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Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova at

their first press conference since leaving jail.

Photograph: Itar-Tass/Barcroft Media

Freed Pussy Riot members say they still want to remove Vladimir Putin

in Moscow

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina tell journalists in Moscow they have become more passionate during prison term

Speaking publicly for the first time since their release, freed members of the Pussy Riot punk collective have told assembled journalists in Moscow they still wanted “get rid” of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 24, and Maria Alyokhina, 25, said that after serving more than 21 months of a two-year prison term they had emerged even more passionate about politics and had vowed to campaign for the rights of other prisoners.

“We still want to get rid of him,” said Tolokonnikova, referring to the song Virgin Mary, Get Rid of Putin, which they attempted to sing in Moscow’s main cathedral…………………

Pakistan drone strike

Activists of Jamaat-e-Islami gather on a road to block Nato supplies to

Afghanistan during a protest on the outskirts of Quetta. Photo: Banaras Khan /AF/Getty

Suspected US drone strike kills ‘three foreign militants’

Drone fired two missiles at a home in a northwestern tribal region of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, Pakistani officials said

A suspected American drone fired two missiles at a home in a northwestern tribal region of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, killing at least three foreign militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said Thursday.

Police tape

Gun rampage in southern Louisiana leaves four dead including shooter

A man attacked his former in-laws, his current wife and the head of a hospital where he had worked before killing himself…….

Wildlife Photography 2013: A badger

A badger, part of a series by Neil Aldridge Photograph: Neil Aldridge/BWPA/PA

British wildlife photography winner in the documentary category

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