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Paulo Malhaes. Photo courtesy of abi.org.br
Retired Brazil colonel who admitted torture found dead

A retired Brazilian colonel who last month admitted carrying out torture during the country's 1964-1985 military dictatorship has been found dead following a break-in at his suburban Rio home, police said Friday.

Retired Brazil colonel who admitted torture found dead
Race to recover bodies from Korea ferry as storms loom
Race to recover bodies from Korea ferry as storms loom

Dive teams raced Friday to pull more than 100 bodies from a sunken South Korean ferry as storm clouds loomed and the victims' families angrily pressed officials to wrap up the recovery effort.

Race to recover bodies from Korea ferry as storms loom
Three foreigners dead at Kabul hospital as guard opens fire
Three foreigners dead at Kabul hospital as guard opens fire

A guard at a Kabul hospital run by a US charity opened fire on staff Thursday, killing three foreigners including a doctor, in the latest attack targeting international civilians in the Afghan capital.

Three foreigners dead at Kabul hospital as guard opens fire
Megan Huntsman is shown in this booking photo provided by the Pleasant Grove County Jail in Pleasant Grove, Utah. ©Reuters/Pleasant Grove County Jail
Seven babies found dead in Utah home

Utah police responded to a tip that led to a grim discovery over the weekend, with seven dead infants found at their mother's home.

Seven babies found dead in Utah home
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Family of four found dead in Pavlodar suburbs

A family of four has been found dead in a suburb of Pavlodar.

Family of four found dead in Pavlodar suburbs
Sophie Collombet. Photo courtesy of brisbanetimes.com.au
Australian charged with murder of young French woman

A young Australian man appeared in a Brisbane court on Wednesday charged with the rape and murder of 21-year-old French student Sophie Collombet, reports said.

Australian charged with murder of young French woman
Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill 79 in Nigeria
Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill 79 in Nigeria

The death toll in an attack by Fulani herdsmen on a village in northern Nigeria's Zamfara State rose to 79 from 30, a governor spokesman said.

Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill 79 in Nigeria
Two female Western journalists shot in Afghanistan, one dead: police
Two female Western journalists shot in Afghanistan, one dead: police

A female Western journalist was shot dead and another wounded in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost on Friday, on the eve of the country's presidential election, police said.

Two female Western journalists shot in Afghanistan, one dead: police
Wickham Park in Brisbane. Photo courtesy of brisbanetimes.com.au
Frenchwoman latest foreign student murdered in Brisbane

A Frenchwoman has become the fourth foreign student to be brutally murdered in the Australian city of Brisbane in almost as many months, police said Wednesday.

Frenchwoman latest foreign student murdered in Brisbane
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Flood victims give account of disaster in Karaganda Oblast

Kokpekty villagers talked about the homes they lost in the flood caused by a dam burst.

Flood victims give account of disaster in Karaganda Oblast
Astana may soon have its first crematorium

An entrepreneur from Astana Valikhan Sabilov is planning to build a private crematorium in the capital.

Astana may soon have its first crematorium
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Six dead, one missing in S. Korea fishing boat fire

Six people died after jumping off a fishing boat that caught fire off a South Korean island on Monday, with efforts underway to rescue its missing captain, the coastguard said.

Six dead, one missing in S. Korea fishing boat fire
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China hit by new flood of dead pigs in river

Chinese authorities have found 157 dead pigs in a river, state media said Wednesday, a year after 16,000 carcasses were discovered in Shanghai's main waterway, underscoring the country's food safety problems.

China hit by new flood of dead pigs in river
Australian police dig for 'multiple' baby graves at rural home
Australian police dig for 'multiple' baby graves at rural home

Police in Australia began digging up a rural property on Tuesday searching for what reports said were "multiple babies" in secret graves.

Australian police dig for 'multiple' baby graves at rural home
Musician Mick Jagger and designer L'Wren Scott. ©Reuters/Carlo Allegri
Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott found dead in New York

L'Wren Scott, American fashion designer to the stars and long-time girlfriend of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, was found dead at her New York apartment.

Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott found dead in New York
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Five babies a day left at Chinese city's 'baby hatch'

More than 260 unwanted children, most of them babies, have been abandoned in a Chinese "safe haven" in just over six weeks -- more than five a day -- since it opened in late January.

Five babies a day left at Chinese city's 'baby hatch'
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Deceased organ donation: integrated database for Kazakhstan

Creation of an electronic donor database is suggested as one of the major steps in developing deceased organ donation in Kazakhstan.

Deceased organ donation: integrated database for Kazakhstan
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Sri Lanka family finds mass grave in garden

A Sri Lankan family has stumbled upon the remains of at least nine bodies buried in the garden of their home, police said Saturday, the latest mass grave to be discovered in the country's former war zone.

Sri Lanka family finds mass grave in garden
A police officer stops a man and a young boy riding on a bike near a site where homicide experts are recovering bodies buried in a mass grave in Tlajomulco de Zuniga. ©Reuters/Alejandro Acosta
17 bodies dumped in Mexico mass grave

Mexican authorities discovered at least 17 bodies dumped in an unmarked grave outside the western city of Guadalajara after arresting a suspected drug trafficker, a state prosecutor said Friday.

17 bodies dumped in Mexico mass grave
Police, protesters wage 'war' in deadly Kiev clashes
Police, protesters wage 'war' in deadly Kiev clashes

Riot police launched a fresh assault on protesters in central Kiev early Wednesday, escalating a bloody standoff that has already left at least 18 people dead in a dramatic turning point for Ukraine's three-month political crisis.

Police, protesters wage 'war' in deadly Kiev clashes