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Robin Williams set up 3-part trust fund for his kids amid money trouble before his death

Robin Williams reportedly didn't leave a note before taking his own life Monday, but the actor did have his finances in order.

Actor Robin Williams dead in apparent suicide

San Francisco - Authorities in northern California say comedian Robin Williams, always a square peg in a round hole, has died at the age of 63 at his home in Tiburon in Marin County. There were unconfirmed reports of a suicide.

Giraffe dies after hitting an over bridge in highway travel

A giraffe has died after smashing its head into a low overpass while it was being transported in a truck with its head sticking out along a highway in South Africa.

Best choice for summertime hydration

Kids need proper hydration not only to preform and feel their best, but to stay healthy and out of danger. High heat indexes and summer sports can leave kids out of time and out of fluid. Learn what exports are saying about energy drinks and hydration.

Man chokes to death during South Dakota hot dog eating contest

Custer - Walter Eagle Tail probably did not expect a hot dog eating contest to end in tragedy for him. Unfortunately the 47-year-old man got one piece caught in his throat and choked to death during the competition.

Ukrainian Orthodox Church leader Volodymyr dies

Kiev - The head of Ukraine's Moscow-linked parish of the Orthodox Church died Saturday, the ex-Soviet country's largest Church said.

Video: In-home plastic surgeons mutilate clients

Los Angeles - Mutilation is a strong word but one that fits for this story. Victims have lost limbs, skin and one even lost their life. This is due to a trend of private, untrained plastic surgery sweeping parts of the developed world.

Australia morgue refuses bodies as 'too fat'

Sydney - An Australian funeral director had to store the body of a 200-kilogramme (441-pound) man in her car overnight after a morgue refused it for being too big, reports said Thursday.

Newlyweds driving in separate cars die after head on crash

Chillicothe - Texas newlyweds and parents Cristina Munoz, 26 and Nicolas Cruz, 31, were killed when their vehicles smashed on a unlined country road Wednesday morning near their place of employment. They are survived by their three young children.

Coffee guru crushed to death by falling coffee machine

Chicago - A renowned coffee expert was killed in Chicago Saturday while taking down a large coffee machine in the city's Grant Park.

Former Belgian PM Dehaene dead

Brussels - Former Belgian prime minister Jean-Luc Dehaene, who also played a prominent role in the European Union, has died in France aged 73.

WHO: Alcohol kills millions per year

The World Health Organization (WHO) wants global governments to crack down after study shows that alcohol kills millions per year.

The Neptune Memorial Reef: a reef where you can stay forever

America's Neptune Society is known as a reputable cremation provider for when those dear to us pass away. Since 2007, however, customers have also had the option of having their ashes scattered on the seabed — on an artificial reef.

Top causes of death in the U.S. revealed

The CDC has revealed the five most common causes of death in the U.S. The Agency argues that these major causes are preventable.

Body of missing Canadian journalist, filmmaker found in Cambodia

Edmonton - The body of a missing Canadian journalist and filmmaker was confirmed to be found in Cambodia, according to reports from earlier today.

Mourners flock to funeral of Myanmar pro-democracy hero

Yangon - Thousands of mourners Wednesday attended the funeral of Win Tin, a giant of Myanmar's pro-democracy movement, in an outpouring of grief for one of the country's best loved champions of freedom.

Veteran Myanmar pro-democracy campaigner Win Tin dies

- Win Tin, one of the founders of Myanmar's pro-democracy opposition and its longest-serving political prisoner, died Monday aged 84 after striving for decades to bring freedom to a nation under military dictatorship.

Woman suspected of killing 7 babies over 10 years

Pleasant Grove - Seven dead babies have been found in separate cardboard boxes inside a garage in Pleasant Grove, Utah, with the oldest thought to have died a decade ago.

Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dies aged 68

London - Sue Townsend, the British author responsible for the multi-million selling Adrian Mole series documenting the hum-drum life of an awkward teenager, has died aged 68, her son told the BBC on Friday.

World execution toll rose in 2013: Amnesty

London - The number of known executions worldwide rose to at least 778 last year following a surge in Iraq and Iran, Amnesty International said Thursday, but China remains the world's biggest state executioner by far.Beijing is thought to have killed thousands ...

Farmer in Norway left 400 pigs to starve to death

On Friday a farmer in Norway was sentenced to a year in prison for leaving 400+ pigs to die of thirst, as well as hunger.

