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2005-08-01 02:59:42

By Laith Abou-Ragheb RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Fahd died on Monday and Crown Prince Abdullah was swiftly pronounced monarch of the world's largest oil exporter and key U.S. ally. "With deep sorrow and pain, the royal court... mourns the death of The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd due to illness," said an official statement read out on state television. A Saudi source said the kingdom's oil policy would not change after King Fahd's death. Diplomats said they did...

2005-07-24 01:08:39

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - A slice of Korea's royal history was revived on Sunday in a funeral for Lee Ku, who spoke almost no Korean and lived in obscurity in Japan but was the last direct heir to the throne of Korea's last dynasty. The Japanese-born Lee, 73, had been the only surviving son of Korea's last crown prince of the Chosun Dynasty (1392-1910). He died alone in a Japanese hotel room earlier this month and his body was transported to Seoul last week wrapped in a Korean...

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