Hong Kong actor stabbed in mainland China

Beijing: Hong Kong actor Simon Yam was stabbed in the stomach while appearing on stage for a promotional event in southern China on Saturday. A man ran onto the stage and stabbed and slashed the veteran actor, video broadcast on local media showed. “We are extremely shocked by this incident,” Yam’s management company said. The 64-year-old Yam was at a promotional event in southern Guangdong province’s Zhongshan city when he was stabbed in the stomach and slashed on his right hand, the company said. The actor has 234 film and TV credits. AFP

Cesar Pelli, creator of Malaysia’s Petronas Towers, dead

Buenos Aires: Cesar Pelli, the Argentine architect and creator of Malaysia’s Petronas Towers and New York’s One World Financial Centre, died on Friday at the age of 92. After graduating from the University of Tucuman, Pelli left for the US in 1952. He was dean of Yale’s architecture faculty from 1977 to 1984, and counted the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal among his many accolades. His most high-profile achievement was the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur-a 452-metre high structure that was the world’s tallest building when it was completed in 1998. AFP

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