The British actor and film director Richard Attenborough died Sunday, his son told BBC News. He was 90.
After his son was killed during a deadly rampage in Santa Barbara, Calif., over the weekend, Richard Martinez made national news.
Poet, performer and political activist Maya Angelou has died after a long illness at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was 86.
“A veteran Associated Press photographer was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan,” the wire service reports.
Researchers say they have exhumed the remains of 55 people at Florida’s Dozier School for Boys, a notorious reform school that closed in 2011. The total found by University of South Florida researchers represents 24 more bodies than official records say should be there.
A teenager who was killed after reportedly stopping a suicide bomber at a school in northwest Pakistan is being hailed as a hero.
One half of one of the most influential duos in rock ‘n’ roll history has died.
Four decades ago, Ho Van Thanh fled the fighting in his native Vietnam, disappearing into the jungle with his infant son, Ho Van Lang. This week, father and son emerged for the first time – an enfeebled Thanh carried in a stretcher and Lang wearing only a loin cloth made of tree bark.
By Thursday afternoon, the number of children poisoned by their school lunch at a rural school in Bihar, India had risen to 23.
Beijing has long been about the closest thing to an ally that Pyongyang enjoys, but the seizure of a Chinese fishing boat by unidentified North Koreans has threatened to put an already tenuous relationship on even shakier ground.