Death http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24331/all en Former US lawmaker Giffords launches gun control initiative http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/former-us-lawmaker-giffords-launches-gun-control-initiative <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Wounded Arizona ex-lawmaker says "enough"</p> <p>* Group seeks "common-sense" solutions to curb violence</p> <p>* Giffords initiative aims to raise funds, challenge NRA</p> <p>By Susan Heavey</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative<br /> Gabrielle Giffords, who was severely wounded two years ago in an<br /> Arizona shooting, is launching a group aimed at curbing gun<br /> violence and raising enough money to challenge the well-funded<br /> gun lobby.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/former-us-lawmaker-giffords-launches-gun-control-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arizona Armed Attack Business Contact Details Death Family Relation Gabrielle Giffords Gabrielle Giffords Gun control Gun politics Murder Person Career Person Relation Quotation School shooting Technology Tucson shooting Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:45:23 +0000 5731605 at http://www.globalpost.com Terminally ill woman loses first Irish right-to-die case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/terminally-ill-woman-loses-first-irish-right-die-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBLIN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - An Irish woman who is terminally ill with multiple sclerosis lost her battle for the lawful right to die in the first case of its kind to be brought in Ireland, Dublin's High Court said on Thursday.</p> <p>Marie Fleming, a 59-year-old former university lecturer who is completely paralysed, made an impassioned plea last month to establish her partner's legal right to help her die, an act that is illegal in mainly Roman Catholic Ireland.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/terminally-ill-woman-loses-first-irish-right-die-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Death Ethics Euthanasia Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:00:46 +0000 5732569 at http://www.globalpost.com Blood on the tracks at Malaysia's first 'zombie run' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/blood-the-tracks-at-malaysias-first-zombie-run <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Malaysians smeared with fake blood roamed a jungle range on the outskirts of the capital Kuala Lumpur Saturday in the Southeast Asian's country's first "zombie run".</p> <p>One woman had an arrow in her hair made to look as if had pierced her skull while many others were wearing blood-smeared and torn t-shirts.</p> <p>Organisers for the Zombie Run Malaysia 2013 said on their Facebook page that 150 "zombies" -- volunteers with ghoulish make-up and costumes -- were expected to chase 1,000 runners past broken walls and abandoned huts in the jungle patch.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/blood-the-tracks-at-malaysias-first-zombie-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Death Horror fiction Undead AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 08:45:26 +0000 5743881 at http://www.globalpost.com Revealed: Mummified heart of Richard the Lionheart http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/revealed-mummified-heart-richard-the-lionheart <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Forensic scientists on Thursday announced they had delved into the embalmed heart of Richard the Lionheart, finding chemical evidence that the remains of England's Crusader king were handled with holy reverence.</p> <p>Reduced to dust by eight centuries, the heart of the legendary warrior was analysed by modern lab technology.</p> <p>It indicates that the organ was treated with the veneration reserved for a Christian relic, said Philippe Charlier of the Raymond Poincare University Hospital in Garches, near Paris.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/revealed-mummified-heart-richard-the-lionheart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Culture Death Death customs Human Interest Religion Technology AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:17:03 +0000 5769742 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia 'concerned' over US report adopted boy died accidentally http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/russia-concerned-over-us-report-adopted-boy-died-accidentally <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia on Saturday expressed concern over a US coroner's report that said an adopted Russian boy died in Texas accidentally, clearing his US parents of wrongdoing.</p> <p>Moscow learned of the coroner's findings that the death of Max Shatto (born Maxim Kuzmin) death was an accident "with concern," the foreign ministry's rights representative Konstantin Dolgov said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/russia-concerned-over-us-report-adopted-boy-died-accidentally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autopsy Death Dolgov AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 11:00:31 +0000 5771611 at http://www.globalpost.com Philippine mortician offers to embalm Chavez http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/philippine-mortician-offers-embalm-chavez <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Philippine mortician famous for putting dead dictator Ferdinand Marcos into a glass display case offered his services Friday to the deceased Hugo Chavez, whom Venezuela wants embalmed "like Lenin".</p> <p>Manila-based embalmer to the stars Frank Malabed stressed experts must act quickly if they wanted to successfully preserve the Venezuelan president, who died on Tuesday from cancer.</p> <p>"I have not been contacted for it but I am always expecting a call. I will process anyone, anywhere," Malabed, 62, told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/philippine-mortician-offers-embalm-chavez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Culture Death Frank Malabed Human Interest Politics Undertaking AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 05:31:59 +0000 5776849 at http://www.globalpost.com Need to embalm a world leader? Call Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/need-embalm-world-leader-call-russia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>It's a process described as "not a pretty sight" that involves the extraction of all the blood from a corpse. But if Venezuela needs help embalming Hugo Chavez then Russia has expertise stretching back to Soviet revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin.</p> <p>Authorities in Caracas announced last week that Chavez’s body will be embalmed "like Lenin" whose mummified relics have been on public display in the Moscow Red Square mausoleum since the Bolshevik Revolution leader’s death in 1924.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/need-embalm-world-leader-call-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Death Government Politics AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 17:17:06 +0000 5779921 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican forensic expert bathes bodies to solve crimes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/mexican-forensic-expert-bathes-bodies-solve-crimes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexican forensic expert Alejandro Hernandez dips dry, yellowish cadavers in a see-through bath, hoping his technique to rehydrate mummified bodies will solve murders in crime-infested Ciudad Juarez.