27 January 2017

'Mannix' star Mike Connors dies at 91

This Jan. 15, 1997 file photo, actor Mike Connors, right, appears with actor Dick Van Dyke during an episode of the television show "Diagnosis Murder," in Los Angeles. Connors, who played a hard-hitting private eye on the long-running TV series "Mannix," has died at age 91. His son-in-law, Mike Condon, says the actor died Thursday afternoon, Jan. 26, 2017, at a Los Angeles hospital from recently-diagnosed leukemia.
Mike Connors, who starred as a hard-hitting private eye on the long-running television series "Mannix," has died. He was 91.
The actor died surrounded by family Thursday afternoon at a Los Angeles hospital from complications of leukemia that had been diagnosed a week earlier, said his son-in-law, Mike Condon.
"Mannix" ran for eight years on CBS beginning in 1967. Viewers were intrigued by the tall, smartly dressed, well-spoken detective who could mix it up with the burliest of thugs and leap on the hood of a racing car to prevent an escape. Episodes normally climaxed with a brawl that left the culprits bruised and beaten.

Throngs cheer new president's triumphant return to Gambia

In this file photo dated Thursday, Jan 19, 2017, Adama Barrow, left, is sworn in as President of Gambia at Gambia's embassy in Dakar, Senegal. Gambia's new President Adama Barrow will return home Thursday Jan 26, 2017, after a political crisis that sent its longtime leader into exile.
President Adama Barrow returned triumphantly to Gambia on Thursday, nearly two months after winning an election disputed by the country's longtime dictator, to the cheers of hundreds of thousands who jammed the roads in welcome.
"That's my president!" the crowds cried, eager to see Barrow fulfill the promise of democratic reforms and newfound freedoms in this tiny West African nation.