Officials say they discovered some 50 bodies in unrefrigerated trucks outside a funeral home in New York's Brooklyn neighbourhood following reports of foul odour.
From a death bed to grave, they are unaccompanied.
Social distancing imposed by most countries means burials are only attended by one or two family members. As patients with Covid-19 are treated in total isolation at hospitals, many of them die without a chance to say goodbye to family and friends.
The high amount of coronavirus casualties in Italy has compounded the already short supply of Muslim burial spots.
Iran hits US air base in Iraq with ballistic missiles, marking a sharp surge in the US-Iran tensions.
Hundreds of Iraqis joined the funeral procession of activist Fahem al Tai who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Karbala while returning home from protests. Iraq is expected to see widespread protests on Tuesday.
Sami ul Haq was a prominent leader in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, where he was repeatedly involved in peace processes. Haq was called the 'Father of the Taliban' since Mullah Omar, who founded the Taliban, was among his many students.
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four other people died in a horrific helicopter accident moments after they departed the club's pitch a week ago, bringing an abrupt end to the fairytale life of Thailand's fifth-richest man.
Known as the "Eye of Istanbul" for his iconic black-and-white pictures of the city and its residents, Ara Guler died of heart and respiratory failure on Wednesday at the age of 90.
At least six protesters were killed and more than 20 injured during a second day of clashes with security forces in Iraq's main southern city Basra. The violence erupted during the funeral of 26-year-old activist Mekki Yasser.
The man was critically injured Friday and died overnight in a hospital after a paramilitary armored vehicle crushed at least two men during an anti-India protest.
An illustrious roster of royals, most of them from Europe, are attending the funeral of Romania's former king, Michael I, who died at the age of 96 in Switzerland.
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