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    BBC staff ordered to stop giving equal air time to climate change deniers

    The BBC's governing body has ordered staff to stop giving equal air time to climate change deniers and other scientific experts with a "marginal opinion."

  • The BBC Director General, George Entwistle, left, stands with the Chairman of the BBC Trust, Lord Chris Patten, as he announces his resignation as Director General outside New Broadcasting House in central London, after recent news program problems, Saturday Nov. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/ Max Nash)

    BBC chief quits after saying TV report was wrong

    George Entwistle, the director general of the BBC, resigned on Saturday night over a TV program the network had aired that wrongly implicated a British politician in a child sex-abuse scandal.

  • Reports: UK rocker arrested as part of Savile case

    Police investigating child sex abuse allegations against the late BBC television host Jimmy Savile arrested former glam rock star and convicted sex offender Gary Glitter on Sunday, British media reported, raising further questions about whether Savile was at the center of a broader pedophile ring.

  • Reports: UK police arrest Gary Glitter

    Police investigating child sex abuse allegations against the late BBC television host Jimmy Savile arrested former glam rock star and convicted sex offender Gary Glitter on Sunday, British media reported, raising further questions about whether Savile was at the center of a broader pedophile ring.

  • ** FILE ** British performer Gary Glitter gives a press conference in London in 2000. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Gary Glitter: U.K. police arrest ex-glam rock star in abuse scandal, reports say

    The sex abuse scandal surrounding the late BBC children's television host Jimmy Savile widened on Sunday as police arrested former glam rock star and convicted sex offender Gary Glitter in connection with the case, British media said.

  • Reports: UK rocker arrested as part of Savile case

    Police investigating child sex abuse allegations against the late BBC television host Jimmy Savile arrested former glam rock star and convicted sex offender Gary Glitter on Sunday, British media reported, raising further questions about whether Savile was at the center of a broader pedophile ring.

  • BBC Trust warns UK govt over Savile investigation

    The chairman of the BBC Trust has underscored the organization's independence, issuing a thinly-veiled warning to the British government to refrain from interfering in the pedophile investigation into late entertainer Jimmy Savile.

  • UK's leader criticizes BBC over Jimmy Savile abuse

    The BBC faced growing fallout Monday over sexual abuse allegations against a popular children's TV entertainer, as Prime Minister David Cameron accused the broadcaster of changing its story about why it killed a news segment on the accusations.

  • Jimmy Savile (AP photo)

    BBC’s spiking of story on Savile sex charges draws fire

    The BBC faced growing fallout Monday over sexual-abuse allegations against a popular children's TV entertainer, as Prime Minister David Cameron accused the broadcaster of changing its story about why it killed a news segment on the accusations.

  • BBC faces more fallout on Savile scandal

    The BBC faced growing fallout Monday over sexual abuse allegations against a popular children's TV entertainer, as Prime Minister David Cameron accused the broadcaster of changing its story about why it killed a news segment on the accusations.

  • **FILE** British disc jockey and BBC TV presenter Jimmy Savile is seen Dec. 17, 1986, at Madame Tussauds museum in London. (Associated Press)

    Top BBC editor steps aside during Savile probe

    A top BBC editor stepped aside Monday while the broadcaster reviews a decision to pull the plug on a segment about sexual abuse allegations against a beloved U.K. children's television star.

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