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'Friends' actor Stan Kirsch passes away

Stan Kirsch, who played Monica's boyfriend who she later discovers is in high school on TV series 'Friends', died on January 11 at age 51. Kristyn Green, who co-founded the Los Angeles-based Stan Kirsch …

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Oman's Sultan Qaboos dead at 79

Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman died Saturday, according to the country's Diwan of Royal Court. He was 79, Anodolu agency reports. A three-day national mourning period was declared. The National Security Council called for …

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Putin condoles death of Luzhkov

Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his condolences over the death of Moscow’s former mayor Yury Luzhkov, Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said. …

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Former Moscow mayor Yury Luzhkov passes away

Former Moscow mayor Yury Luzhkov passed away at 83 today. He served as Moscow's mayor for 18 years from 1992-2010. Yury Luzhkov was born on September 21, 1936 in Moscow. He graduated from the Gubkin …

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Former U.S. Fed Chief Paul Volcker passes away

Former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman credited with bringing down sky-high U. S. inflation in the early 1980s, Paul Volcker, died on Monday at the age of 92, according to his daughter Janice Zima. Volcker served as …

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Maestro Mariss Jansons dies, 76

Latvian maestro Mariss Jansons, who dazzled audiences at orchestras across the world, has died at his home in Saint Petersburg where he lived after longstanding heart problems. He was 76. Jansons had been chief conductor of the Bavarian …

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Vladimir Bukovsky passes away in UK

Soviet dissident and writer Vladimir Bukovsky died in Cambridge, England, yesterday. He was 76, according to Bukovsky Center. "He died of cardiac arrest in Addenbrookes Hospital, in Cambridge, England at 9:46 PM …

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Academician Vasim Mammadaliyev passes away

Well-known Azerbaijani oriental scientist, academician Vasim Mammadaliyev, who was awarded with the Orders of Honor and the Glory, passed away. Vasim Mammadaliyev was born on August 27, 1942 in …

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First person to spacewalk Alexei Leonov passes away

Legendary cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first person ever to spacewalk, passed away at the age of 85 in Moscow. The memorial service and the funeral are expected to take place on October 15, at the Federal Military …

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Composer Gia Kancheli passes away

Well-known Georgian composer Gia Kancheli passed away at the age of 84 in Tbilisi, his family members confirmed to the Georgian media. Kancheli was born on August 10, 1935 in Tbilisi. He graduated from the Tbilisi …

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Mark Zakharov passed away

Artistic director of the Moscow Lenkom Theater, People's Artist of the USSR, Mark Zakharov, has passed away on Saturday in Moscow at the age of 85. This was announced by director of the theater Mark Varshaver. "Mark …

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Jacques Chirac passes away

Former French President Jacques Chirac has died at 86, the media reported, citing his family. His son-in-law Frederic Salat-Baroux told The Associated Press that Chirac died today "peacefully, among his loved …

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In memory of Ivan Ivanovich Tuchkov

A commemoration meeting will be held for doctor, honorary professor of the Russian Academy of Arts, former dean of the History Department Ivan Tuchkov (1956–2018) will be held today at 16.30 in the Shuvalovsky building of …

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