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Cirque du Soleil performer dies after ‘tragic accident’ at Florida show

A Cirque du Soleil performer has died after falling during an aerial performance in Tampa, Florida. The company called the death a “tragic accident.” Veteran aerialist Yann Arnaud fell 4.5 meters (15ft) from an aerial strap Saturday night. Speaking to RT.com, a spokesperson for production confirmed “with immense sadness” that Arnaud passed away at a local hospital. Footage of the ...

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Adrian Lamo, hacker who reported Chelsea Manning to FBI, dies aged 37

Hacker Adrian Lamo has died aged 37. The Colombian-American gained notoriety after reporting whistleblower Chelsea Manning to US authorities in 2010. Mario Lamo, the hacker’s father, revealed the news of his son’s death in a Facebook post on Friday. “With great sadness and a broken heart I have to let know all of Adrian’s friends and acquaintances that he is ...

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Physicist Stephen Hawking dies at the age of 76 – family

Published time: 14 Mar, 2018 03:49 Edited time: 14 Mar, 2018 03:58 Renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking, known for his breakthrough ideas in theoretical physics and space research, has died at the age of 76, according to media reports citing his family’s spokesperson. “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. He was a great scientist and ...

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Close associate of late runaway Russian tycoon Berezovsky dies in London

A Russian businessman and an associate of the one-time billionaire Boris Berezovsky, Nikolay Glushkov, has died in London. Police treated his death as “unexplained” but said it was not linked to the ex-double agent poisoning case. Glushkov died in his home in London, the Russian Vedomosti newspaper board member, Damian Kudryavtsev, told the Russian Govorit Moskva radio station, citing some ...

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96yo ‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’ dies before prison sentence begins

Former Nazi concentration camp accountant Oskar Groening, convicted of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 Jews, will never serve his prison term. Having exhausted all his appeals, Groening, 96, has died in hospital. Former SS sergeant Groening was handed down a prison sentence in what is viewed as one of the last major Holocaust trials, in July, 2015. ...

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Victorious boxer dies after collapsing following post-fight interview

English professional boxer Scott Westgarth has died after collapsing in his dressing room following a post-fight interview on Saturday, just moments after winning a brutal fight. Westgarth was rushed to hospital after appearing groggy and complaining of feeling unwell in his post-fight interview following his 10-round points win over previously-unbeaten Dec Spelman on Saturday night. Although the 31-year-old had dropped ...

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Palestinian detainee brutally beaten by IDF dies in custody in West Bank (VIDEO)

A Palestinian man died hours after he had been severely beaten during an arrest by Israeli forces amid clashes in the West Bank. While the troops are accused of intentionally killing the man, the IDF say he tried to attack them. The confrontation between the 33-year-old Yassin al-Saradeeh and the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) took place in the city of ...

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Evangelical preacher Billy Graham, who brought God to TV and US politics, dies at 99

The most influential American preacher of the 20th century has died at the age of 99. Billy Graham advised 12 US presidents, brought evangelical Christianity to TV and politics, and helped forge the ‘ironclad’ US ties with Israel. Graham was the spiritual adviser to almost all US presidents since Harry Truman. He was especially close to Dwight Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson ...

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‘Hopes dies last’ – Alexander Legkov on CAS decision over Olympic ban

Russian skier Alexander Legkov, banned from competing in the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, has said he will wait for the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) verdict before deciding his next steps. Last week, 28 Russian athletes, including Legkov and fellow Russian skier Nikita Kryukov had their life bans rescinded by CAS due to “insufficient” evidence presented by the International ...

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Black Lives Matter leader dies in New Orleans shooting

A local Black Lives Matter leader was shot while riding his bike through New Orleans, Louisiana. He is best known for grabbing a Confederate flag from a protester in Charleston on live TV last year. Muhiyyidin Moye, also known as Muhiyidin d’Baha and Moya, was shot in the leg around 1am local time on Tuesday, according to police. He died ...

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