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Sep 5, 2011, 11:34 p.m.

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's new leadership has evidence Muammar Gaddafi bought arms this year from sanctions-busting traders in China and Europe, many of them via Algeria, but are split over how far to retaliate against governments who failed to stop it. In interviews with Reuters in Tripoli on Monday, officials of the National Transitional Council (NTC) also accused Algeria of acting as Gaddafi's "lifeline," providing him with vital supplies and fighters during Libya's six-month war.

More fighting in Sudan border area, key town quiet

DAMAZIN, Sudan (Reuters) - Sudanese government troops and groups allied to South Sudan have continued to skirmish along their joint border, but life has returned to normal in some border areas, a northern government official said. Last week, fighting broke out in Blue Nile state between Sudan's army and groups allied to the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), the dominant force in newly independent South Sudan.

Tijuana violence slows as one cartel takes control

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's famously seedy border city of Tijuana is enjoying a lull in drug murders as the country's most powerful cartel gains the upper hand over its rivals. While other parts of Mexico are hit by an increase in drugs violence, the beheadings and massacres familiar a few years ago are now rare in Tijuana, a key battleground on one of the most lucrative drug smuggling corridors to the United States.

Large Libyan convoy arrives in Niger: sources

AGADEZ (Reuters) - A large convoy of Libyan armored vehicles escorted by the Nigerian military arrived in the northern Niger desert town of Agadez late on Monday, a French military source and a Niger military source told Reuters. The convoy contained between 200 and 250 Libyan military vehicles and included officers from Libya's southern army battalions, and likely crossed from Libya into Algeria before entering Niger, the sources said on condition of anonymity.

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