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France, Australia condemn death penalty as Indonesia executions loom: Paris

Paris - French President Francois Hollande and his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott reiterated their opposition to the death penalty "in all cases" on Monday as executions loom in Indonesia for three of their citizens.

Morocco rescue effort criticised in Spain after two cavers die

Madrid - Family and friends of two Spanish cavers who died after being trapped for days in a deep ravine in Morocco criticised Rabat on Monday over the rescue effort, while the sole survivor was said to be in good condition.

Man dies after having sex with scarecrow he dressed as a woman

What people do behind closed doors is their own business, but not having a phone may have led to one man's death after he had sex with a scarecrow.

Misao Okawa, the oldest person in the world, dies at 117

Tokyo - Misao Okawa, the world's oldest person, died in Tokyo on April 1, 2015, a month after celebrating her 117th birthday. She died of natural causes.

Pete Evans' paleo diet for children suspended from publication

Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans' paleo diet cookbook for children has been suspended from publication over health concerns associated with a baby formula concoction made from bone broth and worries that a paleo diet may not be suitable for children.

Mystery of 16ft python found dead in British canal

A 16ft-long reticulated python has been found floating in a canal in Lancashire, England, leading to a police appeal for information on how the dangerous animal came to be in the water.

Breaking Bad-ness: NY cherry factory hid drug op

New York - It could almost be a scene out of hit television program "Breaking Bad.

Obese 100-year-old crocodile dies from overeating sacrifices

An overweight 100-year-old crocodile in south-western Bangladesh has died from overfeeding caused by eating too many chickens and goats that were thrown to it by worshippers believing they would get good luck.

Historic judgement applauded by Dying With Dignity Special

Over 80 percent of Canadians support the idea of physician-assisted death in the event of terminal and painful disease in a mentally competent person.

World leaders pay respects on Saudi day of mourning

Riyadh - More foreign leaders flocked to Saudi Arabia paying their respects to King Salman on Sunday, as the normally gridlocked streets of Riyadh turned quiet during a day of mourning for his predecessor Abdullah.

Iran FM in rare Saudi visit after king's death: TV

Riyadh - Iran's foreign minister arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday for a rare visit to the regional rival, bringing condolences after the death of King Abdullah, television pictures showed.

Saudi buries King Abdullah, Salman takes throne

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia buried King Abdullah Friday as foreign leaders gathered in the capital for the funeral of the ruler of the world's top oil exporter and the spiritual home of Islam.

Saudi King Abdullah dies, Salman is new ruler

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's elderly King Abdullah died on Friday and was replaced by his half-brother Salman as the absolute ruler of the world's top oil exporter and the spiritual home of Islam.

Saudi King Abdullah dies: Royal court statement 

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz died on Friday and was replaced by Crown Prince Salman, the OPEC-kingpin's royal court said in a statement.The late monarch's half brother Moqren was named crown prince, according to the statement.

'A Reason' — indie sleeper film of the year Special

A Reason is an independent film written and directed by Dominique Schilling and produced by Caroline Risberg (Risberg Schilling Productions).

New Year stampede kills 36 in China's financial capital

Shanghai - A New Year's stampede on Shanghai's historic waterfront killed at least 36 revellers and injured dozens more, mostly women, as one police officer said fewer personnel than at previous events were securing the area.

China New Year stampede kills 35 in Shanghai: City govt

Shanghai - A stampede by New Year's revellers in Shanghai's historic riverfront area killed 35 people and injured dozens more, the city government said early Thursday.

Sacrifice of dying cancer mother sparks debate in China

Cheng - The fate of a Chinese television presenter who died of cancer after refusing chemotherapy to save her unborn son sparked intense online debate Friday.

Eleven worshippers die in Zimbabwe stampede

Harare - At least 11 people died and many more were injured in a stampede in Zimbabwe as thousands packed a stadium for a service by a celebrity preacher and self-styled miracle-worker, police said Friday.

Baby gorilla crushed to death in freak accident at California zoo

A baby gorilla at a zoo in San Francisco, California, ended up being crushed to death in what is being described as a freak accident.

China plans to scrap death penalty for 9 crimes: Xinhua

Beijing - China's legislature is considering cutting nine crimes from the list of 55 punishable by death, state media said Monday, including illegal fundraising which has been at the centre of several controversial cases.

Footballer dies after goal celebration goes terribly wrong

What was supposed to be a moment of elation quickly turned into one of great sadness, as an Indian footballer died after his acrobatic goal celebration went terribly wrong.

Family of brain-dead California girl says she's still responsive

Oakland - An attorney for an Oakland, Calif., girl declared brain dead after a tonsillectomy last year released video clips Thursday he said shows her responding to verbal commands.

Ebola deaths could reach 20,000

Atlanta - Some startling Ebola figures have been release: the WHO predicts more than 20,000 people could be infected by November, while the U.S. CDC estimates the epidemic will strike some 500,000 people by the end of January 2015.

Op-Ed: Facebook becomes way to share loved ones final days Special

Round Lake - In life's final days, my childhood friend used Facebook to share the last moments she spent with her grandmother. Increasingly, we see Facebook being used as a memorial tribute for loved ones who pass.

Liberia shows biggest Ebola death-toll increase

Monrovia - The rate of Ebola has exponentially increased in Liberia. World Health Organization (WHO) officials have responded by saying that intervention efforts must be scaled up at least three-fold.

Napa woman's death blamed on last month's earthquake

Napa - A 65-year-old Napa resident who died last week of injuries suffered in the Aug. 24 South Napa earthquake has been classified as the first fatality from the 6.0 temblor.

Thermometer can potentially detect lung cancer

Munich - Today, the only way doctors can definitively diagnose patients for lung cancer is by an invasive and uncomfortable biopsy.

Joan Rivers dead at 81

New York - "She passed away peacefully at 1:17 PM surrounded by family and close friends," said her daughter and Fashion Police co- star Melissa Rivers in a written statement released to worldwide media this afternoon.

Two S. Korean soldiers die during training

Seoul - Two young soldiers in South Korea's special warfare unit died during training, the military said Wednesday, following a series of incidents and suicides that have unleashed public fury over bullying in the army.
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Princess Diana s coffin borne through the streets of London
Princess Diana's coffin borne through the streets of London
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The photo that made Robert Capa famous from the Spanish Civil War.
The photo that made Robert Capa famous from the Spanish Civil War.
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An execution chamber at a U.S. State Prison
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A trail of life and death in the bush.
A trail of life and death in the bush.
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The body of Ronnie Smith is pictured in the morgue at Benghazi Medical Center in Benghazi
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The widows waiting at the Fairmont Mine Disaster in 1907
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The Alma tunnel in Paris, where Princess Diana died
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Aaron Swartz, Internet activist and programmer played a key role in stopping a controversial online piracy bill in Congress, has died at age 26, an apparent suicide, New York authorities said January 13, 2013
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Base of the Coal Miner Statue at the Capitol of West Virginia
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You can now eliminate Illinois from this death penalty map
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Arrest photo of Joshua Komisarjevsky.
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Screen dump from the Merck website showing the words "Be well" in their logo.
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File photo: Montreal's St Patrick's Day Parade is the oldest and largest of it's kind in North America
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