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The week in World

Monday

More than 20,000 people lined the streets of Moscow, a quiet rage running through the crowd to say farewell to Boris Nemtsov. What was planned as an opposition march against President Putin became something more, a massed protest against the silencing of the defiant voice that stood up to Mr Putin.

Tuesday

Security cameras outside the Kremlin were turned off at the time a gunman murdered Boris Nemtsov. His girlfriend Anna Duritskaya, above, a former model, who was witness to the assassination can remember nothing of the shooting as she was traumatised by the killing. President Putin has called for an end to political crime.

Wednesday

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tore up the rulebook by coming to Washington and launching a blistering attack on President Obama at a joint meeting of Congress. The unprecedented broadside against the US over its talks with Iran has brought their relations to a new low.

Thursday

British police searching for missing schoolgirl Becky Watts above, discover body parts in a house in Bristol. Her foster brother is arrested and later charged with the murder of the 16-year-old who had been the subject of one of the biggest police searches in recent years.

Friday

ISIL set fire to oil wells northeast of the city of Tikrit, Iraq, in a bid to obstruct an assault by Shi'ite militia fighters and Iraqi soldiers trying to drive it from the Sunni Muslim city and surrounding towns. And yesterday Libya's main oil company announced that it may be forced to cease all production if security deteriorates further across the country, after suspected Isil militants attacked three oil fields.

Irish Independent