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Diplomatic Correspondent — ITV News
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Mosul Dam 'in complete control of Kurdish forces' — US President Barack Obama has said Iraqi and Kurdish forces have retaken Mosul Dam from Islamist militants with America's help. The US had carried out airstrikes against Islamic State fighters who had taken control of the dam on July 7th.

Rocket warning sirens in Israel with Gaza ceasefire nearing end — Israeli police say a rocket fired from Gaza has landed in Israel about an hour before the current ceasefire was due to end. Negotiations were earlier ongoing with representatives from both sides in Cairo. A 72-hour pause was scheduled to end at 9pm UK time.

More than 100 killed in Gaza and Israel as fighting intensifies — It has been deadliest day so far with more than 100 killed in Gaza and Israel as fighting there intensifies. Fighting against Hamas militants in Gaza has left at least 87 people dead and forced thousands to flee their homes, Palestinian health officials reported.

Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza as air strikes continue — Israel has launched a ground offensive in Gaza with residents reporting heavy shelling in the area. Palestinian officials say 235 Palestinians have been killed since Israeli forces began their operation 10 days ago.

Israel to begin ground offensive in Gaza — Mark Regev, chief spokesman of the Israeli Prime Minister told ITV News the airstrikes that killed four children yesterday were a "terrible mistake" and an "operational failure". Mr Regev said he did not think any Israeli officer would deliberately target children, and that there were legitimate targets nearby.

ITV's Hart Island documentary: New York's secret graveyard — The trench is broad and deep. Pale brown earth has been freshly turned, ready for another row of coffins. I have stood with grief-stricken relatives at the sites of mass graves before - during Pakistan's war with the Taliban and in the aftermath of a tsunami in the South Pacific.

Kerry warns Putin over Ukraine ahead of Russia meeting — US President Barack Obama has spoken to German Chancellor Angela Merkel about the situation in Ukraine and discussed a potential resolution to the crisis, a senior Obama administration official said. The official reiterated that Obama would not attend a G8 summit scheduled for Sochi in June unless there is a Russian reversal in the crisis.

Arrest over killing of Surrey family in the Alps — National Police are currently searching the house of the man arrested as part of the investigation into the deaths of four people in 2012, in village near Chevaline. The French prosecutor has said the man is not a suspect at this time but is being questioned because he resembles an e-fit and was in the area at the time of the killings.

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Oct 17, 2014

@ragehomaar thanks but to be fair, it's not as easy as my children make it look..

Oct 17, 2014

RT @ria_novosti: BREAKING: Four-party meeting participants agree that all 13 provisions of Minsk memorandum should be implemented - Poroshenko

Oct 17, 2014

Brits say Ukraine meeting was a success. Largely I think because they're already on their way home....

Oct 17, 2014

...except to point out that throughout crisis Russians have made much of such creative ambiguities. So west keep guessing

Oct 17, 2014

Hard to know what to make of Ukraine talks described as positive by Putin and difficult by his spokesman .....

Oct 17, 2014

A smiling Putin says meeting with Ukraine 'positive'.

Oct 17, 2014

Milan breakfast summit on Ukraine finally ends forty odd mins late. Merle left on foot. Cameron just swept by in car

Oct 17, 2014

Milan Ukraine breakfast summit ends. Merkel seemed to leave on foot. Everyone else to the cars

Oct 17, 2014

RT @maxseddon: Putin was out until 3 partying with Berlusconi in Milan but looked "sprightly" arriving for Ukraine talks at 8:…

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