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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(...)

Tamerlan Tsarnaev  (left) and his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Their mother has insisted they are innocent of the Boston bomb attacks. Photograph: FBI/Handout

The older of the two top suspects in the Boston bombings this week had been under FBI surveillance for at least three years, his mother said in(...)

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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