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Books and Literature

Nonfiction: A Corporeal History of the 19th Century

From baby bumps to facial hair, Kathryn Hughes’s “Victorians Undone” asks what we can learn about a culture by studying the human bodies it produces.


Bodies, cars still pinned by deadly Miami bridge collapse

MIAMI (Reuters) - Workers slowly broke up chunks of a newly built footbridge that collapsed onto a major road in Miami, killing at least six people, and police on Friday warned that more victims could be found in crushed vehicles in the rubble.


Cars, bodies remain trapped out of reach after Florida bridge collapse

MIAMI (Reuters) - Rescue workers combed through the rubble of a pedestrian bridge that collapsed onto several lanes of traffic at Florida International University in Miami, but hopes of finding more survivors were fading early on Friday, police said.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides

Four People, Including Young Child, Shot Dead in Brooklyn

The bodies of three men and one young girl were discovered in Brownsville around 5 a.m. by a relative who came to check on the group.


Exclusive: G20 financial heads to urge crypto-asset monitoring to safeguard financial stability

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The world's financial leaders will call on international standard-setting bodies on March 20 for stronger monitoring of crypto-assets and to assess the need for a multilateral response as such assets could at some point threaten financial stability.


China to merge regulators, create new ministries in biggest overhaul in years

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is merging its banking and insurance regulators, giving new powers to policymaking bodies such as the central bank and creating new ministries in the biggest government shake-up in years.


Babies' bodies found in bottles in house in Japan: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Termite exterminators working on a house renovation in the Japanese capital uncovered the bodies of several babies preserved in bottles, some with umbilical cords still attached, Kyodo news agency said on Monday.


IOC strengthens Paralympics partnership with new deal

(Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympics Committee (IPC) have signed a landmark long-term partnership deal until at least 2032, the governing bodies said on Saturday.

Yountville (Calif)

Gunman and 3 Hostages Found Dead at California Veterans Home

The bodies were found at the home in Northern California hours after the gunman had fired at a deputy, the authorities said.


Myanmar probes grave after soldiers seen detaining men

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar authorities on Friday visited a suspected shallow grave in the country's north that residents said contained the bodies of two ethnic minority men who were detained by soldiers in January, a police officer and a community leader said.


House panel expands probe of sexual abuse of young athletes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee said Thursday it had sent requests for information to the U.S. Olympic Committee and 48 national governing bodies of various sports and Michigan State University, expanding the committee’s investigation into sexual abuse within organized sports.


New York mother says finding slain children was a 'nightmare'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York woman who discovered her children's bloody bodies in a bathtub and their nanny stabbing herself in the neck testified on Thursday at the start of the babysitter's murder trial that the experience was a "nightmare."


'Total horror movie': New York mother describes slain children

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York woman who discovered her children's bloody bodies in a bathtub and their nanny stabbing herself in the neck in 2012 testified on Thursday at the start of the babysitter's murder trial the experience was "like a total horror movie."

Historic Buildings and Sites

Op-Ed Contributor: What We Will Lose When the Union Carbide Building Falls

The Manhattan tower embodies a 20th-century idea about capitalism. But capitalism has moved on.


Trilobites: They’re Hosting Parasitic Worms in Their Bodies to Help Treat a Neglected Disease

17 healthy volunteers were paid to help prove a method of testing vaccines for schistosomiasis, which can be lethal, but some researchers are conflicted about the trial.


Singapore's planned terror response stokes concerns over press freedom

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A proposed law in Singapore that would allow authorities to ban the transmission of images from terror attacks and reports about security operations has drawn criticism from non-government bodies and security experts as a curb on press freedom.


Why Build Kenya’s First Coal Plant? Hint: Think China

A project near a world heritage site in Kenya embodies a contradiction of Chinese climate leadership: Cutting coal use at home while promoting it abroad.


Fashion Meets the Vatican at a Met Costume Institute Preview

The Catholic Church is lending some garments to the Met for its “Heavenly Bodies” show in May. A cardinal spoke to a crowd of fashion luminaries.


U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to EPA water regulation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge led by states and environmental groups to an Environmental Protection Agency regulation that lets government agencies transfer water between different bodies, such as rivers and lakes, without needing to protect against pollution.


