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Need To Know News: Julian Assange and Hosni Mubarak take steps to stay where they are
February 8th, 2011
11:22 AM ET

Need To Know News: Julian Assange and Hosni Mubarak take steps to stay where they are

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" will put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For February 8, 2011, updates on the future plans of Assange and Mubarak.

Julian Assange continues his fight against extradition over sex charges. From CNN: "Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are due to wrap up their case Tuesday against sending him from the United Kingdom to Sweden over allegations of sexual misconduct. Swedish prosecutors want him sent back to face questioning over claims which he denies."

• Pres. Hosni Mubarak is taking steps to amend his constitution. From CNN: "Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has taken a step toward amending the country's constitution, Egypt's vice president said Tuesday, as a mass demonstration persisted into a third week."

• Astronaut Mark Kelly is beginning his training for his trip back to space. Jason Hanna reports: "Astronaut Mark Kelly on Monday resumed training as commander of space shuttle Endeavour's upcoming mission, 30 days after his wife was shot in the head at a political event in Arizona."

Newt Gingrich criticized the Obama administration's Egypt policy yesterday. By Gabriella Schwarz: "Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he's "concerned" about the Obama administration's handling of the situation in Egypt and what he sees as a divide between the White House and diplomat Franks Wisner."

• The Cleveland Cavaliers have reached a new level of losing in the NBA. From Sports Illustrated: "The miscues doomed the Cavs to a 99-96 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night, making it 25 straight losses, the most in league history no matter how it's counted."

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  1. madamgeeky

    Surely, here's the bottom line: would he be guaranteed a fair trial outside the UK?

    Is there reasonable doubt that he would be afforded a just outcome?

    Of course there is.

    Thus, surely, he shouldn't be extradited.

    FYI, all the Wikileaks videos are on this hub:

    February 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Masood11


    Julian and Mubarak both two person are the symbol of trust and peace. Both are fight for world peace. But some people, some country, some organization are not liked them. But must you should know that, legal is always win. So I am willing that Assange will free from court. Are you think it?

    Go to the link and see exclusive video footage.

    February 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    Julian Assange, whose work may very well be the impetus behind the rapid moves in Egypt and the Middle East towards democratization, should be lauded by the world as a hero, not vilified and exploited by the media.

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