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Tributes paid to murdered Nemtsov 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:39:40 GMT 
    Thousands of Russians light candles and lay flowers for Boris Nemtsov, as speculation grows over the motive for the murder of President Putin's critic.


Mass anti-immigration rally in Rome 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:09:13 GMT 
    Thousands of supporters of Italy's Northern League, led by Matteo Salvini, pour into Rome for a rally against immigration and PM Matteo Renzi's rule.


CCTV shows UK girls en route to Syria 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:58:48 GMT 
    CCTV pictures emerge of three UK schoolgirls on the Turkish leg of what is believed to have been their journey to join Islamic State in Syria.


S Leone vice-president in quarantine 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:53:06 GMT 
    The vice-president of Sierra Leone puts himself into quarantine after one of his bodyguards dies from the Ebola virus.


Chilean girl appeals to president 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:03:18 GMT 
    A 14-year-old girl suffering from cystic fibrosis asks Chile's president to allow her to die in an online video viewed by thousands of people.


Turkish author Yasar Kemal dies 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:59:00 GMT 
    One of Turkey's best-known writers, Yasar Kemal, 92, dies in an Istanbul hospital following respiratory and organ failure.


Eight guilty over $100m Paris heists 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:55:08 GMT 
    Eight men are jailed over a double heist on the Harry Winston jewellery shop in Paris that netted watches and jewels worth more than $100m.


Venezuela limits US diplomats 
  Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:44 GMT 
    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has announced measures to impose limits on US diplomats working in the country.


Rwanda urged to take BBC to court 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:33:39 GMT 
    An inquiry in Rwanda urges the government to initiate criminal and civil proceedings against the BBC for a documentary about the 1994 genocide.


Pegida UK stages first demonstration 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:26:22 GMT 
    About 2,000 protesters demonstrate against the first rally in Britain by a group opposed to what it calls the "Islamisation of Europe".


Looted Iraq museum opens 12 years on 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:24:36 GMT 
    Iraq's national museum officially reopens in Baghdad, 12 years after it was looted in the aftermath of the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.


VIDEO: Mariupol's volunteer defence force 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:19:30 GMT 
    Fighting has died down in Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions in recent days, after a ceasefire agreed between the government and pro-Russian rebels.


VIDEO: Hungarian village up for rent 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:50:13 GMT 
    A small Hungarian village has put itself up for tourists to rent, in an attempt to raise money to revitalise it.


VIDEO: Modi's budget: Business reaction 
  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:48:16 GMT 
    India Business Report's Shilpa Kannan gauges business reaction to Narendra Modi's first budget at the Confederation of Indian Industry in Delhi.


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  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:49:39 GMT 
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