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Diplomatic Correspondent — ITV News
As seen in:  ITV News, Daily Mirror

Africa Correspondent, ITV News.

Mosul Dam 'in complete control of Kurdish forces'

itv.com — 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

itv.com — 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

itv.com — 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

itv.com — 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

itv.com — 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

mirror.co.uk — 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

itv.com — 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

itv.com — 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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Apr 20, 2015

24 hrs after their boat capsized killing 900 the few survivors finally reach Italy. End of a journey through hell pic.twitter.com/Ap83Canhy1

Apr 20, 2015

Finally migrants have the world's attention. Media await the arrival of the few survivors from last night's wreck pic.twitter.com/3HAqqTlMmp

Apr 20, 2015

Survivor tells rescuers there might have been as many as 950 migrants on the capsized vessel...a 66ft fishing boat

Apr 20, 2015

He says smugglers locked the hold and hatches to stop people coming on deck.

Apr 20, 2015

Bangladeshi survivor or Med sinking says 40 to 50 children and 200 women on board.

Apr 19, 2015

Survivor of med sinking says many victims were locked below deck on capsized boat. Horrific

Apr 19, 2015

So far only 28 survivors rescued and 24 bodies recovered.

Apr 19, 2015

Seventeen vessels and one helicopter involved in search, around 60 miles off Libya coast.

Apr 19, 2015

Italian coastguard say search for any survivors from migrant boat will continue. In warm sea slender hope that some might still be alive

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