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Pope wants Catholic opposition to death penalty increased

Vatican City - Pope Francis called Wednesday for categoric opposition to capital punishment to be written into an update of the most important guide to Catholic teaching.

Pesticide poisoning kills 20 farmers in Indian state

Mumbai - Twenty Indian farmers have died and hundreds of others are in hospital after inhaling poisonous pesticides while spraying crops, officials said Monday, highlighting lax safety standards in the country.

N. Korea accuses 'old lunatic' Trump of exploiting Warmbier death

Seoul - North Korea on Thursday accused Donald Trump of exploiting Otto Warmbier's death, calling the US president an "old lunatic" for alleging that the American student was tortured while in Pyongyang's custody.

No obvious signs of torture on American held by NKorea: coroner

Chicago - Otto Warmbier, the American student who died days after being released from North Korea in a coma, displayed no obvious signs of torture despite assertions by his parents and President Donald Trump, an Ohio medical examiner said Wednesday.

Dying days: ailing photographer documents fellow patients

Singapore - Looking frail in a wheelchair and breathing with the aid of an oxygen tank, photographer Alan Lee grasps the camera that he used to take pictures of his fellow patients at a Singapore hospice.

Iraq condemns to death Russian jihadist captured in Mosul

Baghdad - An Iraqi court said on Tuesday it had sentenced to death a Russian captured in Mosul after finding him guilty of fighting for the Islamic State jihadist group.

Rohingya 'shot dead in Myanmar' buried in Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar - Five Rohingya villagers whose distraught relatives say they were shot dead by the Myanmar military were buried Thursday in Bangladesh at a mass funeral attended by hundreds of people after their bodies were carried across the border.

Life after death? Companies weighing up digital technologies

The companies maintaining the presence of someone after they have died may not immediately spring to mind when it comes to digital transformation; however several startups have services to maintain a person’s social media presence.

Chinese army mobilised as typhoon death toll rises in Macau

Macau - The Chinese army on Friday joined relief efforts in Macau where at least nine people are now known to have died when a huge typhoon swept through the gambling hub.

W. Europe had less than 1% of terror victims in 2016: study

Paris - Western Europe accounted for less than one percent of the 34,676 people killed in terror attacks in 2016 and only two percent of attacks, according to a new report.

Diana crash car 'handled badly at high speed'

Paris - The 1997 car crash that killed Britain's Princess Diana spawned a host of conspiracy theories, but evidence that it was an accident only grows stronger, bolstered by new revelations about the history of the vehicle.A book titled "Qui a Tue Lady Di?

Syrian activist who fled to France dies aged 44

Paris - Syrian actress-turned-activist Fadwa Suleiman, who fled to France after taking part in the 2011 uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, died in Paris overnight of cancer, her family said Thursday. She was 44.

US airstrike kills several civilians in Afghanistan: officials

Jalalabad - Several civilians have been killed in an US airstrike in eastern Afghanistan, local officials said Friday, the latest setback in efforts to bring peace to the war-torn country.

Bear kills young zookeeper in Sweden

Stockholm - A zookeeper died after he was savaged by a bear on Friday at Europe's biggest predator park, Swedish police said.

Migrant killed on road near French port of Calais

Lille - A migrant was killed when he was hit by a car near the northern French port of Calais, in the latest fatality linked to the three-year-old cross-Channel migrant crisis, authorities said Friday.

Terminally-ill British baby Charlie Gard dies

London - Charlie Gard, the terminally-ill British baby whose plight drew sympathy from Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump and sparked a debate about medical ethics, died on Friday, his mother said.

Terminally-ill British baby Charlie Gard dies

London - Charlie Gard, the terminally-ill British baby whose plight drew sympathy from Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump and sparked a debate about medical ethics, died on Friday, his mother said.

Terminally-ill British baby Charlie Gard dies

London - Charlie Gard, the terminally-ill British baby whose plight drew sympathy from Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump, died on Friday, his mother said.

