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Russia jails five Boris Nemtsov killers for sentences ranging up to 20 years

Russia has jailed the killer of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov for 20 years, and handed four accomplices in the 2015 murder sentences ranging from …

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Poland demands apology for FBI chief's comment on Holocaust

Czech president 'bans US ambassador from Prague Castle' over Russia visit<p>Read more<p>Poland’s foreign ministry urgently summoned US ambassador Stephen Mull on Sunday, to “protest and demand an apology”, saying the head of the FBI had suggested that Poles were accomplices in the Holocaust.<p>After meeting …

Paul McCartney Revives 1969 Track for Johnny Depp Supergroup

Ever since word trickled out that Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry had formed some sort of band, information about that project — called the …

The trip that transformed me: The former police officer

By his own admission, Chris Emch was a pretty unhappy guy – until an injury on a Scuba trip to the Philippines led him to an Indonesian guide named Fritz.<p>Chris Emch was on a group Scuba trip to the Philippines in October 2013 when it happened. About 11m down off Apo Island, he removed a borrowed …

British hostage John Cantlie appears in new Isis video

A new propaganda video by Islamic State featuring the British photojournalist John Cantlie, in which he says it is the “last film in this series”, has appeared online.<p>The documentary-style production is titled From Inside Halab, the ancient name for the Syrian city of Aleppo. Cantlie reports on a …

Jim Crow lynchings more widespread than first thought, report concludes

In 1919, a black soldier returned home to Blakely, Georgia, having survived the horrors of the first world war only to face the terrors of a white mob that awaited him in the Jim Crow-era south. When the soldier, William Little, refused to remove his army uniform, the savage mob exacted their …

US jets attack Isis as Biden apologises to Turkish president for remarks about foreign fighters

US-led war planes attacked Islamic State (Isis) targets around the Syrian border town of Kobani overnight as the insurgents pressed their assault against its Kurdish defenders, a monitoring group and witnesses said.<p>On Friday, a video was released of the murder of a British aid worker,Alan Henning, …