June 16, 2019

Nike dumps Lance Armstrong as Lance dumps himself from Livestrong

US cycling legend Lance Armstrong has been dumped by longtime supporter Nike. The sportswear giant has stood by Lance throughout the persistent drug allegations in recent years. Poor Lance, he seems to be the only one who is still supporting himself as one by one his closest friends and team … [Read more...]

Hugo Chavez says he is cancer free

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said he is free of cancer after returning from Cuba for health checks following four cycles of chemotherapy. He travelled to the island four months ago to have surgery for cancer there. "Everything went perfectly. I got top marks, 20 out of 20," he told … [Read more...]

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies

Apple has announced that co-founder Steve Jobs has passed away. His family thanked those who have supported them through the years during his battle with cancer. "Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family,'' his relatives said in a statement. "In his public life, Steve was known as … [Read more...]

Jack Layton loses battle with cancer

Canadian opposition leader Jack Layton has died aged 61, after secondary cancer appeared last month following an earlier bout of prostate cancer. Layton passed away at his home in Toronto early on Monday surrounded by his wife and children, his family said in a statement. His New Democratic … [Read more...]

Grease actress Annette Charles dies

US Actress Annette Charles, who played Cha Cha DiGregorio, in the hit film Grease, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 63. The actress, who also starred in TV series Gunsmoke and The Bionic Woman, was suffering from cancer. As Cha Cha, she stole the limelight dancing the hand jive with … [Read more...]

Canada’s Opposition leader Jack Layton steps down

Canada's parliamentary opposition leader Jack Layton is stepping down temporarily to focus on his battle against cancer. The 61-year-old politician was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009 but announced on Monday that he had another cancer elsewhere in his body. Mr Layton said that he was … [Read more...]

Hugo Chavez returns to Venezuela and holds mass rally

President Hugo Chavez has returned to Venezuela and addressed a crowd of thousands at a rally in Caracas. He has been receiving medical treatment in Cuba for the last month for cancer after becoming ill on a State visit to Cuba. The crowds cheered as he waved the Venezuelan flag from his … [Read more...]

Hugo Chavez admits he has cancer

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has given a TV address and admitted he has had surgery to remove a cancerous tumour. There has been much speculation about his health since he left Venezuela for Cuba three weeks ago for what officials said was an operation on a pelvic abscess. Mr Chavez said … [Read more...]

Japanese ‘kamikaze’ pensioners volunteer to work at Fukushima nuclear site

A group of over 200 Japanese pensioners are volunteering to work at the Fukushima nuclear power station to help contain the radiation leaks. They call themselves 'The Skilled Veterans Corps' and are retired engineers and other professionals, all over the age of 60. They say they should be … [Read more...]

Sir Paul McCartney to marry again

Sir Paul McCartney, 68, is engaged to marry 51 year-old New York businesswoman Nancy Shevell. The couple have been together four years. It will be Sir Paul's third marraige and Nancy' second. No date has been set for the wedding yet. Nancy Shevell is a board member of New York's … [Read more...]

Golf legend Seve Ballesteros dies at 54

Spanish golf legend Seve Ballesteros has died after a three year battle with cancer aged 54. The five time major winner died surrounded by his family at his home in Pedrena, northern Spain, early on Saturday morning. Ballesteros collapsed at Madrid airport in 2008, and was diagnosed with a … [Read more...]

Travolta and Lohan to star in Gotti mafia film

Film Producer Marc Fiore has announced that John Travolta will portray infamous New York mafia boss John Gotti, in a new mob movie that will also feature Linsday Lohan and Joe Pesci (is there any mafia movie Pesci hasn't been in?) The independently financed film is titled Gotti: Three … [Read more...]