Electricity shortages prompt generator use in war-battered Tripoli | AFP

Calm might have returned to Tripoli after recent fighting, but electricity shortages still plague the Libyan capital, where generators chug incessantly. It’s just one of many problems facing the oil-rich North African nation torn by violence since the 2011 overthrow of former dictator Moamer Kadhafi.

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Sea Watch rescues 100 migrants off Libya | AFP

The German NGO Sea Watch rescued around 100 migrants off of Libya on Wednesday, saying the Libyan coastguard would have turned them back to shore if the humanitarian group had not intervened. IMAGES

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Landmines spell silent threat in Libyan former war zone | AFP

Deminers take part in the clearance of unexploded ordnance remaining in the Libyan capital Tripoli. Oil-rich Libya has been torn by years of violence, drawing in tribal militias, jihadists and mercenaries, since the 2011 toppling and killing of longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi in a Western-backed uprising.

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Tripoli residents celebrate retreat of Libya strongman’s forces | AFP

Residents of the Libyan capital Tripoli hold celebrations after forces loyal to Libya’s UN-recognised government overrun rival strongman Khalifa Haftar’s last western stronghold, following a 14-month assault on Tripoli. After a series of military victories by forces loyal to Tripoli’s UN-recognised government, Strongman Khalifa Haftar has backed a ceasefire in Libya starting Monday, Egypt’s president announced after talks in Cairo.

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Today in History for January 31st

Highlights of Today in History: US launches first satellite into orbit; Libyan intelligence officer convicted of Pan Am 103 bombing; US Soldier executed for desertion during World War II; Norman Mailer born; Franz Schubert born. (Jan. 31)

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Libya: Funeral in Tripoli after deadly airstrike | AFP

A funeral is held in the Libyan capital after an airstrike on a military school in al-Hadba al-Khadra, a residential area in south Tripoli.

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George Galloway – The Mother Of All Talkshows – Episode 25

Joining us on the show today is Sir John Curtis – professor of Politics at Strathclyde University to talk about UK’s General Election. Dr Moussa Ibrahim – former Libyan Minister for Media and Culture and Libya’s Spokesperson in 2011 to talk about Libya during Gaddafi and Libya now. News anchor Manila Chan will talk to George about Trump. Also, Adam Garrie will be available for your questions in the last hour, so get your calls and tweets in now!

AP Top Stories July 3

Here’s the latest for Wednesday July 3rd: Airstrike kills 44 migrants in Libyan detention center; Military equipment in place for Trump’s July 4th; Heavy rain in south Japan, over 1m directed to leave; Thousands of barrels of bourbon burn in Kentucky

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Airstrike hits detention center in Libya

An airstike hit a migrant detention center near the capital city of Tripoli, killing at elast 40 people. Libyan government blames the self-styled Libyan National Army (July 3)

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AP Top Stories July 3

Here’s the latest for Wednesday July 3rd: Iran threatens more uranium enrichment; Airstrike hits Libyan migrant center; Asylum seeker ruling goes against Trump administration policy; Military vehicles in DC ahead of July 4th celebrations.

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Deadly airstrike hits migrants in Libya

An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants in the Libyan capital early Wednesday, killing at least 40 people, a health official in the country’s U.N.-supported government said. The government blames the self-styled Libyan National Army. (July 3)

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Car drifters put on a show in Tripoli

A group of Libyan car drifters gather in an empty parking lot near Tripoli’s Martyrs Square during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, to show off their drifting skills while dozens of spectators attend the nightly car show that typically starts after midnight and ends shortly before Souhour (the last meal before the start of the fast).

Libya: Macron meets Sarraj amid tensions over Tripoli assault

French President Emmanuel Macron meets Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, who has accused Paris of supporting his rival and tacitly backing his assault on Tripoli, a presidential source says. IMAGES