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By benim
In Asia
Dec 5th, 2010
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At the centre of a tightening web of death threats, sex-crime accusations and high-level demands for a treason trial, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange threatened to unleash a “thermonuclear device” of completely unexpurgated government files if he is forced to appear before authorities. Mr. Assange, ...
By benim
In Asia
Dec 4th, 2010
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The online payments processor, PayPal, says it has cut access for donations to the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks. PayPal said its payment service cannot be used for activities “that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity”. Wikileaks’ late...
By benim
In Uncategorized
Dec 3rd, 2010
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Who is he?: An Australian Internet activist and former hacker who is on the advisory board of the secretive Sweden-based website WikiLeaks and also the editor-in-chief of the site, which posts confidential documents. Through the high-profile document dumps of U.S. files on the Afghanistan and Iraq wa...
By benim
In Asia
Dec 3rd, 2010
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The United States was secretly given permission from Yemen’s president to attack the al Qaeda group in his country that later attempted to blow up planes in American air space. President Ali Abdullah Saleh told John Brennan, President Obama’s counterterrorism adviser, in September 2009 th...
By benim
In Asia
Dec 3rd, 2010
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The third large release of documents from the shadowy website WikiLeaks on Nov. 28, 2010, shared more than 250,000 sensitive diplomatic cables and directives from the U.S. State Department, and followed large dumps of documents from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. The leak sparked furor among lawmaker...
By benim
In Asia
Dec 2nd, 2010
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LONDON — Sweden’s highest court refused on Thursday to grant permission for Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks whistle-blowing organization, to appeal a court order seeking his arrest to face questioning over alleged sex crimes, news reports said. State’s Secrets Day 4 Articles in thi...
By benim
In Odd News
Nov 5th, 2010
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A statue of Jesus Christ that its builders say will be the largest in the world is fast rising from a Polish cabbage field and local officials hope it will become a beacon for tourists. The builders expect to attach the arms, head and crown to the robed torso in coming days, weather and cranes [&hell...
By benim
In News
Nov 2nd, 2010
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ANC Youth League president Julius Malema will go to trial for hate speech in April next year. The Johannesburg High Court made the decision after Malema and his accusers, civil rights group AfriForum, failed to come to a settlement over a complaint the group filed against him early this year. The com...
By benim
In Uncategorized
Oct 31st, 2010
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A U.S. war crimes tribunal on Sunday sentenced Canadian captive Omar Khadr to 40 years in prison for charges that included murdering an American soldier in battle, but his plea agreement capped his sentence at eight years. That means the Toronto native will only serve eight more years, in addition to...
By benim
In Middle East
Oct 31st, 2010
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Yemen freed on Sunday a female suspect detained in connection with explosive packages sent from Yemen and bound for the United States on condition that she appears when summoned for questioning, a relative said. Asked if the woman had been released, a family member who refused to be identified, repli...