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Reports of paratrooper deaths need checking: Putin spokesman
Reports of paratrooper deaths need checking: Putin spokesman

Reports of funerals of Russian paratroopers need to be checked, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said.

Reports of paratrooper deaths need checking: Putin spokesman
Thousands bid farewell to slain US teenager
Thousands bid farewell to slain US teenager

The black teenager whose shooting by a white officer revived the race debate in the USA was eulogized Monday as a victim of abusive policing.

Thousands bid farewell to slain US teenager
Thousands expected at funeral of slain black teen
Thousands expected at funeral of slain black teen

Thousands are expected on Monday to attend the funeral of the unarmed black teen shot dead by a white policeman in Missouri.

Thousands expected at funeral of slain black teen
Funeral demands justice for NY man choked by police
Funeral demands justice for NY man choked by police

Civil rights activist Al Sharpton led hundreds of mourners in demands for justice at the funeral for a black father of six who died after being choked by New York police.

Funeral demands justice for NY man choked by police
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Australia morgue refuses bodies as 'too fat'

An Australian funeral director had to store the body of a 200-kilogramme (441-pound) man in her car overnight after a morgue refused it for being too big, reports said.

Australia morgue refuses bodies as 'too fat'
Walter "Snowball" Williams. Photo courtesy of youtube.com
US farmer dies again... this time for real

A Mississippi farmer who made global headlines two weeks ago when he woke up in a body bag at a funeral home died on Thursday aged 78.

US farmer dies again... this time for real
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'Dead' man wakes up in US funeral home

A 78-year-old American man who was declared dead and taken to a funeral home dramatically woke up as he was about to be embalmed, US media reported Friday.

'Dead' man wakes up in US funeral home
Mandela's funeral cortege proceeds through Pretoria
Mandela's funeral cortege proceeds through Pretoria

Nelson Mandela's funeral cortege has begun its solemn journey to the seat of South African government in Pretoria, where it will lie in state for three days.

Mandela's funeral cortege proceeds through Pretoria
Nelson Mandela. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan's delegation attends farewell ceremony to Nelson Mandela

Kazakhstan's delegation is attending the farewell ceremony dedicated to Nelson Mandela.

Kazakhstan's delegation attends farewell ceremony to Nelson Mandela
World leaders to give global farewell to Mandela
World leaders to give global farewell to Mandela

Presidents past and present, global figures and A-list celebrities made their way to South Africa on Monday to pay the world's respects at a memorial service and state funeral for freedom icon Nelson Mandela.

World leaders to give global farewell to Mandela
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'Dead' baby wakes at China funeral parlour before cremation

A Chinese baby boy who had been declared dead was saved from being cremated alive when he started crying at a funeral parlour, media reported Thursday.

'Dead' baby wakes at China funeral parlour before cremation
Serbia buries Tito's widow, the last symbol of Yugoslavia
Serbia buries Tito's widow, the last symbol of Yugoslavia

The widow of the former Yugoslav leader Tito will be buried in a Belgrade mausoleum on Saturday with full state honours as the last symbol of the communist federation that broke up in the 1990s.

Serbia buries Tito's widow, the last symbol of Yugoslavia
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Boxing: Stevens holds funeral for Golovkin

American boxer Curtis Stevens hold funeral for IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin from Kazakhstan.

Boxing: Stevens holds funeral for Golovkin
Britain, world figures bid farewell to Thatcher
Britain, world figures bid farewell to Thatcher

The funeral of Margaret Thatcher takes place on Wednesday, with Queen Elizabeth II leading mourners from around the world in bidding farewell to one of Britain's most influential and divisive prime ministers.

Britain, world figures bid farewell to Thatcher
London braces for mass 'party' for Thatcher's death
London braces for mass 'party' for Thatcher's death

Police were braced on Saturday for a mass 'party' staged by opponents of Margaret Thatcher in London's Trafalgar Square to celebrate the former British prime minister's death.

London braces for mass 'party' for Thatcher's death
Queen at Thatcher's funeral highlights mutual respect
Queen at Thatcher's funeral highlights mutual respect

Queen Elizabeth II's attendance at Margaret Thatcher's funeral on Wednesday, a rare honour, sheds light on the largely secret relationship between two of the world's most famous and powerful women.

Queen at Thatcher's funeral highlights mutual respect
Chavez laid to rest after final farewell in Caracas
Chavez laid to rest after final farewell in Caracas

Late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez was laid to rest at a military museum on Friday after an emotional final journey through the streets of Caracas watched by hundreds of thousands.

Chavez laid to rest after final farewell in Caracas
Venezuela gives Chavez lavish farewell
Venezuela gives Chavez lavish farewell

Venezuela gave Hugo Chavez a lavish farewell at a state funeral Friday that brought some of the world's most notorious strongmen to tears, with music, prayers and a fiery speech by his successor.

Venezuela gives Chavez lavish farewell
Chavez lies in state with open casket for farewell
Chavez lies in state with open casket for farewell

Venezuelans filed past the open casket of late President Hugo Chavez as he lay in state Wednesday after throngs of weeping loyalists gave the firebrand leftist a rousing farewell on the streets.

Chavez lies in state with open casket for farewell
Israel calls for calm as militants vow revenge
Israel calls for calm as militants vow revenge

Israel has called on the Palestinian Authority to rein in unrest as militants vowed revenge over the death of a prisoner whom the Palestinians allege died under Israeli torture.

Israel calls for calm as militants vow revenge