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The cables published today reveal how the US uses its embassies as part of a global espionage network, with diplomats tasked to obtain not just information from the people they meet, but personal details, such as frequent flyer numbers, credit card details and even DNA material.

2010-11-28

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had a reputation for being suspicious and paranoid even before everyone was out to get him. Everyone, in this case, is the US - where government lawyers are hoping to prosecute on espionage charges - and the European Union, where he is wanted for questioning about an allegation of rape. As of Tuesday, Mr Assange has also been liable to arrest in any of the 188 member countries of Interpol - from Afghanistan...

2010-12-02

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The US government will face significant legal and diplomatic hurdles if it attempts to prosecute Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in connection with the massive internet dump of secret US documents, legal scholars, defence lawyers and former prosecutors say.

2010-12-08

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The US National Reconnaissance Office has launched what is reputed to be the largest satellite ever sent into space.

2010-11-22

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The Israeli army has come up with a novel way of exposing women who lie about their religious background in order to avoid military service. It is using the social networking site Facebook to check up on them. More than 1,000 women have been tracked down after they falsely claimed they were exempt from the draft because they were Orthodox Jews.

2010-11-24

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It lists 72 different organisations that were targeted over five years, including the International Olympic Committee, the UN and security firms.

2011-08-03

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