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US Private Bradley Manning is accused of leaking information to Wikileaks. © APGraphicsBank US authorities must alleviate the harsh pre-trial detention conditions of Bradley Manning , the soldier accused of leaking information to Wikileaks . The US army private, 23, has been held for 23 hours a day in a sparsely furnished solitary cell and deprived of a pillow, sheets, and personal possessions since July 2010. Amnesty International last week wrote to the US Defence secretary, Robert Gates , calling for the restrictions on Bradley Manning to be reviewed. In the same week, the soldier suffered several days of increased restrictions by being temporarily categorized as a ‘suicide risk’.
Rudolf Elmer in Mauritius: “Well-known pillars of society will hold investment portfolios and may include houses, trading companies, artwork, yachts, jewellery, horses, and so on.” Photograph: Rene Soobaroyen for the Guardian
Visa, MasterCard and PayPal announced in the past few weeks that they would not process any transaction intended for WikiLeaks.
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An expert from the Mines Advisory Group inspects an unexploded Israeli cluster bomb in the Lebanese village of Ouazaiyeh, Lebanon, after the 2006 war.
The United States was catapulted into a worldwide diplomatic crisis today, with the leaking to the Guardian and other international media of more than 250,000 classified cables from its embassies, many sent as recently as February this year.
There is a joke one hears a lot in Iran these days.
Media coverage of the massive new WikiLeaks release began about 1:00 PM ET Sunday as an embargo ended.
<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-36209" style="margin: 5px 10px;" title="BM25_Musudan" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/dangerroom/2010/11/BM25_Musudan.jpg" alt="" width="428" height="283" /> King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia told a senior White House official to consider surgically implanting homing devices under Guantanamo Bay detainees’ skin.
Yonhap News Agency, via European Pressphoto Agency Iran bought 19 advanced missiles from North Korea, a diplomatic cable says.
Amid public distrust of the US in Yemen, officials in both countries have stated publicly that the Yemeni government is leading the fight against Islamist militants.
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Hossein Ghanbarzadeh Vahedi's horseback crossing of the mountainous Turkey-Iran border stunned American consular officials.