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'I am not afraid,' Russians march in memory of murdered Putin critic

MOSCOW - Holding placards declaring "I am not afraid", thousands of Russians marched in Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murder has widened a split in society that some say could threaten Russia's future. | Video

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Maduro says Venezuela detains U.S. citizens; announces moves against U.S.

CARACAS - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday his government had detained U.S. citizens, including a pilot, on suspicion of espionage, in a move likely to strain already tense relations between Washington and Caracas. | Video

Police in Germany's Bremen release two arrested over Islamist threat

BERLIN - Police in the northern German city of Bremen released two people early on Sunday who had been arrested in connection with a possible threat from Islamist extremists, a spokeswoman said.

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Bangladesh pays tribute to U.S. blogger killed in machete attack

DHAKA - Bangladeshis gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to a U.S. blogger and critic of religious extremism who was killed in Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers in the Muslim-majority nation. | Video

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Kurdish rebels call disarmament move historic, want Turkey to step up reforms

ISTANBUL - Kurdish militants on Sunday described as "historic" a call by their jailed leader to hold a disarmament congress and said Turkey must now take concrete steps to keep the peace process on track.

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Egypt's Sisi calls for election law to be amended within a month

CAIRO - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called on the government on Sunday to amend laws related to a long-awaited March-April parliamentary poll within one month, after a court ruled that an article in the legislation was unconstitutional.

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