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Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead

Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead

1 hour 42 mins ago
MOSCOW (AP) — 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. Full Story
Mexico drug lord captures change but don't lower trafficking

Mexico drug lord captures change but don't lower trafficking

79 mins ago
MEXICO CITY (AP) — It's another big score for the Mexican government, which has been tearing through its list of most-wanted drug lords in recent years. Full Story
Detentions of major Mexico drug chiefs in recent years

Detentions of major Mexico drug chiefs in recent years

1 hour 54 mins ago
Recent captures or killings of top Mexican drug cartel leaders: Full Story
Mexican police capture top cartel capo 'La Tuta' Gomez

Mexican police capture top cartel capo 'La Tuta' Gomez

4 hours 13 mins ago
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police as he tried to sneak out of a house wearing a baseball cap and a scarf to hide his identity. Full Story
Kurdish fighters rout IS militants from town near Iraq

Kurdish fighters rout IS militants from town near Iraq

5 hours 37 mins ago
BEIRUT (AP) — Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that was a key stronghold of Islamic State militants, only days after the group abducted dozens of Christians in the volatile region, Syrian activists and Kurdish officials said. Full Story

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Mexico official: Police capture top capo 'La Tuta' Gomez

Mexico official: Police capture top capo 'La Tuta' Gomez

9 hours 8 mins ago
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according to Mexican officials. Full Story
Unmasking of 'Jihadi John' as a London lad shocks Britain

Unmasking of 'Jihadi John' as a London lad shocks Britain

8 hours 52 mins ago
LONDON (AP) — The unmasking of Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" as a Londoner who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock waves through Britain Friday, with Prime Minister David Cameron stepping in to defend British spy craft. Full Story
Well-educated 'Jihadi John' no surprise to experts

Well-educated 'Jihadi John' no surprise to experts

9 hours 31 mins ago
PARIS (AP) — The profile of "Jihadi John," the university-educated Londoner whose masked face is emblematic of the grisly executions by the Islamic State group, is vastly different from that of the marginalized men who carried out terror attacks in France and Denmark. That comes as no surprise to those who work with tracking such threats, who say there is no typical terrorist. Full Story