A vigil is held against violence in Cali, Colombia. The country has seen some 1,090 homicides this year. Luis Robayo /AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Luis Robayo /AFP/Getty Images Goats and Soda Death Comes In Many Different Ways. And Some Are A Bit Surprising December 18, 2014 A new report looks at the top causes of death in 188 countries. Infectious diseases are less of a threat than in 1990 — but please, look both ways before you cross the street.