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Victims of Colombia air crash remembered in Chapeco

Wake held for soccer plane-crash victims in Brazil The small agricultural town of Chapeco has held a wake for football players who died in a Colombian plane crash as they headed to the Copa Sudamerica

Wake held for soccer plane-crash victims in Brazil The small agricultural town of Chapeco has held a wake for football players who died in a Colombian plane crash as they headed to the Copa Sudamerica

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Fidel Castro's remains laid to rest

The ashes of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro have been laid to rest in the birthplace of the revolution, Santiago de Cuba.

The ashes of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro have been laid to rest in the birthplace of the revolution, Santiago de Cuba.

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Cuba bids farewell to Castro as ashes are taken to final resting place

There were solemn scenes in Havana on Wednesday as a box containing the ashes of Fidel Castro – draped in the red, white and blue national flag – was placed on a trailer at the start of the revolution

There were solemn scenes in Havana on Wednesday as a box containing the ashes of Fidel Castro – draped in the red, white and blue national flag – was placed on a trailer at the start of the revolution

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Cubans turn out in their thousands for Castro commemoration

Cuba’s political allies have joined tens of thousands of people in central Havana to honour the country’s late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

Cuba’s political allies have joined tens of thousands of people in central Havana to honour the country’s late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

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Flags fly at half-mast across Havana

Cuba honoured former leader Fidel Castro with troops at Havana’s Morro Castle fort firing 21 salvos of a cannon on Monday.

Cuba honoured former leader Fidel Castro with troops at Havana’s Morro Castle fort firing 21 salvos of a cannon on Monday.

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Cubans queue to pay their respects to Fidel Castro

Tens of thousands of Cubans have queued to pay their respects to the former leader and father of the island nation’s revolution, Fidel Castro.

Tens of thousands of Cubans have queued to pay their respects to the former leader and father of the island nation’s revolution, Fidel Castro.

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Ukraine: Thousands mourn Russian separatist commander killed in blast

The funeral was held on Wednesday of prominent Russian separatist commander Arseny Pavlov, killed on Sunday in a bomb blast in the lift of his apartment building in the eastern Ukrainian city of…

The funeral was held on Wednesday of prominent Russian separatist commander Arseny Pavlov, killed on Sunday in a bomb blast in the lift of his apartment building in the eastern Ukrainian city of…

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Concerns over succession after death of Thai king

As Thailand continues to mourn the loss of their much loved King Bhumibol concerns have been raised over the royal succession.

As Thailand continues to mourn the loss of their much loved King Bhumibol concerns have been raised over the royal succession.

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Italian playwright Dario Fo funeral held

The funeral of Italian Nobel-winning playwright Dario Fo has been held in Milan Author of ‘‘Accidental Death of an Anarchist’‘ and more than 70 other plays, Fo’s political activities saw him banned f

The funeral of Italian Nobel-winning playwright Dario Fo has been held in Milan Author of ‘‘Accidental Death of an Anarchist’‘ and more than 70 other plays, Fo’s political activities saw him banned f

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Six-year-old shooting victim gets superhero funeral

A six year old boy who died from injuries sustained in a shooting in South Carolina has been given a superhero-funeral.

A six year old boy who died from injuries sustained in a shooting in South Carolina has been given a superhero-funeral.

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Israel and the world say goodbye to Shimon Peres

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres is laid to rest in Jerusalem as a host of world leaders gather in his memory.

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres is laid to rest in Jerusalem as a host of world leaders gather in his memory.

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Shimon Peres is laid to rest in Jerusalem

Mourners in Israel have been paying their final respects to former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres.

Mourners in Israel have been paying their final respects to former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres.

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Israel pays last respects to Shimon Peres as his casket lies in state

The casket of the former president and prime minister lies in state at the Knesset as thousands are expected to file past ahead of the state funeral on Friday.

The casket of the former president and prime minister lies in state at the Knesset as thousands are expected to file past ahead of the state funeral on Friday.

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More than 1000 attend funeral of slain Jordanian writer

Nahed Hattar was to stand trial after sharing on social media a cartoon image seen as insulting Islam. He was shot by a former Muslim preacher on the steps of the courthouse on Sunday.

Nahed Hattar was to stand trial after sharing on social media a cartoon image seen as insulting Islam. He was shot by a former Muslim preacher on the steps of the courthouse on Sunday.

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Hundreds gather to honour Ciampi

The former president, prime minister and central bank governor of Italy played a key role in guiding the country into the European single currency. His funeral will be held on Monday.

The former president, prime minister and central bank governor of Italy played a key role in guiding the country into the European single currency. His funeral will be held on Monday.

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Uzbekistan buries veteran president Islam Karimov

Uzbekistan’s veteran President Islam Karimov has been buried in the city of Samarkand following his death earlier this week at the age of 78.

Uzbekistan’s veteran President Islam Karimov has been buried in the city of Samarkand following his death earlier this week at the age of 78.

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President Karimov's motorcade

Thousands of Uzbek’s lined Tashkent’s main thoroughfare at dawn on Saturday to watch President Islam Karimov’s funeral cortege make its way through

Thousands of Uzbek’s lined Tashkent’s main thoroughfare at dawn on Saturday to watch President Islam Karimov’s funeral cortege make its way through

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Funeral for French fashion legend Sonia Rykiel

Paris on Thursday said a final farewell to French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel who died last month aged 86.

Paris on Thursday said a final farewell to French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel who died last month aged 86.

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Grieving relatives attend state funeral for victims of Italian quake

Weeping relatives hugged each other and reached out to touch the varnished coffins of victims of an earthquake at a state funeral held on Saturday (August 27) for some of the 290 people who died in th

Weeping relatives hugged each other and reached out to touch the varnished coffins of victims of an earthquake at a state funeral held on Saturday (August 27) for some of the 290 people who died in th

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Pakistan mourns Quetta hospital bombing

The head of Pakistan’s army has ordered extra security operations across the country following Monday’s deadly suicide bomb attack at a hospital in Quetta.

The head of Pakistan’s army has ordered extra security operations across the country following Monday’s deadly suicide bomb attack at a hospital in Quetta.

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Thousands turn out for funeral of murdered French priest

Thousands of mourners on Monday attended the funeral mass of the Catholic priest murdered in his own church by Islamic extremists.

Thousands of mourners on Monday attended the funeral mass of the Catholic priest murdered in his own church by Islamic extremists.