New Zealand: Remains of 2 Children Found in Auctioned Luggage

A family in Aukland, New Zealand, recently discovered the remains of two children aged 5 and 10 years old inside suitcases they purchased unseen at an auction for an unclaimed storage locker, Reuters reported on Friday, noting that New Zealand authorities have launched a criminal investigation into the children’s deaths as they suspect they were murdered.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 02: Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki (L) speaks with a police officer before leading a procession of motorbikes along the Southern Motorway towards the Auckland Domain for an anti-lockdown protest on October 02, 2021 in Auckland, New Zealand. Anti-vaccination activists have organised rallies across New …

Zimbabwe: Measles Outbreak Kills at Least 157 Children

Zimbabwe’s latest outbreak of measles — an infectious viral disease that typically occurs during childhood — has killed at least 157 children in the country in recent weeks and caused more than 2,000 cases of the disease nationwide, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported on Tuesday.

Children wear face masks while attending a social event in Epworth, Harare, in this Friday, June, 11, 2021 photo. Zimbabwe has opened up COVID-19 vaccination to the majority of teen children, while also allowing fully vaccinated people to eat in restaurants as a devastating third wave recedes and previously hesitant …

India: Lightning Kills Nearly 50 People in One Week

Nearly 50 people have been killed by lightning in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state within the past week, the Associated Press (AP) reported on Thursday, noting that India has recorded almost 750 deaths from lightning strikes nationwide since April.

NEW DELHI, INDIA - MAY 23: A view of lightning seen from a rooftop at Patel Nagar on May 23, 2022 in New Delhi, India. Several parts of Delhi-NCR received rains with gusty winds in Delhi as the temperatures dropped by ten degrees. The downpour led to several trees being …

Actor, Comedian Jak Knight Dies at 28

Comedian, actor, and television writer Jak Knight died at the age of 28 on Thursday night in Los Angeles, California. Knight’s family announced his death through an agency representative. His cause of death is reportedly not yet being released at this time.

performs onstage at Room 415 Comedy Club during Colossal Clusterfest at Civic Center Plaza and The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on June 3, 2017 in San Francisco, California.

South Africa Mystery: At Least 21 Children Aged 13-17 Found Dead at Pub

Government officials in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province said at least 21 teenagers were “found dead” at a bar on Sunday morning under unclear circumstances, South Africa’s DispatchLive reported, noting that while the cause of the deaths remains unknown, some have speculated that the youths may have been “exposed to some form of poison.”

Forensic personel carry a body out of a township pub in South Africa's southern city of East London on June 26, 2022, after 20 teenagers died. - At least 20 teenagers, the youngest aged just 13 years, have died at a township pub in South Africa's southern city of East …

Hong Kong: 1,000+ Cadavers in Cold Storage After Virus Deaths Surge

Hong Kong health officials confirmed this week that 1,100 cadavers remained in municipal cold storage facilities unclaimed because local funeral parlors have failed to keep up with the surging demand for funerals caused by Hong Kong’s latest epidemic of the Chinese coronavirus, the Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP) reported on Friday.

Funeral home staff members (L) load a dead body into a vehicle next to people being treated at a makeshift area outside Caritas hospital in Hong Kong on March 2, 2022. - Hong Kong is in the throes of its worst-ever coronavirus outbreak and has since seen overflowing hospitals and …