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Clashes in Jerusalem but flashpoint Palestinian funeral delayed

Jerusalem - Israeli police clashed with Palestinians across east Jerusalem Saturday ahead of a potentially explosive funeral that was delayed for a day and tight security conditions imposed.

Drive-thru mourning now offered at Michigan funeral home

Saginaw - Drive-thru windows have become a part of everyday life for many of us, but some Michigan residents find the drive-thru visitation window at a local funeral home disrespectful.

Funeral of disaster-hit ferry owner starts in S. Korea

Seoul - The funeral of a South Korean tycoon who was the target of a massive manhunt connected to April's ferry disaster began Saturday under tight security at the compound of the religious group he led.

Thousands bid farewell to slain US teenager

Saint Louis - The black teenager whose shooting by a white officer ignited protests and revived the race debate in the United States was eulogized as a victim of abusive policing whose untimely death demands justice.

Thousands bid farewell to slain US teenager

Saint Louis - The black teenager whose shooting by a white officer ignited protests and revived the race debate in the United States was eulogized Monday as a victim of abusive policing whose untimely death demands justice.

Spain mourns priest who died from Ebola

Madrid - Several hundred mourners joined a funeral service on Wednesday for a Spanish priest who died from Ebola after being infected in Liberia, becoming the first European victim of the worst-ever outbreak of the virus.

Gaza's Christians bury their first casualty of the war

Gaza - Jalila Ayyad's widower George still had a black eye and bloodstains on his shirt as he processed ahead of her coffin, hours after the air strike that destroyed their home.Jalila, 60, was the first Christian casualty of a bloody Gaza war.

Mourners demand justice for NY man choked by police

New York - Civil rights activist Al Sharpton led hundreds of mourners in demands for justice at the funeral for a black father of six who died after being choked by New York police.

Bosnia buries 284 war victims two decades on

Kozarac - Thousands gathered on Sunday for a final farewell to 284 people killed in Bosnia's 1992-1995 war, after their remains were exhumed from one of the largest mass graves found in the country.

Tensions near breaking in Jerusalem as Palestinian boy is buried

Jerusalem - Palestinians and Israelis in Jerusalem expressed frustration Friday as the funeral of a slain Palestinian boy approached while radicals in Gaza fired missiles at communities in southern Israel.

Mother's funeral turns into party, and her corpse held menthol

New Orleans - Miriam Burbank's two daughters said that their mother, from New Orleans, was full of life, so they wanted to make sure her funeral was lively.

Lee Ann Womack sings 'I Hope You Dance' at Maya Angelou funeral

Country sensation Lee Ann Womack sang her signature song "I Hope You Dance" at Maya Angelou's funeral on June 7. Angelou's most famous work was her autobiography, "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings."

Puerto Rican woman attends her own wake in style

According to her wishes, an 80-year-old Puerto Rican woman attended her own wake this week, sitting in her favorite rocking chair, wearing her gown from her second marriage and surrounded by flowers and plants.

Six mourners injured by falling coffin at funeral in Spain

Ronda - Six mourners were attending a funeral in the city of Ronda in southern Spain when the coffin containing their deceased loved one fell on them, injuring them all.

With tears and anger, Slavyansk buries its dead

- Irina Boyevets was standing innocently on her balcony when a bullet smashed into her head. Anatoly Korochka was burned alive when his delivery truck was raked by machine gun fire. On Wednesday, the war-torn town of Slavyansk buried two of its own.

After the horrors of Odessa, both sides bury their dead

Odessa - Andriy and Vadim: two young men from Odessa, one pro-Russian, one pro-Kiev, both buried as heroes on Tuesday after dying in a bloodbath that brought their country closer to civil war.

Leaders honour Spain's democratic hero Suarez in mass

Madrid - International dignitaries crowded into Madrid's Almudena Cathedral for a solemn state funeral to honour Adolfo Suarez, the statesman who led Spain to democracy after the Franco dictatorship.

Leaders honour Spain's democratic hero Suarez in mass

Madrid - International dignitaries crowded into Madrid's Almudena Cathedral on Monday for a solemn state funeral to honour Adolfo Suarez, the statesman who led Spain to democracy after the Franco dictatorship.

