Rory Mulholland

Some rue, others salute Thatcher’s divisive rule

US President Barack Obama and ANC spokesperson Keith Khoza have been among the friends and foes who paid tribute to the UK's iconic Margaret Thatcher.

Sarkozy’s political career could be over

French leader Nicolas Sarkozy says he will quit politics if he loses next month's election as his challenger presses home on the incumbent's record.

Sirte hospital crammed with the dazed and the dead

Triumphant fighters marched up and down as dazed and frightened patients in Sirte's main hospital lay crammed into a ground floor corridor.

Libyan fighters shell Sirte ahead of fresh assault

Fighters loyal to Libya's interim government are battling for full control of Muammar Gaddafi's birthplace where diehards are holed up.

Medical emergency fears as Libyan exodus continues

Streams of civilians have fled Sirte in Libya while the Red Cross warns of a medical emergency and battles continue.

Libyan children killed as Sirte exodus grows

Two children have been killed in rocket fire as their family joined the quickening exodus of civilians during a two-day window to flee Sirte, Libya.

Under siege: Civilians flee Gaddafi’s hometown

Heavily armed anti-Gaddafi fighters tightened their siege of the ousted Libyan leader's hometown of Sirte on Monday.

Libya’s NTC unearths mass grave

Libya's new rulers have unearthed a mass grave of 1 700 prisoners slain by Muammar Gaddafi's regime in a 1996 uprising.

NTC storms Sirte amid Nato strikes

Hundreds of fighters for Libya's new rulers thrust into Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte from the east on Sunday, as Nato pounded the coastal city.

Strauss-Kahn back home after sex scandal

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has finally returned to Paris for the first time since a sex scandal which scuppered his hopes for the French presidency.

France to extradite Noriega to Panama

Panama's ex-strongman Manuel Noriega on looks set return home -- and go straight into custody there -- after more than two decades in foreign prisons.

Stalemate leaves frontline Libyan rebel city deserted

Most residents of Ajdabiya voted with their feet and gone to stay in makeshift camps or with relatives in the rebel capital Benghazi or other towns.

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