Three bodies found in Gifu home

/ Nov 18, 2016

Three bodies found in Gifu home

Three bodies have been found in a home in Gifu, with the cause of death suspected to be illness or starvation, police said Friday. Of the three, a man and a woman discovered in the same room appeared to have died more than a month ...

Global migrant deaths up 20 percent: IOM

Oct 28, 2016

Global migrant deaths up 20 percent: IOM

Migrant deaths worldwide this year have surged above 5,200 — a 20 percent increase from 2015 — driven by record fatalities in the Mediterranean, the International Organization for Migration said Friday. In total, 5,238 people have perished since January 1, or 951 more than at ...

May 21, 2016

73 dead, scores missing in weeklong Sri Lanka storms

Sri Lanka's government has raised the death toll from landslides and heavy flooding around the island nation to 73, as soldiers continue searching for scores of people missing since deadly landslides struck hill country several days ago. In the capital, Colombo, and its suburbs, thousands ...

Bereaved father finds solace in figurine of daughter

/ May 10, 2016

Bereaved father finds solace in figurine of daughter

A father's grief over the loss of his daughter has spawned a new industry: figurines of deceased relatives made with 3-D printing. The work of an Osaka-based printing company, the models are already proving popular and are helping families recover from bereavement. A plaster figure of ...