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UN Secretary-General condemns Nemtsov murder

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the murder of Boris Nemtsov. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Geisler-Fotopres/DPA/Press Association Images

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead by unknown attackers in Moscow.

"The Secretary-General was shocked by and condemns the brutal killing of Boris Nemtsov in Moscow on 27th February," the United Nations press office said in a statement.

It added that Mr Ban "notes that an investigation into this murder has been announced, and he expects the perpetrators to be brought to justice swiftly."

It said he expressed his condolences to Nemtsov's family, friends and supporters.


Police investigate fan disorder at Rotherham match

Police have launched an investigation following disorder at Rotherham United's Championship clash with Millwall FC.

Police are investigating disorder at Rotherham United's New York Stadium. Credit: Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

After Rotherham scored in the 85th minute at the New York Stadium, a number of supporters tried to invade the pitch, forcing police to step in.

Several stewards were attacked, leaving two with minor injuries, and additional officers were deployed.

As fans left the ground, further disorder erupted and a number of police officers received minor injuries, South Yorkshire Police said.

It added that no arrests had been made but that there was extensive evidence, including CCTV footage, and a post-incident investigation will be conducted into the actions of both clubs' fans.

Officers have worked with both clubs prior to today's game in an attempt to prevent such unacceptable behaviour. Again we see a minority of individuals spoil the event for many others.

They aren't a true representation of genuine football supporters and have no place in football. Such action can not be tolerated

– Chief Superintendent Jason Harwin

Two arrested over woman's death in Liverpool

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the "unexplained" death of a woman.

Merseyside police said the body of a 44-year-old woman was discovered after officers were called to a flat in Greenhey Gardens, Toxteth, Liverpool, at 10.20am today

The two suspects, aged 52 and 48, from Toxteth, are being questioned by detectives.

Police said a post-mortem examination is due to be carried out.

Car abandoned in Moscow 'could be getaway vehicle'

A car suspected of being used by the killers of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov has been found abandoned in central Moscow.

Police search the suspicious vehicle in central Moscow. Credit: REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Some Russian news agencies claimed CCTV footage showed two men leaving the vehicle.


Body found in woodland may be missing Ivan Kulyk

A body found in a wooded area is believed to be that of missing man Ivan Kulyk.

Thames Valley Police said a search party discovered the body of the young man near Medmenham, Buckinghamshire, at around midday today.

Ivan Kulyk was reported missing on February 18. Credit: Thames Valley Police

While the man's body is yet to be formally identified, he is thought to be 21-year-old Mr Kulyk, from Reading, Berkshire, who was reported missing on February 18.

A police spokesman said Mr Kulyk's family had been informed and the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.

'Jihadi John' university rejects radical Islam claims

University of Westminster in central London. Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The university where Mohammed Emwazi studied computer programming before before being unmasked Islamic State terrorist "Jihadi John" said it condemns the "promotion of radicalisation, terrorism and violence."

Following claims from a fellow former student that the University of Westminster was fertile ground for radical Islam and extremism, a spokesman said:

We have strict policies to promote tolerance among our 20,000 student community, who come to study from over 150 nations.

Any student found to be engaging in radicalised activity or intimidating others would be subject to disciplinary procedures.

We strongly encourage anyone who is concerned about radicalisation to speak out and contact our pastoral team at the university. The safety and security of our students is our foremost concern.

– University of Westminster
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