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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
Louis XVI. Photo courtesy of carmagnole-liberte.fr
Dried squash holds headless French king's blood: study

Two centuries after the French people beheaded Louis XVI and dipped their handkerchiefs in his blood, scientists believe they have authenticated the remains of one such rag kept as a revolutionary souvenir.

Dried squash holds headless French king's blood: study
King urges Spain to unite against crisis
King urges Spain to unite against crisis

King Juan Carlos called on Spaniards to unite against an economic crisis of previously unimagined intensity in a Christmas Eve message Monday that took clear aim at Catalonia's bid for nationhood.

King urges Spain to unite against crisis
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North Korean 'unicorn' claim lost in translation

An apparent North Korean claim to have uncovered a "unicorn's lair" that created an Internet storm was partly the result of mistranslation by Pyongyang's much-mocked propaganda machine.

North Korean 'unicorn' claim lost in translation
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej. ©REUTERS
Thais pack Bangkok for king's birthday celebration

Tens of thousands of Thais crowded central Bangkok on Wednesday for a rare address by King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest reigning monarch, as part of celebrations for his 85th birthday.

Thais pack Bangkok for king's birthday celebration
Spanish king has successful hip operation: palace
Spanish king has successful hip operation: palace

Spain's 74-year-old King Juan Carlos had successful hip replacement surgery late Friday, the royal palace said, after two operations on the other hip caused by a fall during a controversial African elephant-hunting safari.

Spanish king has successful hip operation: palace
Cambodia's ex-king Norodom Sihanouk dies in Beijing
Cambodia's ex-king Norodom Sihanouk dies in Beijing

Cambodia's former king Norodom Sihanouk, whose life mirrored the turbulent history of his nation where he remained a revered figure, died in Beijing on Monday at the age of 89.

Cambodia's ex-king Norodom Sihanouk dies in Beijing
Bones under car park hold key to England's Richard III
Bones under car park hold key to England's Richard III

Archaeologists and one hopeful relative are anxiously waiting to see if a skeleton dug up from a hole in a car park in the English city of Leicester is the remains of the much-maligned King Richard III.

Bones under car park hold key to England's Richard III