Death toll in Burkina Faso security force attack rises to 32

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The death toll for the weekend attack in northern Burkina Faso has risen to at least 28 officers and four civilians, the government said Monday, marking the deadliest attack on the West African nation's security forces since jihadi violence started more than five years ago. The military detachment in Inata, […]

Tensions flare in Arbery death trial as Jesse Jackson visits

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A judge denied mistrial requests on Monday at the trial of three white men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery after defense attorneys claimed jurors were tainted by weeping from the gallery where the slain Black man's parents sat with the Rev. Jesse Jackson. The morning's testimony was largely disrupted by arguments […]

Japanese death row inmates sue over psychological damage

Japanese death row inmates sue over psychological damage caused by last-minute notice they receive of their executions Around 100 inmates are currently awaiting execution in prisons across Japan  Executions are usually implemented long after sentencing, always by hanging  Authorities tell death row inmates just hours before an execution is carried out  Two death row inmates […]

Death of NHS Covid app: Use plunges up to 180-fold since June

Death of the NHS Covid app: Use of software behind hated ‘pingdemic’ plunges up to 180-fold since June as experts say it is ‘not far off’ being switched off for good EXCLUSIVE: England’s figures show the NHS Covid apps use peaked at 14.5million check-ins a week in June But now it is as low as […]

Ree Drummond Mourns Death of Older Brother Michael Smith

Ree Drummond is mourning a great loss in her family. The 52-year-old Pioneer Woman star took to Facebook on Wednesday to share that her brother, Michael Smith, died at the age of 54.  "It isn’t possible to sum up the life of someone as perfectly wonderful as my brother Michael, so right now I won’t […]

Inquest opens into death of hero who leapt into sea to save children

Inquest opens into death of ‘selfless’ hero, 18, who leapt into the Dorset sea to save children caught in riptide but drowned before rescue services could reach him Callum Baker-Osborne, 18, was swept away by strong current in Poole Harbour   He helped rescue a group of youngsters who were caught by fast-flowing tide His body […]

I'm a funeral director but when my son died the grief swallowed me whole

When my three-year-old son drowned while on a family holiday in Thailand in 1982, I was absolutely distraught. It felt like I was having an out of body experience, looking down on myself; thinking it couldn’t possibly be happening to me, my family. You’d think as someone who conducted funerals for a living, I’d perhaps be better […]