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post 01 January 2001
Read more from Jonathan Miller on his blog 'Last night was hellish' - trapped in Gaza's fire zone

The latest from Gaza, where my friend is trapped in the middle of the fire zone. For four days and four nights now she's been under non-stop bombardment.

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post 22 July 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Bildt on Ukraine and MH17: Europe woke up today

European Union foreign ministers meet with the prospect of tightening sanctions against Russia - but some still remain divided.

post 22 July 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Financial sanctions on Russia: big or nothing?

We just sent a camera out to film "Russian influence" in the City of London. As I expected, there's a few nameplates, some doorbells and the odd logo - Alfabank, Sberbank - and that's it.

article 22 July 2014 UK
Student loan application (Reuters)
Student loans: what went wrong?

MPs call for an urgent review into the student loans system as new estimates suggest 45p in every pound shelled out by the taxpayer will never be repaid. Is the system in crisis?

article 22 July 2014 UK
Every year, more than 20,000 girls are at risk in the UK alone
The numbers behind female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation used to be a taboo topic. Now attempting to put an end to it is on the prime minister's to-do list. But how robust can we be in estimating how many women are affected?

article 22 July 2014 World, Ukraine
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Matt Frei by Investigators comb MH17 crash site, surrounded by rebels

Just three investigators from Malaysian Airlines are on site in eastern Ukraine looking through the wreckage of the downed plane MH17, as the black boxes head for British experts.

post 22 July 2014
Read more from Jonathan Miller on his blog 'Last night was hellish' - trapped in Gaza's fire zone

My friend is trapped in the middle of the fire zone. For four days and four nights now she's been under non-stop bombardment.

article 22 July 2014 UK, Scotland
Alex Salmond (Reuters)
Mixing politics and sport ahead of the 'friendly games'

As Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond makes his first appearance on the Commonwealth Games stage, the challenge in the coming days may be to keep the attention of the world on the sport.

post 22 July 2014
Read more on Liam's blog Typhoon Matmo threatens Taiwan with flash floods

Taiwan is bracing itself for Typhoon Matmo to strike on Tuesday night (local time), giving damaging gusts of wind, torrential rain and a storm surge at the coast.

article 22 July 2014 UK
Left to right: David Davis MP and Tom Watson MP (pictures: Getty)
Two MPs to sue government over data law 'stitch-up'

Two MPs, Tom Watson and David Davis, are to sue the government for introducing "ridiculous" emergency legislation allowing police and security services access to people's phone and internet records.

post 22 July 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Flight MH17 - Putin tacks to restrain EU

European leaders will gather today for a foreign ministers' meeting that is expected to be dominated by the issues of Russia and Ukraine. But what will actually be done?

post 22 July 2014
Read more on Michael's blog Salmond's Scottish sporting surge? Perhaps not

Is Alex Salmond hoping to ride a wave of patriotic fervour flowing for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games? If history tells us anything, he may be disappointed.

post 22 July 2014
Read more from Jonathan Miller on his blog Live from Gaza: updates as 'humanitarian ceasefire' fails

Channel 4 News Foreign Correspondent Jonathan Miller reports from the ground in Gaza - follow his tweets, videos and blogs throughout the day in this live blog.

post 22 July 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog A small but important step in the battle against HIV

Kick and kill is a rather brutal phrase for a scientific endeavour but it precisely describes attempts to seek out HIV and then destroy it.

post 22 July 2014
Read more on Simon Israel's blog Are the police using Tasers too much?

Widespread concerns have been expressed by the police watchdog over the use of Tasers in the past eight years.

video 21 July 2014 World, Ukraine

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'Heading to Oz now': MH17 victim's last message

Channel 4 News North of England Correspondent Ciaran Jenkins talks to the relatives of Glenn Thomas, one of the British passengers who perished on flight MH17.

video 21 July 2014 World, Ukraine

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'My heart is broken' MH17 mother's tears - video

Silene Fredriksz-Hoogzand, whose son died in in the MH17 crash, says when she closes her eyes she sees her son lying on the ground. "He has to come home," she adds.

video 21 July 2014 World, Israel

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Peace campaigner: Israel should give Gaza a chance - video

Israeli peace campaigner Micha Ben-Hillel tells Channel 4 News that using force is not the solution. "The war should be stopped," he says.

post 21 July 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog UN demands access to MH17 plane crash site

The United Nations Security Council demands that armed groups allow "safe, secure, full and unrestricted access" to the MH17 crash site.

post 21 July 2014
Read more on Michael's blog Why Gaza has always been tricky for Middle East envoy Tony Blair

Tony Blair was in London today, addressing the Progress think tank 20 years after he became Labour leader. But weren't there more pressing concerns in the Middle East?

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The European air safety agency EASA says it will issue a “strong recommendation” to avoid Tel Aviv airport until further notice. All US airlines have been advised to suspend flights to Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv over security concerns; Lufthansa has suspended flights for the next 36 hours; KLM has cancelled one flight; Air France has suspended flights until further notice, as has Norwegian Air; Air Berlin has halted today’s flights; and Scandinavian Airlines is suspending two flights at present. 

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US civil aviation authority tells all American airlines to stop flying to Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv to ensure passenger safety. Israeli officials say a Hamas rocket has hit a town on the edge of the airport. KLM and Air France have also followed suit.

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Malaysian experts begin analysis of the MH17 wreckage in the wheat fields of Ukraine.