[SAN FRANCISCO] Billionaire Paul Allen, who founded US software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s, died on Monday at the age of 65 after his latest battle with cancer, his family said.

[HANOI] Hundreds of black-clad mourners, weeping or lighting incense and laying wreaths, gathered early Wednesday for a somber final tribute at a state funeral for Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang...

[DETROIT] Former presidents, stars and musical royalty paid joyous tribute to Aretha Franklin at her marathon funeral on Friday, leading her family and members of the public in bidding goodbye to...

[DETROIT] Congregants celebrated the life of Aretha Franklin at her father's Baptist church in Detroit at the first Sunday service since her death, with her powerful voice again ringing out...

[DETROIT] The death of 76-year-old music icon Aretha Franklin prompted figures across the spectrum, from politics to pop, to pay homage to her tremendous influence on American culture.

British author VS Naipaul, a famously outspoken Nobel laureate who wrote on the traumas of post-colonial change, has died at the age of 85.

[LOS ANGELES] Margot Kidder, who catapulted to Hollywood fame in the late '70s as Lois Lane in the "Superman" movies, has died, according to the Montana funeral home handling her...

[NEW YORK] Dance music superstar Avicii's death last month in Oman was a suicide, the celebrity gossip site TMZ reported Tuesday...

AT 27, Inuka, Singapore's last polar bear, had exceeded the average life expectancy of polar bears, which typically live 15 to 18 years in the wild and 25 years under human care. ...

[WASHINGTON] Former US first lady Barbara Bush, the only woman to see her husband and son sworn in as US president, died on Tuesday, the Bush family said. She was 92. Bush was the wife of the 41st...