Wikileaks has begun publishing the leaked "embassy cables" at its website, with a handy 'explorer' at cablegate.wikileaks.org. In total, the cache includes 15,652 secret documents, 101,748 confidential ones, and 133,887 that are unclassified. Iraq is the 'most discussed' country, while Ankara, Turkey, produced the most cables. External political relations and internal government affairs account for most of the cache, but more than 100,000 items concern human rights and economic conditions. 28,801 concern terrorism.
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The Guardian reports that Buckingham Palace is demanding UK broadcasters remove clips of recent royal footage, including almost all their coverage of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral and memorial. The BBC, ITV and Sky News have been given until Monday to produce a 60-minute compilation of clips they would like to keep from ceremonial events held… READ THE REST
Reports of a military coup in China spread this weekend, claiming that top a PLA general had taken control and that president Xi Jinping was under house arrest. None of it was true, much of it was instantly debunked, but truth is dead and all hell broke loose on social media—for as long as the… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Commuting is kind of the pits. There's no good way to sit in traffic or on an unsafe bus (and helicopters are out of the option, even if you're filthy rich.) If only there… READ THE REST
It can feel unbearable to go outside when it's cold unless you have the proper gear to withstand chilly temperatures. Your average coat might not cut it unless you're willing to shell out hundreds for a down feather piece. Alternatively, a heated jacket can use electricity to keep you toasty, and all you need is a power… READ THE REST
Thanksgiving recently ended, but that doesn't mean kitchen items and stoves will receive a break. Over the next month, kitchens of all shapes and sizes will bustle with activity as people scurry to prepare holiday dishes. Of course, sweets like pies, cookies, and cakes will litter the list of holiday-gathering favorites. But more savory dishes… READ THE REST