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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.

Funeral discounts for elderly Japanese drivers who quit

Funeral discounts for elderly Japanese drivers who quit

The prospect of a cheaper funeral is being used to entice elderly Japanese drivers to give up their licences as police step up efforts to prevent accidents caused by ageing motorists.

Thousands throng Iran's Rafsanjani funeral

Thousands throng Iran's Rafsanjani funeral

Hundreds of thousands of mourners led by Iran's supreme leader gathered at Tehran University early on Tuesday for the funeral of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

World leaders bid farewell to Shimon Peres

World leaders bid farewell to Shimon Peres

World leaders bid farewell to Israeli elder statesman and Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres at his funeral in Jerusalem on Friday, with US President Barack Obama hailing him as a giant of the 20th century.

Tight security as leaders gather for Peres funeral

Tight security as leaders gather for Peres funeral

Israeli security forces were on high alert with world leaders set to gather for the funeral of former president Shimon Peres on Friday, deploying thousands of officers and closing off key roads.

Italy holds mass funeral as search for bodies continues

Italy holds mass funeral as search for bodies continues

Dozens of coffins were laid out in a marquee on Tuesday ahead of a state funeral for some of the victims of an earthquake which levelled communities in central Italy last week, killing at least 292 people.

Italy grieves as state funeral is held for quake victims

Italy grieves as state funeral is held for quake victims

Weeping relatives hugged each other and reached out to touch the simple wooden coffins at a state funeral on Saturday for some of the 291 people killed in an earthquake this week.

Erdogan breaks down in tears at funeral for friend killed in coup

Erdogan breaks down in tears at funeral for friend killed in coup

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan broke down in tears while speaking at the funeral of an old friend in Istanbul killed during the coup, images from Turkish television showed.

Hundreds join funeral of murdered Cambodian critic

Hundreds join funeral of murdered Cambodian critic

Hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral on Monday of a Cambodian political commentator gunned down in broad daylight, as fear rippled through the nation's civil society community.