Mexican President Felipe Calderon says violence along his country’s border with the US is fuelled in part by the US opting to deport rather than prosecute criminals. It was cheaper to send them back rather than try them, Mr Calderon said. Continue reading
Commanders for Libya’s transitional authorities say they have captured former Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi. The news came after transitional forces claimed control of Sirte, Col Gaddafi’s birthplace. There was no independent confirmation of his capture. Col Gaddafi came to power in Libya in 1969. He was toppled in an uprising that began in February.
The International Criminal Court is seeking his arrest.“He’s captured. He’s wounded in both legs,” National Transitional Council (NTC) official Abdel Majid told Reuters news agency. “He’s been taken away by ambulance.” AFP news agency quoted another NTC official, Mohamed Leith, as saying that Col Gaddafi had been captured in Sirte and was “seriously wounded” but still breathing.
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