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Journalist joins ranks of stranger-than-fiction faked deaths

In a twist straight out of a spy thriller, Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko showed up at a news conference in Kiev on Wednesday – a day after he was reportedly shot dead in the Ukrainian capital. Babchenko explained that his death had been faked as part of sting by Ukrainian security services to catch his would-be assassin.

Tom Wolfe, pioneering ‘New Journalist,’ dead at 88

Tom Wolfe, the white-suited wizard of “New Journalism” who exuberantly chronicled American culture from the Merry Pranksters through the space race before turning his satiric wit to such novels as “The Bonfire of the Vanities” and “A Man in Full,” has died. He was 88.

Israel says slain Gaza journalist was Hamas militant

Israel’s defense minister said Tuesday that a well-known Gaza journalist who was killed by Israeli gunfire over the weekend was a member of Hamas, an allegation denied by the Islamic militant group and the journalist’s family.

Student journalists get freedom to publish

Student journalists at public schools and colleges will be free to publish what they want, without the fear of administrative backlash, under a new law signed Wednesday.

Slovak leader urges govt changes amid crisis over reporter

Slovak President Andrej Kiska called Sunday for substantial changes in the country’s coalition government or for an early election to resolve the “serious political crisis” resulting from the slayings of an investigative reporter and his fiancee.

Malta announces 10 arrests in journalist’s car bomb killing

Ten Maltese suspects were arrested Monday over the car bomb slaying of a prominent investigative journalist, the prime minister and other authorities said, about six weeks after the assassination that shocked Malta and drew European Union pressure to ensure rule of law here.

Russian journalist says attacker was intent on killing her

A Russian radio journalist who narrowly survived a stabbing attack last month said in an interview with the Associated Press on Wednesday that the attacker was intent on killing her and had planned it. The station’s editor-in-chief said he believes that the man had an accomplice.

Killing of Maltese journalist silences anti-corruption voice

A few hundred meters from the home of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, in the field where the flaming wreckage of her car landed after being blown off the road by an assassin’s bomb, a plastic pen is stuck into the ground near a Maltese flag.

Hundreds attend Mass for slain reporter in Malta

Hundreds of people attended a Mass in Malta to celebrate an investigative journalist who was killed by a car bomb, and the archbishop prayed Monday that the nation would seek to promote a culture of “integrity and honesty.”

Well-known Moscow journalist stabbed at work, put in coma

A well-known journalist for Russia’s top independent radio station was stabbed in the throat Monday by an unidentified attacker who burst into her studio – the latest in a string of attacks on journalists and opposition activists in Moscow.

Pope sends rare condolence after Malta journalist is slain

Pope Francis on Friday joined the chorus of shock over the car bomb slaying of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, sending a note expressing his condolences Friday to the overwhelmingly Catholic island nation.