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WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange fails to block book

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's autobiography will be published today — despite him attempting to block its release.

The creator of the controversial whistle-blowing website attempted to cancel his contract for the memoir after reading a first draft.

But publishers Canongate Books decided to put the book on sale against his wishes under the title Julian Assange: The Unauthorised Autobiography.

Assange (40), who is on bail in Britain facing extradition to Sweden on charges of sexual assault, reportedly gave 50 hours of interviews about his life and the work of WikiLeaks to his Scottish ghost-writer Andrew O'Hagan.

But he later became “increasingly troubled” about the thought of publishing an autobiography, according to the publishers.

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