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  • Handover of Terrorist Bodies Begins

    01/19/2014 3:06:16 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/1/14
    Israel began, Sunday, to transfer bodies of Palestinian Authority (PA) terrorists killed by Israeli forces to their families in the PA for reburial, according to sources on both sides, cited by Agence France Presse. said. Fatma Abdallah, media coordinator for the "Palestinian national committee to return the bodies of martyrs", said that one of the bodies was that of Majdi Khanfar, originally from Silat Az-Zaher near Jenin, via a crossing in northern Samaria, who was killed 12 years ago in a shootout that took the life of Border Police First Sergeant Konstantin Danilov. Abdallah told AFP another two bodies out...
  • Attorneys challenge account of San Diego corpses (dissolving in acid for Mexican drug gang)

    02/23/2012 5:01:58 PM PST · by Libloather
    Yahoo ^ | 2/23/12 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    Attorneys challenge account of San Diego corpsesBy ELLIOT SPAGAT | Associated Press – 46 min ago SAN DIEGO (AP) — The government's case against two men accused of dissolving corpses in vats of acid for a Mexican drug gang hinges on flawed witness accounts, defense attorneys said Thursday. Jose Olivera Beritan, 38, and David Valencia, 41, are accused burning two strangled corpses in 55-gallon barrels of acid heated by slow-burning propane tanks. The killings occurred in a San Diego home in June 2007 in what authorities say was an unusually gruesome display of drug violence crossing the border from Mexico...
  • Lack of Food, Water, and Shelter Leaves Port-Au-Prince a "City on Edge" - Video 1/14/10

    01/14/2010 8:57:22 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 3 replies · 356+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 14, 2010 | Brian
    Here is a video report on the desperate situation in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, where the city is described as being "on edge" as lack of food, water, and shelter are taking their toll on the people. The streets are described as being the "roads of the dead" as bodies are everywhere, with not enough room in the cemeteries to bury them all. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Haitian Families Struggle to Find, Bury Their Dead

    01/14/2010 8:16:34 PM PST · by kristinn · 13 replies · 1,067+ views
    AP via The New York Times ^ | Thursday, January 14, 2010 | Gregory Bull in Port-au-Prince and others
    Some of the dead in this shattered city line the roads, carefully placed garments shrouding their faces. Others are carried into the hills for quick burials. Hundreds are arrayed in a macabre tangle of limbs outside a morgue, just feet from the grievously wounded. The living and the dead here share the same space -- the sidewalks, the public plazas, the hospitals. The living are frightened of being inside in case another earthquake hits; the dead are everywhere. On the doorstep of a pharmacy, six bodies were lined up shoulder to shoulder. On the body of one woman, covered in...
  • Haitians Revolt Over Quake Response ("Corpse Roadblocks" Erected To Protest Lack of Help)

    01/14/2010 5:28:53 PM PST · by kristinn · 180 replies · 5,093+ views
    TVNZ ^ | Friday, January 15, 2010
    Desperate Haitians have set up roadblocks with corpses in Port-au-Prince to demand quicker relief efforts after a massive earthquake killed tens of thousands and left countless others homeless. Angry survivors staged the protest as international aid began arriving in the Haitian capital to help a nation traumatized by a magnitude 7.0 quake that flattened homes and government buildings. More than 48 hours after the disaster, tens of thousands of people have clamoured for food and water and help digging out relatives still missing under the rubble. Shaul Schwarz, a photographer for TIME magazine, says he saw at least two downtown...
  • 'Roadblock of corpses' in desperate Haiti

    01/14/2010 10:48:51 PM PST · by myknowledge · 66 replies · 2,666+ views
    Nine News ^ | January 15, 2010
    Haitians have begun blocking their roads with corpses in a dramatic protest against the delay in aid at the capital of Port-au-Prince. PHOTOS: Earthquake devastation rocks HaitiThe sight was witnessed by TIME magazine photographer Shaul Schwarz, who told Reuters news agency that he saw two roadblocks in the city formed entirely of dead bodies jammed together. "They are starting to block the roads with bodies; it's getting ugly out there. People are fed up with getting no help," he was reported as saying. (READ MORE: Despair as Haiti sees little sign of aid) In the third night since the quake,...
  • Haiti earthquake: corpses used as roadblocks as anger grows

    01/14/2010 9:06:06 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 46 replies · 1,784+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/15/2008
    Shaul Schwarz, a photographer for TIME magazine, said he saw at least two downtown roadblocks formed with bodies of earthquake victims and rocks. "They are starting to block the roads with bodies, it's getting ugly out there, people are fed up with getting no help," he said. President Barack Obama has promised Haitians they would not be forgotten, offering $100 million in immediate earthquake aid and the backing of every element of US power. A large-scale US military and civilian aid operation has gained momentum with Washington sending rescue teams, ships, helicopters, planes, a floating hospital, emergency supplies and more...
  • Nigeria hospital overwhelmed with corpses