U.N. sued by 1,500 victims of cholera outbreak in Haiti

A class action lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn against the United Nations over the cholera outbreak in Haiti which left over 9,000 dead and 700,000 sick. The contagion has spread to several countries.

CEO in apparent suicide was bitcoin fan, had other issues, too

A young American CEO who apparently committed suicide in Singapore was involved in the world of the bitcoin, but was also struggling with other issues prior to her death, friends and ...

'Dead' man wakes up in US funeral home

Washington - A 78-year-old American man who was declared dead and taken to a funeral home dramatically woke up as he was about to be embalmed, US media reported Friday.Walter Williams was registered dead on Wednesday evening after medics failed to find his pulse.

A million babies a year die within 24 hours of birth

London - A million newborn babies a year die within 24 hours of birth, charity Save the Children said in a report, which urged governments to tackle preventable deaths.

Million babies a year die within 24 hours: report

London - A million newborn babies a year die within 24 hours, charity Save the Children said in a report out Tuesday which urged governments to tackle preventable deaths.The report by the British-based organisation said 6.6 million children around the world die...

Million babies a year die within 24 hours: report

London - A million newborn babies a year die within 24 hours, charity Save the Children said in a report out Tuesday which urged governments to tackle preventable deaths.The report by the British-based organisation said 6.6 million children around the world die...

A suspicious death in the California Mother Lode - updated Special

Sonora - Death can sometimes be too close for comfort. Today is one of those times, with what is only being called a "suspicious" death so far.

Danish zoo may kill second giraffe named Marius

Copenhagen - Just days after a Copenhagen zoo sparked global outrage by putting down a healthy giraffe named Marius, another Danish zoo says it may do the same thing to a giraffe with the same name.

Two dead, 23 hurt in Venezuela protests

Caracas - Two people died and 23 were injured as rival protests linked to Venezuela's deepening economic crisis exploded into violence on Wednesday, a prosecutor said.A pro-government demonstrator and a student were killed as demonstrations both for and against ...
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The photo that made Robert Capa famous from the Spanish Civil War.
The photo that made Robert Capa famous from the Spanish Civil War.
Wikipedia
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The widows waiting at the Fairmont Mine Disaster in 1907
The widows waiting at the Fairmont Mine Disaster in 1907
Mine Safety and Health Administration of Dept of Labor
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A trail of life and death in the bush.
A trail of life and death in the bush.
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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
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The body of Ronnie Smith is pictured in the morgue at Benghazi Medical Center in Benghazi
The body of Ronnie Smith is pictured in the morgue at Benghazi Medical Center in Benghazi
With permission by Reuters//Esam Omran Al-Fetori
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Princess Diana s coffin borne through the streets of London
Princess Diana's coffin borne through the streets of London
Paddy Briggs
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Screen dump from the Merck website showing the words  Be well  in their logo.
Screen dump from the Merck website showing the words "Be well" in their logo.
Merck PR
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Susanne Wiigh-Mäsak  biologist and head of operations at Promessa Organic is developing a new metho...
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.
The Daily Undertaker
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Old grave in Amsterdam  Netherlands
Old grave in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Pictures from Ghost Hunters  The Dead Files  Psychic Kids  The Myrtle Plantation  Paranormal Investi...
Pictures from Ghost Hunters, The Dead Files, Psychic Kids, The Myrtle Plantation, Paranormal Investigation Equipment
Travel Channel, Bio Channel, Google
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Entrance to the Body Farm- Security is a high priority at the Body Farm. Fences  padlocks  video sur...
Entrance to the Body Farm- Security is a high priority at the Body Farm. Fences, padlocks, video surveillance cameras, and police patrols safeguard the world’s only human-decomposition research facility.
University of Tennessee
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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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An execution chamber at a U.S. State Prison
An execution chamber at a U.S. State Prison
Texas Dept of Criminal Justice
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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.
The Associated Press
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It has always been thought that drinking shortened your life span. But studies now show that moderat...
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.
chelsea
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Pictures from Ghost Hunters  The Dead Files  Psychic Kids  The Myrtle Plantation  Paranormal Investi...
Pictures from Ghost Hunters, The Dead Files, Psychic Kids, The Myrtle Plantation, Paranormal Investigation Equipment
Travel Channel, Bio Channel, Google
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Big crowds in Memphis. For the vigil alone  75 000  it as noted.
Big crowds in Memphis. For the vigil alone, 75,000, it as noted.
Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc.
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Photograph of graves on the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery  Beijing  China. Taken 8 January 2012
Photograph of graves on the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery, Beijing, China. Taken 8 January 2012
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