death

Feel the Urn

The strange (and burgeoning) market of novelty urns By Joe Veix Rest assured that when you inevitably meet your demise, there will be plenty of ways to store your corpse: coffins, ornate urns and—if you’re extra-wealthy—enormous booby-trapped pyramids. And now, custom 3-D-printed heads. An Arlington, Vermont–based company called Cremation Solutions offers, among a number of more

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The Brunt of Climate Change

By Barbara Lewis PARIS, Dec 5 – Small islands affected by the rising sea levels also face the greatest risk of diseases linked to a warmer planet, health leaders said on Saturday, as 13 million medical professionals added to the calls for a global climate pact. Hundreds of thousands more people will die every year from heat

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Fate of Afghan Taliban Leader Remains Unclear

By Jibran Ahmed PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Dec 4 – Conflicting reports have deepened uncertainty surrounding the fate of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, after the insurgent Islamist group repeatedly denied he had been wounded in a gunfight after a dispute with other senior leaders. Several sources in the Taliban have said that Mansour, whose claim

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Former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Dies at 96

BERLIN (Nov. 10) Former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt died on Tuesday aged 96 and leaders from Europe and the United States praised him as an architect of international cooperation and post-war European integration. Schmidt was then-West Germany’s second centre-left government leader from 1974 to 1982, taking office at the height of the Cold War

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Prominent Iraqi Politician Ahmed Chalabi Dies of Heart Attack

BAGHDAD, Nov 3 (Reuters) Ahmed Chalabi, the smooth-talking Iraqi politician who played a role in persuading the United States to topple Saddam Hussein in 2003, died on Tuesday of a heart attack, state television and two parliamentarians said. Haitham Al Jabouri, secretary of parliament’s financial panel, which Chalabi had chaired, said attendants had found him dead in his

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Suicide bomber kills two militiamen in Yemen

Reuters 10/26/2015 ADEN, Yemen – A suspected al Qaeda suicide bomber killed two militiamen on Monday at a checkpoint in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, already beset by violence, a security source said. The bomber approached the militiamen as they were inspecting cars at a large intersection in the Mansoura district and detonated an

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