World Press Photo award goes to AP image of Turkish assassin

Feb 14, 2017

World Press Photo award goes to AP image of Turkish assassin

As an off-duty policeman who had just assassinated Russia’s ambassador to Turkey stood in front of Burhan Ozbilici waving a gun, the veteran Associated Press photographer summoned the composure to stand his ground and keep taking pictures. “I immediately decided to do my job ...

Five Nemtsov killing suspects arraigned; one said to confess

Mar 8, 2015

Five Nemtsov killing suspects arraigned; one said to confess

Russian news agencies said Sunday one of the suspects in the killing of leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov has admitted involvement in the crime. Judge Nataliya Mushnikova said that Zaur Dadaev made a statement confirming his guilt, according to the reports. They did not ...

Russians march in memory of murdered Putin critic

Mar 1, 2015

Russians march in memory of murdered Putin critic

Holding placards declaring “I am not afraid,” thousands of Russians marched in Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murder has widened a split in society that some say could threaten Russia’s future. Families, the old and young walked slowly, ...

Venezuela lawmaker murdered at home in a planned attack, government says

Oct 3, 2014

Venezuela lawmaker murdered at home in a planned attack, government says

Venezuelan pro-government Congressman Robert Serra and his partner were murdered in a planned attack at their Caracas home, Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez said. Serra, 27, and Maria Herrera were stabbed in their home Wednesday night in the La Pastora neighborhood “in a planned assassination, ...

Israeli airstrike kills wife and child of Hamas figure

Aug 21, 2014

Israeli airstrike kills wife and child of Hamas figure

Hamas’ shadowy military chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that killed his wife and infant son, the militant group said Wednesday as Israel’s prime minister warned that the bombardment of Gaza will continue until rocket fire out of the Palestinian territory stops. The ...