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Rights group condemns Myanmar death sentences

Yangon - An international human rights group condemned Myanmar's junta Saturday for sentencing 19 people to die, in the first known use of the death penalty since the military seized power.

Jovan Divjak, defender of Sarajevo, dies aged 84

Sarajevo - Former Bosnian army general Jovan Divjak, who defended Sarajevo during an infamous 44-month siege, died on Thursday in the Bosnian capital aged 84, his organisation said.

Tanzanians pay their respects to late president Magufuli

Dar Es Salaam - Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Saturday led mourners in paying their last respects to her predecessor John Magufuli, who died suddenly this week after an illness shrouded in mystery.

Tanzania President Magufuli dies of 'heart condition'

Dar Es Salaam - Tanzanian President John Magufuli died Wednesday aged 61 from a heart condition, his vice president said, after more than five years of divisive, authoritarian rule capped by his refusal to take Covid-19 seriously.

Tanzanian President Magufuli dies aged 61 of 'heart condition'

Dar Es Salaam - Tanzanian President John Magufuli died Wednesday aged 61 from a heart condition, his vice president said, after more than five years of divisive, authoritarian rule capped by his refusal to take Covid-19 seriously.

South Africa's Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini dies aged 72

Johanesburg - Goodwill Zwelithini, the controversial but revered king of the Zulus, South Africa's largest ethnic group, died Friday aged 72 after weeks in hospital for a diabetes-related illness, the royal palace announced.

20 migrants dead after thrown into sea off Djibouti: IOM

Nairobi - At least 20 people drowned after smugglers threw dozens of migrants overboard during a crossing between Djibouti and Yemen, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Thursday.

Australian teen dies after box jellyfish sting

Brisbane - An Australian teenager has died after a suspected box jellyfish sting, authorities said Thursday, in a rare case believed to be the country's first such death in 15 years.

Lebanese associate of Carlos the Jackal dies in Damascus hospital

Damascus - Lebanese militant Anis Naccache, an accomplice of the notorious Carlos the Jackal, died Monday of coronavirus in a Damascus hospital at the age of 70, Syrian state media said.Naccache took part in the 1975 OPEC conference hostage-taking in Vienna.

Argentine ex-president Menem buried with military honors

Buenos Aires - Former Argentine president Carlos Menem was buried Monday in a ceremony with military honors in a Buenos Aires Islamic cemetery next to his late son.

Bulgarian climber dies on K2 expedition

Islamabad - A Bulgarian mountaineer fell to his death during an expedition on Pakistan's K2, his team said Friday, the second person to die on the world's second highest mountain in weeks.

Russian-American climber found dead on Pakistan mountain

Islamabad - A missing Russian-American climber died on a mountain while preparing to scale the world's 12th-highest peak, having refused to turn back in dangerous winter conditions, a spokesman for the expedition said Tuesday.

Solace in prayer as pandemic toll nears two million

Paris - The onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic, which has left nearly two million people dead, has seen Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh worshippers seek solace in prayer.

Trailblazing country music singer Charley Pride dead at 86

Los Angeles - US country music star Charley Pride, a pioneering Black singer who racked up 29 number one hits, died Saturday of Covid-19 complications. He was 86.Pride's family confirmed his death in a statement, saying he had passed away in Dallas, Texas.

Former Uruguay president Tabare Vazquez dies aged 80

Montevideo - Tabare Vazquez, who twice served as Uruguay's president and was a champion in the fight against smoking, died Sunday at the age of 80 after a battle with lung cancer, his family announced.

Argentines mourn Maradona, 'the most human of Gods'

Buenos Aires - Stunned Argentines were plunged into grief Wednesday by the death of the country's favorite son Diego Maradona, a sublimely gifted sporting hero they saw as "the most human of Gods.

Argentina bids final farewell to favorite son Maradona

Buenos Aires - Huge crowds bade a grief-filled adieu Thursday to Argentina's favorite son Diego Maradona before he was buried on the outskirts of the capital after a farewell that at times descended into chaos.

Czech crematoriums feel strain of soaring coronavirus death toll

Prague - Crematoriums in the Czech Republic are bursting at the seams as the coronavirus death toll soars, placing the country at the top of Europe's grim statistics.

Legendary British actor Sean Connery dead at 90

London - Legendary actor Sean Connery, famous for playing the original on-screen James Bond, has died at the age of 90, prompting an outpouring of tributes for one of Britain's best-loved film heroes.

With morbid humour, Viennese look death in the eye

Vienna - Even in midst of a deadly pandemic, the Viennese seek to look death straight in the eye -- an attitude on display at a morbidly humourous museum devoted to death and burial.

New tool predicts risk of Covid hospitalisation, death

Paris - The five percent of people in Britain predicted by a new tool to be at highest risk from Covid-19 accounted for three-quarters of deaths during the first wave of the pandemic, researchers reported Wednesday.

Rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies after long battle with cancer

Los Angeles - Eddie Van Halen, the guitar virtuoso whose group is considered one of the greatest rock bands of all time, died on Tuesday following a long battle with cancer, his son announced.

Rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies after long battle with cancer

Los Angeles - Eddie Van Halen, of the legendary hard rock group that bore his family name, died on Tuesday following a long battle with cancer, his son announced.

Argentine creator of Mafalda cartoon strip dies

Buenos Aires - Argentine cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado, who created the beloved comic strip Mafalda, has died aged 88, his publisher announced Wednesday.

Argentine creator of Mafalda cartoon strip dies

Buenos Aires - Argentine cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado, creator of the comic strip Mafalda, has died aged 88, his publisher Daniel Divinsky announced Wednesday. "Quino has died.

Shock after rare killing of UK police officer in line of duty

London - Police across Britain on Friday paid silent tribute and flags were flown at half mast after a long-serving officer became the first to be shot dead in the line of duty in more than eight years.

Frenchman who wanted to stream his death accepts palliative care

Lyon - A terminally ill Frenchman who planned to live stream his death on social media has accepted palliative care after refusing food and medication for over three days.

Digging up graves: an Indonesian community honours its dead

Wide - Families in a mountainous community on Indonesia's Sulawesi island dig up their mummified relatives every three years, clean them and dress them in their favourite clothes to honour their spirits.

Brazil supermarket's corpse cover-up sparks outcry

S - A supermarket chain in Brazil apologized Wednesday for its handling of an employee's death at one of its stores, which covered the man's body with boxes and umbrellas and remained open for business.

Australia theme park facing charges over killer ride

Sydney - The owner of Australia's biggest theme park announced Tuesday it was facing charges over the deaths of four people on a popular water ride in 2016.
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