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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 ...

Four dead in protests for caste benefits in northern India

Feb 20, 2016

Four dead in protests for caste benefits in northern India

Hundreds of army and paramilitary soldiers on Saturday tried to quell protests by angry mobs demanding government benefits in a northern Indian state, with at least four people killed in clashes between security forces and protesters, officials said. The violence raged for a second straight ...

100 deaths now laid to faulty GM ignition switch

May 12, 2015

100 deaths now laid to faulty GM ignition switch

The death toll from crashes caused by faulty ignition switches in 2.6 million older General Motors small cars has reached 100. The number was updated Monday by attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims. It's the first acknowledgement by the company ...

Golf course where boys drowned had hole in fence

Feb 18, 2015

Golf course where boys drowned had hole in fence

Police are investigating a golf course in Kani, Gifu Prefecture, where two boys drowned in a pond earlier this week, and nearby residents say there was a hole in the facility's fence, raising suspicions that its operator was lax about safety. Ryuto Yonezawa and Riku ...