World's shortest man dies in Nepal at 27

Asia Pacific / Offbeat Jan 18, 2020

World's shortest man dies in Nepal at 27

The world's shortest man who was capable of walking, as verified by Guinness World Records, died Friday at a hospital in Nepal, his family said. Khagendra Thapa Magar, who measured 67.08 centimeters (2 feet, 2.41 inches), died of pneumonia at a hospital in Pokhara, 200 ...

WWE Hall of Famer Rocky 'Soulman' Johnson, dies at 75

More Sports Jan 16, 2020

WWE Hall of Famer Rocky 'Soulman' Johnson, dies at 75

Rocky "Soulman" Johnson, a WWE Hall of Fame wrestler who became better known as the father of actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, has died. He was 75. WWE issued a statement on Johnson's death Wednesday night. Johnson and Tony Atlas became the first black world ...

Oman Sultan Qaboos, Arab world's longest-reigning leader, dies at 79

World Jan 11, 2020

Oman Sultan Qaboos, Arab world's longest-reigning leader, dies at 79

Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Mideast's longest-ruling monarch who seized power in a 1970 palace coup and pulled his Arabian sultanate into modernity while carefully balancing diplomatic ties between adversaries Iran and the U.S., has died. He was 79. The state-run Oman News Agency ...

Innovative golf course designer Pete Dye dies at 94

More Sports / Golf Jan 10, 2020

Innovative golf course designer Pete Dye dies at 94

Pete Dye never thought golf was meant to be fair, inspiring him to build courses that visually intimidated recreational players to the best in the world. The island green at the TPC Sawgrass. Railroad ties that gave frightening definition of putting surfaces fronted by water. ...