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Film director Giorgi Shengelaia passes away

Georgian film director and actor Giorgi Shengelaia has passed away at the age of 82, according to Georgian media reports. Born on May 11, 1937, Shengelaia studied at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in …

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First Kyrgyz President's son dies in Moscow

Aidar Akayev, son of ex-President of Kyrgyzstan Askar Akayev, has died in Moscow of heart attack aged 44, his relatives said. In 2005, Aidar was a member of Kyrgyz parliament. But after the ouster of his father in …

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Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas dies at 103

Kirk Douglas, one of the last surviving movie stars from Hollywood's golden age, has died aged 103, his son Michael Douglas announced. Michael Douglas said in a statement: "It is with tremendous sadness …

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Last direct descendant of James Joyce passes away

The last direct descendant of James Joyce, Stephen Joyce, has died at the age of 87 in France, The Guardian reported. Stephen was the son of Giorgio Joyce, the son of James and Nora Joyce. Born in Paris, Stephen Joyce …

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NBA star Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

NBA retired star Kobe Bryant died at age 41 in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven on board, officials said. The cause of the crash was unknown. His Sikorsky S-76 craft went down in low …

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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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