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Calls for peace at memorial for Kansas shooting victims

By Kevin Murphy and Carey Gillam OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (Reuters) - The scene of what authorities say was a hate crime just days ago became the setting for tears, prayers and calls for peace as religious leaders gathered at a Kansas Jewish community center for a service to honor the three people shot dead on Sunday.

The life of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian author and Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who crafted enchanting stories that blurred the line between magic and reality, died on Thursday at the age of 87. * Garcia Marquez was born in 1927 in Aracataca, a town near Colombia's Caribbean coast. His childhood in the banana-growing backwater influenced the settings and characters in some of his novels, including the protagonist in "No One Writes to the Colonel," said to be based on his ex-soldier grandfather.

Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez dies

Mexico City, Apr 17 (EFE).- Colombian Nobel prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday at his home in this capital, the chairman of Mexico's National Council for Culture and the Arts said. He was 87. "He is a man who has entered into eternity and universality," Rafael Tovar told Mexican television. "A thousand years of solitude and sadness for the death of the greatest Colombian of all time! Solidarity and condolences to the family," Colombia's president, Juan Manuel Santos, said on Twitter after learning of the novelist's death.

Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez dies

Mexico City, Apr 17 (EFE).- Colombian Nobel prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday at his home in this capital, the chairman of Mexico's National Council for Culture and the Arts said. He was 87. "He is a man who has entered into eternity and universality," Rafael Tovar told Mexican television. "A thousand years of solitude and sadness for the death of the greatest Colombian of all time! Solidarity and condolences to the family," Colombia's president, Juan Manuel Santos, said on Twitter after learning of the novelist's death.

Sina Weibo shares jump 19% in US debut

Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, debuted on the Nasdaq exchange Thursday with a 19.1 percent jump despite an IPO that went out undersubscribed and lower priced than hoped. In a spate of buying that suggested that Wall Street's waters are still welcoming to loss-making technology high flyers, and to Chinese firms as well, Weibo shares rose from the subscription price of $17 to as high as $24.28, before settling the day at $20.24.

Sina Weibo shares jump 19% in US debut

Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, debuted on the Nasdaq exchange Thursday with a 19.1 percent jump despite an IPO that went out undersubscribed and lower priced than hoped. In a spate of buying that suggested that Wall Street's waters are still welcoming to loss-making technology high flyers, and to Chinese firms as well, Weibo shares rose from the subscription price of $17 to as high as $24.28, before settling the day at $20.24.

Americas News Agenda for April 18

Duty Editor: Stephanie Griffith Tel: +1 202 414 0541 What's happening in the Americas on Friday: + Latin America mourns Gabriel Garcia Marquez death + SpaceX to launch Dragon capsule to ISS MEXICO CITY: Latin American countries mourn the death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author and godfather of magical realism who wrote "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera" (COLOMBIA-MEXICO-LITERATURE-GARCIAMARQUEZ)

Garcia Marquez, an influence 'all over the planet'

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was an enormous influence on a huge number of writers worldwide, in particular through his 1967 novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude". Far beyond South America and the wider Hispanic world, Garcia Marquez's influence was felt by and played out in the work of authors "all over the planet", Claude Durand, the French translator of the landmark novel, told AFP. With its mix of myth, fantasy and family saga, critics have also observed the influence of Garcia Marquez in Salman Rushdie's "Midnight's Children".

List of works by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Colombia's Nobel literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died Thursday, was a prolific writer and pioneer of magical realism whose seminal work was "One Hundred Years of Solitude." Here is a selection of novels, articles and other works written by Garcia Marquez: NOVELS "Leaf Storm" (1955) "No One Writes to the Colonel" (1958) "In Evil Hour" (1962) "One Hundred Years of Solitude" (1967) "The Autumn of the Patriarch" (1975) "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" (1982) "Love in the Time of Cholera" (1985)

Garcia Marquez, godfather of magic realism, dies at 87

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died Thursday at the age of 87. Known affectionately as "Gabo," the author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera" became one of the most popular Latin American novelists in the world and the godfather of a literary movement that witnessed a continent in turmoil.
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