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Stories with subject: Political assassinations
  • Venezuelan leader says Colombia plotting his assassination story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 7:44 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday accused Colombia's government of giving its consent to a plan to assassinate him as both countries try to rally regional support in a border dispute exacerbating tensions between the two neighbors.

  • Dr. James 'Red' Duke, once-familiar TV doctor, dead at 86 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 10:16 pm

    HOUSTON - Dr. James "Red" Duke, a trauma surgeon who attended to Texas Gov. John Connally on the day of the Kennedy assassination before going on to become a familiar television doctor, died in Houston on Tuesday at age 86.

  • African Union: Burundi at risk of sliding further into chaos 
    Updated: Aug-16-15 11:45 am

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Burundi's recent violence shows the country is at risk of sliding into chaos with catastrophic results for the Central African nation and surrounding countries, the African Union's top official said Sunday.

  • Burundi: Ex-army chief killed, 2nd military leader targeted 
    Updated: Aug-15-15 1:41 pm

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi - A former army chief was killed Saturday, a Burundi official said, the second military official to be assassinated this month in violence linked to the country's political unrest over President Pierre Nkurunziza's re-election to a third term.