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PM Erdogan stresses 'shared pain' in statement on Armenian issue

Posted by Henry Peirse on April 23, 2014 at 9:30 AM

GRNlive correspondent Jasper Mortimer is in Istanbul. He is available for live or pre-recorded two-ways and can produce video packages or raw material as required.

DailyNews: Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has highlighted the "shared pain" endured during the 1915 events in a historic statement Apri...

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Ukraine government resumes offensive, hopes for more U.S. help

Posted by Henry Peirse on April 23, 2014 at 4:10 AM

GRNlive correspondents Sabra Ayres, Alex Kleimenov, Jared Morgan and Euan Macdonald are in Kiev

Reuters: Ukraine's government has formally ended an Easter truce and is relaunching the "active phase" of an "anti-terrorist operation" to eliminate armed pro-Russian separatist groups in the east, First Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Yarema said on Wednesday. Yarema, who has a role i...

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Hunt for South Korea ferry victims moves to cabins as search gets tougher

Posted by Henry Peirse on April 23, 2014 at 4:10 AM

GRNlive correspondent Jason Strother is in Seoul

AP via Fox News: The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 146, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims.The victims are overwhelmingly studen...

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Nigeria: Boko Haram Begins Recruitment in Niger as Jonathan, Governors Meet on Security Tomorrow

Posted by Henry Peirse on April 23, 2014 at 4:10 AM

GRNlive correspondent Yinka Ibukun is in Lagos

AllAfrica.com: Boko Haram may have extended its tentacles to neighbouring Niger Republic where some of its leaders have embarked on a recruitment drive, a report by the BBC has indicated. The report came just as preparations have entered top gear for a meeting of the National Security Council tomorrow in Abuja, which will be presided over by President Goodluck Jona...

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An 'abomination'. Slaughter in the mosques and churches of Bentiu, South Sudan

Posted by Henry Peirse on April 23, 2014 at 4:05 AM

GRNlive correspondent Owen Holdaway is in Juba

Washington Post: There is no body count for the city of Bentiu in South Sudan, perhaps because there are too many to count. The news from the United Nation’s mission in South Sudan only describes “piles and piles” of bodies. Other reports speak of streets ...

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Violence in Rio after dancer's death sparks fury

Posted by Henry Peirse on April 23, 2014 at 4:05 AM

GRNlive correspondent Luis Peaze is in Rio

Euronews: A police operation in the favelas overlooking the Copacabana tourist hotspot in Rio de Janeiro went badly wrong when the body of a renowned local dancer was found the morning after. The dancer’s battered body was found in a day care centre where he had sought shelter, and as his family and friends discovered the new...

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Greste trial proceedings approach peak farce

Posted by Henry Peirse on April 23, 2014 at 4:05 AM

GRNlive correspondent Jake Lippencott is in Cairo

Sydney Morning Herald: In the game of high-stakes absurdity that Egypt is playing in the trial of three al-Jazeera journalists, including Australian Peter Greste, Tuesday’s proceedings must surely represent 'peak farce'. Distorted audio recordings even Judge Mohamed Nagy Shehata could not ...

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Video from 99th anniversary of Armenian Genocide

Posted by Henry Peirse on April 23, 2014 at 4:00 AM

GRNlive correspondent Jasper Mortimer will be preparing raw and packaged video around this even on Thursday April 2.

Armenians from abroad and Turks who recognise the genocide will visit the Armenian cemetery in Istanbul and hold a demonstration in Taksim Square (the site of the anti-government protests in June). Jasper will file footage with GRNlive of the cemetery visit plus an interview with a Turkish academic who launched a petition apologising to the Armenians. Later Jasper will fi...

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Shootings, impunity: 'extreme fear' stalks Pakistan's media

Posted by Henry Peirse on April 23, 2014 at 3:55 AM

GRNlive correspondent Annabel Symington is in Islamabad

AFP via NDTV: The shooting of one of Pakistan's most famous TV presenters has highlighted the climate of "extreme fear" facing the country's media, journalists say, as hardliners of different stripes seek to silence dissenting voices. Hamid Mir, host of Capital Talk, a primetime current affairs show on the ...

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Sherpas make a stand as Everest avalanche takes its toll

Posted by Henry Peirse on April 23, 2014 at 3:50 AM

GRNlive correspondent Tom Bell is in Kathmandu

BBC: All climbing on Mount Everest has come to a halt amid chaotic scenes at base camp, according to climbers there, four days after the worst-ever accident on the mountain. Some local guides are calling for a boycott but most foreign mountaineers remain on the mountain and are still hoping to resume climbing in the next week or so. A "puja" ceremony on Tuesda...

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