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At least 280 dead as tsunami hits Indonesian settlements

At least 280 dead as tsunami hits Indonesian settlements

According to the latest official figures, 280 people were killed and more than 1,000 injured, when a tsunami suddenly hit coastal cities and beach resort towns adjoining Indonesia’s Sunda Strait at 9.30 p.m. local time on Saturday. The official death toll is expected to rise over the next days. At least 57 people are missing and rescuers have still not[Read More…]

Christine Assange, mother of WikiLeaks editor: “I’ve not been able to speak to my son for four months”

Christine Assange, mother of WikiLeaks editor: “I’ve not been able to speak to my son for four months”

Christine Assange, the mother of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange, spoke at length with the World Socialist Web Site yesterday about the dangerous situation facing her son who, according to recent media reports, confronts imminent eviction from Ecuador’s embassy in London. Christine Assange commented on the US-led efforts to frame-up her son and extradite him to America on bogus espionage charges,[Read More…]