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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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Taiwan gas blasts kill at least 15 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:29:10 GMT 
    A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 15 people and injures scores of others.


WHO sounds alarm over W Africa Ebola 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:49:24 GMT 
    The World Health Organization and presidents of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak are to announce a joint $100m response plan.


Forensic scientists reach MH17 site 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:28:35 GMT 
    International forensic scientists reach the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine after the government halts military operations for a day.


Argentina blames US for debt default 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:26:58 GMT 
    Argentina blames the US for its default, calling the mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent".


Italy in Europe-wide mafia crackdown 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:26:54 GMT 
    Italian police secure the arrest of members of a mafia clan across Europe - with information from a woman once held as a virtual prisoner by the clan.


Russia told to pay Yukos investors 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:02:14 GMT 
    Russia is ordered to pay about $2.5bn to former shareholders in defunct oil group Yukos by the European Court of Human Rights.


Xinjiang imam killed after clashes 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:44:08 GMT 
    The imam of China's largest mosque - in the city of Kashgar in Xinjiang - has been killed, in what appears to be a targeted assassination.


Memo reveals response to CIA 'abuse' 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:07:45 GMT 
    A still-secret Senate report on CIA enhanced interrogations "tells a story of which no American is proud", a leaked White House memo states.


Filipinos urged to leave Libya 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:11:48 GMT 
    A top diplomat from the Philippines is to oversee the evacuation of 13,000 citizens from Libya after a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse raped.


Goalkeepers' penalty 'flaw' revealed 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:17:41 GMT 
    Goalkeepers in penalty shoot-outs make a predictable error that could influence the outcome of the game according to new research.


Giraffe dies after 'hitting bridge' 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:31:37 GMT 
    South Africa's animal rights body is probing the death of a giraffe that reportedly hit its head on a bridge as it was being transported on a motorway.


VIDEO: Axe crashes through windscreen 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:24:43 GMT 
    A car passenger had a lucky escape after an axe flew off the back of a lorry and through the windscreen of the vehicle travelling behind it.


VIDEO: Mysterious miracle? Crop circle draws crowds 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:33:01 GMT 
    A giant crop circle which apparently appeared out of nowhere, has drawn crowds of people to a farmer's field in Bavaria, southern Germany.


VIDEO: Underwater art exhibition in Italy 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:53:54 GMT 
    An exhibition of photographs is taking place underwater off an Italian island.


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  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:57:37 GMT 
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