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Islamic State Gives 24-Hour Deadline for Hostages

Posted by Henry Peirse on January 28, 2015 at 4:35 AM

GRNlive correspondents are Beirut, Amman and Baghdad

Bloomberg: Islamic State threatened to kill a captured Jordanian pilot and a Japanese war reporter within hours if Jordan doesn’t release a convicted terrorist. In a video released on Tuesday, a voice-over by a man claiming to be the Japanese hostage is heard urging Japan to put pressure on Jordan t...

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Gunmen attack Corinthia Hotel in Libya; at least 10 die

Posted by Henry Peirse on January 28, 2015 at 4:35 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Tripoli

CNN: At least 10 people and two attackers were killed in Tuesday's attack against the luxurious Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, Libya, a spokesman for a security division of the Ministry of Interior in Tripoli said. Five foreigners -- one American, one French citizen, and three people from Tajikistan -- were killed in the attack, Essam al-Naas said. ...

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Israeli rights group questions legality of targeting Gaza homes in war

Posted by Henry Peirse on January 28, 2015 at 4:30 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Jerusalem

The Guardian: Serious questions have been raised by the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem about the legality of Israel’s policy of targeting dozens of Palestinian homes during last summer’s war in Gaza – a strategy that led to hundreds of civilian deaths. The report is the latest alleging serious brea...

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Israeli Airstrikes Target Syria After Rocket Attack

Posted by Henry Peirse on January 28, 2015 at 4:30 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Beirut

VOA: Israeli jets carried out airstrikes against Syrian artillery positions Wednesday, the army said, in response to rocket fire a day earlier that hit the Golan Heights area. Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said the air force raids send a clear message, and that Israel holds the Syrian government responsible for attacks that o...

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What does North Korean leader Kim Jong-un really want?

Posted by Henry Peirse on January 28, 2015 at 4:25 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Seoul

BBC: The recent high-profile spat with the US over the Hollywood film "The Interview" painted North Korea's enigmatic young leader Kim Jong-un as impetuous. The film told the story of a fictional plot to assassinate Kim Jong-un. Hackers broke into film company Sony's computers, and weeks later threatened to target any cinema which screened the film. An FBI investigation conclu...

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Hopes Fade of Finding More AirAsia Crash Victims

Posted by Henry Peirse on January 28, 2015 at 4:25 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Jakarta

AFP via NDTV: Hopes faded on Wednesday of finding 92 victims still missing from an AirAsia plane crash as Indonesian search and rescue authorities said the remaining bodies could have been swept away or lost on the seabed. Flight QZ8501 went down in the Java Sea on December 28 in stormy weather with 162 people on board, during what...

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Mexican authorities pronounce 43 missing students dead but parents reject murder theory

Posted by Henry Peirse on January 28, 2015 at 4:25 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Mexico City

The Independent: The 43 students abducted by police in Mexico have been officially declared dead for the first time, despite the fact that remains of only one person have been identified. Parents accuse the government of trying to close an investigation that has impli...

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Australian court rules detention of Sri Lanka asylum seekers at sea lawful

Posted by Henry Peirse on January 28, 2015 at 4:20 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Sydney

Reuters: Australia's highest court ruled on Wednesday that the detention of asylum seekers from Sri Lanka on the high seas for almost a month was lawful, a win for the government's tough immigration policy. The High Court ruling means the group of 157 ethnic Tamils, who were picked up by an Australian customs boat last June after setting out ...

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Why was ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko a marked man?

Posted by Henry Peirse on January 28, 2015 at 4:20 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in London and in Moscow

CNN: As Alexander Litvinenko lay dying on his bed in a London hospital in November 2006, he was in no doubt as to who was to blame for his imminent death. The 43-year-old former Russian agent turned Kremlin critic pointed his finger directly at Vladimir Putin, then as now, Russia's strongman president. "You may succeed in silencing me ...

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Fidel Castro breaks his silence to say 'I don't trust the US nor have I exchanged a word with them'

Posted by Henry Peirse on January 28, 2015 at 3:25 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Havana

Reuters via Mail OnLine: Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Monday appeared to lend his support to talks with the U.S. in his first comments about his longtime adversary since both countries agreed last month to restore diplomatic ties. But Castro, 88, stopped s...

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