Russian war correspondent faked his own death to catch would-be assassin, failed to tell his wife

Arkady Babchenko.
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Veteran Russian war correspondent Arkady Babchenko, who "was shot three times in the back as he left his apartment in Kiev" on Tuesday, showed up at a press conference on Wednesday, where he was extremely and undeniably alive. The Ukrainian Security Service explained to a stunned room that Babchenko had faked his death in order to capture assassins who were trying to kill him, The Associated Press reports.

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