show last year with a prayer for Whitney Houston.

  • 12/02/2013 | Arts and Media

    Dave Clark Five bassist Rick Huxley dies aged 72

    Rick Huxley, the bassist for the 1960s British Invasion pop-rock group the Dave Clark Five, has died, the band's leader said on Tuesday. He was 72.

  • 22/05/2013 | Arts and Media

    David Bowie bassist Trevor Bolder dies at 62

    Bassist in David Bowie’s Spiders From Mars band Trevor Boldier died today at 62 after fighting against cancer.

  • 16/01/2013 | Arts and Media

    'Diff'rent Strokes' star Conrad Bain dies at 89

    Actor Conrad Bain, best known for his role on the 1970s and '80s television comedy "Diff'rent Strokes" as a wealthy, white New Yorker who adopts two young black boys from Harlem, has died at age 89, his daughter said.

  • 17/01/2013 | Arts and Media

    'Dear Abby' advice columnist Pauline Phillips dead at 94

    Pauline Phillips, the "Dear Abby" newspaper columnist who dished out advice to millions of confused, troubled and lovesick readers in America and around the world, has died at the age of 94, her daughter said.

  • 23/01/2013 | Arts and Media

    Whitney Houston's mother wonders if she could have saved singer

    Whitney Houston's mother has told People magazine that she questions her skills as a parent and wonders if she could have saved her superstar daughter from the drug use that played a role in her death.

  • 24/11/2012 | Arts and Media

    Larry Hagman dead at 81

    Larry Hagman, who created one of American television's most supreme villains in the conniving, amoral oilman J.R. Ewing of "Dallas," died on Friday, according to a co-star. He was 81.

  • 05/12/2012 | Arts and Media

    Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck dead at 91

    Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, whose choice of novel rhythms, classical structures and brilliant sidemen made him a towering figure in modern jazz, has died at the age of 91, his longtime manager and producer Russell Gloyd said.

  • 02/01/2013 | Arts and Media

    Justin Bieber calls paparazzo death tragic, urges action

    Pop star Justin Bieber called the death of a paparazzo, who was chasing his white Ferrari in Los Angeles, a tragic accident and said he hoped it would spur action to safeguard the lives of celebrities, police and photographers.

  • 30/08/2012 | Arts and Media

    Sylvester Stallone's son died of heart attack

    Sage Stallone, the son of actor Sylvester Stallone, died of a heart attack and a toxicology report showed no signs of excessive drug use, an official with the Los Angeles County Coroner said on Thursday.

  • 26/09/2012 | Arts and Media

    Singer Andy Williams dies at age 84

    Andy Williams, who charmed audiences with his mellow delivery of songs like "Moon River" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" in the 1950s and 60s, has died at his home in Branson, Missouri, his family said Wednesday. He was 84.

  • 22/10/2012 | Arts and Media

    Filmmaker Tony Scott died with anti-depressant, sleep aid in system

    Filmmaker Tony Scott had an anti-depressant and sleep aid in his bloodstream when he leapt to his death from a suspension bridge in August, the Los Angeles County Coroner's office said.

  • 14/08/2012 | Arts and Media

    Stallone hopes time will heal pain of son's death

    "Rocky" star Sylvester Stallone says he is trying to get back to living his life after the still unexplained death last month of his son Sage.

  • 15/08/2012 | Arts and Media

    Bass player for Elton John found dead of apparent suicide

    Robert Wayne Birch, a backup musician and bass player for Elton John, was found dead in the Los Angeles area on Wednesday of an apparent suicide resulting from a gunshot wound to the head, officials said.

  • 16/08/2012 | Arts and Media

    Fans march on 35 anniversary of Elvis' death

    Thousands of fans held a candlelight vigil during the first hours of the morning at Memphis to pay homage to the King of rock and roll, Elvis Presley, in the 35 anniversary of his death.

  • 26/06/2012 | Arts and Media

    Acclaimed screenwriter Nora Ephron dead at 71

    Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nora Ephron, known for romantic comedies "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle," has died in New York at age 71 after battling leukemia, according to media reports on Tuesday.

  • 13/07/2012 | Arts and Media

    Sylvester Stallone's son found dead at Hollywood home

    Aspiring actor and filmmaker Sage Stallone, the son of action movie star Sylvester Stallone, was found dead at his home in Hollywood, authorities and his attorney said.

  • 02/08/2012 | Arts and Media

    Friends, fans mourn death of author Gore Vidal

    The death of author Gore Vidal at the age of 86 brought tributes from around the globe today, as friends and fans mourned the passing of the man remembered as one of America's literary giants.

  • 06/06/2012 | Arts and Media

    Singer Estela Raval dies after long battle with cancer

    Singer Estela Raval died at 77 after a long battle with cancer. She was one of the most well-known romantic singers in Latin America and became famous along with her band, Los Cinco Latinos, with which she toured until 2011.

  • 07/06/2012 | Arts and Media

    Ex-Fleetwood Mac member Bob Welch dead

    Bob Welch, a former guitar player and vocalist with rock band Fleetwood Mac, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest at home in Nashville, police said.

