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Iraq's embattled PM bows out as protesters mourn dead

Baghdad - The government of Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi ended Sunday after two months of violent unrest that has left more than 420 people dead and thousands mourning them in nationwide marches.

Tears and prayers as Vietnam village mourns cousins killed in UK truck tragedy

Dien Chau - They wailed and clutched white roses, praying for their dead -- families of two cousins who were among 39 Vietnamese found in a truck in Britain held emotional homecomings for the young men Wednesday.

Mourners in Pakistan town bury victims of train fire

Mirpur Khas - Distraught relatives gathered Friday for the funerals of some of the 74 people killed when fire ripped through a crowded train in Pakistan, with many of the victims residents of a single town.

Funerals begin as town mourns victims of Pakistan train fire

Mirpur Khas - Distraught relatives gathered Friday for the first funerals of some of the 74 people killed when fire ripped through a crowded train in Pakistan, with many of the victims residents of a single town.

'Shot like a dog': Zimbabwe buries its post-election dead

Redcliff - The four children of a fruit-seller gunned down by Zimbabwean soldiers in post-election violence wept uncontrollably at the sight of their father lying in a casket under a baking sun.

Dutch funeral expo digs up the latest in death trends

Amsterdam - Coffins decked out with board games, gravesites doubling as vegetable patches or children's toy "funeral building bricks" complete with a hearse and crematorium -- just some of the latest trends for dealing with death.

Across Middle East, final goodbyes to Istanbul dead

Birut - Funerals were being held across the Middle East Tuesday for victims of the Istanbul nightclub shooting, many of them young party-goers whose lives were cut tragically short by the attack.

Top military brass among those killed in Yemen funeral strike: official

Sanaa - Leading rebel officers were among those killed in the weekend air strike on a funeral in Yemen's capital, blamed on pro-government Arab coalition warplanes, according to official media reports on Tuesday.

Peres funeral will bring back memories of Rabin and Arafat

Jerusalem - When Shimon Peres is laid to rest on Friday, his funeral is likely to bring back memories of those of the other two men he shared the Nobel Peace Prize with: Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat.

Anger, grief after Turkey wedding bloodbath

Gaziantep - "They turned our wedding into a bloodbath," said bride Besna Akdogan on Sunday as she left hospital after a suicide bombing killed 51 people at her wedding in southeastern Turkey.

Swedes' long journey to their final resting place

Stockholm - "You don't leave a chicken in the fridge for several weeks, yet that's exactly what we do with our dead, it's terrible!

Pakistani pastor buries six victims of Easter blast in one day

Lahore - Shakeel Anjum spent Easter Monday burying six victims of the butchery in Pakistan's city of Lahore and says he is in pain, his head is aching. He wonders: How much further will this go? How many more bodies will he lay to rest?

Denouncing Erdogan, Turks lay Ankara victims to rest

Istanbul - Grieving loved ones on Monday laid to rest some of the victims of the double suicide bombings in Ankara that left 97 dead, denouncing the government in the first funerals from modern Turkey's worst attack.

Cartoons and tears at funerals of Charlie Hebdo victims

Bernay - Five victims of last week's attack on France's Charlie Hebdo magazine, including two cartoonists, were laid to rest Thursday after emotional final tributes in words, drawings and music.

Politician claims more and more people having DIY funerals

London - A politician has claimed that families are having to bury their dead relatives in their gardens as the rising cost of funerals has forced them to take extreme measures.

Birth, life and death can be expensive in China's capital

Beijing - It is almost impossible to accurately compare the cost of living and dying in China with living and dying in the West. There are so many variables, such as housing, wages, inflation, and any number of other issues that need to be considered.

Egypt funerals taking place after 74 die at soccer match

Port Said - The ruling military council in Egypt has announced three days of mourning in the wake of a deadly soccer riot in Port Said, that left 74 dead and hundreds injured.

Detroit police to end free funeral escorts

Detroit - The long tradition of the Detroit Police Department providing a police escort for funerals is coming to an end. "Giving free escorts is something we just can't afford to continue," the police chief said.

The challenges of funeral directing Special

Toronto - Jessica Competiello was not even a teenager when she decided she wanted to be a funeral director. “My very first experience with a funeral was at the young age of 12 and it left an impression on me. A very positive one,” she says.

Bizarre ways to dispose of a dead body Special

The economy is taking a toll on the dead as bodies stack up in morgues across the country. Many are going unclaimed by families who can't afford to bury or cremate their loved ones. One way we look back at a culture is how they dispose of their dead.

A race to beat the train ends in five deaths

Last Thursday as the black Ford Fusion raced down Hannan Road in Canton Michigan an Amtrak train was quickly approaching the crossing. The gates were down and the train's horn was blaring. A white SUV was already stopped behind the gate.

Op-Ed: Honoring our Fallen, the Arlington Ladies

Memorial Day. A day for honoring the fallen of our nations armed forces. Our national cemetery at Arlington is the final resting place for many of our nations fallen, and one very special group of female volunteers is making sure no one is buried alone.

UK Ships In Colossal Crematoria For Obese Wooden Over Coats

UK Crematoria have announced an embarrassing truth - they can't deal with the larger bodies

Til Internet Do We Part

Well, we've all heard of "must see TV", now it looks like it's going be "last seen on WebTV" or "now viewing at www.deadandgoinggoinggone .com".

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