Emile M. Cioran, 84, a Romanian-born writer...


Emile M. Cioran, 84, a Romanian-born writer and philosopher fascinated by the bleak themes of emptiness and death, died Tuesday in Paris. Two of his best-known works were "The Inconvenience of Being Born" and "On the Peaks of Despair."

Harry Gwala, 74, a militant leader of the African National Congress who fought for years against rival Zulus, died Tuesday in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. A Communist and 50-year veteran of the ANC, he was in prison with South African President Nelson Mandela.

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