August 25th, 2010
06:35 AM ET

World update: WikiLeaks says it will release CIA documents

An update from the TV newsdesk in London on the stories we're following on Wednesday:

Wikileaks founder - While Swedish prosecutors mull over whether Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, ought to be arrested on charges of molestation, the organization sent out a message on Twitter to say that it will make public CIA documents today. There is no guidance as to which sensitive information, if any, will be leaked in these documents.

South Africa strike – More than a million public sector workers have defied a court order to return to work and continue to strike in South Africa. The strike is now one week old and hospitals are bearing the brunt of the action.

Congo mass rape - Information has been revealed about an attack in a village in the volatile North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo by FDLR rebels in which more then 150 local women were brutally raped. U.N. Secretary-General Ban-ki Moon has apparently sent one of his top peacekeeping officials to the region after U.N. troops said that they learned of the incident a week later.

Moldova uranium - The Moldova Interior Ministry confirmed on Tuesday that it had seized 1.8kg of uranium-238 from a group of would-be traffickers who were allegedly trying to sell the radioactive substance.

Package holiday decline - In the wake of the European ash cloud, several tour operators are reporting that they have thousands of unsold package holidays. Even though people turned to package holidays again during the recession, this summer sees a sharp decline in packaged holiday sales. Jim Boulden reports.

Heineken CEO - Richard Quest talks about the global beer business and gets a first-hand account of the company’s results with Jean-François van Boxmeer, chairman and CEO of Heiniken.

Moscow auto show - CNN’s Matthew Chance looks at the weird and the wonderful at Moscow Auto Show.

Air Guitar championships – The world's greatest artists airpick their way to Oulu Finland today, with finals on Friday.

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. KidKreole

    I cannot believe Assange...

    August 25, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jay

    This info is not Assange. He just post's this stuff. There is no need to trust him. It is funny the media buried the Wikileaks Collateral Murder Video but now this current post is all the rage. Whats up with that. Do you trust the media?

    August 25, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jay

    Wikileaks story was all the rage until they read it now after reading it the story has everything to do with 9/11 The meat of the wikileaks post had to do with Germany being able to interrogate a 9/11 suspect. The US refused. The press is quick to bury this story as of 6pm this story is off the front page of google news and yahoo news cnn and more. Give us news! Give us truth! Thats what we want CNN.

    August 25, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |