Political assassinations

June 23, 2018 - 10:44 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — An explosion rocked a stadium where Zimbabwe's president was addressing a campaign rally on Saturday, with state media calling it an assassination attempt but saying he was not hurt and was evacuated from the scene. Witnesses said several people appeared to be injured,...
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June 23, 2018 - 9:20 am
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani Taliban militants have chosen a religious scholar as their new chief in place of Mullah Fazlullah, the insurgent leader who ordered the assassination of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and was killed earlier this month in a U.S. drone strike...
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June 05, 2018 - 11:49 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese spy chief once jailed in connection to the assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is giving testimony to the international tribunal tasked with trying the crime. Jamil Sayyed, the former director of Lebanon's General Security intelligence agency, was called...
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In this Thursday, May 31, 2018, photo, Sen. Robert Kennedy aide Paul Schrade holds an evidence photo of gunman Sirhan Sirhan's revolver with the eight expended shell casings found in the chamber, and the Weisel, Goldstein, and Kennedy bullets, at his home in Los Angeles. When a gunman open fire toward Sen. Robert Kennedy, the first bullet missed the senator and struck Kennedy aide Paul Schrade in the head. Schrade woke up the next day and found out the Democratic presidential candidate was dead. Today, Schrade believes the Los Angeles Police botched the case and failed to investigate possible leads about a second gunman. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
June 03, 2018 - 11:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Schrade had an up-close view of the Kennedy dynasty in the 1960s. The union leader got involved in politics during John F. Kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign, advised Robert F. Kennedy during his own White House run eight years later and introduced the younger Kennedy to...
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Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko reacts during a news conference at the Ukrainian Security Service on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Babchenko turned up at a news conference in the Ukrainian capital Wednesday less than 24 hours after police reported he had been shot and killed at his Kiev apartment building. The country's security services said Babchenko's death was faked to foil a plot to take his life.(AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
May 30, 2018 - 6:32 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the reported slaying in Ukraine of a Russian journalist: (all times local): 1:00 a.m. Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko may have been the last person reporters expected to see at a news conference in Ukraine's capital about his shooting death. But with a flourish, the...
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Inspector General of Royal Malaysian Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun shows off two images of suspects of killing of a Palestinian man during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, April 23, 2018. Malaysian police said Sunday that an investigation was underway into the gunning down of the 34-year-old Palestinian al-Batsh a day earlier and gave assurances that security was being beefed up in the country following recent high-profile assassinations. (AP Photo)
April 23, 2018 - 3:10 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police on Monday released composite images of two suspects who gunned down a Palestinian engineer and said they appeared to be European or Middle Eastern, fueling suspicion that the slaying was an Israeli assassination. Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group has...
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Relatives sit up a photo while masked militants from the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, a military wing of Hamas, receive condolences at the house mourning of engineer Fadi al-Batsh, who was killed assassinated in Malaysia this morning, in front of his family house in Jebaliya, Gaza Strip, Saturday, April 21, 2018. Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group said Saturday that a man who was gunned down in Malaysia was an important member of the organization, raising suspicions that Israel was behind the brazen killing. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
April 21, 2018 - 11:59 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group said Saturday that a man who was gunned down in Malaysia was an important member of the organization, raising suspicions that Israel was behind the brazen killing. Hamas said Palestinian engineer Fadi al-Batsh was a "loyal" member and...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 16, 2018 file photo, Britain's ambassador to the Netherlands and permanent representative to the chemical weapons watchdog OPCW, Peter Wilson talks to an embassy employee after a press conference in The Hague, Netherlands. Member states of the global chemical weapons watchdog are meeting Wednesday April 18, 2018, to discuss the nerve agent attack in Britain on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter. (Michael Kooren/Pool photo via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 9:48 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The head of the global chemical watchdog agency has rejected Russian claims that traces of a second nerve agent were discovered in the English city where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned. Britain blames Russia for the attack, which it...
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Martin Luther King III, right, and Rev. Al Sharpton, second from right, join in a march commemorating the anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968, while in Memphis supporting striking sanitation workers. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 04, 2018 - 5:56 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — With thoughts on the past and eyes to the future, thousands marched and sang civil rights songs Wednesday to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the "apostle of nonviolence" silenced by an assassin 50 years ago. At events ranging from a jubilant concert to a solemn wreath-...
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Former Attorney General Eric Holder, second from right, poses for pictures before speaking at the Peabody Hotel Monday, April 2, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. Holder's speech is part of the University of Memphis Law Symposium in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 02, 2018 - 7:56 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Despite advances the country has made since the Rev. Martin Luther King. Jr. was slain while fighting poverty and racism, "the age of bullies and bigots is not fully behind us," former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday. The remark was one of two thinly veiled...
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