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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

 

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US strikes Islamic State in Syria 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:46:40 GMT 
    The US and five Arab nations launch a campaign of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, the Pentagon says.


Israel murder suspects shot dead 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:46:14 GMT 
    Two Palestinians suspected of the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June have been killed by Israeli forces, Israel's military says.


'Crucial' climate talks set to begin 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:09:00 GMT 
    World leaders including US President Barack Obama are holding what they say is a crucially important summit on climate change at the UN in New York.


Tiger kills student at Delhi zoo 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:15:13 GMT 
    A white tiger has killed an Indian student at Delhi zoo, officials and witnesses say.


Second video of UK hostage released 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:03:35 GMT 
    A second video is released showing British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held hostage by Islamic State (IS) militants.


China jails Uighur academic for life 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:40:43 GMT 
    A Chinese court jails Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti for life for separatism, his lawyer says, in a verdict a rights group calls "deplorable".


Algeria militants seize Frenchman 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:45:12 GMT 
    Militants linked to Islamic State have seized a French tourist in Algeria and demanded an end to French air strikes in Iraq, France confirms.


Andy Murray regrets tweet fallout 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:19:33 GMT 
    Andy Murray says he does not "regret giving an opinion" but was "disappointed" with the way he tweeted his support for Scottish independence.


Israel downs Syrian fighter jet 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:31:28 GMT 
    A Syrian fighter jet which apparently strayed into Israeli airspace over the occupied Golan Heights is shot down by the Israelis.


Liberia in 'trees for cash' deal 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:11:15 GMT 
    Liberia is to become the first nation in Africa to completely stop cutting down its trees in return for development aid.


China exporting 'tools of torture' 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:06:56 GMT 
    A growing number of Chinese companies are exporting "tools of torture" such as electric shock batons and spiked metal batons, Amnesty says.


VIDEO: WW1 bus retraces Ypres battle routes 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:15:11 GMT 
    A London bus used in the Allied war effort of 1914 is retracing its route in Belgium.


AUDIO: Pink Floyd unveil new album cover 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:13:06 GMT 
    As the artwork for the new Pink Floyd album is unveiled, the band's creative director Aubrey Po speaks to BBC 6 Music about finding the right cover.


VIDEO: Paralysed father 'walks' at wedding 
  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:42:47 GMT 
    A wheelchair-bound father was able to stand up to deliver his speech at his daughter's wedding celebration thanks to a special robotic suit.


VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:16:56 GMT 
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