Jennifer King

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Lady Acland - obituary

Lady Acland was a fifties mannequin and long-lost 'Aero girl’ whose wasp waist made her a favourite with Dior<p>Lady Acland, who has died aged 85, was one of the leading models of the late 1940s and early 1950s and — as Myrtle Crawford — appeared on the front covers of Vogue and Harpers’ Bazaar.<p>At …

Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar - obituary

Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar was the last scion of the royal family of Mysore who became an MP, fashion designer and hotelier<p>Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, who has died of a heart attack aged 60, was the last scion of the Wadiyar dynasty that ruled the south Indian kingdom of Mysore …

The gathering storm: A look back on middle-class Europe's last carefree Christmas before the onset of World War One

Wilfred Owen spent a lonely Christmas teaching in Bordeaux. He complained that he had received no Christmas cards from his favourite, former pupils …

Legendary Vietnamese general Vo Nguyen Giap dies aged 102

Legendary Vietnamese general Vo Nguyen Giap, whose guerrilla tactics defeated the French and American armies, has died aged 102.<p>The founding father …

Georgina Somerset - obituary

Georgina Somerset was an intersexual brought up as a boy who fought a traumatic battle to be accepted as a woman<p>Georgina Somerset, who has died aged 90, lived the first 34 years of her life as a man, having been wrongly registered at birth as a boy; a high-profile “intersexual” (a person born with …

Sister Antonia Brenner dies at 86; nun moved into Tijuana prison to tend to inmates

Sister Antonia Brenner, a Beverly Hills-raised mother of seven who became a Roman Catholic nun and moved into a notorious Tijuana prison where she spent more than three decades mending broken lives, easing tensions and dispensing everything from toothbrushes to bail money, has died. She was …

Marathon Monk Yusai Sakai was honored as a “Saintly Master Of The Highest Practice” in Japan. The Tendai Buddhist monk was an ascetic who earned his revered title after completing the...

<b>Obit of the Day: Marathon Monk</b><p>Yusai Sakai was honored as a “Saintly Master Of The Highest Practice” in Japan. The Tendai Buddhist monk was an ascetic …

Meditation

Obituary: How Lou Reed shaped rock

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/entertainment/1023000/1023134_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522886899_481875a05414f285f777a0d028e7fdb4<p><b>Lewis Allan Reed, better known as Lou, was a singer and guitarist famous for his deadpan voice and distinctive lyrics.</b><p>In a career spanning …

Andy Warhol

Sir John Tavener - obituary

Sir John Tavener was a composer admired by the Beatles who turned from playboy to icon of contemplative music<p>Sir John Tavener, who has died aged 69, was one of the leading British composers of the day; his predominantly religious and contemplative music — dubbed “holy minimalism” by some critics — …

Novelist Doris Lessing dies aged 94

Doris Lessing, who has died aged 94, was one of the finest as well as most successful English-language writers of the 20th century. Her career …

Literature

Mavis Batey - obituary

Mavis Batey was Bletchley Park codebreaker whose Enigma breakthrough proved crucial to the success of D-Day<p>Mavis Batey, who has died aged 92, was one of the leading female codebreakers at Bletchley Park, cracking the Enigma ciphers that led to the Royal Navy’s victory at Matapan in 1941.<p>She was the …

Royal Navy

Martin Sharp: Art, music and a mind-blowing voyage of discovery

Sampling the first Roundhouse cappuccinos, we mulled over a plan to join forces, and to create a magazine that would shake Sydney from its pompous …

House Design

Obituary: Mark 'Chopper' Read, notorious gangster and children's author, dies aged 58

One of Australia's most notorious underworld figures, Mark "Chopper" Read, a career criminal turned children's author, has died aged 58.<p>In an era of …

The life and legacy of televison presenter and intrepid traveller Bill Peach

With one of the most radiant smiles in current affairs, Bill Peach will be remembered by a generation of baby-booming Australians for the world he …

Journalist Peter Harvey dies after battle with cancer

Veteran television journalist Peter Harvey has died on Saturday aged 68 after a four-month battle with pancreatic cancer.<p>With four decades of …

John Cornforth: Brilliant chemist was profoundly deaf

The other winner of the scholarship that year was Rita Harradence, who he had already met in the laboratory when she needed his help. Equipment was …

Nobel Prize

Paul Adams, Tuskegee Airman Paul Adams, a member of the 332nd Fighter Group, also known as “The Red Tails,” died on July 8, 2013 at the age of 92. Mr. Adams was trained with other...

<b>Obit of the Day: Paul Adams, Tuskegee Airman</b><p>Paul Adams, a member of the 332nd Fighter Group, also known as “The Red Tails,” died on July 8, 2013 at …

Military

Night Witch On October 8, 1941 the Soviet armed forces created three all-women aviation regiments. One was for fighters, one for dive bombers, and one for night bombers. The latter...

<b>Obit of the Day: Night Witch</b><p>On October 8, 1941 the Soviet armed forces created three all-women aviation regiments. One was for fighters, one for dive …

Military

Bill O'Hagan

Bill O'Hagan, who has died aged 68, was a genial Daily Telegraph reporter with a generous girth and a flair for publicity which he used to great effect in his mission to revive the great British sausage.<p>On arriving from South Africa in 1970, O’Hagan fell in love with British beer but was appalled …

Australia's Irene 'Mama' Gleeson, 68, farewelled by thousands in Uganda

The mother of four, who has left 15 grandchildren, never knew her father and married at 16, a year after her mother died. She got a divorce 20 years …

Africa

The life of Australian rock art expert and archaeologist Professor Mike Morwood

His discovery of a new species of human ignited the world's imagination and questioned all that had previously been thought about human evolution.<p>One …

Michael Hastings, 'Rolling Stone' Contributor, Dead at 33

The bold journalist died in a car accident in Los Angeles<p>Michael Hastings, the fearless journalist whose reporting brought down the career of General …

Obituary: Dominique Venner

The cathedral was evacuated after the shooting<p><b>Dominique Venner, the far-right French essayist who shot himself before the altar of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Tuesday, was a bitter opponent of same-sex marriage and influence of Islam in France.</b><p>In the final entry in his blog, dated the day of …

Charles de Gaulle

Aaron Swartz

SMALL, dark, cluttered places were important in the life of Aaron Swartz. His days were spent hunched in his bedroom over his MacBook Pro, his …

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