Russian dignitaries, including the widow of former President Boris Yeltsin, turned out on Tuesday to mourn murdered activist Boris Nemtsov. They were joined by many ordinary citizens, who seem to be ready for a larger movement in the wake of Nemtsov's death.
A battle has begun in Iraq for control of the city of Tikrit: Saddam Hussein’s hometown. ISIS has held it since June last year, and now government forces are trying to take it back. But there are concerns that Shiite militias might seek vengeance for ISIS atrocities.
Last week, a group of ISIS fighters destroyed ancient statues and artifacts in the museum of Mosul. Iraqi government responded on Sunday by re-opening the Baghdad Museum, giving people in Baghdad their first glimpse of national treasures in more than a decade.
Bengali American blogger Avijit Roy, an atheist, "carried a huge target on his back" in increasingly conservative Bangladesh for his writings. His death by machete on Thursday is just the latest sign that religious dissent is under threat in Roy's native country.
A paid informant helped officials arrest three New Yorkers who allegedly planned to aid the so-called Islamic State. But the shock is less about the violence they hoped to commit and more about how young New Yorkers were tempted to join a jihadi group.
Russian hacker Evgeniy Bogachev has infected hundreds of thousands of computers. Yet he's free, steering his yacht around the Black Sea. But that could soon come to an end as the FBI is offering $3 million to catch him.
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