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King Charles visits Wales, miles-long line to see queen lying in state paused

King Charles visits Wales, miles-long line to see queen lying in state paused

AS tens of thousands of people poured into London ahead of Queen Elizabeth's state funeral on Monday, the miles-long queue of mourners waiting to see her lying in state was temporarily closed on Friday after it swelled to capacity. People of all ages and from all walks of life have paid their respects to the late queen, joining a well-organised line that stretches along the south bank of the Thames then over the river to parliament's Westminster Hall. But by mid-morning, the line was just too big - a testimony to the public's respect and affection for the queen, who died in Scotland on September…
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State funeral for envoy, bodyguard

State funeral for envoy, bodyguard

ITALY yesterday held a state funeral for its ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo and his bodyguard killed in an ambush that a cardinal said should prompt everyone to "hear the cry" of a people devastated by violence. Luca Attanasio, 43, and Vittorio Iacovacci, 30, were shot dead after being kidnapped while travelling in a United Nations' World Food Programme convoy to visit a school feeding project on Monday. WFP driver Mustapha Milambo was also killed. The funeral, attended by Prime Minister Mario Draghi and other ministers, was held in the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels and…
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