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Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead

Nemtsov served as a governor and deputy prime minister in the 1990s. He later became an opposition leader and sharp critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. He was killed on a street in Moscow.

Alienation And Charismatic Recruiters Among Keys To Radicalization

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Maajid Nawaz, a self-described former Islamic radical who grew up in Essex, England. He now runs the counter-extremist organization Quilliam.

Major Mexican Cartel Leader Arrested

Another Mexican cartel leader is behind bars. Police arrested Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a leader in the Knights Templar cartel. The cartel trafficked methamphetamine in the United States and once dominated the Mexican state of Michoacan through extortion, killings and kidnapping.

New Chinese Social Media Policy May Be Used To Target Political Speech

This weekend, the Chinese government will begin requiring people who use a vast array of social media and Internet messaging platforms to register with their real names. People believe it will target political speech.

U.S., Cuba Work On Plans To Upgrade Diplomatic Posts

At the State Department on Friday the U.S. and Cuba held high level talks as they try to thaw a half century freeze in relations. They are working on plans to upgrade diplomatic posts in Havana and Washington, D.C. to full embassies.

Families Of ISIS Victims React To Identification Of 'Jihadi John'

The family of Steven Sotloff said they hoped the man identified as Mohammed Emzawi is brought to justice. The daughter of aid worker David Haines said she wanted a "bullet between ... [his] eyes."

Mexico Says Leader Of Knights Templar Cartel Captured

Authorities say they have detained Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of the most wanted men in the country.

Rocker Gary Glitter Jailed For 16 Years For Child Sex Abuse

The 70-year-old, best known for the stadium rock anthem "Rock & Roll (Part 2)," was convicted for sex offenses during the 1970s and '80s against three girls between the ages of 8 and 13.

After 6,000 Years, Time For A Renovation At Iraq's Citadel

The Citadel at the heart of the Kurdish city of Erbil has been inhabited for six millennia. Now, amid war and destruction, it's undergoing a much-needed restoration and upgrade of city services.