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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.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Karen Graham

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...
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Karen Graham

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.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Stephen Morgan

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!
In the Media by Duane Buell - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 9 comments

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.
In the Media by Stephen Morgan

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

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.
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Parker - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Brandi Fleeks

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Greta McClain

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Mass shooting in Dothan, Alabama nightclub leaves 3 dead

Dothan - In a shooting incident at a Dothan, AL nightclub, three people have died and one is injured. The alleged shooter has been arrested.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 8 comments

Mystery surrounds deaths of Canadian/American women in Vietnam

An investigation is underway after a Canadian and an American woman travelling together in Vietnam both died mysteriously.
In the Media by Darren Weir

Op-Ed: Is it time to ban chuckwagon racing?

Calgary - There are more calls to ban chuckwagon races after yet another crash at the Calgary Stampede. This time three horses were killed and one was injured.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 10 comments

Taliban 12-hour siege on Kabul hotel ends

Kabul - The attack on a popular hotel on the outskirts of Kabul has ended, with up to 17 people dead, according to the Afghan police.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Death of two seals casts pall over London, Ont., children's park

London - Friday, four seals left London, Ontario, for a new state-of-the-art marine exhibit at the St. Louis Zoo. Nunavut and Atlantis never made it. The two seals died en route in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where they had been taken for medical care.
In the Media by Ken Wightman

NATO apologizes for killing 18 civilians in Afghan airstrike

The deadly airstrike in Afghanistan's Logar province took the lives of 18 civilians, including children. NATO now apologizes for the attack.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

18 Afghan civilians killed at a wedding in Logar province?

Among conflicting reports, government officials are saying that 18 Afghani civilians have been killed, while NATO is insisting they took out 8 military commanders in the strike
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments
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The enclosures for the exotic animals at Storybook Gardens in London  Ontario  were too small by tod...
The enclosures for the exotic animals at Storybook Gardens in London, Ontario, were too small by today's standards but the seals, all born in London, seemed content.
Dead bodies wrapped after the Houla massacre in Syria
Dead bodies wrapped after the Houla massacre in Syria

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