Rebels enter Tripoli

The Gadaffi regime is on the brink.

Most major news organisations are reporting tonight that Libyan rebels have entered Tripoli and that Muammar al-Gadaffi's regime, its authority long since undermined by the uprising, is on the verge of collapse. Earlier this evening, Al Arabiya TV reported that Gaddafi's presidential guard has surrendered to the rebels.

Of British broadcasters, only Sky News has a presence on the ground in the Libyan capital. Their reporter Alex Crawford is apparently sending back live pictures from the back of a truck in Tripoli, via a mini-satellite dish connected to a car cigarette lighter socket. Sky's live feed can be watched here.

Meanwhile, the whereabouts of Gadaffi himself are unknown.

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Word of the week: Michellania


Each week The Staggers will pick a new word to describe our uncharted political and socioeconomic territory. 

After brash Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump paraded his family at the national convention, the word of the week is:

Michellania (n)

A speech made of words and phrases gathered from different sources, such as Michelle Obama speeches and Rick Astley lyrics.

Usage: 

"I listened hard, but all I heard was michellania."

"Can you really tell the difference between all this michellania?"

"This michellania - you couldn't make it up."

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