News Headlines - 09 March 2011

▽BBC staff 'arrested and tortured in Libya by Gaddafi forces' - The Guardian
Two journalists working for the BBC in Libya say they were arrested, tortured and subjected to a mock execution by security forces of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime.

▽Qaddafi bombs tanker in first blow to Libya's oil infrastructure - Christian Science Monitor
A rebel position at Libya’s Ras Lanuf came under withering fire today as Muammar Qaddafi’s forces set an oil tank ablaze at a key export terminal.

▽Libya: Nato considers no-fly zone without UN resolution - Telegraph.co.uk
The Libyan leader on Wednesday night dispatched envoys in a last ditch attempt to head off military action against him by exploiting Western divisions and rallying Arab support to frustrate a US and British move to sign Nato up to a "full spectrum" of action including a no-fly zone.

▽U.S. sends mixed signals on U.N. backing for Libya no-fly zone - CNN
The Obama administration sent mixed signals Wednesday on its stance on a no-fly zone in Libya, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton saying U.N. backing was essential while White House spokesman Jay Carney left the door open to the United States acting unilaterally or in concert with NATO allies.

▽Squatters occupy Gaddafi's London mansion - ABC Online
Squatters have taken over a London house thought to belong to Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of Libyan dictator Moamar Gaddafi.
Scotland Yard says the group, calling itself Topple the Tyrants, has occupied the $17.5 million, eight-bedroom house in north London's exclusive Hampstead Garden Suburb district.
The squatters plastered a banner on the roof of the property which reads "Out of Libya out of London".







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