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Britons, Dutch, Germans Urged to Leave Libya's Benghazi

Officials from Britain, Germany and the Netherlands have urged their citizens to immediately leave the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi following what has been described as a specific and imminent threat against Westerners.

The foreign ministries of the three countries issued statements Thursday about the security situation in Benghazi. Britain said there was a high threat of terrorism in the city, adding that attacks could be indiscriminate and target places frequented by foreigners.

It is not clear how many people will be affected by the advisories.

The warnings come a day after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before Congress on the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, which killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

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Generosity Overwhelms Quake-Stricken Nepal

Multimedia Quake Overwhelms Nepal

VOA's Steve Herman describes the scene in Kathmandu, where quake survivors persevere despite death toll, which now exceeds 4,300 More

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