Muammar Gaddafi appears on state TV
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The BBC's Frank Gardner on Muammar Gaddafi's situation

Overnight, Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi dismissed reports that he had fled amid the unrest sweeping the country, calling foreign news channels "dogs".

Speaking to state TV from outside a ruined building, he said: "I am in Tripoli and not in Venezuela," after rumours that he had flown to Caracas.

The BBC's Frank Gardner spoke to Simon McCoy.

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