</p> <p>The city bordering Texas has endured drug-related violence and a wave of murders of women in recent years, with bodies dumped anywhere and drying up quickly in the desert climate, complicating the task of identifying victims and their cause of death.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/mexican-forensic-expert-bathes-bodies-solve-crimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alejandro Hernandez Ciudad Juárez Crime Death Technology AFP Sun, 24 Mar 2013 04:45:58 +0000 5792264 at http://www.globalpost.com Woman in freezer babies case placed on suicide watch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/woman-freezer-babies-case-placed-suicide-watch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Frenchwoman who has admitted drowning two of her own new-born children and storing the corpses in her freezer has been imprisoned and placed on suicide watch, judicial sources said Wednesday.</p> <p>The 32-year-old, identified as Ms C., has been in custody since Sunday, when the babies' bodies were discovered by police who had been called by her partner to their home in the town of Amberieu in eastern France.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/woman-freezer-babies-case-placed-suicide-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Childhood Death Human development AFP Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:01:28 +0000 5795122 at http://www.globalpost.com Woman in freezer babies case placed on suicide watch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/woman-freezer-babies-case-placed-suicide-watch-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Frenchwoman who has admitted drowning two of her own new-born children and storing the corpses in her freezer has been imprisoned and placed on suicide watch, judicial sources said Wednesday.</p> <p>The 32-year-old, identified as Ms C., has been in custody since Sunday, when the babies' bodies were discovered by police who had been called by her partner to their home in the town of Amberieu in eastern France.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/woman-freezer-babies-case-placed-suicide-watch-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Childhood Death Human development AFP Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:01:31 +0000 5795124 at http://www.globalpost.com Mummy collection returned to Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130423/mummy-collection-returned-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Apr 23 (EFE).- A collection of 36 mummies belonging to Guanajuato, a city in central Mexico, has been returned from the United States, officials told Efe.</p> <p>The "traveling mummies," as they are known in Guanajuato, arrived at the Mexico City airport from Chicago on Sunday under "extremely tight security to ensure their perfect state of preservation," an airport spokesman said.</p> <p>Guanajuato's Mummy Museum signed a deal in 2009 with a businessman who planned to exhibit the mummies at museums in the United States.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130423/mummy-collection-returned-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Death Mummies Mummy Agencia EFE Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:03:00 +0000 5823411 at http://www.globalpost.com Canadian dies with aid of doctor in Zurich; wished it could have been in Canada http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/canadian-dies-aid-doctor-zurich-wished-it-could-have-been-ca <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WINNIPEG - A Manitoba woman won her battle Thursday for the right to die on her own terms, with the help of a doctor, before she could be completely consumed by a disease that was robbing her of control over her body.</p> <p>Susan Griffiths, 72, died peacefully with some family members by her side at the Dignitas clinic in Zurich, Switzerland, a friend confirmed.</p> <p>Switzerland is the only country that allows physician-assisted suicide for non-residents.</p> <p>Griffiths did not go quietly, though. She went public with her story in the hope that Canada may change its laws.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/canadian-dies-aid-doctor-zurich-wished-it-could-have-been-ca" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Death Ethics Euthanasia Hospitality Law Politics Susan Griffiths The Canadian Press Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:01:52 +0000 5828008 at http://www.globalpost.com Boston bomber's body in burial limbo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/boston-bombers-body-burial-limbo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The conundrum over what to do with the body of alleged Boston marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev grew Monday as authorities in his home city said they did not want him buried there.</p> <p>Meanwhile, a 19-year-old friend of the other accused Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was ordered free on $100,000 bail as he awaits trial for allegedly lying to investigators probing the attack.</p> <p>Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died in a gun battle with police three days after the April 15 bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260 at the marathon finish line.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/boston-bombers-body-burial-limbo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Culture Death Death customs Dzhokhar Tsarnaev War AFP Mon, 06 May 2013 23:45:04 +0000 5832156 at http://www.globalpost.com Vermont legislators approve 'death-with-dignity' bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130514/vermont-legislators-approve-death-dignity-bill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Legislators in the US state of Vermont approved a "death-with-dignity" bill Monday enabling terminally ill patients to take their own lives with lethal medication requested from their doctors.</p> <p>The liberal-minded rural New England state becomes the third in the nation, after Oregon and Washington, to allow doctor-assisted suicide -- but the first to do so by legislative process rather than a voter-initiated referendum.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130514/vermont-legislators-approve-death-dignity-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Death Health Labor Medicine Social Issues Suicide AFP Tue, 14 May 2013 06:00:08 +0000 5837314 at http://www.globalpost.com Boston bombing suspect's family struggles to find burial site http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130515/boston-bombing-suspects-family-struggles-find-burial-site <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ross Kerber and Aaron Pressman</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - The body of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev remained in limbo on Monday as his family searched for a cemetery that would accept the remains.</p> <p>Several Massachusetts cemeteries have refused to bury Tsarnaev, and protesters have staked out the Worcester funeral home holding the body. Despite a plea from the funeral home director, Governor Deval Patrick said on Monday he would not get involved.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130515/boston-bombing-suspects-family-struggles-find-burial-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Culture Death Death customs Politics War Thomson Reuters Wed, 15 May 2013 18:55:32 +0000 5838569 at http://www.globalpost.com