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More than 3,000 migrants lost in Med in 2016

Geneva - More than 3,000 migrants and refugees have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean this year, while nearly 250,000 have made the perilous journey to Europe, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday.

FDA suspends clinical trial after three deaths

A clinical trial of a promising new therapy in which white blood cells are reprogrammed to attack cancer cells has resulted in the deaths of three patients. As a result, the U.S. FDA has suspended the trial.

'Considerable drop' in Mediterranean migrant deaths: IOM

Geneva - The number of migrants dying while trying to cross the Mediterranean has fallen sharply, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday, voicing hope the lethal trend seen since 2013 may be turning.

Nepali sherpa guides die of Himalaya altitude sickness

Kathmandu - Two Nepali sherpa guides have died of suspected altitude sickness in the Himalayas, a tour operator said Wednesday. The guides were assisting an 11-member team on the 8,481-metre (27,825-feet) tall Makalu peak, the fifth-highest mountain in the world.

Dance ban pulls rug from under Buenos Aires partygoers

Buenos Aires - A party-pooper Argentine judge on Friday banned all "commercial dancing with live or recorded music" in Buenos Aires, possibly making even wedding receptions illegal.

Eleven dead in Rio Olympics construction over three years: Official

Rio De Janeiro - A total of 11 people have been killed over the last three years on construction projects for the Rio Olympics, an official told AFP on Monday."It's a frightening number," said Robson Leite, inspector for the labor office in the state of Rio de Janeiro....

Five dead 'from drugs' at Argentina dance music event

Buenos Aires - Five young people died and five others were in critical condition after apparently taking drugs at an international electronic music festival in the Argentine capital, emergency responders said Saturday.

Strong earthquake shakes buildings across South Asia

Kabul - South-western Asia was hit by a 6,6 magnitude earthquake today that was felt in a number of cities. The epicenter of the earthquake was in Afghanistan, close to its border with Tajikistan, at 10:28 GMT, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

Indian temple fire kills 110, injures over 350

Trivandrum - A fireworks display at a temple in the southern Indian state of Kerala resulted in a fire breaking out, that has killed at least 110 and injured over 350 people.

Surprising jump in deaths in Britain

London - In parts of the U.K., notably England and Wales, there has been the biggest rise in the death rate in a generation. These figures require government action, according to a health campaigner.

Black Lives Matter shuts down 6 cities

Minneapolis - This afternoon, the Black Lives Matter movement staged protests across six cities to call attention to police killings of African Americans in the United States.

Eight militants killed in Paris attacks: Investigation source

Paris - A total of eight militants were killed, including seven by their suicide belts, during Friday's attacks in Paris that left at least 120 dead, a source close to the investigation said.

Death toll from lethal roads leaves S.Africa reeling

Johanesburg - This Christmas holiday season an estimated 1,300 people will be killed on South Africa's roads -- and the government accepts its hard-hitting campaigns against dangerous driving seem to do little to prevent the carnage.

Evacuations, death and destruction as wildfires ravage California

Two massive raging wildfires in California have left one person dead, several more unaccounted for and hundreds of homes and other structures gutted as they continue to gain ground, despite efforts to contain them.

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.
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A sea lion basking in the sun in Malibu, California.
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In India  over 400 000 children will die before their fifth birthday.
In India, over 400,000 children will die before their fifth birthday.
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Dead bodies wrapped after the Houla massacre in Syria
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Sea lions are dying in northern Chile and Peru because of a break in the food chain.
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