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Alex Crawford

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

Aleppo's children forced pick through rubbish to survive — Aleppo's children are being buried under bombs. Hundreds of them have died under the rubble of collapsed buildings or have been pulled out barely alive with awful injuries. It is almost impossible to escape the bombings right now but even if children have managed to avoid the attacks which have continued for five years, life is incredibly hard.

IS severing children's limbs in Syrian stronghold of Raqqa — Families who have escaped from the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa have told Sky News they witnessed militants carry out countless amputations, some of them against children. One mother spoke of her anguish at being pressured into "selling" her 14-year-old daughter in marriage to an Egyptian IS fighter who was 29.

Namibia trophy hunter says he is 'helping elephants survive' — A professional hunter and his client broke down in tears after needing seven shots to kill an elephant they had spent four days tracking. Sky News joined Jofie Lamprecht on a trophy hunt in the north of Namibia after two years of trying to get permission.

Police Brutality Claims Follow Mugabe Protests — Human rights lawyers in Zimbabwe say they have received numerous claims of police brutality after a crackdown on protesters demonstrating against President Robert Mugabe. Sky News has spoken to several, including a journalist who was arrested during the demonstrations a fortnight ago and claims he was tortured in jail while awaiting bail.

Zimbabwean Women Smuggled And Sold As Wives In South Africa — A Sky News investigation has revealed a big spike in the number of people being smuggled into South Africa from Zimbabwe. It is believed more and more people are fleeing Robert Mugabe's increasingly repressive regime. One South African former border control official told us crossings into the country had gone up 35% recently, while several of the illegal entrants spoke of "hundreds" crossing every day.

Same-Sex Couple 'Blessed' With Surrogate Triplets — A same sex couple in South Africa are believed to be the first in the country and possibly the world to have triplets - which also include identical twins - using a surrogate. In another rare twist, the male couple share biological fatherhood as DNA from both men was used.

Rebranded Nusra Front Uniting Syria's Rebels — Syrian rebel groups have united around the militants formerly known as the Nusra Front after they split from al Qaeda. In the first interview he has given to British television, one of the key leaders inside Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (or JFS) told Sky News: "We're stronger together than we are apart and it's as simple as that."

Oscar Pistorius Facing Return To Prison — Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is expected to be sent back to prison on Wednesday after an appeal court ruled he was guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Under South African law he could be jailed for life, although Sky's legal analyst, Llewellyn Curlewis, believes Judge Thokozile Masipa will opt for around 12 years.

Prosecutors To Seek Tough Sentence For Pistorius — South African prosecutors are expected to press for the toughest sentence against Paralympian Oscar Pistorius at the conclusion of his trial this week. In December the Supreme Court of Appeal overturned the double amputee runner's manslaughter conviction and changed it to murder.

Anti-IS Forces Close In On Group's Raqqa HQ — The armed groups making up the Syrian Democratic Forces are now at the gates of the IS headquarters in Raqqa. The city where the terror group has been holed up for the past two years is next on the list to be freed from its extremist stranglehold.
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Oct 25, 2016

RT @pindaidube: #Zimbabwe Army says corruption by govt officials now security threat accusing them of building mansions when pple starve @AlexCrawfordSky

Oct 24, 2016

'Four in five doctors admit to having prescribed treatments they know are useless'... 

Oct 21, 2016

RT @geoffreyyork: Amnesty International: the South African move to abandon the ICC is "a deep betrayal of millions of victims worldwide"

Oct 18, 2016

#Aleppo Regime texts rebels of E Aleppo -promise of aid/weapons not happening; 'The world has let you down'

Oct 17, 2016

UN extremely concerned about civilians as long-awaited battle to retake Mosul begins 

Oct 16, 2016

Reports of FSA taking Dabiq in N Syrian. When we were with them days ago, they said this not possible without Turkey

Oct 15, 2016

#Aleppo hospital damaged, news of a nurse's death. Drs appeal for end to indiscriminate bombings

Oct 14, 2016

Doctors in #Aleppo City say two hospitals have come under attack again. One from the air, other from regime sniper

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