Grenade attack on C. Africa funeral service 'kills 20'

Bangui - At least 20 people died when extremists threw hand grenades at a crowd of mourners during a funeral service in the Central African Republic capital Bangui overnight, the government said on Friday.

Funeral held for Crimea's first casualties

Simferopol - Crimea held a joint funeral on Saturday for a Ukrainian soldier and a pro-Moscow militiaman killed this week -- the first casualties since Russian forces seized the Black Sea peninsula."These are Crimean heroes," the Moscow-ruled region's prime ministe...

Thousands mourn Shanghai's 'underground' bishop

Shanghai - Thousands of mourners packed a Shanghai square on Saturday to bid farewell to "underground" Catholic Bishop Joseph Fan Zhongliang whose faith, they said, led him to endure decades of suffering at the hands of China's ruling Communist Party.Fan, who was...

Ohio man buried atop his beloved Harley-Davidson

Mechanicsburg - An Ohio man was granted his final wish Friday, when his family carried out the motorcycle enthusiast's plans to be laid to rest astride his beloved 1967 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide.

Israel's controversial hero Ariel Sharon laid to rest

- Ariel Sharon, one of Israel's most controversial leaders, was laid to rest Monday at his family ranch in a sombre ceremony attended by Israeli officials and foreign dignitaries.

Nelson Mandela buried today in hometown Qunu

The funeral of former South African president Nelson Mandela was held at his hometown Qunu in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, today.

Mandela's body en route to Qunu via helicopter

Nelson Mandela's body will take a trip by helicopter this morning to Qunu in the Eastern Cape, for his burial on Sunday.

Search for relatives to attend funeral of war vet who died alone

Middlesbrough - Decorated army veteran Frederick Leach passed away at the age of 94 on Nov. 6 at Briarwood Care Home in Eston, about five miles from Middlesbrough in northeast England, and there are concerns that he will have nobody to attend his funeral.

Large turnout expected to pay respect at funeral of WWII veteran

Blackpool - The Armistice Day funeral of a WWII veteran with no close family is expected to attract a large turnout after appeals to attend his funeral and give him a good send off were shared on social networking sites.

Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke's funeral halted, hearse kicked

Albano Laziale - The funeral service for Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke in Italy Tuesday was called off amid fiery protests, BBC News is reporting.

Boy dies in vehicle while parents were attending funeral

Deputies in Manatee County, Florida, are investigating a 3-year-old's death after he was left in the car whilst his parents attended a funeral.

Last King of Yugoslavia reburied after forty-three years

Belgrade - The King of Yugoslavia, Petar II was buried in a state funeral in Belgrade on Sunday, forty-three years after he died. Petar II was the last king of Yugoslavia and in 1941 he fled with his family from the Nazis and escaped to the United States.
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Jack Layton s last ride.
Jack Layton's last ride.
CP24 screen capture used with permission
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The casket bearing the body of US Navy Machinist s Mate goes over the edge of the USS Enterprise dur...
The casket bearing the body of US Navy Machinist's Mate goes over the edge of the USS Enterprise during a Burial at Sea ceremony. Burial at Sea are available free of charge to former and active armed forces members.
US Navy
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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
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Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
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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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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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Princess Diana s coffin borne through the streets of London
Princess Diana's coffin borne through the streets of London
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South African President Jacob Zuma wipes his tears during a send-off ceremony for late former South ...
South African President Jacob Zuma wipes his tears during a send-off ceremony for late former South African President Nelson Mandela at Waterkloof Air Force base in Pretoria December 14, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Yves Herman
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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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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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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
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Scene from short film Reflexions
Scene from short film Reflexions
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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
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Jack Layton s last ride.
Jack Layton's last ride.
CP24 screen capture used with permission
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Jack Layton s last ride.
Jack Layton's last ride.
CP24 screen capture used with permission
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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.
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Relatives and friends of Mohammed Abu Khder  16  carry his body to the mosque during his funeral in ...
Relatives and friends of Mohammed Abu Khder, 16, carry his body to the mosque during his funeral in Shuafat, in Israeli annexed East Jerusalem on July 4, 2014
Ahmad Gharabli, AFP
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It has always been thought that drinking shortened your life span. But studies now show that moderat...
It has always been thought that drinking shortened your life span. But studies now show that moderate drinkers live longer than people who abstain from drinking.
chelsea
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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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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
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