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Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead

Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead

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.

Eight people found dead in murder-suicide in rural Missouri

A man shot and killed seven people in a house-to-house shooting spree in a sparsely populated part of Missouri before shooting himself, the state Highway Patrol said.

American blogger killed in Bangladesh machete attack

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.

Mexico captures most wanted drug kingpin, 'La Tuta'

Mexico captures most wanted drug kingpin, 'La Tuta'

Mexico has captured the most wanted drug lord in the country, Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, police said, delivering a boost to a government battered by gang violence.

Six hurt by gunfire after Afghanistan win

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.

IS killer 'Jihadi John' unmasked as Londoner

IS killer 'Jihadi John' unmasked as Londoner

Investigators believe that the masked killer known as "Jihadi John", who fronted Islamic State beheading videos, is a British man named Mohammed Emwazi, two U.S. government sources said.

Some Brazil truckers end strike, but many roads still blocked

Some Brazil truckers end strike, but many roads still blocked

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.

'Top Model' contestant among triple slaying dead

A recent contestant on "America's Next Top Model" was killed in a triple slaying in Charlotte, North Carolina, police and the website TMZ say.

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