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Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

MOSCOW - Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin and Russia's involvement in the war in Ukraine, was shot dead steps from the Kremlin in central Moscow late on Friday. | Video

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Iran, six powers to hold nuclear talks in Switzerland on March 5 - EU

BRUSSELS - Senior officials from Iran and six powers negotiating with Tehran over its nuclear programme will hold more talks in Montreux, Switzerland, on March 5, the European Union said on Friday.

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Obama to host Afghan President Ghani at White House in March

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama will host Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Afghanistan's chief executive officer Abdullah Abdullah and other members of the Afghan government for meetings in Washington next month, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.

27 Feb 2015

Islamic State under pressure as Kurds seize Syrian town

BEIRUT - Kurdish forces dealt a blow to Islamic State by capturing an important town on Friday in the latest stage of a powerful offensive in northeast Syria, a Kurdish militia spokesman said.

Syria, Middle East 27 Feb 2015

Mexico captures most wanted drug kingpin, former teacher 'La Tuta'

MEXICO CITY - Mexico captured its most wanted drug lord on Friday, former primary school teacher Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, delivering a boost to a government battered by gang violence. | Video

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U.S., Cuba say progress made in talks; no date for diplomatic ties

WASHINGTON - Cuba and the United States held a second round of talks on Friday towards normalizing ties, and both sides said they made good progress, although they did not set a date for renewal of diplomatic relations that Washington severed 54 years ago. | Video

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