Gaddafi family flees to Algeria

The wife of Muammar Gaddafi and other members of his family took refuge in Algeria yesterday but the whereabouts of the fugitive former strongman himself remained a mystery, a week after rebels drove him from power. Algeria's Foreign Ministry said Gaddafi's wife Safia, his daughter Aisha and his sons Hannibal and Mohammed had entered Algeria yesterday morning. The development threatened to create a diplomatic rift as the rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) worked to consolidate its position as Libya’s new government.