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Pig brains partially revived after death

Image copyright Getty Images US scientists have partially revived pig brains four hours after the animals were slaughtered. The findings could fuel debate about the barrier between life and death, and provide a new way of researching diseases like Alzheimer's. The study showed the death of brain cells could be halted and even restored some…

Omar: Trump tweet sparks more death threats

Image copyright Reuters/ Getty One of the first ever Muslim members of the US Congress has said that a tweet by President Donald Trump has led to an increase in threats against her life. Minnesota's Ilhan Omar said the threats were sparked by "violent rhetoric", accusing Mr Trump of stoking right-wing extremism. "It has to…

Fans thought stand-up’s death ‘part of act’

Image caption Stand-up comedian Ian Cognito was performing at a comedy club in Bicester when he fell ill on-stage Veteran stand-up comedian Ian Cognito has died on stage during a performance. The 60-year-old comic sat down on a stool while breathing heavily, before falling silent for five minutes during his show on Thursday. Compere Andrew…

Radiohead stage death inquest ends

Image copyright Courtsey Ken Johnson Image caption Scott Johnson A Canadian coroner's inquest has brought "some closure" to the family of a Radiohead drum technician killed in a stage collapse. Scott Johnson died in 2012 at Toronto's Downsview Park when the stage roofing buckled and fell. Seven years later, an Ontario inquest has wrapped up…

Brunei to punish gay sex with death by stoning

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Homosexuality was already illegal in Brunei The tiny South-east Asian country of Brunei is introducing strict new Islamic laws that makes gay sex an offence punishable by stoning to death. The new measures, set to begin Wednesday, also cover a range of other crimes including punishment for theft by…

Venezuela’s hospitals see rising death toll from blackouts

April 1, 2019, 9:43 PM GMT By Gabe Gutierrez and Annie Rose RamosCARACAS, Venezuela — Patricia Arana has been waiting five months to have surgery for a brain aneurysm. But first, she watched her friend die. In an interview at Hospital Jose Maria Vargas in Caracas, Arana described how one of her fellow patients recently…

US inmate has ‘no right to painless death’

Image copyright Missouri Department of Corrections Image caption Russell Bucklew argued that his medical condition would make death by lethal injection extremely painful The US Supreme Court has ruled that a convicted murderer on death row in Missouri has no right to a "painless death". The ruling clears the way for the execution of Russell…

Kim murder suspect escapes death penalty

Image copyright EPA Image caption Doan Thi Huong would have faced the death penalty if convicted of murder A Vietnamese woman accused of killing Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of causing hurt by potentially deadly means. A Malaysian court sentenced Doan Thi Huong to three…

Serial ‘swatter’ Tyler Barriss sentenced to 20 years for death of...

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE March 29, 2019, 4:21 PM GMT / Updated March 29, 2019, 7:17 PM GMT By Doha MadaniA California man was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for making a hoax 911 call about a hostage situation…

Inquest for Radiohead stage death begins

Image copyright Toronto Star via Getty Images Image caption Ken Johnson, the father of drum technician Scott Johnson, will attend the full inquiry The stage collapse that killed a Radiohead drum technician caused lasting "immeasurable pain and grief" for the band, a Canadian coroner's inquest has heard. Radiohead drummer Philip Selway told the inquest that…
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