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Knut the polar bear died of epilepsy, autopsy shows

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Knut, the celebrity orphan polar bear who drew thousands of visitors to Berlin zoo, died after an epileptic fit, according to neurologists quoted by Focus magazine. A CAT scan had revealed abormalities in the brain of the bear, who may have inherited epilepsy from his father Lars, also a…

Ten deaths that marked 2009

PARIS — Ten deaths that marked 2009: HELEN SUZMAN (died January 1, aged 91) Suzman was for decades the lone voice of white dissent in South Africa’s parliament against apartheid rule. She served in parliament between 1953 and 1989 and was the first lawmaker to visit African National Congress leader…