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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange too ill to appear in a video link for US extradition hearing
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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange too ill to appear in a video link for US extradition hearing

Wikileaks said it had grave concerns about Assange’s health and that he had been moved to a health ward at London’s Belmarsh high-security prison.

US defence dept flagged JeM training camp in Balakot 15 years ago, WikiLeaks documents reveal
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US defence dept flagged JeM training camp in Balakot 15 years ago, WikiLeaks documents reveal

Fifteen years ago, the major terrorist training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot in Pakistan found a mention in a purported secret US Defence Department file leaked by WikiLeaks.

German magazine Der Spiegel fires award-winning journalist Claas Relotius, says scribe has been fabricating stories for years
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German magazine Der Spiegel fires award-winning journalist Claas Relotius, says scribe has been fabricating stories for years

Some of the roughly 60 stories Relotius had written since 2011 were accurate but others were “completely invented or embellished with manipulated quotes or other fact-fantasy,” it said.

I believe in the Cuban people: Barack Obama bats for freedom of speech, end of US embargo
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I believe in the Cuban people: Barack Obama bats for freedom of speech, end of US embargo

Obama said the US embargo on Cuba is an outdated burden on the Cuban people and a burden on the Americans who want to work and do business or invest in Cuba

Benghazi attacks trial: Accused Libyan militant pleads not guilty
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Benghazi attacks trial: Accused Libyan militant pleads not guilty

A grand jury indictment said Abu Khattala participated in a conspiracy to provide material support and resources to terrorists in the Benghazi attacks.

US insists that no money was paid to release Sgt Bergdhal
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US insists that no money was paid to release Sgt Bergdhal

"I've seen these reports that suggest that a ransom was somehow paid, and those reports are inaccurate," White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said yesterday.

Osama's son-in-law goes on trial in US on terrorism charges
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Osama's son-in-law goes on trial in US on terrorism charges

Suleiman Abu Ghaith has been accused of recording videos in Afghanistan on behalf of al Qaeda immediately following the attacks of September 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, threatening further violence against Americans.

Afghanistan's Guantanamo: Prison or
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Afghanistan's Guantanamo: Prison or "Taliban-making factory"?

Afghanistan’s maximum security prison, Bagram, where many remain detained despite Afghan authorities claims of innocence. The US remains firm: detainees are dangerous terrorists.

White House pushes to loosen Gitmo transfer rules
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White House pushes to loosen Gitmo transfer rules

President Barack Obama is pushing to overcome obstacles to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison, setting the White House on a collision course with Congress in its bid to loosen restrictions for moving out detainees.

Obama's drone speech welcomed in Pakistan, Yemen
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Obama's drone speech welcomed in Pakistan, Yemen

President Barack Obama's speech on the use of drones and the fate of Guantanamo prisoners was largely welcomed on Friday in two key countries affected by the policies — Pakistan and Yemen.

U.S. court overturns another Guantanamo conviction
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U.S. court overturns another Guantanamo conviction

MIAMI (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday overturned the Guantanamo war crimes conviction of an al Qaeda videographer, a ruling likely to lead to dismissal of conspiracy charges in the pending trial of five men accused of plotting the September 11 attacks. The U.S.