Woman in critical condition after reportedly being struck on the head with a hard object by her husband, who then committed suicide.Tuesday, 11 March, 2014, 7:33pm
The 26-year-old vice-chairman of the Civic Party's Kowloon East branch was found hanged in Tai Po yesterday, five days after he went missing.21 Apr 2013 - 6:28am
Swiss prosecutors opened a criminal investigation after an alleged care-home nurse posted pictures of herself on Facebook sitting next to the corpse of an old woman.3 Mar 2013 - 6:30am
In a country where the unravelling of Confucian traditions means that many elderly people are no longer cared for by family, more South Koreans are dying in solitude, after either taking their own lives or wasting away from neglect. Small companies provide services such as cleaning and sterilising a room where someone died and decomposed before they were detected. They can also dispose and incinerate the deceased's possessions.6 Feb 2013 - 5:22am
A taxi driver with a long record of dangerous driving was sentenced to 20 months in jail yesterday, after he let a ghost story on the radio distract him enough to crash his cab, killing a passenger.2 Feb 2013 - 5:00am
While happily belting out Christmas songs and wrapping gifts, I felt bouts of sadness from following the news in the wake of the Newtown shooting, and the inquiry into the Lamma ferry disaster.13 Jan 2013 - 3:47pm
Last week, The Lancet medical journal published a series on the global burden of disease. One paper was an analysis of global and regional mortality from 235 causes of death for 20 age groups in 1990 and 2010. This was the result of the efforts of 500 authors from 50 countries, and I am pleased to have been part of it.19 Dec 2012 - 2:41am
Most mainlanders spare no effort to obtain the best medical treatment available to extend the lives of loved ones in the terminal stage of an illness, but 61-year-old Luo Diandian is calling for a different approach: let loved ones die with dignity rather than draw out their suffering.16 Dec 2012 - 4:41am 1 comment
After an accident left him paralysed in his 20s, Tang Siu-pun sank into despair and thought constantly about taking his own life. But in his unsuccessful battle for the legalisation of euthanasia, he found some measure of purpose in living, he once said, and his courage became an inspiration to Hongkongers.10 Dec 2012 - 7:15am
British police say they have contacted Australian authorities about a possible investigation into an Australian radio station’s hoax call to a UK hospital.
The callers impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles and received confidential details about the former Kate Middleton’s medical information. The call was recorded and broadcast.9 Dec 2012 - 8:29pm
Two Australian radio presenters who duped a nurse at the hospital which treated Prince William’s pregnant wife Catherine will not return “until further notice”, their station said Saturday after the woman was found dead.8 Dec 2012 - 3:45am
A nurse at the hospital which treated Prince William’s pregnant wife Catherine was found dead on Friday, days after being duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station, the hospital said.
The private King Edward VII hospital named the nurse as Jacintha Saldanha, who had worked there for four years, and said it had learned of her “tragic death” with “very deep sadness.”7 Dec 2012 - 11:59pm
Mystery surrounded the violent death of a prominent dairy industry whistleblower, after media reports questioned the official explanation which suggested his wife was to blame.24 Nov 2012 - 3:53am
An apparent insider attack by Afghan forces has killed a US service member and a foreign civilian contractor with Nato, officials said on Sunday. The attack – the latest in a string of strikes by Afghan allies on international troops – marked the 2,000th US troop death in Afghanistan over the long-running conflict.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
A popular state television soccer commentator has been found dead in a hotel room in Jinan, Shandong .
The body of Tao Wei, 46, was found on Monday morning after he failed to meet friends for breakfast, Jinan police said on their microblog. They said there was no evidence of homicide and it had been ruled a case of "sudden death".29 Aug 2012 - 4:55am