Investigators probe death of man left behind – Taipei Times

Investigators probe death of man left behind – Taipei Times: Hualien investigators yesterday were trying to determine whether a decision made by three men to abandon a companion during a difficult hike constituted a crime because the man left behind did not survive.

Hualien fire authorities said 69-year-old Chen Shiou-kuan (陳秀寬) died during a hike along the Mount Bilu (畢祿)-Mount Yangtou (羊頭) trail in Hualien County with three other men.

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Shell Oil Rig Runs Aground in Alaska – NYTimes.com

Shell Oil Rig Runs Aground in Alaska – NYTimes.com: An enormous Shell Oil offshore drilling rig ran aground on an island in the Gulf of Alaska on Monday night after it broke free from tow ships in rough seas, officials said.
The rig, the Kulluk, which was used for test drilling in the Arctic last summer, is carrying about 139,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 12,000 gallons of lubricating oil and hydraulic fluid, the officials said.
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Rita Levi-Montalcini ‘Lady of the Cells’ Dead at 103

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – ‘Lady of the Cells’ Dead at 103: Nobel medicine laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini, a neurologist and developmental biologist, died Sunday at her home in Rome aged 103, the Italian news agency ANSA reported, according to the Associated Press.

She was the oldest living Nobel laureate at the time of her death.

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allAfrica.com: Kenya: Trader Held After His Worker Killed

allAfrica.com: Kenya: Trader Held After His Worker Killed: A businessman who caused the lynching of his employee was yesterday arrested in Mbeere North. The trader had claimed the employee had stolen from him
When the mob realised they had been duped, they burnt the businessman’s house. Mbeere North Police boss Eric Mugambisaid the man he will be charged with the murder of Samuel Muchiri.

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EUROPE – Two killed in Italian New Year revelry

EUROPE – Two killed in Italian New Year revelry: Two people were killed by exploding fireworks and dozens more were injured in New Year’s revelry in Italy despite multiple public awareness campaigns to encourage Italians to tone down the partying.

A 49-year-old builder was killed by a rocket flying into his face and a 51-year-old restaurant owner died when a firecracker went off near his head as he was trying out a firework battery just before midnight, local police said.

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BBC News – Torfean council start litter fines – "Wardens wear body cameras to record encounters with people for health and safety and evidence reasons"

BBC News – Torfean council start litter fines with XFOR security: Torfean council has started a 12 month trial using a private security firm to fine people caught littering or allowing their dogs to foul pavements.
The council says it is determined to tackle the issue which “clearly annoys” residents.

Wardens wear body cameras to record encounters with people for health and safety and evidence reasons.

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Man seriously injured in apparent shocking at construction site � Knoxville News Sentinel

Man seriously injured in apparent shocking at construction site � Knoxville News Sentinel: A man was severely injured Monday in an electrical accident at a Knoxville Utilities Board construction site off Neyland Drive near the University of Tennessee campus.

The unidentified man was taken to UT Medical Center with apparent life-threatening injuries, according to Knoxville Fire Department Capt. Brent Seymour.

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Last Gasp – – Romanian Times – Poland

Last Gasp – Around the World News – Romanian Times Online News – English Newspaper: Hospital chiefs had to cancel all ops in Sroda Wielkopolska, Poland, when their surgeon dropped dead smoking a last cigarette before going into the operating theatre.

Surgeon Aron Tomaszewski was found dead in the loo when theatre staff realised he was missing.

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Cross Roads – – Romanian Times

Cross Roads – Around the World News – Romanian Times Online News – English Newspaper: Stripe me. Motorists have been baffled by the appearance of a dozen zebra crossings outside a shopping centre in eastern China.

Road safety officials in Changzhou, Jiangsu province, say they had to update the junction after a series of accidents.

But drivers claim there are now so many crossings they don’t know where to stop.

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