Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 10:56 am
Umarali Kuvatov, an outspoken critic of Tajikistan's autocratic president, was killed by a single shot to the head on a street in Istanbul, where he had been living in exile, according to Turkish media reports.
Kuvatov, 47, a businessman turned government opponent, was head of the Group 24 opposition movement. He had accused Tajik President Emomali Rahmon of corruption and nepotism.
The U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs last month, according to the Labor Department's monthly survey, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent. The latest strong data beat expectations and follow a robust jump the previous month — a sign that the nation's economy is finally picking up steam.
A homeless man shot and killed in a confrontation with police has been identified by the Los Angeles County coroner's office as 43-year-old Charley Leundeu Keunang. Relatives confirmed his identity. He is believed to originally be from Cameroon.
Keunang was shot and killed by LAPD officers Sunday on skid row, which is home to thousands of people with mental illness and substance abuse problems.