Russian investigators: Nemtsov killing may be provocation

In this file photo taken on Thursday, May 30, 2013, Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister and opposition leader, presents a report claiming widespread corruption during preparations for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, at a news conference in Moscow, Russia. Russian police say opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has been shot and killed in Moscow. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)MOSCOW (AP) — Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, officials said. Nemtsov was killed just a day before a protest planned against Putin's rule.



New Zealand edge past Australia, India thrash UAE at World Cup

New Zealand's Brendon McCullum plays a shot during against Australia at Eden Park in Auckland on February 28, 2015New Zealand reached the World Cup quarter-finals with a nail-biting one-wicket win over Australia in Auckland on Saturday, while 5,500km away in Perth India destroyed the amateurs of the UAE by nine wickets. New Zealand carved out a fourth win in four games in Pool A but, in pursuit of just 152 and sitting comfortably at 78 for one, the Black Caps were crippled by sudden stage-fright as their next eight wickets fell for just 68 runs with 40,000 fans at Eden Park on the edge of their seats.



Marathon bombing trial stays in Boston, federal panel says

FILE - This file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tsarnaev can stay in Massachusetts, a federal appeals court ruled Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said any high-profile case would receive significant media attention but that knowledge of such case "does not equate to disqualifying prejudice." (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)BOSTON (AP) — Publicity hasn't jeopardized Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's right to an impartial jury, a federal appeals panel says, and opening statements can proceed next week as scheduled in the city where the deadly explosions occurred almost two years ago.



Western leaders condemn Nemtsov killing, press Kremlin

People lays flowers at the place where Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was attacked, at Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Nemtsov was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the government. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)BERLIN (AP) — Western leaders are condemning the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and pressing the Kremlin to ensure that the killing is investigated thoroughly. Here is a selection of comments.



Egypt court sentences 4 Muslim Brotherhood members to death

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced four members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization to death and 14 to life in prison.


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