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Allister Sparks, South African Journalist Who Challenged Apartheid, Dies at 83

2016-09-20T23:58:02+0000

As the editor of The Rand Daily Mail, Mr. Sparks exposed a covert government propaganda campaign that led South Africa’s president to resign.


Police custody death sparks protests in Azerbaijan

2015-08-22T19:51:45+0000

Police in the town of Mingachevir clash with protesters who are angry over the death of a man held in police custody. Pavithra George reports.


Death sparks Brazil favela unrest

2014-04-23T09:34:25+0000

Angry backlash erupts in district overlooking Brazil's tourist hotspot of Copacabana over a death blamed by residents on police. Paul Chapman reports


Death of Rape Victim in Morocco Sparks Calls for Legal Reform

2012-04-05T20:10:56+0000

Amina Filali, 16, committed suicide after being forced to marry her rapist to protect him from prosecution, under a law designed to safeguard female, and family, honor.


Melvin Sparks, Guitarist, Is Dead at 64

2011-03-21T03:37:30+0000

Mr. Sparks liked to say simply that he played “jazz over a funky beat.”


A Death Sparks a Demand for Care

2010-10-03T02:01:25+0000

The University of Chicago Medical Center lacks an adult trauma center, and the recent death of a 19-year-old man who had been shot nearby has prompted demands for one.


Morgan Sparks, Bell Scientist, Dies at 91

2008-05-08T04:00:00+0000

Mr. Sparks made critical contributions to developing the second-generation transistor, which became a building block of modern electronic devices.


Death of Roma children sparks a debate in Italy

2007-08-14T05:00:00+0000

ROME — The death of four Roma children in a fire over the weekend has sparked a national debate over the widespread discrimination against the ethnic minority population in Italy.


Allister Sparks, South African Journalist Who Challenged Apartheid, Dies at 83

2016-09-20T23:58:02+0000

As the editor of The Rand Daily Mail, Mr. Sparks exposed a covert government propaganda campaign that led South Africa’s president to resign.


Police custody death sparks protests in Azerbaijan

2015-08-22T19:51:45+0000

Police in the town of Mingachevir clash with protesters who are angry over the death of a man held in police custody. Pavithra George reports.



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