Death

  • Global coronavirus deaths top half a million
    SYDNEY/BEIJING, June 29 (Reuters): The death toll from COVID-19 surpassed half a million people on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, a grim milestone for the global pandemic that seems to be resurgent in some countries even as other regions are still grappling with the first wave.   The respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus has been particularly dangerous for the elderly, although other adults and children are also among the 501,000 fatalities and 1
  • Death of 'Mr Big' stirs memories of Singapore's gangland past
    SINGAPORE, May 27 (Reuters): Early one October morning in 1969, Singapore police found the body of a man dumped in a storm drain. He had been stabbed to death, police said, in what became one of the country's most notorious gang killings.   After more than 50 years on the run, one of the men wanted for the murder, Tan Tong Meng, died of a heart attack in Denmark last month, according to former police detectives, online tributes and media reports.   The de