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How to have a better death

Death is inevitable. A bad death is not Cartoons added by TW IN 1662 a London haberdasher with an eye for numbers published the first quantitative account of death. John Graunt tallied causes such as “the King’s Evil”, a tubercular disease believed to be cured by the monarch’s touch. Others seem uncanny, even poetic. In … Continue reading

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Basil and his cows| Death be not proud

Basil and his cows Island Editorials Former minister Basil Rajapaksa’s arrest came as no surprise. Whether he has abused his power as an influential minister of the previous government to help himself to public funds or not will be determined by the judiciary and the burden of proof is on the government. However, the judicial … Continue reading

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Angel of Death

Mosquito – the Angel of Death By Charles Santiapillai To people living in malarial areas, the whine of a mosquito can be the music of death. Every 20 seconds, someone, somewhere dies of malaria, which is caused by a tiny protozoan parasite transmitted by the female mosquito. A single bite of such a deadly female … Continue reading

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Damascus Deaths

Syria: death in Damascus The simultaneous slaughter of three or perhaps four members of Assad’s inner circle blows a hole in the heart of the government It is 16 months since the Syrian uprising began, and one day’s loss of life merges inexorably into another. But Wednesday was different, for two reasons. Fighting continued into … Continue reading

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