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US, foreign leaders gather for Bush funeral, remembering era of civility

US, foreign leaders gather for Bush funeral, remembering era of civility

Former President George H.W. Bush's full life and decades of public service will be celebrated on Wednesday at a funeral expected to celebrate what many Americans recall as an era of less contentious politics.

Amir, Deputy Amir express condolences on Annan death

Amir, Deputy Amir express condolences on Annan death

HE Sheikh Thani also conveyed his condolences to the family members of Kofi Annan.

Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif, daughter released for his wife's funeral

Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif, daughter released for his wife's funeral

Pakistani authorities on Wednesday temporarily released former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter from prison to attend funeral services for his wife, Kulsoom, who died of cancer the day before in London.

Detroit hosts star-studded funeral for Aretha Franklin

Detroit hosts star-studded funeral for Aretha Franklin

The 76-year-old singer, beloved by millions around the world, died of cancer on August 16, closing the curtain on a glittering six-decade career that made her one of America's most celebrated artists.

Contaminated food at funeral kills at least 10 in Peru

Contaminated food at funeral kills at least 10 in Peru

At least ten people have died and dozens fell ill after eating contaminated food at a funeral in the Peruvian Andes, authorities said on Tuesday.

Indonesian killed by his mother's falling funeral coffin

Indonesian killed by his mother's falling funeral coffin

The casket fell as the group hoisted it onto a lakkian, an ornately carved tower where the deceased is placed.

George H.W. Bush hospitalised day after wife's funeral

George H.W. Bush hospitalised day after wife's funeral

Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital early Sunday, just a day after bidding a final farewell to his wife of 73 years during a funeral in the same Texas city.

Bodies of Bangladeshi victims of plane crash arrive home

Bodies of Bangladeshi victims of plane crash arrive home

A special flight operated by state-owned Biman Bangladesh Airlines carried the coffins of 23 of the 26 Bangladeshi nationals killed in last week's crash to Dhaka, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Tears in rain as Thais gather for late king's funeral

Tears in rain as Thais gather for late king's funeral

Sombre crowds began gathering to pay final respects to Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, braving a tropical downpour to camp out along the funeral procession route ...

Japanese firm to offer 'drive-thru' funeral service

Japanese firm to offer 'drive-thru' funeral service

A Japanese funeral parlour is set to offer relatives the chance to pay their final respects to deceased loved ones without leaving the comfort of their cars.

Swiss couple found on glacier buried near native village

Swiss couple found on glacier buried near native village

The remains of a couple, found on a receding glacier in the Swiss Alps 75 years after they had disappeared, were at long last buried on Saturday near their native village.

Civilian killed at funeral for slain Kashmir rebels

Civilian killed at funeral for slain Kashmir rebels

A civilian was killed and several wounded on Thursday in Indian-administered Kashmir when security forces opened fire on a crowd gathered for the funeral of three rebels slain overnight in clashes with soldiers, police said.