U.N. Security Council demands truce as air strikes batter Syria's Ghouta

BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Saturday demanded a 30-day truce across Syria as rescuers in the country's eastern Ghouta region said bombing had not let up long enough for them to count bodies during one of the bloodiest air assaults of the seven-year war.


Rescuers say cannot keep up with air strikes battering Syria's Ghouta

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rescuers in Syria's eastern Ghouta said the bombing would not let up long enough for them to count the bodies, in one of the bloodiest air assaults of the seven-year war.


Charred bodies, wounded soldiers after Congo army victory

MAPUBO, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Discarded military fatigues, boots, trash, a charred corpse inside a smoldering hut: this is all that remains of a Ugandan rebel base in the wake of what the Congolese army says was an important victory.


Nigeria rescues 76 schoolgirls after Boko Haram attack, others missing

BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - The Nigerian military rescued 76 schoolgirls and recovered the bodies of two others on Wednesday, after the students went missing during a Boko Haram attack on a village, three parents, a resident and a local government official told Reuters.


Bodies recovered from Iran plane crash site

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The bodies of seven victims of Sunday's air crash in Iran were brought down from the mountainous crash site on Wednesday, according to Mizan, the official news site of the Iranian judiciary.


No survivors as Iran finds wreckage of plane on mountain

LONDON (Reuters) - There were no survivors among the 65 passengers and crew on an Iranian plane that ploughed into a mountain top, where most of the bodies lie buried under snow, the first rescue team to reach the wreckage said on Tuesday.

Short-Track Speedskating

Short-Track Speedskaters Are Lopsided

They spend hours torqued to the left as they speed around a tight oval. As a result, their bodies are asymmetrical, with much of their right sides bulkier.


Art Review: Now at MoMA, a Work That Fidel Castro Banned 18 Years Ago

Tania Bruguera’s “Untitled (Havana, 2000)” is recreated, with a tunnel, nude bodies and videos of Fidel Castro. The work asks questions about history and politics.

Bodies on the floor: Cellphone video take us inside massacre


Critic’s Notebook: Nuggets of Ballet Wisdom From Bodies Trained by Balanchine

Patricia McBride, a New York City Ballet luminary, recently returned to the company to coach a Balanchine ballet she created in the 1970s.

Police: 6 bodies found in potted plants

Toronto police have found the remains of six people buried in planters and they believe a serial killer is responsible.


When One Dancer Is a Ghost in the Room

The Romanian choreographer Alexandra Pirici’s “Co-natural” at the New Museum explores the relationship between inanimate bodies and real ones.

Inside the mind of a gold medalist

By the time Olympic athletes arrive in Pyeongchang, South Korea, they have trained their bodies to near-perfection. But it's how well they've trained their minds that may determine who's more likely to take home a medal.

Olympic Games (2018)

Success of Russia’s Female Figure Skaters Takes a Toll in Injuries and Stress

The bodies of Russia’s young female skaters are breaking down as they push their performance in pursuit of gold medals and more difficult jumps.


Big Canada projects will have to do more to protect fish: Ottawa

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Proponents of industrial projects situated near or on bodies of water in Canada will in future have to do more to protect fish and their habitat, the Liberal government said on Tuesday.


Battle over bodies rages quietly in Iraq's Mosul long after Islamic State defeat

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The Iraqis who have come home to Mosul's Old City knew it would be hard living in the rubble left by the battle against Islamic State, but there is one aspect of their surroundings they are finding unbearable seven months on.

Middle East and Africa Migrant Crisis

Bodies of 20 Migrants Pulled From Sea Off Spanish Enclave in Africa

The Moroccan and Spanish authorities extended a search-and-rescue operation at sea after the bodies were recovered off Melilla.

Colleges and Universities

Opinion: Beyond the Slave Trade, the Cadaver Trade

For much of the 19th century, when medical schools needed specimens, they relied on the dead bodies of enslaved people.

Firing guns, finding bodies: Life for Yemen's child soldiers

Younis learned how to use a machine gun as a child. "It's normal. We are Bedouin," says the 13-year-old.


