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Putin pledge on Nemtsov murder  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:06:03 GMT
Russia's President Putin vows to bring the killers of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov to justice, as world leaders demand a transparent inquiry. 
Kurdish leader seeks Turkey peace  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:03:32 GMT
The jailed leader of Turkey's main Kurdish rebel group urges his followers to end a 30-year armed struggle and seek a democratic peace. 
Looted Iraq museum opens 12 years on  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:24:36 GMT
Iraq's national museum officially reopens in Baghdad, 12 years after it was looted in the aftermath of the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. 
UK 'must prepare for Russian threat'  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:35:11 GMT
Russia has become a danger to Britain and the country must be prepared to take steps to defend itself and its allies, the former head of MI6 says. 
Eight guilty over $100m Paris heists  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:55:08 GMT
Eight men are jailed over a double heist on the Harry Winston jewellery shop in Paris that netted watches and jewels worth more than $100m. 
Turkish author Yasar Kemal dies  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:59:00 GMT
One of Turkey's best-known writers, Yasar Kemal, 92, dies in an Istanbul hospital following respiratory and organ failure. 
India budget to boost investment  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:25:36 GMT
Indian PM Narendra Modi's government unveils a business-friendly budget aimed at attracting greater investment for the economy. 
Obama leads Leonard Nimoy tributes  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:55:57 GMT
President Obama is among those paying tribute to Leonard Nimoy, the Star Trek actor who has died aged 83, saying: "I loved Spock." 
Egypt lists Hamas as terrorist group  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:43:32 GMT
An Egyptian court designates the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, accusing it of supporting an insurgency in northern Sinai. 
Rwanda urged to take BBC to court  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 17:25:26 GMT
An inquiry in Rwanda urges the government to initiate criminal and civil proceedings against the BBC for a documentary about the 1994 genocide. 
Pegida UK stages first demonstration  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:26:22 GMT
About 2,000 protesters demonstrate against the first rally in Britain by a group opposed to what it calls the "Islamisation of Europe". 
Nyong'o stolen dress 'recovered'  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:02:38 GMT
A dress "resembling" the $150,000 (£97,000) outfit worn by Lupita Nyong'o at this year's Oscars has been found, Los Angeles police say. 
VIDEO: Mariupol's volunteer defence force  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:19:30 GMT
Fighting has died down in Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions in recent days, after a ceasefire agreed between the government and pro-Russian rebels. 
VIDEO: Hungarian village up for rent  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:50:13 GMT
A small Hungarian village has put itself up for tourists to rent, in an attempt to raise money to revitalise it. 
VIDEO: Modi's budget: Business reaction  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:48:16 GMT
India Business Report's Shilpa Kannan gauges business reaction to Narendra Modi's first budget at the Confederation of Indian Industry in Delhi. 
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