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Specials singer 'numb' after grandson stabbed to death

Specials singer 'numb' after grandson stabbed to death

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The Specials singer Neville Staple has said he is "numb" following the fatal stabbing of his grandson Fidel Glasgow. The 21-year-old man died in hospital less than 12 hours after being knifed in the stomach outside a nightclub in Coventry early on Saturday morning.Mr Staple, who found fame with the Ska band in the late 1970s, told a news conference in the city: "It's quite numb for me. Image: Fidel Glasgow, the grandson of The Specials singer Neville Staple, was fatally stabbed "The knife crime stuff that's been around now, I'm really feeling that because when we do shows, we talk about that, encourage the fans if they know anybody to try to straighten it out. We're advocates for don't carry knives."At the moment I can...
Kofi Annan death: World leaders honour former UN chief

Kofi Annan death: World leaders honour former UN chief

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device World figures have been paying tribute to former UN secretary-general and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan, who has died at the age of 80.Current UN chief Antonio Guterres hailed him as "a guiding force for good" and Russian President Vladimir Putin described a "remarkable person".Ex-US President Barack Obama said Annan had always pursued "a better world".The Ghanaian national served as UN chief from 1997 to 2006 and is the only black African ever to hold the post.Since then he has served as the UN special envoy for Syria, leading efforts to find a solution to the conflict.The career diplomat died in hospital in the Swiss city of Bern. He had been living near Geneva for several years.He "passed away peacef...
Brazil's 'Dr. Bumbum' charged with murder in patient's death

Brazil's 'Dr. Bumbum' charged with murder in patient's death

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Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A Brazilian plastic surgeon known as "Dr. Bumbum" has been charged with murder in the death of a patient on whom officials say he performed surgery in his apartment. Denis Furtado was arrested in July after 46-year-old Lilian Calixto died just hours after he performed a butt-enhancing procedure. Authorities said Calixto became ill and was hospitalized with a racing heartbeat -- eventually dying after her fourth heart attack. Investigators say Furtado, aided by the others during the aesthetic procedure, injected more than the recommended amount of methyl methacrylate (PMMA), a synthetic resin known as acrylic glass filler, into Calixto. The Brazilian Plastic Surgery Society has warned against using PMMA for aesthetic purposes because of the risks involved. Prosecutors cha...
Quake victims 'buried alive' as death toll rises

Quake victims 'buried alive' as death toll rises

World
The number of people killed in the aftermath of a powerful earthquake in Indonesia has risen to 131. Nearly 1,500 people have been injured, with 156,000 displaced after the tremors caused extensive damage to their homes. Image: 1,500 were injured by the quake, which happened on Sunday The 6.7-magnitude quake struck Lombok, an island neighbouring the popular tourist destination of Bali, on Sunday.Six days earlier, a 6.4-magnitude quake killed 16 people and weakened many structures. 0:48 ...
Footballer heart death risk 'underestimated'

Footballer heart death risk 'underestimated'

Health
The risk of footballers dying because their heart stops beating is higher than experts thought, a study suggests. There have been high-profile deaths, including that of Marc-Vivien Foe while playing for Cameroon aged 28. Former England defender Ugo Ehiogu, who was a Spurs coach, died last year aged 44.The study, in the New England Journal of Medicine, comes from two decades of data on 11,168 youth players in the UK.Doctors said there was a duty to protect players. Diseases that affect the heart muscle - cardiomyopathies - are silent killers. The first symptom can be the heart suddenly stopping. This is why clubs have a screening programme for academy players at age 16. The dangers are higher in elite athletes because taxing the heart can trigger their und...