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Iranians flood streets to mourn symbol of fight against IS

Tehran - A huge crowd flooded central Tehran in a sea of red and black on Wednesday to mourn a soldier who has become a symbol of the fight against the Islamic State group.

Japanese firm to offer 'drive-thru' funeral service

Toukyo - A Japanese funeral parlour is set to offer relatives the chance to pay their final respects to deceased loved ones without leaving the comfort of their cars.

Life after death? Companies weighing up digital technologies

The companies maintaining the presence of someone after they have died may not immediately spring to mind when it comes to digital transformation; however several startups have services to maintain a person’s social media presence.

Funeral held for youngest victim of Manchester attack

Manchester - Mourners carrying roses paid their last respects on Wednesday to eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos, the youngest of the 22 victims of the Manchester Arena bomb attack.

US student jailed by N.Korea laid to rest in Ohio

Cincinnati - Mourners turned out in droves to pay their final respects Thursday to Otto Warmbier, the US student imprisoned for more than a year by North Korea and sent back home in a mysterious coma that proved fatal.

US student jailed by N.Korea laid to rest in Ohio

Cincinnati - Hundreds of mourners turned out Thursday to pay final respects to Otto Warmbier, the US student imprisoned for more than a year by North Korea and sent back home in a coma that proved fatal.

Funeral to be held for US student imprisoned by N. Korea

Chicago - Otto Warmbier, the US college student imprisoned for more than a year by North Korea and sent back home in a coma that proved fatal, will be buried Thursday in his home state of Ohio.

Iran attacks 'reinforce hatred' for US, Saudi: leader

Tehran - The attacks in Tehran this week will only "reinforce hatred" for the United States and Saudi Arabia, Iran's supreme leader said on Friday at a funeral for those killed.

Ukrainians bid last farewell to Greek Catholic leader

Kiev - Thousands of Ukrainians gathered in Kiev on Monday to bid a final farewell to the former leader of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Lubomyr Husar.

Three explosions rock funeral of Kabul protester: witnesses

Kabul - Explosions Saturday rocked the funeral ceremony of an Afghan man killed during protests over the worsening security situation in the capital Kabul, witnesses said, reporting multiple casualties.

Mass funeral for dozens slain in attack on Syria evacuees

Jaramana - Hundreds of tearful mourners attended a mass funeral Wednesday for loved ones killed in a suicide bombing on a convoy of evacuees, in one of the Syrian war's most gruesome attacks.

Thousands honour policeman killed in London attack

London - Thousands of police officers attended the funeral in London on Monday of Keith Palmer, the policeman stabbed to death in a terror attack outside the British parliament last month.

Clinton pleads for peace as N. Ireland's McGuinness buried

Derry - Former US president Bill Clinton urged Northern Ireland to finish the work of peace at the funeral Thursday of Martin McGuinness, the former paramilitary commander turned peace negotiator.

Syria regime shelling of funeral kills 9: monitor

Birut - At least nine people were killed on Saturday when government forces launched a barrage of rockets that hit a funeral on the edges of the Syrian capital, a monitor said.

In teary vigil for late wife, Lula lashes out at detractors

S - Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva held a wake Saturday for his late wife, ending it with harshly worded criticism for the couple's detractors in an ongoing corruption scandal.

Iranians pay tribute to firemen lost in tower blaze

Tehran - Tens of thousands of Iranians poured on to the streets of Tehran on Monday for the funeral of 16 firefighters killed when the city's oldest high-rise collapsed after a blaze.

Pole dancers jam traffic at Taiwan politician's funeral

Taipei - Fifty pole dancers clad in black bikinis gave one Taiwan politician a raucous final send-off in an eyebrow-raising funeral parade that jammed traffic and drew crowds of onlookers.

Horns blare as Polish trucker killed before Berlin attack buried

Poland - Truckers honked their horns across Poland in homage to Lukasz Urban, the registered driver of the lorry hijacked in the Berlin Christmas market attack, who was buried on Friday.

Russia bids farewell to slain Turkey envoy

Moscow - Russia on Thursday laid to rest its envoy Andrei Karlov after a packed memorial ceremony in Moscow for the diplomat who was assassinated by an off-duty policeman in Ankara this week.

Thousands to attend American space legend John Glenn's memorial

Columbus - Thousands were expected to gather Saturday in Ohio for a memorial service to pay tribute to American space legend John Glenn, who died last week at the age of 95.

Ghana mourns revered Ashanti queen

Kumasi - Dressed entirely in black, Tina Owusu Panin joined thousands making their way to a Ghanaian palace to mourn their "mother" -- the revered queen of the powerful Ashanti kingdom.

