80 People Died in Afghanistan Flood – The New York Times

KABUL, Afghanistan – At least 80 people were killed and hundreds more went missing in floods late Wednesday night in a Taliban-controlled area in eastern Afghanistan. The flood swept most of the village in Nuristan Province, destroyed about 200 homes and caught many of the residents off guard as they slept. On Thursday night, villagers …

Purnell Choppin, 91, Died; Researcher Lays Foundation for Pandemic

His wife, Joan, as well as his daughter, survived him. After taking over the Hughes Institute, Dr. Choppin loved to tell his colleagues a story about meeting his reclusive famous philanthropist. In 1938, Hughes, a successful aviator and also an industrialist, was stopping in Baton Rouge to refuel, and Arthur Choppin took 9-year-old Purnell and …

Director Graham Vick, Who Opened the Doors of Opera, has died at the age of 67

LONDON — British opera director Graham Vick, who worked for prestigious houses such as the Metropolitan Opera and La Scala, but also sought to expand the appeal of opera by performing works in abandoned rock clubs and old factories, and bringing more diversity to the cast, died Saturday. London. He was 67 years old. The …

Kurt Westergaard, 86, Died; Muhammad Caricature Causes Anger

Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, whose 2005 cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban sparked violent protests by Muslims, led to a massacre in the office of a French satirical magazine that left 12 people dead, making him the target of assassins. the rest of his life, he died in Copenhagen on Wednesday. He …

Barbara J. Litrell, 77, Died; Who Publisher of Magazines for Women

Barbara J. Litrell, publisher of women’s magazines focused on women’s contributions to the workforce, not hair and makeup, died July 4 at her home in Cottonwood, Arizona, at the age of 77. Her husband, Michael Litrell, said the cause was complications from breast cancer. Ms. Litrell became publisher of McCall’s in 1991, which was then …

The spoiled Italian television superstar Raffaella Carrà has died at the age of 78.

His fame reached the United States and in 1986 he He appeared on the show “Late Night with David Letterman”. After Mr Letterman described him as “Italy’s Johnny Carson and Ed Sullivan”, Ms. Carrà interrupted her questioning to indicate that they were both men. She said she was sometimes compared to Ann-Margret and Barbara Walters—but …

Esther Bejarano, 96, Died; Auschwitz Survivor Fights Hip-Hop with Hatred

After the war, he resumed his life in what would become Israel. He studied singing, joined a choir, taught music, and in 1950 married truck driver Nissim Bejarano and had two children, a son, Joram, and a daughter, Edna. She returned to Germany in 1960, settled in Hamburg and provided laundry services with her husband. …

Kristen Richards, 69, Died; Reshaping Architectural Journalism Online

“Perhaps what excites me most is when I see educators and students subscribe, especially from a country like Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, China, Sri Lanka, and other countries are under conflict or violent rule,” he said. 2012 interview. “This gives me hope – these students are our future.” A summer trip to Greece became almost a …