U.S. Teacher Slain in Benghazi

    Students stand outside the Benghazi International School, where the American Teacher who was killed while jogging on December 5, 2013 was employed in Libya's eastern coastal town of Benghazi. Ronnie Smith, a 33-year-old from Texas, had been running in a neighbourhood in the centre of the town when he was shot, a week before he was to return home for holidays, officials and the school said. AFP PHOTO / ABDULLAH DOMA        (Photo credit should read ABDULLAH DOMA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Ronnie Smith, a 33-year-old American citizen who was teaching chemistry in Libya, was shot and killed while jogging before work in Benghazi Thursday morning. The incident fell just two days before Smith was scheduled to return to America for the holidays. “He dedicated so much of his time for all his students,” an 18-year-old student of Smith's told NBC. “He chose to come here and help us and risk his life and now I can’t believe he’s gone.” As of Thursday afternoon, no party had come forward to claim responsibility.

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