First US recipient of partial face transplant dead at 57 Aug 02, 2020 0 1676 12345 WASHINGTON: Connie Culp, the first US recipient of a partial face transplant, has died at age 57, according to Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic, where she underwent the delicate operation nearly 12 years ago.The health centre listed no cause of death in its tweet on Friday, quoting one of her doctors, Frank Papay, as saying she was a “great pioneer.” “Her decision to undergo a sometimes-daunting procedure is an enduring gift for all humanity,” added Papay, head of the clinic’s dermatology and plastic surgery institute.Culp was grievously wounded in 2004 when her husband shot her and then turned the gun on himself.The gun blast shattered Culp’s nose and cheeks, the roof of her mouth and her right eye.His wounds were far less extensive than hers, and he was later jailed for seven years over the attack. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES US official cautions over China, Russia virus vaccines as race heats up Aug 02, 2020 0 339 Expect ‘lengthy’ coronavirus pandemic, warns WHO chief Aug 02, 2020 0 268 Thousands of ‘Covidiots’ protest in Berlin over virus restrictions Aug 02, 2020 0 659 Hurricane Isaias douses Bahamas, heads to virus-hit Florida AFP Miami Hurricane Isaias dumped torrential rain on the Bahamas Saturday as it rumbled toward Florida -- the first big test for the storm-prone US state reeling from the coronavirus crisis. The category one storm was .. Japan’s Okinawa declares state of emergency as virus cases soar TOKYO: Japan’s Okinawa region has declared a state of emergency and asked people to stay home for two weeks as the popular tourist destination sees an “explosive spread” of coronavirus cases. Governor Denny Tamaki on .. UK seeks ‘tougher action’ from France on Channel migrants AFP London Britain on Saturday urged France to get tougher on stopping migrants using the Channel to reach the UK, with one minister saying the crossings were “unacceptably high”. The call came after Border Force figures .. Trump says fed agents to stay in Portland until police ‘cleanup’ AFP Washington US federal officers will stay in the protest-wracked city of Portland until local law enforcement officials finish a “cleanup of anarchists and agitators,” President Donald Trump said. The president .. South Korean sect leader arrested for hindering coronavirus efforts AFP Seoul The elderly leader of a secretive South Korean sect at the centre of the country’s early coronavirus outbreak was arrested on Saturday for allegedly hindering the government’s effort to contain the epidemic. ..