On the Radar: Libya, oil, Bahrain, New Zealand quake
Protesters are demanding that the leader of Libya, Moammar Gadhafi, step down.
February 22nd, 2011
10:29 AM ET

On the Radar: Libya, oil, Bahrain, New Zealand quake

Libya - Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi may be losing control of the country. There appears to be no government control in eastern Libya. CNN's Ben Wedeman, who is reporting exclusively from inside Libya where other reporters have not been allowed, says the unrest is threatening oil supplies. Tripoli residents say they are running out of food and facing gunfire from Libyan security forces. Gadhafi went on TV to deny reports that he had fled the country, and state television has reported he will speak again. Who is Gadhafi, and who is his son, who also addressed the nation?

Other international protests - Across the Middle East and North Africa, dozens of protests in several countries continue to rage. Stay up to date with CNN.com's live blog from the region. In Bahrain, at least 30,000 protesters have marched through the center of Manama, the capital. It's the biggest anti-government rally since protests there began last week.

New Zealand earthquake - A 6.3-magnitude quake rocked Christchurch, New Zealand, one of the country's largest cities. The quake killed 65 people, but the death toll is expected to increase. Several people are trapped in the rubble of buildings that were flattened. Tour the devastation with CNN's Anna Coren, and listen to the mayor describe the earthquake.

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  1. Mike

    What's with the horrible interpreter? Can't you guys find someone who can actually translate professionally? I just watched your coverage of Gadhafi and the tranlslation was absolutely tragic.

    February 22, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      When you have a ramlbing nutjob it may be hard to translate. Mr. G also looks like a Jim Jones, he looks like drugs have got the better of him.

      February 23, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ali Masaoud

    Hello my name is Ali Masaoud ,im 13 years old.im american libyan.Mr.Obama can you please help the civilians in libya,gadafi is killing to many people and and alot of people dosnt like it.and my grandmother lives in libya so i dont want her to get shot,so can you please kick that old pig (gadafi)out of libya please thank you

    February 22, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
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    February 22, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
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    February 22, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. leeintulsa

    Isn't interesting that countries we consider friends and allies have relativly bloodless coups, while countries we consider foes have bloodbaths? Our influence?

    February 22, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
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    February 23, 2011 at 6:11 am | Report abuse |