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The Rundown -- January 26


RFE/RL in the Media
# Guardian features Daisy Sindelar's My Ukraine, Memory and Identity
# Washington Post and Yahoo News use RFE/RL Afghan Service video of Charlie Hebdo protests
Ukraine
# War is back in full in Ukraine as separatists shell Mariupol; why the city is important
# UN to hold emergency session Monday
# "Why War Has Exploded Again in Ukraine" - Christopher Miller, Mashable
# Kyiv Post says Ukraine drastically under-reporting its own casualties
Russia
# Washington, Berlin warn of further sanctions following renewal of violence in eastern Ukraine
# Pavel Felgenhauer: Putin's aim is to destroy Ukraine's independence, defeat West
# Russian state news agencies cutting costs
Greece vote
# Radical leftist party wins and announces coalition with right wing; "on collision course with Europe"
# Party had railed against Russia sanctions
Iraq/Syria/Turkey
# With one hostage believed beheaded, Japanese government may be conflicted about whether to negotiate with IS
# White House accidentally names American woman held by IS
# "A General’s Apology for Iraq & Afghanistan" - James Warren, Daily Beast
# Video: U.S. military advisers don't rule out heading to front lines
# The king of Turkey's social media imams
Iran
# Zarif called to parliament for taking a walk with Kerry
# Netanyahu defends planned address to Congress as way to stop nuclear deal
# Israel said to send message to Iran via Russia
# Iran protests "ineligible" Iraq player at Asian Cup match
Afghanistan/Pakistan
# A family holiday in Afghanistan
# The first Pashto-Chinese dictionary
# Massive power failure plunges 80 percent of Pakistan into darkness
# Head of group linked to 2008 Mumbai attacks speaks publicly at anti-Charlie Hebdo protests
Of Interest
# Modi's wife has only met him twice
# Top challenges facing digital audio in 2015
# How Mashable used Snapchat in 2014
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