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Op-Ed: Death sentence was foregone conclusion in Marathon bomb case

Boston - Yes, it would be hard to imagine why a society that has a death penalty would not use it against a creep like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the eastern European immigrant who helped plant bombs at the Boston Marathon in 2013.

Notre Dame student plunges to his death a day before graduation

South Bend - A student of the University of Notre Dame died this weekend, only about a day before he was set to graduate, after he fell from the roof of an athletic building on campus.

Six cops charged in death of suspect that sparked Baltimore riot

Baltimore - Arrest warrants for six Baltimore police officers suspected of responsibility in the in-custody death of a 25-year-old black man were issued Friday, the city’s chief prosecutor said May 1.

Death by bubble gum: UK girl's chewing habit may have killed her

Doctors believe a young girl's chewing gum habit may have resulted in her untimely death. The teen had a habit of swallowing her gum after she chewed it, causing large, undigested wads of gum to form in her stomach.

Arafat widow's lawyers say French murder inquiry must go on

Nterre - Lawyers representing the widow of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Wednesday denounced a French decision to close a murder inquiry into his 2004 death and vowed to ensure the investigation continued."We do not approve of this decision...

Silicon Valley exec Dave Goldberg died from a tragic gym accident

It has been revealed that high-ranking Silicon Valley executive Dave Goldberg died whilst exercising at the gym in a tragic accident as he ran on a treadmill. He was found dead beside the equipment at a holiday resort in Mexico last Friday.

Silicon Valley executive Dave Goldberg dies suddenly

Famed Silicon Valley executive Dave Goldberg has died suddenly at the age of 47. Described by Mark Zuckerberg as "an amazing person," Goldberg was married to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and has long been a key player in Silicon Valley.

France, Australia condemn death penalty as Indonesia executions loom: Paris

Paris - French President Francois Hollande and his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott reiterated their opposition to the death penalty "in all cases" on Monday as executions loom in Indonesia for three of their citizens.

Morocco rescue effort criticised in Spain after two cavers die

Madrid - Family and friends of two Spanish cavers who died after being trapped for days in a deep ravine in Morocco criticised Rabat on Monday over the rescue effort, while the sole survivor was said to be in good condition.

Man dies after having sex with scarecrow he dressed as a woman

What people do behind closed doors is their own business, but not having a phone may have led to one man's death after he had sex with a scarecrow.

Misao Okawa, the oldest person in the world, dies at 117

Tokyo - Misao Okawa, the world's oldest person, died in Tokyo on April 1, 2015, a month after celebrating her 117th birthday. She died of natural causes.

Pete Evans' paleo diet for children suspended from publication

Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans' paleo diet cookbook for children has been suspended from publication over health concerns associated with a baby formula concoction made from bone broth and worries that a paleo diet may not be suitable for children.

Mystery of 16ft python found dead in British canal

A 16ft-long reticulated python has been found floating in a canal in Lancashire, England, leading to a police appeal for information on how the dangerous animal came to be in the water.

Breaking Bad-ness: NY cherry factory hid drug op

New York - It could almost be a scene out of hit television program "Breaking Bad.

Obese 100-year-old crocodile dies from overeating sacrifices

An overweight 100-year-old crocodile in south-western Bangladesh has died from overfeeding caused by eating too many chickens and goats that were thrown to it by worshippers believing they would get good luck.

Historic judgement applauded by Dying With Dignity Special

Over 80 percent of Canadians support the idea of physician-assisted death in the event of terminal and painful disease in a mentally competent person.

World leaders pay respects on Saudi day of mourning

Riyadh - More foreign leaders flocked to Saudi Arabia paying their respects to King Salman on Sunday, as the normally gridlocked streets of Riyadh turned quiet during a day of mourning for his predecessor Abdullah.

Iran FM in rare Saudi visit after king's death: TV

Riyadh - Iran's foreign minister arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday for a rare visit to the regional rival, bringing condolences after the death of King Abdullah, television pictures showed.

Saudi buries King Abdullah, Salman takes throne

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia buried King Abdullah Friday as foreign leaders gathered in the capital for the funeral of the ruler of the world's top oil exporter and the spiritual home of Islam.

Saudi King Abdullah dies, Salman is new ruler

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's elderly King Abdullah died on Friday and was replaced by his half-brother Salman as the absolute ruler of the world's top oil exporter and the spiritual home of Islam.

Saudi King Abdullah dies: Royal court statement 

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz died on Friday and was replaced by Crown Prince Salman, the OPEC-kingpin's royal court said in a statement.The late monarch's half brother Moqren was named crown prince, according to the statement.

'A Reason' — indie sleeper film of the year Special

A Reason is an independent film written and directed by Dominique Schilling and produced by Caroline Risberg (Risberg Schilling Productions).

New Year stampede kills 36 in China's financial capital

Shanghai - A New Year's stampede on Shanghai's historic waterfront killed at least 36 revellers and injured dozens more, mostly women, as one police officer said fewer personnel than at previous events were securing the area.

China New Year stampede kills 35 in Shanghai: City govt

Shanghai - A stampede by New Year's revellers in Shanghai's historic riverfront area killed 35 people and injured dozens more, the city government said early Thursday.

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.
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