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Man charged in Poland 'escape room' blaze that killed five

Warsaw - Polish prosecutors probing the deaths of five teenage girls in an "escape room" said Sunday they had charged an owner of the facility with deliberately creating a fire hazard that led to the blaze.

British ex-Lib Dem leader and diplomat Paddy Ashdown dies aged 77

London - Paddy Ashdown, the former leader of Britain's Liberal Democrats who served as the international high representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, died Saturday at the age of 77, his party announced.

British ex-Lib Dem leader and diplomat Paddy Ashdown dies aged 77

London - Paddy Ashdown, the former leader of Britain's Liberal Democrats who served as the international high representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, died Saturday at the age of 77, his party announced Saturday.

Surge in homeless deaths in England and Wales

London - Nearly 600 homeless people in England and Wales died the last year -- a 24 percent rise over the past five years, according to official estimates released Thursday.

Murder suspected in British radio presenter death: security source

Beirut - British radio presenter Gavin Ford who hosted one of Lebanon's most popular shows was found dead in his home on Tuesday in an apparent murder, a security source said.

Top Chinese official in Macau dies in fall from home: Beijing

Fpo - China's top representative in Macau has fallen to his death from the building where he lived, authorities said Sunday.

Dead not spared indignities of Venezuela's crisis

Maracaibo - Wenceslao Alvarez's body lay rotting in his house in Maracaibo until the stench spread up the street. His shamed family had no money to bury him.

Malaysia to abolish death penalty

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia has decided to abolish the death penalty, a senior minister said Thursday, with more than 1,200 people on death row set to win a reprieve following a groundswell of opposition to capital punishment.

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61

Hanoi - Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, a former police chief known as a tough politician and committed communist with little tolerance for dissent, died Friday aged 61 after a serious illness, state media reported.

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61: state media

Hanoi - Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang died Friday at age 61 after a prolonged and serious illness, state media reported.

Drugs kill seven at Vietnam music festival

Seven Vietnamese have died and five are in a coma after taking drugs at an electronic dance music festival in Hanoi, officials said Monday, as authorities scrambled to trace the substance.

Ahead of funeral, Ghanaians bid farewell to Kofi Annan

Accra - A steady stream of mourners on Tuesday paid their respects to the former UN secretary general Kofi Annan as he lay in state in the capital of his native Ghana.

Ghana's public says farewell to Kofi Annan

Accra - A steady stream of mourners on Tuesday paid their respects to the former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, as his body lay in state in the capital of his native Ghana.

Pakistan mourns death of Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of jailed ex-PM Sharif

Islamabad - Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, died of cancer in London on Tuesday as her husband remains locked up in jail in his home country following his fall from power.

Dolores O'Riordan's death reported as 'accidental drowning'

On September 6, it was reported that the death of Cranberries front-woman, Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O'Riordan, was caused by "accidental drowning."

Founding member of Argentina's 'grandmothers' dies

Buenos Aires - Chicha Mariani, a founding member of Argentina's campaigning Grandmothers who fought to identify hundreds of children stolen by the 1976-1983 military dictatorship, has died at age 95, the organization said Tuesday.

Texas investigates migrant child's death after US detention

Miami - Texas officials are investigating the reported death of a migrant child who had been held recently at a US detention center under allegedly "unsanitary conditions.

Paraguayan minister, deputy die in plane crash: rescuers

Asunci - Paraguay's agriculture minister and a deputy minister were among four people killed in an airplane crash near the Argentine border, rescuers said Thursday.

Co-founder of Femen feminist group found dead in Paris

Paris - Oksana Shachko, one of the founders of the Femen feminist protest movement, has been found dead in her Paris apartment, the group said on Monday.

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.
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