  • 18/06/2012 | Arts and Media

    Radiohead 'shattered' by crew death in stage collapse

    British rock band Radiohead said they were shattered by the death of a member of their road crew, who was killed after the roof of an outdoor stage collapsed during sound checks before the group's planned weekend show in Toronto.

  • 11/04/2012 | Arts and Media

    Police say Houston death not criminal, case closed

    Beverly Hills police said they had closed their investigation into the death of singer Whitney Houston after concluding it was not the result of a crime.

  • 30/04/2012 | Arts and Media

    'Don't blame me for Whitney's death,' Bobby Brown says

    Whitney Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown struck back at claims he was responsible for getting the pop star hooked on drugs or that he somehow played a role in her cocaine-fueled death in February.

  • 30/05/2012 | Arts and Media

    Robin Gibb memorial planned for later this year

    Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb will be given a private funeral in Britain next week, and a public memorial service will be planned for later this year.

  • 29/02/2012 | Arts and Media

    Former Monkee Davy Jones dies at age 66 in Florida

    Davy Jones, former lead singer of the 1960s made-for-television pop band The Monkees, died on Wednesday at a hospital in Florida, according to an official from the local medical examiner's office.

  • 08/03/2012 | Arts and Media

    Whitney Houston leaves her fortune to daughter

    Whitney Houston, who died suddenly last month in a Beverly Hills hotel room, has left her fortune to her 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, according to the singer's wil

  • 22/03/2012 | Arts and Media

    Whitney Houston drowned with cocaine in system

    Singer Whitney Houston died of accidental drowning due to the effects of cocaine use and heart disease, a Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman said.

  • 13/02/2012 | Arts and Media

    'Houston found underwater, unconscious in tub'

    Pop star Whitney Houston was found "underwater and apparently unconscious" when she was discovered in a Beverly Hills hotel room bathtub, police said.

  • 16/02/2012 | Arts and Media

    Houston funeral security tight, fans told stay home

    Police on said they plan to lock down streets near Saturday's private funeral for Whitney Houston in her hometown of Newark, New Jersey and urged the thousands of fans expected to crowd the area to stay home.

  • 18/02/2012 | Arts and Media

    Stars gather to mourn Whitney Houston

  • 03/02/2012 | Arts and Media

    '9 1/2 weeks' director dies

    Director Zalman King, best known for erotic film "9 1/2 Weeks" and television series "Red Shoe Diaries," died in Santa Monica, California, after a long battle with cancer. He was 69.

  • 04/02/2012 | Arts and Media

    Actor Ben Gazzara dead at 81

    Actor Ben Gazzara, known for his brooding tough-guy presence in dozens of films, television shows and stage productions over his long career, died of pancreatic cancer at a Manhattan hospital, his lawyer said. He was 81.

  • 12/02/2012 | Arts and Media

    Whitney Houston's death looms over Grammys

    As little as 24 hours ago, all ears at Sunday's Grammy Awards were expected to tune-in to the sound of soul singer Adele who was predicted to be the top winner on music's big night. 

  • 05/01/2012 | Arts and Media

    US photojournalist Eve Arnold, 99, dies in London

    Pioneering American photojournalist and portrait photographer Eve Arnold, best known for her intimate shots of Marilyn Monroe, has died at the age of 99, Magnum photo agency said.

  • 06/01/2012 | Arts and Media

    Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Weston found dead

    Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Weston has died at the age of 64 in London.Weston's official website said he was found dead at his home in north London by police on Tuesday after friends became concerned that they had not heard from him for several days

  • 01/02/2012 | Arts and Media

    Amy Winehouse coroner wasn't qualified

    The family of late soul singer Amy Winehouse said it was "taking advice" after learning that the coroner at the inquest into her death had resigned because she was not qualified to practise in Britain.

  • 29/11/2011 | Arts and Media

    Michael Jackson's doctor sentenced to 4 years in jail

    Michael Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, today was sentenced to four years in jail for his conviction on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the pop superstar's 2009 death.

  • 17/12/2011 | Arts and Media

    Singer Cesária Evora dies

    Cape Verdean singer Cesária Evora died today at age 70. Evora died in the Bautista de Sousa hospital, in her hometown of Mindelo, in Sao Vicente island.

  • 27/12/2011 | Arts and Media

    Heavy D death caused by pulmonary embolism

    The sudden death in November of rapper Heavy D was due to a pulmonary embolism caused by deep leg vein thrombosis, the Los Angeles Coroner's office said.

  • 09/11/2011 | Arts and Media

    Rapper Heavy D dies aged 44

    Rapper Heavy D, who rose to fame during the 1990s and scored hit singles such as "Now That We Found Love", died on yesterday after collapsing outside his Beverly Hills home. He was 44 years old.

  • 18/11/2011 | Arts and Media

    Actress Natalie Wood's 1981 death to be reexamined

    Homicide detectives will reopen an investigation into the death of screen icon Natalie Wood three decades after she drowned off the California coast, Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials said.

  • 24/11/2011 | Arts and Media

    Twenty years without Freddie Mercury

    November 24th 1991 marked the end of an era in popular music and the beginning of a new myth. Twenty years ago, legendary singer and Queen frontman Freddie Mercury died from complications of aids. He was 45 years old.

  • 13/09/2011 | Arts and Media

    'Father of pop art' Richard Hamilton dies aged 89

    British artist Richard Hamilton, regarded by many as the father of pop art, died. He was 89."This is a very sad day for all of us and our thoughts are with Richard's family, particularly his wife Rita and his son Rod," art dealer and gallery owner Larry Gagosian said.

  • 14/09/2011 | Arts and Media

    Winehouse Foundation launches on late singer's b-day

    A charitable foundation was launched in memory of British singer Amy Winehouse on Wednesday, marking what would have been the artist's 28th birthday.

  • 26/10/2011 | Arts and Media

    Winehouse had high alcohol levels in blood

    British singer Amy Winehouse had more than five times the legal driving limit of alcohol in her blood when she died on July 23 aged 27, British media reported.

  • 22/08/2011 | Arts and Media

    'Hound Dog' songwriter Jerry Leiber dies

    Jerry Leiber, who partnered with Mike Stoller to write such iconic rock hits as "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock," died on Monday at age 78, his representatives said.

  • 25/08/2011 | Arts and Media

    Winehouse album sets UK chart record after death

    The late Amy Winehouse's acclaimed second and final album "Back to Black" has become the UK's biggest seller of the 21st century, according to data from the Official Charts Company.

  • 29/08/2011 | Arts and Media

    Popular tv host 'Pipo' Mancera dies

    Popular tv host Nicolás “Pipo” Mancera died at age 80, of heart failure, his family members said.

  • 31/07/2011 | Arts and Media

    Amy Winehouse tops UK albums chart after death

    "Back to Black" by Amy Winehouse shot back to the top of the British albums chart, a week after the troubled singer died at the age of 27.

  • 07/08/2011 | Arts and Media

    Cumbia singer Leo Mattioli dies

    Popular cumbia singer Leo Mattioli was found dead early on Sunday morning in a hotel in the seaside resort of Necochea. He was 39 years old

  • 07/08/2011 | Arts and Media

    Anthony Quinn's son, Francesco Quinn, dies at 48

    Francesco Quinn, a son of the late actor Anthony Quinn, has died of an apparent heart attack while jogging near his home in Malibu, California, according to media reports.

  • 23/07/2011 | Arts and Media

    British singer Amy Winehouse found dead

    Amy Winehouse, one of the most talented singers of her generation whose hit song "Rehab" summed up her personal struggles with addiction, died in London on Saturday at the age of 27.

  • 25/07/2011 | Arts and Media

    Winehouse: singer’s autopsy fails to determine cause of death

    A post mortem examination on British singer Amy Winehouse, who died at the weekend, failed to determine how she died and more toxicology tests are being carried out, with the results expected in two to four weeks, police said today.

  • 26/07/2011 | Arts and Media

    Family say farewell to 'angel' Winehouse

  • 24/03/2011 | Arts and Media

    Elizabeth Taylor laid to rest at private service

  • 13/05/2011 | Arts and Media

    Diana film causes controversy at Cannes

    Director Keith Allen on defended his film about Princess Diana's death, amid accusations that it was a one-sided attack on what he called the British "establishment" and entirely funded by Mohamed al-Fayed.

  • 14/06/2011 | Arts and Media

    The Coasters singer Carl Gardner dies aged 83

    The Coasters lead singer and founding member Carl Gardner has died aged 83, the band's website announced.

  • 04/01/2011 | Arts and Media

    Prosecutors claim Jackson doctor acted too slowly

    The doctor charged in the death of pop star Michael Jackson removed evidence from the scene before seeking help when he found the singer unconscious, a prosecutor said.

  • 12/01/2011 | Arts and Media

    Judge orders Michael Jackson doctor to stand trial

    A judge ordered Michael Jackson's doctor to stand trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's drug overdose death and suspended the doctor's California medical license.

  • 18/03/2011 | Arts and Media

    Jackson dad renews call for new probe of son's death

    A week before jury selection begins in the manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor, the late singer's father renewed calls for a federal probe into his son's death based on his belief a conspiracy was at work.

  • 05/12/2013 | Multimedia

    President Zuma announces Mandela's death

  • 19/05/2013 | Argentina

    A cruel hypocrite who must be remembered

    By Andrew Graham-Yooll
    What is so difficult to speculate on, never mind decide, is how Jorge Rafael Videla will be remembered. The obituaries for such a man should not be friendly.

  • 21/05/2013 | Argentina

    Dictator Videla's cause of death: Heart attack

    Jorge Rafael Videla died of a heart attack Friday, five days after a fall in the shower led to internal bleeding.

  • 16/05/2012 | Arts & Media

    Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes dies


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