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Why do 'non-lethal' weapons maim and kill protesters?

Nicosia - Riot police from Beirut and Baghdad to Hong Kong and Minsk often use so-called "non-lethal" weapons for crowd control -- so why do protesters keep dying and being maimed?

'Murder attempt': Lebanon protest wounds add to blast woes

Beirut - Firas and Zeina survived Beirut's port explosion unscathed but still sustained severe injuries -- not in the disaster itself but in the heavy-handed crackdown on the street protests that followed.

New Zealand volcano disaster victims to sue cruise ship firm

Sydney - Survivors of last year's New Zealand volcano eruption are planning to sue cruise ship company Royal Caribbean for failing to warn of the risks involved in touring the area, lawyers said Monday.

Ozzy Osbourne postpones 2019 tour due to illness and injury

On April 4, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ozzy Osbourne announced that he is postponing all of his remaining tour dates for 2019.

Partly blinded in French demos, protesters seek justice

Paris - AFP has interviewed more than a dozen people who say they were blinded in one eye by rubber bullets or other projectiles fired by police during the recent months of "yellow vest" protests in France.

Macron under fire for lecturing elderly woman hurt at protest

Nice - France's Emmanuel Macron drew fire Monday after criticising an elderly "yellow vest" protester who was badly injured during a demonstration in Nice at the weekend.

Macron under fire for lecturing elderly woman hurt at protest

Nice - France's Emmanuel Macron drew fire Monday after criticising an elderly "yellow vest" protester who was badly injured during a demonstration in Nice at the weekend.

CDC to study electric scooter accidents for the first time

Austin - Electric scooters are becoming increasingly popular, especially with millennials. This popularity runs in tandem with an increase in scooter-related accidents. The U.S. CDC is to study accident patterns for the first time.

Ford recalls 1.5 million F-159 pickups in North America

Ford Motors is recalling 1.5 million F-150 pickups in North America because the transmissions can suddenly downshift into first gear.

Demonstrator loses hand at Paris 'yellow vest' march

Paris - A "yellow vest" demonstrator lost his hand Saturday during clashes outside the main parliament building in Paris, witnesses told AFP, during a 13th weekend of anti-government protests across France.

Breakthrough treatment helps paralysed patients walk

Apo - A breakthrough treatment involving electrical stimulation of the spine has enabled paralysed patients to walk again, apparently reactivating nerve connections and providing hope for people even years after accidents.

Ryder Cup fan blinded by tee shot takes legal action against organisers

Paris - A Frenchwoman blinded in one eye after being hit by a wayward tee shot at the Ryder Cup is taking legal action against the event's organisers, she said Tuesday.

Ed Sheeran Asia tour dates in doubt after cycling injury

London - Award-winning British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran said Monday that some upcoming shows could be cancelled after he suffered a cycling accident, posting an image of his arm in a cast and a sling.

Little league football linked to mood problems later: study

Paris - Taking up American football before the age of 12 may have an impact on behaviour and mood much later in life, a study of former players said Tuesday.

Cause of US student's brain injury in N.Korea still unknown: doctors

Washington - Doctors treating Otto Warmbier, the comatose US student released from North Korean detention this week, said Thursday the 22-year-old had suffered extensive brain damage, the cause of which remains unknown.

Warning that concussion affects driving months later

Atlanta - After a person experiences mild concussion the effects slowly ebb away and the affected person returns to their normal routine. Things may not completely go back to normal, however, and medics have issues a new warning about driving.

Interview: Country star Granger Smith talks injury, family, grace Special

Country singer Granger Smith chatted with Digital Journal about his recent rib injury and punctured lung, and the success of his latest single "If The Boot Fits."

Hair straighteners called out as child safety risk

Hair straighteners pose a risk to children in relation to burns and the number of incidences are increasing, according to an investigation by a British charity.

30 military cadets hurt in West Point pillow fight

West Point - Thirty cadets who just completed their first-year summer training at the prestigious US Military Academy at West Point were injured when an annual pillow fight tradition turned bloody, The New York Times reported.

Pacquiao not fighting this year

Former WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has confirmed that he won't be fighting this year contrary to earlier reports that he is looking at the possibility of a tune-up fight before the end of the year.

Five people injured in chlorine leak at Apple data centre

A reported leak of chlorine gas at Apple's data centre in North Carolina has injured five people and led to evacuation by hazardous materials specialists. The cause of the incident is unknown and the workers were taken to hospital.

Silicon Valley exec Dave Goldberg died from a tragic gym accident

It has been revealed that high-ranking Silicon Valley executive Dave Goldberg died whilst exercising at the gym in a tragic accident as he ran on a treadmill. He was found dead beside the equipment at a holiday resort in Mexico last Friday.

Man hit by 100-kg chunk of ice while walking along street

A 56-year-old man was sent to hospital with a concussion late Tuesday afternoon after a 100kg chunk of ice landed on his head in downtown Ottawa as he walked along the pavement, leaving him in serious condition.

#thedress web sensation becomes powerful Salvation Army campaign

The furious Internet debate late last month around the perceived colour of a dress is now being used by charity the Salvation Army in a powerful new campaign about violence against women, saying "Why is it so hard to see black and blue?"

Louisiana teen accused of knocking school bus driver unconscious

An unruly Louisiana teen has been charged with assault after knocking a school bus driver unconscious, leading to another teen on the bus stepping in to bring the vehicle to a halt.

SUV falls 60 feet from bridge; lands upright with passengers safe

An SUV fell over 60 feet from the Hackensack River bridge after avoiding another vehicle and hitting a snowdrift. Two occupants have survived with only minor injuries as the car landed upright below the bridge.

Man uses hand to unblock live lawnmower, nearly loses fingers

A man who nearly lost his fingers after using his hand to unblock his stalled lawnmower has described the "moment of madness" that followed.

Cartilage cells can 'sense' injury

Researchers are examining how human cartilage senses mechanical strain at the cellular level. It seems that a pair of channels that work together to cause cartilage cells to die off in droves. New research suggests that this mechanism can be blocked.

The Australians make some pretty weird travel insurance claims

A new report has shown how Australian insurance companies have been seeing an increase in the number of extraordinary claims made by travellers in recent years as Australians begin visiting new areas.

Guide writer for surviving bull attacks survives being gored

Author Bill Hillmann wrote a section in the book “How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona” and has now lived up to his hype by surviving a brutal bull attack.
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