Royals, Cumberbatch help bury comeback King Richard III

Mar 27, 2015

Royals, Cumberbatch help bury comeback King Richard III

A maligned monarch found under a parking lot was buried in pomp Thursday, as Britain embraced comeback King Richard III, a long-reviled ruler who is experiencing a remarkable posthumous renaissance. Royalty, religious leaders and actor Benedict Cumberbatch joined archaeologists, Richard’s distant relatives and curious ...

Feb 24, 2015

Guinean Muslim cleric charged with assault on Ebola worker

A Muslim cleric who conducted the funeral rites of a suspected Ebola victim was charged Monday with assaulting an outreach worker who came to question him over the ceremony, a judicial source said. El-Hadj Mohamed Soumah’s arrest on Feb. 9 led to demonstrations in ...

Sierra Leone urges safe burials to stem Ebola

Dec 22, 2014

Sierra Leone urges safe burials to stem Ebola

The radio announcement is chilling and blunt: “If I die, I want the deaths to stop with me.” Dr. Desmond Williams continues: “I want to give my family the permission to request a safe and dignified, medical burial for me.” The announcement is part ...

Dec 3, 2014

Fukui man admits burying his mother, sister in his yard

Police on Wednesday arrested a 53-year-old man from Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, who is initially suspected of burying the bodies of his mother and sister in the yard of his home. Teruhiko Ikemi, a guitar craftsman, has owned up to the allegations, the police said. ...

Emperor, Empress plan to be cremated

Nov 14, 2013

Emperor, Empress plan to be cremated

The Emperor and Empress will be cremated after they die, a historic change from some 350 years in which ritual burials were the norm for monarchs from the early Edo Period, Imperial Household Agency chief Noriyuki Kazaoka says.

Japanese make trip to N.K. burial site

Jun 18, 2013

Japanese make trip to N.K. burial site

Japanese visitors paid their respects Sunday at a site near the port of Chongjin in northeast North Korea for relatives who perished, many in a Soviet labor camp, after the end of World War II and the end of Japan’s colonial rule of the ...