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Pakistan school attack: death penalty ban lifted as funerals take place - rolling report

Posted by Henry Peirse on December 17, 2014 at 4:40 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Peshawar

The Guardian: Follow the aftermath of the Taliban’s attack on a school in Peshawar in north-west Pakistan, which killed 141 people, most of them teenagers. PM reintroduces death penalty for terrorism cases. Funerals for the victims at the start of three days of na...

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Militants storm bank in Afghanistan's Helmand province, official says

Posted by Henry Peirse on December 17, 2014 at 4:40 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Kabul

CNN: A group of armed insurgents has stormed the Kabul Bank in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, a spokesman for the provincial governor said Wednesday. Afghan security forces are at the scene and engaged in a gun battle with insurgents in the bank, said spokesman Omar Zwak.

Yemen suicide blast kills dozens including 15 schoolchildren

Posted by Henry Peirse on December 17, 2014 at 4:40 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Sana'a

AFP via The Guardian: Fifteen children on a schoolbus were among at least 25 people killed in a suicide car bomb attack in central Yemen targeting a Shia militia leader, security sources have said. The children were killed when their bus was caught up in the attack targeting the home of a leader of the Shia militia, known as Huthis, in...

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Sydney Siege: Tributes to heroic hostages who paid with their lives

Posted by Henry Peirse on December 17, 2014 at 4:35 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Sydney

The Indpendent: All day they came and queued to pay their respects and to add to the ocean of flowers spilling across Martin Place, less than a block from the site of Monday’s bloody café siege. After depositing their bouquets, many of them stood in silent contemplation. As n...

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Kenya shuts down 500 groups in anti-terrorism crackdown

Posted by Henry Peirse on December 17, 2014 at 4:35 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Nairobi

Reuters: Kenya has shut down more than 500 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including 15 groups it said had links to financing terrorism, though critics said the government was silencing critics under the guise of security. Kenya has been hit by a spate of attacks by Somali Islamist militants al Shabaab, including in September last year where gunmen killed...

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Greek political fallout a worry, but financial contagion seen limited

Posted by Henry Peirse on December 17, 2014 at 4:30 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Athens

Reuters: Five years after Greece sparked a sovereign debt crisis that threatened the euro's survival, the country again has the potential to rattle its currency partners if Greeks have to elect a new government next month. But this time any fallout for the euro zone could be more political th...

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Congolese M23 rebels flee Uganda camp

Posted by Henry Peirse on December 17, 2014 at 4:30 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Kampala

AP via News24.com: A Ugandan military spokesperson says scores of Congo's M23 rebels have fled the camp where they were being held ahead of repatriation to Congo. Colonel Paddy Ankunda said on Tuesday there were plans to airlift hundreds of the ex-fighters but many resisted the deportation saying the Congo government had not honored the ter...

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Palestinians agree merged UN text with France

Posted by Henry Peirse on December 17, 2014 at 4:25 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Paris

AFP via Daily Star: A draft resolution on ending the Israeli occupation will be submitted to the U.N. Security Council Wednesday after the Palestinians agreed with France on a merged text, foreign minister Riyad al-Malki said. "The draft that will be presented today (Wednesday) is the French draft...

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Hamas 'removed from list of terrorist organisations' by EU court

Posted by Henry Peirse on December 17, 2014 at 4:25 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Jerusalem and Gaza

The Independent: Hamas should no longer be included on an influential list of international terrorist organisations, an EU court has ruled. The General Court of the European Union, the second-highest court in the bloc, found that the inclusion of the group was not based on a "concret...

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Obama set to sign bill on more Russian sanctions by end of the week

Posted by Henry Peirse on December 17, 2014 at 4:15 AM

GRNlive correspondents are in Moscow

euronews: The White House says President Obama will sign legislation by the end of the week to authorise new sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine. The new bill will also allow the providing of weapons to the government in Kyiv. Moscow denies it is helping rebels in the east of Ukraine, and is brushing off the...

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