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  Court allows bomber to drop appeal  A court has formally allowed Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi to abandon his second appeal against his conviction over the Lockerbie bombing   Lockerbie bomber returns to Libya
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  Lockerbie bomber's appeal starts  Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi, convicted in the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie, began an appeal of his conviction Terrorist who provided link to Iraq dead  Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi who said he was tortured into making a false connection between al Qaeda and Iraq has died in a Libyan prison   African Union in rift with court  The Union will halt co-operation with the International Criminal Court over its decision to charge Sudan's leader with war crimes Lockerbie bomber to be released
  Gaddafi elected as next AU leader  Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been elected as chairman of the 53-nation African Union by delegates at the AU summit Gaddafi storms out of Arab League Fishing boats sink off Libyan coast  Two fishing vessels carrying over 600 people sunk. those on board the vessels apparently were immigrants. Libyan authorities rescued 42   Hundreds feared drowned off Libya

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  International Organization for Migration: More than 200 African migrants are feared dead after their boat sank off the coast of Libya

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  Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, who is suffering from terminal prostate cancer, convicted of the bombing, is expected to be released next week
  Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, 57, has left Scotland on board a plane bound for Libya after being freed from prison on compassionate grounds
Aug.21     Obama condemns bomber's heros welcome'   President Barack Obama: The cheering, flag-waving welcome that the convicted Lockerbie bomber received in Libya was 'highly objectionable'     Trade 'link' to bomber's release   Britain rejected claims made by the son of Moammar Gadhafi that the release of the Lockerbie bomber was linked to trade deals with Libya Aug.22   FBI boss attacks Megrahi release  Robert Mueller has launched a scathing attack on Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill over the release of the Lockerbie bomber   Ministers defend Megrahi release  The Scottish government has defended its decision to release the Lockerbie bomber, amid mounting criticism on both sides of the Atlantic Aug.24   Minister defends Lockerbie release  Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill who allowed the bomber to go back to Libya defended his decision before Scotland's parliament Aug.30   Minister denies deal on Lockerbie release  Justice Minister Straw denied that the bomber was freed from jail as part of an agreement to allow a British energy company to drill for oil... Aug.31     British PM: Terrorist was not traded for oil  Gordon Brown's office: The government did not make a deal to send the Lockerbie bomber home in exchange for an oil contract with Libya

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Sep.4     Leader's son: Libya pressed for deal
  Saif al-Islam Gadhafi: Libya pressured the British government to include Lockerbie bomber in a 2007 prisoner release agreement
Sep.6     Brown backs bid for Libya pay-out
  Gordon Brown has confirmed that the UK will support compensation claims being made against Libya by the families of IRA victims
Sep.9   Lockerbie bomber appears, looking weak  Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi made a brief public appearance at a hospital, looking weak and unable to engage in what was going on around... Sep.13   Britain denies 'secret deal' over slain cop  The government has not dropped the case of a British police officer who was shot dead outside the Libyan embassy in London 25 years ago Sep.22     Town wants Gadhafi's tent taken down   The town of Bedford, is not happy with a tent set up as part of Libyan leader's visit to the United States for the United Nations General As... Sep.23     Gadhafi: Security Council doesn't work
  Libyan leader delivered a lengthy, rambling address in his first appearance before the U.N., slamming both the U.N. Security Council and the U.S. Sep.25   Sister of Lockerbie victim visits Gadhafi  The 39-year-old Lisa Gibson said she and another relative of a Lockerbie victim went to see the controversial figure

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B. 02-02 Gaddafi elected as next AU leader Ethiopia
C. 03-30 Gaddafi storms out of Arab League Qatar
D. 03-30 Fishing boats sink off Libyan coast Libya
03-31 Hundreds feared drowned off Libya Libya
5. 04-28 Lockerbie bomber's appeal starts Scotland
6. 05-12 Terrorist who provided link to Iraq dead Libya
H. 07-03 African Union in rift with court Libya
8. 08-12 Lockerbie bomber to be released Scotland
9. 08-18 Court allows bomber to drop appeal Scotland

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