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World's oldest man dies at 116
Former postman and farmer, born in 1897, put his longevity down to getting out in the sun.
Last updated: 12 Jun 2013 13:04 GMT
Gore Vidal remembered: 'Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little'
The celebrated author, playwright, politician and commentator was a leader of US literary culture for six decades.
Last updated: 04 Aug 2012 10:12 GMT
Team plans to solve Amelia Earhart mystery
Some researchers believe the famous aviator died as a castaway after her plane crashed near a remote Pacific island.
Last updated: 03 Jul 2012 09:51 GMT
New clue found in Amelia Earhart mystery
US scientists claim to have vital new information about disappearance of legendary aviator.
Last updated: 21 Mar 2012 20:30 GMT
Aviator's fate still clouded in mystery
She was the darling of the pioneering aviators when flying was in its infancy and an icon for women with her record-breaking exploits. But by 1937 Amelia Earhart believed there was just one more landmark to reach.
Julian Ryall in Tokyo
Last updated: 30 Dec 2004 15:18 GMT
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