Art Review: Shock of the Nude

Turning bodies into paint brushes, Carolee Schneemann’s performances, films and art still startle, as a retrospective at MoMA PS1 shows.


Bodies of three crew members from Sanchi identified

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The bodies of three of the crew of the Sanchi, the tanker involved in the worst oil ship disaster in decades off the coast of China, have been identified, the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) reported Saturday.


Around 800 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, two bodies recovered

MILAN (Reuters) - Around 800 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean on Saturday as they tried to reach Europe and two bodies were recovered, Italy's coast guard, which coordinated the rescues, said in a statement.


U.N. concerned over bodies dumped in east Libyan cities

TUNIS (Reuters) - The United Nations has said it is "appalled" by apparent retaliatory killings in Libya following reports of eight bodies found in the eastern cities of Benghazi and Derna.


Canadian pharmaceutical billionaire couple was murdered: police

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian pharmaceutical billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman were murdered in a targeted killing, Toronto police investigators said on Friday in their first detailed comments on the case since the couple's bodies were found on Dec. 15.

Freedom of Religion

Op-Ed Columnist: Of Course the Christian Right Supports Trump

The president doesn’t threaten the religious right’s traditional values. He embodies them.


Well: Big Data Comes to Dieting

A new study shows how weight loss can affect our bodies on a cellular level.


Phys Ed: The Mysterious Interior World of Exercise

What happens inside our bodies when we exercise.


Five bodies recovered in Oklahoma oil well explosion: sheriff

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The bodies of five people who died in an Oklahoma oil well explosion were recovered on Tuesday afternoon in a building adjacent to the drilling site outside of Quinton, Oklahoma, Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris said.


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Some 1,400 migrants rescued at sea, two bodies recovered: Italy coastguard

ROME (Reuters) - Some 1,400 migrants were plucked from overcrowded boats off the coast of Libya on Tuesday, Italy's coastguard said, and two bodies were recovered.


Nine bodies found in truck in Mexican state of Veracruz

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Nine dismembered bodies were found piled in a truck on Saturday night in the violent Mexican state of Veracruz, the governor said on Sunday, describing the crime as a clash of rival gangs.


Chinese salvagers recover two bodies from flaming Iranian tanker

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese salvage team recovered two bodies on Saturday from a stricken Iranian oil tanker, that was still blazing a week after it caught fire and was left adrift following a collision in the East China Sea, state news agency Xinhua reported.


Rescuers 'searching for a miracle' in California mudslide zone

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Rescuers picking through waist-deep mud on Thursday, two days after a massive mudslide killed at least 17 people along Southern California's coast, said they feared more bodies may be found but still held out hope for "miracle" survivors.


Philippines exhumes bodies of two children in dengue vaccine probe

MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippine government agency on Thursday exhumed the bodies of two children whose parents suspect they died of dengue after receiving a new vaccine against the disease, although its maker said it was not known to have caused any deaths in the country.


Death toll rises to 17 in California mudslides, 17 missing

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - The death toll from devastating mudslides in affluent communities along a stretch of Southern California coastline rose to 17 on Wednesday after two more bodies were recovered, the local sheriff said, and the number of people missing also climbed to 17.


Human antibodies made in cows could be developed to treat MERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Human antibodies made in genetically engineered cows have proved safe in an early stage clinical trial, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday, and could be developed into a treatment for the fatal viral disease, MERS.


Libyan coastguard recovers bodies of two migrants, others missing

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's coastguard on Sunday recovered the bodies of two female migrants who perished trying to cross the Mediterranean and picked up at least 250 survivors from two boats east of Tripoli, officials said.


Italy's coast guard says eight migrants died at sea

MILAN (Reuters) - The Italian coast guard recovered the bodies of eight people as it rescued a further 84 from dinghy that ran into trouble off Libya's coast, it said on Saturday.


Local Mexico police force investigated for youths' murders

CHILPANCINGO, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexican authorities said on Friday that they were investigating local police in the capital of Guerrero state after the dismembered bodies of two young men were found inside plastic bags outside the beach resort of Acapulco.


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Hours after Afghan blast, confused families searched desperately for news

KABUL (Reuters) - Hours after the explosion that tore through a Shi'ite cultural center in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, desperate families were still searching for news, as burned bodies were brought in and wards at the nearby Istiqlal hospital filled up.

