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# Chechnya

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Two people killed and 40 arrested in new 'gay purge' in Chechnya, activists say
Chechen authorities immediately denied the claims.
'We don't have any gays': Chechnya's leader strongly denies his country tortured and killed gay men
Ramzan Kadyrov has faced wide international criticism since reports of serious human rights abuses.
'Men subjected to these gay purges have endured a gruesome ordeal in Chechnya'
The Kremlin is said to be taking its investigation into the anti-gay “purge” seriously.
Jerry Buttimer: 'Hit with a metaphoric brick wall when we raised LGBT rights with Russian Ambassador'
I think it is very important to challenge people’s viewpoints and perceptions, writes Senator Jerry Buttimer.
Putin backs probe into violence against gay men in Chechnya after Merkel pressure
The German Chancellor confronted her Russian counterpart on the issue earlier this week.
Dublin protest against anti-gay violence in Chechnya as Russia seeks to play down controversy
Russia has labelled the claims of homophobic violence as “phantom complaints”.
Explainer: What we know about the killing of gay men in Chechnya
As reports continue to emerge, Russia has said it does not have any confirmed information about violence against gay men in the region.
'Serious failings' in Russia's handling of Beslan school massacre, court finds
The European Court of Human Rights found Russia did not sufficiently protect hostages.
Gay men in Chechnya reportedly being sent to prison camps and killed
Human rights campaigners say people are being tortured and abused.
Russian paper says gay men are being arrested and killed in Chechnya
The Chechen president’s spokesperson denied the report, suggesting there are no gay people in the country.
'Lock up your wives and don't let them use WhatsApp'
The leader of Chechnya made the calls after a story of an arranged marriage spread on the messaging app.
Boris Nemtsov murder suspect: Police tortured me into confessing
The man claims he was beaten and subjected to electrical shocks.
Gunbattle with Islamic militants leaves 20 dead in Chechnya
Three policemen were killed in the shooting.
Beslan 10 years on: the Russian school attack which shocked the world
On the 10th anniversary of the Beslan school siege, returns to the tragic events of September 2004 that cost hundreds of innocent victims their lives.
Russia ordered to pay €2m to families of 36 'disappeared' Chechens
The men were abducted at night by Russian federal servicemen. None of their families have had any news of them since.
WATCH: Steven Seagal performs Chechen dance...
…creates magical moment for all to see.
Boston bombings suspect 'awake and responding to questions' - networks
ABC and NBC say Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose throat is severely injured, is writing his responses to questions from investigators.
Authorities unsure if they'll ever be able to question Boston suspect
Boston City Mayor Tom Menino has said that authorities do not know if they will ever be able to question Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
North Caucasus rebels deny link to Boston attack
The website message said that rebels were “not waging any military activities against the United States of America”.
Czech ambassador issues statement to avoid confusion with Chechnya
Petr Gandalovič issued the statement following the Boston Marathon bombings, saying that he was “concerned to note in the social media a most unfortunate misunderstanding”.
'We're ashamed': Bombings suspects' uncle urges nephew to turn himself in
“Yes, we’re ashamed. They’re the children of my brother,” Ruslan Tsarni told a throng of reporters outside his home in Montgomery Village in Maryland today as the manhunt continues.
Massive fire rages in Grozny skyscraper near Depardieu apartment
Reports say that an apartment owned by French actor Gerard Depardieu is in a neighbouring skyscraper to the one on fire.
Ex-police officer charged in Russia reporter death
A former lieutenant colonel has been formally charged – 11 months after his arrest – with helping to organise the 2006 killing of investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya.
Russian secret service 'foils plot to assassinate Putin'
Russian state TV reports that two men have been arrested over an apparent plot to kill the PM after next month’s election.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
Nine killed in triple suicide attack in Grozny
The bombers struck the Chechen capital during celebrations marking the end of Ramadan.
Suspected mastermind of Anna Politkovskaya murder arrested
Investigators said the former Russian police officer is accused of organising the journalist’s assassination in 2006.
Chechen leader Kadyrov bags a hat-trick against footballing legends
Maradona, Figo and Fowler among the stars to turn out for World Veterans XI in last night’s exhibition game.
Chechnen militant claims responsibility for Domodedovo attack
Islamist militant leader Doku Umarov had recently warned of a year of “blood and tears” for Russians.
Russia's most wanted terrorist suspected of Domodedovo bombing
Investigators believe Domodedovo airport suicide bomber appears in video released recently by Chechen militant Doku Umarov, who warns of “blood and tears”.
Two police shot dead as Chechen parliament attacked
Police officers are killed after the Chechen parliament is attacked by four gunmen and a suicide bomber – all of whom are killed.
Russia kills Metro bomber mastermind
Russia claims to have killed the man who organised a double suicide bombing in the Moscow underground in March.
Russian power plant attacked
Two killed in assault on hydro-electric station.