Japanese Buddhist monks strutted their stuff in a contest highlighting sutra chanting skills, giving funeral sermons and loud karate chops.
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 inEgypt.
Grieving loved ones 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.
Afghanistan's spy agency banned all mourning ceremonies for deceased Taliban leader Mullah Omar.
Beau Biden, son of US Vice President Joe Biden, was a selfless "original" who made his own way in life, President Barack Obama said in a eulogy.
Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Karim Massimov has attended the state funeral service for the founding father of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew.
Hundreds of mourners gathered at a state funeral for former conservative prime minister Malcolm Fraser.
The death of Singapore's founding leader on Monday has spawned unusual tributes and business ideas, ranging from the reverent to the ridiculous.
Former president Bill Clinton will lead a delegation from the United States to the state funeral of Lee Kuan Yew.
Singaporeans wept on the streets and queued in their thousands to pay tribute to founding leader Lee Kuan Yew.
Hundreds of people attended the Islamic burial of the gunman who killed two people in twin shootings in Copenhagen last weekend.
The families of three Muslim students shot dead by a white neighbor in the US said an emotional farewell to their loved ones.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has expressed condolences over the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah.
Turkish President Recep Tayyi Erdogan on Friday postponed a planned trip to Somalia to attend the funeral of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah.
Saudi Arabia's elderly King Abdullah died and was replaced by his half-brother Salman as the absolute ruler of the world's top oil exporter.
Simmering tensions between the city of New York's police force and its top official boiled over again into public view.
Tens of thousands of officers paid tribute to one of their own at a New York funeral, as emotions ran high over recent protests against police violence.
Family and friends staged a party funeral to bid farewell to Hannah Witheridge, one of two British tourists murdered on a Thai holiday island.
Haiti is preparing an appropriate send-off for former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier.
Fashion, film and comedy stars joined grieving relatives to say goodbye to comedy legend Joan Rivers at a New York funeral.
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