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World 12 May 2019 | 1:17 PM

Peggy Lipton, star of ‘Mod Squad’ and ‘Twin Peaks’, dies at age 72

LOS ANGELES (AFP): Actress Peggy Lipton, who gained fame in the late 1960s with her star turn on the counter-culture cop show “Mod Squad” and returned to TV two decades later on “Twin Peaks,” has died at age 72 after a battle with cancer.

World 30 Jan 2019 | 12:14 AM

R&B star James Ingram dies at 66

LOS ANGELES (Reuters): James Ingram, one of the biggest stars in R&B music in the 1980s and ‘90s, and a double Grammy winner and two-time Oscar nominee, has died at age 66.

World 08 Feb 2018 | 12:56 AM

Producer Quincy Jones says Michael Jackson stole songs

NEW YORK: Quincy Jones, the legendary music producer behind Michael Jackson, says that the late King of Pop plagiarised some of his hits.

World 26 Jul 2017 | 4:28 AM

Prominent Australian Aboriginal singer Gurrumul dies at 46

SYDNEY: World-renowned indigenous singer Gurrumul has died after a “long battle with illness” aged 46, his management said Wednesday, as Australians hailed his contributions to music.

Nation 17 Jul 2017 | 2:43 AM

Industry legend Quincy Jones and Yuna sing each other's praises

PETALING JAYA: Who has not heard of the legendary musician Quincy Jones, the man behind the glorious career of Michael Jackson by producing albums such as Off the Wall and Thriller?

World 22 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Aung San Suu Kyi visits UN, New York

NEW YORK: Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has visited the United Nations and received a new award as she paid tribute to unknown fighters for democracy in her country.

World 19 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Gregory Peck's widow Veronique, an arts supporter, dies at 80

LOS ANGELES: Veronique Peck, the widow of screen legend Gregory Peck, has died at age 80 of heart failure at her home in Los Angeles, a spokesman for her family said on Saturday.

World 18 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

US to award Suu Kyi on first visit in decades

WASHINGTON: The United States will present its highest award to Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in September when she makes her first US trip in more than two decades, congressional aides said Tuesday.

World 26 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Clinton initiative raises more than $8 billion

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Clinton Global Initiative gathered more than $8 billion in pledges at this year's summit, surprising its organizers who had worried that the recession would lower the level of support.