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UN council turns down Libya on emergency meeting

UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council on Monday turned down a Libyan request for a special meeting to discuss Western air strikes on the country following the council's imposition of a no-fly zone, diplomats said.
The council decided instead simply to hold a briefing already planned for Thursday by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on how the resolution that set up the zone to protect civilians in Libya's internal conflict is being implemented.
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