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Libya keeps out ex-Gadhafi aides

TRIPOLI, Libya - Libya's parliament passed a law on Sunday banning officials who served under ousted dictator Moammar Gadhafi from government posts, a move that could push many of the country's new leaders from office.

The Political Isolation Law injects a new dose of uncertainty into Libyan politics during a still-fragile transition. It comes at a time when the government is struggling to rein in militias and politicians are grappling with a weak central government and lawlessness.

Its backers say it is necessary to complete the 2011 revolution against Gadhafi, who was captured and killed at the hands of rebels fighting him. Critics charge that the law is too broad, and that its vague wording could force out people like the prime minister who held fairly minor posts during Gadhafi's more than 40-year rule. Many of these officials played a key role during the uprising that overthrew Gadhafi.

- AP

Jet crashes at Spanish airshow

MADRID - A historic jet plane crashed into a hangar and exploded at an airshow southwest of the capital Sunday, severely injuring its pilot who later died in the hospital, officials said.

A spokesman for Spain's Defense Ministry said the pilot, Ladislao Tejedor Romero, 35, an experienced jet pilot and assistant to Defense Minister Pedro Morenes, died of his injuries in the serious burns unit of Getafe hospital.

Some 3,000 people were at Cuatro Vientos airfield watching a showcase of aerial acrobatics and vintage aircraft when the plane, one of the first jet-propelled planes to be manufactured in Spain, crashed, sending a fireball and thick black smoke into the air.

The plane, a HA-200 Saeta, was a built in the 1950s as an advanced jet trainer by Hispano Aviacion, ministry spokesman Alfredo Florenza said.

Florenza said the cause of the crash was not known.

- AP

10 are dead in Nigerian attack

YOLA, Nigeria - Police say at least 10 people have been killed in an attack in northeast Nigeria that targeted a church and a local market.

The attack occurred Sunday in Njilan, a village in Adamawa state.

Adamawa state police spokesman Muhammad Ibrahim said that six people had been killed in the market, while another four were killed around the church. Ibrahim could not immediately offer a motive for the attack.

Northeast Nigeria has faced increasingly bloody attacks by Islamic extremists since 2010. While the government has deployed more soldiers and police in the region, the attacks by the extremist network Boko Haram, splinter groups and others continue.

- AP