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Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic former deputy prime minister turned Russian opposition leader, was shot and killed in Moscow Saturday, officials said.

Nemtsov's death comes just a day before a planned protest against President Vladimir Putin's rule. The Kremlin said that Putin will personally oversee the investigation.

Nemtsov, who was 55,…

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Aya Ueto, 29, was Japan’s TV commercial queen for 2014, according to Video Research Co. The actress had the most air time in the Kanto, Kansai and other areas.

Ueto appeared in ads for more than 10 companies, such as Softbank Mobile and Clear Asahi Beer, that aired for a…

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The piecemeal pullback of heavy weapons Friday from the line separating government and rebel forces in Ukraine has boosted the prospects for peace, although both sides are warning of their readiness to resume fighting if necessary.

The withdrawals are in compliance with a cease-fire agreement that also envisions the mass…

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The unmasking of Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" as a Londoner who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock waves through Britain Friday, with Prime Minister David Cameron stepping in to defend British spy craft.

Cameron tried to defuse criticism of Britain's intelligence community, which had "Jihadi John"…

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Nine people are dead following a mass murder in rural Missouri in which the suspected gunman took his own life, police in the Midwestern state said Friday.

With an investigation still underway, it appeared that seven people were shot and killed in four different residences in the small Bible Belt…

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Kurdish forces dealt a blow to Islamic State by capturing an important town on Friday in the latest stage of a powerful offensive in northeast Syria, a Kurdish militia spokesman said.

Islamic State has been forced into retreat across parts of the strategic region, a land bridge between territory it…

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In 2011, U.S. intelligence informed French authorities that a French citizen had slipped into Yemen, probably for terrorist training. In November, the French security services placed the man, Said Kouachi, under surveillance. They wiretapped his mobile phone, as well as that of his younger brother, Cherif. By the end of…

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There’s something funny about shaping a non-animate object that’s named after an animal like another animal. That’s a complicated sentence, yes, probably easier to internally understand than explain, but you probably see the point. Although, the general shape of a turtle does lend itself to the task, i.e., a kangaroo…

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Japan's big three automakers will team up with electronics giants and the government in a bid to propel the country into the front ranks of self-driving car technology, officials said.

"We will set up a so-called self-navigation business conference so that we can discuss what measures we need to take,"…

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Police in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, say a man in his 20s killed his 58-year-old mother, called 110 to admit what he had done and then bit his tongue, seriously injuring himself.

TV Asahi reported that police received a call at around 7:30 a.m. Thursday from a man who claimed that…

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