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# Libya

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# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
A roundup of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Libya
Gaddafi loyalists 'seize control' of Libyan city
Yes, you read that right. Fighters loyal to the former dictator have clashed with the country’s new rulers, sparking fears of further civil war.
# Mistake
ITV reprimanded for mistakenly showing 'IRA' video game footage
The UK media regulator said ITV “breached audience trust” by showing footage purporting to be of an IRA attack – but which actually came from a video game.
African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group A
Africa’s biggest football tournament begins on Saturday and we start our four-part look at the teams involved today.
# Libya
ICC deadline looms for news on Saif Gaddafi
Today marks the deadline for Libya’s government to provide information to the International Criminal Court on the health and status of Mummar Gaddfi’s son – if it fails to do so it may be referred to the UN Security Council.
# Libya
Libyan NTC publishes first plans for writing new constitution
Plans to elect a constitutional assembly come as the country teeters on the possibly of a war between rival militias.
# Review 2011
Gaddafi, KJI, Mubarak and Ben Ali: why 2011 was a bad year for dictators
And who might be under threat in 2012…
# Review 2011
#ge11, #Egypt, #tigerblood: the year in Twitter hashtags
From our own #aras11 to the devastation of the #Japan earthquake and tsunami, here’s how some of 2011′s most defining events were captured on Twitter…
# Review 2011
In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011
Anti-government protests first broke out in Tunisia, before inspiring similar movements across the Middle East and bringing down leaders in Egypt and Libya.
# Arab Spring
Crowds mark one year since fruit seller's protest sparked Arab Spring
Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid 12 months ago, igniting protests that spread across the Middle East.
# Libya
Libya's Irish health minister defends hiring sister as assistant
Fatima Hamroush – who was based in Ireland before being appointed to the Libyan cabinet – says her sister is fully qualified.
# Libya
British investigators to travel to Libya over Lockerbie and police killing
Fletcher was fatally wounded by a bullet outside the Libyan embassy in London in 1984, and 270 people were killed in 1988′s Lockerbie bombing.
# Mexican escape
Gaddafi son and family plotted to escape to Mexico
The elaborate plan to bring Saadi Gaddafi to Mexico allegedly involved two Mexicans, a Canadian and a Danish suspect, all of whom have been detained
# London School of Economics
London School of Economics accepted £1.5m gift from Gaddafi foundation
The Woolf inquiry into LSE’s links with Libya has criticised its former director for accepting the gift from the foundation run by Saif al-Islam Gaddafi – who holds an LSE PhD.
# Libya
ICC wants Hague judges involved in trial of Gaddafi's son
Meanwhile, two Irish-based Libyan have reportedly been included in the new post-Muammar Gaddafi cabinet.
# Gaddafi
Gaddafi's son will be tried in Libya, says interim government
The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor says he wants to ensure Gaddafi will get a fair trial if tried in Libya.
# Libya
Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam captured in Libya: report
Muammar and Safiya Gaddafi’s eldest son – the last of the ousted leader’s sons to remain unaccounted for – was reportedly found while his aides tried to smuggle him out of Libya.
# Libya
Rival Libyan groups clash outside Tripoli
Four days of fighting has raised new concerns about the National Transitional Council’s ability to restore order after the country’s recent war.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the world.
# Syria
Syrian tanks fire on Homs, defy Arab-brokered deal
At least 12 people have been killed in the city of Homs today.
# Pen Friend
Another surprising fact about Muammar Gaddafi: he had a pen-pal
The former Libyan leader corresponded with a Jewish florist in New York for decades.
# Libya
Libya names new prime minister
Meanwhile, NATO’s Secretary General is in Tripoli to mark the military organisation’s withdrawal from the country.
# Libya
International Criminal Court dealing 'indirectly' with Gaddafi's son
The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court has said he is in indirect negotiations with Saif al-Islam Gaddafi.
# Libya
UN mandate on Libya to cease next week
The United Nations has voted to lift the no-fly zone over Libya on October 31, as well as end its authorisation of military action to protect civilians.
# True Red?
Huh? Was Muammar Gaddafi a secret Liverpool fan?
Evidence recovered from the villa where the Libyan dictator spent his final weeks hints at a link to the Anfield club.
# Gaddafi
Libya: official says Gaddafi was buried at dawn
He was buried with his son Muatassim and a top aide in a secret location, with a few relatives and officials in attendance.
# Gaddafi
Libyan leader orders investigation of Gaddafi death
The US, Britain and international rights groups have been calling for an investigation into whether Libya’s former rebels killed a wounded Gaddafi after pulling him out of a drainage pipe in his hometown of Sirte.
# Libya
Plans for Sharia-based law in Libya unveiled
Libya’s interim rulers have begun laying out their plans for their two-year transition to democracy – and said that Islamic Sharia law would be the “basic source” of legislation.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In tonight’s Fix: Dozens killed in Turkish earthquake, more campaigning in the Áras race, and ten ways in which the future has already arrived…
# 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
$200bn Gaddafi may have been the world's richest man
Muammar Gaddafi controlled bank accounts, corporate investments and property which easily outstripped those of anyone else.
# Libya
Libya's liberation to be declared on Sunday
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril has said that elections will be held within eight months.
Nato says Libya operations almost finished
A meeting to be held next week to decide on the exact date to cease the operation fully.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
In tonight’s Fix: meets the presidential candidates; the latest from Libya; and why you should be VERY careful while shopping for wine.