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De Gaulle grave vandal was drunk: prosecutor

Chaumont - A man arrested after damaging the grave of French World War II resistance leader and postwar president Charles de Gaulle has admitted to being "extremely drunk" at the time, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

General de Gaulle's grave vandalised, say French police

Lille - The grave of General Charles de Gaulle, France's World War II hero and post-war president, was vandalised on Saturday, police said.A man aged in his thirties stepped onto the grave and kicked the base of a 1.5-metre (4.

Iraq paramilitaries say mass grave of hundreds found

Baghdad - Iraqi paramilitary forces announced Saturday that they had discovered a mass grave at Badush prison near Mosul containing the remains of hundreds of people executed by the Islamic State group.

Iraq paramilitaries say mass grave of hundreds found

Baghdad - Iraqi paramilitary forces announced Saturday that they had discovered a mass grave at Badush prison near Mosul containing the remains of hundreds of people executed by the Islamic State group.

Iraq paramilitaries say mass grave of hundreds found

Baghdad - Iraqi paramilitary forces announced Saturday that they had discovered a mass grave at Badush prison near Mosul containing the remains of hundreds of people executed by the Islamic State group.

In Iraq's desert, mass grave horror beneath the dirt

Mosul - The sinkhole that could be the largest mass grave in Iraq's latest conflict is barely visible from the road, nothing more than a small depression behind a desert ridge near Mosul.

What lies in Shakespeare's grave?

Stratford - Of the various events scheduled this year to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, a scan of his grave is among the most unusual.

Mass grave of IS victims found in Iraq's Ramadi: police

Baghdad - Security forces found a mass grave in the Iraqi city of Ramadi containing the remains of at least 18 people killed by the Islamic State group, police said Tuesday.

Croatia exhumes two Serb mass graves after 20 years

Zagreb - Croatian forensic experts have exhumed the remains of 56 ethnic Serbs, believed to be mostly civilians killed at the end of the country's 1990s independence war, officials said Wednesday.

Srebrenica mass grave uncovered 20 years after massacre

Sarajevo - Bosnian forensic experts have started exhuming the human remains from a recently uncovered mass grave believed to contain victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, the war crime prosecutor's office said Wednesday.

Bombs found around Iraq mass grave of IS victims

- A bomb-rigged mass grave believed to hold the remains of more than 120 people killed by the Islamic State group has been found in north Iraq, an official said Saturday.

Graverobbers steal head of German 'Nosferatu' director

Berlin - Graverobbers have stolen from a crypt the head of German expressionist cinema great Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, director of the silent-film vampire classic "Nosferatu", reports said Wednesday.

100 bodies in unmarked grave found at S. Africa sugarcane farm

Durban - South African authorities on Tuesday said they have discovered a suspected mass burial site containing around 100 bodies at a sugarcane farm near the southestern port city of Durban.

Mark Twain's grave attacked and vandalized

Elmira - Someone has committed an act of vandalism and removed a bronze likeness of Mark Twain from his gravesite, located in the Elmira cemetery New York.

Mass grave of 230 killed by jihadists found in Syria: Monitor

Birut - The bodies of 230 people killed by the Islamic State group have been found in a mass grave uncovered by their relatives in Syria's Deir Ezzor province, a monitoring group said Wednesday.

New mass graves found in Mexico missing student case

- Mexican authorities have found four new mass graves in the investigation into the disappearance of 43 students, but the number of bodies in the pits is unknown, the attorney general said Thursday.

Researchers may have solved 17th century murder in Virginia

Jamestown - A group of researchers in Virginia believe they may have found the answer to an unsolved mystery. The murder occurred in the 1600s at Jamestown.

Serbian man lived in abandoned cemetery tomb for 15 years

A 42-year-old homeless Serbian man Bratislav Stojanovic has lived in an old abandoned cemetery in Nis, a city in southern Serbia for more than 15 years. The homeless man converted one of the underground tombs in the cemetery into a home.

Toldo, loyal Italian cat visits owner's grave everyday with gifts

Montagnana - Toldo, a 3-year-old grey-and-white tomcat from Montagnana, a small medieval town in northeast Italy, has been leaving token gifts at the grave of its former owner everyday for over a year.The owner Iozelli Renzo, died on Sept. 22, 2011 at the age of 71.

Tombstones of Hitler's parents removed from Austrian cemetery

Vienna - The graves of Alois and Klara Hitler, parents of the notorious Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, have been taken down at the request of an unknown descendant of Alois' first wife. The monument was attracting neo-Nazis who congregated there.

Woman caught on CCTV stealing flowers from school boy's grave

London - The family of a boy, a road accident victim, cultivated flowers at his grave for more than 30 years. But after they noticed that someone was regularly stealing flowers from the grave, a member of the family installed a motion-activated CCTV.

Op-Ed: Is Osama bin Laden in Hell?

A new poll says that a majority of Americans believe that Osama bin Laden is now in hell. It is a view widely held among those religiously inclined but what does the Bible have to say about it?

Tomb in China contains mass human sacrifice

Beijing - A tomb containing nearly 50 victims of human sacrifice has been excavated in eastern China. The tomb is 2,500 years old, the time of the great sage, Confucius.

More people having their loved ones cellphone buried with them

What are the most popular items to bury with a loved one after they leave this world? One that is gaining popularity is the loved ones cell phone.

Iran: We have started preparing graves for enemies

With tensions running high between Iran and Israel, Iran says it has started preparing 320,000 graves to accommodate its slain enemies.

Mass grave discovered in Iraq

While Iraq may have slipped out of the headlines, as the fifth anniversary of its 'liberation' approaches, there are continuing signs that stability is still a long way off. Case in point: a mass grave recently found in the Diyala province.

Pet's Name On Tombstone Kicking Up Controversy

For the residents of Uniontown, Kentucky, burying a dog in a cemetery for people was disrespectful enough. But when a fellow citizen erected a tombstone with the dog's name on it, she went way too far.

Necrophilia Charges Dismissed Against Three Men Who Dug Up Woman's Grave

On Sept. 2nd, 2006, three men went to a cemetery in Cassville, WI, with the intentions of digging up the body of Laura Tennessen to have sex. In a ruling by the Court Of Appeals, the judge that dismissed the charges was within legal rights to do so.

Grave Robber Fashions Ashtray and Pipe From Stolen Bones

This one is from the "seriously sick and twisted" file. Keith Chartrand, 30 of Massachusetts reportedly stole a skull and leg bone which he then used as an ashtray and a pipe. How was he caught? His wife called police after he killed her dog!

Double Tragedy For Family As Grandson Is Killed Returning From Visiting His Granddad's Grave

A young man who lost his life in a car accident may have been on his way to visit his grandfather's grave
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The Darwin family grave at St. Mary's church in Downe (Charles Darwin himself is buried in London.)
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