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  • 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.

  • 3 March 2015

    A UN-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia has charged two former cadres of the 1970s Khmer Rouge regime with crimes against humanity over their alleged roles in the deaths of an estimated 1.8 million people.