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Additions and updates - Hero file

Raoul Wallenberg

Last modified 29 July 2014.

A short biography and background note on Raoul Wallenberg. Updated 29 July 2014 to mention the influence of his grandfather, to note that Wallenberg was declared the first ever honorary citizen of Australia in May 2013, and to provide a link to a ABC Radio National program on Wallenberg.

Ho Chi Minh

Last modified 11 May 2014.

A short biography and background note on Ho Chi Minh. Edited 11 May 2014 to clarify a reference to the number killed in Cambodia and Laos after the conflict in Vietman spread into those countries.

Aung San Suu Kyi

Last modified 23 January 2014.

A short biography and background note on Aung San Suu Kyi. Reviewed and updated 23 January 2014 with details of some of Suu Kyi's activities during 2013, including her statement that she wants to become president of Burma and her call for amendments to the Burmese constitution.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Last modified 15 January 2014.

A short biography and background note on Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Updated 15 January 2014 with details of some of Tutu's activities during 2013, including his visit to Burma in February and his repudiation of the African National Congress in May.

Nelson Mandela

Last modified 14 January 2014.

A short biography and background note on Nelson Mandela. Reviewed and updated 14 January 2014 with further biographical details and more information about Nelson Mandela's death and funeral.

Yitzhak Rabin

Last modified 11 January 2014.

A short biography and background note on Yitzhak Rabin. Updated 11 January 2014 to note the naming by 'Time' magazine of Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat as persons of the year for 1993.

Winston Churchill

Last modified 8 October 2013.

A short biography and background note on Winston Churchill. Updated 8 October 2013 with some minor edits.

Nancy Wake

Last modified 30 June 2013.

A short biography and background note on Nancy Wake. Updated 30 June 2013 to confirm the information that, in accord with her wishes, Nancy Wake's ashes were scattered at the village of Verneix near Montlucon in central France.

Rigoberta Menchú Tum

Last modified 23 June 2013.

A short biography and background note on Rigoberta Menchú Tum. Updated 23 June 2013 to provide further details about operation 'Victoria 82' (Victory 82) and to update information about Efraín Ríos Montt's trial on charges of genocide and war crimes.

Lech Walesa

Last modified 5 June 2013.

A short biography and background note on Lech Walesa. Updated 5 June 2013 to report on Walesa's recent comments about homosexuals in the Polish parliament and to edit the "comment" at the end of the profile.

Rosa Parks

Last modified 25 May 2013.

A short biography and background note on Rosa Parks. Updated 25 May 2013 to note the unveiling of a bronze statue of Parks in the Statuary Hall at the US Capitol on 27 February 2013, and to add a 'More information' link to an article on Parks at Salon.com.

Charles de Gaulle

Last modified 30 April 2013.

A short biography and background note on Charles de Gaulle. Updated 30 April 2013 to include a 'More information' link to The Audacity of de Gaulle at the Hoover Institution.

Mohammed Mossadegh

Last modified 17 March 2013.

A short biography and background note on Mohammed Mossadegh. Updated 17 March 2013 with various minor text edits and typographical corrections.

Bishop Carlos Belo

Last modified 27 January 2013.

A short biography and background note on Bishop Carlos Belo. Updated 27 January 2013 to include information about the winding up of the UN Mission of Support in East Timor and the withdrawal of the International Stabilisation Force.

Xanana Gusmao

Last modified 27 January 2013.

A short biography and background note on Xanana Gusmao. Updated 27 January 2013 to include information about the winding up of the UN Mission of Support in East Timor and the withdrawal of the International Stabilisation Force.

José Ramos-Horta

Last modified 27 January 2013.

A short biography and background note on José Ramos-Horta. Updated 27 January 2013 to include information about the winding up of the UN Mission of Support in East Timor and the withdrawal of the International Stabilisation Force.

Vaclav Havel

Last modified 18 January 2013.

A short biography and background note on Vaclav Havel. Updated 18 January 2013 to note that the international airport at Prague was renamed to honour Havel on 5 October 2012, the 76th anniversary of the late president's birth.

Dalai Lama

Last modified 2 January 2013.

A short biography and background note on Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama. Updated 2 January 2013 to include further information about the 2012 Templeton Prize and to note the resignation of the Dalai Lama's two envoys to China.

Claus von Stauffenberg

Last modified 28 August 2012.

A short biography and background note on Count Claus von Stauffenberg. Updated 28 August 2012 to correct the figure for the number of German-led troops killed at Stalingrad.

Georgy Zhukov

Last modified 28 August 2012.

A short biography and background note on Georgy Zhukov. Updated 28 August 2012 to correct the figure for the number of German-led troops killed at Stalingrad.