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WikiLeaker-in-chief Julian Assange, who is languishing in self-imposed confinement in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, has kept himself busy by scraping more than one million documents from the US national archives.

The latest collection of reports to be published on his news leaks website - some of which are labelled "NODIS" (no distribution) or "Eyes Only" - have been lifted from the 1973 to 1976 period when Henry Kissinger served as US Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

Assange claimed he had effectively republished 1,707,500 diplomatic documents covering the height of Kissinger's political career. The WikiLeaks founder added that he had also dumped 251,287 diplomatic cables online that date mostly from 2003 to 2010.

The intelligence documents and diplomatic cables are already a matter of public record, according to the BBC.

Assange is also chasing cash from WikiLeaks fans who want to see his "public library of US diplomacy" expanded by asking them to donate money - in euros - to his cause.

The Australia-born WikiLeaker has been living in Ecuador's embassy in Knightsbridge, London, under political asylum since June 2012 - when his bizarre plea for shelter from extradition to Sweden began. The Nordic country wishes to question him over allegations of sexual coercion, sexual molestation and rape and has not laid any charges.

Assange has always denied any wrongdoing. ®

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