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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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Toronto tunnel was a 'man cave'  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:11:02 GMT
The man who dug a tunnel under Toronto and caused a media frenzy says the man cave was merely his "dream" hang out spot. 
Danes 'should teach Prophet cartoons'  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:15:21 GMT
Danish teaching group calls for controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to be printed in school textbooks. 
'Boko Haram' kill dozens in Nigeria  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:06:35 GMT
Suspected Boko Haram militants kill at least 45 people in a raid on a remote village in Borno state, north-east Nigeria, witnesses say. 
Peshawar schools named after victims  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:04:46 GMT
Pakistani authorities rename 107 schools in honour of the victims of last year's massacre of children and teachers at a school in Peshawar. 
Migrant population 'up 565,000'  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:54:55 GMT
The migrant population of England has risen by 565,000 since 2011, with two-thirds coming from the EU, analysis by the University of Oxford estimates. 
Argentina prosecutor 'was murdered'  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:41:20 GMT
Independent tests show that Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was deliberately killed, his family says, ruling out accident or suicide. 
Syria Nusra chief 'killed in strike'  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 08:07:41 GMT
The military commander of Syria's al-Nusra Front militant group, Abu Homam al-Shami, is reportedly killed in an air strike. 
Boston victim 'spotted bomber’  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:05:13 GMT
A man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings told the court that he locked eyes with one of the bombers just before the attack. 
Pair jailed for Ayesha Ali killing  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:34:14 GMT
A mother and her lover are jailed for the manslaughter of her eight-year-old daughter, Ayesha Ali, in east London. 
Dozens arrested in cybercrime raids  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:23:17 GMT
The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has mounted a "strike week" against suspected hackers resulting in 56 arrests. 
Drivers get 10-minute parking leeway  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:21:45 GMT
Drivers will get 10 minutes' grace before being fined if they stay too long in council-owned car parks in England, the government announces. 
End 'fixation' with A&E wait target  Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:28:16 GMT
The four-hour waiting time target for NHS accident and emergency units across the UK should be downgraded as it is distorting priorities, experts say. 
In pictures: Child migrants on Lampedusa  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:07:47 GMT
Unaccompanied children from North Africa 
Day in pictures  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:17:54 GMT
Images from around the world: 5 March 
In pictures: Chile volcano eruption  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:35:02 GMT
Villarrica volcano in southern Chile has erupted