| Jul 18, 2011
Former president-turned-dictator Juan Maria Bordaberry, whose self-coup launched more than a decade of military rule in Uruguay died while under house arrest in the country for leading efforts to eliminate leftist dissent in the 1970s. He was 83....
| May 21, 2011
Nathaniel Davis, a longtime diplomat who was the American ambassador to Chile when President Salvador Allende was deposed in a bloody coup, died of cancer Monday in Claremont. He was 86.
His death was announced by Claremont's Harvey Mudd College, where...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 7:39 PM
In the modern pantheon of the world's dictators, Moammar Kadafi stood apart. Far apart.
Erratic and mercurial, he fancied himself a political philosopher, practiced an unorthodox and deadly diplomacy, and cut a sometimes cartoonish figure in flowing...
| Apr 28, 2011
In 40 A.D., the fabled Trung sisters rode elephants into battle to free Vietnam from its Chinese invaders. Nearly 2,000 years later, Ngo Dinh Nhu fancied herself a modern-day Trung, defending her country against communist rebels and American imperialists....
| Nov 27, 2011
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu
Nigerian secessionist leader in '60s
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, 78, a millionaire's son who led Nigeria's breakaway republic of Biafra during the country's civil war that left 1 million dead, died Saturday in a London...
| Oct 24, 2011
ROBERT C. PIERPOINT
CBS News correspondent covered six presidents
Robert C. Pierpoint, 86, a CBS News correspondent who covered six presidents, the Korean War, the Kennedy assassination and the Iranian hostage crisis in a career that spanned more than...
| Feb 17, 2011
Veteran character actor
Len Lesser, 88, a veteran character actor best known for his recurring role in the 1990s as Uncle Leo on the hit NBC-TV comedy "Seinfeld," died Wednesday in Burbank, publicist Laura Stegman said. He had pneumonia and...
| May 21, 2012
| 6:36 AM
PARIS -- French prosecutors have widened an investigation into former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's alleged participation in a prostitution ring.
Authorities said Monday that Lille police will open a preliminary inquiry...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 8:42 PM
WASHINGTON -- Betsy Blades has been curious about Cuba ever since 1959 when she was 15 years old and watched news clips of Fidel Castro’s revolution.
The retired social worker from Baltimore, now 68, will seize a chance to visit the forbidden...
| May 16, 2011
1925: Saloth Sar, alias Pol Pot, born in central Cambodia.
1949: Pol Pot goes to Paris where he joins a group of young Cambodian revolutionaries, most of them Marxists.
1953: France grants independence to Cambodia under King Norodom Sihanouk; Pol Pot...