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Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial victim,' investigators say

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MOSCOW (AP) — Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power t... Full Story

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  • Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial victim,' investigators say
    Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial victim,' investigators say

    MOSCOW (AP) — Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop at nothing to disfigure President Vladimir Putin's image and drive him from power.

  • Nemtsov killing follows slaying of other Kremlin critics
    Nemtsov killing follows slaying of other Kremlin critics

    MOSCOW (AP) — Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov's killing follows the slaying over the past decade of several other high-profile critics of President Vladimir Putin and his policies. Here is a look at some of the best-known cases.

  • Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'
    Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated government.

  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday
    Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday

    VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe (AP) — President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe marked his 91st birthday by speaking for more than an hour on his feet Saturday, delivering a characteristically defiant speech in which he threatened to take over land and animal sanctuaries still in the hands of whites.

  • Poland's 'Barbie' candidate dashes hope for left's revival
    Poland's 'Barbie' candidate dashes hope for left's revival

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's main left-wing party was once a major player. It helped bring Poland into the European Union, sent troops to Iraq and let the CIA operate a secret prison for terror suspects.

  • From Iraq to New York, a busy week for Islamic State group
    From Iraq to New York, a busy week for Islamic State group

    BEIRUT (AP) — Little known to the wider world 18 months ago, the Islamic State extremist group has muscled its way into the international spotlight by carving out a self-declared caliphate in the heart of the Mideast, beheading its opponents and foreign journalists, and attracting radicalized youthas far afield as Paris, London and New York.

  • Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery
    Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.

  • AP Interview: Greece's repayments to ECB need discussion
    AP Interview: Greece's repayments to ECB need discussion

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are "in a different league" and will need discussion with Greece's creditors, the country's finance minister said.

  • 70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila alive
    70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila alive

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Seventy years have not dulled the memories of survivors of the monthlong Battle of Manila. The mass killings by Japanese forces, the loved ones lost and the desperation are etched in their minds, as is the elation when American forces finally rescued them in the closing mnths of World War II.

  • AP PHOTOS: Antarctica's spectacular glaciers melting faster
    AP PHOTOS: Antarctica's spectacular glaciers melting faster

    CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground of this extreme northern part of Antarctica, a spectacular white and blinding ice seemingly extends forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging below to reshape Earth.

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  • Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'
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    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated government.

  • Upstate New York towns consider seceding to Pennsylvania
    Upstate New York towns consider seceding to Pennsylvania

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    CONKLIN, N.Y. (AP) — Plenty of people leave New York state but in a job-hungry stretch of upstate, folks talk about staying put and seceding to Pennsylvania.

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    Dallas-area ice forces cancellation of nearly 1,000 flights

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    DALLAS (AP) — Freezing rain that coated parts of Texas and Oklahoma for the second consecutive day left highways slick and forced the cancellation of another 1,000 flights Saturday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, one of the nation's biggest airline hubs.

  • AP PHOTOS: Antarctica's spectacular glaciers melting faster
    AP PHOTOS: Antarctica's spectacular glaciers melting faster

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    CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground of this extreme northern part of Antarctica, a spectacular white and blinding ice seemingly extends forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging below to reshape Earth.

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