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Have you had an email from Colonel Gaddafi's wife?
“I am writing this mail with tears and sorrow from my heart.”
# Libya
Gaddafi's body being kept in shopping centre freezer
The dictator’s remains have reportedly been hidden there to keep them safe from angry crowds. (Warning: extremely graphic image).
# Libya
Video: Libyan rebels take Gaddafi compound - but no sign of Muammar
Smoke is rising this evening from the Bab al-Aiziya complex as rebels celebrate by firing into the air.
Voices
Column: 'Writing is a way to fight those who want people silenced'
Libyan author Hisham Matar, whose father was ‘disappeared’ by Gaddafi 21 years ago, says writing is a political act – and that the Irish know that better than anyone.
# Libya
ICC to decide on Gaddafi arrest warrant
Meanwhile, the NATO bombardment of the country has entered its symbolic 100th day.
# No entry
Olympic officials set to withold Gaddafi tickets 'until situation becomes clearer'
Following an intervention from David Cameron, it has been confiirmed that Gaddafi or his affiliates will not be issued tickets.
# Gaddafi
Checkmates: Colonel Gaddafi plays chess with renowned Russian eccentric
With few friends in the west, Gaddafi took on the president of the World Chess Federation in Libya on Sunday.
# Libya
NATO bombards Libya in heaviest strikes so far 'killing three and wounding dozens'
A government spokesman said NATO had targeted buildings used by volunteers in the Libyan army but the alliance said it targeted a storage facility supplying those who carry out attacks on civilians.
# Libya
Gaddafi offers truce and negotiations in Libya but no sign of stepping down
Appearing on state television, the Libyan leader was more conciliatory than usual but NATO’s airstrikes continued in the capital of Tripoli as pro-Gaddafi forces continued to shell the besieged city of Misrata.
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The 9 at 9: Saturday
Nine things you need to know before 9am: Gardaí make five arrests in relation to a massive drugs haul; good news for cash-strapped ESB customers; presidential elections in Nigeria; and Stephen Fry is prepared to go to prison.
# Libya
No-fly zone over Libya approved by UN
UN members voted on the no-fly zone last night, which came hours after Gaddafi vowed to crush the rebellion in his country.
# Libya
Libya latest: Pro-Gaddafi forces appear to be turning the tide of rebel revolt
Forces loyal to the embattled leader have retaken the previously rebel controlled city of Zawiya and are gaining in strength as the EU fails to make progress on possible action in the country.
# Libya
Gaddafi working on a deal to step down as Libyan leader according to opposition
A spokesperson for Gaddafi has denounced the reports of talks with the opposition.
# Bailout
Irish government sought bank bailout from Libya
A report says that Brian Lenihan knew of a visit to Libya to secure funding for troubled Irish banks.
# Libya
US to impose 'unilateral and multilateral' sanctions against Libya as unrest continues
Earlier, embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi appeared defiant on state television.
# Gaddafi
Ten things you should know about Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi
What you need to know about one of the world’s longest serving leaders.
# Libya
Colonel Gaddafi under pressure as Obama condemns Libya violence
The Libyan leader could speak on state TV again today with reports of opposition gaining towns and cities across the country.
# Libya
Irish Air Corps to make second attempt to evacuate Irish people in Libya
The Department of Foreign Affairs will attempt to put a crisis management team including the Irish Ambassador to Italy on the ground in Tripoli today.
# Libya
Air Corps plane leaves Tripoli – but no Irish on board
An Irish Air Corps plane left Tripoli without any Irish passengers on board, a government spokesman confirmed.
# Libya
Gaddafi vows to crush the revolt "house by house" as protests escalate
As reports emerge of key government resignations and troops aligning with protesters, other countries prepare to evacuate their citizens from Libya.
# Libya
In photos: Irish Defence Forces fly to Libya to evacuate Irish citizens
Two Air Corps planes with nine crew have arrived in Malta to await go-ahead to evacuate about 40 Irish people from Malta, as over a dozen other governments prepare to evacuate their citizens.
# Libya
Efforts to evacuate Irish citizens from centre of Libyan protests
About 900 protesters have been brought into one hospital in Benghazi, mostly suffering from gunshot wounds. A total of 40 Irish nationals are known to be in the country – with six located near the centre of the protests.