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Israeli author Amos Oz dies at 79

Entertainment News Dec 29, 2018

Israeli author Amos Oz dies at 79

Israeli author Amos Oz, one of the country's most widely acclaimed writers and a pre-eminent voice in its embattled peace movement, died on Friday after a battle with cancer, his family announced. He was 79. His daughter, Fania Oz-Salzberger, announced her father's death on Twitter. "My ...

America's oldest World War II veteran dies at 112

World Dec 28, 2018

America's oldest World War II veteran dies at 112

A family member says America's oldest World War II veteran who was also believed to be oldest living man in the U.S. has died in Texas. Richard Overton was 112. Shirley Overton, whose husband was Richard's cousin, says the Army veteran died Thursday evening at ...

Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown dies at 77

World / Crime & Legal Dec 23, 2018

Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown dies at 77

Britain's Liberal Democrat party has announced the death of former leader Paddy Ashdown after a short illness. He was 77. The popular, articulate Ashdown was for decades a prominent figure in Britain and continental Europe. He was known for his intellect, outspoken nature and wit. Ashdown ...

Philippines honors Japan's Christian feudal warlord Takayama Ukon

National Dec 22, 2018

Philippines honors Japan's Christian feudal warlord Takayama Ukon

The Philippines on Friday honored Takayama Ukon, a Japanese feudal warlord who was exiled to the Southeast Asian country 404 years ago because he was Christian. In marking the anniversary of the daimyo's arrival in the Philippines on Dec. 21, 1614, the municipal government of ...

Egypt unearths tomb of ancient high priest

World / Science & Health Dec 16, 2018

Egypt unearths tomb of ancient high priest

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a priest dating back more than 4,400 years in the pyramid complex of Saqqara south of Cairo, authorities said Saturday. "Today we are announcing the last discovery of the year 2018 — it's a new discovery, it's a ...