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Militias fire on protesters, killing dozens in Libya

Libya

Militias fire on protesters, killing dozens

Libyan militiamen opened fire Friday on white-flag-waving protesters demanding their disbandment, killing at least 31 people and wounding more than 200 in a barrage of heavy machinegun and rocket-propelled grenade fire in Tripoli. The march by thousands was the biggest show of public anger at militias in months. Since the 2011 fall of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, hundreds of militias — many on the public payroll — have carved out zones of power, defying state authority.

Princeton, N.J.

Campus may use meningitis vaccine

Health officials have agreed to import a meningitis vaccine approved in Europe and Australia but not the United States as officials at Princeton consider measures to stop the spread of the disease on the Ivy League campus. The Food and Drug Administration approved importing Bexsero. Princeton this week confirmed the seventh case of meningitis in 2013. The United States does not have a vaccine for the type of bacteria that caused the cases.

Elsewhere

United Nations: The U.N. Security Council on Friday refused a call by the African Union to delay the International Criminal Court trial of Kenya's president and his deputy on charges of crimes against humanity.

Associated Press

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