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Senior judge killed in Russia's Dagestan province

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (Reuters) - A Supreme Court judge in Russia's North Caucasus province of Dagestan was shot dead along with his son on Wednesday, the second member of the court to be killed this year in a region beset by an Islamist insurgency and violent crime. Mukhtar Shapiyev and his son were shot in the Dagestani capital, Makhachkala, and pronounced dead shortly after arriving at hospital, the regional Interior Ministry branch said.

Journalist gunned down in Russia's Dagestan

A journalist in Russia's restive Dagestan region was killed in a shooting Tuesday that investigators have linked to his professional work. Akhmednabi Akhmednabiyev, a journalist with Novoye Delo newspaper known for being critical of authorities, was struck by "many shots" fired by an unidentified gunman early Tuesday. He died on the spot near his home in Makhachkala, the republic's main city, Russia's Investigative Committee said in a statement. It added that it suspects Akmednabiyev's work was the motive for the attack.

Football: UEFA tell Anzhi to find new venue for Europe

Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala were asked by UEFA on Wednesday to find an alternative stadium for their Europa League home fixtures due to concerns over security in Dagestan and the North Caucasus. The European football governing body's Emergency Panel decided that due to the "security situation" in the area that "no UEFA competition match is allowed to be played in this region during the 2013/14 season".

Father of Boston suspects says will fly to United States

The father of the two brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston bombings said Thursday he planned to travel to the United States in the next days in order to understand what happened. Anzor Tsarnaev, the father of the two suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, spoke to reporters at a news conference in the Russian region of Dagestan alongside his wife Zubeidat. "I plan to go to the United States to clear everything up. I am not looking for revenge or to offend. Let the special services sort it out," Anzor told reporters in Dagestan's main city Makhachkala.

Father of Boston bomb suspects plans U.S. trip to bury son

By Alissa de Carbonnel MAKHACHKALA, Russia (Reuters) - The father of two men suspected of carrying out the Boston bombings said on Thursday he would travel from Russia to the United States to bury his elder son. Anzor Tsarnaev and former wife Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, sitting side by side in the southern Russian city of Makhachkala, denied their sons had planted the bombs at the Boston marathon which killed three people and wounded 264, saying they had been framed.
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