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Taiwan volunteer embalmer detained on murder charge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head coordinator of a team of renowned volunteer embalmers that is helping victims of Kaohsiung's Cheng Chung Cheng building fire, has been detained following accu...

Taiwan ‘corpse repairers’ recount heartbreaking moments after fatal train crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of volunteer mortuary cosmetologists is working around the clock to bring dignity to those who lost their lives in the deadly derailment that killed 48 in eastern ...

Funeral homes offer limousine rides to the polls nationwide

BALTIMORE (AP) — Some voters could ride in style to the polls on Election Day courtesy of funeral home limousines offered to chauffer older residents to voting booths amid the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Mortician fights for license, livelihood after virus scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — During the deadliest days of the coronavirus outbreak in New York City, the bodies piled up at a Brooklyn funeral home — and the stench that came with it — at an alarming rate. ...

Venezuela's poorest struggle to take care of their dead

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) — The last time anybody in Nerio García’s family heard his voice was on a crackly call from jail outside Maracaibo, Venezuela’s second city. He called from a borrowed cellpho...

Death becomes her: Women make inroads in funeral industry

NEW YORK (AP) — A training program for the next generation of morticians and undertakers is testament to a change that is slowly remaking the funeral business. Sixty of the 75 studen...

Safety measures in place for funeral of UK Novichok victim

LONDON (AP) — Safety measures have been put in place for the funeral of a British woman who died after exposure to the deadly nerve agent Novichok. Rev. Philip Bromiley, who will be ...

Asian funerals go green, high-tech at Hong Kong trade fair

HONG KONG (AP) — Death is inevitable but it doesn't have to be bad for the environment. Caskets made of paper and wicker coffins on display at a recent Hong Kong funeral industry tra...

Grieving Haitians go into lifetime of debt to fund funerals

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Aspasie Tanis lives hand-to-mouth on the edge of eviction in the best of times, scraping out a living selling packets of spaghetti and cookies outside her low-slung concre...