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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.
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.
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.
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.
A family of four has been found dead in a suburb of Pavlodar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kokpekty villagers talked about the homes they lost in the flood caused by a dam burst.
An entrepreneur from Astana Valikhan Sabilov is planning to build a private crematorium in the capital.
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.
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.
Police in Australia began digging up a rural property on Tuesday searching for what reports said were "multiple babies" in secret graves.
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.
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.
Creation of an electronic donor database is suggested as one of the major steps in developing deceased organ donation in Kazakhstan.
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.
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.
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.
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