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Truman Capote’s ashes go for $43,750

The ashes of the celebrated author Truman Capote, author of 'In Cold Blood' and 'Breakfast at Tiffany’s', have been sold at auction for an astonishing $43,750.

There's a dildo with an urn in it

A Dutch designer has created a way for people to keep their lost late spouse closer to their heart, by creating a dildo with an urn in it.

Ashes 2013-14: Series Results

Sydney - Despite England coming into this Ashes series as favorites, having beaten Australia 3-0 in England mid-2013, Australia has won the 2013-14 Ashes series and reclaimed the Ashes with a 5-0 whitewash.

Ashes 2013-14: First Test Results

Brisbane - Australia have handed England a resounding defeat in the first Ashes test of the Australian summer in a heated and divisive game.

Las Vegas-area wildfire has consumed 25,500 acres since July 1 Special

Las Vegas - The wildfire raging west of the Las Vegas Valley was started by a lightning strike on July 1 and since then it has consumed more than 25,000 acres. The costs of fighting it are nearing $6 million and counting.

Poland to investigate Swedish artist's claim of Holocaust ashes

Lublin - Recently Swedish artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff claimed that he had created artwork using human ashes from the Majdanek Nazi death camp in Poland. Now Poland is investigating the claim and the artist may face a prison sentence.

Man gets 8 years for stealing and snorting human and dog ashes

One of three men accused of stealing canine and human ashes in late 2010 was sentenced to more than eight years in prison on Friday.

Controversy as Swedish artist paints with Holocaust ashes

Lund - A controversy is raging as Swedish artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff unveils a painting made using ashes of Holocaust victims, taken from the Majdanek Nazi death camp in Poland.

Moving company refuses to hand over husband's ashes

Not paying costs to service companies for services rendered of any sort, could mean losing something that means the most to you.

Five teen burglars snort ashes from crime scene

Silver Springs - When five teens broke into a Silver Springs, Florida home on December 15, 2010 they took jewelry, electronic items and three urns containing the ashes of the victim's dead father and two dogs.

Op-Ed: Dignified in defeat, let's hear it for Australian cricket

It is good to see that fair play and sportsmanship both on and off the field still exist in a sporting world ruled by money, and no-one has demonstrated that better than the Australian cricketers and fans after their recent Ashes defeat against England.

England retain Ashes in Australia after 24 years

Melbourne - England beat Australia in the fourth Ashes Test match of the series at Melbourne to retain the urn. This was the first time in 24 years they did that in Australia.

Woman attracts 1000s of Twitter followers due to The Ashes mix-up

An American woman with the Twitter name “theashes” has been bombarded with messages from cricket fans and gathered nearly 11,000 followers.

Coronation Street cat's ashes sell for £844

South Cerney - The ashes of Frisky, the cat seen in the opening credits of Coronation Street for 11 years, brought £844 when they were sold at auction this week.

England's cricket team wins the Ashes

England's cricket team has regained the Ashes. They came in to the series as the most unlikely to win, after falling to Australia by 5-0 a few years ago.

Citizen Media Report Inspires Emirates Airline to Change Policy

Emirates Airline, the official airline of the UAE, announced it changed its carry-on policy relating to urns of human ashes. The decision was influenced by a DigitalJournal.com article outlining a Sikh family's grievance with the airline.

Thieves Stole Velvet Box Containing Their Baby's Ashes

Around the globe, home burglaries are all too common, with thieves targeting big ticket items such as televisions, stereos and gaming systems. For one victim and her family, the heartless robbers took more than just monetary items.

Grieving Mother Forced to Show Court Son's Ashes to Prove His Death

In a UK court, a mother forced to bring in with her the ashes of her dead son to prove that he was indeed dead. The UK car registration authority, DVLA refused to believe that the young man had died.

Mohandas K. Gandhi's Ashes Finally Allowed To Rest At Sea

Mohandas K. Gandhi, also known as Mahatma, was murdered sixty years ago in 1948 by a Hindu hardliner. Since that time his ashes have been displayed in one memorial after another in several urns throughout India.

Woman May Have Scattered Ashes At Disneyland

A woman was spotted dumping a white powder at Disneyland on Friday. Some wonder she may have dropped ashes of a loved one. Workers at Disney had to shut down the parks briefly because of this incident.

Human Ashes Cause Airport Bomb Scare

That's right, another Scare-port story. This time it was human ashes that caused an evacuation of a Miami airport. I suppose they thought the ashes were some sort of Genie Terrorist that would grant 3 terrible wishes to the Taliban.

Father's Ashes Dumped on Son's Lawn

A Florida man woke Monday morning to find his fathers ashes dumped on his lawn and the cedar box that contained them lying nearby.

Thief Returns Child's Cremated Remains

Just goes to prove that sometimes burglars have a conscience too.
 

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A designated area where people can scatter the ashes (white) of their loved ones.
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A designated area where people can scatter the ashes (white) of their loved ones. Zoergvliet, Amsterdam
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Australia's Shane Watson holds his bat as he walks from the field after being dismissed by England's Stuart Broad during the first day's play of the first Ashes test cricket match in Brisbane November 21, 2013
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Teens accused of snorting human remains thought to be cocaine.  Some of the remains have located by ...
Teens accused of snorting human remains thought to be cocaine. Some of the remains have located by the police.
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Ashes and half burnt candles, Buddist Temple, Richmond, BC.
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