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After Rocky Transition, Tunisia Is Set for First Democratic Presidential Vote - NYT/GRN

Posted by Daphna Baram on November 22, 2014 at 5:45 AM

GRN correspondent Naveeena Kottoor in in Tunis.

New York Times - Less than a month after electing a new Parliament, Tunisians will vote Sunday in their first-ever open democratic presidential election, completing a tumultuous democratic transition begun with their revolution nearly four years ago. The front-runner, Beji Caid Essebsi, who turns 88 next we...

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Kenya bus attack near Somali border leaves 28 dead - BBC

Posted by Daphna Baram on November 22, 2014 at 5:45 AM

GRN live correspondents are in Nairobi and Mogadishu. 

BBC - Suspected members of the Somali militant group al-Shabab have killed at least 28 people in an attack on a bus in northern Kenya, officials say. The bus was travelling to the capital, Nairobi, when it was stopped in Mandera county, near the Somali border. After taking it off the road, gunmen separated out those they thought were non-Muslim before...

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Four Palestinians arrested over alleged plot to kill Israel's foreign minister - Guardian

Posted by Daphna Baram on November 22, 2014 at 5:40 AM

GRN correspondents are in Jerusalem. 

Guardian - Israel has arrested four Palestinians suspected of planning to assassinate its foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, with an anti-tank rocket while he drove to his Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, Israeli officials say. The alleged plot is claimed to have been hatched durin...

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Isil hostage John Cantlie: 'I have accepted my fate' - Telegraph

Posted by Daphna Baram on November 22, 2014 at 5:40 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Beirut, Erbil and Baghdad. 

Telegraph - British hostage John Cantlie has said he believes he will suffer the same fate as his former fellow prisoners of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, who were all beheaded. In the latest video in the series of propaganda clips, he reveals he knows that three of his...

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Obama to press ahead on immigration, amid Republican anger - BBC

Posted by Daphna Baram on November 22, 2014 at 5:35 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Eashington DC. 

BBC - US President Barack Obama has said he will press for further immigration reform, after Republicans condemned his use of executive powers on the issue. Mr Obama said he had no choice but to act, accusing the Republicans of blocking a bill in Congress, and vowed to make permanent reform a reality. The current move means that more than four million illeg...

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Vatican raffles gifts to pope to raise money for the poor - Euronews

Posted by Daphna Baram on November 22, 2014 at 5:30 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Vatican City.

Euronews - Fancy a punt at the post office? At the Vatican ten euros gives the chance to win a new four-wheel-drive Fiat Panda, or failing that, a Panama hat or an espresso coffee machine. All were gifts to Pope Francis and now he’s donating them as raffle prizes to raise money for the poor. “Well, it’s ...

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Biden Visits Ukraine as NATO Accuses Russia Over Weapons - Bloomberg

Posted by Daphna Baram on November 22, 2014 at 5:25 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Kiev and Moscow. 

Bloomberg - Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine is “unacceptable” and rebel elections this month were a “Kremlin-orchestrated farce,” U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said during a visit to Kiev. Russia shelled Ukrainian territory for the first time since a Sept. 5 cease-...

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London hotel gas blast: At least 14 injured after gas explosion at Churchill Hyatt Regency hotel - Independent

Posted by Daphna Baram on November 22, 2014 at 5:25 AM

GRN correspondents are in London. 

Independent - At exclusive hotel in central London has been evacuated after an explosion in the basement caused part of the building to collapse, injuring 14 people. The Churchill Hyatt Regency hotel in Portman Square was evacuated following the suspected gas explosio...

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Bahrain holds elections as Shi'ite opposition boycotts vote - Reuters

Posted by Daphna Baram on November 22, 2014 at 5:25 AM

GRNlive correspondent is in Manama. 

Reuters - Polling stations across Bahrain opened on Saturday for parliamentary and municipal elections, although the main Shi'ite opposition group is boycotting the vote. A total of 419 candidates are running, 266 for parliamentary seats and 153 in municipal council elections, but the elections are not expected to resolve political ...

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Report: Egypt clears Rafah, Sinai border for Gaza buffer zone - Jerusalem Post

Posted by Daphna Baram on November 22, 2014 at 5:20 AM

GRN correspondents are in Jerusalen, Gaza and Cairo. 

Jerusalem Post - Egyptian miliraty sources on Saturday reportedly said the evacuation was complete of border area between the Sinai and the Rafah crossing with Gaza. According to Palestinian news agency Ma'an, the area, measuring 13 kilometers in length and 500 meters in width, had been cleared for ...

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