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Libya rescuers recover 62 bodies at sea after 'worst' wreck of year

Tripoli - Rescue workers said Friday they had plucked the bodies of 62 migrants from waters off the Libyan coast a day after one of the deadliest shipwrecks in the Mediterranean this year.

Bodies of 62 migrants retrieved off Libya coast: Red Crescent

Tripoli - Libya's Red Crescent said Friday its rescue workers had recovered the bodies of 62 migrants a day after one of the deadliest shipwrecks this year in the Mediterranean.

Nepal faces mountainous challenge identifying Everest bodies

Kathmandu - The bodies of four climbers who failed their Everest challenge and left little clue as to their identity have thrown up a new challenge for Nepalese authorities who control the world's tallest peak.

New Morocco arrests as bodies of slain hikers flown to Scandinavia

Marrakesh - Moroccan authorities have made nine new arrests over the brutal murder of two Scandinavian hikers by suspected jihadists in the kingdom's High Atlas Mountains, police said Friday.

Bodies of murdered Scandinavian hikers flown back from Morocco

Rabat - The bodies of two women from Denmark and Norway murdered by suspected jihadists while hiking in the High Atlas mountains in Morocco were flown back to Scandinavia on Friday.

Once promised paradise, IS fighters end up in mass graves

- The Islamic State group once drew recruits from near and far with promises of paradise but now bodies of jihadists lie in mass graves or at the mercy of wild dogs as its "caliphate" collapses.

Divers have located human remains in warship: US admiral

Singapore - Divers searching for 10 missing sailors on a US destroyer that collided with a tanker off Singapore have found human remains, the commander of the US Pacific Fleet said Tuesday.

At least 242 bodies found in hidden graves in Mexico

Coatzacoalcos - Mexican authorities have found at least 242 bodies in hidden graves in the eastern state of Veracruz that were discovered by mothers searching for their missing children, officials said Friday.

Using the necrobiome to estimate time of death

The microbial content of dead bodies can be used to assess the time of death, based on new research. This requires analysis of the so-termed “necrobiome”, looking at the patterns of microbes on and within the deceased.

Israel says will not release bodies of slain Hamas men

Jerusalem - Israel on Sunday ruled that it would not release to their families the bodies of Hamas militants killed during attacks on Israelis but would instead bury them, the government said.

Body politics: famous preserved corpses

Manila - Filipinos paying their respects to the preserved body of dictator Ferdinand Marcos were looking at a wax mask, his mortician has told AFP.

Body politics: famous preserved corpses

Bejing - The embalmed body of Mao Zedong lies at the symbolic centre of the Chinese Communist Party, an object of veneration for loyal cadres, and of fascination for foreign tourists.

'Weeks' to identify Brussels blast victims

Brussels - Working with teeth, fingerprints and DNA, and sometimes relying on just tiny body parts, the forensic experts dealing with the victims of the Brussels attacks warn it could take weeks to identify them.

Israeli-Palestinian battle doesn't end at death

Nablus - After weeks of waiting for the funeral, Bassim Salah's family still couldn't bury his body when it was returned by the Israeli authorities too frozen and contorted to fit in the grave.

France puzzles over what to do with Paris attackers' bodies

Paris - Bury them discreetly? Hand them back to their families, return them to the country of origin? Knowing what to do with the remains of the assailants involved in last month's Paris attacks is proving to be a conundrum for French officials.

Third body found at site of Paris police raid

Paris - A third body has been found in the rubble of an apartment where the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks was killed in a fierce shootout with police, prosecutors said Friday.

Authorities charge teen in arson, slaying of family in California

Greenwood - A Bay Area teenager was arrested Thursday and charged with killing three members of his own family, whose bodies were found in the burned-out remains of their vacation home in the Sierra foothills.

Bodies discovered after fire could be missing Benicia family

Garden Valley - Discovery of a third body in the gutted wreckage of a Northern California vacation home appears to solve the mystery of what happened to three missing members of a Benicia family, but doesn't answer the bigger question — why.

