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German court to rule on parents' access to dead daughter's Facebook

Berlin - German judges will rule Thursday on Facebook users' "digital legacy", or the fate of their private data after they die, in a case pitting the Silicon Valley giant against the grieving parents of a teenage girl.

Stephen Ditko, Spider-Man co-creator, dies at 90

New York - US comics artist Stephen Ditko, co-creator of Marvel superheroes Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, has died. He was 90.Police in New York said he was found in his apartment on June 29, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Indian state cuts internet after three new lynchings

New Delhi - Authorities in northeastern India have cut internet access after crazed mobs beat three people to death in lynchings sparked by rumours spread on smartphones, officials said Friday.

Jackson 5 patriarch Joe Jackson dead at 89: family

Los Angeles - Joe Jackson, the father of Michael Jackson who created the Jackson 5 music family with iron will, died Wednesday, family members said. He was 89.

Moonwalking astronaut-artist Alan Bean dies at 86

Washington - US astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon, has died, his family announced in a statement released by NASA. He was 86 years old.

Cuba regrets CIA Bay of Pigs veteran died without trial

Havana - Havana expressed regret Thursday that a former CIA agent who led a bloody campaign against Fidel Castro had died without ever being brought to justice for "terrorist" crimes against Cuba.

Indonesia city protests suicide bomber burials

Surabaya - Angry residents of an Indonesian city struck by a wave of suicide bombings refused to let the attackers' bodies be buried in their neighbourhood on Friday, police said.

104-yr-old Australian commits assisted suicide in Switzerland

Geneva - A 104-year-old Australian scientist who travelled to Switzerland to end his life committed assisted suicide on Thursday, a Swiss foundation said.

104-year-old Australian breaks into joyful song as he awaits death

Basel - A 104-year-old Australian scientist burst into song Wednesday as he told a roomful of journalists that he was looking forward to finally being allowed to end his life.

Australian scientist, 104, to speak publicly before planned death

Basel - A 104-year-old Australian scientist, resentful that he was forced overseas to die, is set to address the media in Switzerland on Wednesday, a day before he is due to end his life.

Australia scientist, 104, heads to Switzerland for assisted dying

Sydney - Australia's oldest scientist, who caused a stir when his university tried to vacate his office aged 102, will fly to Switzerland in early May to end his life, reigniting a national euthanasia debate.

Thousands pay tribute as Guatemala's ex-president buried

Guatemala City - Thousands of Guatemalans paid their last respects Sunday as ex-president Alvaro Arzu, who helped end the country's 36-year civil war, was laid to rest.

DJ Avicii 'could not go on any longer': family

Stockholm - Swedish superstar Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who died a week ago aged 28, "wanted peace" and "could not go on any longer", his family said in an open letter on Thursday.

Father urges govt to help bring dead daughter back from Syria

London - The father of a British woman killed fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria during a Turkish-led offensive has accused the government of lacking "proactivity" in helping repatriate her body.

Russia demands detail on mystery exile death in London

London - The Russian embassy in London said Wednesday it had asked British authorities for details about a Russian who died in mysterious circumstances, amid a diplomatic crisis over an attack on an ex-spy.

Japanese Nobel winner hospitalized in US, wife found dead

Chicago - A Japanese Nobel Prize-winner was hospitalized Wednesday and his wife was dead, reportedly after driving off a road in rural Illinois.

Stephen Hawking's death lights up the Twitterverse

London - Stephen Hawking's death on Wednesday left the universe a slightly dimmer place but lit up social media as academics, politicians and celebrities alike praised a scientist whose appeal crossed time, space and cultural boundaries.

Millions in China mourn 'giant star' Hawking

Millions of Chinese mourned Stephen Hawking on Wednesday, bidding farewell to a "giant star" admired in China for stoically rising above physical disability and posting heartfelt messages to his Chinese fans on social media.

World mourns British scientist and cultural icon Hawking

London - World dignitaries, celebrities and academics on Wednesday mourned Stephen Hawking, the British physicist who died aged 76 after a cosmic career in which his mental genius transcended his physical disability to probe the secrets of the universe.

British scientist Stephen Hawking dead at age 76

London - Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose mental genius and physical disability made him a household name and inspiration across the globe, has died at age 76, his family said Wednesday.

British scientist Stephen Hawking dead at age 76

London - Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose mental genius and physical disability made him a household name and inspiration across the globe, has died at age 76, a family spokesman said Wednesday"We are deeply saddened that our beloved father pas...

Russian theatre titan Oleg Tabakov dies

Moscow - One of Russia's most beloved actors who had dominated Moscow's theatrical life since the Soviet era, Oleg Tabakov, passed away in hospital on Monday, his theatre said.

Prince Henrik, husband of Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, dies

Stockholm - Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Denmark's Queen Margrethe II, has died, the palace announced Wednesday. He was 83.

Questions surround prison death of Iranian-Canadian environmentalist

Tehran - Questions surrounded the death of a prominent Iranian-Canadian environmentalist on Sunday after authorities claimed he committed suicide in prison after his arrest.

Man killed in Honduras police crackdown: rights groups

Tegucigalpa - A man was killed Monday in Honduras when police forcibly removed demonstrators blocking a road in protest against the disputed re-election of President Juan Orlando Hernandez, rights groups said.

Indian man killed after being sucked into MRI machine

Mumbai - An Indian man died after being sucked into an MRI machine while visiting a relative at a hospital in Mumbai, police said Monday.

Ikea's frugal billionaire founder Ingvar Kamprad dies aged 91

Stockholm - Ingvar Kamprad, the farmer's son turned multibillionaire who founded the Ikea empire that revolutionised furnishing, has died aged 91, the firm said Sunday.

Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies aged 91

Stockholm - Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad, who built a global business empire with revolutionary flat-pack furniture and was known for his contempt for taxes, died aged 91, the Swedish furnishing giant said on Sunday.

Carmen Franco, daughter of Spanish dictator, dies aged 91

Madrid - The only daughter of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco has died in Madrid aged 91, one of her grandchildren and her biographer said Friday.

10 killed in stampede at Bangladesh politician's funeral

Chittagong - Ten people were killed and dozens injured in a stampede Monday after tens of thousands of people gathered for a funeral feast in Bangladesh's southern city of Chittagong, police said.Police and hospital staff said they feared the death toll could rise....
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Screen grab from a National Geographic documentary on death.
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