News According to reports, federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

The twin blasts killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the end of the city's marathon in April 2013

Ibragim Todashev, pictured, is believed to be an associate of Tamerlan Tsarnaev

FBI kills 'friend of Boston bomb suspects' during questioning in Florida

Man identified as Ibragim Todashev, who reportedly knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev as both were mixed martial-arts fighters

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Boston bomber's grave 'could be anti-US shrine'

The Boston-marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a rural cemetery in Virginia, infuriating some members of the area's Muslim community who say they weren't consulted, and startling local officials who said they hadn't been informed. The officials said they are concerned about the site becoming a shrine to anti-US sympathisers.

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The Graham, Putnam, and Mahoney Funeral Parlors in Worcester, Massachusetts, where the body of killed Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is being prepared for burial. His family are struggling to find a cemetery in the state willing to take the body

Cemeteries refuse Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body

The uncle of the slain Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has arrived in Massachusetts to arrange for his nephew’s burial, as the funeral director struggled to find a cemetery in the state willing to take the body.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing

A funeral director's dilemma: how to find a cemetery that will bury Boston Marathon suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev

A funeral home director was this weekend trying to find a cemetery that would bury a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, had been a talented amateur boxer who said he hoped one day to compete for the United States at the Olympics. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was once hailed as a model student at the highlyrated Cambridge Rindge & Latin School

Boston brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had planned 4 July attack, says official

The two brothers suspected of carrying out the deadly attacks on the Boston Marathon had originally planned to set off their bombs on 4 July, a law enforcement official said.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev transferred to prison hospital

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old charged with setting off the shrapnel-packed pressure cooker bombs that killed three people at last week's Boston Marathon has been transferred from a civilian hospital to a federal medical detention centre.

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsaraev (main image) was charged by US federal prosecutors, on the same day that Boston laid to rest his alleged first victim, Krystle Campbell

Surviving Boston bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev faces death penalty over weapon of mass destruction charge

Charges brought in hospital but suspect will not be treated as an enemy combatant

A man waves the US flag after the capture of the second of two suspects wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings

Boston bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev awaits special interrogation team after being captured alive in Watertown after dramatic end to huge manhunt

Suspect rushed to hospital after suffering serious injuries during earlier shootout

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Second suspect of Boston Marathon bombing Dzhokhar A Tsarnaev

Youtube, Amazon and the Russian answer to Facebook all offer a glimpse into the minds of the Boston bombing suspects

Postings suggest Islamic fervour, a desire for Chechen independence, and an interest in forgeries

Bystanders tend to people injured by the explosions at the finishing line of the Boston Marathon on Monday

'Pulling nails out of a little girl's flesh is just awful': Surgeons reveal horror of Boston bombings

Surgeons have spoken of their horror as they were forced to amputate several limbs following many “lower extremity” wounds caused by flying shrapnel from the Boston bombs.

Boston has long been a hotbed of political activity, and spawned the Boston Tea Party revolt in 1773

Boston: A place steeped in a history of political insurrection that now has terror thrust upon it

For conservatives these days, it is the East Coast command centre of an alien socialism. For liberals by contrast – or "progressives" as they now prefer to call themselves – the city is a lodestar. Unarguably however, Boston in its many manifestations has shaped the country's history, as much or perhaps more than any other US city, even New York or Washington. The city, it should be said, has not let others forget the fact.

Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013.

Boston marathon eyewitness report: I was 100m away from the explosions, waiting for a friend to finish

As we walked home we were palpably aware that either of us could have been killed

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