Spain mourns slain matador Fandino

Madrid - Spain's royal family joined politicians and the bullfighting world Sunday in mourning matador Ivan Fandino, gored to death in a fight in France.

Spanish bullfighter dies after being gored

Aire-sur-l'adour - Renowned Spanish bullfighter Ivan Fandino died in hospital on Saturday after being gored by a bull during a fight in southwestern France, a medical service source said.

Spanish bullfighter dies after being gored

Aire-sur-l'adour - Spanish bullfighter Ivan Fandino died in hospital on Saturday after being gored by a bull during a fight in south-western France, a medical service source said.

One-time Niagara Falls survivor dies after apparent repeat stunt: reports

New York - The first person to survive a death-defying plunge into Niagara Falls without protection has died after apparently attempting the feat again in an inflatable ball, according to US media.

Zimbabwe bus crash 'kills 43'

Harare - A bus accident in Zimbabwe has killed 43 people after the driver lost control and rammed into a tree, police said Thursday."We have been told that 43 people have been killed," police spokeswoman Charity Charamba told AFP.

Global diarrhea deaths drop by one third

Some good news on the health front. A new report shows there has been a significant fall in worldwide diarrhea deaths, falling by a third between 2005 and 2015.

85-year-old dies on Everest during world record bid

Kathmandu - An 85-year-old ex-Gurkha who was attempting to reclaim his title as the world's oldest person to summit Mount Everest died at base camp on Saturday.

85-year-old dies on Everest during world record bid

Kathmandu - An 85-year-old ex-Gurkha who was attempting to reclaim his title as the world's oldest person to summit Mount Everest died at base camp on Saturday.

85-year-old dies on Everest during world record bid

Kathmandu - An 85-year-old ex-Gurkha who was attempting to reclaim his title as the world's oldest person to summit Mount Everest died at base camp on Saturday.

French MP dies campaigning for Macron

Paris - A socialist lawmaker died after collapsing on stage during a speech at a campaign rally for French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron, party officials said Saturday.

Venezuela pro-government protester dies, raising toll to 21

Caracas - A woman wounded while participating in an April 19 pro-government march died Sunday, an official said, raising the death toll in three weeks of unrest in Venezuela to 21.

Arkansas carries out first of planned executions

Washington - The US state of Arkansas carried out its first execution in nearly a decade, the state's attorney general said, proceeding despite criticism that its controversial plan to execute several prisoners by the end of the month was rushed.
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Base of the Coal Miner Statue at the Capitol of West Virginia
Base of the Coal Miner Statue at the Capitol of West Virginia
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The Capitol building of Texas
A trail of life and death in the bush.
A trail of life and death in the bush.
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Jim Morrison
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An execution chamber at a U.S. State Prison
An execution chamber at a U.S. State Prison
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It has always been thought that drinking shortened your life span. But studies now show that moderate drinkers live longer than people who abstain from drinking.
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Classical-style painting of the death of Julius Caesar by Vincenzo Camuccini
Classical-style painting of the death of Julius Caesar by Vincenzo Camuccini
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Princess Diana's coffin borne through the streets of London
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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
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The Easter lily.
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One part of Norris Geyser Basin.
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The house in Pleasant Grove  Utah  where the bodies of seven babies were found in the garage.
The house in Pleasant Grove, Utah, where the bodies of seven babies were found in the garage.
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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
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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Dave Goldberg died while exercising on a treadmill
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Pictures from Ghost Hunters, The Dead Files, Psychic Kids, The Myrtle Plantation, Paranormal Investigation Equipment
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You can now eliminate Illinois from this death penalty map
You can now eliminate Illinois from this death penalty map
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Indiana Bones, aka Indy, is the Los Angeles County Coroners Department first cadaver dog. With his trainer, Investigator Renee Grand Prix, Indy is dispatched to crime scenes where he sniffs out evidence.
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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.
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