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Published: Tuesday 31 August 2010

>> Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez said his government may own 48.5 per cent of Globovision, a television station that often criticizes him.

Its owner fled the country to avoid prosecution for business irregularities. Chavez plans to have a state representative in the company.

>> The Pentagon demanded WikiLeaks remove from its website classified documents about the war in Afghanistan, and return thousands of others it had not yet made public. It alleged the disclosure gave the Taliban an insight into US war tactics.

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