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"If none of us ever read a book that was 'dangerous,' had a friend who was 'different' or joined an organization that advocated 'change,' we would all be just the kind of people Joe McCarthy wants. Whose fault is that? Not really [McCarthy's]. He didn't create this situation of fear. He merely exploited it, and rather successfully."

—Edward R (oscoe) Murrow (1908-65) American news anchor, broadcast journalist

 

World News From BBC

EU mulls fresh response to Russia  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:17:55 GMT
EU leaders consider their response to claims that Russia troops are fighting in Ukraine, at a Brussels summit attended by the Ukrainian president. 
Philippine Syria troops 'attacked'  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:41:42 GMT
A group of Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are "under attack", the Philippine defence minister says. 
China warns of Hong Kong 'meddling'  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:01:15 GMT
China warns foreign countries against "meddling" in Hong Kong's politics ahead of a crucial announcement on the territory's election process. 
Jews 'forced' from Guatemala village  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:38:45 GMT
Some 230 members of an Orthodox Jewish group begin leaving a village in western Guatemala after a bitter row with the local indigenous community. 
George Galloway leaves hospital  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:32:54 GMT
British MP George Galloway leaves hospital after being treated for injuries he suffered in an attack reportedly prompted by his views on Israel. 
Rescuers free Nicaraguan miners  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:00:45 GMT
Most of 24 gold miners trapped underground in northern Nicaragua since Thursday have been rescued, officials say. 
Cameron and Clegg to hold terror talks  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:53:45 GMT
David Cameron and Nick Clegg are to meet for talks to try to reach agreement on new measures to tackle the threat posed by Islamist extremists. 
Lesotho army 'seizes key buildings'  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:43:32 GMT
Military units in Lesotho have seized the police headquarters in a possible coup attempt, officials in the southern African mountain kingdom say. 
India's growth hits two year high  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:52:51 GMT
India's economy grew by 5.7% in the three months to June, its fastest pace in two-and-a-half years, according to an official estimate. 
Italian lawyers urged to work faster  Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:55:49 GMT
Italian PM Matteo Renzi announces measures to quicken the pace of the country's notoriously slow justice system to help the struggling economy. 
Iceland's volcano ash alert lifted  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:33:56 GMT
An eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano that briefly threatened air travel has ended, local officials say. 
Cold War US spy dies in prison  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:17:59 GMT
A former US navy sailor who led a spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison medical centre at the age of 77. 
VIDEO: 100-year-old tortoise is on the move  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:06:41 GMT
An extremely rare Galapagos tortoise thought to be 100 years old has been given a new home at a zoo in Ohio. 
VIDEO: Song of a four-storey 'earth harp'  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:31:30 GMT
William Close is the inventor of the 'Earth Harp', a musical instrument which makes use of the architecture around it to create its sound. 
VIDEO: Brazil dismantles Amazon 'destroyers'  Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:22:05 GMT
Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs.