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Bravery, loss and hope: Life after Taiwan waterpark tragedy

Taipei - Huang Po-wei trains five times a week with a coach, crunching out 300 sit-ups and pulling on weights -- all in anticipation of the day when he can strap on a new pair of legs.

Victims from around the world in Brussels attacks

Brussels - A total of 32 people, many of them foreign nationals, were killed in the airport and metro bombings that struck Brussels on March 22.

Relatives' agonising wait to identify Brussels dead

Brussels - Forensic experts were on Thursday still going through the grisly and complex process of identifying victims of the Brussels bomb attacks, as families of those missing endured an agonising wait, their hopes fading by the hour.

Peruvian mum of twins, Belgian law student among Brussels dead

Brussels - They came from Peru, Morocco, North America and Europe, and their lives -- whether as a mother, civil servant, student or missionary -- were just as diverse.

Hollande meets Paris attack victims after suspect captured

Paris - French President Francois Hollande held his first formal meeting with victims of the November 13 attacks in Paris on Monday, three days after Belgian police captured key suspect Salah Abdeslam.

Victims of Paris attacks glad Abdeslam was captured alive

Paris - Victims of the November jihadist attacks in Paris and their relatives have expressed relief over the arrest of top fugitive Salah Abdeslam, saying they were glad he was captured alive to face justice.

Relatives of attack victims back FBI in fight against Apple

Los Angeles - Relatives of some of the victims of the San Bernardino attack backed the FBI's bid to force Apple to unlock an iPhone used by one of the assailants.

Tragic tales of loss in Taiwan as search for quake survivors ends

Taipei - As rescuers in Taiwan said they had retrieved all the missing from the ruins of a building felled by an earthquake, a tragic picture emerged of the cross-section of society killed in the disaster.

Hollande calls for display of French flags on day of mourning

Paris - President Francois Hollande on Wednesday called on French citizens to deck their homes with the national flag during a day of mourning later this week for victims of the Paris attacks.

New video shows carnage outside Paris attacks bar

Paris - As pools of blood seep between overturned tables, the only sound shattering the eerie silence of the Paris street is the voice of the man filming the scene, who can only exclaim the words "Jesus Christ.

Paris attacks: cut down in the prime of life

Paris - The victims of the Paris attacks on Friday were cut down in the prime of life, leaving behind pregnant wives, promising careers and friends -- that some died trying to protect.

Young, happy, innocent — the Paris attack victims

Paris - The carnage of the Paris attacks on Friday night cut down journalists, lawyers, students, parents of small children -- people from all walks of life from more than a dozen countries around the world.

Up to 30 bodies of Paris victims yet to be identified: PM

Paris - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Sunday that 103 bodies had been identified from Friday's attacks in Paris, with 20 to 30 more still awaiting identification.

Foreign victims of Paris bloodbath

Paris - Several foreigners have been identified among the victims of Friday's attacks in Paris, which left at least 129 dead and more than 350 injured.

Teen activists, future MPs swept away in Ankara attack

Istanbul - They came from different backgrounds but died together -- the victims of the bombings in Ankara that killed 95 people ranged from teenage activists and a nine-year-old boy to candidates for parliament and a 70-year-old grandmother.

Turkish doctor pictured holding dead friend survives attack

Istanbul - A young Turkish doctor who was pictured holding the hand of her friend in the aftermath of the suicide bombing on the Syrian border has survived her injuries and been transported to Istanbul for treatment, the Hurriyet daily said Wednesday.

The victims fighting to survive after Taiwan water park inferno

Taipei - Almost three weeks after a fireball engulfed hundreds of young partygoers in Taiwan, the death toll continues to rise with agonising slowness as parents keep vigil at their children's bedsides, willing those who survived to stay alive.

Two MH17 victims' remains 'unlikely' to be found: Dutch minister

Den Haag - Chances of finding human remains of the last two victims of last year's MH17 air crash in Ukraine were "unlikely", Dutch Justice Minister Ard van der Steur said Tuesday.

The monster speaks — Boston Marathon bomber says he's sorry

Boston - Surviving marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized to the people of Boston yesterday for his role in the 2013 attack that left four dead, hundreds maimed and shocked an entire nation.

Med shipwreck survivors describe terror on dry land

Catania - People smugglers responsible for the Mediterranean's worst disaster in decades beat several migrants to death and executed at least one minor before the boat left Libya with more than 750 people aboard, survivors have told investigators.

Trial of surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect wraps up

Boston - Lawyers for admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev again admitted Monday that the 21-year-old Chechen immigrant planted one of the pressure-cooker bombs that killed three and injured 260 near the finish line of the prestigious race in 2013.

Air crash victims' hometown 'angry', 'shocked' by new findings

Frankfurt - The town and school of the 16 students who died in a plane disaster in the French Alps said they were shocked by the news that the co-pilot may have deliberately crashed the jet.

Victims of Germanwings Alps crash

Paris - Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 that crashed with no survivors in the French Alps on Tuesday was carrying 144 passengers and six crew from more than a dozen countries.

#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?"

Filmmaker and Jewish community activist, victims of Denmark attacks

Copenhage - Gunshots rang out on the normally peaceful streets of Copenhagen this weekend killing two Danes -- a documentary filmmaker and a well-loved member of the Jewish community.

U.S. intervention is worsening Syria's conflict and helping ISIS Special

Damascus - U.S. President Barack Obama has called for more forceful intervention in the Syrian conflict — but groups on the ground say that America's misguided actions aren't just not helping — they're making things worse.

Michel, Lassana and Ahmed — France's ordinary heroes

Paris - The manager at a printing shop who hid his employee from hostage-takers, a Muslim who rescued Jews, a policeman whose death was broadcast worldwide -- these were three of the ordinary heroes caught up in France's twin terrorist attacks this week.

Victims of Colombia's armed conflict testify

Havana - Victims of the decades-old conflict pitting FARC rebels against government forces testified at peace talks Saturday, pushing for "truth" to form the foundation of any accord.

Plane carrying MH17 bodies leaves Ukraine for Netherlands

Kharkiv - The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Wednesday left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands following a sombre ceremony, an AFP journalist at the scene said.

Rebels return 80 fewer bodies than promised from MH17, experts say

Donetsk - International monitors on Tuesday said body parts still lay scattered at eastern Ukraine's unsecured crash site of downed flight MH17, as Dutch experts said they were given 80 fewer corpses than promised by the rebels.
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