Araucaria uses one of his own puzzles to reveal he is dying

Crossword compiler Araucaria reveals he is dying of cancer in cryptic clues By John Hutchinson PUBLISHED: 01:26 GMT, 12 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:22 GMT, 13 January 2013 Legendary crossword compiler Araucaria decided to share special message in one of his own puzzles to his fans – that he has cancer. The 91-year-old, whose real name is the Rev John Graham, decided that a crossword would be the appropriate way of announcing that he has the terminal illness

Nelson Mandela undergoes successful operation to remove gallstones

Nelson Mandela undergoes successful operation to remove gallstones as he recovers from lung infection 94-year-old had previously been admitted to hospital with lung infection Wife Graca Machel told reporters husband had been 'fading'Spokesman said that Mr Mandela is now 'recovering' | UPDATED: 20:52 GMT, 15 December 2012 Recovering: Nelson Mandela is recovering from an operation to remove gallstones, carried out in a private clinic in Pretoria Nelson Mandela is recovering in hospital after having an operation to remove gallstones. The 94-year-old, who was South Africa's first black president, underwent the surgery at a private clinic in Pretoria. He had previously been hospitalised last Saturday, suffering from a lung infection