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Lynching of boy underlines how the curse of caste still blights India - Guardian

Posted by Daphna Baram on October 21, 2014 at 5:35 AM

GRN correspondents are in Delhi, Culcutta and Mumbai. 

Guardian - In another time, another place, Sai Ram might have escaped serious harm. But he died in great pain last week, a casualty of a bitter, barely reported conflict that still claims many lives every year. Ram, 15, was a goatherd in a village in the poor eastern Indian state of Bihar. He was a ...

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Ukraine Used Cluster Bombs, Evidence Indicates - NYT

Posted by Daphna Baram on October 21, 2014 at 5:30 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Kiev. 

New York Times - The Ukrainian Army appears to have fired cluster munitions on several occasions into the heart of Donetsk, unleashing a weapon banned in much of the world into a rebel-held city with a peacetime population of more than one million, according to physical evidence and interviews with witnesses and...

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Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani as U.S. drops arms to defenders - Reuters

Posted by Daphna Baram on October 21, 2014 at 5:30 AM

GRN correspondents are in Istanbul, Erbil. Baghdad and Beirut. 

Reuters - Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani on Turkey's border, and the United States air-dropped arms to help the Kurds there resist an Islamic State assault. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey was facili...

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North Korea: Personal physician divulges Kim Il Sung's quest to live to 100 - CNN

Posted by Daphna Baram on October 21, 2014 at 5:25 AM

GRNlive correspondent is in Seoul. 

CNN - North Korea's revered founder, Kim Il Sung, ordered his doctors to find a way to make him live to 100, taking treatments to stay young that ranged from the bizarre to the sinister. Kim So-Yeon, his personal physician for many years before she defected to South Korea in 1992, led research at a "Longevity Center" set up to he...

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Ebola crisis: Worst-hit African nations get key supplies - BBC

Posted by Daphna Baram on October 21, 2014 at 5:25 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Monrovia and Freetown. 

BBC - Vital supplies and resources to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in the three worst-hit West African countries, Ghana's President John Mahama has said. Mr Mahama, who heads the regional bloc Ecowas, also told the BBC that treatment centres were being set up in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. But he called for proper co-ordination between ag...

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Sweden widens search for mystery vessel - IOL

Posted by Daphna Baram on October 21, 2014 at 5:20 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Stockholm. 

IOL - The Swedish navy stepped up its hunt on Monday for a suspected foreign submarine in its waters with fingers pointing at Moscow in a throwback to the Cold War. Swedish soldiers and sailors were scouring the sea southeast of the capital Stockholm in the biggest operation of its kind for years, while the public was warned for t...

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Australia hails 'visionary' Gough Whitlam - Telegraph

Posted by Daphna Baram on October 21, 2014 at 5:15 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Sydney. 

Telegraph - Australia’s parliament was suspended to honour former prime minister Gough Whitlam as tributes flowed in from his allies and foes for a leader who ruled for only three years but was widely credited with reshaping the nation. Described by current prime minister and staun...

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Taliban bomb attack on bus kills four Afghan troops and wounds 12 - Mail Online

Posted by Daphna Baram on October 21, 2014 at 5:15 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Kabul.

Mail Online - Four soldiers are dead after the Taliban used a remote-controlled bomb to blow-up a bus in Afghanistan today. The terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack which was the latest in an onslaught on Afghan security forces ahead of the withdra...

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Cease-fire Falling Apart Amid Renewed Fighting in Northeast Nigeria - VOA

Posted by Daphna Baram on October 21, 2014 at 5:10 AM

GRNlive correspondents arev in Lagos. 

Voice of America - The cease-fire deal announced by the Nigerian government on Friday appears to be unraveling as fresh clashes between soldiers and Boko Haram militants are reported in the northeastern town of Damboa. The news comes as the government prepares for more regionally mediated talks in Chad to d...

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Oscar gets 5 years for Reeva's death - IOL

Posted by Daphna Baram on October 21, 2014 at 5:05 AM

Jane Flanagan and Ruth McLean are in Pretoria.

Independent - Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, after his defence team's arguments in mitigation were shattered by Judge Thokozile Masipa. He was also sentenced to three years, suspended for five years, for firing a pistol under a t...

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