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  • 4 March 2015

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has gone on trial for his life over the Boston Marathon bombing, with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he did it - but arguing that he had fallen under the evil influence of his older brother.

  • 4 March 2015

    The committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize has demoted its chairman for the first time in the 114-year history of the award after his right-wing opponents won a majority on the prestigious panel.

  • 4 March 2015

    Dozens of miners have been trapped underground and are feared dead after a blast at a coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk, with rescuers saying the chance of finding many survivors was slim.

  • 4 March 2015

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has said the killing of a key opposition figure is a "disgrace" to Russia.

  • 4 March 2015
  • 4 March 2015

    Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found a massive Japanese Second World War battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago, his representatives said.

  • 3 March 2015

    Iraqi troops and Shia militias have battled against Islamic State (IS) south of the militant-held city of Tikrit, though roadside bombs and suicide attacks slowed their advance on Saddam Hussein's hometown.

  • 3 March 2015

    Thousands of mourners and dignitaries have filed past the white-lined coffin of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, many offering flowers as they paid their last respects to one of the most prominent figures of Russia's beleaguered opposition.