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IS corpses in Libya await fate in containers

Misratah - Hundreds of corpses of Islamic State fighters have lain stored for the past year in a row of refrigerated containers in the Libyan city of Misrata awaiting a final decision on their fate."The temperature must be kept at between -18 and -20 (Celsius, 0....

More than 40 bodies retrieved in AirAsia search: Indonesian navy

Jakarta - An Indonesian warship recovered more than 40 bodies from the sea Tuesday in the search for the AirAsia jet, a navy spokesman told AFP.

Norway researchers took accident victims' organs without consent

Oslo - Norway's VG newspaper has revealed that government researchers in Norway removed organs from some 1,000 accident victims without asking the permission of their relatives. This was allegedly to build a biobank of control tissues for experiments.

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.

Corpses pile up in Madrid University 'Chamber of Horrors'

Madrid - Many people donate their corpses to science in Spain these days in order to avoid funeral costs. It turns out they are now piling up in a basement at the Complutense University, like something out of a horror television show.

Barcelona University makes fascinating find in hidden cave

Barcelona - Archaeologists from the University of Barcelona in Spain made an exciting and fascinating discovery recently. They found the bones of four people, dating back some 6,400 years and the funerary rites were unlike anything they had seen before.

Cook County Medical Examiner’s office posts photos of the dead

Chicago - The Cook County Medical Examiner has just too many John and Jane Does. In a controversial move, they have started posting photos of the unidentified dead bodies on their website, in the hopes that families of the deceased will come forward.

Photos released of US soldiers posing with Afghan body parts

A U.S. soldier has released photos of soldiers posing with Afghan body parts. He released them to the Los Angeles Times to draw attention to the breakdown in leadership and discipline in the U.S. Army.

U.S. Army apologizes for photos of soldiers posing with Afghan corpses

German magazine Der Spiegel yesterday released an article and several troubling photos of an alleged U.S. army "kill team" posing with corpses of dead Afghanis. The U.S. Army quickly apologized "for the distress these photos cause."

Russian bears snacking in graveyards

Bears in one area of northern Russia have started digging up and eating human corpses, and locals believe it is due to a shortage of their traditional food near the Arctic Circle.

Belgium wants to liquefy corpses to be flushed down drain

Belgium undertakers want to get on the green bandwagon and help save the environment by liquefying corpses now instead of cremating them.

17 corpses in Iraq schoolyards

17 decomposing corpses were found beneath two school yards in Ramadi.

Militants Drag Corpses Through Streets Then Set Them On Fire

Masked men drag bodies into street, set them on fire and then women pound the bodies with stones.

The Leading Finders of Corpses' are....

Citing the sobering statistic that over 10,000 of the 12,800 slayings in the United States in 2006 were reported by joggers.

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Onlookers view the corpses along the banks of the Ganges. Notice the low water level.
Onlookers view the corpses along the banks of the Ganges. Notice the low water level.
U.S. soldiers posing with Afghan corpses in 2010.
U.S. soldiers posing with Afghan corpses in 2010.
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