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Brother of slain Afghan woman judge tells of breakfast ambush horror

Kabul - The brother of a woman judge assassinated alongside a colleague in the Afghan capital at the weekend told Monday how he heard the deadly shots as he was eating breakfast.

Family of South Korean dictator's assassin seek treason acquittal

Paju - Forty years after South Korea's spy chief was executed for shooting dead his boss, dictator Park Chung-hee, the assassin's sister is seeking to clear him of treason, arguing the killing was in the service of the country.

Kurds protest in Paris against 'assassin' Erdogan

Paris - Thousands of Kurds protested in Paris on Saturday over the failure of the French authorities to convict anyone over the 2013 murders of three female Kurdish rebels in the French capital.

Pakistan grieves Benazir Bhutto, 10 years after assassination

Karachi - Thousands of mourners visited the shrine of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto Wednesday as the country marked 10 years since her assassination, with her killers yet to face justice.

US gives Chile papers showing ex-dictator ordered 1976 assassination

Washington - The United States on Friday gave Chilean President Michelle Bachelet declassified CIA documents confirming that former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet personally ordered the 1976 assassination of opposition leader Orlando Letelier.

Sirhan Sirhan denied parole for 1968 slaying of Robert Kennedy

San Diego - Jordanian immigrant Sirhan Sirhan might not have fired the shot that killed U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-New York) in a Los Angeles hotel on the night of the 1968 California presidential primary.

Review: Getting away is complicated in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include a new perspective on a popular series; two movies about gambling gone wrong; a Japanese hip-hop musical; and a competent action heroine.

Ex-army chief killed as fears grow of new Burundi civil war

Bujumbura - The former head of Burundi's army during its 13-year civil war was assassinated Saturday, further fuelling fears of a new civil war in the restive east central African country.

Honduras: Journalist given refuge in human rights commission

Tegucigalpa - A journalist in Honduras has been given refuge in the country's human rights commission because he claims the government is plotting his assassination for exposing a corruption scandal.

Afghan presidential candidate's aides shot dead

Kabul - Gunmen shot dead two aides of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on the eve of the official election campaign Saturday, officials said, highlighting the security threat surrounding the April poll.

Op-Ed: U.S. spies calling for Snowden’s death

Washington - Members of the U.S. intelligence community were quoted this week wishing death on Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who blew the whistle on the domestic spying program operated by the agency.

Op-Ed: 50 years, on, who killed JFK and why?

Dallas - At the 50-year anniversary of the assassination of JFK few people question his "greatness" but would his legacy have stood the test of time had he served one or two full terms in office? That question plus who killed him and why remain elusive.

Chief of Iran's cyber warfare program found shot dead near Tehran

Tehran - Mojtaba Ahmadi, the chief of the Cyber War Headquarters in Iran, was found shot-dead. dead in a wooded area near of Karaj, north-west of Iran's capital, Tehran. It is not clear if this was an assassination.

Syrian PM Wael al-Halqi survives assassination in Damascus

Damascus - Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi survived an assassination attempt in Damascus this morning in which at least six people were killed by a bomb aimed at Wael al-Halki's convoy in the capital's Mezze district.

This week in history: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated

April 4th of this year marks the 45th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death. Dr. King Jr. was a civil rights leader credited for bringing attention to injustices against African-Americans.

Op-Ed: Why Rand Paul was not being 'ridiculous' about drones, Mr. McCain

Americans responded overwhelmingly to the first major push-back by a US senator against the gradual overturn of the Bill of Rights since 9/11. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was joined by Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, in an historic filibuster.

Op-Ed: R.I.P. Hugo Chavez — World warns Washington 'Hands off Venezuela'

As fears mount that Washington may try to overturn democracy in Venezuela, people around the world mourn the passing of Hugo Chavez. Everywhere the message rings out: Hands off Venezuela.

All out war feared: Russian mafia boss killed by sniper

Moscow - The volatile Russian mafia is heading towards a possible all out war, following the death of "Grandpa Hassan" in broad daylight in the middle of Moscow.

Car bomb explodes in central Tel Aviv, Israel (updated)

Tel Aviv - According to an Al Arabiya correspondent, a car bomb has exploded in central Tel Aviv, near the Israeli Defense Ministry.

Florida officer quits after making Obama assassination comments

Jacksonville - A Florida detective found himself being interrogated after fellow officers alleged he made theats to kill President Obama.

Discovery's Curiosity explores 'Brainwashed to Assassinate'

The Sunday edition of Discovery Network's Curiosity series airing 28/10/12 explores the dark realm of the mind when hypnotist Tom Silver endeavors to brainwash subjects using hypnotism. Can they be programmed to kill?

Rep. Kelly Keisling emailed Obama false flag assassination rumor

Rep. Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown) of the Tennessee state legislature, forwarded an email to constituents Tuesday about a rumor making the rounds in anti-Obama circles that Obama has a plan to stop the 2012 election by faking an assassination attempt.

Brother of Rabin assassin shows no remorse on Facebook

The brother of the man who shot Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995 has gone on Facebook, bragging that the pair had planned the killing for two years.

Op-Ed: Words used by DHS to target citizens

The Dept. of Homeland Security was the focus of a Freedom of Information Act request; the yield was a list of words used to troll the internet for the "bad guys", and folks discussing clouds in the sky, exercisers, or even those who discuss tornadoes.

Op-Ed: Barack Obama needs thick skin dealing with verbal assaults

The recent rant by Ted Nugent against US President Barack Obama has caused waves, but those who aspire to the highest office must necessarily have thick skins.

Op-Ed: Putin's Future Assassination Attempt Very Likely

Vladimir Putin may experience assassination for his participation in KGB style drama to become Russia’s President for the second time. Russian opposition forces could facilitate the demise of Putin because of his past KGB operations against them.

U.S. can't locate MANPAD missiles missing in Libya

Washington - Amid assurances from the Obama administration over Libya’s cache of some 20,000 shoulder-fired missiles being mostly secured, worries mount over a possibility the weapons were looted, lost in the maze of a destabilized Middle East and North Africa.

Nuclear scientist blown up in Iran by car bomb, Israel blamed

Iranian news reports that a university professor and nuclear scientist, Ahmadi Roshan, 32, is the victim of a car bomb. Tehran officials point the finger at Israel for the bombing.

Man charged with attempting to assassinate President Obama

Pittsburgh - An Idaho Falls man is under arrest, accused of firing an assault rifle at the White House, cracking a window. Prosecutors reveal that he has called Obama “the devil” and the "anti-Christ" also saying he needed to kill the President.

ABC News reporter presses White House on Al-Awlaki assassination

In the aftermath of the killing of Anwar Al-Awlaki on Friday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was pressed by ABC News' Jake Tapper to explain the legality behind the assassination of an American citizen.
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John F. Kennedy motorcade, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 22, 1963. Partially restored version of original file with some artifacts removed.
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