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More than 100 Britons arrive in Malta after Libya evacuation

More than 100 Britons have arrived in Malta after being evacuated from Libya, where fighting between rival armed factions has spread in the capital.

The British survey ship HMS Enterprise evacuated 110 Britons. The British ambassador to Libya, Michael Aron, said the group included 30 children, 12 infants, four pregnant women and one elderly and sick person.

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France and Germany join UK with orders to leave Libya

France and Germany have joined Britain in calling on their citizens in Libya to leave the country amid the worst violence since the war that brought the overthrow of Colonel Gaddafi in 2011.

Black plumes of smoke are seen amid deadly clashes between militants, former rebel fighters and government forces in Libya's second biggest city Benghazi. Credit: Reuters/Esam Omran Al-Fetori

The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya yesterday with diplomats driven across the border into Tunisia under heavy military escort after rising trouble in Tripoli.

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