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Shooting erupted inside the five-star Corinthia Hotel and security forces evacuated guests, including Tripoli's prime minister and an American delegation, after gunmen blasted through the building's security and reception. It was one of the worst assaults targeting foreigners since the 2011 civil war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi and fractured the oil-producing North African state into fiefs of competing armed groups with two national governments both claiming legitimacy. A militant group associated with Islamic State insurgents in Iraq and Syria claimed responsibility for the hotel attack as revenge for the death of a suspected Libyan al Qaeda operative in the United States, according to the SITE monitoring service. "The attackers opened fire inside the hotel, killing four foreigners, two men and two women, who are believed to be from East Asian countries," Omar Khadrawi, head of Tripoli security, told Reuters.
Oswiecim (Poland) (AFP) - 16:41 GMT - Trauma of war - "My whole family was sent to Auschwitz because my parents hid a Jew named Rachmil Friedman. Three members of my family never returned," says Warsaw resident and survivor Eugeniusz Dabrowski, deported to Auschwitz in 1944 aged 15. 16:45 GMT - 'Wall of Death' - "If I survived it was to warn against this ever happening again," Roza Krzywolwocka-Laurow, 79, told AFP's Mary Sibierski earlier at the camp's bullet-riddled "Wall of Death" where the Nazis shot thousands. She was sent to Auschwitz in 1944 as an eight-year-old Polish partisan.
Official stockpile data for the Jan. 23 week will be issued on Wednesday by the government's Energy Information Administration, or EIA. "It looks like crude is trying to stabilize out here in the mid-$40 level, thanks to the weaker dollar," said Tariq Zahir, managing member at Tyche Capital Advisors in Laurel Hollow in New York.