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French singer Charles Aznavour, who described himself as “100 per cent French and 100 per cent Armenian” Photograph: Christophe Ena/Pool/File Photo/Reuters

Following Charles Aznavour’s death on Monday at the age of 94, French politicians are calling for a state funeral for this son of Armenian immigrants.(...)

French singer-songwriter Charles Aznavour: died in his home in Alpilles in southeastern France. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/AFP/Getty

Tributes are pouring in to Charles Aznavour, the great French popular singer, who died early on Monday at his home in southern France, aged 94. Know(...)

 Charles Aznavour  during a photo session in Paris on November 16, 2017. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

French singer Charles Aznavour has died at the age of 94, French media reported on Monday, citing his spokesman. Aznavour, who was born Shahnour Vari(...)

Bono  is seen on stage during a 2017 concert  in Berlin, Germany. File photograph: Frank Hoensch/Getty Images

As Bono stood onstage last weekend in Berlin, presumably horrified as he felt his voice go, did the irony of his nickname pass through his mind? “Bono(...)

Gregory Bradley: “We have been growing aggressively for six years but what we want to do is keep it manageable and sustainable.”

BLK BOX Fitness is a fitness equipment manufacturer based in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. Established in 2012 by 30-year-old managing director Gregory B(...)

“The American health insurance system is a broken machine. It cares not for the health of a person, it cares only for the delivery of payment.”

One morning in New York, I opened a medical bill with a curious item listed on it: “Control of Complex Nose Bleed – $700”. If you have ever wondered h(...)

João Gilberto circa 1960. A recent announcement of his death, on Twitter, turned out to be exaggerated. Photograph: Tom Copi/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Last month it was announced on Facebook that the Brazilian bossanovista João Gilberto had died. The singer and virtuoso guitarist had collapsed at his(...)

Donald Clarke: Willis was among the first actors to go from A-list TV star to A-list movie star. Photograph:  20th Century Fox/Getty

Thirty years ago I went to see Die Hard. I genuinely wanted to see Die Hard – it sounded awesome – but I would have gone to see almost anything. I was(...)

Nancy Sinatra with Frank Sinatra in March 1964 as he looks at the Oscar he won for his performance role in  The House I Live In. Photograph: AP

The church in Jersey City where they married held a portent in its very name: Our Lady of the Sorrows. It was the thick of the Depression – 1939 – and(...)

'The Rat Pack Is Back' - 'The three-man cast – representing Sammy Davis jnr, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin – bounds on to the stage, and I am captivated.'

As the sun sinks behind the mountains surrounding Las Vegas, one by one the lights on the city’s famous strip flicker on. New York may claim to be the(...)

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