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Doubts over CCTV footage in Russian leader's slaying

Conflicting reports emerged on Monday about the availability of possible surveillance footage showing the slaying of Boris Nemtsov, a fierce Kremlin critic gunned down in Moscow, as top Russian officials again promised that his killing would be “fully investigated.” No suspects have been arrested since Nemtsov was shot dead on ...

Mar 4, 2015

British former marine reported killed in Syria

A former Royal Marine has become the first British fighter to be killed battling with Kurdish forces against Islamic State extremists in Syria, the BBC reported on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights earlier told reporters a European citizen had been killed fighting ...

Hundreds killed as Chad forces seize northeast Nigerian town

Mar 4, 2015

Hundreds killed as Chad forces seize northeast Nigerian town

Chadian troops have seized a strategically located northeast Nigerian town from Boko Haram, but not before the defeated Islamic extremists killed hundreds of civilians, Chad’s military said. Chadian forces regained control Monday of Dikwa, a town occupied by the militants for weeks, said Chad’s ...

Mar 4, 2015

All of Erdogan's meals tested at home and abroad: doctor

Every meal that goes before Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is rigorously tested both at home and abroad for fear of possible assassination, his personal doctor said. And now a special food analysis laboratory will be built at Erdogan’s controversial presidential palace to make ...

Mar 4, 2015

DNA study backs theory of massive steppe migration to Europe

A wave of migrants from the eastern fringes of Europe some 4,500 years ago left their trace in the DNA — and possibly the languages — of modern Europeans, according to a new study. Scientists discovered evidence of this Stone Age migration by analyzing ...

Mar 4, 2015

'Jihadi John' condemned 9/11, London attacks: recording

The London graduate believed to be Islamic State executioner “Jihadi John” once denounced the 9/11 attacks and the 2005 bombings in the British capital, according to an audio recording released Tuesday. Kuwait-born Mohammed Emwazi was identified by media and experts last week — and ...

Mar 4, 2015

Colombia detains China-flagged ship for illegal arms transport

Colombian authorities detained a China-flagged ship traveling to Cuba for illegally transporting around 100 tons of gunpowder and other materials used to make explosives and arrested the captain, the attorney general’s office said. The vessel was stopped on Saturday in the northern port of ...

Kenya destroys 15 tons of ivory taken from poachers

Mar 4, 2015

Kenya destroys 15 tons of ivory taken from poachers

Kenya’s president set fire to 15 tons of elephant tusks during World Wildlife Day Tuesday to discourage poaching and trade in ivory. Twenty-five years since ivory trade was banned, new demand from emerging markets threatens Africa’s elephants and rhinos, President Uhuru Kenyatta said at ...