Bodies of Mexico tourists killed in Egypt to be flown home

Cairo - The bodies of eight Mexican tourists killed by mistake in an Egyptian air strike are to be flown home on Monday, Cairo airport sources said.In Mexico City, the foreign minister said the bodies were likely to arrive home on Wednesday.

Bodies of Australians executed in Indonesia arrive home: reports

Sydney - Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he was confident Australia could restore its relationship with Indonesia despite anger over the execution of two drug convicts, whose bodies reportedly returned home Saturday.

Death toll tops 1,400 from massive Nepal earthquake

Kathmandu - More than 1,000 people were killed Saturday when a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck near Kathmandu, Nepal's largest city.

Recovery of bodies from Germanwings crash site ends: Authorities

La Seyne-sur-mer - The bodies of victims from the Germanwings plane disaster have all been recovered from the crash site in the French Alps, authorities said Tuesday."There are no more bodies at the crash site.

Report: Co-pilot was flying AirAsia plane when crisis began

Jakarta - The co-pilot was at the controls when an AirAsia jetliner went out of control over southeast Asia in December, crashing into the Java Sea and killing all 162 people aboard, unnamed flight officials said.

Searchers stymied by weather in effort to recover AirAsia jet

Jakarta - Indonesia has temporarily suspended efforts to raise the main fuselage of AirAsia Flight 8501 from the floor of the Java Sea because of bad weather, but the difficult and emotionally draining work is expected to resume today.

At least 21 bodies pulled from Mexico mass grave

Chilpancingo - At least 21 bodies have been pulled from a mass grave in southern Mexico but authorities have yet to confirm whether they were among 43 missing students, an official said Sunday.

Bodies removed from MH17 crash site in Ukraine

Torez - Scores of bodies recovered at the crash site of Malaysian plane MH17 in Ukraine have been removed, an AFP reporter on the scene said on Sunday.

Pro-Russian rebels forcibly take MH17 bodies to unknown location

Ukrainian officials are reporting that armed pro-Russian rebels have forcibly removed bodies from the MH17 crash site and taken them to an undisclosed location.

12 bodies found in Massachusetts storage facility

Weymouth - Investigators discovered 12 bodies inside a Weymouth, MA storage facility. The search came as authorities continue their investigation into Joseph V. O'Donnell, a former funeral director who is charged with stealing thousands from an elderly couple.

Back-door cash for corpses at Madrid University

Madrid - In May, a scandal was uncovered involving hundreds of cadavers, piled up in a basement at the Complutense University in Madrid, Spain. The scene, resembling a "chamber of horrors" or an episode of "The Walking Dead," is an ongoing scandal it seems.

Death toll rises to 61 as searchers enter capsized ferry

Ansan - Divers recovered more than a dozen bodies Sunday from a sunken ferry believed to still contain more than 250 passengers, mostly South Korean high school students on vacation who died Wednesday when the boat they were riding in capsized in the Yellow Sea.
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ALL APOLOGIES: AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes speaks at an airline fair in Singapore in 2008.
ALL APOLOGIES: AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes speaks at an airline fair in Singapore in 2008.
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WRECKAGE: A salvage ship in the Java Sea carries the tail section of AirAsia Flight 8501 that crashe...
WRECKAGE: A salvage ship in the Java Sea carries the tail section of AirAsia Flight 8501 that crashed Dec. 28 on a flight from Indonesia to Singapore.
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Entrance to the Body Farm- Security is a high priority at the Body Farm. Fences, padlocks, video surveillance cameras, and police patrols safeguard the world’s only human-decomposition research facility.
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A rescue worker uses sticks to mark the location where bodies have been found at the crash site of the Malaysian airliner, in Grabove, east Ukraine, on July 18, 2014
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VICTIMS: From left to right  8-year-old Gavin Buchanan  Molly McAfee and Adam Buchanan  all of Benic...
VICTIMS: From left to right, 8-year-old Gavin Buchanan, Molly McAfee and Adam Buchanan, all of Benicia.
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Exhumed bodies of some of the 21 000 victims of the Katyn Forest massacre.
Exhumed bodies of some of the 21,000 victims of the Katyn Forest massacre.

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