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Meet the social network promising immortality amongst AI users

A new social network is promising users digital immortality and interaction with intelligent, developing AI visitors. Users will each have an AI representative on the site, making posts in the same style as they would when the real person goes offline.

Russia probes 'selfie with dead' online community

Moscow - Russia is investigating an online community that urges members to post selfies with dead people and even offers cash prizes for the best shot, police told AFP on Monday.

Former Indian president A P J Kalam dies aged 83

New Delhi - India's former president and top scientist A. P. J. Kalam, who played a lead role in the country's nuclear weapons tests, died on Monday, a hospital official said. He was 83.

Greece beats back wildfires as one body found

Atenas - Firefighters in Greece on Saturday succeeded in bringing two large wildfires in Athens and the Peloponnese under control, but an off-duty police officer is believed to have died in the flames.

India's 'living dead' fight for resurrection

New Delhi - For the last two years Ramjanam Mauriya has made countless journeys to Azamgarh magistrate's office in northern India, laden with stacks of documents to prove he is not a ghost."It's frustrating. I am alive, yet they say I am dead," Mauriya told AFP.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's death sparks wave of tributes

Nintendo has confirmed that its president and CEO Satoru Iwata has died aged 55. Iwata had been recovering from cancer surgery last year and died of a bile duct growth on July 11. The games industry has been flooded with touching tributes for Mr Iwata.

Insulin death firms fined

Sheffield - Two companies have been fined £550,000 ($860,000) as the result of the death of a diabetic patient who was injected with insulin syringes that actually contained no insulin.

Landmark ruling in Argentine death-with-dignity case

Buenos Aires - Relatives of an Argentine man who has been in a vegetative state for over 20 years can disconnect him from life support, the Supreme Court said Tuesday in a landmark ruling that divided the country.

Egypt court confirms Morsi death sentence over jailbreak

Cairo - An Egyptian court upheld on Tuesday a death sentence against ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi for plotting jailbreaks and attacks on police during the 2011 uprising.

Prominent Soviet dissident Leonid Plyushch dies

Moscow - Communist-era Ukrainian dissident Leonid Plyushch, who was detained for almost three years in a psychiatric ward by the Soviet authorities, died Thursday aged 76 close to Paris, a friend told AFP.

French barman sentenced after man drinks 56 shots and dies

Clermont-ferrand - A French barman received a suspended jail sentence Wednesday after he was convicted of manslaughter for letting a man do 56 shots during a drinking contest that led to his death.

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.
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Screen dump from the Merck website showing the words "Be well" in their logo.
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