US fashion icon Gloria Vanderbilt dies Jun 18, 2019 0 528 12345 New YORK: American heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, a designer and artist who became one of the most chronicled socialites of her era, died on Monday after a battle with stomach cancer, her son announced. She was 95 years old. “Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman, who loved life, and lived it on her own terms,” her son, the CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, said in a tribute read on air. “She was a painter, a writer, and designer but also a remarkable mother, wife, and friend. She was 95 years old, but ask anyone close to her, and they’d tell you, she was the youngest person they knew, the coolest, and most modern.” (AFP) POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Philippines’ Duterte downplays boat sinking Jun 18, 2019 0 1140 Brain disease kills 97 Indian kids, ‘heat curfew’ imposed Jun 18, 2019 0 738 Boris Johnson gets boost in race to become Britain's new PM Jun 18, 2019 0 976 French billionaire Drahi acquires Sotheby’s in $3.7 bn deal afp paris French telecoms and media mogul Patrick Drahi is acquiring Sotheby’s auction house, one of the world’s biggest art brokers, in a $3.7 billion deal, the British-founded company announced on Monday. Drahi, the .. 12 killed in Indonesia bus crash after passenger argument Jakarta: Twelve people were killed and dozens more injured in an Indonesian traffic accident on Monday after a passenger tried to wrest control of a bus steering wheel following an argument with the driver, police said. .. Twelve dead as migrant boat sinks off western Turkey REUTERS ANKARA Twelve people were killed on Monday after a dinghy carrying migrants sank off on Turkey’s western coast, the Turkish coast guard said, adding that 31 others had been rescued. Search and rescue operations .. US measles cases hit 1044 this year WASHINGTON: The United States recorded 22 new measles cases last week, a 2.2 percent increase, taking the total cases for the year to 1,044 in the worst outbreak since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday. The US .. Indian magician feared drowned after Houdini trick attempt New DELHI: A search and rescue operation was underway for an Indian magician who is feared drowned while trying to perform Harry Houdini’s famed underwater escape act in a river in Kolkata, police said on Monday. Chanchal .. US mayor apologises after police threaten to shoot black family AFP Washington The mayor of Phoenix apologied on Sunday after videos emerged showing police in the southwestern US city violently arresting a black family with young children. The videos, shot by bystanders when the .. Indonesia becomes latest SE Asian country to return waste to the West JAKARTA: Indonesia has sent back a consignment of Canadian paper waste, imported via the United States, because it was contaminated with material including plastic, rubber and diapers, the environment ministry said. ..