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Egypt Holds Funeral for Coptic Pope

Posted March 20th, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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The funeral for Egypt’s Coptic Pope, Shenouda the Third, the spiritual leader of the Middle East’s largest Christian community, is under way in Cairo. Shenouda died on Saturday in Cairo at age 88 from liver and lung disease. Historians say the Coptic church is one of the oldest in the world. It traces its founding […]

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Family, Friends Remember Whiteney Houston at Hometown Funeral

Posted February 18th, 2012 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Family and friends of American pop music icon Whitney Houston have said their goodbyes to the singer at a private funeral at her childhood church in Newark, New Jersey. Celebrities, including music greats, joined the final tribute at the New Hope Baptist Church, where Houston sang in the choir as a child. Fans showed their […]

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Family, Friends Remember Whiteney Houston at Hometown Funeral

Posted February 18th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Family and friends of American pop music icon Whitney Houston are saying their goodbyes to the singer Saturday at a private funeral at her childhood church in Newark, New Jersey. Celebrities, including music greats, are joining the final tribute at the New Hope Baptist Church, where Houston sang in the choir as a child. Fans […]

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Funeral For Singer Whitney Houston Set for Saturday

Posted February 14th, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Family and friends of Whitney Houston will say farewell to the late music superstar on Saturday, at a funeral in the church where she sang as a child. The invitation-only service will be held at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, just outside New York. Houston’s body arrived in New Jersey late […]

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Turkish Leaders, Turkish Cypriots Mourn Former Leader Denktash

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish leaders have joined thousands of residents of northern Cyprus to bid farewell to former Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, who died Friday after a long illness at 87. Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan were among mourners filing past Denktash’s coffin Tuesday at the presidential palace on the Turkish Cypriot […]

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Turkish Leaders, Turkish Cypriots Mourn Former Leader Denktash

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish leaders have joined thousands of residents in northern Cyprus to bid farewell to Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, who died Friday after a long illness. Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan were among mourners filing past Denktash’s coffin Tuesday at the presidential palace on the Turkish Cypriot side of the […]

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Macedonians Mourn Former President Gligorov

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Macedonians have held a national day of mourning for the nation’s first democratically elected president, Kiro Gligorov, who died Sunday at age 94. Flags flew at half-staff across the country Tuesday as a private funeral was held at a cemetery in the capital, Skopje. Mr. Gligorov died in his sleep Sunday night, surrounded by his […]

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Macedonians Mourn Former President Gligorov

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Macedonians have held a national day of mourning for the nation’s first democratically elected president, Kiro Gligorov, who died Sunday at the age of 94. Across the country, flags flew at half-staff Tuesday as a private funeral was held at a cemetery in the capital, Skopje. Mr. Gligorov died in his sleep Sunday night, surrounded […]

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NY Times Withdraws Suspect North Korean Photo

Posted December 29th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The New York Times says it has withdrawn an official North Korean photograph of the funeral procession for the late leader Kim Jong Il, after experts determined it had been digitally altered. The Times reported the withdrawal Thursday, saying the suspect photo was taken by Pyongyang’s Korean Central News Agency and distributed by a European […]

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North Korea Hails Kim Jong Un as ‘Supreme Leader’

Posted December 29th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Kim Jong Un has been declared supreme leader of North Korea’s ruling party and military during a memorial service for his late father, Kim Jong Il, in Pyongyang. State television showed a massive gathering of people for the service in Kim Il Sung Square. As the younger Kim watched from a palace balcony, ceremonial head […]