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Daniel Prude death: Rochester police leaders step down

Daniel Prude death: Rochester police leaders step down

World
The leadership of a New York police force has stepped down following the death of a black man who was hooded and restrained during an arrest. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren told a city council meeting that the chief of police and deputy chief had announced their retirement.A grand jury will help determine whether charges should be brought over Daniel Prude's death in March.Seven police officers involved in his arrest have been suspended.Mr Prude, 41, was said to be suffering from acute mental health problems when police were called. Officers found him running naked in the street in light snowfall and restrained him with a "spit hood", which is designed to protect police from detainees' saliva.Footage of the incident emerged only ...
Facebook blocks man with incurable disease from livestreaming his death

Facebook blocks man with incurable disease from livestreaming his death

Technology
Facebook has said it will block a Frenchman suffering with a rare and incurable disease from livestreaming his death on the platform.Alain Cocq, who has lived with a degenerative disease for 34 years, has stopped eating, drinking and has not taken his medication since Friday night. The 57-year-old said he would livestream his death on social media after President Emmanuel Macron turned down his request for euthanasia. Image: The 57-year-old has been confined to his medical bed for years In a video from his medical bed at home in Dijon, eastern France, he said: "So I have finished my last meal... I drink to your health one last time."The road to deliverance begins and, believe me, I am happy. I have made up my mind and I am at peace." ...
Preterm birth might raise risk for health problems, early death, study says

Preterm birth might raise risk for health problems, early death, study says

Health
Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Women who give birth to preterm babies have a higher risk for developing health problems -- and dying from them -- about a decade after delivery, a study published Wednesday by BMJ found. Compared to women who had 37-week pregnancies, mothers who had "extremely preterm" deliveries -- 22 to 27 weeks of pregnancy -- were just over twice as likely to die from any cause within the next 10 years after giving birth, the data showed. Advertisement Those who gave birth after 27 weeks and up to 36 weeks of pregnancy were 70% more likely to die from any cause within the next 10 years, the researchers found. Full-term pregnancies last 39 weeks, with 37-week pregnancies being considered early term. The findings were not explained by shared genetic or early life environmental factors...
‘Hottest temperature on Earth’ as Death Valley, US hits 54.4C

‘Hottest temperature on Earth’ as Death Valley, US hits 54.4C

Science
'Hottest temperature on Earth' recorded in USWhat could be the highest temperature ever reliably recorded on Earth - 130F (54.4C) - has been reached in Death Valley National Park in California. The recording is being verified by the US National Weather Service.It comes amid a heatwave on the US's west coast, where temperatures are forecast to rise further this week.The scorching conditions have led to two days of blackouts in California, after a power plant malfunctioned on Saturday.What were the previous records?Sunday's reading was recorded in Furnace Creek in Death Valley.Before this, the hottest temperature reliably recorded on Earth was 129.2F (54C) - also in Death Valley in 2013.A higher reading of 134F, or 56.6C a century ...
U.S., Brazil, Mexico, India lead surge of coronavirus; death toll passes 650,000

U.S., Brazil, Mexico, India lead surge of coronavirus; death toll passes 650,000

World
July 26 (UPI) -- Since the first death from coronavirus was reported more than 6 months ago in mainland China, the toll has grown past 650,000 deaths and 16,3 million cases but dominated now by four countries: the United States, Brazil, Mexico and India. With 30% with the world's population of 7.8 billion, these three counties from the Western Hemisphere and Asia comprise 48 percent of the total deaths. Advertisement But in those nations the toll has been surging with 60% of the 5,689 deaths worldwide Saturday attributed to them and 3,011 so far Sunday, according to tracking by Worldometers.info. The United States has been the world leader for months and now is nearing world-high 150,000 deaths and passed 4.3 million cases. Brazil has risen to second place in both categories: 86,496 death...