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Russia’s ban on non-food alcohol sales reduces poisoning deaths by a quarter

The number of deaths caused by tainted alcohol poisoning has fallen by 25 percent since Russian authorities imposed a ban on the sale of alcohol-containing non-food products, the government consumer rights watchdog has reported. The press service of the Rospotrebnadzor agency told TASS that there were 677 alcohol poisonings over the New Year holidays in […]

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Erdogan calls Netanyahu a ‘terrorist’ in wake of Gaza deaths

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has launched a blistering attack on Benjamin Netanyahu, calling his Israeli counterpart the “leader of a terrorist state” following the deadly shooting of protesters in Gaza. Erdogan made the comments at his party’s congress in southern Turkey. Addressing the event, the president slammed Netanyahu’s criticism of Turkey’s military operation in […]

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75% of mid-flight pet deaths in US were on United Airlines in 2017

Eighteen out of 24 pets who died on domestic US flights last year were carried by United Airlines. The latest tragedy came on Monday, when two passengers were forced to put their puppy in an overhead locker. Data from the US Department of Transportation showed United, whose slogan is “Fly the Friendly Skies,” was the […]

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Turkey vows to spare Afrin civilians as reports of 1st non-combatant deaths emerge

Turkey has vowed not to harm civilians in Afrin as it bombs the Syrian Kurdish region amid the first reports of civilian casualties. “Every kind of attention and sensitivity will be shown so that civilians and innocent people will not be harmed,” Gen. Hulusi Akar from the Turkish General Staff said in a video address. […]

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Flu deaths skyrocket as virus sweeps Britain

Flu deaths have soared by 77 percent in one week in England, as a teenager and a grandmother have been named as the latest victims of the virus. Bethany Walker, 18, is one of 93 people to have lost their lives to flu already this winter across the UK amid fears of the worst outbreak […]

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Tory austerity is ‘economic murder’ linked to 120,000 deaths – study

Published time: 16 Nov, 2017 12:55 Tory austerity policies may actually be killing people, according to a landmark study. The government has been accused of “economic murder” after researchers linked hundreds of thousands of deaths to cuts to public services that began seven years ago. According to joint research between Oxford, Cambridge and University College […]

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‘My God, can this be happening?’ How the Romanovs faced their gruesome deaths

When they so casually surrendered their authority in March 1917, Nicholas II and the man he abdicated in favor of, Grand Duke Mikhail Alexandrovich, could have barely imagined the mounting humiliations that would befall them in the coming months. And even in their hour of death they maintained the same demeanor of haughty dignity and […]

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US-led anti-ISIS coalition confirms more civilian deaths in Iraq & Syria

The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State has confirmed another 51 “unintentional civilian deaths” caused by its airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, raising the number of civilians it has acknowledged killing since 2014 to at least 786. Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), as the coalition is officially known, said that in September, […]

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