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Mysterious new lake 'radioactive'

VOLUNTARY euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke claims his Exit International organisation has been crippled by a police raid on his Gilberton base today.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Reuters

Two Egyptians shot dead in Libya-Tunisia border clash -state media

Two people were shot dead when Libyan border guards opened fire to disperse hundreds of Egyptians trying to cross into Tunisia to flee Libya's growing chaos, the Tunisian state news agency TAP said on Thursday.

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Al Jazeera

Filipinos told to leave Libya after beheading

The Philippines has dispatched its foreign secretary to oversee the evacuation of 13,000 citizens from Libya after a Filipino construction worker was beheaded and a nurse gang-raped there.

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New Yorker

The Consequences of Dreams

In the days after the Libyan revolution, when a popular uprising ended Muammar Qaddafi's forty-two-year rule, the country was charged with hope.

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Bangkok Post

Thai evacuation from Libya begins

The evacuation of Thais from from war-torn Libya has started and 41 would board a plane back to Thailand on Friday, Supreme Commander Tanasak Patimapragorn said on Thursday.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Yahoo!

Libya Islamists seize key Benghazi army base

Islamist groups have seized the army special forces headquarters in Libya's Benghazi after days of fighting left at least 35 soldiers dead and plunged the country deeper into lawlessness.

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Xinhuanet

Tunisian army chief resigns after soldiers killed

Head of the Tunisian army Mohamed Salah Hamdi has resigned from his position as the highest commander, the Ministry of Defense confirmed on Wednesday.

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American Ebola victim's widow speaks out

European and Dubai-based airlines have begun rerouting flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution, though Iraq says its skies are safe.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

Up to 6,000 people have fled Libya into neighboring Tunisia over the past few days, the Tunisian foreign minister said Wednesday, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war in a sign of the spiraling turmoil as rival militias battle over control of the airport in the capital Tripoli.

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KWQC-TV Davenport

Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation's capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major construction projects, people familiar with the probe have told The... Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation's capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major ... (more)

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Washington Examiner

Thousands flee to Tunisia to escape Libya fighting

Up to 6,000 people have fled Libya into neighboring Tunisia over the past few days, the Tunisian foreign minister said Wednesday, the biggest influx since Libya's 2011 civil war in a sign of the spiraling turmoil as rival militias battle over control of the airport in the capital Tripoli.

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ABC News

Tunisia Army Chief Resigns After Soldier Deaths

Tunisia's Defense Ministry says the army chief of staff has resigned, citing personal reasons, following a deadly attack by militants against Algerian soldiers.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

Tunisia army chief resigns after soldier deaths

The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the... A ruptured 93-year-old water main left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in ... (more)

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The Miami Herald

Tunisia army chief resigns after soldier deaths

Tunisia's Defense Ministry says the army chief of staff has resigned, citing personal reasons, following a deadly attack by militants against Algerian soldiers.

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The Baltimore Sun

Tunisia's chief of army land forces resigns: official

The commander of Tunisia's army land forces has resigned, the defense ministry said on Wednesday, as the military struggles to contain attacks by al Qaeda-linked militants.

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Daily Mail

British mother, 51, on disability benefits is left penniless after...

British mother, 51, on disability benefits is left penniless after spending her A 18,000 life savings on Tunisian toyboy she met in chatroom A woman who thought she had found love with a Tunisian toyboy ended up penniless after she spent A 18,000 of her life savings on him - but claims to have healed her broken heart after finding love with another ... (more)

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The North Africa Journal

Maghreb & Sahel Face Deadliest Period on the Security Front

Risk released its latest assessment on the state of security and stability in the Maghreb and Sahel region.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Al Bawaba

Egypt doubles diplomatic staff along border with Libya

Egypt's foreign ministry spokesman said Tuesday that the ministry is doubling the staff on the borders between Libya and the neighbouring Tunisia to help Egyptians living in the restive cities in Libya to travel back, state news agency MENA reported.

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Bangkok Post

1,500 Thais begin move from Libya

The evacuation of around 1,500 Thais from Libya was set to get underway yesterday after the Foreign Ministry opened its operational centre to get them home.

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Iol.co.za

Libyans flee Tripoli violence

Thousands of Libyans have been crossing the border into Tunisia to flee fighting between rival militias in Tripoli, the state-run Tunisian news agency TAP reported on Tuesday.

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