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    >> israel.

    >>> he is one of the most wanted men in the world and tonight an arrest may be imminent for julian assange, the man behind wiki leaks and there are new problems for his website which have gone public with millions of military and diplomatic records. peter alexander is live in london for us with the latest.

    >> lester, good evening to you. even as julian assange's window is closing. the newest documents release detail extensive computer hacking operations o ridge nating in china. why were chinese leaders so obsessed with the web? because according to the cables they were googling themselves and unhappy with the criticisms they found. even as julian assange reveals more document, threatening damage and embarrassment to the u.s. and its allies, the legal process to detain the wikileaks founder for allegations of sex crimes is moving forward.

    >> in case he's arrested he will fight the extradition from whatever country he's arrested in.

    >> while assange battles for his personal freedom , he's also fighting to keep his site online. the latest technical difficulty? the website pay pal cut access to doning as to wikileaks saying its service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to ebb gaungage in illegal activities . meanwhile the game of cat and mouse continues with two american service providers dropping wonning ileaks and france banning the site from its servers, too. still in sweden assange's service remains safe in an underground former military bunker.

    >> as long as there are no legal claims from the proper swedish authorities they will stay on.

    >> the 39-year-old australian computer hacker is wanted in sweden for accusations of rape and sexual molestation made by two women in august, detailed in this 68-page court document obtained by nbc news. assange adamantly denies the allegations and his attorney insists the investigation is dirty tricks . the swedish prosecutor disagrees.

    >> this is like every other case. we have been following the normal procedure.

    >> but assange remains defiant. during an online chat with readers of a british newspaper friday he wrote, the cablegate archive has been spread to 100,000 people in encrypted form. if something happens to us the key parts will be released automatically.

    >> also, in that online q & a assange said no matter what happens to him, lester, quote, history will win. the world will be elevated to a better place.

    >> thanks.

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