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US civil rights leader Joseph Lowery dies aged 98

Washington - US civil rights leader Reverend Joseph Lowery who campaigned with Martin Luther King died on Friday aged 98."Our beloved, Rev. Dr.

First French hospital doctor dies of coronavirus

Paris - A French doctor caring for coronavirus patients has died of the illness, authorities said Sunday, the first such death in the country that is grappling with the mushrooming outbreak.

First French doctor dies as virus death toll rockets

Paris - The first French doctor battling the coronavirus has died as the death toll in the country spiralled to 674 Sunday.

India reports first coronavirus death amid new restrictions

New Delhi - India on Thursday reported its first coronavirus death as authorities ordered schools, theatres and cinemas closed in New Delhi for the rest of the month in a bid to keep the pandemic at bay.

Jack Welch, iconic General Electric CEO, dead at 84

New York - Jack Welch, who built General Electric into a global industrial flagship and became one of America's best-known businessmen, died on Monday aged 84, the company said.

UK TV star Flack under pressure from 'show trial', management says after suicide

London - The management team of British TV presenter Caroline Flack, who committed suicide on Saturday, has accused prosecutors of pursuing a "show trial" over domestic abuse claims against the "vulnerable" star.

South Korean TV 'reunites' mother with dead daughter in VR show

Seoul - A tearful reunion between a mother and her dead daughter via advanced virtual reality for a South Korean television has become an online hit, triggering fierce debate about voyeurism and exploitation.

Japan confirms first death of person with new coronavirus

Apo - A woman in her 80s has become the first person with the new coronavirus to die in Japan, the country's health minister said Thursday, cautioning it was not clear if the virus caused her death.

The brothels of Daulatdia: Sex workers to get 'honourable' funeral

Dhaka - Often treated as less than human in life, there has been little dignity in death for the sex workers of one of the world's biggest brothels: their bodies frequently tossed into unmarked graves or dumped in the river.Until now.

Fraudster Madoff is dying, wants out of prison: lawyer

Washington - Bernie Madoff, jailed in the United States for perpetrating the world's largest fraud, is terminally ill and wants to leave prison to die, his attorney said Wednesday.

Former Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi dead at 95

Nairobi - Former Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi, who ruled the country with an iron fist between 1978 and 2002, has died aged 95, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced Tuesday.

Dead man lies on an empty street at China's virus ground zero

Wuhan - A grey-haired man wearing a face mask lies dead on the pavement at ground zero of China's virus epidemic, a plastic shopping bag in one hand.

Kobe Bryant's helicopter not equipped with vital warning system

Los Angeles - The helicopter that crashed into a Los Angeles hillside killing NBA legend Kobe Bryant and eight others, was not equipped with vital software that alerts pilots when aircraft are too close to the ground, officials said.

All nine bodies recovered from Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

Los Angeles - Rescuers recovered the bodies of all nine victims from a helicopter crash near Los Angeles that killed NBA legend Kobe Bryant, the coroner's office said Tuesday.

'House of Kobe': Basketball-mad Philippines mourns NBA legend

Manila - A city in hoops-mad Philippines inaugurated on Sunday a new community centre and basketball court named in honour of Kobe Bryant -- only hours before news of the NBA legend's death broke.

Australian woman dies in cake-eating contest

Sydney - A woman died while taking part in a cake-eating competition to celebrate Australia Day, local media reported Monday.Paramedics were called to a pub in the state of Queensland on Sunday afternoon after a woman was involved in a "medical incident".

Charity brands number of UK prison deaths 'national scandal'

London - The death toll in British prisons is "a national scandal", a pressure group said on Wednesday, calling for a reduction in inmate numbers just as the government is promising tougher sentences.

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.
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