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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 Liège 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.

K-pop stars carry suicide singer's coffin

Seoul - Six of K-pop's biggest stars carried the coffin of fellow singer Kim Jong-Hyun to a hearse Thursday, after he died leaving behind a suicide note that spoke of his battle with loneliness and depression.

Royals join Romanians at ex king Michael's funeral

Bucharest - Thousands of Romanians Saturday joined European royalty for the state funeral of Romania's former king Michael, one of the last surviving heads of state from World War II, who died last week aged 96.

Italy funeral for all-female shipwreck victims

Salerno - The coffins of 26 young Nigerians lie in state in the winter sunshine in a cemetery in southern Italy, where a bishop and imam lead prayers for the all-female victims.

Funeral for murdered Maltese journalist as EU demands justice

Valletta - Flags flew at half mast across Malta on Friday to mark the funeral of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, amid fresh calls for Europe to find those guilty of her brutal murder.

Family holds funeral for murdered Maltese journalist

Valletta - Flags flew at half mast across Malta on Friday to mark the funeral of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, amid fresh calls for Europe to find those guilty of her brutal murder.

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.
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