Alexander Litvinenko in University College Hospital after being poisoned with a radioactive substance.
The European court of human rights has found the Russian state responsible for Litvinenko’s death by poisoning.
Presidential guards patrol the entrance to the residence of late Haitian President Jovenel Moïse in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on July 7, 2021. Moïse was assassinated there early that morning.
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The assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse in his home outside Port-au-Prince ended a presidency that had plunged the already troubled nation deeper into crisis.
Unlawful killing: the UN condemned the assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in 2020.
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States are increasingly using assassination to guard against the twin threats of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
Alexei Navalny remains in hospital in Germany after he was poisoned in Siberia.
Vladimir Putin is a standard-bearer, rather than a pioneer in the history of Soviet and Russian political assassination.
The murder weapon in the Palme case was never found.
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Prosecutors say they’ve closed Sweden’s most famous cold case. But many Swedes still have doubts. The crime and botched investigation have been a ‘national trauma’ for this normally peaceful place.
U.S. President Donald Trump was flanked by military officers as he responded to the ballistic missile strike that Iran launched against Iraqi air bases housing U.S. troops.
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Iran’s missile strikes on Iraqi bases in response to the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani have raised tensions between the U.S. and Iran. But war seems unlikely at this point.
‘Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!’ was a funky, lighthearted alternative to the action cartoons that, for years, had dominated Saturday morning lineups.
Demands for regulation of media violence reached a fever pitch after RFK’s assassination, and networks scrambled to insert more kid-friendly fare into their lineups. Enter: the Mystery Machine.
John F. Kennedy’s assassination shocked the world in the 1960s and arguably played a part in the rise of Donald Trump today.
The reverberations of JFK’s assassination can still be felt to this day in the paranoid and racialised politics of the American right
The immediate aftermath of the shooting of President Kennedy in November 1963.
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Applying actual science to forensic investigations can yield substantially different results from the findings of standard methods in the field.
What was lost, other than a life, on Nov. 22, 1963?
In the minds of many, the assassination remains a tragedy cloaked in mystery. How does this lack of closure – and the general distrust it fomented – resonate in American culture and politics today?
Student protests in South Africa have centred around free tertiary education.
Generational rebellion is an enduring feature of all societies. Indeed, it is the dynamic through which societies renew themselves and move forward.
A Russian police officer guards the Turkish embassy in Moscow.
Less than a year ago, Andrey Karlov’s assassination would’ve been a dangerous diplomatic incident – but the two massive powers involved have all but mended fences.
Can a Czech soldier justify assassinating a Nazi leader when he knows that it could lead to thousands of innocent citizens being murdered in revenge? If so, how?
UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold lands in Israel.
Attempts to outlaw the practice have proven difficult, thanks to a tendency on the part of leaders to skirt around the rules.
The aftermath of a Libyan militia’s clash with Islamic State.
Mercenaries and private armies have always been controversial – but are they really any worse than regular armies?
Polonium is found naturally in uranium ore.
Polonium’s chemical properties made it the ideal secret weapon for the assassins of Alexander Litvinenko.
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For a growing number of people, the truth will never be enough.
Vladimir Putin appears on the Kremlin-backed news network Russia Today. The multi-platform channel has already garnered more than 2 billion views on YouTube, making it the most-watched news network on the video-sharing website.
The airwaves arms race is on, and the Kremlin has taken a page from the playbook of its Cold War nemesis.
“Ask what you can do for your country”: John F. Kennedy in 1963.
Even though the assassination of John F Kennedy was the US’s fourth such loss, contemporaries talked of the end of national innocence. Looking back, 50 years on, perhaps what was so shocking was the killing…
But did it change history?
Assassination has never changed the history of the world. The speaker was Benjamin Disraeli; the occasion, his address to parliament following the murder of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth in 1865…