Tuesday 30 August 2011

Libya liberation and hunt for Gaddafi top newslist

The uprising in Libya and hunt for Gaddafi was the top news story in the UK for the week ending Sunday 28, August, according to journalisted.

The fall of Libya, and subsequent search for Colonel Gaddafi, as rebels took control of the capital Tripoli, generated 782 articles; America battened down the hatches in preparation for Hurricane Irene, 238 articles; Steve Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple due to ill health, 161 articles; GCSE results announced, 160 articles.

Covered little, according to journalisted, were violent clashes during Chile's national strike, 11 articles; Canadian opposition leader Jack Layton dies aged 61, 10 articles; Bolton man dies after being Tasered, the third death following an arrest in 8 days, 9 articles; 5 people die at Belgian music festival Pukkelpop as weather conditions cause stage collapse, 5 articles; Cyprus' financial problems continue, as the government debates an emergency fiscal package, 3 articles.

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