British blues-rock guitarist Alvin Lee, who was best known for his performance with rock band Ten Years After at Woodstock in 1969, has died, aged 68, his family said. “With great sadness we have to announce that Alvin unexpectedly passed away early this morning after unforeseen complications following a routine surgical procedure,” the family said in a statement on the singer’s official website
Two days after leading Ugandan gay-rights activist David Kato was bludgeoned to death at his home in Kampala, his friends and family gathered for his funeral on Friday. As hundreds of Kato’s supporters mourned, they rejected the police line that he had been the victim of a violent robbery
A month after Osama bin Laden’s death, one of the men tipped to succeed him as leader of al-Qaeda is believed to have been eliminated by a CIA-operated drone strike on Friday. U.S
SOUTH AFRICA Black headlines last week told South Africans of the troubles elsewhere. RACES IN U.S
Thomas Hardy lived to be 200 years old, or so it must have seemed to his literary competitors. He reached prominence in 1872 with his second novel, Under the Greenwood Tree, and was going strong half a century later.