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Father buries drowned Syrian boy as Europe wrangles over refugees

The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed up on a Turkish beach in an image that shocked the world returned to his hometown Kobane on Friday to bury his family, an AFP photographer reported.

Sep 04, 2015, 15:28 PM IST

Former Guatemala president exhumed as cemetery sinks

The remains of former Guatemalan president Miguel Garcia Granados were exhumed and relocated Friday, nearly 140 years since his death, after parts of his cemetery began subsiding, his descendants said.

Jul 11, 2015, 15:56 PM IST

'The Dead Are Coming': Berlin activists bury drowned refugees

 Saying "the dead are coming", German activists Friday staged a Berlin funeral for a Syrian refugee who drowned in the Mediterranean, highlighting the drama of the thousands who die trying to reach Europe.

Jun 19, 2015, 20:11 PM IST

Afghans bury woman beaten to death by mob

 Hundreds of people on Sunday attended the burial of an Afghan woman who was beaten to death and set on fire by a mob for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran.

Mar 22, 2015, 14:04 PM IST

Anonymous burial for 1 of 3 terrorists behind France attacks

City officials in Reims say one of the terrorists responsible for attacks last week that killed 17 people was buried in the eastern French city over their objections and despite concerns that the grave could become a shrine for extremists.

Jan 17, 2015, 23:11 PM IST

Decomposed bodies found in Ganga river buried in Unnao

 There was no activity Friday at the spot in Unnao where 104 bodies were found floating in the Ganga river a few days back, officials said here.

Jan 16, 2015, 23:40 PM IST

Sierra Leone to jail `entire families` in Ebola crackdown

 Sierra Leone warned on Friday it would jail entire families if Ebola victims who appeared to have been washed after death were discovered in their homes.

Dec 05, 2014, 21:07 PM IST

Bosnians bury kin found in wartime mass grave

Bosnian families today buried the remains of 283 Muslims and one Roman Catholic Croat who were killed at the start of the Bosnian war of 1992-95.

Jul 21, 2014, 05:14 AM IST

Chinese officials set corpse ablaze in cremation row

Officials in a Chinese village today dug up and set fire to a man`s corpse after his family ignored their demand that he be cremated rather than buried, state media reported.

Dec 31, 2013, 16:36 PM IST

Neanderthals buried their dead: Study

A team of archaeologists have concluded that Neanderthals, forerunners to modern humans, buried their dead.

Dec 17, 2013, 10:53 AM IST

Japan`s emperor to break centuries-old burial tradition

Japan`s Emperor Akihito will break a centuries-old burial tradition by opting to be cremated like most ordinary citizens in the densely-populated nation, officials said on Friday.

Nov 15, 2013, 20:28 PM IST

Mandela children reburied at original gravesite

The remains of Nelson Mandela`s three deceased children were reburied at their original resting site, a day after a court ordered their return 2 years after a Mandela grandson moved bodies.

Jul 04, 2013, 22:08 PM IST

Burial of Boston bombing suspect appears legal

The burial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev appears to be legal, a law enforcement official said after examining the paperwork needed to move the corpse to the Virginia site where he was quietly interred.

May 12, 2013, 15:46 PM IST

Boston bombing suspect’s uncle to arrange his burial

As a funeral home director was scrambling to find a cemetery to bury the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, his uncle has now arrived in Massachusetts to arrange for his burial, according to a news agency.

May 06, 2013, 09:41 AM IST

Family buries wrong woman due to mortuary mix-up in US

Mourning family of a deceased California woman were in for a shock after burying her as they realised that they had said their goodbyes to the wrong woman due to a mix-up by the mortuary.

Mar 13, 2013, 18:19 PM IST

Quetta attack: Pak`s Shias bury dead amid anti-govt slogans

Hazara Shias began burying the dead in Hazara Town graveyard on Wednesday as Pakistan government had detained 170 and killed four militants in a ‘targeted operation’ as demanded.

Feb 20, 2013, 13:59 PM IST

Remains of US school gunman claimed for burial

The body of the man who killed 26 people in the second largest school shooting in US history has been claimed for burial.

Dec 31, 2012, 19:21 PM IST

Gaddafi`s burial delayed for further investigation

A Libyan official said Muammar Gaddafi will be buried with respect according to Islam tradition.

Oct 21, 2011, 15:53 PM IST

Brazil baby thought to be dead cries before burial

The baby was rushed back to the hospital and placed in
an intensive care unit.

Aug 03, 2011, 23:55 PM IST

Noted artist MF Husain laid to rest

Renowned artist Maqbool Fida Husain was laid to rest at the Brooklyn cemetery, Woking in London on Friday despite an offer from the Indian government to bring his body back to India.

Jun 11, 2011, 09:43 AM IST