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Timeline of Meredith Kercher murder probe and trial

Rome - Italy's top court on Friday quashed the convictions of American Amanda Knox and her Italian former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

Italy's top judges burn night oil mulling Knox fate

Rome - Judges at Italy's top court worked into the evening Friday mulling whether to uphold the murder conviction of Amanda Knox in what could be the final act of an eight-year legal drama.

Italy court told Knox conviction case perfect, ruling delayed

Rome - An Italian prosecutor told the country's top court Wednesday that Amanda Knox's conviction for the sensational murder of British student Meredith Kercher was "beyond reproach".

Amanda Knox faces extradition battle if Italy upholds murder conviction

Rome - Italy's top court will review American Amanda Knox's conviction Wednesday in the gory murder of a British student, potentially opening the door to a fierce extradition battle in a case that has riveted the world.

U.S. tycoon charged with murder after TV 'confession'

Los Angeles - An eccentric US tycoon was charged Monday over the execution-style killing of a mobster's daughter and could face death if found guilty, in the latest installment of a TV murder mystery which has captivated America.

US tycoon arrested in old murder, says he 'killed them all'

New York - An eccentric US tycoon linked to two murders was arrested in connection with a third, just a day before the airing of a television documentary in which he said that he "killed them all.

Putin awards medal to chief suspect in Litvinenko murder

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday awarded a medal of honour to the chief suspect in the murder of former Russian security agent Alexander Litvinenko for "services to the fatherland".

Tajik opposition leader shot dead in Istanbul: Reports

Istanbul - An opposition leader from the Central Asian nation of Tajikistan was shot dead by an unknown gunman on a street in Istanbul late Thursday, Turkish media reported on Friday.

Nemtsov girlfriend says threatened: Ukraine

Kiev - The Ukrainian girlfriend of murdered Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, who was by his side when he was shot dead, has complained to police about receiving death threats, Ukrainian prosecutors said on Friday."Ganna Duritska...

Putin says Nemtsov assassination a 'disgrace'

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday described the killing of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov as a tragedy that had brought disgrace on Russia, and warned against a rise in "extremist crime".

Thousands pay last respects to slain Putin critic

Moscow - Thousands of mourners turned out Tuesday to pay a last homage to slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, gunned down near the Kremlin in the most stunning assassination of Vladimir Putin's rule.

Latvian MEP says barred from entering Russia for Nemtsov funeral

Riga - Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete who planned to attend the funeral of slain Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov said Monday she had been refused entry into Russia at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.

Polish, Latvian officials barred from entering Russia for Nemtsov funeral

Warsaw - Senior Polish and Latvian officials who sought to attend the Moscow funeral of slain Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov said Monday they had been denied entry into Russia on the eve of the ceremony.

Nemtsov murder witness says blocked from leaving Moscow

Moscow - The Ukrainian model girlfriend of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov complained Monday she was being blocked from leaving Moscow, as authorities vowed to solve the most shocking political assassination of Vladimir Putin's rule.

Nemtsov murder witness says blocked from leaving Russia

Moscow - The chief witness to the murder of Russian protest leader Boris Nemtsov, a Ukrainian model by his side when he was shot dead, complained Monday of being kept under guard in Moscow.

Detained Ukrainian lawmaker released from custody in Moscow

Moscow - A Ukrainian lawmaker said Sunday he was detained by Russian police ahead of a Moscow march to honour opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down near the Kremlin.

Tens of thousands march for slain Russian opposition leader Nemtsov

Moscow - Tens of thousands of people marched in central Moscow to honour the memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down near the Kremlin in the highest-profile assassination during Vladimir Putin's rule.

Memorial rally in Moscow for slain Russian opposition leader

Moscow - Supporters of Boris Nemtsov were preparing to march through Moscow Sunday afternoon in an outpouring of anger and grief at the brutal murder of the opposition leader and fervent critic of Vladimir Putin, who has vowed to bring the killers to justice.

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.

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.

West condemns Nemtsov murder as Putin vows to punish killers

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin 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.

Moscow permits march in memory of slain opposition leader

Moscow - Moscow city authorities on Saturday gave permission for opposition leaders to hold a march in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, after they cancelled a planned protest rally.

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.

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.

Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead near Kremlin

Moscow - Western leaders on Saturday condemned the drive-by shooting of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin, as he was walking across a bridge near the Kremlin.

Japan police arrest teens for 'IS-inspired' killing

Toukyo - Japanese police on Friday arrested three teenagers on suspicion of killing a 13-year-old schoolboy, in a chilling murder some local media suggested was inspired by Islamist extremist executions.

Turkish men in miniskirts take to streets for women's rights

Turkish men are protesting against a recent attempted rape and murder of a young women by donning miniskirts and taking to the Web and marching through the streets.

U.S. mass murderer Manson, 80, not marrying after all

Los Angeles - U.S. mass murderer Charles Manson is not getting married after all -- at least not with the wedding license he secured late last year, a prisons official said.

Power Ranger actor arrested for murdering roommate

Los Angeles - Ricardo Medina, Jr., 37, has been arrested for the murder of his roommate Joshua Sutter. Medina was an actor on the TV series Power Rangers.

U.S. spies link Litvinenko killing to Kremlin

London - U.S. spies intercepted communications between the chief suspects in the murder case of Russian former spy Alexander Litvinenko, linking his poisoning to the Russian state, Britain's Daily Telegraph reported Saturday.
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