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Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial victim,' investigators say
MOSCOW (AP) -- 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....

Nemtsov killing follows slaying of other Kremlin critics
MOSCOW (AP) -- Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov's killing follows the slaying over the past decade of several other high-profile critics of President Vladimir Putin and his policies. Here is a look at some of the best-known cases....

Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated government....

Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday
VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe (AP) -- President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe marked his 91st birthday by speaking for more than an hour on his feet Saturday, delivering a characteristically defiant speech in which he threatened to take over land and animal sanctuaries still in the hands of whites....

Poland's 'Barbie' candidate dashes hope for left's revival
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's main left-wing party was once a major player. It helped bring Poland into the European Union, sent troops to Iraq and let the CIA operate a secret prison for terror suspects....

From Iraq to New York, a busy week for Islamic State group
BEIRUT (AP) -- Little known to the wider world 18 months ago, the Islamic State extremist group has muscled its way into the international spotlight by carving out a self-declared caliphate in the heart of the Mideast, beheading its opponents and foreign journalists, and attracting radicalized youth as far afield as Paris, London and New York....

AP Interview: Greece's repayments to ECB need discussion
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece will prioritize debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund, some of which come due in March, but repayments to the European Central Bank are "in a different league" and will need discussion with Greece's creditors, the country's finance minister said Saturday....

70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila alive
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Seventy years have not dulled the memories of survivors of the monthlong Battle of Manila. The mass killings by Japanese forces, the loved ones lost and the desperation are etched in their minds, as is the elation when American forces finally rescued them in the closing months of World War II....

AP PHOTOS: Antarctica's spectacular glaciers melting faster
CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) -- From the ground of this extreme northern part of Antarctica, a spectacular white and blinding ice seemingly extends forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging below to reshape Earth....

One of Turkey's best-known novelists, Yasar Kemal, dies
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's best-known novelists whose focus on social injustices brought him into conflict with authority, died in Istanbul on Saturday. He was 91....

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Africa
Blasts from women suicide bombers kill 4 in north Nigeria

Asia
China's central bank cuts rates again to boost economy

Europe
Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial victim,' investigators say

Latin America/Caribbean
Mexico drug lord captures change but don't lower trafficking

Middle East
From Iraq to New York, a busy week for Islamic State group