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$1 Million Lottery Winner Poisoned

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say the winner of a $1 million lottery jackpot was poisoned last year before he could receive his award money. Authorities this week determined that Urooj Khan ingested a lethal dose of cyanide. Cook County Medical Examiner Stephen Cina said a relative had asked authorities to further look into his death after initial […]

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London Police: Nurse in Royal Prank Found Hanged

Posted December 13th, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A London police officer has testified the nurse at a hospital treating Prince William’s pregnant wife earlier this month was found hanged in her room three days after being duped by a hoax from an Australian radio station. The officer told the Westminster Coroner’s Court Thursday that nurse Jacintha Saldanha also left three notes before […]

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British Police: Exiled Russian Tied to Magnitsky Case Died Mysteriously

Posted November 28th, 2012 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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British authorities say a Russian businessman linked to a high-profile Russian corruption scandal has died under mysterious circumstances. Local police tell VOA that they are treating the death of Alexander Perepilichnaya as unexplained. They are awaiting results of toxicology tests and a second autopsy. The 44-year-old Perepilichnaya collapsed and died outside his mansion south of […]

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Strikers Say Police Kill Another Miner in S.Africa

Posted October 5th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say a South African mineworker has died after police used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse a protest in the northwestern town of Rustenburg. Activists and fellow miners said the worker was shot by police outside the Anglo American Platinum mine Thursday night before during a clash between protesters and police. Some activists […]

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Ethiopia’s Meles Remembered For Development, Abuses

Posted August 21st, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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World leaders are paying tribute to Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died late Monday after more than 20 years in power. In a statement Tuesday, United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said Mr. Meles will be remembered for “exceptional leadership” on African issues and overseeing his country’s economic growth. U.S. President Barack Obama said Mr. […]

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Ethiopia’s Meles Remembered For Development, Abuses

Posted August 21st, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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World leaders are paying tribute to Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died late Monday after more than 20 years in power. In a statement Tuesday, United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said Meles will be remembered for “exceptional leadership” on African issues and overseeing his country’s economic growth. U.S. President Barack Obama said Meles deserves […]

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US State Set to Execute Murderer Who Claims Mental Disability

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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The Supreme Court ruled in 2002 that it is unconstitutional to execute people who are mentally retarded, saying those defendants “face a special risk of wrongful execution.” The decision left it up to individual states to decide what level of proof defendants must show of their mental capacity. The 52-year-old Hill will also be the […]

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Georgia Set to Execute Murderer Who Claims Mental Disability

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. state of Georgia is scheduled to put to death a convicted murderer, whom rights groups and a United Nations official say should be spared execution because he is mentally disabled. Warren Hill is set to die Monday for the 1990 murder of a fellow inmate. Already in prison for life in connection with […]

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US Offers $1 Million In Death of Border Agent

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities are offering up to $1 million for information about the killing of a border patrol agent in 2010. Authorities made a rare disclosure in the case Monday, releasing the names of four suspects in the shooting of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. A fifth suspect was arrested at the scene of the […]

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Coroner: Dingo Killed Australian Baby in 1980 Case

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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A coroner has determined that a wild dingo dog was responsible for the death of an infant in Australia’s outback 32 years ago, confirming the parents’ version of events and ending an emotional case that attracted global attention. Nine-week-old Azaria Chamberlain disappeared from her family’s tent in the Australian desert in 1980. Her parents have […]

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