02 Mar '11, 6am

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WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will look into allegations that embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi may have ordered the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told lawmakers yesterday. Libya said in 2003 it accepted responsibility for the actions of its officials in connection with the bombing, which killed 259 people on Pan Am Flight 103 and 11 on the ground in the Scottish town. Colonel Gaddafi, who has never been held to account over the bombing, is fighting to keep control of Libya, the latest Arab nation facing popular protests that have toppled authoritarian governments in neighbouring Tunisia and Egypt. Mrs Clinton was yesterday given a letter to President Barack Obama signed by two family members of Lockerbie victims, asking the US to continue investigating the matter. "We will follow up on that," she said. "I will certa...

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