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Tens of thousands in Tehran for firefighters' funeral

Tens of thousands of Iranians paid their final respects on Monday to 16 firefighters killed when a burning building collapsed in Tehran earlier this month.

Tens of thousands of Iranians paid their final respects on Monday to 16 firefighters killed when a burning building collapsed in Tehran earlier this month.

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Italy holds first funerals for avalanche dead

The first funerals for victims killed in the hotel Rigopiano in central Italy, which was destroyed by an avalanche last week, have been held.

The first funerals for victims killed in the hotel Rigopiano in central Italy, which was destroyed by an avalanche last week, have been held.

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Iranians rebel at former President Rafsanjani's funeral

The funeral in Tehran of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani presents a rare occasion for Iranians to voice discord.

The funeral in Tehran of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani presents a rare occasion for Iranians to voice discord.

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Rafsanjani funeral draws huge crowds to Tehran

Tens of thousands of Iranians have turned out for the funeral of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in the Iranian capital. The 82-year-old died of a heart attack on Sunday.

Tens of thousands of Iranians have turned out for the funeral of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in the Iranian capital. The 82-year-old died of a heart attack on Sunday.

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Israel buries four soldiers killed in deadly truck attack

Funerals have been held for four Israeli soldiers killed in Jerusalem after a Palestinian driver ploughed his truck into them.

Funerals have been held for four Israeli soldiers killed in Jerusalem after a Palestinian driver ploughed his truck into them.

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Istanbul attack: Families and friends mourn

Another of the 39 victims of the New Year’s Day massacre in Istanbul has been buried as family and friends mourned.

Another of the 39 victims of the New Year’s Day massacre in Istanbul has been buried as family and friends mourned.

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Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher to be buried together

Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher will have a joint funeral and are to be buried together in Hollywood, according to Reynolds’ son.

Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher will have a joint funeral and are to be buried together in Hollywood, according to Reynolds’ son.

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Turkey: further crackdown after Saturday's twin bombing

235 people have been detained in raids across Turkey over alleged links to Kurdish militants. The arrests come two days after 44 people died and 150 were injured in twin bombings at a major football s

235 people have been detained in raids across Turkey over alleged links to Kurdish militants. The arrests come two days after 44 people died and 150 were injured in twin bombings at a major football s

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Egypt: Sisi names Coptic Cathedral bomber as funeral is held

A 22-year-old suicide bomber was behind Sunday’s massacre at Cairo’s Coptic Christian Cathedral complex, Egypt’s President said on Monday.

A 22-year-old suicide bomber was behind Sunday’s massacre at Cairo’s Coptic Christian Cathedral complex, Egypt’s President said on Monday.

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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.