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Selfie-related accidents have killed
more people worldwide this year than
shark attacks have, and they ve killed
at least twice as many if you include
only "unprovoked," confirmed shark
Conde Nast Traveler reported on
September 16 that 11 people had died
during selfie accidents, while eight peo-
ple worldwide were killed in shark
attacks. The story picked up steam with
the recent death of a tourist who fell
down the stairs at the Taj Mahal while
trying to snap a selfie, bringing the tally
up to 12. Mashable created an info-
graphic to illustrate how much deadlier
careless selfies are compared to shark
Though the Conde Nast Traveler and
Mashable articles don t detail the 12
selfie-related deaths, they are listed on
1. An American woman fell to her
death while taking a selfie with her
boyfriend on a cliff in South Africa.
2, 3. Two Russian men were killed
while taking a selfie with a hand
4,5,6. Three Indian students were
killed by an oncoming train while taking
selfies on train tracks.
7. A Romanian teenager was elec-
trocuted when she was taking a selfie
on top of a train and touched a high-
8. A Russian teen was also electro-
cuted after touching live wires while
taking a selfie near railway tracks.
9. A Russian woman shot herself in
the head while trying to take a selfie
with a gun.
10. A woman in Moscow City died
falling from a bridge, where she was
trying to take a selfie.
11. A teenager in Houston, Texas,
fatally shot himself while taking a selfie
with a gun.
12. A Japanese tourist died falling
down the stairs while taking a selfie at
the Taj Mahal.
There is, however, some evidence
that there may be other selfie-related
deaths that we don t know about
because they didn t make international
headlines. Yelena Alexeyeva, an aide to
the Russian interior minister, told the
Agency France-Presse in July that there
have been "dozens of selfie-related
deaths" in Russia alone. ---Huffington
CAIRO---Egypt released two
journalists for Al-Jazeera Eng-
lish TV from prison after a
presidential pardon yesterday,
a dramatic development in a
case that has been widely con-
demned by human rights
groups and international
The two---Canadian journalist
Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian
national Baher Mohammed---
were originally arrested in
December 2013 and sentenced
to three years in prison last
month for airing what a court
here described as "false news"
and biased coverage.
Fahmy and Mohammed were
released just hours after the
pardon was announced, and
dropped off by police in a Cairo
It was not immediately clear
if all other of a total of 100 pris-
oners pardoned by President
Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi were also
Fahmy told The Associated
Press that he and his colleague
Baher Mohammed were taken
by surprise by the pardon.
Speaking shortly after his
release, Fahmy said he still
"can t believe it."
El-Sissi s pardon of 100 pris-
oners, including dozens of
human rights activists, came
on the eve of the major Muslim
holiday of Eid al-Adha and a
day before the Egyptian pres-
ident is to travel to New York
to attend the United Nations
"To be honest, I anticipated
that el-Sissi may release some
prisoners, knowing that he s
going to the United Nations,"
"But I didn t think our names
would be included."
"Where are we going to start?
What are we going to do? We re
going to travel the world, we re
going to celebrate, we re going
to party," he added.
Fahmy s wife Marwa Omara
said she learned of the news
the prison while she was vis-
iting her husband.
Standing at his side following
his release, Omara said the "bad
dream" is over and "we will
have to start our life again."
Al-Jazeera said in a statement
that it was "delighted for them
both" and added, "it is hard to
celebrate though as this whole
episode should not have hap-
pened in the first place."
The long-running trial of the
three Al-Jazeera staff is entan-
gled in the wider political con-
flict between Egypt and Qatar,
where Al-Jazeera is based, fol-
lowing the Egyptian army s
2013 ouster of Islamist Presi-
dent Mohammed Morsi, a
Muslim Brotherhood member.
Children of parents who work at the Lithuanian Embassy take selfies with Pope
Francis as he departs the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission
in Washington, yesterday. AP PHOTO
Selfies twice as deadly as
'unprovoked' shark attacks
Pardoned al-Jazeera journalists freed
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