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Barry Gibb leaves the funeral of his brother and fellow Bee Gees star Robin Gibb. ©REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
Bee Gees' Gibb says it could have been a life of crime

The sole surviving member of the Bee Gees on Thursday revealed he and his brothers could easily have turned to crime rather than music as he unveiled a statue in their honour in Australia.

Bee Gees' Gibb says it could have been a life of crime
Cambodians mass for cremation of beloved ex-king
Cambodians mass for cremation of beloved ex-king

Thousands of Cambodians dressed in black and white gathered Monday ahead of the cremation of revered former king Norodom Sihanouk, who steered the war-ravaged kingdom through six turbulent decades.

Cambodians mass for cremation of beloved ex-king
Million mourners set to honour Cambodia's ex-king
Million mourners set to honour Cambodia's ex-king

More than one million mourners are expected to line the streets of the Cambodian capital on Friday for a lavish funeral procession for their revered former King Norodom Sihanouk.

Million mourners set to honour Cambodia's ex-king
Ryokichi Kawashima. ©REUTERS
Candidate, 94, uses funeral fund for Japan election

A 94-year-old man who cashed in his funeral savings to use as an election deposit was out canvassing for votes Friday, just two days ahead of Japan's general election.

Candidate, 94, uses funeral fund for Japan election
'Digital eternity' beckons as death goes high-tech
'Digital eternity' beckons as death goes high-tech

Death is no longer the fusty business it once was: from swipeable bar codes on headstones to designer urns, webcam-based ceremonies and virtual memorials, funerals have shot into the 21st century.

'Digital eternity' beckons as death goes high-tech
Funeral held for murdered Irish woman in Australia
Funeral held for murdered Irish woman in Australia

A private funeral was held Friday for murdered Irish woman Jill Meagher in Australia, whose disappearance gripped the nation and led to an outpouring of grief and anger.

Funeral held for murdered Irish woman in Australia
"Messiah" mourned at elaborate Moon funeral
"Messiah" mourned at elaborate Moon funeral

More than 30,000 mourners, many weeping openly, attended the elaborate, flower-strewn funeral in South Korea Saturday of their "messiah" and Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon.

"Messiah" mourned at elaborate Moon funeral
Ethiopia readies first state funeral of a leader in 80 years
Ethiopia readies first state funeral of a leader in 80 years

Ethiopia will bury its longtime powerful prime minister Meles Zenawi on Sunday in the first state funeral staged for a leader of the Horn of Africa nation in more than 80 years.

Ethiopia readies first state funeral of a leader in 80 years
Dissidents arrested at Paya funeral in Cuba
Dissidents arrested at Paya funeral in Cuba

Cuban police arrested dozens of dissidents Tuesday at the funeral of political activist Oswaldo Paya, after his daughter's vow to seek justice over his sudden death in a road accident.

Dissidents arrested at Paya funeral in Cuba