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# Mourning

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2022
# London
Heathrow airport cancels flights to reduce noise near queen's funeral procession
More flights are expected to be axed during the queen’s funeral on Monday.
# royal duties
Truss and Sturgeon join King Charles III for queen's thanksgiving service
Charles will visit Northern Ireland tomorrow for a memorial service, which the Taoiseach and President will attend.
All time
# Emiliano Sala
'Most painful time of our life': Emiliano Sala's family mourn after body formally identified
The light aircraft carrying Sala from Nantes to his new club disappeared near Guernsey on 21 January.
# Tragedy
'It's hard to keep going' - Fans flock to stadiums to mourn Chapecoense football team
Fans gathered at stadiums on the hour the team were due to play their cup match.
# Mourning
'We are missing Axel at training, at meetings, in the office': Munster still beset with grief
Director of rugby Erasmus is trying to prepare a side to face Ulster after the intensely emotional win over Glasgow Warriors.
# ko samui
Woman forced to kneel before portrait of Thai king after 'posting disrespectful comments online'
Authorities are also urging calm as social media is full of criticism of people who aren’t wearing black and white clothing to mourn.
# Quetta
At least 70 mourners killed in 'appalling' bomb blast at hospital in Pakistan
About 200 people had gathered at the hospital to mourn the death of a senior local lawyer.
# Mourning
Iraq president vows to "punish" attackers who killed 119 in suicide blasts
Three days of mourning have been declared in the country.
# Mourning
Robbie Keane's message of support after cousins involved in sewer pipe tragedy
One of the Ireland striker’s family members died yesterday while the other remains in hospital.
# Facebook
"There is no end to love": Sheryl Sandberg shares emotional post on husband's death
The Facebook chief operation officer’s husband died a month ago in a sudden accident.
# aromatherapy
Woman sets up company to bottle the scent of lost loved ones
You might be able to, soon…
# garth
Garth Brooks says he's 'in mourning' over the cancelled Croke Park dates
Move on, Garth.
# Condemnation
Death of player hit by missile thrown from stands sees Algerian football suspended
The African country’s football federation has cancelled this weekend’s games in protest to the killing of Cameroonian striker Albert Ebosse.
# RIP
Family portrait decorates Peaches Geldof's coffin as mourners arrive for funeral
Celebrities and others will say goodbye to the 25-year-old in the church where she got married.
# deepest sympathies
7 moments that make funerals the peak of Irish awkwardness
Funerals are a social minefield almost impossible to navigate.
# more than sport
‘It’s amazing what sport can do’: Muller looks back on Mandela’s World Cup
The Ulster captain looks back on the moment Pienaar and Mandela met on the field.
# RIP
Higgins to attend Mandela service, as funeral plans confirmed
South Africa has declared a period of mourning all next week. Here at home, books of condolence have been opened in honour of the iconic leader.
# RIP
Hundreds attend 99-year-old man's funeral after appeal goes viral
Harold Percival died without friends or close family to attend his funeral – so the internet took over.
# Chada brothers
‘They lived with joy and energy’: Village united in grief at Chada brothers’ funeral
“Every day the boys lived with joy and energy, and they loved their Mam and Dad deeply,” Father Declan Foley said in his homily at the funeral mass earlier today.
# Explosion
20 dead, 30 still unaccounted for in Canada rail tragedy
The railway owner says a lone engineer failed to set brakes properly on the train.
# Garda Death
Shatter criticises Martin for not cancelling debate following garda death
The Justice Minister said that he had attempted to delay the motion until after Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe’s funeral, but Micheál Martin refused.
# Tragedy
Arrests made in Brazil nightclub blaze investigation
Local reports indicate that as many as 75 people are still in hospital in life-threatening conditions.
# Heartbreaking
“We are devastated. We are heartbroken.” Families grieve for Jill Meagher
A statement has been issued by the McKeon family.
# Tragedy
Hundreds mourn three brothers killed in Offaly crash
The funeral mass for David, Darren and Ryan Doyle took place yesterday afternoon.
# Days of Mourning
Fears of on-ground deaths after Nigeria plane crash
The airliner crashed into a densely-populated area of Lagos yesterday.
# GAA
Down and out: Broken ankle 'robs' Mournemen of Coulter
Teammate, Danny Hughes, is hoping Down can remain in the Championship long enough to keep the window open for a Coulter return.
# North Korea
North Korea: Kim Jong Il's son and successor declared Supreme Leader
Kim Jong Un, only in his 20s, takes on the role of his father as he was formally declared Supreme Leader at a memorial service for Kim Jong Il on Pyongyang earlier today.
# Zanzibar
More than 200 bodies recovered off Zanzibar coast after crowded ferry sinks
At least 200 people have been confirmed dead after a ferry sank off the coast of Zanzibar, an island off Tanzania in Africa. The country is to observe three days of national mourning for the victims of the tragedy.