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Stuart WILLIAMS

16 March 2014

A leading anchor on Russian state television on Sunday described Russia as the only country capable of turning the United States into "radioactive ash", in an incendiary comment at the height of tensions over the Crimea referendum. ...

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14 March 2014

The United States expressed concern Friday over Russia's "unprecedented" media censorship, including shuttering opposition news websites amid the East-West standoff over Ukraine, and called for the Kremlin to respect press freedom. ...

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13 March 2014

Sweden said Thursday it had opened its own investigation into the murder of British-Swedish journalist Nils Horner in Kabul. Horner, 51, was shot at close range Tuesday in an execution-style attack in an upmarket district of the Afghan capital. ...

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Kelly OLSEN

13 March 2014

Chinese portrayals of the far western region of Xinjiang veer from a happy land of dancing minorities to a hotbed of dangerous separatist terrorism, polarised and simplistic viewpoints that experts say are used to justify domination and harsh ...

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12 March 2014

Nearly 100 journalists have suffered arbitrary arrests, robberies or physical attacks and harassment covering protests in Venezuela, the national press workers union SNTP said Wednesday. ...

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12 March 2014

The chief editor of one of Russia's oldest and most popular news websites, Lenta.ru, was summarily dismissed Wednesday after a state watchdog warned the site over its interviews with Ukrainian ultra-nationalists. ...

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Ben Sheppard

11 March 2014

A gunman shot dead a Swedish-British journalist in central Kabul on Tuesday in an unexplained daylight murder that shocked the small international community living in a city on alert ahead of elections. ...

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Ben Sheppard

11 March 2014

A gunman shot dead a Swedish-British journalist in central Kabul on Tuesday, officials told AFP, a rare daylight murder of a foreigner in a city often hit by Taliban suicide attacks. ...

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Benjamin SHEPPARD

11 March 2014

A gunman shot dead a Swedish-British journalist in central Kabul on Tuesday, officials told AFP, a rare daylight murder of an expatriate in a city often hit by Taliban suicide attacks. ...

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10 March 2014

A barrel bomb killed a Canadian photojournalist in Syria's Aleppo as he tried to document the death and destruction the controversial weapons caused in the city, reports said on Monday. ...

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