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Two people dead as man falls from seventh floor before ABBA tribute concert in Sweden

Two people have died after a man fell from the seventh floor of a concert hall in Sweden which was about to host an ABBA tribute event. Police said an 80-year-old man died at the scene when he fell and landed in the foyer of the Uppsala Konsert & Kongress near Stockholm. He landed on […]

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To feed the dead, you first need pan de muerto – The Denver Post

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Over the past week, Elizabeth Hernández has turned La Patrona Bakery into a frenetic pan de muerto operation, making dozens of round loaves topped with bony fingers. This bread of the dead — similar in texture to challah and sprinkled with sugar or sesame seeds — is a staple of the Mexican […]

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SH1 closed: One dead following crash on Kapiti Coast, another seriously injured

A person has died following a two-car crash that closed State Highway 1 on the Kapiti Coast tonight. Emergency services responded to the crash on SH1, near the intersection with Te Hapua Road. Police were notified of the crash about 7.50pm. The sole occupant of one vehicle died at the scene. The driver of the […]

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Two people reported dead in Czech Republic train crash

Two people are reported to have been killed in a train crash in the Czech Republic. According to Czech news agency CTK, seven people are also in a critical condition following the collision between two passenger trains in the southwestern part of the country. The emergency services said “dozens” of other people had suffered injuries […]

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Tragedy as 4-year-old boy found dead in toy box hours after grandmother reported him missing

A 4-year-old boy has been found dead in his toy box just hours after his grandmother reported him missing. Kache Wallis’ family raised the alarm when the Utah pre-schooler went missing on July 25 after his grandmother couldn’t find him in his room or anywhere in the house. His grandmother had tucked him in to […]

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‘They Thought I Was Dead’: Haitian President’s Widow Recounts Assassination

MIAMI — With her elbow shattered by gunfire and her mouth full of blood, the first lady of Haiti lay on the floor beside her bed, unable to breathe, as the assassins stormed the room. “The only thing that I saw before they killed him were their boots,” Martine Moïse said of the moment her […]

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One dead in crash near Puhoi, motorists warned to expect long delays

One person has died and two have been injured in a serious crash on State Highway 1 near Puhoi, north of Auckland. Emergency services responded to a crash involving a truck and vehicle near Mahurangi West Rd just before 10am today. The sole occupant in one of the three vehicles involved died at the scene. […]

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Two dead after SH1 crash at Karapiro, motorists warned to delay journey

Two people are dead after an early morning crash involving a car and truck south of Cambridge. A stretch of State Highway 1 is closed between Karapiro Rd and SH29 following the crash, which happened around 1.40am. Police said two occupants of the car died at the scene. Police said the closure was to allow […]

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At least 15 dead and hundreds of homes destroyed after volcanic eruption in DR Congo

At least 15 people are dead and more than 500 homes destroyed by a volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mount Nyiragongo erupted on Saturday night, sending about 5,000 people fleeing from the city of Goma across the border into Rwanda. Another 25,000 people headed northwest to Sake, in the province of North […]

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Sabine Schmitz dead: Top Gear star and ‘Queen of the Nürburgring’ racing driver dies, aged 51

Racing driver and Top Gear star Sabine Schmitz has died, aged 51. The German, widely known as the “Queen of the Nürburgring”, had suffered a long illness with cancer. A statement issued by the famous German racetrack said: “The Nürburgring has lost its most famous female racing driver. “Sabine Schmitz passed away far too early […]