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  • Chris Patten, chairman of the BBC Trust, walks out of the BBC headquarters on Nov. 11, 2012, to give a media interviews in London. The head of the BBC's governing body said Sunday the broadcaster needs a radical overhaul following the resignation of its chief executive in wake of a scandal over a botched report on child sex-abuse allegations. (Associated Press)

    BBC says its news chief, her deputy stepping aside

    The BBC's news chief and her deputy have been temporarily replaced while the broadcaster deals with the fallout from coverage of a child abuse scandal that forced its director general to resign, the broadcaster said Monday.


  • UK: No public funding for new royal yacht

    What do you get for a monarch who has almost everything? Not, apparently, a new yacht, at least not one paid for with taxpayer funds.


  • ** FILE ** In this Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, file picture founder of the WikiLeaks website, Julian Assange, speaks during a press conference in London. (AP Photo/Lennart Preiss/File)

    U.S. briefs allies about next WikiLeaks release

    U.S. allies around the world have been briefed by American diplomats about an expected release of classified U.S. files by the WikiLeaks website that is likely to cause international embarrassment and could damage some nations' relations with the United States.


  • ** FILE ** David Cameron (left), now Great Britain's prime minister, greets his father, Ian, during a visit to the Sun Inn in Swindon, England, in March 2010. The elder Mr. Cameron suffered a stroke while on vacation in France and died on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Johnny Green/PA, File)

    U.K. prime minister's father dies while on vacation

    British Prime Minister David Cameron's father died in France on Wednesday after suffering a stroke while on vacation, the leader's office said.


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