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Source: DW

Austria: Farmer liable for hiker trampled to death by cow

Friday 18:11 GMT

A court in Austria on Friday ruled that a farmer had to pay damages to the family of a German woman killed by one of his cows while hiking.

"We need responsibility and common sense," to prevent further accidents, not lawsuits, Strasser said, calling the hiker's death a "tragic case." The group's president, Georg Strasser, said that it should be "common sense" not to bring dogs through hiking trails that contain pastures for other animals.

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Source: BBC

Rapid sepsis test shows early promise

Friday 03:19 GMT

Update 19 February 2019: This article has been amended to more accurately reflect the stage of development that this new rapid test has reached and the continuing difficulties in diagnosing sepsis.

Dr Ron Daniels, the trust's chief executive officer, said: "Any kind of test that enables us to identify sepsis earlier, before symptoms even present themselves, could help save even more lives and bring us closer to our goal of ending preventable deaths from sepsis. "Systems like this are so important as, with every hour before the right antibiotics are administered, risk of death increases.

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Source: BBC

‘The hangman was too tired to hang me – three times’

Friday 00:35 GMT

On death row in Malawi, Byson Kaula was nearly executed three times - but on each occasion the hangman stopped work before hanging all the prisoners on his list.

The list was drawn up, but the hangman didn't finish it - and each time, by chance, Byson was among those left alive at the end of the day.

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Source: BBC

Dad meets baby hours before his death

Wednesday 15:25 GMT

A father got to meet his newborn daughter just three hours before he died after his wife rushed to his bedside shortly after giving birth.

Wife Nicola was discharged from another hospital almost 20 miles away, just 50 minutes after giving birth so she could place their baby Ariya in his arms. Brett Kinloch, 31, died of a brain tumour on 11 February, surrounded by his family at Milton Keynes Hospital.

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Source: BBC

Death of global warming pioneer

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

Wallace Broecker, the US climate scientist who helped popularise the term "global warming" has died in New York at the age of 87.

In an obituary on the Columbia University website, Prof Broecker is quoted as warning that he would turn over in his grave if someone put the phrase on his tombstone.

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Source: The Guradian

Egypt executes nine men convicted over Hisham Barakat assassination

Thursday 08:59 GMT

The nine men were among 28 sentenced to death for the murder of Hisham Barakat, Egypt’s former public prosecutor, assassinated when a car bomb struck his vehicle in 2015.

The Cairo-based Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights estimated that at least 32 people were executed in 2018, with over 600 death sentenced issued in the first eleven months of last year.

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Source: CTV

Multiple deaths in Halifax house fire: 'Our entire municipality is heartbroken'

Wednesday 14:30 GMT

Multiple people were killed in an early-morning fire Tuesday that witnesses said quickly engulfed a home in a Halifax suburb.

"Our entire municipality is heartbroken and our thoughts are with the loved ones of the family," Halifax Mayor Mike Savage said in a tweet. Halifax District Fire Chief Mike Blackburn said the fire was very heavy when they arrived, but firefighters were able to "knock it down" quickly.


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