The Russian opposition politician and former deputy prime
minister Boris Nemtsov has been shot and killed by four shots
in central Moscow, the Russian government said in a
statement, according to the Interfax news agency.
Machete-wielding assailants hacked to death an American
critic of religious extremism in the Bangladeshi capital of
Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers who
support freethinking values in the Muslim-majority nation.
Ecstatic Afghans danced in the streets and fired rifles into
the air to celebrate their national cricket team's first win
in their maiden World Cup, a much-needed piece of good news
for the country mired in war with Taliban insurgents.
Some Brazilian truckers agreed to end a nine-day strike that
has crippled supply chains across much of the country, though
many roadways remain blocked as others pressed to hold out
for more concessions from the government.