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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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SA row over 'banned' Malema advert  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:29:44 GMT
South Africa's public broadcaster says it refused to broadcast an advert from the controversial politician Julius Malema, saying it incited violence. 
Future of the net debated in Brazil  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:20:02 GMT
Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed. 
Brunei delays tough new Islamic law  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:57:53 GMT
The South east Asian nation of Brunei postpones the introduction of tough Sharia criminal punishments that were due to begin on Tuesday. 
Shakespeare 'a cultural icon' abroad  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:47:40 GMT
William Shakespeare is the UK's greatest cultural icon, according to the results of an international survey released to mark the 450th anniversary of his birth. 
VIDEO: Andy Murray in tears at Stirling award  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:55:42 GMT
Tennis star Andy Murray has been awarded the freedom of Stirling in a ceremony which made the Wimbledon champion break down in tears. 
VIDEO: Service honours ferry victims  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:29:08 GMT
An emotional memorial service has taken place to remember the victims of the South Korean ferry disaster. 
VIDEO: 'We just want to live normally'  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:19:03 GMT
The BBC meets a pro-Russian family living in a rural area of Ukraine, who say their support for Moscow does not mean they are separatists. 
VIDEO: One-minute World News  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:37:55 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: The trouble with tips  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:33:55 GMT
Service workers like waiters and bartenders can make good money working for cash tips. But when business is slow, there's little safety net. How do they fit into the US discussion about raising the minimum wage? 
VIDEO: Hands-on with Microsoft's Cortana  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:40:33 GMT
Microsoft's natural language expert explains how he breathed life into the firm's Halo-inspired virtual assistant Cortana. 
VIDEO: China's growing naval power obsession  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:58:32 GMT
US President Barack Obama has left Washington for a week-long tour of Asia as part of what the White House is calling an "eastward rebalancing" of US foreign policy. 
AUDIO: Led Zep reveal Keys to the Highway track  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:51 GMT
Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin have released two previously unheard recordings ahead of the reissue of the band's first three albums in June. 
NYPD Twitter campaign 'backfires'  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:28:34 GMT
Twitter users bombard the New York Police department with images depicting police aggression in the latest social media campaign to go awry. 
VIDEO: DJ Duke: Will and Kate hit the decks  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:10:32 GMT
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been taught how to DJ, during the latest leg of their royal tour of Australia. 
EU in slow progress on deficit cuts  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:03:35 GMT
EU member countries have cut new government borrowing, but total debt continues to rise, European Commission figures show. 
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