The most fawning quotes about King Abdullah

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has died aged 90, and world leaders are falling over themselves to praise him.

He has been succeeded by his half-brother Prince Salman, 79, who will now rule a country where women are banned from driving, political bloggers are publicly flogged, homosexuality is punishable by death, and public beheadings are regularly carried out.

Prince Charles is set to attend the funeral of Abdullah - a man he counted as a personal friend - in Riyadh later today, while flags above Buckingham Palace flew at half-mast out of respect for the dead king.

Here are some of the international responses to Abdullah's death:

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