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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.

Turkey buries victims of PKK blast last week that killed 16

Diyarbakir - Turkey on Tuesday buried over a dozen victims of a massive blast in its southeast last week that killed 16 people when a truck laden with explosives by Kurdish militants planning a major attack detonated prematurely.

Brussels mosque overflows for funeral of mum killed in attacks

Brussels - More than 2,000 mourners packed into Brussels' largest mosque Friday to pay their last respects to a young Belgian-Moroccan mum who was killed in the March 22 terror attacks on the city, Belgian media reported.

Anguish as Kabul family buries 10 drowned migrants

Kabul - "It was God's will," says Mohammed Ashraf, a tear rolling down his weathered face as he looks at the lifeless bodies of five male relatives, brought back to Kabul after they drowned trying to reach Europe.

IS-claimed blast kills at least 24 at Iraq Shiite funeral

Ba'quba - A suicide bomber struck a Shiite funeral northeast of Baghdad Monday, killing at least 24 people, including militia commanders, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, officials said.

Egypt's elite bids farewell to ex-UN chief Boutros-Ghali

Cairo - Egypt's political and religious elite turned out Thursday for the funeral of former UN secretary-general Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who steered the world body through several global conflicts during one of its toughest periods.

Star chefs turn out for funeral of tragic colleague Violier

Lausanne - Some of the world's most famous restaurateurs joined around 1,500 mourners Friday at the Swiss funeral of star chef Benoit Violier, who killed himself last weekend.

Collapsing coffins mar Cuba's funerals

Havana - As deacon at a Cuban cemetery, Miguel Pons has the difficult task of consoling the bereaved -- and calming their anger when the coffins break.

Thousands of Palestinians in Hebron funeral for slain assailants

Hebron - Thousands of Palestinians gathered Saturday in Hebron to bury 14 men whose bodies had been held by Israel after being killed carrying out attacks.

Turkish leftists clash with police at funeral of female radicals

Istanbul - Supporters of a Turkish ultra-left movement clashed with police on Wednesday at the funeral of two female radicals killed by security forces in an Istanbul shootout, an AFP photographer said.

Jennifer Thalasinos honors husband Nick and meets President Obama Special

San Bernardino - Jennifer Thalasinos said her final goodbye to husband Nick at his funeral where Messianic Jewish singing and dancing celebrated life beyond the act of terrorism.

Emotional funeral for Iraqi family that drowned in Aegean

Erbil - Hundreds of people attended a funeral ceremony Wednesday for an Iraqi family that drowned in the Aegean Sea last month while attempting to reach the shores of Europe.

Baghdad bombings targeting Shiites kill at least 19

Baghdad - Attacks targeting Shiites in Baghdad, including a suicide bombing at a funeral in a mosque, killed at least 19 people Friday, security and medical officials said.

State funeral for former West German leader Schmidt on Nov 23

Berlin - Former West German chancellor Helmut Schmidt will be given a state funeral on November 23 in his native port city of Hamburg, the interior ministry announced Thursday.
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Jennifer Thalasinos with her mother Linda
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Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
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Jack Layton's last ride.
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Jack was well known for his mustache
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A contemporary grave for a child. Zorgvliet, Amsterdam. The Dutch law allows for much choice and personal wishes
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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
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Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
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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
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