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Inspections on board the first grain ship to leave Ukraine since Russia invaded, now on its way to final destination - Lebanon. Pix from Turkish Defence Ministry. twitter.com/tcsavunma/stat…
Inspections concluded on board first grain ship to leave Ukraine since Russia invaded. Joint team of inspectors from Russia,Ukraine, Turkey and UN spent hour and a half on board the vessel anchored off Istanbul. It’s been cleared to sail to final destination - Lebanon.
First inspection of a cargo vessel carrying Ukrainian grain. The M/V Razoni is anchored north of Istanbul. The joint inspection team has reps from Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and UN. Inspection expected to end soon. Pix from Turkish Defence Ministry
.@gilesduley lived the precarious life of a war photographer until a landmine almost killed him, taking three of his limbs. Now he documents the lives of those caught up in conflict. Prepare to be moved, and inspired. bit.ly/3OJO9lW
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A peak TV audience of 1.7m watched the 2009 final on BBC Two. Also England v Germany. Quite an uplift! #Lionessess twitter.com/GaryLineker/st…
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A moment: The Razoni making her way out of the port of Odesa with 26,000 tonnes of Ukrainian grain. A small but significant start .
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RAZONI, a vessel carrying 26,000 tonnes of Ukrainian grain, is leaving the port of #Odesa, #Ukraine. It is the first ship to leave the port since the beginning of the full-scale invasion on February 24.
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First ship has now set sail from #Odesa under the deal brokered by Turkey + the UN to resume exports of #Ukrainian grain. The M/V Razoni is carrying over 26,000 metric tonnes of corn. Due to be inspected in Turkish territorial waters tomorrow,Tues. Destined for Lebanon.
Fantastic job opportunity open to applicants until August 21 to be @reuterspictures chief photographer for the UK and Ireland, based in London. Come work alongside the amazing team including @hannahmckay88 @dylanmpix @ClodaghKilcoyne jobs.thomsonreuters.com/job/16331930/c…
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Some news, and an opportunity: I'll be gradually stepping back from my role @CrisisGroup in the coming months. That means we are advertising for a senior analyst for Yemen, preferably based in the region. Learn more here: jobs.crisisgroup.org/o/senior-analy…
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Tune into @RTEOne next bank holiday Monday (1st August) as Brendan Gleeson’s dulcet tones narrate “the Dead Zoo”- a documentary detailing the work going on in the National Museum of Ireland Natural History youtu.be/-7v2bGoO6dM #deadzoodiary
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The illegal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine is continuing. The map below is the latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine - 26 July 2022 Find out more about the UK government's response: ow.ly/WUUZ50K3cZJ 🇺�#StandWithUkrainene �3qyf
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It didn’t even take a day…#Ukraine says #Russian rocket landed 150 metres from grain silos twitter.com/StratcomCentre…
The ink on UN/ Turkish brokered deal to resume grain exports from #Ukraine is barely dry…and #Russia has targeted key port of Odesa twitter.com/KyivIndependen…
“It’s probably the most important thing I’ve been doing since I became Secretary General”, the UN’s @antonioguterres tells us in Istanbul where deal to resume grain exports from Ukraine was signed. It's a big gamble but urgently needed. Our report with @goktay @leedurant wburema
Amid fears of famine, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres tells us the deal to resume grain exports from #Ukraine is good for the world. He says it's "probably the most important thing he's been doing in his time as Sec Gen." With thanks to @goktay @leedurant @wburema
“My brother's certain he won't come out of Egypt prison alive” Family concerns grow for prominent British-Egyptian pro-democracy activist, Alaa Abdel Fattah, who’s been on hunger strike in jail for more than 100 days bbc.in/3IJqNf5
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Wednesday July 6th 2.00-3.00 Launch of Reporting the War in Ukraine A first draft of history Edited by John Mair PRESENTER MARK AUSTIN Sky News Orla Guerin(BBC), Rohit Kachroo(ITV), Stuart Ramsay(Sky News) Alex Thomson(C4 news),Paul Kenyon(Panorama) youtu.be/RnsSVD2SUYk
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With the battles still raging in #Ukraine, this book is out. Includes first-hand accounts from journalists who have been on the frontlines. There's a chapter from me and from esteemed colleagues including @RohitKachrooITV @ramsaysky and @alextomo.
"I know that we are killing them, and they are killing us," says Temur, aged 8, who mans his own checkpoint with others kids. There are no more carefree childhoods in Eastern Ukraine. Thanks to @colmonews @wburema @artem_bilov @Bgdn_Klsnk @Dariasipinga @N_sosynytska + Andy Eley
Sanctions against Russia are starting to have a real effect: for the first time since the Bolshevik revolution it has defaulted on its foreign sovereign bonds. Russia is now effectively cut off from the global financial system.
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Ukraine is losing a young generation - Semen Oblomey was 22 years old on June 13th - when he returned to Kyiv + got married on his birthday. Five days later he was killed defending #Severodonetsk. He fought with the Svoboda (Freedom) Battalion - a brotherhood of volunteers
"It is drenched in the blood of Ukraine’s defenders, of my brothers, and mine too ". Our report (from Friday) on Ukraine's retreat from #Severodonetsk, now fully under Russian control. With @colmonews @wburema @Bgdn_Klsnk @DariaSipigina. Thanks to Svoboda Volunteer Battalion.
