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Lindsey Hilsum is Channel 4 News International Editor, and author of Sandstorm; Libya in the Time of Revolution.

Life in Aleppo’s ruins: ‘We’ve had enough of dying, sitting at home, having no fun. We want to dance’

theguardian.com — They dance to Gangnam Style at the daytime disco in Aleppo. The lights strobe as Psy's 2012 hit blasts out and a young woman with tattooed arms and a ripped T-shirt roars out the lyrics. Dry ice fills the basement of the Dedeman Hotel, which luckily is not experiencing one of Aleppo's daily power cuts.

The battle for Aleppo - video

channel4.com — International Editor Lindsey Hilsum is given a tour around Aleppo, Syria. Some areas are still in the hands of the Free Syrian Army, but they are squeezed between IS militants and the Syrian regime.

Living with war in Aleppo - video

channel4.com — Syria's second city has seen some of the fiercest fighting of the civil war, but some people living there just want to forget the carnage, whatever way they can.

Lindsey Hilsum: It is sobering to see how war has taken hold in Ukraine

newstatesman.com — I have just returned from my fourth visit to Ukraine this year. In February, I started off in Lviv, in the far west, and ended up in Crimea in the south - which, by the time I left, had been annexed by Russia. History moves fast these days.

Without Scotland, Will the UK Lose Its Cool?

mashable.com — At every checkpoint in eastern Ukraine rebels in teeshirts and combats, khaki bandanas around their heads, kalashnikovs slung across their shoulders, demanded to see our documents. "Scottish television!" we would cry as we showed our British passports.

Evidence of Russian presence in Ukraine - video

channel4.com — A million people have now fled the conflict in Ukraine, according to the United Nations - as Kiev accused Russia of bolstering an invasion force.

Libya's descent: extremists fight for control - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. In 2011 they were all revolutionaries trying to overthrow Gaddafi. Now, says Lindsey Hilsum, Islamists are battling secularists for control in Libya - and the west is ignoring the country's implosion.

Is Libya now a failed state? - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. The capital's airport has now fallen into the hands of the Misrata militia allied with jihadi extremists. Once hailed the success of the Arab Spring, is Libya tearing itself apart?

Why is Russia sending 'aid convoy' to Ukraine? - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. Russia is sending 280 aid vehicles to eastern Ukraine bearing food, generators and medicine to help the hundreds of thousands pro-Russian citizens - but is there a more sinister motive?

Is attacking the Islamic State all about oil? - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. The west's actions in Iraq have a dual agenda, says International Editor Lindsey Hilsum: one, to protect the people threatened by the Islamic State, the other to safeguard American interests.
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Oct 31, 2014

RT @anntreneman: At Heathrow arrivals: some has a sign for a pick up that says Roll's Royce. Need to call the apostrophe police

Oct 31, 2014

RT @joepenney: Member of the presidential guard speaks to crowd saying he has heard their concerns. Crowd disperses, now just waiting for final result

Oct 31, 2014

RT @katia75014: "Sir, we're mining too many useless minerals." Hitler: "Mine less then" Grammar Nazi bursts in: "MINE FEWER." Hitler looks over: "Yes?"

Oct 31, 2014

@ddamned @Pret Damien, you're so easily bought..... Anything for a free latte!

Oct 31, 2014

@t_mcconnell @joepenney Have you noticed all protestors are men? #Sankara said 'I hear the silence of the women's roar' @millerC4 tells me.

Oct 31, 2014

RT @KhaledAbuToameh: Three Palestinians who died 14 years ago accused of carrying out last week's Sinai attack (Egyptian newspaper).

Oct 31, 2014

RT @joepenney: Protesters now gathered in front of army hq, angered by blaise yesterday saying he's still in power. Wants army to take power #burkina

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