Canada recognises Libya rebels as 'legitimate'

Canada has recognised a coalition of Libyan rebels as the "legitimate representative" of the Libyan people.

In Ottawa, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird pledged to hold talks with the National Transition Council (NTC).

Canada also promised 2m Canadian dollars ($2m; £1.3m) in humanitarian aid to the country, including to prevent sexual violence against women.

The NTC emerged from the forces that launched a revolt against Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi's rule in February.

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