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First crematorium opens in Greece over Church objections

- Greece has acquired its first crematorium, organisers said Thursday, capping decades of efforts blocked by the powerful Greek Orthodox Church, which believes cremation disrespects the human body.

Hundreds attend El Paso memorial for shooting victim with few family

El Paso - Hundreds of mourners attended the memorial Friday of a woman they had never met, a victim of the El Paso shooting earlier this month, after her husband opened the service to the public.

Mourners pay final respects to Khmer Rouge 'Brother Number Two'

Pailin - Crowds gathered for the funeral of "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea on Friday, paying their final respects to a man considered the chief ideologue of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime.

Mourners pay final respects to Khmer Rouge 'Brother Number Two'

Pailin - Former Khmer Rouge cadres and relatives paid their final respects to "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea on Friday, ahead of a cremation ceremony in Cambodia for the man considered the chief ideologue of the murderous regime.

86 victims of Bosnian war buried 27 years after massacre

Prijedor - Hundreds of people gathered Saturday for the funeral of 86 Muslim victims of a massacre committed in Prijedor by Bosnian Serb forces at the beginning of the 1990s Bosnian war.

Angry mourners demand 'justice' over Brazil military shooting

Rio De Janeiro - Anguish mixed with anger at the funeral Wednesday of a Brazilian musician shot dead by soldiers in Rio de Janeiro, with mourners blaming far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and the military.

'Don't cry': Celebration trumps pain at Christchurch funeral

Christchurch - Heads bowed, their hair covered by black headscarves, female family members of Mohemmed Daoud Nabi gently wept as they approached his body until a fellow mourner called out "Don't cry.

Designer Karl Lagerfeld to be cremated without ceremony

Paris - Karl Lagerfeld will be cremated without ceremony and his ashes are likely to be scattered with those of his mother and his lover, the designer's label said Wednesday.

Designer Karl Lagerfeld to be cremated without ceremony

Paris - Karl Lagerfeld will be cremated without ceremony and his ashes are likely to be scattered with those of his mother and lover, his label said Wednesday.

Erdogan, Trump agree no 'cover-up' of Khashoggi murder should be allowed

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Donald Trump Friday agreed on the need to prevent any cover-up of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, a Turkish presidential source said after a phone call between the two leaders.

Symbolic Istanbul funeral pays homage to Khashoggi

Istanbul - Dozens of people on Friday paid homage to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a symbolic funeral in Istanbul where the 59-year-old Washington Post contributor was killed last month.

Italy mourns family of nine killed in flash flood

Rome - Thousands of people gathered Tuesday for the funerals of an extended family killed in Sicily when a flash flood engulfed their villa during devastating storms that wreaked havoc across Italy.

Leicester City footballers in Bangkok to pay respects to Vichai

Bangkok - Players and staff from Leicester City were set to arrive in Bangkok Sunday to attend a mourning rite for the club's chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, whose death last week in a helicopter crash stunned the Premier League club.

Thai elite mourn Leicester City owner Vichai at elaborate funeral

Bangkok - The elaborate funeral of Leicester City's Thai owner and duty-free mogul Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha began at a Buddhist temple in Bangkok Saturday evening, as members of Thailand's business and political elite came in mourning garb to pay tribute to the ...

Dead not spared indignities of Venezuela's crisis

Maracaibo - Wenceslao Alvarez's body lay rotting in his house in Maracaibo until the stench spread up the street. His shamed family had no money to bury him.

Final farewell to UN's Kofi Annan at Ghana state funeral

Accra - World dignitaries laid to rest former UN secretary general Kofi Annan in his native Ghana on Thursday, with calls to keep alive the legacy of a "stubborn optimist" to create a better, more peaceful world.

World leaders to attend Kofi Annan's state funeral in Ghana

Accra - Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan will be buried in his native Ghana on Thursday after a state funeral attended by world leaders past and present, traditional rulers and global royalty.

Kofi Annan to receive state burial in Ghana on Sept 13

Accra - Former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan will receive a state funeral and burial in Ghana on September 13, the Ghanaian president said on Friday, calling it "a major event for our country".

Funeral plans announced for the 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin

Detroit - The "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin passed away on Thursday, August 16, and the plans for her funeral have been announced.

Indonesian killed by his mother's falling funeral coffin

Makassar - An Indonesian was killed when his mother's coffin fell from a funeral tower and crushed him during a service on the island of Sulawesi, police said Sunday.

Belgium honours two policewomen killed in jihadist attack

Li - Belgium on Tuesday paid a final tribute to two policewomen murdered in a jihadist attack in the eastern city of Li├Ęge that was claimed by the Islamic State group.

Texas Muslims mourn slain Pakistani exchange student

Stafford - Houston's Muslim community gathered to offer prayers Sunday at the funeral service for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at her southeast Texas high school.

Texas Muslims mourn slain Pakistani exchange student

Stafford - Houston's Muslim community gathered to offer prayers Sunday at the funeral service for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at her southeast Texas high school.

Past presidents, family and friends bid farewell to Barbara Bush

Houston - Past presidents, family and friends came together Saturday to bid a tearful farewell to Barbara Bush, the matriarch of one of America's most prominent political dynasties, at her funeral in Texas.

Past presidents, family and friends bid farewell to Barbara Bush

Houston - Past presidents, family and friends came together Saturday to bid farewell to Barbara Bush, the matriarch of one of America's most prominent political dynasties, at a funeral service in Texas.

Crowds of S.Africans lay to rest 'Mama' Winnie Mandela

Soweto - South Africans turned out in thousands to bid final goodbyes to anti-apartheid icon and Nelson Mandela's former wife Winnie Mandela who was laid to rest with full state honours on Saturday.

16 dead in attack at Iraq funeral of anti-IS fighters

Kuwait - At least 16 people died in a bomb attack Thursday during funerals in a northern Iraqi village for fighters killed by the Islamic State group, the village's mayor said.

Zimbabwe bids farewell to opposition hero Tsvangirai

Chivhu - Thousands of Zimbabweans gathered Tuesday to bid a final farewell to opposition veteran Morgan Tsvangirai who was one of Africa's most globally admired politicians and lived to see the fall of his political nemesis Robert Mugabe.

Pakistan lays 'moral compass' Asma Jahangir to rest

Lahore - Pakistan bid farewell to its top rights advocate Asma Jahangir Tuesday, with thousands cramming into a major cricket ground under tight security to grieve the diminutive woman described by many as the country's "moral compass".

Ireland bids farewell to Cranberries singer O'Riordan

Dublin - Dolores O'Riordan's duet of "Ave Maria" with Luciano Pavarotti rang out at her funeral on Tuesday as Ireland bade farewell to the Cranberries singer following her shock death aged 46.
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