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Stronghold Falls to Libyan Forces

TRIPOLI, Libya — The head of the Libyan military council said Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi was killed Thursday as fighters battling the vestiges of his fallen regime took control of his hometown of Surt after a prolonged struggle.

Libyan government fighters celebrated after routing the last remaining forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi from the coastal town of Surt on Thursday.
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Libyan fighters celebrated on Thursday.

Clinton Issues Blunt Warning to Pakistan

KABUL — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told leaders of Pakistan they would face serious consequences if they continued to tolerate safe havens for extremists.

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U.S. and Pakistan Differ on End to War

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Talks about how American forces will leave Afghanistan come in an atmosphere of rancor.

Islamist Imagines a Democratic Future for Tunisia

ISTANBUL — Democracy and Islam can coexist in Tunisia, Rachid al-Ghannouchi believes, and his ideas may be tested if his party succeeds in Sunday’s voting.

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Protesters Clash in Athens on Second Day of Strike

ATHENS — Protesters said they planned to surround Parliament on Thursday to prevent lawmakers from entering to cast ballots on austerity legislation.

U.S. Solar Panel Makers Say China Broke Rules

The Chinese solar industry was accused of using subsidies to sell panels for less than the cost of making them.

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Britain Puts Out an Unwelcome Mat

LONDON — Many non-European artists are being turned away from Britain because of new and contradictory visa regulations.

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Prayers for Tibetans Who Immolated Themselves Denounced by China

Prayers in Tibet led by the Dalai Lama and Lobsang Sangay provoked an angry response from Beijing, where a government spokeswoman called the prayers a promotion of terrorism.

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British Police Clear Encampment, Home to Hundreds, After Ruling

LONDON — British authorities have been trying to clear an encampment east of London for years, arguing that it is supposed to be kept as open countryside.

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Soldier’s Family Led Campaign for His Release

MITZPE HILA, Israel — The family of Gilad Shalit spearheaded a five-year campaign to lobby for their son’s release, helping to build overwhelming support in Israel for a deal with Hamas.

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Frenchwoman Abducted in Kenya Dies

PARIS — Marie Dedieu, a disabled Frenchwoman kidnapped by Somali gunmen in Kenya this month, has died in captivity, the French government announced Wednesday.

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At Front of Brooklyn Bus, a Clash of Religious and Women’s Rights

An article in a Columbia Journalism School publication has prompted a review of the B110 line in Brooklyn, on which women are to ride in the back.

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A Hit Maker’s Life and Lyrics

The musician and record producer Nile Rodgers has published a memoir, “Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiny.”

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“Damned” is a book full of tastelessly hilarious gallows humor about a teenage girl in hell.

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