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Russian opposition mourns murdered leader Nemtsov 15:34 GMT

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Thousands of stunned Russians laid flowers and lit candles on Saturday on the bridge where opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was shot dead near the Kremlin, a murder that showed the risks of speaking out against President Vladimir Putin.  Full Article   |  Video

 
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Ukraine's military reports significant fall in fighting 09:40 GMT 

KIEV(Reuters) - Ukraine's military said on Saturday there had been a significant decrease in attacks by pro-Russian separatists in the east overnight, but said rebels had fired GRAD missiles at the town of Avdiivka despite a two-week-old ceasefire deal.  Full Article  

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Islamic State fighters attack Samarra ahead of army offensive 12:43 GMT 

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State suicide bombers and fighters struck targets on Saturday in the northern Iraqi city of Samarra, where security forces and their Shi'ite militia allies have been gathering for an offensive against the radical Sunni militants.  Full Article  

 
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