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Russia's government has announced it will spend up to 13m roubles ($200,000; £140,000) this year on preserving Vladimir Lenin's embalmed body.
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St Thérèse's relics date from her death in 1897 at the age of just 24, and consist of a thigh and a foot. She is apparently in three parts, some in Lisieux and some on perpetual tour of France. Who conducted this gruesome dismemberment is not clear, but her penning of a best-selling autobiography made her patron saint, among others, of aviators, florists, Aids victims and "little things in life"...

2009-09-17

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The German company Tutogen's business in body parts is as secretive as it is lucrative. It extracts bones from corpses in Ukraine to manufacture medical products, as part of a global market worth billions that is centered in the United States...

2009-08-28

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There is this myth that bodies have to be disposed of incredibly quickly, which often leads to bodies being shoved into pits without any form of identification.

2010-01-19

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Police have arrested two women after they tried to take the body of a dead relative on to a plane at Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

2010-04-06

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A body lay undiscovered under a sofa in a sheltered flat in Bristol for nearly 10 years.

2010-04-20

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A team of 20 Nepalese Sherpas is planning to clean up rubbish and bring the bodies of dead climbers down from the top of Mount Everest.

2010-04-20

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Mummies of the World features a never-before-seen collection of 150 human and animal mummies and related artifacts from five continents.

2010-07-07

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Two US men face charges in Denver for allegedly driving around with the body of a friend after discovering him dead. The pair bought drinks, dinner and took $400 (£253) from Jeffrey Jarrett's bank, visiting a strip club before reporting his death, police said. Robert Young, 43, and Mark Rubinson, 25, are charged with identity theft, criminal impersonation and abuse of a corpse...

2011-09-16

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