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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.

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Thousands attend murdered priest's funeral

Thousands of mourners have attended the funeral mass of Jacques Hamel, the Catholic priest murdered in his own church by Islamic extremists.

Thousands of mourners have attended the funeral mass of Jacques Hamel, the Catholic priest murdered in his own church by Islamic extremists.

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Cambodians mourn beloved activist

Tens of thousands gathered on Sunday (July 24) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to join a funeral procession taking the body of assassinated government critic Kem Ley to his hometown in Takeo…

Tens of thousands gathered on Sunday (July 24) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to join a funeral procession taking the body of assassinated government critic Kem Ley to his hometown in Takeo…

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First burials for victims of Kabul suicide attack

More than 80 people were killed and 200 injured in a suicide attack in the Afghan capital on Saturday. The twin bombing targeted a peaceful protest by members of the Hazara minority.

More than 80 people were killed and 200 injured in a suicide attack in the Afghan capital on Saturday. The twin bombing targeted a peaceful protest by members of the Hazara minority.

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Turkey's Erdogan cuts short Muhammad Ali funeral visit

Confusion surrounds Turkey's President Erdogan cutting short a US visit where he was due to attend the funeral of boxer Muhammad Ali.

Confusion surrounds Turkey's President Erdogan cutting short a US visit where he was due to attend the funeral of boxer Muhammad Ali.

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Traditional Muslim funeral service honours Muhammad Ali

The US city of Louisville has begun a series of ceremonies to celebrate and honour its greatest son, boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

The US city of Louisville has begun a series of ceremonies to celebrate and honour its greatest son, boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

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Hundreds attend Beirut funeral for Hezbollah commander

Hundreds of people have turned out for the funeral of a top Hezbollah commander in southern Beirut. Mustafa Badreddine is said to have died in an

Hundreds of people have turned out for the funeral of a top Hezbollah commander in southern Beirut. Mustafa Badreddine is said to have died in an

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Egypt: Funeral for eight policemen shot dead in Cairo

Egypt has held a military funeral for eight policemen gunned down in an ambush in the capital. The minister of the interior attended the ceremony in Cairo.

Egypt has held a military funeral for eight policemen gunned down in an ambush in the capital. The minister of the interior attended the ceremony in Cairo.

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Papa Wemba buried in Kinshasa

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been remembering its favourite son, Papa Wemba, who has been buried in Kinshasa. A private ceremony was held for

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been remembering its favourite son, Papa Wemba, who has been buried in Kinshasa. A private ceremony was held for

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Israeli authorities discuss a halt on returning attackers' bodies

Israeli authorities are discussing whether or not to continue handing back the bodies of people killed while carrying out attacks on soldiers

Israeli authorities are discussing whether or not to continue handing back the bodies of people killed while carrying out attacks on soldiers

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Funeral held for first Italian victim of Spanish coach crash

Thousands of people have attended the funeral of Francesca Bonello in Genoa. She was one of the seven Italian victims in Sunday’s coach crash in

Thousands of people have attended the funeral of Francesca Bonello in Genoa. She was one of the seven Italian victims in Sunday’s coach crash in

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Funeral held for Italian author Umberto Eco

Family, fans and government ministers have gathered for the funeral of Italian author Umberto Eco in Milan. He was best known for his international

Family, fans and government ministers have gathered for the funeral of Italian author Umberto Eco in Milan. He was best known for his international

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Egypt's best known journalist Mohamed Heikal dies at 92

Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, the Arab world’s best known political commentator, died on Wednesday at age 92, Egyptian state television reported

Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, the Arab world’s best known political commentator, died on Wednesday at age 92, Egyptian state television reported

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'National' funeral for Celine Dion's husband 'over the top'

The cost of organising the “national” funeral for Celine Dion’s husband was picked up by the government of Quebec. That’s despite Dion being the

The cost of organising the “national” funeral for Celine Dion’s husband was picked up by the government of Quebec. That’s despite Dion being the

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West Bank crowds mourn 14 killed in recent violence

Thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron mourned the death of 14 people who were killed in recent attacks and clashes. The bodies

Thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron mourned the death of 14 people who were killed in recent attacks and clashes. The bodies