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Opposition condemns killing of Boris Nemtsov, outspoken Putin critic - CNN

Posted by Daphna Baram on February 28, 2015 at 5:25 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Moscow. 

CNN - The fatal shooting of former Russian deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov sparked outrage among fellow opposition figures, who speculated that his killing was targeted. Nemtsov, who served in the late 1990s under President Boris Yeltsin, was one of President Vladimir Putin's most vocal critics. Putin quickly condemned the killing and expresse...

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Mexico president hails capture of drug lord Servando 'La Tuta' Gomez - BBC

Posted by Daphna Baram on February 28, 2015 at 5:25 AM

GRN correspondents are in Mexico City.

BBC - Mexican police have captured the country's most wanted drug lord, Servando "La Tuta" Gomez. Mr Gomez, leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel, was arrested in Morelia in Michoacan state without a shot fired. He was taken to Mexico City, where he was paraded before television cameras, before being flown by helicopter to a maximum security prison. President E...

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Cameron vows to hunt down 'Jihadi John' - Reuters

Posted by Daphna Baram on February 28, 2015 at 5:20 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in London and Beirut. 

Reuters - British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed on Friday to use all means at his disposal to hunt down militants such as "Jihadi John" after the killer was identified as a Kuwaiti-born computer programming graduate from London. The black-clad militant brandishing a knife and speaking with an English ac...

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North Korea steps up threats over drills; U.S. Congress advances sanctions bill - Euronews

Posted by Daphna Baram on February 28, 2015 at 5:20 AM

GRNlive  correspondents are in Seoul.

Euronews - North Korea ramped up threatening language against the United States on Friday, days before the start of annual joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises, while a bill to stiffen sanctions against Pyongyang advanced in the U.S. Congress. North Korea regularly protests the drills, which ...

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Obama to Host New Afghan Leaders at White House on March 24 - ABC

Posted by Daphna Baram on February 28, 2015 at 5:15 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Kabul and in Washington. 

ABC - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah are to visit the White House next month, and Ghani has accepted an invitation to speak to a joint meeting of Congress at a time when the Obama administration is weighing whether to slow the pace of U.S. troop withdrawals from the...

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Yemen's Houthis in deadly clashes with Baida tribesmen - AlJazeera

Posted by Daphna Baram on February 28, 2015 at 5:15 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Sana'a. 

AlJazeera - Deadly clashes have erupted between Houthi fighters and tribesmen in the city of Baida, several hours after thousands marched in the country's capital, Sanaa, in support of the Houthis who captured the city last year. The number of casualties was still unclear, but security sources told Al Jazeera th...

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Cardinal appointed by Pope Francis to reform Vatican budget accused of massive overspending - Telegraph

Posted by Daphna Baram on February 28, 2015 at 5:10 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Rome. 

Telegraph - A cardinal appointed by Pope Francis to introduce budgetary rigour and transparency to the Vatican’s murky finances spent half a million euros (£360,000) on business-class flights, furniture and other expenses, it emerg...

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South African teen kidnapped at birth found at same school as biological sister - Fox

Posted by Daphna Baram on February 28, 2015 at 5:10 AM

GRN correspondents are in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Fox News - A newborn was kidnapped from a Cape Town hospital in 1997 but her parents never gave up hope and now, 17 years later, they have found her. The family had always celebrated their missing daughter's birthday on April 28, and following her remarkable discovery the girls' biological family is...

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Ukraine Crisis: Mariupol's volunteer defence force - BBC

Posted by Daphna Baram on February 28, 2015 at 5:05 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Kiev and Donetsk. 

BBC - Fighting has died down in Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions in recent days, after a ceasefire agreed between the government and pro-Russian rebels. But tensions remain very high in east Ukraine and the conflict appears far from over. Read more


Bill Cosby Seeks Dismissal of Accusers' Defamation Suit - Variety

Posted by Daphna Baram on February 28, 2015 at 5:05 AM

GRNlive's show business correspondent Kem McCoy is in Los Angeles.

Variety - Bill Cosby is seeking dismissal of a defamation lawsuit filed by three women who claim that his representatives falsely branded them as liars after they each alleged he sexually assaulted them in the 1970s. In their motion for dismissal, Cosby’s attorneys denied “each and...

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