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Hong Kong churches drop Tiananmen tributes after 33 years amid arrest fears

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For the first time in 33 years, church services to commemorate the Tiananmen Square crackdown will not be held in Hong Kong, erasing one of the last reminders of China’s bloody suppression of the 1989 protests. Since ...

Tributes paid at funeral to ‘inspirational’ Irish journalist killed in Ukraine

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An Irish journalist killed alongside a Ukrainian colleague when their Fox News team came under fire near Kyiv paid “a terrible price” for his love of “truth telling”, the congregation at his funeral mass has heard. Pi...

Tributes paid to British businessman shot dead near Mexican beach resort

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A businessman from Cornwall has died after being shot in front of his teenage daughter near a popular Mexican beach resort. Two gunmen opened fire on Saturday as Chris Cleave, 54, was driving on a highway near Playa d...

Sarah Weddington: tributes paid to lawyer who argued and won Roe v Wade

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Tributes were paid to Sarah Weddington after the attorney who argued and won the landmark Roe v Wade case at the supreme court, establishing the right to abortion, died aged 76. Susan Hays, a former student of Weddin...

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: Dalai Lama joins tributes to ‘true humanitarian’ after anti-apartheid hero dies – latest

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Desmond Tutu, the cleric and social activist who was a giant of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, has died aged 90

Tributes paid to Spain rugby player Kawa Leauma, 32, after death from fall

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Tributes have been paid to the Spain rugby union player Kawa Leauma who has died, aged 32. The lock, who was in Amsterdam for Spain’s Six Nations B match against the Netherlands, had reportedly sustained head injuries...

‘A tragedy’: tributes to Ava White after Liverpool Christmas lights killing

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The news of 12-year-old Ava White’s death spread slowly across Liverpool on Friday morning. Christmas shoppers, unaware of her killing, came into the city centre to be greeted by police cordons closing off much of Chu...

Joe Biden leads tributes to ‘dear friend’ and ‘patriot’ Colin Powell

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Tributes poured in for former Republican secretary of state Colin Powell after the announcement of his death on Monday morning at the age of 84. Leading praise from the US and around the world, Joe Biden hailed “a dea...

Tributes paid to ex-ITV News editor Geoff Hill, who has died aged 52

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Tributes have been paid to Geoff Hill, the former editor of ITV News, who has died at the age of 52. The highly respected journalist was hailed as a “giant” of the industry who backed his colleagues to the hilt and l...

Tributes paid to woman found dead on country lane in Leicestershire

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A family have paid tribute to their “treasured daughter” who was found dead on a country lane in Leicestershire, as a man was arrested on suspicion of her murder and rape. Megan Newborough, 23, was reported missing on...

Tributes paid to writer Dawn Foster, who has died aged 34

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Tributes have poured in for the journalist and author Dawn Foster, who has died suddenly aged 34. Foster, a regular television commentator and a fierce critic of inequality, died of causes related to her long-term ill...

Hearts, pebbles, flags: handmade tributes mourn nation’s lost lives

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It began with simple hearts painted on a wall by the Thames. Now people across the UK are constructing their own Covid memorials, from rainbow-painted lawns to hundreds of flags on a Welsh mountainside. Although Boris...

Tributes follow stabbing of north London flower seller

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Tributes have flooded in for a flower seller who was stabbed to death close to his stall in north London on Saturday afternoon. Tony Eastlake, 55, died from a knife wound after being attacked in Islington just before ...

‘We read The Very Hungry Caterpillar weekly’: readers’ tributes to Eric Carle

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Eric Carle, children’s author and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and many other children’s books, has died at the age of 91. Here, readers share their memories of what the celebrated author’s work means to...

Gun salutes for Prince Philip and people leave floral tributes – video

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Gun salutes marking the death of the Duke of Edinburgh take place on Saturday in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, in Gibraltar and from Royal Navy warships at sea as people leave floral tributes outside royal r...

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