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Bush to be buried after four-day tribute

George H.W. Bush was to be laid to rest Thursday, concluding a four-day tribute to the 41st president that saw America briefly set aside its political divisions. After a state funeral Wednesday in Washington that was attended by the country's five living presidents and foreign dignitaries, Bush's flag-draped coffin was flown to Houston. He will lie in repose at St Martin's Episcopal Church, where the Bushes worshiped for decades, until he is buried. Bush will be interred at his presidential library in College…

Debbie Reynolds, daughter Carrie Fisher to be buried side by side

LOS ANGELES: A joint memorial service and side-by-side burial are being planned for mother-and-daughter Hollywood stars Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, who died a day apart earlier this week in Los Angeles, the family said on Friday. Todd Fisher, son of Reynolds and younger brother to Carrie, said a glimpse he caught of hummingbirds at a cemetery site at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills convinced him it was the ideal spot for their final resting place. "That's the way it was meant to be," Todd…

Philippine dictator Marcos given hero’s burial

MANILA: Ex-Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos was buried at the national heroes' cemetery in a secretive ceremony Friday, outraging opponents who said it whitewashed his brutal rule and tainted the famous 1986 "People Power" revolution that toppled him. The burial at the "Cemetery of Heroes" was another stunning development in the remarkable political comeback of the Marcos family, a phenomenon given fresh energy this year by the clan's strong alliance with new President Rodrigo Duterte. The Supreme Court last week…

Religious scholar Shah Turab-ul-Haq Qadri passes away

KARACHI: President of Jamaat Ahl-e-Sunnat Pakistan Allama Shah Turab-ul-Haq Qadri passed away on Thursday while battling a protracted illness.  The prominent religious scholar was battling chronic illness for past two years and regularly undergoing dialysis procedure. Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, Chairman Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, while talking to ARY News said that Qadri used to actively participate in his party's religious and political activities despite being advised by the doctor to take rest. He passed away while being…