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Iranians cry 'revenge' at funeral of suicide bomb victims

Iranians cry 'revenge' at funeral of suicide bomb victimsTens of thousands of Iranians called for “revenge” Saturday at the funeral of 27 Revolutionary Guards killed in a suicide attack perpetrated by jihadists that Tehran accuses Pakistan of supporting. “The government of Pakistan must pay the price of harbouring these terrorist groups and this price will undoubtedly be very high,” said Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, referring to jihadist outfit Jaish al-Adl (“Army of Justice”). “The Islamic Republic of Iran will no longer observe the previous reservations and will directly act to counter such acts,” Jafari told mourners gathered at the city of Isfahan’s Bozorgmehr Square.



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Thousands in Iran attend funeral for slain Guard members

Thousands in Iran attend funeral for slain Guard membersISFAHAN, Iran (AP) — Dozens of comrades circled caskets on the back of trucks on Saturday as thousands of mourners attended a mass funeral for 27 elite Revolutionary Guard soldiers killed in a suicide car bombing this week in Iran's Sistan and Baluchistan province.



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Virginia governor appears at funeral as pressure grows on his No. 2

Virginia governor appears at funeral as pressure grows on his No. 2Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, the state’s second-highest elected official, faces the prospect of impeachment proceedings at the hands of another Democrat next week after two women separately accused him of sexual crimes, including rape. Fairfax, who is African-American, has denied both claims and called them a “coordinated smear campaign.” He has been as defiant as Northam in refusing to step down. After staying out of sight since he faced the press on Feb. 2 to deny he was pictured in the racist photo on his yearbook page, but admitting that he had worn blackface on another occasion, Northam, 59, returned to the public eye to attend the funeral of a slain state trooper.



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The Latest: Fight at California funeral ends in killing

The Latest: Fight at California funeral ends in killingCOMPTON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Compton funeral (all times local):



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Fight during funeral turns into fatal shooting outside Compton church, witness says

Fight during funeral turns into fatal shooting outside Compton church, witness saysA shooting erupted outside a Compton church on Friday afternoon, reportedly during a funeral.



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The buoyant life and tragic death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes – her funeral is today

The buoyant life and tragic death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes - her funeral is todayThe second-grader died in a shooting investigated as a possible hate crime before investigators concluded her death was a case of mistaken identity.



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Slain police officer called 'American hero' at his funeral

Slain police officer called 'American hero' at his funeralSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California police officer who was killed in the line of duty was hailed Saturday as a "Fiji-born American hero" who made the ultimate sacrifice for his adopted country.



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Guatemalan girl's Christmas funeral too much for grieving mother

Guatemalan girl's Christmas funeral too much for grieving motherFriends and family on Tuesday lowered the body of Jakelin Caal into a grave in an impoverished mountain village in Guatemala, some 2,000 miles from where she died in an El Paso, Texas, hospital on Dec. 8 after succumbing to a high fever. A United Nations human rights expert on Monday called on U.S. authorities to stop detaining children.



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Family complains that Catholic priest used teen's funeral to condemn suicide

Family complains that Catholic priest used teen's funeral to condemn suicideThe parents of a teenage boy who took his own life have condemned a Catholic priest who questioned whether their son would get to heaven while presiding over his funeral. The Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit expressed regret for the comments and said the Rev Don LaCuesta would not preach at funerals "for the foreseeable future". But the parents of Maison Hullibarger said they wanted the priest removed from his post for the heartbreak caused. "We wanted him to celebrate how Maison lived, not how he died," his mother, Linda Hullibarger, told The Detroit Free Press. Jeff Hullibarger added: "It was his time to tell everybody what he thought of suicide, (and) we couldn't believe what he was saying. “He was up there condemning our son, pretty much calling him a sinner. He wondered if he had repented enough to make it to heaven. He said 'suicide' upwards of six times. They said they met the priest ahead of the service at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Temperance, Michigan, on December 8, setting out what they hoped to hear in a loving homily. However, the Catholic Church has traditionally taught that suicide was an unforgiveable sin. It has only been in recent years that the stance has softened to forgive suicide in situations of extreme stress. The Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit apologised and said Mr LaCuesta would be removed from funeral duties and given extra assistance. "We share the family’s grief at such a profound loss. Our hope is always to bring comfort into situations of great pain, through funeral services centered on the love and healing power of Christ," it said in a statement. "Unfortunately, that did not happen in this case. We understand that an unbearable situation was made even more difficult, and we are sorry."



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George H.W. Bush's funeral services stand as America's goodbye to the Greatest Generation

George H.W. Bush's funeral services stand as America's goodbye to the Greatest GenerationGeorge H.W. Bush's funeral service at his hometown church in House was personal and more; in a way, it was a farewell to the Greatest Generation



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