    12/08/2009 6:28:58 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 8 replies · 1,021+ views
    upi ^ | 12/8/9
    ENUGU, Nigeria, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Doctors at a Nigerian hospital say they are being overwhelmed with corpses of young men brought in by police, the BBC reported Tuesday. The chief medical director of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital in Enugu, Dr. Anthony Mbah, told the British broadcaster his staff were forced to carry out a mass burial of between 70 and 80 bodies in recent weeks, adding that another mass burial has been scheduled. The BBC said its visit to the morgue revealed piles of corpses of young men, stacked four or five deep in some places, scattered...
  • A year after 26/11, no takers for bodies of nine slain terrorists

    11/12/2009 8:38:06 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies · 877+ views
    A year after 26/11, no takers for bodies of nine slain terrorists IANS 12 November 2009 MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: Almost a year after they were killed during the terror assault on Mumbai last November, the bodies of the nine terrorists continue to remain in Mumbai's J.J. Hospital morgue. There are no claimants and the authorities are clueless on what to do with them. They continue to remain in a room sealed with round-the-clock security and where the temperature is set at four degrees Celsius to prevent any decomposition. The 10 gunmen killed over 170 people in a series of coordinated attacks...
  • Texas Teens Allegedly Used Human Skull As Bong

    05/09/2008 4:11:49 PM PDT · by Clear Rivers · 17 replies · 167+ views
    CBS NEWS ^ | May 9, 2008 | Allison Triarsi
    Matthew Gonzalez, is one of three teens arrested in Houston for abuse of a corpse after the trio allegedly dug up a grave, detatched the skull and converted it into a bong for smoking Kevin Jones, is one of three teens arrested in Houston for abuse of a corpse after the trio allegedly dug up a grave, detatched the skull and converted it into a bong for smoking. CBS/AP) Three teenagers were arrested after two of them told police they dug up a secluded grave north of Houston, removed the skull from the coffin and converted it into a marijuana...
  • Sweden could allow freeze-dried corpses

    05/16/2007 7:43:54 AM PDT · by bedolido · 13 replies · 282+ views ^ | 05-16-2007 | Staff Writer
    Sweden is considering allowing freeze-drying as a new method to bury the dead instead of traditional burials and cremations, Culture Minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth told the Swedish church's weekly paper on Wednesday. "I would like to push for the issue of freeze-drying. I think it is interesting and based on what I have heard I have a positive view of the method," Adelsohn Liljeroth, whose brief covers burial laws, told Kyrkans Tidning. The freeze-drying method offers an environmentally friendly burial transforming corpses into organic compost. Traditional burials and cremations hurt the environment by polluting air and water, as a corpse...
  • Need help in argument: "Green Helmet Guy", refrigerated trucks, Corpses, Hezbollywood productions

    08/10/2006 10:18:08 AM PDT · by Salgak · 34 replies · 1,285+ views
    Vanity | 8/10/06 | Self
    Need some help here. A lot of us have been following the apparent staging of events in South Lebanon by Hezbollah. Elsewhere, I've gotten into arguments, mostly with a bunch of Euros, who are claiming the "Green Helmet Guy", aka Abu Chadi the Mortician, is just "getting the word out from their side of the argument". Any resources out there showing him unloading and "planting" corpses from his refrigerated truck ??? These Eurotrash apparentely can't add two and two together, so to convince, I need more iron-clad proof. Anyone know of any such proof ???
  • Katrina and the Price of Panic

    10/14/2005 8:49:41 AM PDT · by Hunden · 18 replies · 670+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | 13 October 2005 | Michael Fumento
    In the wake of Hurricane Katrina two sports were all the rage in New Orleans. One was the blame game, attributing all local and state incompetence to the feds. The other was inventing and spreading stories of murder and mayhem – killings, rapes, firing at rescuers, bodies stacked like cordwood. But the accounts turned out to be grim fairy tales. They were also hardly harmless sensationalism – if there be such a thing; because of them people suffered and apparently died. Among the horrors that never happened: * Editor & Publisher headlined an article, "Mortuary Director Tells Local Paper 40,000 Could Be...
  • Morgues Rely On Embedded Computer Chips (Mississippi Katrina)

    09/28/2005 12:21:17 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 15 replies · 569+ views
    All Headline News ^ | 9-28-05 | Danielle George
    Morgues Rely On Embedded Computer Chips September 28, 2005 3:14 p.m. EST Danielle George - All Headline News Staff Reporter Gulfport, MS (AHN) - As a means to stay on top of the overwhelming body counts after Hurricane Katrina, some morgue workers began using tiny computer chips to keep track of unidentified remains. VeriChip, donated by a subsidiary of Applied Digital Solutions Inc., emits a specific radio signal, enabling morgue workers to quickly locate and catalog the remains, speed the morgue-management process and reduce errors. Radio frequency identification chips were implanted under the corpses' skin or placed inside body bags...
  • New Orleans mayor issues order authorizing the forced removal of people refusing to leave the city

    09/06/2005 6:01:37 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 280 replies · 7,794+ views
  • Corpse Shows Raise Ethical Questions

    05/06/2005 12:32:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 79 replies · 1,908+ views
    local6.comNews ^ | 5/6/05 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO -- At least three corpse exhibits touring the country are drawing large crowds, including grade school students. The exhibits are forcing some to ask whether displaying spliced human bodies is art, exploitation or science. Some ethical experts said the shows commercialize death and are unnecessary for scientific education. But some viewers at an exhibit in San Francisco disagree. There medical students and massage therapists said they were seeking a deeper look at the human body. And one 9-year-old who took in the same exhibit said she would go see another. She said "It's amazing to see things you...
  • Australia to open feet-first graveyard

    04/29/2005 6:33:15 AM PDT · by pissant · 12 replies · 265+ views
    ananova ^ | 4/29/05 | staff
    A group of Australian farmers have won permission to open a 'feet-first' graveyard. The eco-friendly cemetery will bury the deceased vertically to save space and in bio degradable bags in a field to be used later as pasture. Tony Dupleix, chairman of the farmers' cooperative set up 20 years ago when the idea was first mooted, said it was a 'no fuss' alternative to traditional burials. "When you die, you are returned to the earth with a minimum of fuss and with no paraphernalia that would affect the environment," he said. "You're not burning 90kg of gas in a crematorium...
  • Hospital sold bodies of starved patients

    02/12/2005 4:40:25 PM PST · by MadIvan · 20 replies · 797+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | February 13, 2005 | Mark Franchetti
    DURING 15 years of confinement in psychiatric institutions in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan, Dimitri Gerasimenko was starved and repeatedly beaten. The indignities did not end with his death five years ago at the age of 30.Staff at the ramshackle asylum 50 miles from Bishkek, the capital, have never told his mother Raisa, 65, how he died. All her attempts to retrieve his remains have been met with prevarication, compounding her grief. “First I was asked for money if I wanted the body back,” she said. “Then I was told Dimitri had been sent to a medical academy. When...
  • Hundreds Of Corpses Found in Derailment

    12/29/2004 8:13:44 AM PST · by crushelits · 68 replies · 2,166+ views ^ | Michael Dobbs
    Sri Lanka: Train Wreck Adds to Toll GALLE, Sri Lanka, Dec. 28 -- The tsunami on Sunday devastated a train that had come to a halt on the outskirts of the tiny Sri Lankan village of Hikkaduwa, as massive waves slammed into a dozen carriages, hurling them across the countryside into coconut groves, fields and flimsy huts, authorities said Tuesday. With 802 bodies already retrieved from the train's cars and the muck beneath them, the wreck appears to have been the single most destructive incident discovered so far in Sri Lanka. Two days after the disaster, authorities were still...
  • Swedes Urged To Pull Fillings From Corpses

    05/20/2004 4:04:00 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 194+ views
    IOL ^ | 5-19-2004
    Swedes urged to pull fillings from corpses May 19 2004 at 07:33PM Stockholm - Amalgam tooth fillings made with mercury should be pulled out before people are cremated to cut emissions of the highly toxic metal, a Swedish government agency report proposed on Wednesday. Mercury, also known as quicksilver, has been linked to neurological problems and is especially harmful to young children and foetuses. It would be "difficult from the ethical point of view, but it it is nevertheless desirable to be able to decrease the emission of quicksilver", the Chemical Inspectorate report said. It calculated that since three quarters...
  • Von Hagens wants to exhibit corpses having sex (IT'S THE ARTS ALERT)

    01/10/2003 10:56:31 AM PST · by MadIvan · 61 replies · 641+ views
    Ananova ^ | January 10, 2003 | Ananova
    The German professor behind November's (UK) public autopsy says he wants to put on show corpses having sex. Gunther von Hagens wants to make it part of his controversial Body Worlds exhibition. He told Sky News Online: "I am really thinking of it, but only if the body donors agreed during their lifetime and if the final specimen is highly educational." He added: "Leonardo da Vinci painted a couple having sex. "Sex is a very, very important but dangerous act, especially in the time of Aids. We should know as much as possible about what is going on, how intimate...
  • Rats Gnaw on Bodies in Coroner Unit

    04/08/2002 2:36:03 PM PDT · by ArcLight · 9 replies · 304+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 4/8/2002
    Rats chewed on a dozen bodies being stored in a refrigerated, converted garage behind the coroner's office because the main lab was full, officials said Monday. Some of the 61 bodies had been inside the storage unit since 1995 but the rat infestation was not discovered until late February, coroner's spokesman David Campbell said.
  • Corpses Discovered in Spain Home

    03/19/2002 10:29:13 AM PST · by Kennesaw · 5 replies · 380+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 03-19-02 | Kennesaw
    Corpses Discovered in Spain HomeBy JEROME SOCOLOVSKY Associated Press Writer MADRID, Spain (AP)--The discovery of at least 19 corpses--some dead for a decade--in the home and car of a former funeral parlor employee could shed new light on thousands of cases of cremation fraud in Spain, authorities said Tuesday. Police found the remains Monday after the 40-year-old suspect, who worked until last year as a driver for a local funeral home, was stopped at a random road check in the town of Ardales, 250 miles south of Madrid. Six skulls and a number of bones were packed inside industrial-size garbage...