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Russia, Ukraine clash over tribute to UN ambassador

New York - Russia and Ukraine clashed on Tuesday over a UN Security Council tribute to long-serving Russian ambassador Vitaly Churkin whose death has triggered an outpouring of grief at the world body.

Russia's UN envoy Vitaly Churkin dead at 64

New York - Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, who for years fended off Western criticism and defended Moscow's actions in Ukraine and Syria, has died in New York. He was 64.

Congo at crossroads as opposition chief Tshisekedi dies

Kinshasa - Longtime DR Congo opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi died Wednesday at the age of 84 in Brussels, as talks aiming to end the nation's political crisis were under way in Kinshasa."President Tshisekedi died today...

Award-winning Indian actor Om Puri dies of heart attack

Mumbai - Om Puri, the acclaimed Indian actor who appeared in hit films including "Gandhi", "City of Joy" and "East is East", died Friday after suffering a heart attack.

Award-winning Indian actor Om Puri dies of heart attack

Mumbai - Om Puri, the acclaimed Indian actor who appeared in hit films including "Gandhi", "City of Joy" and "East is East", died Friday after suffering a heart attack.

Award-winning Indian actor Om Puri dies of heart attack

Mumbai - Om Puri, the acclaimed Indian actor who appeared in hit films including "Gandhi", "City of Joy" and "East is East", died Friday after suffering a heart attack.

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 returns bodies of Palestinians killed by its forces

Hebron - Israel handed Palestinian authorities the bodies of seven Palestinians killed carrying out attacks, or during clashes or arrests over a period spanning six months, the army said Friday.

Last ruler of remote Buddhist kingdom dies in Nepal

Kathmandu - The last king of the isolated Himalayan region of Upper Mustang died Friday in Kathmandu, eight years after he lost his royal title when the centuries-old Buddhist monarchy was abolished.

Last ruler of remote Buddhist kingdom dies in Nepal

Kathmandu - The last king of the isolated Himalayan region of Upper Mustang died Friday in Kathmandu, eight years after he lost his royal title when the centuries-old Buddhist monarchy was abolished.

Last ruler of remote Buddhist kingdom dies in Nepal

Kathmandu - The last king of the isolated Himalayan region of Upper Mustang died Friday in Kathmandu, eight years after he lost his royal title when the centuries-old Buddhist monarchy was abolished.

Undertaker misery on frontlines of Philippine drug war

Manila - Business has never been busier for undertaker Alejandro Ormeneta but, after five months on the frontlines of the Philippines' brutal drug war, he just wants the killings to stop.

US life expectancy drops for first time since AIDS crisis peak

Miami - Life expectancy in the United States dropped last year for the first time since the peak of the HIV/AIDS crisis more than 20 years ago, as deaths rose from nearly every major cause, federal data showed Thursday.

Graft-tainted Spanish politician Rita Barbera dies

Madrid - Veteran Spanish politician Rita Barbera, a prominent figure from Spain's ruling conservative Popular Party who was under investigation for alleged money laundering, died Wednesday at a Madrid hotel, emergency services said.

Zuckerberg among Facebook users mistakenly declared 'dead'

San Francisco - Facebook accidentally declared its founder Mark Zuckerberg and many other users dead on Friday, acknowledging after fixing the problem that it had committed a "terrible error.

Russia mourns clowning legend Oleg Popov, dead at 86

Moscow - Russia on Thursday mourned Oleg Popov, a legendary Soviet-era clown who performed until he died of heart failure this week at age 86.

Review: Intense ‘Breathing Corpses’ shocks, stuns in Canadian debut Special

Toronto - Everybody dies, but how does the cycle of mortality affect those still living? That’s the theme that confronts audiences in British playwright Laura Wade’s uncomfortable 2005 drama, “Breathing Corpses”, which opened in Toronto on Wednesday.

Swimmer dies in Hong Kong harbour race: reports

Hong Kong - A swimmer drowned Sunday in Hong Kong and another was left in critical condition as they took part in the city's annual cross-harbour swim, which attracts world-class international competitors.

Beloved Thai king dies after long illness: palace

Bangkok - Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej has died after a long illness, the palace announced Thursday, ending a remarkable seven-decade reign and leaving a divided people bereft of a towering and rare figure of unity.

Frenchwoman who received first face transplant dies

Lille - The world's first face transplant recipient, Frenchwoman Isabelle Dinoire, died in April "after a long illness", a hospital said Tuesday.

Turkey PM says Uzbek leader dead but no official confirmation

Istanbul - Turkey on Friday said Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov, who has ruled the ex-Soviet nation for more than two decades, had died but there was no confirmation from Uzbek authorities."Uzbek President Islam Karimov has died.

Sudanese migrant killed in Calais clashes

Lille - One Sudanese migrant was killed and another injured in clashes with Afghan migrants outside the French port of Calais, authorities said Tuesday.

Gambian opposition says party member dies in custody

Banjul - A member of Gambia's main opposition has died in state custody, the United Democratic Party said Monday, in the second such case in five months.

Turkey PM steps back from calls for death penalty

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Tuesday a fair trial would represent a harsher punishment for suspected coup plotters than the death penalty -- an apparent step back from threats to re-introduce capital punishment.

Body unnoticed in Australian fast-food outlet 'for three days'

Sydney - Police are investigating how a man's body lay undiscovered for up to three days in the toilet of an Australian fast-food restaurant, according to media reports.

Body unnoticed in Australian fast-food outlet 'for three days'

Sydney - Police are investigating how a man's body lay undiscovered for up to three days in the toilet of an Australian fast-food restaurant, according to media reports.

Body unnoticed in Australian fast-food outlet 'for three days'

Sydney - Police are investigating how a man's body lay undiscovered for up to three days in the toilet of an Australian fast-food restaurant, according to media reports.

Erdogan says Turkey will consider reinstating death penalty

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey would consider reinstating the death penalty after the failed attempt to overthrow his government."In democracies, decisions are made based on what the people say.

Spanish matador gored to death in the ring

Madrid - A Spanish bullfighter was gored to death in front of horrified spectators at a corrida, the first to be killed in the ring in more than three decades.

British MP dead after street attack: Police

London - British MP Jo Cox has died from her injuries, police said, after being reportedly shot and stabbed in an attack in the street on Thursday.
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