Jan Crafford

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How live video on Periscope helped 'get inside' the Syrian refugees story

Bild reporter Paul Ronzheimer travelled across Europe live-streaming interviews: ‘For the refugee story, the personalisation is very important’<p>The negative side of coverage of the Syrian crisis has been dehumanising references to “swarms” of refugees, and an emphasis on numbers rather than …


David Cameron takes the fight to Isil, drafting plans to intervene against jihadists in Libya

PM orders plans be drawn up to strike at Libya jihadists as he calls on world to defeat Islamic State 'death cult'<p>Britain must be ready to fight terrorist groups anywhere in the world, David Cameron has declared, as the Government draws up plans to defeat jihadist forces inside Libya.<p>The Islamic …

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""[leaving the customs union is like] giving up a three-course meal now in favour of the promise of a packet of crisps"" Sir Martin Donnelly Former top UK civil servant

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‘Amazing’: Rare 13.5-Foot Oarfish Washes Up on Southern California Island

A dead oarfish, a mysterious and serpent-like creature that swims deep below the ocean's surface, has washed up on a Southern California island and a university biologist will study the remains, officials said on Wednesday. Amy Catalano said she and a co-worker at the Catalina Island Conservancy …

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Canadian man gets fined for using his Apple Watch while driving

Now that electronics manufacturers are releasing more and more smartwatch models, you might be wondering what the authorities' stance is on using one while driving. Well, this clears things up a bit for our Canadian readers: a man named Jeffrey Macesin was recently pulled over and fined $120 for …

Apple Watch

France investigates accusations that soldiers raped children

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors and military authorities are investigating accusations that French soldiers in Central African Republic sexually abused children they were sent to protect.<p>The French probes follow an initial United Nations investigation into the allegations a year ago — all of which …


Welshman charged for treatment in English hospital as he was 'classed as foreigner'

Nicholas White shocked to receive £1,775 bill for tests at Hinchingbrooke Hospital after falling ill while visiting relatives in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire<p>A man from Wales was charged £1,775 for treatment in an English hospital - because he was a "foreigner".<p>Nicholas White, 64, was shocked when the …

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