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Swedish court upholds Assange detention order


STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden's Supreme Court has upheld a court order to detain WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for questioning over allegations of rape and sexual molestation.

The Australian, 39, who denies the accusations made by two Swedish women following his visit to the country in August, had appealed two lower court rulings allowing investigators to bring him into custody and issue an international arrest warrant.

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected his appeal of the detention order.

WikiLeaks has angered the U.S. and other governments by publishing almost half a million secret documents about U.S. diplomatic relations, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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