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New tool predicts risk of Covid hospitalisation, death

Paris - The five percent of people in Britain predicted by a new tool to be at highest risk from Covid-19 accounted for three-quarters of deaths during the first wave of the pandemic, researchers reported Wednesday.

Rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies after long battle with cancer

Los Angeles - Eddie Van Halen, the guitar virtuoso whose group is considered one of the greatest rock bands of all time, died on Tuesday following a long battle with cancer, his son announced.

Rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies after long battle with cancer

Los Angeles - Eddie Van Halen, of the legendary hard rock group that bore his family name, died on Tuesday following a long battle with cancer, his son announced.

Argentine creator of Mafalda cartoon strip dies

Buenos Aires - Argentine cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado, who created the beloved comic strip Mafalda, has died aged 88, his publisher announced Wednesday.

Argentine creator of Mafalda cartoon strip dies

Buenos Aires - Argentine cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado, creator of the comic strip Mafalda, has died aged 88, his publisher Daniel Divinsky announced Wednesday. "Quino has died.

Shock after rare killing of UK police officer in line of duty

London - Police across Britain on Friday paid silent tribute and flags were flown at half mast after a long-serving officer became the first to be shot dead in the line of duty in more than eight years.

Frenchman who wanted to stream his death accepts palliative care

Lyon - A terminally ill Frenchman who planned to live stream his death on social media has accepted palliative care after refusing food and medication for over three days.

Digging up graves: an Indonesian community honours its dead

Wide - Families in a mountainous community on Indonesia's Sulawesi island dig up their mummified relatives every three years, clean them and dress them in their favourite clothes to honour their spirits.

Brazil supermarket's corpse cover-up sparks outcry

S - A supermarket chain in Brazil apologized Wednesday for its handling of an employee's death at one of its stores, which covered the man's body with boxes and umbrellas and remained open for business.

Australia theme park facing charges over killer ride

Sydney - The owner of Australia's biggest theme park announced Tuesday it was facing charges over the deaths of four people on a popular water ride in 2016.

It wasn't the sex: bloodletting fatal for Raphael, study claims

Rome - A feverish Raphael suffering from "a coronavirus-like disease" died after failing to tell his doctors he had been secretly visiting lovers on freezing cold nights, leading them to wrongly prescribe bloodletting, a new study claims.

Australian PM 'concerned' over China death sentence for Oz actor

Sydney - Australia's prime minister expressed concern Monday for an Australian man sentenced to death in China in a case that could further inflame tensions between Beijing and Canberra.

Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead at home: police

Herzlia - China's ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, was found dead at his residence on the outskirts of Tel Aviv on Sunday, police said.

Cold case arrest spurs hope for Sydney 'gay beat' victims

Sydney - A breakthrough arrest in the alleged murder of a gay American man in Sydney three decades ago has raised hopes of solving other violent homophobic attacks from that era, Australian police said Wednesday.

Actor and comedian Jerry Stiller dies at 92: son

Washington - Veteran actor and comedian Jerry Stiller, who found fame on Broadway and later in the smash US show "Seinfeld" has died from natural causes aged 92, his son Ben Stiller said Monday.

End of an era: Bangladesh's last Armenian dies

Dhaka - Michael Joseph Martin, Bangladesh's last Armenian, has died aged 89, bringing an end to the more than 300-year presence of the once thriving and powerful minority Christian community.

India virus deaths pass 1,000, but low toll puzzles experts

New Delhi - India's confirmed coronavirus death toll passed 1,000 on Wednesday following its highest daily increase, but the numbers remain low compared with Europe and the United States in a phenomenon that is puzzling experts.

New Zealand volcano disaster victims to sue cruise ship firm

Sydney - Survivors of last year's New Zealand volcano eruption are planning to sue cruise ship company Royal Caribbean for failing to warn of the risks involved in touring the area, lawyers said Monday.

1960s Bond girl Honor Blackman dead at 94

London - Honor Blackman, one of the most memorable co-stars of the early James Bond films, has died at the age of 94, her family said.

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.
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Memorial Necrópole Ecumênica.
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Screen grab from a National Geographic documentary on death.
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The house in Pleasant Grove, Utah, where the bodies of seven babies were found in the garage.
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The body of Ronnie Smith is pictured in the morgue at Benghazi Medical Center in Benghazi
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