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Libya unrest: Royal Navy evacuates 110 from Tripoli

4 August 2014 Last updated at 06:04 BST

A Royal Navy ship helping Britons to leave Libya amid worsening violence in the country is now at sea and heading to Malta, the Ministry of Defence says.

It said HMS Enterprise was helping about 110 people but would not say when the ship was expected to reach Malta.

The Foreign Office had previously urged British people to leave the country immediately and is temporarily closing its embassy in the Libyan capital.

It said the majority of those leaving on the ship were British.

Emily Thomas reports.