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"Detention centres" for LGBT citizens reported in Chechnya

According to the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, Chechen authorities have set up a series of camps or prisons where gay men have been killed or tortured before being made to leave the…

According to the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, Chechen authorities have set up a series of camps or prisons where gay men have been killed or tortured before being made to leave the…

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Refugees from Chechnya unsuccessfully seek refuge in Poland

Almost every day at the Belarusian-Polish border, hundreds of Chechens try to apply for refugee status. Only a small number succeed, despite interventions from NGOs and lawyers.

Almost every day at the Belarusian-Polish border, hundreds of Chechens try to apply for refugee status. Only a small number succeed, despite interventions from NGOs and lawyers.

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Russian police shoot dead militants in Chechnya

Russian special forces have shot dead at least seven suspected militants during an operation in Chechnya.

Russian special forces have shot dead at least seven suspected militants during an operation in Chechnya.

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Journalist group comes under attack en-route to Chechnya

Journalists and human rights activists heading to Chechnya on a press trip have been attacked and their minibus set on fire. That is according to the

Journalists and human rights activists heading to Chechnya on a press trip have been attacked and their minibus set on fire. That is according to the

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Thousands attend rally for pro-Kremlin Chechen leader Kadyrov

A genuine show of support or a sham? Thousands of people have rallied in Chechnya’s capital, Grozny, to back the region’s pro-Kremlin leader Ramzan

A genuine show of support or a sham? Thousands of people have rallied in Chechnya’s capital, Grozny, to back the region’s pro-Kremlin leader Ramzan

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Head of Chechen republic vows to revenge national beheaded by ISIL

Chechnya’s president has promised a one-way ticket to eternity for the killers of a Chechen murdered on video by the radical Islamic State movement

Chechnya’s president has promised a one-way ticket to eternity for the killers of a Chechen murdered on video by the radical Islamic State movement

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Chechnya opens first women-only beach

Chechnya has opened its first ever women-only beach. The sandy strip outside the provincial capital, Grozny will be off limits to men in line with

Chechnya has opened its first ever women-only beach. The sandy strip outside the provincial capital, Grozny will be off limits to men in line with

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Chechen leader backs forced marriage of police chief to teenage girl

Ramzan Kadyrov the leader of Chechnya has given his blessing to a police chief who took a 17 year-old-girl as his second wife in a forced marriage

Ramzan Kadyrov the leader of Chechnya has given his blessing to a police chief who took a 17 year-old-girl as his second wife in a forced marriage

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Russian Navy vessels test fire-power amid nationwide drills

More than 30 Russian Navy vessels have been taking part in drills in the Barents Sea. The exercises are said to be testing readiness against any

More than 30 Russian Navy vessels have been taking part in drills in the Barents Sea. The exercises are said to be testing readiness against any

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[WATCH] Human rights activists pelted with eggs over Chechnya claims

The leader of a Moscow-based human rights group has been pelted with eggs at close range during a press conference in the Russian capital. Head of

The leader of a Moscow-based human rights group has been pelted with eggs at close range during a press conference in the Russian capital. Head of

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Chechen 'death' unit fighting with rebels in eastern Ukraine

Hundreds of fighters from the Russian republic of Chechnya have joined the insurgents in East Ukraine. The so-called “death unit” has made a former

Hundreds of fighters from the Russian republic of Chechnya have joined the insurgents in East Ukraine. The so-called “death unit” has made a former

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Rebel raid on Chechen capital Grozny leaves 20 people dead

At least 20 people were killed in Chechnya - 10 police and 10 suspected militants - after heavily-armed rebels stormed the turbulent Russian region's capital, Grozny.

At least 20 people were killed in Chechnya - 10 police and 10 suspected militants - after heavily-armed rebels stormed the turbulent Russian region's capital, Grozny.

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Chechen rebels stage deadly attack on Grozny ahead of big Putin speech

At least 19 people have been killed as security forces battled rebels who stormed the Chechen capital Grozny ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual state of the union address.

At least 19 people have been killed as security forces battled rebels who stormed the Chechen capital Grozny ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual state of the union address.

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Police officers killed in suicide bomb attack in Chechnya

At least five police officers have been killed and 12 others injured in a suicide bombing in Chechnya. Militant attacks have been a rare occurrence

At least five police officers have been killed and 12 others injured in a suicide bombing in Chechnya. Militant attacks have been a rare occurrence

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Russia's most wanted man Chechen rebel Umarov is declared dead

The leader of an Islamist insurgency in the North Caucasus, Doku Umarov has been declared dead on the group’s website. Described as Russia’s most

The leader of an Islamist insurgency in the North Caucasus, Doku Umarov has been declared dead on the group’s website. Described as Russia’s most

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Islamist website says North Caucasus rebel leader Umarov is dead

A website sympathetic to Islamist militants fighting Russian rule in the North Caucasus said on Tuesday the insurgency’s leader, Doku Umarov, had

A website sympathetic to Islamist militants fighting Russian rule in the North Caucasus said on Tuesday the insurgency’s leader, Doku Umarov, had

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Second giraffe under threat in Danish zoo

It is a terrible time to be a giraffe in Denmark it seems, and woe betide you if your name is Marius. After Copenhagen Zoo put down an animal of

It is a terrible time to be a giraffe in Denmark it seems, and woe betide you if your name is Marius. After Copenhagen Zoo put down an animal of

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Depardieu in Chechnya for revenge in "Turquoise"

Gerard Depardieu, the French actor with the Russian passport, is in the Chechen capital to shoot his new action film. “Turquoise” is a

Gerard Depardieu, the French actor with the Russian passport, is in the Chechen capital to shoot his new action film. “Turquoise” is a

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Boston bomb suspect transferred to prison facility from hospital

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect has been transfered from hospital to a prison facility. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been undergoing treatment for

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect has been transfered from hospital to a prison facility. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been undergoing treatment for

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Mother of Boston bomb suspects berates US authorities

The parents of the Boston suspects have denied that their sons planted the bombs, believing they were framed. Appearing together in the Russian

The parents of the Boston suspects have denied that their sons planted the bombs, believing they were framed. Appearing together in the Russian

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Watertown residents recall lockdown drama

People living in the Boston suburb of Watertown – the scene of the dramatic shoot-out between police and bombing suspects – have been recalling their

People living in the Boston suburb of Watertown – the scene of the dramatic shoot-out between police and bombing suspects – have been recalling their

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FBI seeks motive for Boston bomb attack

Investigators are trying to establish a motive for the Boston Marathon bombings. Specialist teams are waiting to interview Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the

Investigators are trying to establish a motive for the Boston Marathon bombings. Specialist teams are waiting to interview Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the

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Boston bombing suspect remains in hospital

The suspect in Boston’s marathon bombing lies in hospital in what the Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick describes as a “stable, but serious

The suspect in Boston’s marathon bombing lies in hospital in what the Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick describes as a “stable, but serious

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Mother of Boston bombers says sons were 'set-up' by FBI

The mother of the Tsarnaev brothers has pleaded her sons’ innocence saying they have been framed for the marathon bombings in Boston. She said

The mother of the Tsarnaev brothers has pleaded her sons’ innocence saying they have been framed for the marathon bombings in Boston. She said

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Czech Ambassador: Chechnya Is Not Czech Republic

The ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States stressed Friday that his country is different from Chechnya, the region with which one of

The ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States stressed Friday that his country is different from Chechnya, the region with which one of