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# Liberation

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# Liberation
Gary Lineker hopes gay footballer comes out during Qatar World Cup
The former England striker believes this act would send a strong message to the host nation.
# golfgate
Phil Hogan may seek compensation over resignation during golfgate saga
Hogan has spoken to a French newspaper about his interactions with Ursula von der Leyen as the controversy raged.
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# Syria
In liberated Raqqa, evidence of the Isis media machine is everywhere
The so-called Islamic State takes the subject of propaganda very seriously.
# Liberation
'ISIS welded our doors shut and rigged them with bombs' - The civilians in the battle for Mosul
IS-controlled areas in west Mosul became more and more crowded with civilians.
# Anniversary
'The most harrowing work I've had to do': The Irish priest among the liberators at Bergen-Belsen
The concentration camp was liberated on this day in 1945.
# manbij
Civilians celebrate in the streets as Islamic State is pushed out of Syrian city
Some men were seen clipping their beards with scissors while women were able to uncover their faces.
# Social change
New tribute to the 1971 contraceptive train which changed Ireland's sexual landscape forever
A musical has been written about the movement.
# Paris
Hunt for lone gunman after shots fired at French newspaper and banking offices
A major manhunt is under way in the famous Champs-ElyseƩ district of Paris after a man opened fire in a newspaper office lobby.
Voices
Aaron McKenna: We need a robust civics education if we want informed citizens
CSPE should educate on how the economy, government and tax fits together, rather than just how proportional representation works, writes Aaron McKenna.
# France
France's richest man to sue paper which told him to 'get lost'
Bernard Arnault has created controversy with news that he is to become a Belgian citizen but he says he will continue to comply with French taxes which are set to rise for millionaires.
# Libya
Libya names new prime minister
Meanwhile, NATO’s Secretary General is in Tripoli to mark the military organisation’s withdrawal from the country.
# Libya
NTC declares to the world that Libya is liberated
A historic day for Libya…the formal declaration has been made in Benghazi in front of tens of thousands of people today.
# Libya
Autopsy reveals Gaddafi died by gunshot to head
Meanwhile, it is being reported that the former dictator’s body will be handed back to his extended family following a deal with Libya’s interim government.
# Libya
Libya's liberation to be declared on Sunday
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril has said that elections will be held within eight months.