Apr 22, 2014

Mexico bids farewell to adopted son 'Gabo'

Long into the night, the line of mourners stretched for nearly a mile (1.6 km), waiting their turn to file into Mexico City’s majestic Palace of Fine Arts and bid farewell to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian Nobel laureate considered one of the greatest ...

Australian Labor great Neville Wran dies at 87

Apr 21, 2014

Australian Labor great Neville Wran dies at 87

Former Australian state Premier Neville Wran has died at the age of 87, prompting tributes from both sides of politics Monday for the man who led New South Wales in the 1970s and ’80s. Wran was premier of Australia’s most populous state, which is ...

Ambivalence lingers in hometown

Apr 19, 2014

Ambivalence lingers in hometown

Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate’s twisting and impassioned novels. Colombia inspired and dismayed Garcia Marquez in equal measure, and the feeling was often mutual. Nowhere is that ambiguity more evident than in ...

Garcia Marquez hailed as giant

Apr 19, 2014

Garcia Marquez hailed as giant

FOCUS His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America’s passions, superstition, violence and social inequality. Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer ...

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Apr 18, 2014

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. One of the most revered and influential writers of his generation, he ...

Movie star Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Apr 7, 2014

Movie star Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose more than 80-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and the Broadway theater, died Sunday at age 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was ...

Adolfo Suarez, leader of democratic shift in Spain, dies at 81

Mar 24, 2014

Adolfo Suarez, leader of democratic shift in Spain, dies at 81

Adolfo Suarez, Spain’s first democratically elected prime minister following decades of right -wing rule under Gen. Francisco Franco, has died aged 81. Suarez died Sunday afternoon in Madrid’s Cemtro Clinic hospital, family spokesman Fermin Urbiola said. Suarez had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for ...

Vehement anti-gay pastor Fred Phelps Sr. dies

Mar 21, 2014

Vehement anti-gay pastor Fred Phelps Sr. dies

The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the fiery founder of a small Kansas church who drew international condemnation for outrageous and hate-filled protests that blamed almost everything, including the deaths of AIDS victims and U.S. soldiers, on America’s tolerance for gay people, has died. He ...