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Central African Republic rebels 'take president palace'

24 March 2013 Last updated at 14:11 GMT

Rebels in the Central African Republic (CAR) say they have seized the presidential palace after President Francois Bozize reportedly fled the capital.

The Seleka rebels were said to be in control of Bangui, where witnesses said there was looting and sporadic gunfire.

Richard Forrest reports.