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The Last recorded moments of the Libyan leader Major General Abdel Fattah Younes 28.07.2011The Last recorded moments of the Libyan leader Major General Abdel Fattah Younes... more
A blast at a coal mine in eastern Ukraine and an elevator collapse at another today killed at least 18 people, officials said. The rescuers are still searching for a total 20 miners missing at both mines.
An explosion went off at the Suhodolskaya-Vostochnaya mine in the Lugansk region, leaving 16 people dead, three injured and nine missing among the total of 28 miners working underground at about 2 a.m. local time (0000 GMT). According to an initial investigation, the accident was caused by a mix of methane and air, Xinhua told.
The other mine death occurred when an elevator collapsed at the Bazhanova mine in Donetsk region hours after the Lugansk explosion, authorities said, adding that nearly 600 workers underground had been evacuated through emergency exits.A blast at a coal mine in eastern Ukraine and an elevator collapse at another today... more
TRIPOLI — Explosions rocked central Tripoli for the second night in a row and Britain said weeks of NATO bombardment had inflicted extensive damage on Moammar Gadhafi's heavily-fortified compound.
Libya's leader is clinging to power despite a four-month-old NATO air campaign and a lengthening conflict with rebels seeking an end to his 41-year rule and who have seized large swathes of the North African country.
The explosions hit Tripoli at about 1 a.m. on Sunday, a day after NATO launched strikes on what it said was a military command site in Tripoli.
Major General Nick Pope, the Chief of the Defense Staff's communications officer, said Royal Air Force aircraft struck the high perimeter walls of Gadhafi's Bab al-Aziziyah complex.
"Gadhafi has for decades hidden from the Libyan people behind these walls. The vast Bab al-Aziziyah compound is not just his personal residence, but more importantly is also the main headquarters for his regime, with command and control facilities and an army barracks," Pope said on Sunday.
"Successive NATO strikes in past weeks have inflicted extensive damage on the military facilities within."
As the war drags on longer than many had initially envisaged, the West is increasingly hoping for a negotiated end.
Libya's government also appears willing to talk. Government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said on Friday that Libyan representatives were ready to hold more talks with the United States and the rebels, but that Gadhafi would not quit.
Ibrahim said senior Libyan officials had a "productive dialogue" with U.S. counterparts last week in a rare meeting that followed the Obama administration's recognition of the rebel government.
"We believe other meetings in the future ... will help solve Libyan problems," Ibrahim told reporters in Tripoli. "We are willing to talk to the Americans more."
On the cusp of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, poorly armed rebels seem unlikely to quickly unseat Gadhafi.
The rebels declared advances this week but they also suffered losses near Misrata and in fighting for Brega.
On Thursday rebels said minefields slowed their advance on Brega -- which they had earlier claimed to have all but captured -- but that they had pushed closer to Zlitan, on the Mediterranean coast 160 km (100 miles) east of Tripoli.
It was relatively quiet on the western front near Zlitan on Sunday, with some sporadic fire from Gadhafi's forces. Most rebels were taking shelter from the hot sun. The forward field hospital had one wounded man on Sunday and 22 on Saturday.
"We are holding this position and waiting to move forward. God willing, it will be soon," said Salim, a 21-year-old student and rebel volunteer.
Britain's Pope said RAF jets on patrol near Zlitan successfully struck four buildings on Saturday, which NATO surveillance had identified as command and control centres and staging posts, as well as hitting an ammunition stockpile.
Apache helicopters also struck a number of military positions between Zlitan and Khums, he said.
Zlitan is the largest city between rebel-held Misrata and the capital Tripoli and remains in Gadhafi's control. Were the rebels to take Zlitan, attention would turn to Khums, the next large town on the coastal road to the capital.
As Western nations intensify diplomatic efforts to foster an exit from the conflict, a European diplomat said that a U.N. envoy would seek to persuade warring parties in Libya to accept a plan that envisages a ceasefire and a power-sharing government, but with no role for Gadhafi.
The diplomat said the informal proposals would be canvassed by the special U.N. envoy to Libya, Abdul Elah al-Khatib, who has met both government and rebels several times.
Khatib, a Jordanian senator, told Reuters in Amman he hoped both sides would accept his ideas.
"The U.N. is exerting very serious efforts to create a political process that has two pillars; one is an agreement on a ceasefire and simultaneously an agreement on setting up a mechanism to manage the transitional period," he said. He did not go into the details of that mechanism.
Hopes for a negotiated settlement are growing as Europe and the United States grapple with fiscal crises at home. This week, France said for the first time that Gadhafi could stay in Libya as long as he gives up power.
Complicating Gadhafi's situation is the fact that the world court in The Hague seeks his arrest over crimes against humanity allegedly committed by his forces. This makes it difficult for him to find refuge outside the country.
