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Libya rebels move towards forming national government

The chief diplomat of Libya's rebel council will be tasked with forming an interim government but this cannot be done when much of the country is in the control of Muammar Gaddafi, rebel officials said. Full story

Amnesty says Tunisia killings must be prosecuted

Human rights group Amnesty International called on Tunisia's interim government on Tuesday to prosecute those responsible for unlawful killings during the street protests that toppled President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. Full story

McCain: Gadhafi’s ‘days are numbered’

   Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., tells NBC’s David Gregory the embattled dictator is bound to lose his grip on power, but “the question is how many people are going to be massacred before he leaves."

Three killed in Tunisia clashes: government

Three people were killed in clashes between Tunisian security forces and youths rioting in central Tunis Saturday, an Interior Ministry official told Reuters. Full story

House Republicans plot 2-week spending bill

A spokesman for Speaker John Boehner says that next week Republicans controlling the House will advance a temporary government funding bill to keep the government open for two weeks after a March 4 deadline. Full story

Tunisia forces fire in air but fail to end rally

Tens of thousands of people defied security forces on Sunday to rally in the Tunisian capital calling for a new interim government, a Reuters witness said. Full story

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Policemen try to calm down a pro-government protester during a demonstration in central Tunis
Policemen try to calm down a pro-government protester during a demonstration in central Tunis

Policemen try to calm down a pro-government protester as he shouts towards anti-government protesters during a demonstration in central Tunis January 25, 2011. Hundreds of Tunisians rallied on Tuesday in support of the interim government formed after the ousting of president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali,