‘An American icon’: World reacts to Colin Powell’s death | Joe Biden News

Condolences and tributes poured in Monday from leaders in the United States and around the world, after announcing that Colin Powell, the son of Jamaican immigrants who became the first black U.S. Secretary of State, had died of complications from COVID -19 . He was 84 years old. A veteran of the Vietnam War, Powell … Read more

‘He lied’: Iraqis blame Colin Powell for role in Iraq invasion | political news

For many Iraqis Colin Powell is the American official who appeared before the United Nations Security Council in 2003 to justify a devastating war against their country. Word from Powell’s dead Monday, at the age of 84, sparked feelings of anger in Iraq at the former Secretary of State, one of many officials in the … Read more

Ex-US Representative Todd Akin, sunk by ‘legitimate rape’ comment, dies

Former U.S. Representative Todd Akin, a conservative Republican from Missouri whose comment that women’s bodies have a way of avoiding pregnancies in cases of “legitimate rape,” scuttled his bid for the U.S. Senate and became a cautionary tale for other GOP officials. candidates, died late Sunday. He was 74. Akin had had cancer for several … Read more

Dorothea Barlowe, passionate illustrator of nature, dies at 95

“I pray that when I leave this good, green earth, whatever God or nature, my soul will be taken and wander through the woods to see the new spring flowers grow and to touch the newborn leaves on the trees. ” Amy Barlowe Bodman first read that inscription on the penultimate page of a small … Read more

Egypt’s first ruler after Mubarak, Hussein Tantawi, dies aged 85 | News about the Arab Spring

Egypt’s first ruler after Mubarak, Hussein Tantawi, dies aged 85 |  News about the Arab Spring

Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, the former head of the military council that temporarily ruled Egypt after the 2011 uprising, has died at the age of 85, the Egyptian presidency said. A decorated veteran of wars against Israel in 1956, 1967 and 1973, Tantawi served as defense minister for nearly 21 years. He headed the Supreme … Read more

Algeria Abdelaziz Bouteflika dies aged 84 | Obituaries News

Algeria Abdelaziz Bouteflika dies aged 84 |  Obituaries News

Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika died Friday at the age of 84 after years of ill health. After a crippling stroke in 2013, Bouteflika withdrew from the public eye. In 2014, he earned the moniker of “the ghost president” when he was elected to a fourth straight term — without even appearing in person on … Read more

Maki Kaji, ‘Godfather of Sudoku’, dies at age 69 | News about art and culture

Maki Kaji, ‘Godfather of Sudoku’, dies at age 69 |  News about art and culture

Sudoku number puzzles are extremely popular all over the world and millions of them challenge themselves every day. Maki Kaji, a puzzle enthusiast and publisher known as the “Godfather of Sudoku” — the number puzzle played by millions of people around the world every day — has passed away at the age of 69, his … Read more