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Hundreds Attend State Funeral of African Nobel Peace Laureate

Posted October 8th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenyans paid their final respects to Africa’s first female Nobel Peace laureate Saturday in Nairobi. Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki oversaw the state funeral for Wangari Maathai, making her the first woman and third Kenyan to ever receive the honor. Maathai died Sunday at the age of 71 after a lengthy battle with cancer. President Kibaki […]

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Kenyan Nobel Peace Laureate’s Funeral Saturday

Posted October 8th, 2011 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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State funeral services for Africa’s first woman Nobel Peace laureate will be held Saturday in Nairobi. Wangari Maathai died Sunday at the age of 71 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her stance on rights of women and protection of Kenya’s environment. Maathai had previously founded […]

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Chaotic Scene Marks Burial of Slain Afghan Peacemaker

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of mourners helped bury Afghanistan’s former president and head peace broker with the Taliban, Burhanuddin Rabbani, days after he was killed by a suicide bomber at his home. Friday’s funeral in Kabul drew large crowds of people who pushed and shoved around Mr. Rabbani’s coffin. During the hilltop ceremony, dozens of Rabbani supports chanted […]

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Chaotic Scene Marks Burial of Afghan Ex-President and Peacemaker

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of mourners helped bury Afghanistan’s former president and head peace broker with the Taliban, Burhanuddin Rabbani, days after he was killed by a suicide bomber at his home. Friday’s funeral in Kabul drew large crowds of people who pushed and shoved around Mr. Rabbani’s coffin, which was draped in the Afghan flag. During the […]

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Afghan Ex-Leader Buried in Kabul

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Afghans gathered in Kabul Friday for the funeral of former president Burhanuddin Rabbani, who was killed by a suicide bomber at his home. Mr. Rabbani’s coffin, draped in the Afghan flag, was carried to a Kabul hilltop for burial. Speaking to mourners, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said it is “our responsibility” to act […]

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Karzai Speaks at Slain Ex-Leader’s Funeral

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has joined mourners at the funeral of former preisdent Burhanuddin Rabbani, who was killed by a suicide bomber claiming to carry a message of peace from the Taliban. Mr. Karzai said it is “our responsibility” to act against those who are “enemies of peace” as he paid tribute to Mr. Rabbani […]

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Afghans Prepare to Bury Slain Former President

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of mourners in Afghanistan are expected to attend the funeral Friday of former Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani. A suicide bomber killed Mr. Rabbani Tuesday in Kabul. He was the head of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council and was spearheading peace efforts with the Taliban. Police say the ex-president was killed in his home by an […]

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Hundreds Gather for London Funeral Following Riots

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of mourners have gathered for the funeral of a man killed by police in an incident that sparked several days of riots in London and other British cities last month. The funeral of Mark Duggan took place Friday in the Tottenham district in north London. His coffin was in a white carriage pulled by […]

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Family, Friends Attend Funeral of British Singer Amy Winehouse

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Family and friends of British singer Amy Winehouse have attended a funeral in London for the international star, who was found dead inside her home Saturday at age 27. Around 150 people gathered at the Edgewarebury Cemetery for the private service led by a rabbi in accordance with Jewish law. After the ceremony, family members […]

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Private Funeral Tuesday for Amy Winehouse

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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The family of Amy Winehouse is set to hold a private funeral Tuesday for the British singer, who was found dead Saturday inside her home. A family spokesman said Winehouse will be buried in a private ceremony for family and close friends. London police said Monday an autopsy failed to determine how the 27-year-old died. […]

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