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Legacy of fear and respect across world

Whether they loved her or loathed her, virtually all the world leaders she ever met stood in awe of Margaret Thatcher.


Opponents and critics celebrate her passing

Controversial in life, British ex-prime minister Margaret Thatcher continued to divide the nation in death, with sombre plans for a funeral and eulogies rejected by some in favour of celebrations and parties.


Reagan was urged to pressure Thatcher over hunger strikes

Former taoiseach Garret FitzGerald personally pleaded with US president Ronald Reagan to pile pressure on Margaret Thatcher for an urgent compromise over the Maze hunger strikes, according to state papers.


WHO experts to probe bird flu that has killed 7

The World Health Organisation is talking with the Chinese government about sending international experts to the country to help investigate a new bird flu strain that has sickened at least 24 people, killing seven of them.


Pyongyang suspends last link with South

North Korea suspended its sole remaining major project with the South after weeks of threats against the United States and South Korea, as Russian president Vladimir Putin said any nuclear conflict could make Chernobyl look like a fairy tale.


Cold cases reviewed for links to suspected serial killer

Detectives across the US are scouring cold case files for possible ties to a man arrested on suspicion of killing three women — fearing he may have killed scores of people.