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Sri Lanka toll revision grim sign of bombings force

Colombo - The dramatic revision of the death toll in Sri Lanka's Easter bombings, which has been cut by more than 100, is a grim indicator of the power of the deadly blasts.

Puerto Rico morgue overflowing with unclaimed bodies

San Juan - Puerto Rico's morgue is overflowing with unclaimed bodies, the result of budget cutbacks in the US territory since last year's devastating Hurricane Maria.

At Ankara morgue, anger mixes with horror over attack

Ankara - They came from all over Turkey to recover on Sunday what remained of their loved ones.

Bone by bone, Ukraine identifies its dead

Zaporizhzhya - Before the war, Oksana Biryukova's lab helped investigators connect criminals to crime scenes. Now her equipment is buzzing around the clock trying to identify the charred remains of Ukrainian soldiers.

Staff numb the horror as bodies pile up in Ukraine morgue

Donetsk - Like most staff at this east Ukrainian morgue, Olga Georgiyevna takes sedatives to numb the horror of seeing the bodies pile up. The ceasefire deal has done nothing to make her job easier.

Man admits to having sex with corpses while working in morgue

A man from Hamilton Co. , Ohio, who used to work in a morgue admitted that he had sex with female corpses, and he did it while he was at work.

Kenyan 'corpse' wakes up in the morgue

Nairobi - Morgue workers in Kenya were shocked and horrified when a 'corpse' "stirred" and started breathing a day after being declared dead.

Jimmy Savile's lone visits to morgue

Stoke Mandeville Hospital is investigating Jimmy Savile's lone visits to its morgue. The hospital, where Savile is alleged to have sexually assaulted children, is conducting a probe into concerns that he may have "interacted inappropriately" with corpses.

Video of Argentina's 'miracle baby,' alive after 12 hrs in morgue

Buenos Aires - A video showing Argentina's "miracle baby" found alive in the morgue after doctors had pronounced her dead at birth has been posted online. Doctors are baffled at how Luz Milagros Veron, born premature, survived 12 hours in a morgue refrigerator.

Smuggled caviar found in morgue freezer

Police in St. Petersburg have discovered a secret cache of hugely expensive caviar hidden inside a hospital morgue. Apparently it was intended for a hospital party.

Writers compete to have morgue named after them

Dundee - Ten of the world's top crime writers are competing to have a new morgue and research facility in Scotland named after them.

Man presumed dead, wakes in morgue

A grandfather in the town of Libode in the Transkei, South Africa, woke up in a morgue after his family presumed he was dead.

Morgue staff poses and photographs bodies

The families of several deceased persons have won the right to sue Morgue employees and a photographer for posing and photographing bodies.

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