Death


Death Toll from Brazil Jail Riot Tops 30

At least 30 inmates were killed in a Brazilian prison riot that broke out on Saturday, a person with direct knowledge of the situation said, adding to chaos in a…

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IDF Releases Data on Fallen Soldiers in 2016

Forty-one active duty soldiers passed away in 2016, the IDF announced in its year-end roundup this week. That was slightly higher than the 36 who had died or been killed in…

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Former German President Roman Herzog Dies at 82

Roman Herzog, who as German president was a powerful advocate of economic reforms in the 1990s after the fall of the Berlin Wall, has died, the president’s office said on…

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NYC Sees Fewest Fire Deaths Ever Recorded in 2016

New York City had the fewest deaths from fire last year since record-taking began 100 years ago, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro announced Monday. The 48…

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Former Iranian President Rafsanjani Dies

Former Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, one of the most influential figures in Iran since the Islamic revolution, and a driving force for moderation, has died at the age…

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Harav Shmuel Mendlowitz Zt”l

Harav Shmuel Mendlowitz, zt”l, founder and menahel of Mesivta Bais Shraga of Monsey, was niftar on Wednesday evening, 7 Teves. He was a son of the legendary Rav Shraga Feivel…

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Police Investigating Accidental Poisoning That Killed 4 Kids

A criminal investigation is underway into an apparently accidental poisoning involving a professional-grade pesticide that left four children dead and an Amarillo woman in critical condition, police said Tuesday. Authorities…

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Rebbetzin Malka Hager, A”h

Rebbetzin Malka Hager, a”h, the widow of the Kossov Zolitchick Rebbe, zy”a, was niftar on Wednesday night, 22 Kislev. She was 90 years old. The Rebbetzin was remembered as a…

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Minibus Drives Into Beijing Market, Four Dead

Four people were killed when a minibus drove into a market in a northern part of Beijing and many others have sustained injuries, the city’s police said on Wednesday, but…

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Blast at Mexican Fireworks Market Kills at Least 27

An explosion at a fireworks market outside Mexico City Tuesday killed at least 27 people and injured dozens, according to local emergency services. The blast struck the San Pablito fireworks…

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