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20 Feb

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Uprising flares in Libyan city  

Army vehicles reportedly seized by protesters in Benghazi as demonstrations against Muammar Gaddafi’s rule escalate.

Last Modified: 20 Feb 2011 17:13 GMT

Africa

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Live Blog – Libya

Violence escalates in Libya

Cries for help from Benghazi

US struggles to respond

Libyans in US allege coercion

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Uprising flares in Libyan city

Army vehicles reportedly seized by protesters in Benghazi as demonstrations against Muammar Gaddafi’s rule escalate.

Last Modified: 20 Feb 2011 17:13 GMT

Live Blog – Libya

Violence escalates in Libya

Cries for help from Benghazi

US struggles to respond

Libyans in US allege coercion

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Reports of new protests in Iran

Security forces clashed with anti-government protesters and briefly detained the daughter of Iran’s former president.

Last Modified: 20 Feb 2011 18:10 GMT

Iranian reformists call for protest

Iran confirms deaths in protest

Iran funeral triggers new clashes

Iran clamps down ahead of protest

Karroubi dares Tehran to try him

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US economics: One big Ponzi scheme

Danny Schechter 20 Feb 2011 08:28 GMT

While Bernie Madoff languishes in jail, bankers continue to profit as the poor lose their homes and hope.
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The bodies of five dead British soldiers being repatriated through Wootton Bassett last week

Weren’t we meant to be winning by now?

Brian Brady: Afghanistan has little chance of being ready for the withdrawal of Nato forces.

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Middle East

A barbed-wire fence at the Pearl roundabout in Manama yesterday

These are secular popular revolts – yet everyone is blaming religion

Robert Fisk, who was in Cairo as the revolution took hold in Egypt, reports from Bahrain on why Islam has little to do with what is going on.

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