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TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan laid to rest on Wednesday former President Lee Teng-hui, dubbed "Mr. Democracy" for burying autocratic rule in favour of freewheeling pluralism and defying China's drive to absorb an island it regards as a wayward province.
SEOUL, South Korea, July 12 (AP): The official funeral for Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon will be held online this week over coronavirus concerns, his funeral committee said on Sunday.
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's founder Robert Mugabe was honoured as an icon, principled leader and African intellectual giant at a state funeral on Saturday, after a week of disputes over his burial threatened to embarrass President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
SOWETO, South Africa (Reuters) - South Africa laid to rest anti-apartheid heroine Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Saturday, after 40,000 people from across the political spectrum mourned her at a funeral ceremony in her township of Soweto.
NILAI: Retired celebrated senior police officer Tan Sri Yuen Yuet Leng, who passed away on Thursday, was laid to rest Saturday at the Xiao En Memorial Park here with full police honours.
JOHANNESBURG, Nov 4 (Reuters) - South Africa called up two inexperienced goalkeepers on Tuesday as coach Ephraim Mashaba selected his first squad since the murder of captain Senzo Meyiwa last month.
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (Reuters) - The driver of a Spanish train that derailed at high speed was due to be questioned by a judge on Sunday as officials try to determine to what degree he was responsible for the deaths of 78 people in the accident.
CARACAS (Reuters) - Saluting, clenching fists and making the Catholic sign of the cross over his open casket, Venezuelans flocked on Thursday to see their deceased leader one last time and pledge that his socialist revolution will not die.
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's death has unleashed a flood of emotional tributes that his allies hope will help ensure the survival of his self-styled socialist revolution when voters elect a successor.