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Drowned migrants return to El Salvador for burial on Monday

Drowned migrants return to El Salvador for burial on MondayThe young father and daughter who drowned in each other’s arms last week in an attempt to swim across the Rio Grande to the United States have been returned to El Salvador for an expected burial at a private ceremony in the capital Monday. Photographs of Valeria, lying face down in the water with her little arm wrapped around the neck of her father, Oscar Alberto Martínez, broke hearts around the world and underscored the dangers that migrants undertake in trying to reach the U.S. The father and daughter were swept away by the current in the river between Matamoros, Mexico, and Brownsville, Texas.



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Archeologists believe Norway find is rare Viking ship burial

Archeologists believe Norway find is rare Viking ship burialArcheologists believe they have found a rare Viking ship burial site in a region of Norway known for its Viking-era treasures, Norwegian officials said Monday. Using ground-penetrating radar (GPR), experts found a ship-shaped anomaly near other Viking burial mounds in the Borre Park in Vestfold county, southeast of Oslo. This could point to the existence of a mound that was later removed,” Terje Gansum, leader of the department for cultural heritage management in Vestfold county, said in a statement.



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Private Annapolis Burial Marks End of John McCain's Journey After All-Star Day of Public Eulogies

Private Annapolis Burial Marks End of John McCain's Journey After All-Star Day of Public EulogiesThe Arizona statesman will rest permanently amongst friends at the U.S. Naval Academy.



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French politician Simone Veil honored with Pantheon burial

French politician Simone Veil honored with Pantheon burialPARIS (AP) — Holocaust survivor Simone Veil, who repeatedly broke barriers for women in French politics and spearheaded the fight to legalize abortion, was buried at the Pantheon on Sunday, an honor reserved for French heroes.



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Nigeria holds mass burial for 73 people killed in communal violence

Nigeria holds mass burial for 73 people killed in communal violenceBy Alexis Akwagyiram MAKURDI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Seventy-three people killed since the start of the year in communal violence between semi-nomadic herdsmen and farmers were buried in Nigeria on Thursday highlighting a bloody conflict over fertile land that is taking on political significance. The mass burial took place in Makurdi, in the central state of Benue, where thousands of mourners took to the streets to watch the funeral procession. The killings occurred in remote parts of Benue, the state worst hit by clashes that have killed at least 83 people since Dec. 31.



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Burial Chamber of Princess Possibly Found in Ancient Egypt Pyramid

Burial Chamber of Princess Possibly Found in Ancient Egypt PyramidInside a 3,800-year-old pyramid at the site of Dahshur in Egypt, archaeologists have discovered a burial chamber that may have held the mummy of a princess named Hatshepset. The discoveries provide clues that may help archaeologists determine why a pharaoh named Ameny Qemau has two pyramids at Dahshur. The wooden box is inscribed with “Hatshepset,” which likely does not refer to the pharaoh Hatshepsut but rather someone else with a similar name, the researchers said.



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Historic restoration of Jesus' burial shrine completed

Historic restoration of Jesus' burial shrine completedJERUSALEM (AP) — The tomb of Jesus has been resurrected to its former glory.



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