World Briefs: WikiLeaks source released from jail

A file picture dated June 10, 2013 shows US Army Private Bradley Manning, who later changed his name to Chelsea Manning, at his court-martial.
A file picture dated June 10, 2013 shows US Army Private Bradley Manning, who later changed his name to Chelsea Manning, at his court-martial.PHOTO: EPA

WikiLeaks source released from jail

FORT LEAVENWORTH • Chelsea Manning, the transgender army private jailed for one of the largest leaks of classified documents in US history, was released from prison yesterday.

Manning, 29, was sentenced to 35 years' jail for leaking the files to WikiLeaks, but was freed after seven years owing to a commutation of her sentence by former president Barack Obama before he left office.

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At least 17 years' jail for man who attacked duo

SYDNEY • A man who brutally attacked two female backpackers on a remote Australian beach will spend at least 17 years in jail, a judge said yesterday.

Roman Heinze, 61, in March tied up and sexually assaulted a Brazilian woman, and beat her German friend with a hammer when she tried to intervene. The women managed to escape.

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