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Malawi's main cities have erupted in protest against President Bingu wa Mutharika, leaving one person dead as police used live fire and teargas to break up crowds who torched homes and vehicles.
One person was shot dead and six injured in the northern town of Mzuzu, a hospital official said, while police beat activists with rifle butts in the capital Lilongwe and fired teargas in the commercial hub Blantyre.Malawi's main cities have erupted in protest against President Bingu wa... more
Half-naked political activists have been brutally dispersed by an embassy employee while protesting in Kiev in support of Georgian photo journalists accused of espionage. A local journalist is reported to have been injured during the dispersal. A group of girls from the Ukrainian FEMEN movement gathered in front of the Georgian embassy in Kiev on Monday, holding huge fake cameras and posters saying "No pictures -- no democracy!"Half-naked political activists have been brutally dispersed by an embassy employee... more
Cameraman almost killed by exploding morter while filming millitary base explosion
RAW,Huge explosion at military base close to Turkmenistan's capital,Ashgabat (1382 people dead) - YouTubeAn explosion in a military depot outside Turkmenistan's capital, Ashgabat, have killed more 1382 people, according to Chronicles of Turkmenistan. (http://www.chrono-tm.org/?id=3220) Initially, the government denied reports of any casualties or major damage caused by the blasts, which were documented on video by Abadan residents. It took three days for the authorities to admit that 13 civilians and two military personnel had been killed.
According to eyewitnesses, the explosions occurred inside a large military depot. A government commission dealing with the consequences of the disaster found that "fire occurred as a result of very hot weather...[which] led to detonation of fireworks and their spreading to a larger territory, including an army warehouse with Soviet-era explosives."
Six days after the explosion of an ammunition depot in Abadan, Turkmenistan, residents cannot get answers from the authorities about their relatives, feared killed in the multiple blasts. They can still hear rockets exploding, but they're told this is just soldiers detonating any unexploded ordnance they find, Turkmen blogger Serdar Aytakov reports..
According to reports by human rights activists, 30 people, including newborns, died in a maternity clinic and 30 children who had gone to take a computer lesson at a school located near the power station were also killed. Only fragments of bodies remain in these cases, making it hard to identify victims. (Read further at http://www.eurasianet.org/node/63870)
State television has begun providing daily reports about the situation in Abadan, but the coverage is limited to officials' accounts on the recovery and rebuilding efforts.An explosion in a military depot outside Turkmenistan's capital, Ashgabat, have... more
Massive explosions at the Evangelos Florakis Naval Base in Cyprus was confirmed by the Cypriot Defence Ministry this morning to happen at around six O'clock.The blast was caused by confiscated arms from the Middle East.
Dozens are dead and many are injured.The near by Vassiliko electricity plant was seriuosly damaged too.Massive explosions at the Evangelos Florakis Naval Base in Cyprus was confirmed by the... more
LIBYA Boy gets over exited as NATO bomb the ammunition depots in Mazda.
I am sure that every person in Libya has a story to tell regarding his or her experience during the Libyan Revolution.
This is mine."
By Saleh M. BuisierI am sure that every person in Libya has a story to tell regarding his or her... more
Taliban Suicide Bombers blow up Top Kabul Hotel others killed by Afghan&NATO forces
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Investigative reporter Wayne Madsen, who spent some time in Libya, shares his views on what's really going on in the country and why the mainstream media deliberately misinforms the public about real goals of NATO.Uploaded by RTAmerica on Jun 24, 2011 Investigative reporter Wayne Madsen, who... more
(WARNING GRAPHIC) Massacre of unarmed protesters in Homs today 24.06.2011
Syria,The regime invasion of the Talkakh village with tanks and armored vehicals
Hundreds of loyalists and republicans clashed the past two days in Belfast, Northern Ireland. A photographer has been shot in the leg during the violence. Rival crowds of nationalists and loyalists have thrown bricks, petrol bombs and fireworks at each other. According to the police, up to 700 have been involved in the riots. A Catholic church was also attacked. Ulster Unionist MLA Michael Copeland said he believed the latest violence followed earlier incidents in which loyalist homes were targeted.Hundreds of loyalists and republicans clashed the past two days in Belfast, Northern... more
Gaddafi`s mercenaries being transported like cattle on Airport rd Tripoli
Syria, protesters armed with stones challenge regime security armed with live rounds
,Spain, Amazing veiw of thousands of protesters at Neptuno square in Madrid
Lizzie Cocker talks to Mahmoud who has opened his hotel to refugees who have fled from the pro-Nato rebels who have committed widespread atrocities in particular against black Libyans and immigrants from other parts of Africa.Lizzie Cocker talks to Mahmoud who has opened his hotel to refugees who have fled from... more