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Russian opposition mourns murdered leader Nemtsov
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Thousands of stunned Russians laid flowers and lit candles on Saturday on the bridge where opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was shot dead near the Kremlin, a murder that showed the risks of speaking out against President Vladimir Putin.



Police in Germany's Bremen heighten security citing possible Islamist threat
BERLIN (Reuters) - Police in the northern German city of Bremen warned on Saturday of an unspecified potential danger from Islamist extremists in the city and said they were increasing security measures.



Egypt courts list Hamas as terrorist group, give Brotherhood leader life
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court listed the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organization, judicial sources said on Saturday, part of a sustained crackdown on Islamists in the most populous Arab state.

Islamic State fighters attack Samarra ahead of army offensive
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State suicide bombers and fighters struck targets on Saturday in the northern Iraqi city of Samarra, where security forces and their Shi'ite militia allies have been gathering for an offensive against the radical Sunni militants.

Egypt court sentences top Brotherhood leader to life
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood's top leader Mohamed Badie to life in prison on Saturday while other members received the death penalty, as part of a sustained crackdown by authorities on Islamists.



Ukraine's military reports significant fall in fighting
KIEV(Reuters) - Ukraine's military said on Saturday there had been a significant decrease in attacks by pro-Russian separatists in the east overnight, but said rebels had fired GRAD missiles at the town of Avdiivka despite a two-week-old ceasefire deal.