Mar 19, 2015

Singapore probes hoax on Lee Kuan Yew's death

The Singapore government Wednesday quashed rumors that ailing former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew had died and asked police to investigate a “doctored” statement on his passing. The 91-year-old Asian statesman is in critical condition at a government hospital six weeks after being confined ...

Now someone can manage your Facebook account after you die

Feb 13, 2015

Now someone can manage your Facebook account after you die

Facebook is making it easier to plan for your online afterlife. The world’s biggest online social network said Thursday that it will now let users pick someone who can manage their account after they die. Previously, the accounts were “memorialized” after death, or locked ...

Police investigated in case of dead Argentine prosecutor

Jan 24, 2015

Police investigated in case of dead Argentine prosecutor

The 10 police officers assigned to protect a federal prosecutor who accused President Cristina Fernandez of shielding Iranians accused in an Argentine terrorist bombing are being investigated for their actions on the day the prosecutor was found shot to death. The officers, along with ...

Jan 15, 2015

Dead U.S. soldier did not have Ebola: military

A U.S. soldier found dead at his home in Texas after returning from duty in West Africa was not carrying the Ebola virus, the U.S military said Wednesday. Medical officials confirmed “that the more conclusive PCR Assay test results are negative for the presence ...

Jan 5, 2015

Roads are safer, with fewer deaths in 2014

There were 4,113 deaths from traffic accidents in Japan in 2014, the third lowest officials began compiling comparable records in 1948, National Police Agency data showed Monday. The figure was down 260, or 5.9 percent, from the year before, and fell for the 14th ...

Oct 30, 2014

Frenchman dies after downing 56 shots

French police opened an investigation on Wednesday following the death of a man in his 50s after he downed 56 shots during a drinking competition. The man, who was not named, was attempting to beat the previous record of 55 shots in a bar ...