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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is going to govern temporarily from a tent so that families made homeless by recent floods can take refuge in his office.

2010-12-11

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The UK feared harsh action by Libya against British interests if the Lockerbie bomber died in jail, cables published by Wikileaks claim. ... The Scottish government released Megrahi in August 2009 on compassionate grounds because he was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer. He returned to Libya and is still alive. ... The British ambassador in Libya allegedly told a US diplomat that the Libyans could "cut us off at the knees"...

2010-12-08

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Anti-government activists in Libya have been using social networking sites to rally support for protests on what they are describing as a "day of anger"...

2011-02-17

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Details have emerged of huge casualty figures in the Libyan city of Benghazi, where troops have launched a brutal crackdown on protesters. More than 200 people are known to have died, doctors say, with 900 injured. The most bloody attacks were reported over the weekend, as funeral marches were said to have come under machine-gun and heavy weapons fire.

2011-02-20

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Libya's leader, Col Muammar Gaddafi, has dismissed reports that he had fled amid the unrest sweeping the country, calling foreign news channels "dogs"...

2011-02-22

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Unlike in Egypt or Tunisia, it is not the conventional military that holds the balance of power in Libya. Instead, it is a murky network of paramilitary brigades, "revolutionary committees" of trusted followers, tribal leaders and imported foreign mercenaries...

2011-02-23

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Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has told state TV that Osama Bin Laden and his followers are to blame for the protests wracking his country. In a phone call from the town of al-Zawiya played live on TV, Col Gaddafi said young people were being duped with drugs and alcohol to take part in "destruction and sabotage"...

2011-02-24

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Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has told the BBC he is loved by all his people and has denied there have been any protests in Tripoli.

2011-02-28

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Libyan security forces are using tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters from the streets after Friday prayers in Col Gaddafi's stronghold of Tripoli...

2011-03-04

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The UK, the US and France have begun attacking Libya as enforcement of the UN-mandated no-fly zone gets under way.

2011-03-19

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In the space of two weeks in March, the United Nations authorised unprecedented interventions to protect civilians in Libya and Ivory Coast with dramatic results in both countries.

2011-05-15

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The use of Apache gunships in Libya by a gung-ho David Cameron means that the UK is about to make a deeper mess in Libya than there is now. Just as Bush and Blair did in Iraq, and just as NATO is presently doing in Afghanistan, we’ll probably set Libya back 50 or 100 years into ethnic and religious tribalism. It takes generations for cultures to change. Do Cameron and Obama and Sarkozy never read their history books — about the centuries...

2011-06-05

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The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, accusing him of crimes against humanity.

2011-06-27

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