Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the government.
The Associated Press | posted Feb 27th - 8:22pm
Mexican authorities will use satellite tracking, drones, three naval bases and a fleet of small patrol boats to enforce a new gillnet fishing ban in the upper Sea of Cortes in a bid to save the critically endangered vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise.
Alberto Arce and Katherine Corcoran, Associated Press | posted Feb 27th - 7:51pm
Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police as he tried to sneak out of a house wearing a baseball cap and a scarf to hide his identity.
Zeina Karam, Associated Press | posted Feb 27th - 6:21pm
Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that was a key stronghold of Islamic State militants, only days after the group abducted dozens of Christians in the volatile region, Syrian activists and Kurdish officials said.
Libardo Cardona, Associated Press | posted Feb 27th - 6:12pm
Colombia's Supreme Court on Friday convicted two close aides of former President Alvaro Uribe for organizing a spying ring that illegally intercepted the communications of some of the conservative leader's top opponents.
The Associated Press | posted Feb 27th - 5:01pm
Former Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said Friday he is splitting with the country's leftist Democratic Revolution Party, or PRD, citing what he described as its increasing closeness to President Enrique Pena Nieto and the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party.
The Associated Press | posted Feb 27th - 3:31pm
Russian police: Opposition figure, ex-deputy PM Boris Nemtsov shot and killed in Moscow.
Gregory Katz and Jill Lawless, Associated Press | posted Feb 27th - 3:11pm
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.
The Associated Press | posted Feb 27th - 3:01pm
Environmental and animal-rights groups in Mexico are training their sights on the growing number of "swim with dolphins" enclosures on the nation's coasts.
Mark Stevenson, Associated Press | posted Feb 27th - 1:42pm
Mexico's embattled attorney general, Jesus Murillo Karam, is leaving the post to take a new cabinet-level job as head of urban and rural development.
Cara Anna, Associated Press | posted Feb 27th - 1:42pm
The Syrian government has expelled three key U.N. humanitarian staffers, a decision the U.N. says could have "a major impact" on critical aid operations and harm a new effort to secure a six-week truce in the country's largest city.
Almudena Calatrava, Associated Press | posted Feb 27th - 12:42pm
Julio Cesar Strassera, the prosecutor who won conviction against leaders of Argentina's dictatorship and coined the term "Nunca mas," or "Never again," to describe the repressive period, has died at age 81.
The Associated Press | posted Feb 27th - 12:22pm
Police in the Maldives on Friday arrested 30 people as thousands of opposition supporters rallied in the capital calling on President Yameen Abdul Gayoom to resign and demanding the release of a former president in police detention.
Rahmat Gul and Habib Samim, Associated Press | posted Feb 27th - 12:11pm
In an endless sea of white, Afghan villagers waited on rooftops Friday, waving in desperation as helicopters swooped low over the avalanche-struck region. All around them, homes, people and livestock had vanished under the snow.
Hannah Dreier, Associated Press | posted Feb 27th - 11:50am
Students and opposition leaders are pressuring Venezuela to roll back a new regulation authorizing police to fire on protesters following the death of a 14-year-old boy at the hands of a police officer.
Frank Jordans, Associated Press | posted Feb 27th - 11:41am
People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday.
Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press | posted Feb 27th - 11:22am
Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban denounced multiculturalism and liberalism Friday and vowed to fight a rising wave of migration that he said is threatening to turn his country into a "refugee camp."
Aida Cerkez, Associated Press | posted Feb 27th - 11:21am
Medical experts warned Friday the anti-vaccination lobby is growing in Bosnia, using scientifically discredited arguments to stoke parental fears in the worst-affected country in Europe's measles outbreak.
Vadim Ghirda and Peter Leonard, Associated Press | posted Feb 27th - 11:21am
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.
Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press | posted Feb 27th - 11:02am
A senior Russian diplomat on Friday accused the U.S. administration of taking a "destructive" stance in bilateral relations and warned that Moscow could deal "painful" counterblows.
Lynsey Chutel, Associated Press | posted Feb 27th - 10:30am
A newborn was kidnapped from a Cape Town hospital in 1997 but her parents never gave up hope and now, 17 years later, they have found her.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | posted Feb 27th - 10:22am
Top officials of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Ukraine said Friday the country is at a crossroads between war and peace.
The Associated Press | posted Feb 27th - 10:11am
Authorities in Amsterdam warned Friday that potentially lethal white heroin is being sold as cocaine in the city after three Danish tourists became ill this week.
Abdi Guled, Associated Press | posted Feb 27th - 10:02am
Somali pirates have released four Thai sailors who were held hostage for nearly five years, the longest period of captivity of hostages held by Somali pirates, a U.N. official said Friday.
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'Jihadi John' unmasked
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