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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.

'No politics please': Russians bury first Egypt crash victims

Ilova - Numb with grief, a young woman wept and called for her mother at a funeral in a small village in northwestern Russia for one of the victims of the plane crash in Egypt.

Russia to bury first Egypt plane crash victims

Velikiy Novgorod - Russia on Thursday began to bury the first victims of the plane crash in Egypt as Britain and the United States said the jet might have been brought down by a bomb.

Greek refugee island running out of space to bury the dead

Mytilene - Since the start of the summer, the Greek island of Lesbos has assumed notoriety as the main gateway into Europe for thousands of desperate refugees.

Father buries his drowned toddler, family in Syria

Yildiz - The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy whose drowning off Turkey shocked the world buried his son, another child and his wife in an emotional funeral in Kobane on Friday.

Turkish soldier slams government at slain brother's funeral

Istanbul - A Turkish soldier whose brother was killed in an attack by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants launched a stinging attack Sunday on the government's "anti-terror" campaign at his funeral.

Clashes at funeral for killed PKK figure in Turkey: reports

Istanbul - Turkish police and protesters engaged in violent clashes on Wednesday at the funeral of a senior Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) figure killed a day earlier, reports said.

Anguish and anger as families bid farewell to Turkey bombing victims

Gaziantep - Crying and shouting slogans against jihadists, relatives of the victims of the suicide bombing on Turkey's border with Syria clutched their coffins in a desperate farewell Tuesday.

Egypt to bid farewell to film legend Omar Sharif

Cairo - Cinema legend Omar Sharif, who will be forever remembered as the eponymous "Doctor Zhivago", will be buried Sunday in his native Egypt after a funeral service at a Cairo mosque.

State funeral for Turkey's former leader Demirel

Ankara - Turkey paid homage Friday to former president and prime minister Suleyman Demirel, with a state funeral for a national political giant who died this week aged 90.

'The Dead Are Coming': Berlin activists bury refugee killed at sea

Berlin - With a warning that "the dead are coming", German activists staged a Berlin funeral Friday for a Syrian refugee who died on the Mediterranean, highlighting the tragedy of the thousands killed while trying to reach Europe.

Shiites gather to bury 'heroes' of Saudi mosque bombing

Dammam - The remains of four Saudi Shiite "heroes" blown to pieces after preventing a suicide bomber from entering a mosque will be buried in the kingdom's east on Wednesday.

Call for redemption as executed Australian mourned

Sydney - More than 1,000 people mourned Australian drug smuggler Andrew Chan at his funeral in Sydney Friday following his execution in Indonesia, with his brother saying he should have been given a second chance.
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A contemporary grave for a child. Zorgvliet  Amsterdam. The Dutch law allows for much choice and per...
A contemporary grave for a child. Zorgvliet, Amsterdam. The Dutch law allows for much choice and personal wishes
Jack Layton s last ride.
Jack Layton's last ride.
CP24 screen capture used with permission
Jack Layton s last ride.
Jack Layton's last ride.
CP24 screen capture used with permission
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
special permission from Richard Bloom, managing editor City TV
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
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
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
Pictured is a funeral package presentation.
Pictured is a funeral package presentation.
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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
Jack was well known for his mustache
Jack was well known for his mustache
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
special permission from Richard Bloom, managing editor City TV
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
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
San Bernardino R. Carey and his wife attended Nick s funeral
San Bernardino R. Carey and his wife attended Nick's funeral
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
Official photographs of King Tupuo V and his cortege
Official photographs of King Tupuo V and his cortege
Tonga Government portal
Cpl. Nathan Cirillo s son Marcus  5  pays tribute to his father at the funeral service in Hamilton
Cpl. Nathan Cirillo's son Marcus, 5, pays tribute to his father at the funeral service in Hamilton
Courtesy John Rieti / CBC
Jack Layton s last ride.
Jack Layton's last ride.
CP24 screen capture used with permission
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
Funeral service for Constable Garrett Styles
special permission from Richard Bloom, managing editor City TV