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Former Panamanian leader Manuel Antonio Noriega has undergone a second operation after suffering a hemorrhage following brain surgery.

General Manuel Antonio Noriega, 83, was critically ill and had been taken back to the operating theatre at the Santo Tomas hospital in Panama City, his daughter Thays said.

He was released from prison in January to allow him to prepare for the operation.

Manuel Noriega was jailed in Panama for murder, corruption and embezzlement.

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Doctors were successful in halting the hemorrhage during the second operation, but the former leader remains in intensive care.

Manuel Noriega suffered from vascular ailments and has been reliant on a wheelchair.

Although he was never the actual president of Panama, General Manuel Noriega was the key figure from 1983 to 1989 – and a key US ally in Central America for four decades.

The former military ruler was jailed following the US invasion of Panama in 1989.

After serving 20 years in the US he was sent to France, where he was sentenced to seven years for money laundering.

Manuel Noriega was convicted in absentia of crimes carried out during his rule and extradited from France to Panama to serve his sentence in 2011.


WABC/Channel 7’s Eyewitness News reporter Lisa Colagrossi died on March 20 after suffering a brain hemorrhage following an aneurysm.

Lisa Colagrossi, 49, collapsed on March 19 while out on assignment, according to officials at the television station.

The mother-of-two was rushed to New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center’s neurological ICU and placed on life support. She never regained consciousness.

Lisa Colagrossi’s family was at her bedside when doctors gave them the heartbreaking news that it was unlikely that she’d recover, sources said.

The newsroom was left “reeling” after station general manager Dave Davis told co-workers about the tragedy.Lisa Colagrossi dead at 49

“Lisa Colagrossi embodied the Eyewitness News spirit—a straightforward reporter who told the truth, empathetic to the everyday citizens of the New York area, and demanding of those in power,” said Dave Davis, president and general manager of WABC-TV in a statement released on March 20.

Lisa Colagrossi collapsed on her way back from a live report at the scene of a four-alarm fire in Woodhaven, Queens, that tore through a series of homes late Wednesday night.

“She was in the news van after finishing her live shot when she said <<Oh my God, something is wrong>>, ” a friend said.

A co-worker said that Lisa Colagrossi’s producer flagged down an ambulance and she was taken to the hospital.

Lisa Colagrossi joined WABC in 2001 as a morning reporter. She also filled in occasionally at the anchor desk.

Before joining Channel 7, Lisa Colagrossi worked as an anchor at WKMG in Orlando, where she won two local Emmy awards.

Lisa Colagrossi was a resident of Stamford, Connecticut, and is survived by her husband, Todd Crawford, and two sons, ages 11 and 14.

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British singer Lynsey de Paul has died at the age of 64, following a suspected brain hemorrhage.

Lynsey de Paul represented the UK in the 1977 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Rock Bottom.

She became the first woman to win an Ivor Novello award for songwriting.

Lynsey de Paul, who broke into the music scene in 1971, followed up her Sugar Me hit with Getting a Drag, reaching number 18 in the UK charts.

Her 1973 hit Won’t Somebody Dance With Me won her first Ivor Novello award.

A second Ivor Novello Award followed a year later for No Honestly, which was also the theme tune to the ITV comedy of the same name, starring Pauline Collins and John Alderton.

Lynsey de Paul became the first woman to win an Ivor Novello award for songwriting

Lynsey de Paul became the first woman to win an Ivor Novello award for songwriting (photo Wikipedia)

Lynsey de Paul never married but was romantically linked to a string of well-known men including Sean Connery, Dudley Moore and Ringo Starr.

An interview with the Mail in 2007 revealed she had five offers of marriage, including one from James Coburn and another from Chas Chandler, bassist with The Animals.

She reached the height of her popularity in the mid-1970s, with number one hits in Switzerland, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands – although never the UK.

However, Lynsey de Paul popularity waned in the late 1970s although she continued to compose and perform, famously singing her own song at the Conservative Party conference in 1983.

She also starred in celebrity quiz shows such as Blankety Blank and more recently, reality shows including Cash in the Attic and Come Dine With Me.

In 1992, Lynsey de Paul presented a documentary about women’s self-defense, called Eve Fights Back, which won a Royal Television Society award.

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