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Sky News Special Correspondent, currently based in South Africa. Author of Colonel Gadaffi's Hat. Facebook Alex Crawford Sky News

Anti-IS Forces Close In On Group's Raqqa HQ

Anti-IS Forces Close In On Group's Raqqa HQ
news.sky.com — The armed groups making up the Syrian Democratic Forces are now at the gates of the IS headquarters in Raqqa. The city where the terror group has been holed up for the past two years is next on the list to be freed from its extremist stranglehold.

IS 'Sex Slave' Victim Tells Of Months Of Abuse

IS 'Sex Slave' Victim Tells Of Months Of Abuse
news.sky.com — A woman held as a sex slave by Islamic State for seven months has told Sky News she was abused every day and said the jihadists "were not like humans". The 25-year-old victim said her four children, aged five, six, seven and eight years old, were beaten and abused to ensure she complied with her captor's demands.

Chilling Glimpse Into Islamic State War Machine

Chilling Glimpse Into Islamic State War Machine
news.sky.com — A large cache of homemade bombs has been discovered in a town in northern Syria recently liberated from the so-called Islamic State - giving a chilling glimpse into the terror group's war machine. There are booby-trapped devices everywhere. One is outside the old library and another two at the entrance to what appears to be a medical station treating the injured.

Zika Outbreak Declared International Emergency

Zika Outbreak Declared International Emergency
news.sky.com — The World Health Organisation has declared the Zika virus outbreak an international emergency. It comes amid mounting fears the mosquito-borne disease could be linked to birth defects and be spreading rapidly. Brazilian researchers are convinced Zika is the cause of 3,700 confirmed and suspected cases of newborns with brain defects in South America's largest country, said health minister Marcelo Castro.

Zika Virus May Have Spread To Common Mosquito

Zika Virus May Have Spread To Common Mosquito
news.sky.com — Scientists in Brazil believe the devastating Zika virus may have already crossed over to the common mosquito, dramatically increasing the risk of it spreading worldwide. The Brazilian government is already struggling to contain a growing public health disaster. There are suspicions the mosquito-borne virus is linked to more than 4,000 babies with brain deformities in South America's largest country.

Pistorius Faces Jail As He Awaits Sentencing

Pistorius Faces Jail As He Awaits Sentencing
news.sky.com — Oscar Pistorius is expected to appear before the High Court in Pretoria this morning, as he tries to avoid jail before being sentenced for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The athlete's initial conviction of manslaughter was overturned last week by the Supreme Court of Appeal, after five judges unanimously ruled that Judge Thokozile Masipa had made a judgement which was "fundamentally flawed".

Reeva's Mum: Pistorius Sentence 'Too Short'

Reeva's Mum: Pistorius Sentence 'Too Short'
news.sky.com — Reeva Steenkamp's mother has told Sky News she believes Oscar Pistorius should have spent longer in prison for shooting dead her daughter. The prosecutors insist this is wrong. They point out that the runner was an expert marksman who would have certainly known that by shooting into a confined space like the toilet cubicle, it would definitely lead to the death of whoever was behind the door.

Rhino Wars: Ranger Shot On Anti-Poaching Raid

Rhino Wars: Ranger Shot On Anti-Poaching Raid
news.sky.com — Doctors didn't believe Ranger Andrew Desmet would survive his gunshot wounds. He was sprayed with bullets after a soldier on the same anti-poaching raid as him panicked and open fire. He was hit five times. The bullets smashed his hip and femur, punctured and collapsed one lung, and caused massive internal damage to his intestines.

Exclusive: Inside Battle Against Rhino Poaching

Exclusive: Inside Battle Against Rhino Poaching
news.sky.com — Sky News has been given extraordinary access to South Africa's new Rapid Response anti-poaching unit to witness the efforts being made to stem the deaths of rhinos in the country's largest national park. The latest official figures on rhino deaths are extremely disappointing.

Migration Trail: Sky Travels With The Refugees

Migration Trail: Sky Travels With The Refugees
news.sky.com — There are more than 70 people crammed into this cattle truck which is setting off from an olive grove on the outskirts of the Turkish town of Izmir, bound for the boat smuggling drop-off point. There's a family of five children right next to me, toddlers' arms and legs are splayed across the family's rucksacks.
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May 02, 2016

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Apr 30, 2016

RT @theJeremyVine: The award for utter stupidity? Goes to the soldiers who handed the chimpanzee the AK47 pic.twitter.com/ZO6WqUEZqr (via @AwardsDarwindsDarwin)

Apr 30, 2016

RT @noosthui: WATCH | Kenya's president sets fire to 1000s of elephant tusks and rhino horns #Ivoryburn #SABCNews #WorthMoreAlive https://tpic.twitter.com/kacdspNLsqco/kacdspNLsq

Apr 29, 2016

RT @DominicWaghorn: Are we seeing the beginning of the end for the uprising against Assad? twitter.com/skynewstonight…

Apr 29, 2016

V true and any link up with the relatively new IS would spread IS network further twitter.com/speiglesunni/s…

Apr 28, 2016

RT @SkyNewsTonight: Special correspondent @AlexCrawfordSky meets the soldiers fighting against IS in Somalia #SkyNewsTonight snpy.tv/1NXu6uXbLST3AaX

Apr 28, 2016

RT @onewm: The first #OWMAwards News Award Nominee in the Spotlight is ‘Libyan Detention Centre’ by @SkyNews & @Ale@AlexCrawfordSkyps://t.c…<a title="http://ow.ly/4n3AKt" href="https://t.co/9VcSzEUz0l" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ow.ly/4n3AKt


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