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Ex-minister claims Gaddafi personally ordered Lockerbie bombing

A Swedish newspaper has quoted one of Libya’s former ministers as saying he had proof that leader Muammar Gaddafi ordered the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which exploded over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988. “I have evidence that Gaddafi ordered the Lockerbie attack,” former Libyan justice minister…

Cables: FBI trained Egypt’s state security ‘torturers’

‘Thousands’ of protesters may have been tortured: report Egypt’s secret police, long accused of torturing suspects and intimidating political opponents of President Hosni Mubarak, received training at the FBI’s facility in Quantico, Virginia, even as US diplomats compiled allegations of brutality against them, according to US State Department cables released…

WikiLeaks ‘actually based on espionage,’ new ‘Miss America’ declares

Some beauty queens might expect to get questions about world peace. But the question asked of the newly minted Miss America on Saturday night touched on a less generalized topic: secrets outlet WikiLeaks. “Everybody’s talking about the WikiLeaks, how do we balance people’s right to know with the need for…

WikiLeaks contributes $15,000 to suspected US soldier’s defense fund

Board member says donation is “vital” A legal defense fund for the US soldier suspected of leaking secret US documents to WikiLeaks said Thursday it has received a $15,000 contribution from the website. US Army private Bradley Manning, 23, has been held in a military brig in Virginia since July on suspicion of leaking secret US…

WikiLeaks has ‘insurance files’ on News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch, Assange claims

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said in a recent interview that he is holding back “insurance files” which could embarrass Rupert Murdoch and his international media empire at News Corporation. The secrets website was also holding of over 500 US State Department cables about one broadcasting organization in particular, he added.…

Army intel analyst charged over leak of Iraq shootings video

An American soldier suspected of leaking video footage of a US Apache helicopter strike in Baghdad that killed two employees of the Reuters news agency has been charged, the military said on Tuesday. Private First Class Bradley E. Manning, held in a military jail in Kuwait since last month in…

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