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Military operations force Boko Haram back to urban warfare

Lagos - Bomb attacks in Nigerian towns and cities look likely to increase in the run-up to forthcoming elections, despite the military claiming increasing successes against Boko Haram in captured territory.

Melting Arctic sea ice forces relocation on Alaskan village

Human interest meets ecological endangerment in a small whaling village on a small barrier island in Alaska. Watching midwinter Arctic sea ice turn to water, inhabitants are forced to accept relocation but lack the means.

Chile leader, UN call on gender inequality by 2030

Santiago - Chilean leader Michelle Bachelet led calls to eliminate gender inequality by 2030 on Saturday as a two-day meeting of the United Nations Women organization wrapped up in Santiago.

Terror list potential hang-up to U.S. ties: Cuban diplomat

Havana - Cuba's removal from a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism will be key to restoring formal diplomatic relations between the two nations, the lead Cuban negotiator said in remarks published Saturday.

Nemtsov admitted fears for life weeks before murder

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, gunned down on Friday in a contract-style killing, gave an interview this month admitting he had feared for his life over his opposition to President Vladimir Putin.

Dozens dead as Qaeda militants in Syria seize rebel base

Birut - Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate on Saturday drove US-backed rebels out of a strategic northern military base in fierce fighting that left dozens dead, a monitor said.

Venezuela to demand mandatory visas for Americans

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Saturday he was implementing a mandatory visa system for all American citizens visiting the country, as a way to "control" US interference.

Italian anti-euro, anti-immigrant party holds rally in Rome

Rome - The rising star of the Italian right, Matteo Salvini, led a mass rally in support of his anti-immigration, anti-EU Northern League party in central Rome Saturday, as a counter-rally took place nearby.

Former top Colombian officials convicted in domestic spying scandal

Estanzuela - Colombia's Supreme Court has convicted the country's former intelligence boss and a presidential chief of staff of spying on judges, journalists and politicians during the presidency of Alvaro Uribe.

Two killed as skirmishes threaten Ukraine truce

Kiev - Two people were killed by shelling in east Ukraine Saturday as isolated clashes rattled a shaky truce with pro-Russian rebels and observers warned the country was at a "crossroads".

Jailed Kurdish leader in Turkey urges PKK to lay down arms

Istanbul - The jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Saturday urged the separatists to take a "historic" decision to lay down arms, a key step in efforts to end Turkey's long-running Kurdish insurgency.

List of dead Kremlin critics grows with Nemtsov murder

Moscow - Boris Nemtsov's name was added to the list of Kremlin opponents who have been killed or died in suspicious circumstances in recent years after the slaying of the prominent opposition leader in central Moscow Friday.

AFP apologises to French industrialist after death reported

Paris - AFP on Saturday issued an apology to French industrialist Martin Bouygues, chairman and CEO of the conglomerate Bouygues, for reporting his death.

Nemtsov urged end to Ukraine conflict hours before killing

Moscow - Three hours before his death, Boris Nemtsov gave an interview to a Moscow radio station, condemning President Vladimir Putin's actions in Ukraine and calling for an end to the conflict.

Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday with million-dollar bash

Victoria Falls - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Saturday celebrated his 91st birthday with a lavish million dollar bash that was slammed by the opposition as "obscene" in a country wracked by poverty.

Russian opposition leader Nemtsov's murder 'meticulously planned'

Moscow - The murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was carefully planned, investigators said Saturday, pointing to details of the weapon used and the killers' knowledge of his movements.

Egypt brands Hamas a 'terrorist' group

Cairo - An Egyptian court on Saturday branded the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas a "terrorist" group over its alleged links with jihadists behind deadly attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula.

UN envoy in Syria to seek Aleppo truce

Damascus - UN envoy Staffan De Mistura held talks in the Syrian capital on Saturday to try to finalise a deal to freeze fighting in the war-ravaged second city of Aleppo.

West condemns Nemtsov murder as Putin vows to punish killers

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Saturday vowed to punish the killers of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov as Russian opposition figures denounced what they called a "political murder" and Western leaders called for a full probe.
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