New York, August 21 - Corey Griffin, co-founder of the famous Ice Bucket Challenge raising millions for ALS research, has died at age 27 in a diving accident, police said Wednesday. Griffin, aged 27, drowned after the accident at Nantucket a short time after leaving yet another event raising funds for research to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that ...
Ancona, August 21 - A man who stabbed his baby daughter to death Sunday told a judge Thursday he had done so because "an inner voice told me to". Luca Giustini, a 34-year-old train driver, killed 18-month-old Alessia near the Marche port city of Ancona.
(refiling with correct date). Rome, August 21 - Nutella chocolate spread "could soon see its price inflated to the extent of being a luxury good," the website of the French business newspaper Les Echos has claimed. The newspaper raised the alarm on the ground that bad weather has severely affected the hazelnut harvest in northern Turkey, the world's largest producer, pushing up the price of the nuts by ...
Washington, August 21 - Two Christian missionaries infected by the deadly Ebola virus while working in Liberia have been cured thanks to an experimental treatment, sources at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital said. Nancy Wristebol, a volunteer with Christian organization Samaritan's Purse, was released from hospital Wednesday after receiving an experimental vaccine and a blood transfusion from ...
Rome, August 21 - Robin Williams' ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay the day after his suicide earlier this month, his death certificate revealed Thursday. The comic and actor took his own life at the age of 63 August 11.
Rome, August 21 - Women entrepreneurs are a minority in Italy, but they are creating more new firms in times of economic hardship than their male counterparts, Unioncamere chambers of commerce association said Thursday. While women make up almost half of the nation's employed workforce (45.23%, or 7.6 million out of 16.6 million), they make up just 21.4% of Italian employers, or 1.3 million out ...
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