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As Thais mourn king, black clothing booms

Bangkok - Thailand's government has warned of a national shortage of black clothing, which is flying off shelves as a distraught nation mourns beloved late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

'Long live the king!' — Thais mourn Bhumibol Adulyadej

Bangkok - Praying, wailing and collapsing to their knees, devastated Thais poured out their grief on Thursday as they struggled to process the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the only monarch most had ever known.

France declares three-day national mourning after truck attack

Paris - France has declared three days of national mourning from Saturday after at least 84 people were mown down by a truck while watching a Bastille Day fireworks display, the prime minister said.

Thousands gather to mourn victims of Baghdad blast

Baghdad - Thousands of Iraqis gathered Wednesday at the site of a Baghdad bombing that killed at least 250 people to mourn the dead and express solidarity with those stricken by the blast.

Belgium calls three days of national mourning after attacks

Brussels - Belgium will hold three days of national mourning in the wake of the deadly attacks in the capital Brussels that killed around 35 people.

Southern Russian city grieves after jet crash kills 62

Rostov-on-don - Tearful residents in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don on Sunday laid flowers and lit candles at the airport where a flydubai passenger jet crashed a day earlier killing all 62 people on board.

Paris fears for what is to come amid the shock, tears

Paris - "Why are the people crying, Mummy?" a little girl out for a Sunday afternoon cycle with her parents asked, as she passed the crowds gathered on the street corner where the killing began in central Paris.

Three days' mourning in France after Paris attacks: Hollande

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Saturday declared three days of national mourning following the deadly Paris attacks.

Russia stops airline from using type of jet that crashed at Sinai

Moscow - Russia ordered Kogalymavia airline to stop flying Airbus 321 jetliners like the type that crashed Sunday over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 aboard, the semi-official Interfax news agency is reporting.

Russia mourns victims of crashed Egypt plane

Sanktpeterburg - Flags flew at half-mast in Russia Sunday as the country mourned its biggest ever air disaster after a passenger jet full of Russian tourists crashed in Egypt's Sinai, killing all 224 people on board.

'Shocked' Spaniards mourns air crash victims

Madrid - Flags flew at half-mast and workplaces fell silent Wednesday as Spain grieved the 150 people, including at least 51 Spaniards, killed in a plane crash in the French Alps.

Silence, bells and tears for France after massacre

Paris - Office workers stood shoulder to shoulder, buses and metro trains halted, and the toll of bells and the sound of weeping broke the silence Thursday as France honoured the 12 people massacred at Charlie Hebdo magazine."Charlie will be free!

Op-Ed: Facebook becomes way to share loved ones final days Special

Round Lake - In life's final days, my childhood friend used Facebook to share the last moments she spent with her grandmother. Increasingly, we see Facebook being used as a memorial tribute for loved ones who pass.

France declares three-day national mourning after Mali crash

Paris - France on Saturday declared a three-day period of national mourning over the Air Algerie crash that killed all 118 people on board including 54 French nationals.

Tears, shock as Netherlands mourns plane crash victims

- Distraught and sobbing relatives poured into Amsterdam's Schiphol airport as the nation reeled from the news 154 of its citizens were aboard a Malaysian plane believed to have been shot down in Ukraine.

Worried about your funeral guest count? Rent a mourner

Heaven forbid one seems unpopular in death. British company Rent a Mourner is offering to discreetly cry at your funeral should you be worried about your guest count.

Officials rule deadly Bangladesh fire sabotage

Dhaka - As Bangladesh observed a national day of mourning in honor of those killed in a textile plant fire on Saturday, officials announced the fire was "sabotage".

Shared grief: Israeli and Palestinian families mourn together

Tel Aviv - The Parents Circle - Families Forum unites the families of both Palestinians and Israelis who have lost loved ones in the conflict between them.

Questions after standoff ends with police shooting suicidal man

Savona - Today a family is in mourning after a nearly 4 hour standoff that ended Thursday evening when police shot and killed a suicidal man who had barricaded himself inside his parent's home with his father and step-mother.

National day of mourning held in Haiti on Feb. 12

Port-au-prince - One month after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, which killed approximately 230,000 people, the nation is holding a national day of mourning. The January 12 quake also left 300,000 people injured and about one million homeless.

Howard Stern Still Very Sad About Anna, Will Fight Conspiracy

Howard K. Stern, the longtime partner of late sex symbol Anna Nicole Smith tells E Entertainment TV in an Exclusive interview he wasn't the "enabler" of Anna's drug addiction and will fight the charges of conspiracy against him announced Thursday.

Seattle Schools send controversial letter to teachers and staff about Thanksgiving

A letter that was sent out to teachers and other employees of the Seattle school system is causing quite an uproar among parents in the state's largest school district. It suggests that Thanksgiving be a time of mourning for it's Native American students.

Oklahoma City Mourns Remembers 1995 Terrorist Bombing That Killed 168

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani & mourners gather in Oklahoma City to remember tragic bombing that happened 12 years ago.

Dear World: Chill on the Irwin Worship

Here's a brave and brilliantly argued article about our maudlin celebrity-mourning culture. Sorry about the indirect link, but I'm having trouble uploading the original URL (probably the question mark).

International Wave of Terrorism-Related Arrests

LONDON - Police in several countries are reporting arrests in connection with last week's attacks on New York and Washington and with alleged threats of terrorism elsewhere. British Police say they arrested three men and one woman late Friday in co...

Terror in America: The Suspects

This is a summary of what investigators have learned about the hijackers who attacked New York and Washington on September 11: American Airlines Flight 11 Mohamed Atta, aged 33, from Egypt Atta, believed to have piloted the flight, had spen...

Americans Observe Day of Prayer For Terror Victims

WASHINGTON, 14 Sep 2001, (voa) - Americans are observing a national day of prayer and remembrance for the victims of this week's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. President Bush is leading the solemn observances at this hour, attending ...

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A name tribute (MUM)at a funeral in Haycombe Cemetery  Bath  England  in April 2005.
A name tribute (MUM)at a funeral in Haycombe Cemetery, Bath, England, in April 2005.
Picture of the national day of mourning in the Netherlands at 23 July 2014  the day on what the firs...
Picture of the national day of mourning in the Netherlands at 23 July 2014, the day on what the first bodies of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster returned in the Netherlands. We all mourn when death comes knocking. On this particular occassion, the whole world mourned. CC License: Attrition, no deriv.
Meeting of the Parents Circle - Families Forum
Meeting of the Parents Circle - Families Forum
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Scenes of North Koreans mourning in the wake of the death of Kim Jong-il have been broadcast on stat...
Scenes of North Koreans mourning in the wake of the death of Kim Jong-il have been broadcast on state television.
North Korea State Television
Mourners gather outside former President Nelson Mandela s house in Houghton  Johannesburg
Mourners gather outside former President Nelson Mandela's house in Houghton, Johannesburg
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