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Teenager dies after new riots in Bahrain

A teenager died in Sitra last night even as riots erupted after funeral rituals for another teenager, who died in an explosion there earlier this week.   A body was brought to Sitra Health Centre two hours after

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Top leaders at Chavez's funeral

At least two dozen heads of state were due to attend Hugo Chavez's funeral on Friday during an outpouring of grief for the charismatic but divisive Venezuelan leader who changed the face of politics in South America. Chavez di

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Violence mars funeral of Tunisian leader

Tens of thousands of Tunisians turned out on Friday to mourn secular opposition leader Chokri Belaid, whose assassination has deepened a political crisis and led to violent protests against the Islamist-led government. Teargas and

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Stars mourn Whitney at New Jersey funeral

Stars, family and friends mourned Whitney Houston in a spirited Baptist funeral service at her hometown church on Saturday, a week after the death of the singer whose spectacular voice made her one of the biggest pop stars of her era. Gos

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Syrian army opens fire on anti-Assad crowd

Syrian security forces fired live ammunition to break up a protest against President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Saturday, killing at least one person, opposition activists said. A Chinese envoy met the Syrian leader earlier in the day

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Saudi Arabia buries Crown Prince Sultan

The funeral of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Sultan on Tuesday set the stage for King Abdullah to name a new heir, widely expected to be veteran Interior Minister Prince Nayef. Sultan's sons and brothers carried his corpse, swathed i

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Two killed as Syrian forces fire at funeral

Syrian security forces killed at least two people when they opened fire on tens of thousands of mourners on Saturday at the funeral of a Kurdish opposition figure, activists said. The funeral of Meshaal al-Tammo in the eastern Syrian city

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Syrian forces open fire at mass funerals

Security forces opened fire at one of the funerals for scores of people killed in the country's bloodiest pro-democracy protests in the Damascus suburb of Douma, wounding three people, witnesses said. Tens of thousands of Syrians demanded

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Protests mark funeral of rebel Iranian cleric

Huge crowds of Iranians turned out for the funeral of leading dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri in the holy Shi'ite city of Qom on Monday and some chanted anti-government slogans, websites reported. Montazeri, who died

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Some Iranians ‘arrested on way to funeral’

Iranian security forces stopped a bus carrying opposition supporters on their way to the funeral of the country's leading dissident cleric and detained some of them, the reformist Kaleme website reported on Monday. Kaleme said the inci

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