Libyan State TV has announced that ex-President Gaddafi has been killed when the last stronghold, Sirte, was captured. Other sources talk of him being captured and/or wounded. On the whole, his death in those circumstances, difficult to disentangle, would not be good news though, obviously, many problems would be solved. It reminds me too much of the hole-in-the-corner "execution" of Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, on Christmas Day 1989, which was extremely convenient to those who took over in Romania after their deaths. No trial - no chance of inconvenient details emerging. Just a thought.