'I am not afraid': Russians march for Nemtsov

11:57 PM   Holding placards declaring "I am not afraid", thousands of Russians marched in Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.

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IS group 'releases 19 Syrian Christians'

Displaced Assyrians in a prayer at the Greek Catholic church on the outskirts of the capital Damascus.

8:26 AM   The Islamic State group has reportedly released at least 19 Christians who were among hundreds taken captive in northeastern Syria last week.

Kerry warns Netanyahu over Congress speech

US Secretary of State John Kerry hopes Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress on Tuesday doesn't threaten Iranian nuclear deal.

3:00 AM   US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to turn an address to Congress this week into 'some great political football'.

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Jihadi John's edge blunted

Jihadi John has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi.

 As "Jihadi John," he was a terrifying figure. But as Mohammed Emwaz, he may not have the same impact.

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'Get back in': Michelle Carter urged friend Conrad Roy to kill himself, police allege

Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy.

11:49 AM   Teenager Conrad Roy was feeling hesitant and vulnerable when he got out of his car and text messaged his friend in the car park of a suburban shopping centre last year.

One woman a week leaving Britain for IS and the Syria gangs

British teenagers Kadiza Sultana, Amira Abase and Shamima Begum at Gatwick Airport, south of London, on February 17, 2015.

Steven Swinford 11:01 AM   At least one woman or girl is travelling from Britain to Syria every week to join IS after being "carefully prepared" for the journey to ensure they do not stand out, a senior British counter-terrorism officer has disclosed.

Ellen Pao case puts Silicon Valley boys' club on trial

Ellen Pao walks to the courtroom before the start of her trial at San Francisco Superior Court in San Francisco, California.

Josie Ensor 10:39 AM   The so-called "boys' club" culture of the hi-tech industry has been was very publicly put on trial, after an ex-employee of one of its best known internet start-up investors took her firm to court, accusing it of sex discrimination.

Argentinian leader comes out swinging after exoneration

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner waves at supporters in Buenos Aires on Sunday.

10:17 AM   Argentina's scandal-hit president came out swinging with a fiery speech about justice on Sunday, retaking the initiative three days after being cleared of allegations that she tried to derail an investigation into a deadly 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires.

US forces targeting 'Jihadi John'

A masked militant who appears in many Islamic State execution videos has been identified as British-educated Mohammed Emwazi.

9:54 AM   US forces are targeting the Islamic State executioner known as "Jihadi John".

Benjamin Netanyahu lashed for planned US Congress speech by retired Israeli veterans

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Ruth Eglash and William Booth 9:52 AM   Hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set off on Sunday for Washington, a group of 180 retired Israeli generals and former top security officials warned that his upcoming address to a joint meeting of Congress on Iran's nuclear program will cause more harm than good.

In shadow of death, Andrew Chan ordained

Andew Chan has been ordained as a minister. He is officially accredited by the Australian government.

Tom Allard 8:16 AM   One month ago, in the chapel in Kerobokan prison, a small group of family and pastors gathered for the ordination of Andrew Chan, former heroin smuggler, as a Christian minister.

Brother of Bali nine smuggler Andrew Chan pleads on Indonesian TV for mercy

Michael Chan, pictured here with his mother Helen, has been a vocal supporter of his brother Andrew's appeals for clemency.

Tom Allard 7:47 AM   Their first interview was cut to 45 seconds and not translated, this time family of Bali nine death row inmates gets a fair hearing on Indonesian TV.

New footage emerges of British girls travelling to Syria to join Islamic State

CCTV pictures of British teenagers Kadiza Sultana, Amira Abase and Shamima Begum leaving London's Gatwick Airport on February 17. New CCTV footage of the girls in Istanbul has emerged.

6:57 AM   Security footage appears to show three British girls, believed to be heading for Syria to join Islamic State militants, waiting at a bus station in Istanbul.

Russians shaken by murder of Putin critic Boris Nemtsov

A mourner at the site where Boris Nemtsov was murdered.

Timothy Heritage 6:51 AM   Debate grows over the killing of a leading Russian opposition figure as critics say the Kremlin is trying to deflect anger by whipping up nationalism.

Syrian rebels reject Aleppo peace plan as Islamic State releases Christian prisoners

A boy walks amid debris left by bombings in Aleppo last month.

Rita Daou 4:42 AM   Syrian rebel forces in Aleppo on Sunday rejected UN envoy Staffan de Mistura's plan for a freeze in fighting in the divided northern city, dealing a blow to his peace efforts.

Bali nine executions 'still some way off'

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

Jewel Topsfield 1:57 AM   Cilacap: The head of the supermax prison on "death island" has revealed he does not believe the executions of Andrew Chan and Sukumaran and eight other drug felons will take place soon.

'I am not afraid': Russians march in memory of Boris Nemtsov

People march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

11:57 PM   Holding placards declaring "I am not afraid", thousands of Russians marched in Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.

Boris Nemtsov's 'ghastly' murder could hurt Putin: Alexander Downer

Nemtsov's murder creates an atmosphere of instability in Russia: Alexander Downer.

Nick Miller 10:56 PM   Two of Australia’s senior diplomats, including former foreign minister Alexander Downer, have expressed their admiration and respect for murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

Jihadi John Kuwait relatives 'under watch'

A masked, black-clad militant, who has been identified  as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi.

10:13 PM   Kuwaiti authorities are closely monitoring several relatives of "Jihadi John" who live and work in the country where the Islamic State executioner was born, local press reports say.

Prince William visits tsunami-affected zone

Prince William is greeted by a lion dance during his visit to the Chime of Hope Shopping Centre in Onagawa, Miyagi prefecture.

Antoine Bouthier 9:22 PM   Prince William on Sunday made a pilgrimage to port communities devastated by a huge tsunami that hit Japan in 2011, receiving origami paper cranes from survivors before the fourth anniversary of the disaster.

Court ruling may delay Egypt elections

An Egyptian policeman stands guard outside the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo during a court session to determine if the House of Representatives parliamentary election law is constitutional.

9:01 PM   Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court ruled on Sunday that an article in a law defining voting districts was unconstitutional, opening the way for a possible delay in a long-awaited March-April parliamentary poll.

China by the numbers: now the 'four comprehensives'

Xi Jinping, China's president.

Philip Wen 5:41 PM   With an audacious anti-corruption campaign still very much the centrepiece of his two years in power, President Xi Jinping has shown a willingness to deviate from the norm.

Bali nine executions: Governor of Jakarta urges president to reconsider death penalty

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

Jewel Topsfield 5:05 PM   Opposition to capital punishment within Indonesia is mounting, with the Governor of Jakarta now urging President Joko Widodo to commute the death sentences of reformed drug felons to life imprisonment.

Scully made Philippines children dig own grave: victims

Australian Peter Gerard Scully after his arrest.

Lindsay Murdoch and Chris Vedelago 3:34 PM   How twice-bankrupted Melbourne businessman Peter Gerard Scully filmed himself allegedly sexually abusing two kidnapped Filipino girls, aged 10 and 11, and made them dig what they believed to be their own grave has shocked Philippine investigators.

Light again at Iraq's national museum

A man looks at an ancient Assyrian human-headed winged bull statue at the Iraqi Museum in Baghdad.

Loveday Morris 3:16 PM   Iraq's national museum in Baghdad is again open to the public.

Reunions and ransoms: a day online in Myanmar's Rohingya camps

Rohimar, a 30-year-old Rohingya, reacts as she talks to her brother Abdul Rahman, 25, who left Myanmar eight months ago and is currently in Malaysia, from an internet hut.

Andrew R. C. Marshall 2:54 PM   In huts with bamboo walls, thatched roofs and, most importantly, dusty laptop computers, Rohingya tearfully re-establish contact with relatives who have left on boats for Thailand and Malaysia.