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  • 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.

  • 3 March 2015

    North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong has warned his country had the power to deter an "ever-increasing nuclear threat" by the US with a pre-emptive strike if necessary.

  • 3 March 2015

    One of the men convicted of raping and killing a woman in a brutal gang attack on a New Delhi bus in 2012 has said in a TV documentary that if the victim had not fought back she would not have been killed.

  • 2 March 2015

    US Secretary of State John Kerry has met with his Russian counterpart in what appeared to be less than amicable talks amid continuing tensions over Ukraine and American calls for a full probe into the murder of a prominent opposition figure in Moscow.

  • 2 March 2015

    A Saudi Arabian diplomat has returned to Riyadh after being released by kidnappers in Yemen where he spent three years as a hostage.

  • 2 March 2015

    Iraqi security forces, backed by allied Shia and Sunni fighters, have begun a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State (IS).