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British actor John Hurt, 77, whose career spanned six decades and included roles in The Elephant Man, Alien and the Harry Potter movies. Hurt, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015, continued to work until his death, most recently in Jackie, alongside Natalie Portman.

> Japanese toy-and-game entrepreneur Masaya Nakamura, 91, whose video-game company released Pac-Man in 1980.

> Brunhilde Pomsel, 106, Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels’ secretary from 1942 to 1945. In a recent documentary, Pomsel claimed she “knew nothing” about the Holocaust and did not see herself as guilty.


By Volkswagen last year, 10.3 million cars, making it the world’s largest automaker. The German car company said its global sales rose by 3.8%, ending Toyota’s four-year reign at the top.


Cats, in the Westminster Dog Show, for the first time in the show’s 140-year history. The felines will be shown alongside dogs in the meet-the-breeds portion of the Feb. 11 event and will also compete in an agility contest.

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