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Sergei Pomazun, a former convict, who is the main suspect of a shooting  in Belgorod in south-east Russia. Photogrpah: Russian Interior Ministry of Belgorod region

Police have apprehended a man accused of killing six people in a shooting spree in south-west Russia earlier this week. Police in the ci(...)

An amendment is also to be proposed by Fine Gael TD Bernard Durkan (pictured) which drops references to such sanctions such as asset freezes and visa bans

A “spectacular attack” has been launched on Irish democracy by Russia over attempts to get a law dropped which would sanction officials respons(...)

Vladimir Putin: he Russian government has unleashed a crackdown on civil society in the year since Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency. Photograph: Reuters

The Russian government has unleashed a crackdown on civil society in the year since Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency that is unprecede(...)

A hearse carrying the body of Krystle Campbell, one of three people killed in the Boston Bombings, arrives at Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford today. Photograph: Katherine Taylor/The New York Times
Boston bombs suspect charged
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  • April 22, 2013, 20:09

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was today charged with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction and could face a de(...)

Boston police superintendents William Evans (left) and Kevin Buckley during Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross to pray for those killed or injured in the Boston bombings, in Boston yesterday. Federal investigators, questioning the bombing suspect's motives, are reviewing a visit that one of them made to Chechnya and Dagestan last year. Photograph: Josh Haner/The New York Times

As the surviving brother of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects remained seriously ill and unable to answer questions over, further detail(...)

 In this 2009 photo, Tamerlan Tsarnaev fights during the 2009 Golden Gloves National Boxing Tournament at the Salt Palace. Photograph: AP Photo

In the Roxbury neighbourhood of Boston, Jasmine Mays walks out of the Mosque for the Praising of Allah on Shawmut Avenue, one of the oldest pla(...)

A makeshift memorial for victims today near the site of the Boston Marathon bombings at the intersection of Boylston Street and Berkley Street. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

US Republican lawmakers questioned today whether the FBI had fumbled the case of one of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects, alleging it w(...)

An image from a video released by Massachusetts  police of a remote-controlled robot lifting the tarpaulin on a boat in  which the badly injured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found on Friday night.

Boston mayor Tom Menino has said the authorities may never be able to question the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, who lies seriously injured (...)

Police with guns drawn search for a suspect in Watertown, Massachusetts, early yesterday. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

A police helicopter circled overhead. The sky buzzed and blue lights flashed from the ground on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Techno(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin sent military forces back into Chechnya in 1999 and, after devastating air and artillery attacks that killed tens of thousands of people, rebel control was broken. Photograph: Michel Porro/Getty Images

The young men suspected of the Boston bombings were born into a fiercely proud Chechen nation, whose identity has been shaped(...)

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