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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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Pistorius given five years in jail 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:03:19 GMT 
    South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.


Total boss dies in Moscow air crash 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:28:27 GMT 
    Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died after his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow.


Man walks again after transplant 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:31:50 GMT 
    A paralysed Polish man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting specialist cells into his damaged spinal cord.


Ukraine faces cluster bomb claim 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:15:59 GMT 
    A leading human rights group says it has strong evidence Ukraine attacked populated areas of Donetsk with cluster bombs, banned by many other states.


Designer Oscar de la Renta dies 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:41:30 GMT 
    Dominican-born US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.


Ebola-hit nations get key supplies 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:55:50 GMT 
    Vital supplies to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the worst-hit countries, Ghana's president says.


Canada hit-and-run man 'radicalised' 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:33:30 GMT 
    A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car before he was shot dead by police had been "radicalised", Canada's PM says.


Man guilty of fake-girl webcam sex 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:29:45 GMT 
    An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real.


Pakistan Taliban sack spokesman 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:16:56 GMT 
    The Pakistan Taliban sack their spokesman Shahidullah Shahid after he pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS).


Nepal plans tighter rules on treks 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:20:12 GMT 
    Officials in Nepal plan to introduce tougher controls of the country's trekking industry, a week after 41 people died in blizzards.


Australian teen surfaces in IS video 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:54:07 GMT 
    An Australian teenager who joined IS militants in Iraq and Syria surfaces in a video addressing PM Tony Abbott and US president Barack Obama.


India suspend tours to West Indies 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:27:37 GMT 
    India suspend all future tours to the Caribbean following the West Indies' decision to abandon their tour of India last week.


VIDEO: Doctor on sister's Ebola death 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:48:33 GMT 
    Dr Olivet Buck died after contracting Ebola while treating patients in Freetown, Sierra Leone.


VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:50:31 GMT 
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.


VIDEO: New smart glasses 'look to rival Google' 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:25:58 GMT 
    BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at the smart glasses on show at the annual Ceatec electronics exhibition in Japan.
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