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Sacrifice of dying cancer mother sparks debate in China

Cheng - The fate of a Chinese television presenter who died of cancer after refusing chemotherapy to save her unborn son sparked intense online debate Friday.

Eleven worshippers die in Zimbabwe stampede

Harare - At least 11 people died and many more were injured in a stampede in Zimbabwe as thousands packed a stadium for a service by a celebrity preacher and self-styled miracle-worker, police said Friday.

Baby gorilla crushed to death in freak accident at California zoo

A baby gorilla at a zoo in San Francisco, California, ended up being crushed to death in what is being described as a freak accident.

China plans to scrap death penalty for 9 crimes: Xinhua

Beijing - China's legislature is considering cutting nine crimes from the list of 55 punishable by death, state media said Monday, including illegal fundraising which has been at the centre of several controversial cases.

Footballer dies after goal celebration goes terribly wrong

What was supposed to be a moment of elation quickly turned into one of great sadness, as an Indian footballer died after his acrobatic goal celebration went terribly wrong.

Family of brain-dead California girl says she's still responsive

Oakland - An attorney for an Oakland, Calif., girl declared brain dead after a tonsillectomy last year released video clips Thursday he said shows her responding to verbal commands.

Ebola deaths could reach 20,000

Atlanta - Some startling Ebola figures have been release: the WHO predicts more than 20,000 people could be infected by November, while the U.S. CDC estimates the epidemic will strike some 500,000 people by the end of January 2015.

Op-Ed: Facebook becomes way to share loved ones final days Special

Round Lake - In life's final days, my childhood friend used Facebook to share the last moments she spent with her grandmother. Increasingly, we see Facebook being used as a memorial tribute for loved ones who pass.

Liberia shows biggest Ebola death-toll increase

Monrovia - The rate of Ebola has exponentially increased in Liberia. World Health Organization (WHO) officials have responded by saying that intervention efforts must be scaled up at least three-fold.

Napa woman's death blamed on last month's earthquake

Napa - A 65-year-old Napa resident who died last week of injuries suffered in the Aug. 24 South Napa earthquake has been classified as the first fatality from the 6.0 temblor.

Thermometer can potentially detect lung cancer

Munich - Today, the only way doctors can definitively diagnose patients for lung cancer is by an invasive and uncomfortable biopsy.

Joan Rivers dead at 81

New York - "She passed away peacefully at 1:17 PM surrounded by family and close friends," said her daughter and Fashion Police co- star Melissa Rivers in a written statement released to worldwide media this afternoon.

Two S. Korean soldiers die during training

Seoul - Two young soldiers in South Korea's special warfare unit died during training, the military said Wednesday, following a series of incidents and suicides that have unleashed public fury over bullying in the army.

Op-Ed: Lack of responsibility leads to death of shooting instructor

A 9-year-old girl in Arizona killed her shooting instructor Monday when she accidentally shot him with the Uzi submachine gun she was learning to fire.

Robin Williams set up 3-part trust fund for his kids amid money trouble

Robin Williams reportedly didn't leave a note before taking his own life Monday, but the actor did have his finances in order.

Actor Robin Williams dead in apparent suicide

San Francisco - Authorities in northern California say comedian Robin Williams, always a square peg in a round hole, has died at the age of 63 at his home in Tiburon in Marin County. There were unconfirmed reports of a suicide.

Giraffe dies after hitting an over bridge in highway travel

A giraffe has died after smashing its head into a low overpass while it was being transported in a truck with its head sticking out along a highway in South Africa.

Best choice for summertime hydration

Kids need proper hydration not only to preform and feel their best, but to stay healthy and out of danger. High heat indexes and summer sports can leave kids out of time and out of fluid. Learn what exports are saying about energy drinks and hydration.

Man chokes to death during South Dakota hot dog eating contest

Custer - Walter Eagle Tail probably did not expect a hot dog eating contest to end in tragedy for him. Unfortunately the 47-year-old man got one piece caught in his throat and choked to death during the competition.

Ukrainian Orthodox Church leader Volodymyr dies

Kiev - The head of Ukraine's Moscow-linked parish of the Orthodox Church died Saturday, the ex-Soviet country's largest Church said.

Video: In-home plastic surgeons mutilate clients

Los Angeles - Mutilation is a strong word but one that fits for this story. Victims have lost limbs, skin and one even lost their life. This is due to a trend of private, untrained plastic surgery sweeping parts of the developed world.

