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Former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was killed Thursday in his hometown of Sirte.

Students who study Peace and Conflict Journalism at Swarthmore College gathered around the workstations at War News Radio Thursday afternoon and checked up on the first day or reporting on the event.

The MiddleEastLive blog at the Guardian had a strong hour-by-hour breakdown of news. NPR producer Grant Clark reported on the celebration in Tripoli in a radio report on NPR’s news blog.

Hilary Clinton just said “Wow” when she first got the news, while preparing for an interview with CBS. President Obama’s comments were included with several other video reports on CNN‘s “This Just In” news blog.

Democracy Now had a live report from Libya and the Washington Post had AP‘s video obit and other Gadhafi videos. The Post is also reporting that Saif Gadhafi is on the run.

An NTC spokesman confirmed the death in a Sky News report on YouTube. More photos, videos and other info were collected at The Telegraph‘s live blog

A BBC video describes a man who said he killed Gadhafi. The Daily Mail gathered some of the most graphic imagesAl Jazeera linked to a very graphic YouTube video of rebels celebrating with what appears to be Gadhafi’s body.

A Facebook post with some graphic images had 123 “Likes” this afternoon, and jokes were beginning to emerge, including one suggesting that Gadhafi was located through the “Find My iPhone” app.

Foreign Policy linked to more reports in “What We Know About Qaddafi’s Death,” while the BBC chronicled Gadhafi’s last hours.

Tweet search results scrolled to quickly to consume completely but were full of conflicting reports and opinions and reminded us that some were in mourning.

Listen to War News Radio for more news on the death of Gadhafi in our next program.

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Headlines from this weeks show include coverage on the hotel attack in Kabul, the release of French hostages and an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Headlines: War News Radio looks at new bombings in Baghdad, civilian deaths in Libya, Osama bin Laden’s cell phone and more.

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Seated, from left, are: Brigadier General Marshall B. “Brad” Webb, Assistant Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command; Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough; Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Standing, from left, are: Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; National Security Advisor Tom Donilon; Chief of Staff Bill Daley; Tony Binken, National Security Advisor to the Vice President; Audrey Tomason Director for Counterterrorism; John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Please note: a classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


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East Room
11:35 P.M. EDT
THE PRESIDENT:  Good evening.  Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children. Read More→
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The red pin marks the epicenter of the quake. Source:

According to the United States Geological Survey, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake has struck southwestern Pakistan, near the border with Afghanistan.

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake in 2005 in northern Kashmir killed nearly 75,000 people.

More on today’s quake:
The Associated Press • BBC • Reuters • Washington Post • Al-Jazeera • Radio Free Europe

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