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"Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side."

—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) American writer, philosopher, poet, essayist

 

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VIDEO: The 11m 'ghost' residents of the US  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:42:04 GMT
New legislation in the United States aims to allow some undocumented immigrants to stay in the US and apply for work permits but many are afraid to admit their status. 
VIDEO: The Tibetan monk with 170 children  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:19:47 GMT
A Tibetan Buddhist monk took in 33 orphans after an earthquake in 2010 - now he is looking after 170 children. 
VIDEO: Taylor Swift trademarks famous lyrics  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:39:34 GMT
Pop star Taylor Swift has trademarked phrases including "this sick beat" and "we never go out of style", in the United States to prevent unauthorised use of her work on merchandise. 
VIDEO: Would you let your firm microchip you?  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:35:47 GMT
A hi-tech office in Sweden offers to implant microchips under the skin of staff in bid to make some simple tasks easier. 
Argentine politics in polarisation  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:22:40 GMT
Argentine politics is polarised by the death of a prosecutor and the president's confrontational response. 
Can Islamic State move into South Asia?  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 02:09:32 GMT
Islamic State has its heartland in Iraq and Syria, but recent reports suggest it is building a presence in Afghanistan and Pakistan. M Ilyas Khan asks how worried should people be. 
VIDEO: Fifty shades of manipulation?  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:48:10 GMT
Will Gompertz discusses appropriation - and Fifty Shades of Grey - in his latest blog 
VIDEO: China's record car numbers explained  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:43:14 GMT
As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact. 
Profile: Sinai Province militant group  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:23:36 GMT
Sinai Province is a militant group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State and carried out a string of deadly attacks in Egypt's Sinai peninsula. 
VIDEO: Talking kids' doll Cayla is hacked  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:41:16 GMT
Rory Cellan-Jones sees how Cayla, a talking child's doll, can be hacked to say any number of offensive things. 
Venezuela 'US reporter' ad dropped  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:56:23 GMT
Venezuelan TV withdraws a tourism advert which features an image of a US reporter detained while covering the 2013 elections. 
Louis Armstrong Desert Discs online  Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:57:52 GMT
Louis Armstrong's personal copy of his appearance on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs is among the recordings to be added to the show's online archive. 
Eurozone deflation gathers pace  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:10:11 GMT
Eurozone deflation deepens in January, as prices fall by 0.6% compared with last year, pushed down by lower oil prices. 
Qatar buys 10% stake in BA owner  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:55:42 GMT
Qatar Airways announces a surprise investment in International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia. 
Nokia name row with London start-up  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:59:13 GMT
Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word "HERE".