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LONDON (Reuters) - Edward Heath, who died on Sunday aged 89, shepherded Britain into Europe as prime minister but he will also be remembered for long years in the political wilderness, often bitterly critical of his successor Margaret Thatcher.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South African World Cup winner Joost van der Westhuizen, counted among rugby’s greatest scrumhalves, died on Monday at the age of 45.
(Reuters) - Former European champions Aston Villa will be relegated from the Premier League this season, according to former owner Doug Ellis.
Brittany Murphy, the actress who got her start in the sleeper hit i>Clueless/iand rose to stardom in i>8 Mile/ibefore her movie roles declined in recent years, died Sunday in Los Angeles of what appeared to be natural causes, a Los Angeles County coroner's official said. She was 32.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, who was buried in Riyadh on Tuesday, was a central figure in the world's top oil exporter who dominated defence policy and was long seen as a future king.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Five-times major winner Seve Ballesteros, regarded by many as golf's greatest shot-maker, was one of the most gifted and charismatic players to have graced the game.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Former strongman Suharto, who died on Sunday, steered Indonesia through three decades of rapid economic growth and stability, only to see much of his work unravel in months as the country was plunged into chaos.
Benazir Bhutto was many things - zealous guardian of her dead father's legacy, aristocratic populist, accused rogue, even one of i>People/imagazine's 50 most beautiful people. And in the end, she was a victim of roiling passions in the nation she sought to lead for a third time.
DETROIT (Reuters) - Rosa Parks, the black seamstress whose refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man sparked a revolution in American race relations 50 years ago, died on Monday.