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Harry Potter’s train station renovated
LONDON — Harry Potter fans should now find it a bit easier to find platform 9¾.
King's Cross station, the London train terminal made famous by J.K. Rowling’s series on the boy wizard, has undergone a $875 million makeover.
The station is the setting of the fictional platform 9¾, where Harry and his friends went through a wall to find the train to Hogwarts, their school.
The 45 million real-life commuters who struggle through the cluttered station every year often found the experience something short of magical.
On Monday a spectacular new glass-and-steel entrance opened to the public in a bid to cut the crowding.
As part of the station’s renovation, there is now a photo-op version of platform 9¾ — right next to platform 9.
Libya seeks custody of Gadhafi spy-chief
NOUAKCHOTT — A top Libyan official traveled to the Mauritanian capital Monday to press for the extradition of one of Moammar Gadhafi’s closest associates, the former Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senoussi.
“We are here to ask our Mauritanian brothers to hand over this criminal who has committed many crimes against the Libyan people,” he said. “We will judge him in Libya.”
The former intelligence chief is accused of attacking civilians during the uprising in Libya last year and of the 1989 bombing of a French airliner. The International Criminal Court, France and Libya all said they want to prosecute Mr. al-Senoussi.
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