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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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CCTV shows British schoolgirls in Istanbul on way to Syria: media

ISTANBUL - Security footage appears to show three British schoolgirls, believed to be on their way to join Islamic State militants, waiting for hours at a bus station in Turkey before traveling to a city near the Syrian border, media reported on Sunday. | Video

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Egypt parliamentary poll looks set for delay after court ruling

CAIRO - Egypt's parliamentary poll looks set to be delayed after a court ruled part of an election law was unconstitutional and the main election committee said it was working on a new timetable for the long-awaited vote.

World, Egypt 2:27pm 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

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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.

Iraq says launches offensive on Islamic State north of Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Iraq's army and Shi'ite militia have launched a long-awaited offensive against Islamic State in Salahuddin province, a stronghold of the radical Islamist fighters north of Baghdad, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Sunday.