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Worldwide executions highest since 1989: Amnesty

London - The number of known executions worldwide went up by more than 50 percent last year to at least 1,634, the highest figure recorded since 1989, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

Hungarian Nobel Literature Prize winner Imre Kertesz dies

Budapest - Hungary's only Nobel Literature Prize winner, Imre Kertesz, died aged 86 early Thursday in Budapest after a long illness, his publisher said.

Environment behind nearly quarter of global deaths: WHO

Ginebra - One in four deaths worldwide are due to environmental factors like air, water and soil pollution, as well as unsafe roads and workplace stress, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday.An estimated 12.

Veteran Sudan opposition leader Turabi dead at 84: TV

Khartoum - Veteran Sudan Islamist opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi, one of the fiercest critics of President Omar al-Bashir's government, died of a heart attack on Saturday aged 84, state television said.

Annual death toll from selfies stands at 49

In recent years the ruining of a good photograph with a semi-in-focus head shot of the person taking the picture has become popular. The activity, it seems, carries the risk of death in certain circumstances.

Bosnian Serb general Tolimir dies in Hague jail: reports

Belgrade - Top Bosnian Serb general Zdravko Tolimir has died in jail at The Hague where he was serving a life sentence for genocide in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, Serbian media reported Tuesday.

Collapsing coffins mar Cuba's funerals

Havana - As deacon at a Cuban cemetery, Miguel Pons has the difficult task of consoling the bereaved -- and calming their anger when the coffins break.

India train runs over teenager taking selfie

Chennai - An Indian teenager was struck and killed after he tried to take a photo of himself in front of an oncoming train, police said Monday, in the latest deadly accident involving selfies.

People who live in penthouses at heart attack risk

Toronto - It may be a symbol of aspiration, but there is a downside. People living in penthouses are more likely to die of a heart attack, at least according to new research.

Vietnam's beloved sacred turtle dies: State media

Hanoi - A sacred giant turtle venerated as a symbol of Vietnam's independence struggle has died, state media said, prompting an outpouring of grief and fears the death bodes ill for an upcoming communist leadership handover.

Mumbai police identify 'no selfie zones' after drowning

Mumbai - Mumbai police said Tuesday they have identified 16 dangerous selfie spots across the Indian city after a man drowned trying to save a girl who fell into the sea while taking a photo of herself.

French daredevil dies after fall from balloon

Drome - A French stuntman famous for his wing-suit work, sky-diving, BASE-jumping and tightrope walking has died while preparing for another stunt.

NY man, 25, dies in elevator crash

New York - A 25-year-old man is being called a hero in New York City after shoving a woman out of the way of a falling elevator. The young man himself, however, was killed moments later.

N. Korean official in charge of ties with South dies: Pyongyang

Seoul - A top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un who oversaw relations with the South has died in a traffic accident, Pyongyang's state media said Wednesday, a loss seen as a setback for reconciliation efforts.

Air India worker dies 'after being sucked into jet engine'

Mumbai - A technician working for Air India has died after being sucked into a jet engine as the plane pushed back for take-off at Mumbai airport, the airline and reports said.

Dead forgotten at New Delhi's decrepit morgues

New Delhi - A rusted carving knife and a mallet lie on a steel table, while inside the cold storage rooms, bodies take up every square inch of the blood-stained floors.

'American Horror Story' actress dies at 43

Rose Siggins, who appeared on the wildly popular "American Horror Story," has died at the age of 43, according to numerous media outlets.

Japanese monks karate chop, chant in funeral contest

Toukyo - Japanese Buddhist monks strutted their stuff Wednesday in a contest highlighting sutra chanting skills, giving funeral sermons and, surprisingly, loud karate chops.

Russian soldier killed in search for pilots of downed plane: military

Moscow - A Russian soldier was killed Tuesday during a failed operation to rescue two pilots whose jet was shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border, Moscow announced.

Teenager dies as Ebola returns to Liberia: Official

Monrovia - A teenager has died in Liberia in the first such death since the country was officially declared free of the virus in September, an official said Tuesday. "The 15-year-old has finally died.

Popcorn at the cemetery on All Saints' Day in Poland

Varsovia - Popcorn at the cemetery, anyone? How about a Mickey Mouse balloon? Or socks, perfume, cotton candy, maybe kielbasa sausage straight from the grill?

Calais migrant killed on motorway close to Channel Tunnel

Lille - A Syrian migrant died when he was hit by a car on a motorway close to the Channel Tunnel near Calais early on Thursday -- the 15th person to die trying to reach Britain from the northern French port since June.

Migrant woman, baby and child drown trying to reach Greece

Atenas - A woman, a young girl and a baby have died after a boat carrying migrants and refugees to the Greek island of Lesbos sank, the ministry of shipping said Wednesday.

Indian man who woke up on autopsy table dies

Mumbai - An Indian man who shocked hospital staff when he woke up on an autopsy table just before a post-mortem was about to begin has died, authorities said Wednesday.

'Dead' Indian man wakes up minutes before post-mortem

Mumbai - A homeless Indian man who had been pronounced dead woke up on an autopsy table, shocking hospital staff who were about to begin a post-mortem, authorities said Tuesday.

Woman sits dead for hours in Hong Kong McDonald's

Hong Kong - A homeless woman lay dead at a Hong Kong McDonald's restaurant for hours surrounded by diners who failed to notice her, sparking concern over the city's "McRefugees".

Baby's body found washed up on Kos shore: Greek coast guard

Atenas - The badly decomposed body of a baby was found on Sunday on the shore of Kos island, on the frontline of the migrant influx coming from Turkey, Greek Coast guard said Sunday.

Iraq migrant crushed to death by pallets in Calais

Calais - A 20-year-old Iraqi was found dead on Tuesday in a lorry near the French port of Calais, crushed by pallets as he tried to reach Britain, local authorities said. He became the 12th migrant killed trying to cross the Channel to Britain this year.

China officials 'delayed shipment' of author's frozen body to U.S.

Bejing - A US firm has blamed Chinese "government bureaucracy" for delays in shipping the frozen body of a science fiction editor out of the country in the hope that she might later be revived.

U.S. police release video of fatal Taser stunning

Washington - A video of an incident in which US police officers repeatedly used a stun gun to subdue a mentally ill inmate who eventually died from the encounter has been released.
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