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# a rugby story
'These kids had literally seen people murdered in the streets in front of them'
Rashid Kadura is making a documentary about the hardcore rugby community in Benghazi, Libya.
# wrongful death lawsuit
Parents of two men killed in Benghazi attack sue Hillary Clinton
The lawsuit blames their deaths on Clinton’s “reckless” handling of classified information on her private email server.
# Get Out
Germany warns citizens to leave Libya after deaths of 38 in clashes
Cashes broke out yesterday when Islamist groups launched an assault on the headquarters of a special forces unit
# never inhaled
Unlike Bill, Hillary Clinton has never smoked cannabis...and she doesn't intend to start
She does however support its use for medical purposes and will monitor its legal recreational use.
# Libya
Special forces have captured the suspected ringleader behind the Benghazi attack
Special forces, working with FBI agents, carried out Sunday’s operation and the suspect
# Family ties
Bill Clinton: Hillary was right on Benghazi and is NOT brain damaged
The ‘Big Dog’ has come to the defence of his wife.
# Libya
Gaddafi's son has been extradited and put in prison
Saadi Gaddafi was best known as the head of Libya’s football federation and a player who paid his way into Italy’s top division.
# benghazi
Suicide bomb kills seven at Libyan checkpoint
The death toll is likely to rise, according to witnesses on scene.
# Libya
Dutch, Britons and Germans warned to leave Benghazi following threat
The call was made in response to what was described as an imminent threat against Westerners.
# Hillary Clinton
Clinton vows to strengthen US embassy security after Libya attack
Emotional at times, Clinton said the events in Benghazi were highly personal to her.
# Scandal
Senior US official quits over damning Benghazi report
The report into the attack on the US consulate in Libya on 11 September was scathing, finding evidence of major security failures and mismanagement.
# benghazi
Republican senator: Obama ‘covered up’ details of attack on consulate
Lindsey Graham says Obama’s administration is either misleading the US public, or it’s “incredibly incompetent”.
# Libya
Libyan authorities crack down on lawless militias
Armed forces dislodged a militia from a military complex near Tripoli this morning as the crackdown spreads to the capital.
# Libya
Four dead in Libya after Benghazi clashes
The deaths come as protests against the power of militias gather pace.
# In Pictures
Filmmaker questioned as protests continue over anti-Islamic movie
Meanwhile, Al Qaeda has called for more attacks on US embassies.
# you told us
Top readers’ comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?
# Protests
Anti-Islam filmmaker under police protection as anti-US protests spread
A film which lampoons the Prophet Mohammed and was broadcast on TV in the Arab world has sparked protests in Egypt, Libya, Yemen and other Arab countries.
# Libya
US sends Marines to Libya as it considers possible 9/11 link to attack
The attacks that led to the death of the US Ambassador to Libya may have been a plot to coincide with the September 11 anniversary.
# Libya
US evacuates diplomatic staff from embassy in Libya
Most of diplomatic staff have been evacuated following the killing of the US ambassador to Libya and other consul officials in Benghazi.
# benghazi
US ambassador to Libya killed in attack
An armed mob attacked the US consulate in Benghazi over a controversial film which describes Islam as a “cancer”.
# Islamists
Man killed as armed mob attacks US embassies in Libya and Egypt over film
Islamists stormed the embassies to protest a film deemed offensive to Islam.
# Libya
Voting begins in Libya's first free elections in 50 years
The elections are the first to be held since the ousting of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi but there are fears that violence could disrupt the voting.
# Libya
Eastern Libya declares semi-autonomous region
Local leaders said they want their region to remain part of a united Libya but insisted the move was needed to stop decades of discrimination against the east.
# Libya
NTC declares to the world that Libya is liberated
A historic day for Libya…the formal declaration has been made in Benghazi in front of tens of thousands of people today.
# Libya
Autopsy reveals Gaddafi died by gunshot to head
Meanwhile, it is being reported that the former dictator’s body will be handed back to his extended family following a deal with Libya’s interim government.
# Libya
Libya's liberation to be declared on Sunday
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril has said that elections will be held within eight months.
# Gaddafi
Libya – ‘We announce to the world that Muammar Gaddafi has been killed’
A video has emerged which claims to show Gaddafi’s corpse (not main picture here) as National Transitional Council in Libya confirms the ousted leader was captured and died of his wounds.
# Gaddafi
In pictures and videos: the life of 'mad dog' Muammar Gaddafi
With the announcement of the former Libyan leader’s death in his home town of Sirte today we look back at the events which shaped him and his country…
# Libya
Cameron and Sarkozy visit Libya
The leaders of France and Britain are travelling to Libya today to welcome country’s new rulers – however fighting is still continuing between NTC forces and Gaddafi loyalists.
# Libya
Libya's interim authority pledges move to Tripoli next week
Pro-Gaddafi forces continue to hold out in three areas of the country as the interim National Transitional Council promises democracy within 20 months.
# Libya
Could Gaddafi step down from power but remain in Libya?
France has suggested it may be possible.
# Libya
Libya claims NATO has killed more civilians
Libyan state media says a NATO airstrike has killed 15 people after hitting a restaurant and a bakery.
# Libya
Top Libyan footballers defect to rebels: report
Some of the country’s top footballers are reported to have switched sides, a key propaganda blow to Colonel Gaddafi.
# Libya
Hundreds of women report being raped by Gaddafi's forces in Libya
In one of the hundreds of reported cases a woman was raped by militiamen loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in front of her husband who was tied up and then shot dead afterwards.
# Libya
NATO bombards Libya in heaviest strikes so far 'killing three and wounding dozens'
A government spokesman said NATO had targeted buildings used by volunteers in the Libyan army but the alliance said it targeted a storage facility supplying those who carry out attacks on civilians.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
All the news of the day you might have missed…
# Libya
EU opens diplomatic office in Libya's rebel east
The EU has established formal diplomatic contact with the Libyan rebels seeking to topple Muammar Gaddafi by opening an office in the eastern rebel stronghold of Benghazi.
# Libya
International Criminal Court seeks arrest of Gaddafi over Libyan 'crimes against humanity'
Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has asked that judges order the arrest of Gaddafi, his son and his intelligence chief as rebels say they have made gains in the western city of Misrata.
# Libya
Gaddafi offers truce and negotiations in Libya but no sign of stepping down
Appearing on state television, the Libyan leader was more conciliatory than usual but NATO’s airstrikes continued in the capital of Tripoli as pro-Gaddafi forces continued to shell the besieged city of Misrata.