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Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter dies in Syria

New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who covered nearly two decades of Middle East conflict and turmoil, has died of an apparent asthma attack.

(CNN) New York - The newspaper said it was not immediately known how or where he died. Tyler Hicks, a Times photographer who was with Shadid, carried his body over the border to Turkey.

Hicks said Shadid, who was carrying medication for his asthma, displayed symptoms Thursday morning, when they joined guides on horseback for the trip out of the country. The animals may have triggered the asthma, Hicks said.

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Greenpeace activists project the words “Risky & unnecessary” on the cooling tower of the Isar 2 nuclear power plant in Essenbach, Germany. The German government has delayed its long planned final phase-out of nuclear plants to keep as emergency reserve into 2023 as Russia threatens to cut off all gas supplies.

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Welcome to Tuesday, where Ukraine continues to reconquer territory, fresh clashes on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border leave at least 49 dead and France says adieu to two 20th-century titans of the visual arts. Meanwhile, business daily Les Echos draws a profile of Vladimir Potanin, one of Russia's top 10 billionaires who continues to grow his business despite Western sanctions.

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