Armed groups that have been controlling Tripoli for more than a decade have agreed to leave Libya's capital. Interior minister Imad Trabelsi - part of the internationally recognised government - said after lengthy negotiations a deal had been struck for regular forces to police Tripoli. He told journalists there would only be emergency police, city officers and criminal investigators in their place. The deal comes after a series of deadly clashes in the city in recent months.

Libya has been battered by many armed groups who emerged after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. A series of armed uprisings that led to the long-time dictator's killing created a security vacuum, with much of the country lawless and chaotic since. Libya is currently divided between the internationally recognised government in the west, led by interim Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah in Tripoli, and an administration in the east run by military strongman Khalifa Haftar.

A ruling from the Alabama Supreme Court that frozen embryos are considered children, and that a person could be held liable for accidentally destroying them, has opened up a new front in the US battle over reproductive medicine. The southern US state's largest hospital has paused its in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) services in the wake of the decision, over fears it could expose them to criminal prosecution. The University of Alabama at Birmingham health system said it would continue retrieving eggs from women's ovaries.

But it said it would halt the next step in the IVF process, in which the eggs are fertilised with sperm before being implanted into the uterus. "We are saddened that this will impact our patients' attempt to have a baby through IVF," the leading state medical provider said in a statement. Conservative groups welcomed the ruling, arguing that even the tiniest embryo deserved legal protection

Social media major X (formerly Twitter) has admitted to taking down accounts and posts related to the ongoing farmers' protests in India. The site has claimed it took down the pages after the Indian government sent them "executive orders". The orders were "subject to potential penalties, including imprisonment", X said in a statement, adding that it "disagreed with these actions". X's clarification was shared on their official handle @GlobalAffairs.

Several activists had earlier complained about their posts being removed. X user and Indian journalist Mohammed Zubair wrote on Monday that "many influential X accounts" of reporters, influencers and prominent farm unionists covering farmers' protest in India were "suspended". In its clarification, X said the accounts and posts were being withheld in India alone "in compliance with the orders". It, however, added that the platform did not agree with the government action and maintained that "freedom of expression should extend to these posts". The platform also said it had legally challenged the government's "blocking orders", without specifying which court they had petitioned.

Julian Assange's lawyers opened a final U.K. legal challenge to stop the WikiLeaks founder from being sent to the United States to face spying charges, arguing that American authorities are seeking to punish him for exposing serious criminal acts by the U.S. government. Lawyer Edward Fitzgerald said Assange may "suffer a flagrant denial of justice" if he is sent to the U.S. At a two-day High Court hearing, Assange's attorneys are asking judges to grant a new appeal, his last legal roll of the dice in Britain.

Judge Victoria Sharp said he was granted permission to come from Belmarsh Prison for the hearing, but had chosen not to attend. Fitzgerald said the 52-year-old Australian was unwell. Stella Assange, his wife, said Julian had wanted to attend, but that his health was "not in good condition." She said The WikiLeaks founder was following proceedings through his lawyers.

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