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Iraqi forces try to seal off Islamic State around Tikrit

Iraqi forces try to seal off Islamic State around Tikrit

Thousands of Iraqi soldiers and Shi'ite militiamen sought to seal off Islamic State fighters in Tikrit and nearby towns on Tuesday, the second day of Iraq's biggest offensive yet against a stronghold of the radical Sunni Islamist militants.
Russians stand in line to mourn by coffin of murdered Nemtsov

Russians stand in line to mourn by coffin of murdered Nemtsov

"The shots were fired not only at Nemtsov but at all of us, at democracy in Russia," Gennady Gudkov, a prominent Kremlin opponent, said in a speech delivered next to the coffin.
Tanzania president pledges crackdown on albino killings

Tanzania president pledges crackdown on albino killings

Activists say attackers have killed at least 75 albinos in Tanzania since 2000 to use their body parts in rituals.
Iran calls Obama's 10-year nuclear demand 'unacceptable'

Iran calls Obama's 10-year nuclear demand 'unacceptable'

"Iran will not accept excessive and illogical demands," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying by Fars.
Nigeria's Boko Haram releases beheading video echoing Islamic State

Nigeria's Boko Haram releases beheading video echoing Islamic State

The film, released on Monday, shows militants standing behind the two men who are on their knees, their hands tied behind their backs, with one man standing over them, holding a knife.