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Woman with slain Putin critic says she didn’t see his killer

In this photo taken on Aug. 28, 2012, Anna Duritskaya poses for a photo for a modeling portfolio in Kiev, Ukraine. 23 year old, Duritskaya was the one witness of the killing of Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin who was gunned down not far from the...
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Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

Iraqi Hezbollah fighters carry the coffin of their comrade, Ali Mansour, who his family says was killed in Tikrit fighting Islamic militants, during his funeral procession, in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, March 2, 2015....
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South Africa: Wildfire destroys 5 homes in Cape Town

AAA Mar. 2, 2015 11:52 AM ETSouth Africa: Wildfire destroys 5 homes in Cape Town Fire fighters, left, battle a fire near the town of Hout Bay, South Africa, Monday, March 2, 2015. South African firefighters say they are battling to control a wildfire that has burned down five...
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AP EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Guantanamo detainees struggle in Uruguay

In this Feb. 25, 2015 photo, Omar Abdelahdi Faraj, from Syria, chats online with a friend inside the home he shares with five other former Guantanamo detainees in Montevideo, Uruguay. Faraj, 34, said he had worked as a butcher in his hometown of Hama, Syria, and in Uruguay hoped...
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How Islamic is Islamic State group? Not very, experts say

FILE – This file image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his first public appearance. How rooted in Islam is the...
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Joe Biden in Guatemala to talk Central America funding

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during his visit to the Museo Ixchel in Guatemala City, Monday, March 2, 2015. Behind, from left, are Honduras’ President Juan Orlando Hernandez, Guatemala’s President Otto Perez Molina and El Salvador’s President Salvador...

Palestinian activist: boycott of Israeli products begins

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) – Most West Bank shops no longer carry the products of six major Israeli food companies, as a boycott triggered by rising Israeli-Palestinian tensions is taking hold, a boycott leader said Sunday. Activists in the Fatah movement of Palestinian...
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Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov

People with Russian national flags march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Thousands converged Sunday in central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris...

Palestinian activist: boycott of Israeli products begins

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) – Most West Bank shops no longer carry the products of six major Israeli food companies, as a boycott triggered by rising Israeli-Palestinian tensions is taking hold, a boycott leader said Sunday. Activists in the Fatah movement of Palestinian...
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New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery

A Chinese family member of a passenger on board the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, cries after praying at a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans,...