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Turkey says chemical weapons used in Syria attack

Ankara - Turkey said Thursday the autopsies of three Syrians killed in an attack in rebel-held northwestern Syria confirmed that chemical weapons had been used by President Bashar al-Assad's regime, state media reported.

North Korea lashes Malaysia over Kim assassination

Seoul - North Korea’s state media broke a 10-day silence Thursday on the murder of Kim Jong-Un’s half brother, launching a ferocious assault on Malaysia for “immoral” handling of the case and for playing politics with the corpse.

North Korea lashes Malaysia over Kim assassination

Seoul - North Korea’s state media broke a 10-day silence Thursday on the murder of Kim Jong-Un’s half brother, launching a ferocious assault on Malaysia for “immoral” handling of the case and for playing politics with the corpse.

North Korea lashes Malaysia over Kim assassination

Seoul - North Korea’s state media broke a 10-day silence Thursday on the murder of Kim Jong-Un’s half brother, launching a ferocious assault on Malaysia for “immoral” handling of the case and for playing politics with the corpse.

Getting away with murder: Is Japan's low autopsy rate hiding killers?

Toukyo - Dubbed the "Black Widow" after the mate-eating spider, Chisako Kakehi awaits trial: Initially arrested on suspicion of murdering eight lovers for insurance payouts, her case is notorious in Japan as much for its body count as the shortcomings of the in...

Death of Juneau, Alaska mayor under investigation, police say

Juneau - Alaskan authorities in the capital city are investigating the death of Juneau's recently-elected mayor, while simultaneously deflecting rumors surrounding the mysterious case.

Python's last supper ends in gruesome death

Port Shepstone - Pythons are among the largest non-venomous snakes in the world. With an incredibly flexible jaw, they are able to swallow prey several times their size, so rodents, including porcupines shouldn't pose much of a problem.

When is it right to dissect dead bodies?

The number of post-mortem examinations carried out with the consent of relatives has shown a progressive decline across Europe. This trend has triggered sufficient concern to be debated at a special conference.

Death of comic Joan Rivers blamed on anesthesia drug propofol

New York - Acerbic comedian Joan Rivers died after suffering cardiac arrest during an outpatient medical procedure, a known potential side effect of the anesthesia drug propofol — the same drug implicated in the death of Michael Jackson.

Philip Seymour Hoffman died of accidental overdose: official

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found in his New York apartment on February 2 with a needle in his arm, died of an accidental overdose of drugs, the New York City Chief Medical Examiner said on...

Autopsy reveals more questions than answers in Hoffman case

After the body of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found in his Manhattan apartment Sunday, officials said an autopsy was performed Monday.

Family discovers woman's death on Facebook after tragic fire Special

When 45-year-old Leah Tarkington passed away on Jan. 16, there was confusion about her death. Tarkington's body had been found inside a shed in the yard of her father’s home after firefighters extinguished a large fire late that afternoon.

Autopsy: Star college player who went missing died of pneumonia

Lansing - A former Division II college football star who disappeared during a fishing trip in Northern Michigan died of pneumonia caused by inhaling his own vomit after he became disoriented, possibly due to pain killers combined with a degenerative brain disease.

Firetruck runs over, kills Asiana crash victim—Coroner

San Francisco - One of three teenage passengers from Asiana Airlines Flight 214 killed last Saturday, initially survived the crash landing but was run over by a fire truck racing to extinguish the burning wreckage

Christopher Dorner is dead: Human remains positively identified

San Bernardino - San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials say the body found in a mountain cabin set on fire by police Tuesday has been positively identified as Christopher Jordan Dorner.

Shocked tourists find human torso below Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls - Tourists on the Maid of the Mist boat ride below the Niagara Falls, were shocked to see a human torso floating in the river. Police say the body is of a middle-aged woman who was obviously murdered.

Autopsy rules suicide in Chavis Carter death

Jonesboro - In a ruling that is sure to bring outcries of disbelief, injustice and outrage, Arkansas State Crime Lab has given its finding on Chavis Carter’s death. Suicide.

Was Yasser Arafat poisoned? Abbas approves autopsy

Following Al Jazeera's report that Yasser Arafat may have died of poisoning after the finding of radioactive traces on his belongings by a Swiss institute, permission to exhume the remains of Arafat has been given by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Miami cannibal had no human flesh in stomach, only pills

Miami - A preliminary autopsy report says the "Miami cannibal" was not exactly a cannibal. The report reveals there was no human flesh in his stomach, only undigested pills.

Houston died from drowning, heart disease exacerbated by cocaine

Los Angeles - The autopsy results of singer Whitney Houston released on Thursday said she accidentally drowned in a bathtub but the "effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use" contributed to her death.

Italian hostage killed in Nigeria was shot 4 times

An autopsy has confirmed that Franco Lamolinara, an Italian man killed in a failed rescue mission in Nigeria, was shot four times at close range, including a fatal shot to his head.

Arkansas boy to be charged as adult after sister was shot, killed

Ozark - A 15-year-old boy confessed to shooting and killing his sister, 16, on Sunday and officials have decided that he will be charged as an adult for the crime of murder.

Autopsy reveals Seattle police shot artist 4 times in the side

Seattle - It was August 30, and a 50 year old Aboriginal artist was crossing a road in Seattle. Within a minute, all that changed after John T. Williams was shot four times by a police officer.

More details emerge after Texas mayor kills daughter, self

Coppell - In the weeks following the death of Coppell, Texas mayor, Jayne Peters and her daughter, Corinne, new details have been confirmed, shedding some light on the incident.

Indian man wakes up to find himself on autopsy table

An Indian man hit by a car was declared dead in the hospital. After doctors wrote his death certificate, the man was sent for an autopsy which is where he revived.

Autopsy Report Expected Today in Death of VMI Cadet

The autopsy report on the body of John Alexander Evans is expected today. Cadet Evans was found unconscious in his room shorty after a ten-mile road march on Saturday.

Lethal dose of propofol killed Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson died from a lethal levels of propofol according to the Los Angeles coroner's office. That information was in a search warrant affidavit unsealed Monday in Houston.

Michael Jackson's Family May Seek Second Autopsy

Many questions remain as to what caused the death of Michael Jackson. Now his family may seek a second private autopsy.

Autopsy results from Caylee Anthony opened to public

The results of Caylee Marie Anthony was released to the public on Friday by the medical examiner. At the time of her death the toddler was not under the influence of any drugs.

Did Science Just Prove Henry VIII Was Mad?

462 years ago Henry VIII passed away years before an autopsy could delve into his brain. On the History Channel Monday a belated autopsy will explore the husband from Hell and expose madness.
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