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Japanese monks karate chop, chant in funeral contest
Japanese monks karate chop, chant in funeral contest

Japanese Buddhist monks strutted their stuff in a contest highlighting sutra chanting skills, giving funeral sermons and loud karate chops.

Japanese monks karate chop, chant in funeral contest
'No politics please': Russians bury first Egypt crash victims
'No politics please': Russians bury first Egypt crash victims

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.

'No politics please': Russians bury first Egypt crash victims
Denouncing Erdogan, Turks lay Ankara victims to rest
Denouncing Erdogan, Turks lay Ankara victims to rest

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.

Denouncing Erdogan, Turks lay Ankara victims to rest
Afghanistan says gatherings mourning Mullah Omar 'legitimate target'
Afghanistan says gatherings mourning Mullah Omar 'legitimate target'

Afghanistan's spy agency banned all mourning ceremonies for deceased Taliban leader Mullah Omar.

Afghanistan says gatherings mourning Mullah Omar 'legitimate target'
Obama hails Biden's son Beau as 'original' in eulogy
Obama hails Biden's son Beau as 'original' in eulogy

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.

Obama hails Biden's son Beau as 'original' in eulogy
Kazakh PM Karim Massimov attends funeral of Lee Kuan Yew
Kazakh PM Karim Massimov attends funeral of Lee Kuan Yew

Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Karim Massimov has attended the state funeral service for the founding father of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew.

Kazakh PM Karim Massimov attends funeral of Lee Kuan Yew
Australia farewells former PM Fraser at state funeral
Australia farewells former PM Fraser at state funeral

Hundreds of mourners gathered at a state funeral for former conservative prime minister Malcolm Fraser.

Australia farewells former PM Fraser at state funeral
Singapore mourns Lee with buns, dolls and exercise routines
Singapore mourns Lee with buns, dolls and exercise routines

The death of Singapore's founding leader on Monday has spawned unusual tributes and business ideas, ranging from the reverent to the ridiculous.

Singapore mourns Lee with buns, dolls and exercise routines
Bill Clinton to lead US delegation to Lee Kuan Yew funeral
Bill Clinton to lead US delegation to Lee Kuan Yew funeral

Former president Bill Clinton will lead a delegation from the United States to the state funeral of Lee Kuan Yew.

Bill Clinton to lead US delegation to Lee Kuan Yew funeral
Emotional scenes as Singapore pays tribute to Lee Kuan Yew
Emotional scenes as Singapore pays tribute to Lee Kuan Yew

Singaporeans wept on the streets and queued in their thousands to pay tribute to founding leader Lee Kuan Yew.

Emotional scenes as Singapore pays tribute to Lee Kuan Yew
Hundreds attend funeral of Copenhagen gunman
Hundreds attend funeral of Copenhagen gunman

Hundreds of people attended the Islamic burial of the gunman who killed two people in twin shootings in Copenhagen last weekend.

Hundreds attend funeral of Copenhagen gunman
Thousands at US funerals of Muslim 'hate crime' victims
Thousands at US funerals of Muslim 'hate crime' victims

The families of three Muslim students shot dead by a white neighbor in the US said an emotional farewell to their loved ones.

Thousands at US funerals of Muslim 'hate crime' victims
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©akorda.kz
Nazarbayev expresses condolence over death of Saudi Arabian King

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has expressed condolences over the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah.

Nazarbayev expresses condolence over death of Saudi Arabian King
Turkish president postpones Somalia trip to attend Abdullah funeral
Turkish president postpones Somalia trip to attend Abdullah funeral

Turkish President Recep Tayyi Erdogan on Friday postponed a planned trip to Somalia to attend the funeral of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah.

Turkish president postpones Somalia trip to attend Abdullah funeral
Saudi King Abdullah dies, Salman is new ruler
Saudi King Abdullah dies, Salman is new ruler

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.

Saudi King Abdullah dies, Salman is new ruler
New York mayor greeted by heckles at police ceremony
New York mayor greeted by heckles at police ceremony

Simmering tensions between the city of New York's police force and its top official boiled over again into public view.

New York mayor greeted by heckles at police ceremony
Sea of blue mourns slain New York cop
Sea of blue mourns slain New York cop

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.

Sea of blue mourns slain New York cop
Party funeral for British tourist murdered in Thailand
Party funeral for British tourist murdered in Thailand

Family and friends staged a party funeral to bid farewell to Hannah Witheridge, one of two British tourists murdered on a Thai holiday island.

Party funeral for British tourist murdered in Thailand
Divided Haiti prepares national farewell to 'Baby Doc'
Divided Haiti prepares national farewell to 'Baby Doc'

Haiti is preparing an appropriate send-off for former dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier.

Divided Haiti prepares national farewell to 'Baby Doc'
Joan Rivers gets star-studded New York funeral
Joan Rivers gets star-studded New York funeral

Fashion, film and comedy stars joined grieving relatives to say goodbye to comedy legend Joan Rivers at a New York funeral.

Joan Rivers gets star-studded New York funeral