Libyan conflict continues

by Kirsty Tobin

12.27 UK officials scramble to retract comments made by defence secretary Liam Fox stating that Gaddafi is a legitimate target. Speaking on the BBC, chief of the defence staff, General Sir David Richards, said: “Absolutely not. It is not allowed under the UN resolution and it is not something I want to discuss any further.”

New York Times reports that four of their journalists being held in Libya have been released. One, Stephen Farrell, has dual Irish and British citizenship.

11.20 According to reports, the building has been destroyed. Coalition forces say this building was a command centre.

11.13 Building in Colonel Gaddafi’s compound damaged in Tripoli airstrike.

10.51 Airstrikes aborted at risk of civilian casualties.

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The eco-friendly week

By Sandra Juncu

"It's time to go beyond the hour" the Earth Hour organizers are telling us

Did you know that a leaking tap can fill a bath tub in less than a week, and waste as much as 1 litre of water per hour? Did you know that research has shown as much as £1 out of every £3 spent in the UK on lighting and heating homes is wasted?

These are just some of the questions being asked this week as part of a campaign to raise awareness on environmental problems and on individual alternatives for a greener future.

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New round of air strikes against Libya

by Kirsty Tobin

10.27 Reuters report that forces loyal to Gaddafi are taking civilians from local towns into Misrata and using them as human shields.

10.15 Confusion arises as Sky News reports that Gaddafi is a legitimate target for UK military, while coalition forces have maintained that they are not targetting the dictator.

10.04 Unconfirmed reports are surfacing that one of Gaddafi’s sons is critically injured. He is reportedly fighting death in a Libyan hospital, following injury when a fighter jet crashed into the Gaddafi compound. Some reports state that he died yesterday.

9.43 Building in Gaddafi compound damaged by air strikes.

9:35 New air strikes launched around Ajdabiya. Ajdabiya is currently held by forces loyal to Gaddafi. Forces previously encamped in Benghazi have been pushed back to this north-eastern town.

British and French forces maintain that targets are being carefully chosen to avoid civilian casualties.

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