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World 11 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

British govt lawyers look to block BSkyB bid - paper

LONDON (Reuters) - British government lawyers are drawing up plans to block Rupert Murdoch's bid to buy out the broadcaster BSkyB, the Independent newspaper said on Monday, a move that could spare Prime Minister David Cameron a potentially damaging parliamentary vote.

World 11 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

British govt lawyers look to block BSkyB bid-paper

LONDON (Reuters) - British government lawyers are drawing up plans to block Rupert Murdoch's bid to buy out the broadcaster BSkyB, the Independent newspaper said on Monday, a move that could spare Prime Minister David Cameron a potentially damaging parliamentary vote.

World 11 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Murdoch under pressure to reconsider British bid

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain was looking for a way out of approving media baron Rupert Murdoch's multi-billion dollar deal to buy broadcaster BSkyB amid a phone-hacking scandal that has damaged the prime minister and raised broader questions about politicians' relations with the media.

World 11 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Libyan rebels dig in as France grows impatient

MISRATA/PARIS (Reuters) - Libyan rebels dug into defensive positions and hoarded ammunition on Monday, stalled in their advance towards Tripoli in a slowing campaign that is starting to irk NATO allies.

World 14 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Suicide blast in Kandahar kills four, including top cleric

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide attack at a funeral service for the Afghan president's assassinated brother killed the head of the religious council for southern Kandahar province on Thursday and at least three other people, officials said.

World 14 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Libya talks to seek political solution to end war

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Western powers and Arab states meeting in Istanbul on Friday will seek a political solution to end the civil war in Libya, amid conflicting signals over whether Muammar Gaddafi intends to fight on or surrender power.

World 14 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

SPECIAL REPORT - How fuel smuggling keeps Gaddafi machine running

ZOKRA, Tunisia (Reuters)- Yacine, a 24-year old Tunisian in jeans and an oil-stained red T-shirt, has been busy since war broke out next door in Libya.

World 10 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Gaddafi forces shell rebels south of Libyan capital

AL-QAWALISH, Libya (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi let loose a heavy artillery bombardment on Sunday to try to push back rebel fighters who had taken a village about 100 km south of Tripoli.

World 10 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Gaddafi forces shell rebels south of Libyan capital

AL-QAWALISH, Libya (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi let loose a heavy artillery bombardment on Sunday to try to push back rebel fighters who had taken a village about 100 km (60 miles) south of Tripoli.

World 11 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Murdoch under pressure to reconsider British bid

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain was looking for a way out of approving media baron Rupert Murdoch's multi-billion dollar deal to buy broadcaster BSkyB amid a phone-hacking scandal that has damaged the prime minister and raised broader questions about politicians' relations with the media.