US actor Karl Malden, best known for roles in "On the Waterfront" and "A Streetcar Named Desire," for which he won an Academy Award for his performance alongside Marlon Brando, died in California on Wednesday. He was 97.
The burial of Gabon's late President Omar Bongo Ondimba takes place Thursday in Franceville, following a week of mourning rituals. Africa's longest serving leader died in a Barcelona hospital on June 8.
Heads of state honoured Gabon's late President Omar Bongo Ondimba as he was laid to rest. French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrived for the funeral amid jeers from the crowd, underscoring France's awkward relations with former colonies.
Heads of state and thousands of mourners are paying their respects to Gabon's late President Omar Bongo Ondimba as he is laid to rest on Tuesday. French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrived for the state funeral amid jeers from the crowd.
Heads of state and thousands of mourners paid their respects to Gabon's late President Omar Bongo Ondimba as he was laid to rest on Tuesday. The death of Africa's longest-serving leader at the age of 73 was announced on June 8.
Actor David Carradine, who starred as a wandering monk in the 1970s television series Kung Fu and more recently in the Kill Bill films, was found dead in his hotel room in Bangkok. Local police say they suspect suicide. Carradine was 72.
France's snowboarding champion Karine Ruby, 31, died following an accident on Mont Blanc, according to the French Skiing Federation. Ruby won six snowboarding world championship titles and a giant slalom gold medal in 1998.
US painter Andrew Wyeth, aged 91, has died in his home in Philadelphia. He was famous for landscapes of his
native Pennsylvania and Maine and his sometimes-melancholy style. He was one of the first artists to exhibit in the White House.