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The UK Council for Child Internet Safety will draw up a list of approved sites offering advice about topics such as sex and drugs

Wikileaks

In Saturday's article headed "BNP list linked to fire-bomb attack" we stated that the BNP list had been removed from Wikileaks. In fact the page was temporarily unavailable, we understand, due to the weight of online traffic. We are happy to make clear that Wikileaks has not removed the list, and in fact has "a wholly unbroken record in withstanding numerous censorship attempts."

Nerds united in hit sitcom

It may not be to everyone's taste, but The IT Crowd doesn't 'do' edgy. And that's precisely why James Rampton likes it

Leading article: Censorship is not the answer

No sooner, it seems, has the Government abandoned one set of repressive measures in the face of stout opposition from civil liberties campaigners and the House of Lords, than it casts around for another supposed weak spot in need of legislative reinforcement. It is less than a month since the Lords comprehensively defeated an amendment to the anti-terror Bill that would have permitted a 42-day period of detention without charge, and the Government quietly withdrew it. Yet, as we report today, there are now moves afoot to curb news reporting, by making statutory what was a voluntary system of restraint.

<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/10/the-life-bro-17.html">The Life Browser: Behind the bamboo curtain</a>

When Google, Microsoft and Yahoo start agreeing, something must be up. Now that government censorship of the internet has piqued the interest of these three web giants, it's probably time to find out exactly what the fuss is all about.

Rushdie attacks censorship &ndash; while trying to stifle criticism of himself

Sir Salman Rushdie has accused his publisher of censorship at the same time as trying to prevent the release of a book that criticises him. The novelist, who spent nearly a decade under a fatwa from the Iranian government after the publication of The Satanic Verses in 1988, attacked Random House for pulping a historical novel about the Prophet Mohamed for fear of offending Muslims.

George Walden: Who was the real Alexander Solzhenitsyn?

A brave dissident novelist who told the truth about Stalin's Gulag or a nationalist Slavophile who distrusted Western democracy?

The 5-minute Interview: Judy Blume, Author

'My father died very young but he told me to enjoy every day'

What on Earth has happened to geography?

New research reveals a startling gap in British children's knowledge of the world

Unknown species found in isolated Israeli caves systems

Eight hitherto unknown species of invertebrate creatures isolated from the outside world for millions of years have been discovered in a unique subterranean ecosystem functioning in a cave in central Israel.

State pension age to rise to 68

A radical reform of the pensions system, including raising the state retirement age to 68, was announced today by the Government.

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A Syrian general speaks

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‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

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Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
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Turn your mobile phone into easy money

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Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs

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11-step recipe for creating a West End hit

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Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
Can instilling a sense of entrepreneurship in pupils have a positive effect on their learning?

The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
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They’re thin, they’re light, you can use them for work on the move or keeping entertained
Lutz Pfannenstiel: The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents

Lutz Pfannenstiel interview

The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
Pete Jenson: Popular Jürgen Klopp can reignite Borussia Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern Munich

Pete Jenson's a Different League

Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
The killer instinct: The man who helps students spot potential murderers

The killer instinct

Phil Chalmers travels the US warning students how to spot possible future murderers, but can his contentious methods really stop the bloodshed?
Clothing the gap: A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd

Clothing the gap

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Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain