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Only the Strong Survive - Carolina Panorama Newspaper: Editorial Opinion — My grandfather, the grandson of a slave, was never allowed to read, write, count or spell. It was against the law to teach slaves to read or write. Many were viciously beaten, starved, shackled, tortured, frightened or had hands, fingers, ears and toes amputated when caught trying to read or write.

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.
Aug 13, 2014

RT @itvnews: Israeli police confirm a rocket fired from Gaza landed in southern Israel…

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.
Jul 20, 2014

Hamas armed wing spokesman claims the group has captured an Israeli soldier in Gaza fighting…

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.
Jul 18, 2014

RT @itvnews: Smoke billows over Gaza as Israel's ground offensive continues, @johnrayitv reports

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.
Jul 17, 2014

Israeli military operation includes 'infantry, engineer corps, artillery, intelligence with aerial and naval support'…

Jul 17, 2014

RT @itvnews: Israeli military operation includes 'infantry, engineer corps, artillery, intelligence with aerial and naval support'

Jul 17, 2014

RT @itvnews: Hamas: Israel's ground invasion of Gaza is 'foolish' and will have 'dreadful consequences'

Jul 17, 2014

RT @itvnews: Video: Sirens, shells and tracer fire light up the skies over Gaza

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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.
Apr 30, 2014

Really sad but powerfully told story by @johnrayitv about New York's secret graveyard in today's @DailyMirror

Apr 30, 2014

RT @martinfricker: Really sad but powerfully told story by @johnrayitv about New York's secret graveyard in today's @DailyMirror

Apr 30, 2014

New York's 'secret' isle of lost souls. Watch On Assignment tonight after ITV News at Ten

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.
Mar 05, 2014

Moscow: on streets and among elites no appetite for war. but putin believes he holds trump cards. latest on crisis

Mar 05, 2014

RT @itvnews: Estonia confirm authenticity of leaked call between their foreign minister and EU's foreign policy chief over Ukraine http://t…

Mar 07, 2014

RT @itvnews: Vladimir Putin's spokesman says calls for Russia to start talks with Ukraine under western mediation 'make us smile' http://t.…

Mar 10, 2014

John Kerry 'may meet' Russia's Foreign Minister this week #US #Russia #news

Mar 11, 2014

RT @itvnews: Poland's PM said the EU will impose sanctions on Russia from Monday

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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Sep 11, 2013

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Feb 05, 2016

Zimbabwe declares 'state of disaster' due to drought | World news | The Guardian…

Feb 05, 2016

South Africa mine collapse. Owners say 87 rescued, three surface workers unaccounted for.

Feb 05, 2016

Latest from South Africa mine collapse. Three missing but all other rescued, say reports

Feb 05, 2016

South Africa's Lily Mine collapsed this morning. Around 85 miners reported to have escaped. Rescue ops continue

Feb 05, 2016

Five unaccounted for and around 60 trapped after South African mine collapsed this morning

Jan 29, 2016

#zikavirus meet Artur and his heartbroken mother on ITV News at Ten tonight.

Jan 28, 2016

@TansyHoskins Zika doesn't respect a bank balance; but the wealthy don't live among the stagnant water in which mosquitoes reproduce.

Jan 27, 2016

In Brazil scientists release the genetically modified insects to cut mosquito numbers that carry dengue and Zika

Jan 27, 2016

I'm in the back of a van with 200000 mutant mosquitoes and possibly one solution to the #ZikaVirus

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