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Imran Khan visits Sri Lanka as Muslims demand burial rights


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Democrats introduce bill to bar ‘twice impeached’ presidents from Arlington Cemetery burial


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Sri Lanka to allow burial of COVID-19 victims following ban


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Police Officer Who Died After Capitol Riot Should Get Arlington Burial, Army Secretary Says


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Mother of slain Florida teen shot during burial service


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Mugabe's body moved to rural home ahead of weekend burial

Mugabe's body moved to rural home ahead of weekend burialThe remains of Zimbabwe’s ex-president Robert Mugabe who died early this month, have been moved from his Harare house to his rural village ahead of burial expected this weekend, his family said Friday. After weeks of wrangling between government and his family over the final resting place for the country’s founding leader, the Mugabes have opted to entomb him at his birth place and rural home, about 90 kilometres (55 miles) west of the capital Harare. It was the second time it made its way back to Kutama village in Zvimba district where Mugabe was born 95 years ago.



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Zimbabwe drama around Mugabe's burial place continues

Zimbabwe drama around Mugabe's burial place continuesZimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe now will be buried at his rural home, a government spokesman said Thursday, the latest twist in the drama around the ex-strongman’s final resting place. Tensions have been evident between the family and President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a once-trusted deputy who helped oust Mugabe from power in late 2017 as thousands cheered in the streets of the capital, Harare. The burial location of one of Africa’s longest serving leaders has been a source of mystery and contention since Mugabe’s death earlier this month at age 95 in Singapore.



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New burial rules seek to extend Arlington Cemetery lifespan

New burial rules seek to extend Arlington Cemetery lifespanIn an effort to save dwindling space, the Army is proposing new rules to limit who can be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Under the current rules, the cemetery would run out of space by the mid-2050s, the Army says. “Arlington National Cemetery is a national shrine for all Americans, but especially those who have served our great nation,” Acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy said in a statement.



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Zimbabwe's Mugabe honored at state funeral, burial delayed

Zimbabwe's Mugabe honored at state funeral, burial delayedAfrican heads of state joined thousands of Zimbabweans at a state funeral Saturday for Zimbabwe’s founding president, Robert Mugabe , whose burial has been delayed for at least a month until a special mausoleum can be built for his remains. More than 10 African leaders and several former presidents attended the service and viewing of the body of Mugabe, who died last week in Singapore at age 95, at the National Sports Stadium in the capital, Harare. Most of those attending were supporters of Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party.



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Mugabe's family pushes back against government burial plan

Mugabe's family pushes back against government burial planThe family of Zimbabwe founder Robert Mugabe is pushing back against the government’s plan to bury him at the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare and wants him to be buried in his home village instead, three relatives told Reuters. Zimbabweans have been confused about when and where they would get to pay their last respects to Mugabe since his death in a Singapore hospital on Friday after a long illness. Mugabe had dominated Zimbabwean politics for almost four decades from independence in 1980 until he was removed by his own army in a November 2017 coup.



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