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

Zika Outbreak Declared International Emergency — 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 — 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 — 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 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.
Nov 03, 2015

Reeva's Mum: Pistorius Sentence 'Too Short'… 45-page appeal that demands overturn. #partnerviolence #murderone

Nov 03, 2015

RT @SkyNews: June Steenkamp's mother says Oscar Pistorius' sentence was too short #PistoriusAppeal

Rhino Wars: Ranger Shot On Anti-Poaching Raid — 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 — 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.
Oct 14, 2015

Seriously impressive and worrying report from @AlexCrawfordSky on the battle against rhino poachers…

Oct 14, 2015

fantastic exclusive report from .@AlexCrawfordSky on the war against Rhino poaching in South Africa here:

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Migration Trail: Sky Travels With The Refugees — 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.
Sep 12, 2015

Migration Trail: @skynews travels with refugees on boat - remarkable report by @alexcrawfordsky +team…

Hunting The World's Most Wanted People Smuggler — The hunt for the world's most wanted people smuggler took us through some of the most inhospitable places on Earth as well as some of the most dangerous. We traced the key human trafficking routes used by one of the kingpins and followed the same path through which his network has smuggled thousands of migrants.
Jul 23, 2015

Kudos @SkyNews. Extraordinary investigative report on the hunt for the world's most wanted people smuggler.

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Hunting the World's Most Wanted People Smuggler — There is no rule of law and much of the state infrastructure is crumbling with government employees complaining about not being paid. And it's here in Tripoli where the Italian investigators traced Ghermay to, where they believe he's living and from where he manages his multi-national human trafficking business.
Jul 22, 2015

RT @SkyNewsPR: .@Alexcrawfordsky writes for @HuffPostUK about #PeopleSmuggler documentary - @Sky1 tonight 10pm & @SkyNews Thurs 9pm http://…

Desperate Migrants 'Routinely Beaten' By Guards — Sky News has uncovered evidence of beatings and poor treatment inside overcrowded detention centres which are housing thousands of migrants moving through Libya to try to get to Europe. Several of the migrants told us of repeated physical violence against them as their guards struggled to control the huge numbers.
Jun 22, 2015

RT @SkyNewsPR: Detained Migrants 'Beaten' By Libyan Guards - @AlexCrawfordSky Special Report - Today on @SkyNews - More here:

Jun 22, 2015

RT @SkyNews: 'A hell where no one can hear you crying.' We reveal the brutal treatment of trapped migrants

Jun 22, 2015

RT @SkyNews: .@alexcrawfordSKY meets a migrant locked up and so desperate he wants her to take his child…

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Feb 03, 2016

Rare case of Zika virus transmitted thro sex is reported in US. Drs in Brazil spotted possibility some time ago

Jan 28, 2016

RT @tamcohen: After seven great years at the Daily Mail, I'm very excited to be joining @SkyNews as Political Correspondent in the coming months

Jan 28, 2016

RT @AndrewWilsonSky: Want to be mentored by a senior broadcast journalist in the @JSchofieldTrust scheme? Applications close Sunday

Jan 18, 2016

And once again you demonstrating how to make friends. Garwen v emotional for some reason.…

Jan 18, 2016

Hard Monday. Family support Man Utd and saw Eng cricketers hammer SA. 1 workmate's fervent Liverpool fan, another S A. Oops

Jan 15, 2016

RT @infanttrust: Lots of debate raging re the nos of rape in SA & the UN report… do the numbers matter? @AlexCrawfor…

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