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Russians march in memory of murdered Putin critic

MOSCOW - Tens of thousands of Russians marched through central Moscow on Sunday, carrying banners declaring "I am not afraid" and chanting "Russia without Putin" in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. | Video

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Yemen's Hadi says Saleh conspired with Iran to undermine power transfer deal

ADEN - President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi accused his predecessor on Sunday of conspiring with Iran to scuttle a 2011 deal backed by Gulf states to transfer power to him in cooperation with the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi group.

World, United Nations 10:37am EST

Islamic State releases 19 Christians, more than 200 still captive: monitor

BEIRUT - Islamic State released 19 Assyrian Christian captives in Syria on Sunday after processing them through a sharia court, a monitoring group which tracks the conflict said.

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Ukraine military says rebels using truce to regroup

KIEV - Ukraine's military said on Sunday a ceasefire had been fully observed in eastern separatist territories overnight, but warned that pro-Russian rebels were using the truce to regroup for new attacks on government positions.

World, Russia 8:33am EST

Three arrested at Hong Kong anti-China protest, scuffles with police

HONG KONG - At least three people were arrested as a group of about 400 people in Hong Kong clashed with police in the latest sign of ongoing tensions caused by China's influence in the city. | Video

World, China 11:53am EST

Homeland Security funding drama darkens U.S. fiscal outlook

WASHINGTON - Congress narrowly averted a partial shutdown of the U.S. domestic security agency late on Friday night, but the forces behind the chaotic episode remain - fractious Republicans and House Speaker John Boehner's lack of control over them.

Politics, U.S. 9:18am EST
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Life and death at the heart of Boston bombing trial

BOSTON - From the moment U.S. prosecutors stand up on Wednesday and begin their case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, their minds and those of their defense counterparts will be focused on just one thing: The death penalty.

Congo says kills rebels, gains ground in drive to crush insurgency

KINSHASA - The Congolese army has killed seven rebel fighters and captured territory, weapons and men since the start of its campaign to stamp out an insurgency in the east of the country, the government spokesman said on Sunday.