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Nemtsov a Possible 'Sacrificial Victim,' Investigators Say

By Lynn Berry | Mar 1
Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop at nothing to disfigure President Vladimir Putin's image and drive him from power.

Thousands March In Russia To Mourn Putin Critic Nemtsov

By Laura Mills, Lynn Berry | Mar 1
Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said "I am not afraid," thousands of Russians marched Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia's beleaguered opposition.

Prominent Russian Opposition Figure Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead

By Laura Mills, Vladimir Isachenkov | Feb 28
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.

Madonna Denounces Rise of Far Right in Europe

Feb 27
Madonna is lamenting a rise in anti-Semitism and far right politics in France and Europe, re-igniting the anger of France's increasingly popular National Front party.

Kazakhstan Senate Approves 'Gay Propaganda' Measure

By Jason St. Amand | Feb 27
Kazakhstan's senate approved of a draft bill similar to Russia's infamous and highly controversial "homosexuality propaganda" law that bans "non-traditional sexual orientation."

Aggressive Cuban HIV Strain Becomes AIDS in Three Years

By EDGE | Feb 27
A new study published in EBioMedicine reveals an aggressive new strain of HIV in Cuba, which can develop into AIDS within three years of infection.

South Korean Court Abolishes Law Criminalizing Adultery

By Kim Tong-Hyung | Feb 26
A South Korean court on Thursday abolished a 62-year-old law that criminalized extramarital affairs, and the stock price of a prominent condom maker immediately shot up 15 percent.

Anti-Gay Irish Marriage Group: Homosexuality Causes Cancer

By Jason St. Amand | Feb 26
Members of an anti-gay marriage group based in Ireland have been handing out pamphlets that claim gay men and women die younger than their straight counterparts, are susceptible to cancer and are more likely to abuse children.

Obama Open to Changes to Military Authority Against IS

By Nedra Pickler | Feb 23
President Barack Obama is open to negotiating with Congress on his request for new authorization for military force against Islamic State militants, including his proposed three-year time limit on U.S. military action and the use of American troops.

Philippine Court Enters Not-Guilty Plea for US Marine

By Jim Gomez | Feb 23
A Philippine court entered a not-guilty plea Monday for a U.S. Marine charged with the murder of a transgender Filipino, who authorities say he killed after finding out her gender when they checked into a motel.

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