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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gaddafi Dead? And Other Worldly News

Reports from Tripoli this morning that Moammar Gaddafi was killed when a convoy he was purported in was attacked. Reports are sketchy. There is a running story here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/middle-east-live/2011/oct/20/syria-libya-middle-east-unrest-live
But be aware there are really grisly images of a body thought to be Gaddafi's.

I can't even keep straight what's up in Tunisia, but they're about to have their first election:
 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/19/tunisia-elections-revolution-future

Greece's general strike erupted into violence and people marched on the parliament:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/19/athens-police-clash-marching-parliament

GM'd crops are making matters worse:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/oct/19/gm-crops-insecurity-superweeds-pesticides

Bolivians oppose the "jungle highway":
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/20/indigenous-protesters-march-highway

And here is your 24 Hours in Pictures:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/gallery/2011/oct/20/24-hours-in-pictures

Quite a Thursday!

2 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

No shortage of entertainment in the news. Have they confirmed that it is the horror monger that is dead? Last I read it was still unconfirmed.

Austan said...

Some witnesses say it's him, but nothing official yet... One guy said he personally hit him with a shoe, and he's dead.