An update from the battlefield via @serhey_hayday, Head of Luhansk regional military аdministration. Russian forces grinding forward in Donbas. twitter.com/serhey_hayday/…
As I begin my prep for my 127th&final Any Questions, what a way to start-collecting this @vlvuk. Thank you so much. Thanks to @BBCRadio4 for hiring me&the brilliant team I work with. Shetland here I come, via Edinburgh (#BBCNewscast) & Glasgow (@BBCr4today & @BBCBreakfast) #bbcaq
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Vital reporting from Lysychansk by @OrlaGuerin. I met Katya, her partner & son on an evacuation train from Donbas to Dnipro 2 days ago. They were exhausted, heartbroken and told me they have no idea what they’ll do next. The story of far too many Ukrainians fleeing the east. twitter.com/OrlaGuerin/sta…
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"I know for sure that people will be left behind and there will be street fights here. Many will die or stay in horrible circumstances for ages.” As the Russians close in we join volunteers getting civilians out of #Lysychansk before it's too late. bbc.com/news/world-eur…
The rush to get civilians out of the beleaguered city of Lysychansk in Eastern #Ukraine as the Russians close in. Thanks to all the team @colmonews @wburema @Bgdn_Klsnk @artem_bilov @DariaSipigina and to @AntonYaremchuk and the volunteers of 'Base UA' doing evacs day after day.
We were delighted for @WyreDavies @BBCNews to join our Co-Founder David, @Ammar_Darwish1, Pete Mathew and our friends @UOSSM on their surgical training courses in #Ukraine. Read more about their mission and the doctors they trained 👇:bbc.in/3y0OprHxM
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“Prison will not stop my love” To mark #FathersDay, Olivia Coleman, @MarkRuffalo, Carey Mulligan, Emily Watson & others read a poem by British-Egyptian political prisoner @alaa about his son. Khaled is now 10, Alaa is still in prison on hunger strike
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Sobering recent map from the Institute for the Study of war (@TheStudyofWar) showing how much of #Ukraine is in #Russian hands.
Fascinating on the paralysis gripping Russian elites as they deal with Putin's disaster in Ukraine. 'Has War Made Putin a Burden for Russia’s Elites?' carnegieendowment.org/eurasiainsight… via @CarnegieRussia
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Opinion | A young soldier’s death reminds Ukrainians that the war is taking their best washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/…
Late in catching up with this news - the awesome Arwa Damon is moving on from CNN. An absolute legend, a powerhouse, with a huge heart. Go well Arwa and good luck with all your amazing work with your NGO INARA. twitter.com/IamArwaDamon/s…
"Very hard because I don't see my family...very scared because I must kill people" - Our report on Ukrainian troops in the trenches. Many are resigned to a long war. Our latest from Izyum region bordering Donbas with @colmonews @wburema @artem_bilov and Andy Eley
All the bridges leading to #Severodonetsk have been destroyed. But the city is not blockaded, part of it is under Ukrainian control #UkraineRussiaWar
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Civilians try to flee as Russia pounds the city of Lysychansk. All bridges to neighbouring Severodonetsk now destroyed. Our latest from the Donbas region on what looks like a loosing battle for Ukraine. Huge thanks to the team - @colmonews @wburema +Artem Bilov + Andy Eley
As #Russia continues its intense bombardment of Eastern #Ukraine civilians are being forced to flee. Three British volunteers are evacuating the frail + elderly from areas near shifting frontlines. With thanks to the team @colmonews @wburema @Bgdn_Klsnk
It's 18 years to the day since Irish cameraman Simon Cumbers was shot dead on assignment for the #BBC in Saudi Arabia. Sending sympathies to his loving parents Bronagh and Bob, and his wife Louise. Always remembered and missed by his many friends in journalism. #Cuecumbers
As Russia's offensive grinds on in Eastern #Ukraine we join Ukrainian troops in the #Donbas, where trenches are turning to graves. If #Putin succeeds here, his ambitions may not stop at Ukraine. With thanks to the team - @colmonews @wburema + Artem Bilov.
Warmest congrats to my #BBC colleague Pinar Ersoy who will be a Nieman Fellow at #Harvard this Autumn. A great honour and well deserved. The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard announces the 85th class of fellows nieman.harvard.edu/news/2022/05/t… via @niemanfdn
“The longer the war goes on the better it gets for Ukraine rather than Russia” Analysis from Dr. Mike Martin, always worth reading twitter.com/ThreshedThough…
London is lucky to have you back Selin. But Istanbul will miss you. twitter.com/selingirit/sta…
I’m up and running as BBC Political Editor — an immense privilege and responsibility. Brilliant to make my debut @BBCBreakfast talking about the @BBCPanorama report I’ll bring you this evening @BBCOne
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“This war is one that Russia cannot win in any meaningful sense”. Viewpoint: Putin now faces only different kinds of defeat bbc.co.uk/news/world-eur…
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