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Thousands expected at memorial service for 3 slain Minnesota first responders

Feb. 28, 2024 11:13 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Thousands of law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics are expected to pack a Minnesota church on Wednesday for a memorial service for three first responders who were gunned down while responding to a report of a domestic incident at a home with seven children...

The funeral of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny will be on Friday, spokesperson says

Feb. 28, 2024 09:48 AM EST

The funeral of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died earlier this month in a remote Arctic penal colony, will take place on Friday in Moscow after several locations declined to host the service, his spokesperson said. His funeral will be held at a church in Moscow’s...

Funeral of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died in prison, will be held Friday in Moscow, spokeswoman says

Feb. 28, 2024 04:38 AM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — Funeral of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died in prison, will be held Friday in Moscow, spokeswoman says.

Namibian President Hage Geingob laid to rest at Heroes' Acre cemetery after state funeral

Feb. 25, 2024 23:25 PM EST

WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) — Namibian President Hage Geingob was laid to rest in the country's Heroes' Acre cemetery on Sunday following a state funeral attended by African leaders, the German president and Princess Anne, the sister of Britain's King Charles III. Geingob died earlier...

Hundreds attend funeral mass for the woman killed during a celebration of Chiefs’ Super Bowl win

Feb. 24, 2024 15:19 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners attended a funeral mass Saturday for a Kansas City-area DJ who was killed when she was shot during a celebration of the Chiefs' Super Bowl victory. Lisa Lopez-Galvan was one of about two dozen people who were shot when gunfire erupted...

The body of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed over to his mother, aide says

Feb. 24, 2024 15:01 PM EST

The body of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed over to his mother, a top aide to Navalny said Saturday on his social media account. Ivan Zhdanov, the director of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, made the announcement on his Telegram account and thanked...

Kenya mourns as marathon world record-holder Kelvin Kiptum is given a state funeral

Feb. 23, 2024 12:51 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's world marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum was given a state funeral Friday following his death in a car crash earlier this month, as many Kenyans urged the government to do more to protect the country’s famous athletes. Hundreds of dignitaries —...

Ally of late Kremlin critic Navalny says authorities threaten to bury him on prison grounds

Feb. 23, 2024 11:46 AM EST

An ally of the late opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Friday that Russian authorities have given his mother a deadline to agree to forgo a public funeral or else they’ll bury him on prison grounds. Investigators gave Lyudmila Navalnaya three hours to accept a proposal for a...

Collapse of illegal gold mine in Venezuela lays bare feelings of abandonment in rural communities

Feb. 23, 2024 00:05 AM EST

LA PARAGUA, Venezuela (AP) — The collapse of an illegally operated gold mine in a remote area of central Venezuela has exposed the sense of abandonment felt by small or rural communities bypassed by a quasi-economic renaissance seen in the South American country's capital and cities. ...

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's mother says she's resisting pressure to agree to a secret burial

Feb. 22, 2024 17:37 PM EST

The mother of Russia’s late opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Thursday that she has seen her son's body and that she is resisting strong pressure by authorities to agree to a secret burial outside the public eye. Lyudmila Navalnaya said investigators allowed her to see her...