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Two Toronto men dead as Arctic Air Mass settles on city

Toronto - As Toronto begins to settle into a week of freezing temperatures two homeless men died in the early morning hours Monday and Tuesday.

International journalist deaths soar in 2014: Press watchdog

New York - The gruesome murders of foreign journalists by the Islamic State group contributed to 2014 being a particularly deadly year for international correspondents, an annual review by the Committee to Protect Journalists reported Tuesday.

Ebola cases pass 10,000

Geneva - The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has today exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Nine peacekeepers killed in worst-ever attack on UN in Mali

Bamako - Suspected Islamists on motorbikes killed nine United Nations peacekeepers from Niger in northeastern Mali, in the deadliest ever attack on the mission, military sources said.

Nine peacekeepers killed in worst-ever attack on UN in Mali

Bamako - Suspected Islamists on motorbikes killed nine United Nations peacekeepers from Niger on Friday in northeastern Mali, in the deadliest ever attack on the mission, military sources said.

Yoga teacher BKS Iyengar dies at 96

Pune - World-renowned yoga teacher and founder of the Iyengar School of Yoga BKS Iyengar passed away in Pune, India at 3:15 a.m. following a brief illness.

Hamas resumes rocket fire as 72-hour truce ends

Gaza - Israel resumed air strikes against Palestinian facilities in the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to missiles fired by Hamas militants marking the end of a 72-hour ceasefire.

Gender bias may cause more deaths with female hurricanes

The devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy will be remembered for years. As a matter of fact, Sandy was so deadly and costly that the National Hurricane Center retired the name after the 2012 storm.

Ukraine says 21 killed as fighting breaks out in Mariupol

Kiev - Fighting between troops and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol killed 21 people on Friday, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said.

Japan ruling party proposes 'worked-to-death' bill

Japanese workers are unique in all the world. Theirs is a culture that dates back to the Samurai code that stresses loyalty, discipline and, above all, diligence. National laws set the workday at eight hours, yet workers are still being worked to death.

70 dead in Bolivia Carnival: official

La Paz - Carnival festivities in Bolivia left 70 people dead, most of them in road accidents but at least 15 in acts of violence, the government said Wednesday.Four days of partying at the carnival, an annual pre-Lenten event that draws thousands of people onto...

Burma mobs kill at least 40 Rohingya Muslims

More than 40 Rohingya Muslims were killed in attacks by Buddhists last week in Burma's Rakhine state. Two international aid officials who visited the area said they found evidence of a massacre, BBC News reports.

Russia launches probe into six deaths near Sochi

Russia has launched a counter-terrorism investigation after six bodies were found riddled with bullets, in a region near the Winter Olympic host city of Sochi, just a few weeks before the start of the Games. Three explosive devices were found close by.

CDC reports measles cases have tripled over yearly average

In the United States, vaccination programs have all but eliminated measles. But before a vaccine became available, almost everyone came down with the disease, and over 450 people died annually between 1953 and 1963, usually from complications.

Two high school students killed at house party in Houston suburb

Cypress - An 18-year-old girl's birthday party in a Houston suburb Saturday night turned deadly when gunmen opened fire killing two high school students and injuring at least 20 others, authorities said Sunday.

Baby survives, parents die in Swiss Alpine cable car crash

Schwyz - A Swiss couple died when their cable car fell 30 meters into the forested mountainside in the Alps, while their one-year-old infant miraculously survived, but with serious injuries.

More than 100 killed in China poultry farm blaze

One-hundred and thirteen people have died in a fire at a slaughter house near Dehui in Jilin province, northeast China, with others are still unaccounted for today.

Death toll in Moore Oklahoma less than expected

Moore Oklahoma took a direct hit from an EF-5 tornado. Live video coverage courtesy of WPIX 11 News from the air in a news chopper! Pray for the people of Oklahoma. I'm lucky, I have a warm bed to sleep in tonight!

Murder mystery weekend turns real in UK luxury hotel, with 2 dead

Hatfield Heath - A couple staying at a luxury country hotel in England were found dead in the swimming pool. Guests thought the police that responded were "part of the action." The couple were Josephine Foday and Komba Kpakiwa.

Reasons for deaths in Russian psychiatric hospital become clearer

The reasons for the high number of deaths in the Russian psychiatric hospital blaze seem to be a combination of the nature of the facility and incompetence of the fire services.

Three deaths from H7N9 Avian Flu in China

On March 31 the China Health and Family Planning Commission informed the World Health Organization (WHO) of three cases of influenza A(H7N9). As of today nine people have fallen ill and three have died.

Op-Ed: Tree well dangers, know them and ski with a buddy Special

The extreme lack of knowledge on the existence and dangers of tree wells became very apparent me to me a year ago when skiing with my brother at Whistler Mountain, British Columbia.

Woman dies on American Airlines flight from Sao Paulo to Dallas

Houston - A 25-year-old woman on an international flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport died Wednesday morning before the plane reached its destination.

Op-Ed: Video: 2012 'Year of the new normal' — Weather extremes

Many have noticed that 2012 was a year of very extreme weather conditions worldwide. HawkkeyDavisChannel on YouTube has compiled a video, showing just how extreme this weather was.

New Year's Eve Stadium stampede kills 60

Around the World 2012 was seen out in a blaze of New Year's Eve celebrations and firework displays. In one such event in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast, 60 people are believed to have been killed.

Cough Syrup believed to have resulted in 33 deaths

Gujranwala - Officials in Pakistan are investigating the cause of death of thirty-thee people, with initial indications pointing to cough syrup.

2012 deadliest year for journalists

In the 17 years that Reporters Without Borders has been monitoring journalists who died in action 2012 has been the deadliest. This number also includes 47 citizen journalists.

The Hobbit: At least 27 animal stars die on unsafe farm

Wellington - "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is due to premiere in Wellington, New Zealand on November 28. However, in the meantime a scandal has arisen over the treatment of animals used in the film.

Video: 'No one's safe, civilians terrified of war threat' in Gaza

Gaza - Documentary film-maker and activist, Harry Fear is right in the center of Gaza City. RT interviewed him on the current situation with the Israeli attacks on Gaza.

Indianapolis explosion kills 2, destroys two homes

Indianapolis - A massive blast struck suburban Indianapolis on Saturday night, killing two people and injuring four. The cause of the blast is still under investigation.
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