Transit Systems

Left Behind by the Nation’s Largest Subway System

No physical structure embodies the divisions in New York City as plainly as the subway system, which serves the five boroughs unequally.


Special Report: A business where human bodies were butchered, packaged and sold

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Sam Kazemi stood over the old man’s corpse. Nearby lay pliers, a scalpel and a motorized saw designed to cut drywall and pipe.

4 found dead in basement in New York

New York authorities are investigating the deaths of four people after the bodies were found in a basement apartment in Troy a day after Christmas.

A Japanese coastal community is dealing with a sudden influx of boats carrying bodies

Ryosen Kojima opens a sliding door, enters the Zen Buddhist temple that his family has operated for four generations, and lights two candles.


Watch These Brooklyn Skate Club Regulars Dance Their Wheels Off

There’s magic in the skates: On Wednesday nights, the Brooklyn Skate Club transforms a gymnasium in Bedford-Stuyvesant into a swirl of bodies.

Bodies hung from bridges near Mexico resort

The bodies of six men were found Wednesday hanging from bridges in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, the state's attorney general's office said.

Puerto Rico faces a big problem in review of hurricane deaths

In the world of forensic pathology, there's a morbid truism: Bodies are evidence, and you need a body in order to fully examine a death.


Without Climbing Everest, Chronicling a Solemn Descent

The vivid tale of how two bodies were retrieved from near the summit of Mount Everest required networking in India and training an impromptu photographer.


Canadian police probe mysterious deaths of billionaire pharma couple

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police are investigating the mysterious deaths of pharmaceuticals billionaire Barry Sherman, founder of Apotex Inc, and his wife Honey, whose bodies were found in their Toronto mansion on Friday.


Bulletin Board: ‘A World of Misery Few of Us Really See’: Readers and a Bureau Chief Discuss Haiti’s Abandoned Dead

Catherine Porter, who has visited Haiti 20 times, explains how she discovered the men who collect and bury the bodies of impoverished Haitians.


Canadian police probe 'suspicious' deaths of billionaire couple

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police said they were investigating the mysterious deaths of Barry Sherman, founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex Inc, and his wife, Honey, one of the nation's wealthiest couples whose bodies were found in their mansion on Friday.


The Top 10 Well Stories of 2017

Having a positive outlook and taking steps to keep their bodies healthy were among our readers’ favorite subjects of the year.


Transgender women may get small breasts with hormones

(Reuters Health) - Transgender women who take sex hormones to feminize their bodies may not experience as much breast development as they expect, a new European study suggests.


A Dance of Vaporizing Bodies, With a Nod to Butoh

Kota Yamazaki and his wife, the dancer Mina Nishimura, talk about their new work coming to Baryshnikov Arts Center.


Iraq holds victory parade after defeating Islamic State

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi military parade in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone celebrated final victory over Islamic State on Sunday, with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi looking on as troops marched in formation, their bodies spelling "victory day" in Arabic.

Mysterious ghost ships in Japan raise concern

Dozens of ships have washed up on Japan's west coast this month, some with bodies on board, and while authorities haven't confirmed their origin, signs suggest they're from North Korea. CNN's Brian Todd reports.


North Korea boats off Japan spark spy scare; but some suspect just luckless fishermen

TOKYO (Reuters) - An increasing number of fishing boats from North Korea has been appearing off Japan - some in distress, some abandoned and some with dead bodies on board - raising fears about infiltration by spies as tension with North Korea surges.


Three dead bodies pulled from sea near Spain after migrant boat sinks

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish rescue services pulled three drowned men from the Strait of Gibraltar after rescuing one man from a half-sunken, rickety boat and another from the open sea, an emergency services spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

'Ghost ships' wash ashore in Japan

Four ships, some with dead bodies aboard, have washed ashore this month in Japan.

8 skeletons found on boat that washed up on Japan's coast

At least four ships have washed up on Japan's west coast this month, some with bodies on board, and while authorities haven't confirmed their origin, signs suggest they're from North Korea.


Pakistani police exhume couple's bodies suspecting honor killing

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani police on Monday exhumed the bodies of a young couple believed to have murdered by their families in a so-called honor killing, an investigator said.

