A South African family resorted to desperate measures when they brought a deceased family member's body to the insurance offices of Old Mutual who, up until that point, had delayed policy payment.
"Living funerals" have apparently become an increasingly popular way to get a "fresh start" on life for many South Koreans.
When Latonia Stewart was arrested leaving the home of a deceased person, police found jewelry in plain sight and an obituary saved on her phone.
Nine pupils and one teacher were killed by a gunman in the school's halls Friday/
The flower was discovered alongside Civil War-era medals and documents. How exactly it ended up there remains a mystery.
Archaeologists believe that the arrow was either the cause of death or was placed there afterward symbolically.
Fishing was so central to the inhabitants of that era that it took on a spiritual meaning, not just a practical one.
The Tajikistan government has put a ban on wailing at funerals.
An alternative funeral industry offers the bereaved a modern service, complete with bamboo shrouds and banana caskets
But tensions are rising, daily clashes are taking place and a full boycott of Israel is gathering momentum