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UK warship redeployed to aid Libya evacuation


LONDON (AP) -- Britain's foreign secretary says that a U.K. warship is being redeployed off the coast of Libya for possible help in evacuating Britons from the country.

William Hague said that the frigate HMS Cumberland would be stationed in international waters off the Libyan coast in readiness for a possible sea-borne evacuation of British citizens stuck in the anarchic north African country.

Hague said Tuesday that his government was seeking to send a charter flight to Libya to help British citizens leave but that it had yet to receive the necessary permission to land from Libyan authorities.

Governments across the world are scrambling to pick up citizens stranded by Libya's bloody unrest.

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