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Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev dies after fight

Moscow - Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev has died from injuries sustained in a fight in Maryland, the Russian boxing federation announced on Tuesday.

'I miss their laughter': Grieving crash dad slams 'shameful' Boeing

Washington - A grieving Canadian man who lost his family in the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX in Ethiopia in March told the US Congress Wednesday that his life had "no meaning anymore", calling the aircraft manufacturer's practices "shameful.

Brazil pays homage to 'greatest artist' Gilberto

Rio De Janeiro - From the biggest names in its music world to the humblest of its citizens, Brazil paid heartfelt homage Sunday to its "greatest artist," Joao Gilberto, the pioneering bossa nova musician who died a day earlier.

Brazil pays homage to 'greatest artist' Gilberto

Rio De Janeiro - From the biggest names in its music world to the humblest of its citizens, Brazil paid heartfelt homage Sunday to its "greatest artist," Joao Gilberto, the pioneering bossa nova musician who died a day earlier.

India recovers 13 bodies after monsoon dam breach

Mumbai - Thirteen bodies have been recovered in western India after the heaviest monsoon rains in a decade breached a dam and caused mayhem in Mumbai, authorities said Thursday.

Sharjah ruler's son buried after death in London

Dubai - A son of the ruler of Sharjah was buried in the emirate Wednesday, as a three-day mourning period began after his unexpected death in London.Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan al-Qasimi was reported to be 39.

Euthanasia now legal in Australian state

Melbourne - Terminally ill Australians can for the first time apply to end their own life, after new laws went into effect in the state of Victoria Wednesday.

Brain disease kills more than 100 Indian children

Patna - More than 100 children in the Indian state of Bihar -- home to some of the country's worst health indicators -- have now been killed by a brain virus potentially linked to lychees, officials said.

Athens Gay Pride remembers activist beaten to death

Athens - People celebrating Gay Pride in Athens Saturday paid tribute to an LGBTI activist beaten to death last year, with marchers scattering glitter and confetti at the spot where he was killed.

Review: Soulpepper’s ‘August: Osage County’ is a must-see powerhouse Special

Toronto - Now this is why we go to live theatre. Soulpepper’s explosive new production of Tracy Letts’ “August: Osage County” makes you feel as if you’re being smacked on the head a hundred times with the Frying Pan of Truth. In the best way.

Egypt approves autopsy for 'tortured' Palestinian detainee

Apo - The family of a Palestinian former intelligence agent, who have claimed that he was tortured by Turkish authorities, said Tuesday that Egyptian prosecutors had approved their request for an autopsy.

F1 legend Niki Lauda dies at 70

Vienna - Legendary Formula One driver Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, his family said on Tuesday, triggering an outpouring of praise for a man whose track victories and comeback from a horrific crash enthralled race fans worldwide.

Former F1 champion Niki Lauda dies at 70

Vienna - Legendary Formula One driver Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, his family said in a statement released to Austrian media early Tuesday.

Brazil reports record number of killings by police in Rio state

Rio De Janeiro - Police in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state killed a record number of people in the first quarter of the year, an average of five per day, officials said Friday.However, the overall number of homicides in the state popular with tourists dropped sharply.

Brazil's 'godmother of samba' Beth Carvalho dies

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian singer and "godmother of samba" Beth Carvalho died from sepsis in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, her publicist and hospital said. She was 72.

Scientists revive brain function in dead pigs

Paris - Scientists have managed to restore cell function in the brains of pigs hours after they died, in a breakthrough Wednesday that experts said threw into question the very notion of what makes animals -- or even humans -- alive.

Serbian late strongman Milosevic's widow dies: friend

Belgrade - The widow of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, often dubbed the "Lady Macbeth of the Balkans", has died in Russia at the age of 76, a friend told AFP on Sunday.

Angela Merkel's mother has died: government

Berlin - German chancellor Angela Merkel's mother, Herlind Kasner, has died, a government spokesman said Wednesday."Herlind Kasner, the mother of the chancellor, has died," the spokesman said, without providing further details.

Global executions at lowest level in a decade: Amnesty

London - Executions fell worldwide by nearly a third last year to their lowest levels in at least a decade, but several countries recorded a rise, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

Thousands of South Koreans mourn tragic death of coal worker

Seoul - Some 2,500 South Koreans marched through Seoul Saturday to honour a worker who was crushed to death at a coal plant fuelling an outcry which led to a landmark amendment of the nation's industrial safety laws.

Man charged in Poland 'escape room' blaze that killed five

Warsaw - Polish prosecutors probing the deaths of five teenage girls in an "escape room" said Sunday they had charged an owner of the facility with deliberately creating a fire hazard that led to the blaze.

British ex-Lib Dem leader and diplomat Paddy Ashdown dies aged 77

London - Paddy Ashdown, the former leader of Britain's Liberal Democrats who served as the international high representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, died Saturday at the age of 77, his party announced.

British ex-Lib Dem leader and diplomat Paddy Ashdown dies aged 77

London - Paddy Ashdown, the former leader of Britain's Liberal Democrats who served as the international high representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, died Saturday at the age of 77, his party announced Saturday.

Surge in homeless deaths in England and Wales

London - Nearly 600 homeless people in England and Wales died the last year -- a 24 percent rise over the past five years, according to official estimates released Thursday.

Murder suspected in British radio presenter death: security source

Beirut - British radio presenter Gavin Ford who hosted one of Lebanon's most popular shows was found dead in his home on Tuesday in an apparent murder, a security source said.

Top Chinese official in Macau dies in fall from home: Beijing

Fpo - China's top representative in Macau has fallen to his death from the building where he lived, authorities said Sunday.

Dead not spared indignities of Venezuela's crisis

Maracaibo - Wenceslao Alvarez's body lay rotting in his house in Maracaibo until the stench spread up the street. His shamed family had no money to bury him.

Malaysia to abolish death penalty

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia has decided to abolish the death penalty, a senior minister said Thursday, with more than 1,200 people on death row set to win a reprieve following a groundswell of opposition to capital punishment.

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61

Hanoi - Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, a former police chief known as a tough politician and committed communist with little tolerance for dissent, died Friday aged 61 after a serious illness, state media reported.

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61: state media

Hanoi - Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang died Friday at age 61 after a prolonged and serious illness, state media reported.
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Base of the Coal Miner Statue at the Capitol of West Virginia
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Old grave in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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The Alma tunnel in Paris, where Princess Diana died
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A Victorian hearse, pulled by two splendid black horses, waits outside the British Library
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Princess Diana's coffin borne through the streets of London
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Screen grab from a National Geographic documentary on death.
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The Capitol building of Texas
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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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