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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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First arrests in India nun rape case  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:51:44 GMT
Indian police make their first arrests in the case of an elderly nun who was raped in West Bengal, sparking outrage. 
Italy court to rule on Kercher death  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:51:58 GMT
Italy's top court is to rule whether to uphold the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of UK student Meredith Kercher. 
Flooding hits Chile desert region  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:49:27 GMT
Flash floods in one of the driest regions in the world - Chile's Atacama desert - leave two people dead and 24 missing, officials say. 
Hamas rocket attacks 'war crimes'  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:11:49 GMT
Rocket and mortar attacks by Palestinian militant groups during last summer's conflict in Gaza amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International says. 
'Cat litter mix' closed nuclear site  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:35:25 GMT
A team of experts says a mixture that included organic cat litter forced the closure of the only underground nuclear waste repository in the US. 
Policeman arrested over wife murder  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:07:17 GMT
A serving police officer is arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife at their Northampton home. 
Office workers 'too sedentary'  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:54:21 GMT
Office workers need to get off their backsides and move around more, according to a new campaign. 
NHS medical accidents unit 'needed'  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:47:52 GMT
A national body to investigate medical accidents in England should be established immediately, MPs say. 
Rotherham police probe expanded  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:41:48 GMT
The police watchdog says it is investigating complaints against 42 South Yorkshire Police officers over the handling of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. 
Day in pictures: 26 March 2015  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:35:09 GMT
Images from around the world: 26 March 
In pictures: I'm not voting because...  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:30:52 GMT
Denise Felkin's MA project 
Photos give insight into 1960s life  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:52:44 GMT
A collection of 18,000 negatives of Wales 
In pictures: Alps plane search operation resumes  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:40:50 GMT
A search and recovery operation resumes in the southern French Alps 
In pictures: Indian soldiers during World War One  Mon, 23 Mar 2015 06:48:01 GMT
Rare photographs chronicling the lives of Indian soldiers 
Day in pictures: 25 March 2015  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:44:47 GMT
Images from around the world: 25 March 
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Co-pilot 'wanted to destroy plane'  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:44:11 GMT
Yemen leader Hadi gets Saudi refuge  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:50:44 GMT
Buildings collapse in New York blast  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:36:42 GMT
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