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Leonard Cohen died in his sleep after fall, manager says

Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen died in his sleep after falling down in the middle of the night at his Los Angeles home, his manager said Wednesday.<p>"The death was sudden, unexpected and peaceful," manager Robert B. Kory said in a statement.<p>The details from Kory provided the first glimpse of how …

Princess Diana's stepmother, Raine Spencer, dies aged 87

Raine Spencer, the stepmother of Diana, Princess of Wales, has died aged 87 after a short illness, her family has said.<p>Countess Spencer died on Friday morning at her London home, her son William Legge, the Earl of Dartmouth and a Ukip MEP, confirmed.<p>She was the daughter of Dame Barbara Cartland, …

Leonard Cohen Dead at 82

Leonard Cohen, the hugely influential singer and songwriter whose work spanned nearly 50 years, died Monday at the age of 82. Cohen’s label, Sony …

Los Angeles

W.P. Kinsella, Author of ‘Shoeless Joe,’ Dies at 81

W.P. Kinsella, who wrote “Shoeless Joe,” the novel that became the basis for the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams,” and the author of numerous baseball short stories, poetry collections and several works of nonfiction, died on Friday in Hope, British Columbia. He was 81.<p>His literary agent, Carolyn …

Typhoon Meranti, world's strongest storm this year, hits Taiwan

More than half a million homes lost power across Taiwan on Wednesday and five people were injured as Super Typhoon Meranti, which is believed to be the world's strongest storm this year, hit the island.<p>Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau warned that the Category 5 storm threatened several southern and …

Joe Hosteen Kellwood, a Navajo code talker during WWII, dies

<b>(CNN) —</b> Joe Hosteen Kellwood, one of the Navajo code talkers during World War II, has died at age 95.<p>The Navajo Nation Council confirmed his death, hailing the services and sacrifices made by Navajo warriors.<p>Kellwood died Monday at the Veterans Hospital in Phoenix, according to an obituary posted …

Ethnology

Nurse kissed in iconic V-J Day photo dead at 92

<b>(CNN) —</b> Greta Friedman, the woman kissed by a sailor in the iconic picture taken in Times Square on V-J Day in 1945, has died, according to her son Joshua Friedman.<p>Friedman told CNN that his mother died at an assisted living home in Richmond, Virginia. She was 92.<p>The black-and-white photograph of …

Historical Photography

Cruise ship sails straight into a monster storm, for second time this year

Passengers on Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas ship endured a choppy, stomach-churning ride this weekend as the Bermuda-bound cruise liner …

Associated Press News

WW2 veteran and author Eileen Younghusband, 95, dies

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_wales/1258000/1258644_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524636262_abc896dbd96f1d28b3792b99931d75d5<p><b>A Vale of Glamorgan woman whose talent for maths helped foil German V2 bombs in World War Two has died.</b><p>Eileen Younghusband, from Sully, died on …

Free trade with China won’t work for Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's trip to China prompted speculation that the visit may be a first step toward a free-trade agreement.<p>The basic principle of free trade is clear. Imagine two neighbouring islands. One island is green and fertile, capable of producing more food than it can consume. The …

Radar captures flock of seabirds trapped in the eye of Hermine

When hurricane-force winds are whipping violently over the ocean, the safest place for seabirds may be right in the eye of the storm.<p>Lease terns, …

Mother Teresa Is Made a Saint: Pictures

Trudeau’s visit to China fails to shift power imbalance

It's the digital equivalent of a dedicated aisle in the world's biggest superstore, jammed with products familiar to any Canadian: ice wine, lobster, maple syrup, Arcteryx jackets and Jamieson vitamins.<p>On Saturday, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba opened an online "Canada pavilion" to promote …

World's longest glass bridge closes for maintenance two weeks after opening

Officials said the popularity of the tourist attraction in central Hunan meant urgent improvements were needed<p>The world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge opened to great fanfare on 22 August. But just 13 days later the structure, which spans a spectacular canyon between two mountain …

Hiking

5.6-magnitude earthquake likely to bring new scrutiny to Oklahoma energy sector

OKLAHOMA CITY — A record-tying earthquake in the edge of Oklahoma’s key energy-producing areas rattled the Midwest from Nebraska to northern Texas on Saturday, and it probably will bring fresh attention to the practice of disposing oil and gas-field wastewater deep underground.<p>The United States …

Tropical Storm Hermine Makes Way Up East Coast

The tropical storm Hermine is making its way up the East Coast after wreaking havoc from Florida to Virginia over the weekend.<p>Hermine is expected to …

Weather

Tropical Storm Hermine could affect Monday

NORTON, Mass. -- Tropical Storm Hermine will make its presence felt in Monday’s final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, with strong wind gusts …

"Willy Wonka' Star Gene Wilder Dies

Actor Gene Wilder, perhaps best known for his role as the titular <i>Willy Wonka</i> in the classic children’s film, has died at the age of 83.<p>News of …

Montana plane crash kills 'Ice Road Truckers' TV show star

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A plane crash in western Montana killed a star of the History channel reality series "Ice Road Truckers" who was planning to …

Freak lightning storm kills 323 reindeer in Norway | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - A freak lightning storm has killed 323 reindeer in a remote mountainous area of Norway, officials said on Monday.<p>Dead animals were found lying on top of each other, many with their antlers entangled, after the thunderstorm on the Hardanger plateau in southern Norway on …

Mr. Fuji, a legendary WWE wrestler and manager, dies

Harry Fujiwara, known to WWE fans as Mr. Fuji over a career that spanned decades, died Sunday morning at the age of 82.<p>WWE announced the passing of the Hall of Famer on its website and noted that he was a competitor and manager in the sport for over 30 years. He was a five-time world tag team …

The ignorance aimed at Caster Semenya flies in the face of the Olympic spirit | Katrina Karkazis

In pressing their case on hyperandrogenic athletes the IAAF have ensured hostile scrutiny will always fall on women who defy norms imposed by the powerful<p>The image that will stay with me long after the last competitor leaves Rio this week is a decidedly un-Olympic one. Caster Semenya, the women’s …

Caster Semenya

The difficult problem of intersexuality and athletics

I could be wading into murky waters here, and in fact I am, but I have no opinion on the issue of intersexuality and sports, and am just writing this …

Open letter to that British loser who moaned about Caster

Lynsey, as the British woman who came sixth in the Olympic final, you will probably now only be remembered for your snide remarks made post-race.<p>I …

Caster Semenya is the one at a disadvantage

When athletes lined up for the 800m women’s final in Rio last week they weren’t exactly starting from a level playing field – on that we can all agree. But who was it who enjoyed the “unfair advantage” that the eventual winner Caster Semenya has been accused of holding?<p>Various competitors and …

Great Britain

Semenya hands her gold medal to her wife after arriving from Rio

By Wednesday, August 24th 2016 at 19:03 GMT +3 | <b>Athletics</b><p>South Africa's Olympic medallists including track star Caster Semenya received a heroes …

Hyperandrogenism, skewed perception and plain old jealousy

2016-08-25 16:02<p>Caster Semenya wins gold at Rio 2016 (Getty)<p>By now, we all know the back story. In fact, the whole world does.<p>South African middle …