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**UPDATE: Obama statement: Libya ‘slipping from the grasp of a tyrant’

42 years of Muommar Gaddafi’s rule may be coming to an end.

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Guardian: aide to Gaddafi sons in London may be seeking ‘way out’ **UPDATE: 10 more possible defections

More possible defections from Muommar Gaddafi loyalists, and a timely visit to London by a trusted aide may signal the beginning of the end for the Libyan dictatorship.

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U.S. tightens screws on Libya, calls Qaddafi ‘delusional’

The Obama administration and the UK government moved to tighten the screws on Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi Monday, moving U.S. military assets closer to the country, and freezing $30 million in assets.

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Shadows of things past: ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier back in Haiti

Jean Claude Duvalier, known as “Baby Doc” and the former dictator of Haiti and son of the equally notorious “Papa Doc” Duvalier has made good on his vow to return to the island.

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Letters suggest Lockerbie bomber’s freedom hitched to oil deal

Did the UK push the Scottish government to free the convicted Lockerbie bomber on behalf of British Petroleum? Signs point to maybe.

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