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WikiLeaks Co-Founder Faces New Charges In US And Soldiers Return Home After Mammoth Himalayan Trek

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WikiLeaks Co-Founder Faces New Charges In US

The US Justice Department has announced 17 new charges against the Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange. 

He was first charged last month over his alleged role in publishing hundreds of thousands of US military documents in 2010. 

In a new and much wider indictment, he is now accused of violating the US Espionage Act and of helping the former army intelligence analyst, Chelsea Manning, to steal secret files. Wikileaks has responded, saying, "it is the end of national security journalism and the first amendment".

Mr Assange is already fighting extradition proceedings in London based on the original US indictment.

 

Soldiers Return Home After Mammoth Himalayan Trek

A team of soldiers has returned home to Dorset after successfully scaling the summit of the highest trekking peak in Nepal.

The soldiers from the Royal Armoured Corps, who are based at the Armour Centre at Bovington Camp, trekked through the remote Hinchu valley to climb Meera Peak in the Himalayas.

The 10-man team was following in the footsteps of the great explorer, Lieutenant Colonel James Owen Merion Roberts, who was the first person to ascend the peak in 1953.

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Suspected WWII Bomb Found In Kingston-Upon-Thames

Polling stations were evacuated in south-west London after a suspected unexploded Second World War bomb was discovered at a building site.

Police sealed off parts of Kingston on Thursday morning. Two of Kingston University's campuses were also evacuated.

Specialist police officers examined the bomb and called in experts from the Ministry of Defence. A cordon was expected to remain in place until at least 4pm on Friday.

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