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One ‘black box’ recovered from Indonesia jet as first funeral held

Dozens of divers are taking part in the massive recovery effort along with helicopters and ships, but authorities have all but ruled out finding any survivors.

Vietnam bids final farewell to president before burial

His role as head-of-state was largely ceremonial and he spent much of his time greeting world leaders and hosting high-level diplomatic events.

State funeral, national mourning to be held for Vietnam president

Flags will be flown at half-mast and entertainment venues shut for two days starting September 26.

Burt Reynolds mourned at small private memorial in Florida

Reynolds' ex-wife Loni Anderson and their son Quinton Anderson Reynolds were among the speakers at the Thursday service.

Final farewell to UN’s Kofi Annan at Ghana state funeral

Annan kept up his diplomatic work after leaving office, taking mediation roles in Kenya and Syria, and more recently heading an advisory commission in Myanmar on the crisis in Rakhine state.

Pakistan’s ex-PM Sharif, daughter released for his wife’s funeral

Maryam Sharif, his daughter and presumed political heir, was sentenced to seven years in prison on related charges.

Ahead of funeral, Ghanaians bid farewell to Kofi Annan

The diplomat's body was flown back from Switzerland on Monday ahead of a state funeral and private burial in Accra on Thursday.

As fighter jets streak overhead, McCain is buried in Annapolis

Among those paying tribute to McCain at Sunday's private service were his sons Jack and Don, retired Army General David Petraeus and Senator Lindsey Graham, a long-time political ally and friend.

Tearful mourners queue to bid farewell to east Ukraine rebel chief

Around 200,000 people had gathered for the funeral of Zakharchenko, the republic's leader since 2014.

Aretha’s lack of a will could make things rocky for heirs

Though she lived to 76 and was terminally ill with pancreatic cancer, the Queen of Soul died without a will.

Two presidents honour McCain at funeral as Trump heads to golf...

Trump was notably absent at John McCain's momentous funeral, leaving the capital to head to his golf club in Virginia just when eulogies to McCain were being delivered.

Franklin funeral bishop apologises to Grande

Bishop Charles H. Ellis III led Franklin's funeral and awkwardly greeted Grande on stage after she performed.

Cindy McCain places wreath at Vietnam memorial

John McCain was a decorated veteran who was held for more than five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

Speakers at Aretha Franklin funeral raise Black Lives Matter movement

Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. delivered the eulogy for Franklin and used his time at the podium to raise social issues he said were critical to the black community.

Detroit tribute concert celebrates Aretha Franklin

The US music icon, beloved by millions around the world, died of cancer on August 16, closing the curtain on a glittering six-decade career that made her one of America's most celebrated artists.

Thousands endure blazing Arizona heat to view Senator John McCain’s casket

The single-file procession through the Arizona Capitol rotunda, where McCain's flag-draped coffin was lying in state, stretched across the statehouse plaza.

Fans queue en masse to pay respects to Aretha Franklin

The "Queen of Soul" died on August 16 following an extraordinary six-decade career that made her one of America's most celebrated artists.

Aretha Franklin funeral set for Aug 31 in Detroit

Franklin died at her home in Detroit on Thursday at the age of 76, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Thousands line streets for funeral of late Indian leader

Mourners had lined the streets for hours to catch a glimpse as Vajpayee's coffin, wrapped in the Indian tricolour flag, made its final sombre journey.

Pahang’s Tengku Arif Bendahara laid to rest

Tengku Arif Bendahara Tengku Abdullah Sultan Abu Bakar died of lymphoma cancer yesterday morning.

US designer Spade mourned at hometown funeral

Kate Spade's funeral was held in her hometown of Kansas City.

DJ Avicii’s funeral to be ‘private’: family

His family confirmed that "the funeral will be private, in the presence of the people who were closest to Tim", without specifying the date or location.

Indonesia city protests suicide bomber burials

Many residents of a neighbourhood in Surabaya were incensed that the bodies of suicide bombers would be buried there.

Hundreds say goodbye to British toddler Alfie Evans

Evans died on April 28 after doctors at Alder Hey Children's Hospital withdrew life support.