UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Has Died

Brigitte N. Brantley; TSgt; USAFAl-Nahyan with U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Abu Dhabi, February 2017 - Jim Mattis

United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan died on Friday at the age of 73 while government announced 40 days of mourning across the country. The UAE’s Ministry of Presidential Affairs also announced a three day suspension …

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Mourners Gather to Honor Trans Activist Elise Malary Whose Body Was Found in Lake Michigan

Fourth EstateMourners Gather to Honor Trans Activist Elise Malary Whose Body Was Found in Lake Michigan | Facebook/Chicago Therapy Collective

A crowd of mourners gathered at a vigil in Chicago on March 20 to honor transgender advocate Elise Malary, whose body was found in Lake Michigan last week. Dozens gathered to lit candles outside the Women & Children First bookstore …

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U.S. President Joe Biden Marks Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery

United States President Joe Biden participated in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to mark Veterans Day on Nov. 11, honoring veterans as the “very spine of America.” “Our veterans represent the best of America.  You are the very spine …

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Sri Lanka Starts Using Cardboard Coffins Amid COVID-19 Surge

A factory in Sri Langka’s Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia city assembled coffins using staples and glue as these will be utilized for those who have succumbed to COVID-19, according to Priyantha Sahabandu. Sahabandu spearheaded the idea and said that the coffins are …

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Famed WWII Hero Josephine Baker to Become First Black Woman to Receive Burial Honor in Paris Pantheon

Josephine Baker, the famed French-American entertainer who fought with the French Resistance during World War II, will become the first Black woman to be inducted in the Pantheon mausoleum in Paris. Daily newspaper Le Parisien reported on Aug. 22 that …

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Brazilian Authorities Exhume Old Graves to Make Space for New Bodies as Brazilian COVID-19 Death Toll Skyrockets

Authorities in Sao Paulo in Brazil are emptying old graves to make a room for the increasing number of COVID-19 deaths. Gravediggers from Vila Nova Cachoeirinha cemetery are opening the tombs of people buried years ago and are removing the …

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