Deaths of note from around the world:
Said Musa Maragha, 86: Better known by his nom de guerre, “Abu Musa," the hard-line Palestinian military commander rebelled against leader Yasser Arafat to form his own rival party, called “Fatah Uprising." Died of cancer in Damascus on Tuesday.
Dr. Hiroshi Nakajima, 84: Japanese physician who, as leader of the World Health Organization, started campaigns to fight malaria and other infectious diseases but whose tenure, from 1988 to 1998, was marred by repeated accusations of mismanagement. Died Saturday in Poitiers, France, after a short illness.
Max Kampelman, 92: U.S. diplomat enlisted by Democratic and Republican presidents to negotiate Cold War treaties with the Soviet Union on nuclear weapons and human rights. Died of congestive heart failure Friday at his home in Washington.
Nikolaos Dertilis, 94: The last jailed member of the military dictatorship that ruled Greece from 1967 to 1974, he was sentenced to life in prison for the execution of a youth during the bloody suppression of a student uprising in 1973. Died Monday at an Athens hospital, where he was being treated for heart problems after suffering a stroke.
John Makumbe, 63: A prominent Zimbabwean political analyst and university lecturer, Makumbe was also an albino who campaigned against prejudice toward the skin pigmentation condition, heading a rights and advice group that fought ancient tribal superstitions that victimized albinos. Died Sunday at a medical facility near his Harare home after suffering a heart attack.