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Second Earthquake hits Puerto Rico, causing death and injuries

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on Tuesday, the largest in a series of quakes that have struck the US territory in recent days and caused heavy damage in some areas.

Dying has become a luxury in crisis-ridden Argentina

Buenos Aires - No one can escape Argentina's biggest economic crisis in almost two decades -- not even the dead. The cost of buying, renting and maintaining graves and tombs is so high that many people opt to cremate their loved ones instead.

Harry Villegas, Che Guevara loyalist, dies at 81

Havana - Harry Villegas, a Cuban guerilla who served under Che Guevara in his doomed Bolivia campaign and subsequently walked in his funeral procession, has died in Havana, state television reported on Sunday.

French tourist killed taking selfie at Thai waterfall

Bangkok - A French tourist has died after falling from a waterfall while trying to take a selfie in Thailand, police said Friday.

British backer of Syrian White Helmets found dead in Turkey

Istanbul - The British founder of a group that helped establish the Syrian White Helmets rescue organisation has died in Istanbul, his office said on Monday.

Cambodia says British tourist death was accidental drowning

Phnom Penh - A 21-year-old British tourist whose body was found floating in the sea off the Cambodian coast accidentally drowned, an official said Friday, ruling out foul play after a days-long search grabbed international headlines.

Pathologist says Epstein's injuries point to murder, not suicide

New York - A forensic pathologist hired by Jeffrey Epstein's brother said Wednesday that evidence suggested the disgraced financier had not died by suicide in his jail cell but had been murdered.

First crematorium opens in Greece over Church objections

- Greece has acquired its first crematorium, organisers said Thursday, capping decades of efforts blocked by the powerful Greek Orthodox Church, which believes cremation disrespects the human body.

Ginger Baker, drummer with rock legends Cream, dies aged 80

London - Legendary British drummer Ginger Baker, a founding member of British psychedelic band Cream, died on Sunday aged 80, it was announced on his Twitter account.

US sends belated condolences to France after Chirac death

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday sent belated condolences to France following the death of former president Jacques Chirac, who passed away last week.

Mugabe's rule in facts and figures

Harare - Data on health, economics, corruption, press freedom and migration reveal much about Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule. He died aged 95 in Singapore on September 6, nearly two years after he was ousted by the military in 2017.

Mugabe's rule in facts and figures

Harare - Data on health, economics, corruption, press freedom and migration reveal much about Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule. He died aged 95 in Singapore on September 6, nearly two years after he was ousted by the military in 2017.

Student lay dead in New Zealand university dorm for two months

Wellington - A teenager lay dead in his campus dorm room for up to two months, a New Zealand university said Thursday, with the young man's body only discovered after fellow residents complained of the smell.

Skin-crawling discovery: 'body farm' scientists find corpses move

Cairns - An Australian scientist has proved that human bodies move around significantly for more than a year after death, in findings that could have implications for detectives and pathologists around the world.

Uncle Ho's minders: The protectors of Vietnam's embalmed leader

Hanoi - The task of safeguarding the embalmed corpse of Vietnam's revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh is gruelling: carefully-selected riflemen work around the clock, watching over the communist nation's founding father who died 50 years ago Monday.

Epstein death anger soars, conspiracy theories swirl

New York - Outrage and intrigue over the apparent suicide in prison of well-connected accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein soared Sunday as US lawmakers pushed for answers, including whether "criminal acts" played a role in his death.

Man who pushed German boy under train was on run from Swiss police

Frankfurt Am Main - An Eritrean man accused of killing an eight-year-old boy by pushing him under a train in Germany had been on the run from Swiss police after a violent incident last week, authorities said Tuesday.

Eritrean accused of pushing boy under train is father-of-three

Frankfurt Am Main - An Eritrean man accused of killing an eight-year-old boy by pushing him under a train is a Swiss-based father-of-three who will be examined for a psychiatric disorder, authorities said Tuesday.

Boy, 8, dies after being pushed in front of German train

Frankfurt Am Main - An eight-year-old boy died Monday when a man pushed him and his mother in front of a train in Germany's Frankfurt railway station, police said.

Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev dies after fight

Moscow - Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev has died from injuries sustained in a fight in Maryland, the Russian boxing federation announced on Tuesday.

'I miss their laughter': Grieving crash dad slams 'shameful' Boeing

Washington - A grieving Canadian man who lost his family in the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX in Ethiopia in March told the US Congress Wednesday that his life had "no meaning anymore", calling the aircraft manufacturer's practices "shameful.

Brazil pays homage to 'greatest artist' Gilberto

Rio De Janeiro - From the biggest names in its music world to the humblest of its citizens, Brazil paid heartfelt homage Sunday to its "greatest artist," Joao Gilberto, the pioneering bossa nova musician who died a day earlier.

Brazil pays homage to 'greatest artist' Gilberto

Rio De Janeiro - From the biggest names in its music world to the humblest of its citizens, Brazil paid heartfelt homage Sunday to its "greatest artist," Joao Gilberto, the pioneering bossa nova musician who died a day earlier.

India recovers 13 bodies after monsoon dam breach

Mumbai - Thirteen bodies have been recovered in western India after the heaviest monsoon rains in a decade breached a dam and caused mayhem in Mumbai, authorities said Thursday.

Sharjah ruler's son buried after death in London

Dubai - A son of the ruler of Sharjah was buried in the emirate Wednesday, as a three-day mourning period began after his unexpected death in London.Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan al-Qasimi was reported to be 39.

Euthanasia now legal in Australian state

Melbourne - Terminally ill Australians can for the first time apply to end their own life, after new laws went into effect in the state of Victoria Wednesday.

Brain disease kills more than 100 Indian children

Patna - More than 100 children in the Indian state of Bihar -- home to some of the country's worst health indicators -- have now been killed by a brain virus potentially linked to lychees, officials said.

Athens Gay Pride remembers activist beaten to death

Athens - People celebrating Gay Pride in Athens Saturday paid tribute to an LGBTI activist beaten to death last year, with marchers scattering glitter and confetti at the spot where he was killed.

Review: Soulpepper’s ‘August: Osage County’ is a must-see powerhouse Special

Toronto - Now this is why we go to live theatre. Soulpepper’s explosive new production of Tracy Letts’ “August: Osage County” makes you feel as if you’re being smacked on the head a hundred times with the Frying Pan of Truth. In the best way.

Egypt approves autopsy for 'tortured' Palestinian detainee

Apo - The family of a Palestinian former intelligence agent, who have claimed that he was tortured by Turkish authorities, said Tuesday that Egyptian prosecutors had approved their request for an autopsy.
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One part of Norris Geyser Basin.
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The photo that made Robert Capa famous from the Spanish Civil War.
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Cemetery in China.
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A Victorian hearse, pulled by two splendid black horses, waits outside the British Library
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Dave Goldberg died while exercising on a treadmill
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A trail of life and death in the bush.
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Old grave in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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The widows waiting at the Fairmont Mine Disaster in 1907
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Classical-style painting of the death of Julius Caesar by Vincenzo Camuccini
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