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Juscelino Kubitschek. Photo courtesy of terramagazine.terra.com.br
Brazil ex-leader Kubitschek was not murdered

Former Brazilian president Juscelino Kubitschek was not murdered by the country's military dictatorship but died in 1976 due to a car crash, a panel said.

Brazil ex-leader Kubitschek was not murdered
Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf. ©Reuters/Mohammad Abu Omar
Pakistan's Musharraf survives assassination bomb attempt: police

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who is on trial for treason, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt as a bomb went off shortly before his convoy was due to pass early Thursday, police said.

Pakistan's Musharraf survives assassination bomb attempt: police
Car in De Gaulle assassination attempt on show in China
Car in De Gaulle assassination attempt on show in China

The bullet-sprayed car in which Charles de Gaulle escaped assassination, as portrayed in "The Day of the Jackal", went on show in Beijing Tuesday in an exhibition marking 50 years of Chinese-French ties.

Car in De Gaulle assassination attempt on show in China
US marks 50th anniversary of JFK assassination
US marks 50th anniversary of JFK assassination

With flags fluttering at half-staff, the United States paused Friday to mourn President John F. Kennedy and a generation's shattered dreams, cut down 50 years ago by an assassin's bullet.

US marks 50th anniversary of JFK assassination
Obama, Clinton unite at JFK's grave
Obama, Clinton unite at JFK's grave

A pair of Democratic presidents, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton silently honored John F. Kennedy at the former US leader's grave Wednesday, marking the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

Obama, Clinton unite at JFK's grave
Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy. ©Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
Television became 'window to world' in JFK shooting

Television took its central role in the American home after President John F. Kennedy's assassination, a national trauma that unfolded in real time and was uniquely suited to the emerging medium.

Television became 'window to world' in JFK shooting
Venezuela nabs hitmen in alleged plot to kill Maduro
Venezuela nabs hitmen in alleged plot to kill Maduro

Venezuela said Monday it derailed a plot to kill President Nicolas Maduro, arresting two hitmen it said wanted to execute the leftist leader on orders from a Colombian ex-president.

Venezuela nabs hitmen in alleged plot to kill Maduro
Pakistan to mark five years since Bhutto murder
Pakistan to mark five years since Bhutto murder

Pakistan marks the fifth anniversary of the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto on Thursday, with her son expected to launch his political career with a speech in the family's ancestral home town.

Pakistan to mark five years since Bhutto murder
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Maldivian ruling party MP assassinated in capital

An unidentified attacker stabbed and killed a Maldivian ruling party legislator Tuesday in the first assassination of a lawmaker in the Indian Ocean archipelago.

Maldivian ruling party MP assassinated in capital
German left-wing MP visits Assange at Ecuador embassy
German left-wing MP visits Assange at Ecuador embassy

German far-left MP Sevim Dagdelen on Sunday visited Julian Asange, who has been holed up at Ecuador's embassy in London since June, and afterwards expressed her solidarity with the Wikileaks founder.

German left-wing MP visits Assange at Ecuador embassy

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