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Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe dies

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe dies

World
Robert Mugabe, the former president of Zimbabwe who was ousted in a military coup after 37 years, has died.The 95-year-old had ruled Zimbabwe, a former British colony, from 1980 and was the world's oldest head of state before his dramatic exit two years ago. He is believed to have died in Singapore where he had often received treatment in recent years. Cde Mugabe was an icon of liberation, a pan-Africanist who dedicated his life to the emancipation and empowerment of his people. His contribution to the history of our nation and continent will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in eternal peace (2/2)— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) September 6, 2019 President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced his predecessor's death on Twitter, describing him
Tetra Pak Swedish packaging billionaire dies

Tetra Pak Swedish packaging billionaire dies

Business
The man who helped build Tetra Pak into one of the world's biggest food packaging companies has died at the age of 93.Hans Rausing was a billionaire Swedish industrialist and the son of Tetra Laval founder Ruben Rausing. Tetra Laval consists of three industry groups - Tetra Pak, Sidel and Delaval - and it was Tetra Pak that Hans and his brother Gad inherited in 1983 after the death of their father.Hans sold his stake to Gad in 1995 for around $ 7bn (£5.7bn) and in 2011 he was placed at number 83 in the Forbes world fortune list, with an estimated value of $ 10bn (£8.2bn).As of August this year, his worth was estimated by Forbes at $ 12bn (£9.8bn). Advertisement Image:
Study: 1 in 5 elderly people in long-term care dies in 5 years

Study: 1 in 5 elderly people in long-term care dies in 5 years

Health
Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Long-term acute care hospitals are supposed to restore independence in people who are have a variety of illnesses, but a new study suggests that for most that isn't the case. Fewer than 1-in-5 older adults treated at long-term facilities live beyond five years, according to research published Monday in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. And those who do survive often go on to develop cancer or other deadly conditions. "Understanding the clinical course after long-term acute care hospitals admission can inform goals of care discussions, planning for care at the end of life and prioritizing health care needs," lead author Anil Makam, a researcher at the University of California at San Francisco and study lead author, said in a news release. "It also may lead s...
Roger Rabbit animator Richard Williams dies at 86

Roger Rabbit animator Richard Williams dies at 86

Entertainment
Richard Williams, the Oscar-winning animator who worked on the hit film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, has died aged 86.Williams, who was born in Toronto but moved to the UK in the 1950s, won two Oscars and a Bafta for his work as animation director on the 1988 film, which starred Bob Hoskins.The triple Oscar and triple Bafta winner also worked on two of the Pink Panther films and Casino Royale.Williams died at his home in Bristol on Friday, his family announced.'An inspiration'Who Framed Roger Rabbit, a live-action animated comedy set in Hollywood in 1947 in a world where humans and cartoon characters co-exist, was a critical and commercial success. Williams, who was hired to supervise animation sequences, helped create the film versi...