Australia morgue refuses bodies as 'too fat'

Sydney - An Australian funeral director had to store the body of a 200-kilogramme (441-pound) man in her car overnight after a morgue refused it for being too big, reports said Thursday.

Newlyweds driving in separate cars die after head on crash

Chillicothe - Texas newlyweds and parents Cristina Munoz, 26 and Nicolas Cruz, 31, were killed when their vehicles smashed on a unlined country road Wednesday morning near their place of employment. They are survived by their three young children.

Coffee guru crushed to death by falling coffee machine

Chicago - A renowned coffee expert was killed in Chicago Saturday while taking down a large coffee machine in the city's Grant Park.

Former Belgian PM Dehaene dead

Brussels - Former Belgian prime minister Jean-Luc Dehaene, who also played a prominent role in the European Union, has died in France aged 73.

WHO: Alcohol kills millions per year

The World Health Organization (WHO) wants global governments to crack down after study shows that alcohol kills millions per year.

The Neptune Memorial Reef: a reef where you can stay forever

America's Neptune Society is known as a reputable cremation provider for when those dear to us pass away. Since 2007, however, customers have also had the option of having their ashes scattered on the seabed — on an artificial reef.

Top causes of death in the U.S. revealed

The CDC has revealed the five most common causes of death in the U.S. The Agency argues that these major causes are preventable.

Body of missing Canadian journalist, filmmaker found in Cambodia

Edmonton - The body of a missing Canadian journalist and filmmaker was confirmed to be found in Cambodia, according to reports from earlier today.

Mourners flock to funeral of Myanmar pro-democracy hero

Yangon - Thousands of mourners Wednesday attended the funeral of Win Tin, a giant of Myanmar's pro-democracy movement, in an outpouring of grief for one of the country's best loved champions of freedom.
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The body of Ronnie Smith is pictured in the morgue at Benghazi Medical Center in Benghazi
The body of Ronnie Smith is pictured in the morgue at Benghazi Medical Center in Benghazi
With permission by Reuters//Esam Omran Al-Fetori
The photo that made Robert Capa famous from the Spanish Civil War.
The photo that made Robert Capa famous from the Spanish Civil War.
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The Capitol building of Texas
The Capitol building of Texas
Susanne Wiigh-Mäsak  biologist and head of operations at Promessa Organic is developing a new metho...
Susanne Wiigh-Mäsak, biologist and head of operations at Promessa Organic is developing a new method of disposition for the dead called 'promession'. Described as an environmentally friendly form of burial, and could in fact be the greenest of green disposition options.
The Daily Undertaker
Princess Diana s coffin borne through the streets of London
Princess Diana's coffin borne through the streets of London
Paddy Briggs
A trail of life and death in the bush.
A trail of life and death in the bush.
Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison
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The Easter lily.
The Easter lily.
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An execution chamber at a U.S. State Prison
An execution chamber at a U.S. State Prison
Texas Dept of Criminal Justice
Aaron Swartz  Internet activist and programmer played a key role in stopping a controversial online ...
Aaron Swartz, Internet activist and programmer played a key role in stopping a controversial online piracy bill in Congress, has died at age 26, an apparent suicide, New York authorities said January 13, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Noah Berger
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Pictures from Ghost Hunters, The Dead Files, Psychic Kids, The Myrtle Plantation, Paranormal Investigation Equipment
Travel Channel, Bio Channel, Google
Deceased Body with Toe Tag Identification
Deceased Body with Toe Tag Identification
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Robert Dziekanski  a landed immigrant from Poland is seen on this framegrab from a video taken by Pa...
Robert Dziekanski, a landed immigrant from Poland is seen on this framegrab from a video taken by Paul Pritchard, at the arrivals area of the Vancouver airport on October 14, 2007.
Paul Pritchard
File photo: Montreal s St Patrick s Day Parade is the oldest and largest of it s kind in North Ameri...
File photo: Montreal's St Patrick's Day Parade is the oldest and largest of it's kind in North America
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Arrest photo of Joshua Komisarjevsky.
Arrest photo of Joshua Komisarjevsky.
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A cemetery in France
A cemetery in France
Wimbledonian on Flick'r
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Pictures from Ghost Hunters, The Dead Files, Psychic Kids, The Myrtle Plantation, Paranormal Investigation Equipment
Travel Channel, Bio Channel, Google
Facebook page: In Honor of Tyler Clementi
Facebook page: In Honor of Tyler Clementi
Facebook / Tyler Clementi
Old grave in Amsterdam  Netherlands
Old grave in Amsterdam, Netherlands