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World 01 Jun 2020 | 11:03 PM

Iraqi militiamen drop guns to dig graves for coronavirus victims

NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi paramedic Sarmad Ibrahim cut his teeth treating fellow Shi'ite Muslim militiamen in the war against Islamic State. Now, he buries COVID-19 victims - an exhausting task where he must also get to grips with both Muslim and Christian burial rites.

World 12 Apr 2020 | 6:19 AM

Egyptian police disperse villagers who stopped burial of doctor killed by coronavirus

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police fired tear gas on Saturday to disperse a crowd of people who gathered in a village near the Nile Delta to prevent the burial of a doctor who died of coronavirus, according to local newspapers and footage on social media.

World 04 Mar 2020 | 10:56 PM

Tajikistan closes mosques to fend off coronavirus threat

DUSHANBE (Reuters) - Tajikistan's national council of clerics told mosques on Wednesday to suspend public gatherings, including Friday prayers but excluding burial rites, to protect against the coronavirus, even though the country has not reported any cases.

Vietnam 01 Dec 2019 | 7:00 AM

Final remains of Viet truck victims arrive home

Hanoi: The final remains of the 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain last month arrived in Vietnam, the foreign ministry said, returning them to bereft families after weeks of waiting.

Nation 21 Oct 2019 | 7:00 AM

Female cops carry casket to cemetery

A GROUP of female police officers in Tamil Nadu, India, carried the casket of a deceased woman inspector to the cemetery in a highly unusual funeral, Malaysia Nanban reported.