Singing in the rain at send-off for Italy's Dario Fo

Milan - Thousands of mourners sang as they walked through the streets of Milan Saturday to pay their respects to Italy's Nobel prize-winning dramatist Dario Fo at a lay ceremony in front of the city's Gothic cathedral.

Funeral held for 'last queen' of Romania

Bucharest - Bucharest declared a national day of mourning Saturday as a funeral was held for Anne of Romania, wife of the country's former king, who died this month aged 92."We are turning a page on history.

Nobel prize-winning chemist buried with military honours in Egypt

Cairo - Nobel prize-winning Egyptian-American chemist Ahmed Zewail was given a state funeral with military honours on Sunday in Cairo attended by Egypt's president and top officials.

Erdogan breaks down in tears at funeral for friend killed in coup

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan broke down in tears while speaking at the funeral of an old friend in Istanbul killed during the coup, images from Turkish television showed.

French police couple buried after jihadist murder

P - Hundreds of people paid a final tribute to a policeman and his partner who were buried in southern France on Monday after being knifed to death by an extremist.

'I want justice': Husband of Pakistani teen murdered for honour

Lahore - The husband of a 16-year-old Pakistani girl who was murdered by her family for marrying him vowed Thursday to do whatever it took to get justice for his young wife.

Turkish president Erdogan to attend Muhammad Ali funeral

Louisville - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will attend the public memorial service for boxing legend Muhammad Ali on Friday in Louisville, a spokesman for Ali's family said Monday.

Obama 'considering' attending Ali funeral, says mayor

Washington - US President Barack Obama is weighing whether to attend the public memorial services for boxing legend Muhammad Ali later this week in Louisville, the Kentucky city's mayor Greg Fischer told AFP on Sunday.

Western Sahara independence leader Abdelaziz buried

Tindouf - Mohamed Abdelaziz, leader of the Western Sahara independence movement Polisario Front who died of lung cancer this week, was buried on Saturday in the disputed territory.
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Jack Layton's last ride.
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Pictured is a funeral package presentation.
Pictured is a funeral package presentation.
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Graveyard of a monastery in Southern Germany. Akin to soldiers  the nuns have been buried in multipl...
Graveyard of a monastery in Southern Germany. Akin to soldiers, the nuns have been buried in multiple long rows.
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
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Official photographs of King Tupuo V and his cortege
Official photographs of King Tupuo V and his cortege
Tonga Government portal
A team of funeral agents specialised in the burial of victims of the Ebola virus put a body in a gra...
A team of funeral agents specialised in the burial of victims of the Ebola virus put a body in a grave at the Fing Tom cemetery in Freetown, on October 10, 2014
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Relatives mourn during the funeral of Bashir Abdel Aal  a 20-year-old Hamas militant who was killed ...
Relatives mourn during the funeral of Bashir Abdel Aal, a 20-year-old Hamas militant who was killed by Israeli tank shells minutes before a five-hour truce went into effect, on July 17, 2014 in Gaza
Said Khatib, AFP
Jennifer Thalasinos poses at the meal given in honor of her husband Nick
Jennifer Thalasinos poses at the meal given in honor of her husband Nick
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
special permission from Richard Bloom, managing editor City TV
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
special permission from Richard Bloom, managing editor City TV
Jack Remembered Flag Half Staff Parliament Hill
Jack Remembered Flag Half Staff Parliament Hill
Iraq US casualty
Iraq US casualty
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A so-called  urn-wall  seen at Amsterdam s famous cemetery and crematorium: Zorgvliet
A so-called 'urn-wall' seen at Amsterdam's famous cemetery and crematorium: Zorgvliet
A designated area where people can scatter the ashes (white) of their loved ones.
Zoergvliet  Amster...
A designated area where people can scatter the ashes (white) of their loved ones. Zoergvliet, Amsterdam
Official photographs of King Tupuo V and his cortege
Official photographs of King Tupuo V and his cortege
Tonga Government portal
An honor guard from the 1st Special Forces Group transports the flag-draped coffin of a U.S. soldier...
An honor guard from the 1st Special Forces Group transports the flag-draped coffin of a U.S. soldier being killed in theatre of war
U.S. Army
The setting for Nick s funeral with Lev Shelo band at Shiloh Messianic Congregation
The setting for Nick's funeral with Lev Shelo band at Shiloh Messianic Congregation
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
special permission from Richard Bloom, managing editor City TV
Palestinian boys watch the funerals of five militants killed during Israeli air strikes over night  ...
Palestinian boys watch the funerals of five militants killed during Israeli air strikes over night, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 7, 2014
Said Khatib, AFP
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
special permission from Richard Bloom, managing editor City TV

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