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Stories with subject: Political assassinations
  • The Rev. Billy Kyles dies; was present when ML King was shot 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 11:46 am

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles, a longtime civil rights leader who was present when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on a hotel balcony, has died in Memphis. He was 81.

  • Burundi: General assassinated in attack in capital 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 2:44 pm

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi - A military general in Burundi who was an adviser to the country's vice president and two others were shot dead in the capital, a military official said Monday. It is the latest killing in an upsurge of violence including tortures and increased disappearances that have created a climate of fear and led more than 250,000 people to flee to neighboring countries.

  • Islamic State says it is behind killing of Saudi policeman 
    Updated: Apr-05-16 12:18 pm

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - A Saudi affiliate of the Islamic State group said Tuesday it was behind the assassination of a police colonel who was shot dead outside the capital, Riyadh, in the second attack by the group in recent days.

  • South Africa appeals parole for apartheid-era assassin 
    Updated: Mar-30-16 6:32 am

    JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's justice minister plans to appeal a court ruling that granted parole to the assassin of a prominent anti-apartheid leader.