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Peter Scholl-Latour, reporter who filmed documentary during Vietcong captivity, dies at 90

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    FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2014 file picture Franco-German journalist Peter Scholl-Latour is photographed in Berlin. Peter Scholl-Latour, whose reporting from far-flung places made him one of post-war Germany’s most famous foreign correspondents, has died on Saturday Aug. 16, 2014,at 90 according to German news agency dpa. Born to Franco-German parents in 1924, Scholl-Latour tried unsuccessfully to join the French and Yugoslav resistance against the Nazis during World War II. after the war he became a newspaper and broadcast correspondent, traveling extensively throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East. ( (AP Photo/dpa,Tim Brakemeier,File) (The Associated Press)

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    FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2007 file picture Franco-German journalist Peter Scholl-Latour looks is photographed in Berlin, Germany. Peter Scholl-Latour, whose reporting from far-flung places made him one of post-war Germany’s most famous foreign correspondents, has died Saturday Aug. 16, 2014 at 90 , German news agency dpa reports. Born to Franco-German parents in 1924, Scholl-Latour tried unsuccessfully to join the French and Yugoslav resistance against the Nazis during World War II. after the war he became a newspaper and broadcast correspondent, traveling extensively throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East. (AP Photo/Miguel Villagran,file) (The Associated Press)

Peter Scholl-Latour, whose reporting from far-flung places made him one of post-war Germany's most famous foreign correspondents, has died at 90.

German news agency dpa cited Scholl-Latour's publisher Ullstein saying he died Saturday at his home in Rhoendorf, near Bonn.

Born to Franco-German parents in 1924, Scholl-Latour tried unsuccessfully to join the French and Yugoslav resistance against the Nazis during World War II.

After the war he became a newspaper and broadcast correspondent, traveling extensively throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

His reports included a 1973 TV documentary shot during eight days of captivity by the Vietcong, and accompanying the exiled Ayatollah Khomeini on his return to Iran in 1978.

He remained active until recently as a writer and TV pundit, known for his deep knowledge and caustic wit.