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Elephant tramples safari tourists to death

Two tourists have been trampled to death by an elephant after they got too close to the animal while taking pictures. Police in Zambia said the holidaymakers were killed on Saturday while on safari. “A lady from Belgium aged 57 and a 64-year-old man from the...
'Black Widow' gets death for cyanide murders

'Black Widow' gets death for cyanide murders

A former millionairess known as Japan’s “Black Widow” has been sentenced to death by hanging. Chisako Kakehi, 70, made her elderly lovers drink cyanide before claiming millions of pounds from their life insurance policies and inheritance. She was...
China anger after doctor sued over smoker's death

China anger after doctor sued over smoker's death

China anger after doctor sued over smoker’s death By Kerry Allen BBC Monitoring 6 November 2017 From the section China Image copyright BEIJING NEWS Image caption Dr Yang (R) has been fined for his alleged role in Mr Feng’s (L) death after telling him not...
Briton faces death penalty over painkillers

Briton faces death penalty over painkillers

A British woman detained after flying into Egypt with painkillers for her husband’s bad back has been told she could face the death penalty for drug trafficking. Laura Plummer was arrested on 9 October after the authorities found she was carrying prescription...

Medium steamed to death as wok ritual goes wrong

A Malaysian Taoist medium has died after a “human steaming” ritual went wrong as he sat on top of a bubbling wok and was covered with a giant metal lid. Lim Ba, 68, suffered a heart attack and burns during the elaborate ceremony performed during the Nine Emperor Gods...
Thai king set for five-day funeral year after death

Thai king set for five-day funeral year after death

Thailand is preparing to bid farewell to the country’s revered former ruler, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, more than a year after he died. About a quarter of a million people are expected to attend the elaborate five-day funeral in Bangkok, which begins on Wednesday....
Mogadishu truck bombing death toll jumps to 358

Mogadishu truck bombing death toll jumps to 358

Mogadishu truck bombing death toll jumps to 358 20 October 2017 From the section Africa Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBulldozers clear the site of the Mogadishu truck bomb The death toll from last Saturday’s huge truck bombing in the...
Notorious UK jihadist ended up in IS death camp

Notorious UK jihadist ended up in IS death camp

He was one of four jihadists that the UK placed on a UN sanctions list, now the only trace of Abu Sa’eed al Britani is his name on a prison wall in an Islamic State death camp. It is evidence he fell-foul of the violent group he once glorified. Born in High...
Death toll in Portugal wildfires reaches 41

Death toll in Portugal wildfires reaches 41

At least 41 people have died in Portugal, where firefighters are slowly gaining control over the 15 major blazes. The fires, which have ripped through the centre and north of the country, have been brought under control with the help of overnight rain and lighter...

Remains found in crocodile after woman's death

Human remains have been found inside a 14ft-long crocodile believed to have killed an elderly woman. Anne Cameron, who suffered from dementia, wandered away from her care home last week in the tourist town of Port Douglas in the Australian state of Queensland. Her...
Death toll rises to 40 in California fires

Death toll rises to 40 in California fires

Forty people are now dead in what have become the deadliest and most destructive fires in California’s history. The fires have consumed nearly 214,000 acres north of San Francisco, with the state’s governor Jerry Brown describing the scene as a...
California wildfires: Death toll climbs to 29

California wildfires: Death toll climbs to 29

California wildfires: Death toll climbs to 29 13 October 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright AFP Image caption Fire crews battled to stop flames reaching this vineyard in Santa Rosa The number of people confirmed dead in wildfires sweeping northern...
Kim Jong-nam death: Murder trial begins in Malaysia

Kim Jong-nam death: Murder trial begins in Malaysia

Kim Jong-nam death: Murder trial begins in Malaysia 2 October 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Reuters Image caption Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong (left) and Indonesian Siti Aisyah (right) are accused of killing Mr Kim The trial of two women accused of murdering...

At least one stabbed to death in Marseille

At least one person has been stabbed to death and another seriously wounded after a man attacked people with a knife at Marseille train station. A police source said the attacker killed one man on a platform and seriously injured another person. Police confirmed that...
Bank chief sentenced to death for fraud

Bank chief sentenced to death for fraud

Vietnam fraud trial: Death penalty for ex-head of OceanBank 29 September 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright VIETNAM NEWS AGENCY/AFP Image caption Nguyen Xuan Son was sentenced to death at the People’s Court in Hanoi The former head of a major Vietnamese...

Death Wish coffee recall over botulism concerns

New York firm Death Wish Coffee has recalled a cold coffee range after tests showed there was potential for the drink to contain a deadly toxin. Specialist tests showed there was a “remote” chance, the company said, that its production process for the...
At least 220 dead as Mexico death toll rises

At least 220 dead as Mexico death toll rises

Rescue teams in Mexico are working round the clock to search for survivors of a devastating earthquake, with the number killed expected to top 220. Authorities fear that the death toll from the 7.1 scale quake may yet rise as volunteers and professional teams comb...
Death toll from Irma rises in the Caribbean

Death toll from Irma rises in the Caribbean

Hurricane Irma may now be weakening, but the former category five storm has left a clear trail of death and devastation in her wake. Dozens of people have been killed after Irma raged westward from Antigua to Cuba, destroying several small islands. Homes were...
Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises to 90

Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises to 90

Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises to 90 10 September 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Image copyright AFP Image caption Some properties in the state of Oaxaca have been reduced to rubble At least 90 people have died in Thursday’s 8.1...
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