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Jennie Matthew

David Letterman closes the curtain on 33 years of showbiz

Legendary talk show host David Letterman ended his 33-year career with a show that featured the likes of President Barack Obama and Jerry Seinfeld.

East coast streets deserted as ‘historic’ snowstorm hits US

Public transport, schools and the UN have come to a halt as a "historic" snowstorm hit the US east coast, affecting areas like New York and Boston.

Designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed first ladies from Jacqueline Kennedy to Laura Bush, has passed away at his US home.

‘Bon Voyage’ – trailblazing comic Joan Rivers dies

Fans, family and celebrities, including female comics who followed her into a once male-dominated arena, have bid farewell to the award-winning comic.

The Rolling Stones cancel show after L’Wren Scott’s death

Mick Jagger has reportedly left Perth, where the band is set to play, after the death of his girlfriend, fashion designer L'Wren Scott in the US.

UN warns of diseases in Pakistan floods

The United Nations warned on Monday that up to 3,5-million children were at risk from water-borne diseases in Pakistan's floods.

UN chief urges world to speed up Pakistan aid

UN chief Ban Ki-moon flew into Pakistan on Sunday to visit areas ravaged by floods and urged the world to speed up aid.

Mass rallies on last Afghan campaign day

Top candidates in the Afghan presidential race on Monday addressed rallies attended by thousands of cheering supporters.

Four dead in Sudan cargo plane crash

A plane crashed in Sudan on Monday after taking off from Khartoum, killing four crew members. It is the fourth plane crash in Sudan in two months.

Can the UN fix Darfur without fixing Chad?

UN diplomats trying to solve the conflict in Darfur must better address the proxy war between Chad and Sudan, analysts say.

Ration cuts add to misery of Darfur’s poorest

The World Food Programme says food cuts in Darfur are a forced necessity.

Sudan oil region fighting could displace 90 000

Up to 90 000 people could be displaced by fighting in Sudan's bitterly contested oil region of Abyei where the United Nations is racing against time to provide aid relief and prevent a return to civil war. Two rounds of heavy fighting between government soldiers and the southern Sudan People's Liberation Army have largely obliterated Abyei's once bustling main town.

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