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Putin critic, Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov killed in Moscow

Nemtsov, who was among leaders planning an opposition rally for Sunday, was shot on a bridge in the heart of Moscow.

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    Mohammed Emwazi graduated from a London university described as having an undercurrent of extremism.

    China suspends ivory carving imports, but move won’t stop poaching

    Imports from Africa have been suspended for one year, but real problem is huge, illegal Chinese domestic trade.

    China removes top U.S. tech firms from government purchasing list

    The move is seen as a response to NSA spying, amid a widening cyber-rift between the U.S. and China.

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    Israel to let water flow to West Bank development at center of political feud

    Israel to let water flow to West Bank development at center of political feud

    Israel’s prime minister intervened to approve water links as the showdown spilled into upcoming election.

    Cash-strapped North Korea steps up mining output

    Cash-strapped North Korea steps up mining output

    Even as prices fall, Pyongyang has relied on minerals to bring in foreign currency, largely for its military.

    ‘Jihadi John’ is a Kuwaiti-born Londoner named Mohammed Emwazi

    ‘Jihadi John’ is a Kuwaiti-born Londoner named Mohammed Emwazi

    The man responsible for beheading Islamic State hostages had long-standing ties to extremist groups.

    For Yemen’s Arab Spring activists, hope plummets as chaos deepens

    For Yemen’s Arab Spring activists, hope plummets as chaos deepens

    The widening unrest in the country has left the nonviolent revolutionaries of 2011 despondent and disillusioned.

    New IS video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifacts

    New IS video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifacts

    The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Mosul.

    Afghanistan avalanche toll rises to 165 amid rescue efforts

    Afghanistan avalanche toll rises to 165 amid rescue efforts

    Lack of equipment and the sheer depth of snow that buried entire homes and families hampered rescue efforts.

    Putin threatens to cut gas to Ukraine as showdowns shift to economy

    Putin threatens to cut gas to Ukraine as showdowns shift to economy

    Ukraine depends heavily on Russian natural gas and is a key gateway for shipments to Europe.

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    Banksy graffiti appears in Gaza

    Banksy graffiti appears in Gaza

    Mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy has made his mark on the Gaza Strip. A publicist for the artist said he entered though a tunnel from Egypt, and left his artwork on various walls and structures around the area.
    Coalition airstrikes hit Iraq

    Coalition airstrikes hit Iraq

    The U.S. Defense Department released video of coalition airstrikes against Islamic State group locations in Iraq. The U.S. says the airstrikes are helping to eliminate the threat posed by the Islamic State militants.
    Islamic State claims video shows militants destroying artifacts

    Islamic State claims video shows militants destroying artifacts

    The Islamic State released a video on Thursday purportedly showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Mosul.
    Acquaintance: Islamic State suspect was ‘lost’

    Acquaintance: Islamic State suspect was ‘lost’

    A man claiming to know one of the men arrested in connection with the Islamic State group describes him as “lost.” Farhod Sulton says Abror Habibov wanted to learn about Islam but wasn't following the right people.
    Kerry: Russians are lying about Ukraine

    Kerry: Russians are lying about Ukraine

    Asked during Senate hearing if he agreed to the statement that the Russians are lying about Russian troops in eastern Ukraine, Secretary of State Kerry responded, “Yes.”
    Carter: U.S. must think through options to stop Islamic State

    Carter: U.S. must think through options to stop Islamic State

    Calling ground troops one of the tools that may be used in the complete defeat of Islamic State, the defense secretary cautioned that all steps in a plan must be thoroughly thought through.
    Europe marks Ukraine uprising anniversary

    Europe marks Ukraine uprising anniversary

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    Burst pipe, rain cause sinkhole in Italy

    Burst pipe, rain cause sinkhole in Italy

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    U.K. families make plea for girls' return

    U.K. families make plea for girls' return

    Families of three missing British schoolgirls tearfully appeal for them to come home. All 15 to 16 years old, the girls are believed to have fled to Syria last week to join Islamic State.
    Pentagon: U.S. may slow Afghanistan exit

    Pentagon: U.S. may slow Afghanistan exit

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said the U.S. is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this year and next because the new Afghan government is proving to be a more reliable partner.
    Ferry capsizes in Bangladesh, killing dozens

    Ferry capsizes in Bangladesh, killing dozens

    A river ferry carrying up to 140 passengers capsized in central Bangladesh after being hit by a cargo vessel.
    Protest in Moscow against Kiev uprising

    Protest in Moscow against Kiev uprising

    Thousands of protesters gathered in central Moscow to demonstrate against what they describe as a "fascist coup" one year ago in neighboring Ukraine.
    Shower of flaming debris falls from Dubai skyscraper

    Shower of flaming debris falls from Dubai skyscraper

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    Russian soldiers fear being sent to Ukraine

    Russian soldiers fear being sent to Ukraine

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    Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma arrested

    Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma arrested

    On the first anniversary of protests in Venezuela, police arrested Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma, an opposition leader.
    Hong Kong kicks off Lunar New Year with stunning fireworks display

    Hong Kong kicks off Lunar New Year with stunning fireworks display

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    Russian opposition leader gunned down in the streets of Moscow

    Boris Nemtsov was fatally shot on a bridge in the heart of Moscow.

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    The Russian opposition leader was shot and killed in central Moscow, the Russian Interior Ministry said early Saturday.

    France’s aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf

    On board the carrier Charles de Gaulle, the French navy prepares for airstrikes against the Islamic State.

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    Receding waters near Sao Paulo, Brazil; animals rescued from cold; hunger in Ukraine, and more images from this week.

    Afghanistan avalanche

    Death toll rises to 162 amid rescue efforts.

    Modernity and tradition collide in the mountains

    In Morocco’s High Atlas range, Berber villagers use mules for transportation and cellphones for communication.

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    Protests in Venezuela after police kill teen

    The death raised already high tensions amid a crackdown on the opposition and crippling economic problems.

    Showdown in Ukraine evolves

    As fighting in the east begins to quiet, focus turns to threats to the country’s economy.

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    Grandmothers play handball

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