Gaza calm as Israel braces for Palestinian youth`s funeral

Shelling across the Gaza Strip`s border tapered off on Friday while Israel braced for violent protests by Palestinians in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank at the funeral of a youth they believe was killed by far-right Jews.

US urges Cuba to free American for mother`s funeral

The US has called on Cuba to allow an imprisoned American contractor to travel home to attend his mother`s funeral as a humanitarian gesture.

Bomb blast kills 15 at funeral in Iraq

Iraqi officials say 15 people have been killed and more than two dozen have been wounded in a bomb attack on a funeral in the central city of Baqouba.

Indo-Canadian duo charged with honour killing, contest extradition

A mother and an uncle of a woman in Canada charged with "honour killing", have appealed against their extradition to India, media reported Tuesday.

Funeral service planned for Australian couple traveling on MH370

The first funeral service for passengers on board the missing Malaysian jet will be held on Sunday with a family of an Australian couple deciding to hold a memorial nearly two months after the plane disappeared.

Body of Indian national to be flown back for funeral from Malaysia

The body of Indian national Michael Cornelius Selvam Vellu, who was killed in a car accident alongside his employer Karpal Singh, will be flown to India on Saturday for funeral after special prayers here.

Peaches Geldof`s body released for funeral post `inconclusive` autopsy

Peaches Geldof`s body has been released for the preparations for her funeral after the results of her autopsy proved `inconclusive`.

Fashion award created to honour L`Wren Scott

Late designer L`Wren Scott has been honoured with the creation of a fashion award in her name.

L`Wren scott`s funeral held in LA

A private funeral for Mick Jagger`s girlfriend L`Wren Scott was recently held in Los Angeles in the presence of family and friends.

L`Wren Scott`s kin feuding with Mick Jagger over burial place

L`Wren Scott`s family in Utah and Mick Jagger are reportedly at war on deciding where her final resting place should be.

L`Wren Scott`s funeral to be held in Los Angeles

L`Wren Scott`s funeral has reportedly been moved to Los Angeles at the request of her brother Randall Bambrough and her long-term partner Mick Jagger.

Tear gas confronts `revolution` call at Sudan funeral

Sudanese police fired tear gas Wednesday when mourners called for "revolution" following the funeral of a student allegedly gunned down by security forces at a protest against violence in Darfur.

India`s Ansari attends Afghan Vice President Fahim`s funeral

Vice President Hamid Ansari Tuesday attended the funeral of Afghanistan`s First Vice President Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, and said in his demise India has lost a "true partner".

Israel beefs up security for Sharon`s funeral near Gaza Strip

Sharon, who died on Saturday at the age of 85 after remaining in coma for eight years, will be laid to rest beside his wife Lily at Anemones Hill nearby the family`s northern Negev Sycamore Ranch this evening.

Bengal gang-rape victim cremated amid political row

A 16-year-old girl, who died after she was twice raped by a gang and set ablaze, was Wednesday cremated amid a raging political row over what protestors called police attempt at her "forcible cremation".

UK funeral for Indian-origin doctor who died in Syria

The funeral of a 32-year-old Indian-origin British doctor who died under mysterious circumstances in a Syrian prison will take place here.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu to attend Nelson Mandela burial

Nelson Mandela`s close friend retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu would attend anti-apartheid icon`s funeral, after earlier saying he had cancelled his trip because he was not invited to his old friend`s burial.

Nelson Mandela`s remains flown to childhood village for funeral

Nelson Mandela`s remains were on Saturday flown to his childhood village of Qunu for burial tomorrow, bringing down the curtain on ten days of national mourning and global tributes for the anti-apartheid icon.

Sorrow, frustration as 100,000 say goodbye to Nelson Mandela

Hundreds of South Africans broke through a police cordon in a last-gasp bid to join the estimated 100,000 people who viewed Nelson Mandela`s remains during three days of lying in state.

Lakhs pay homage to last scion of Mysore royal family

Tens of thousands of people on Wednesday bade an emotional farewell to the last scion of the erstwhile Mysore royal family Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar.