MOSCOW (AP) — Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday ... Full Story
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
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.
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the war crimes tribunals at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to relocate to the remote installation has been rescinded, the Pentagon said Friday.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 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
Recent captures or killings of top Mexican drug cartel leaders:
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
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
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.
Adobe Flash Player Update
You seem to be missing the correct version of Flash!
We'll help you get started. Get the latest Flash Player.