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Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead

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  • Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead
    Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead

    MOSCOW (AP) — Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the government.

  • Unmasking of 'Jihadi John' as a London lad shocks Britain
    Unmasking of 'Jihadi John' as a London lad shocks Britain

    LONDON (AP) — The unmasking of Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" as a Londoner who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock waves through Britain Friday, with Prime Minister David Cameron stepping in to defend British spy craft.

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    Debate rages over color of dress photographed in rare light

    It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white?

  • US rescinds rule requiring judges to move to Guantanamo

    MIAMI (AP) — A new rule that required military judges presiding over the war crimes tribunals at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to relocate to the remote installation has been rescinded, the Pentagon said Friday.

  • Mexico official: Police capture top capo 'La Tuta' Gomez
    Mexico official: Police capture top capo 'La Tuta' Gomez

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to Mexican officials.

  • Detentions of major Mexico drug chiefs in recent years
    Detentions of major Mexico drug chiefs in recent years

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  • Desperate Afghan avalanche survivors await rescue on roofs
    Desperate Afghan avalanche survivors await rescue on roofs

    PANJSHIR VALLEY, Afghanistan (AP) — In an endless sea of white, Afghan villagers waited on rooftops Friday, waving in desperation as helicopters swooped low over the avalanche-struck region. All around them, homes, people and livestock had vanished under the snow.

  • Argentina prosecutor Julio Cesar Strassera dies at 81

    BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Julio Cesar Strassera, the prosecutor who won conviction against leaders of Argentina's dictatorship and coined the term "Nunca mas," or "Never again," to describe the repressive period, has died at age 81.

  • Kurdish fighters rout IS militants from town near Iraq
    Kurdish fighters rout IS militants from town near Iraq

    BEIRUT (AP) — Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that was a key stronghold of Islamic State militants, only days after the group abducted dozens of Christians in the volatile region, Syrian activists and Kurdish official said.

  • Well-educated 'Jihadi John' no surprise to experts
    Well-educated 'Jihadi John' no surprise to experts

    PARIS (AP) — The profile of "Jihadi John," the university-educated Londoner whose masked face is emblematic of the grisly executions by the Islamic State group, is vastly different from that of the marginalized men who carried out terror attacks in France and Denmark. That comes as no surprise to tose who work with tracking such threats, who say there is no typical terrorist.

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