Mosque attack survivor hid under bodies

A survivor of the attack on the Egyptian mosque which left 305 people dead said Sunday that he lost nine family members in the massacre.


Disability: Explaining Our Bodies, Finding Ourselves

We discovered we shared a common language, and a way of being in the world.


Fifteen bullet-ridden kidnap victims found in southwest Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani police on Wednesday found 15 bullet-ridden bodies of kidnap victims near the border with Iran, a favored route for human traffickers taking workers illegally to Europe.

Accounts of rape, burning children and murder

Discarded and left for dead, Mumtaz says she found herself on top of a mound of charred, entangled bodies.


Nearly 30 bodies found after clashes near Libyan capital: activists

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Twenty eight bodies with bullet wounds and torture marks were discovered on Saturday in an area west of Libya's capital that has recently seen clashes between rival armed factions, a local human rights group said.


LVMH boss Arnault says assets referred to in "Paradise Papers" known to tax bodies

PARIS (Reuters) - Bernard Arnault, France's richest billionaire and the head of luxury goods group LVMH , said on Wednesday that assets referred to by Le Monde newspaper, in the "Paradise Papers" leaks tracking tax affairs, were known to tax authorities.


Exclusive: FBI agents raid headquarters of major U.S. body broker

PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - Federal agents have seized records from a national company that solicits thousands of Americans to donate their bodies to science each year, then profits by dissecting the parts and distributing them for use by researchers and educators.

26 teenage girls found dead at sea

Italian authorities have launched an investigation into the cause of death of 26 teenage girls whose bodies were recovered in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday.


Bodies of Argentine men killed in New York attack returned

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The bodies of five Argentine men killed in a truck attack in New York City last week arrived at their hometown of Rosario on Monday.


Bodies of Argentine men killed in New York attack land in Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The bodies of five Argentine men killed in a truck attack in New York City arrived Monday morning at a Buenos Aires airport, where a police escort received them.


Israel finds bodies of five Gaza militants killed in tunnel demolition

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Sunday it had recovered the bodies of five Palestinians who were killed when it blew up a tunnel last week that was dug by militants under the Gaza Strip border, and hopes they can be used to effect the return of Israelis held in Gaza.


Bombardier gets new CSeries jet order, but deliveries cut

(Reuters) - Bombardier Inc scaled back CSeries jet deliveries by around a third because of engine delays, but said on Thursday it received its first order for the narrowbodies in 18 months, helping send shares up 4 percent.

North Korea defector says information is a bigger threat to the regime than US pressure

At the age of just four years old, children in North Korea bow before giant portraits depicting the three supreme leaders of the Kim dynasty -- a ritualistic display of obedience that embodies Kim Jong Un's strategy to maintain his unquestioned grip on power, a former North Korean diplomat told US lawmakers on Wednesday.


Seven bodies found in migrant boat off Libya

ROME (Reuters) - The bodies of seven migrants were discovered on Wednesday in a boat adrift off Libya while around 900 people were saved in operations in the southern Mediterranean, Italy's coastguard said.


A Mangled School Bus, Bodies Everywhere; ‘It Was Surreal’

A truck ramming bicyclists. The driver emerging with weapons drawn. For those who saw the attack, it was as confusing as it was gruesome.

Witness: Bodies had tire tracks

Eugene Duffy says he saw a white truck drive the wrong way on a Manhattan bike path and two men with tire tracks across their bodies.


Police Find Severed Heads in Coolers in Serial Killer Case that Stuns Japan

A 27-year-old man was arrested after a woman disappeared, and the Japanese news media said parts of nine bodies had been found in his house near Tokyo.


Special Report: In warehouse of horrors, body broker stacked human heads

DETROIT(Reuters) - When U.S. authorities arrested Arthur Rathburn last year, they hailed their investigation as a milestone in efforts to police a growing industry: brokers who acquire bodies donated to science, dissect them and sell or lease the parts for profit.


Japanese man arrested after parts of nine bodies found in apartment: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese man was arrested on Tuesday after the severed parts of nine bodies, some of them stored in picnic coolers, were found in his apartment, Japanese media said.