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Coronavirus kills 210 in Iran – BBC Persian report

Feb 29, 2020 - 8:56 AM

Iran's health ministry accuses BBC Persian of joining the Islamic republic's regional enemies in a 'race to spread lies' about the Islamic republic

DISINFECT. A Tehran municipality worker cleans a bus to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 illness on February 26, 2020.  Iran said Tuesday its coronavirus outbreak, Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

BBC to make Greta Thunberg documentary series

Feb 11, 2020 - 9:48 AM

The new docuseries will follow the life of the 17-year-old Swedish environmental activist, her international crusades, and the science behind climate change

BBC to axe 450 newsroom jobs

Jan 29, 2020 - 11:37 PM

'The BBC has to face up to the changing way audiences are using us,' says Fran Unsworth, director of news and current affairs

BBC. File photo of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Scotland building, in Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. File photo by Shutterstock

FALSE: Kim Atienza, BBC 'reported about phone emitting radiation'

Jan 13, 2020 - 7:31 PM

The chain message is an old claim that has resurfaced after Taal Volcano started spewing ash. ABS-CBN weatherman Kuya Kim Atienza denies the claim in a tweet on January 12, 2020.

Maria Ressa among BBC’s 100 'inspiring and influential' women of 2019

Oct 18, 2019 - 11:23 AM

(UPDATED) 'For the next generation, the battle is going to be the battle for truth,' says Rappler CEO Maria Ressa

PRESS FREEDOM FIGHTER. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is recognized by BBC for her work against fake news in the Philippines. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Facebook to stop news headline changes from advertisers

Sep 17, 2019 - 9:49 AM

The new policy comes over complaints that advertisers might be able to deceptively modify the content in news stories shared on the huge social network

FACEBOOK. An illustration picture taken on March 22, 2018 in Paris shows a close-up of the Facebook logo in an eye. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

BBC expands shortwave radio news coverage in Kashmir

Aug 16, 2019 - 9:23 AM

A BBC statement says, 'given the shutdown of digital services and phone lines in the region, it's right for us to try and increase the provision of news on our short wave radio services'

BBC Scotland building, Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland, UK; November 4th 2017: Glasgow headquarters building of the British Broadcasting Corporation at Pacific Quay.

'Doctor Who' to stream on HBO Max

Aug 03, 2019 - 11:37 AM

Eleven seasons of BBC’s 'Doctor Who' series will be available exclusively on HBO Max

Egypt slams BBC for 'insulting' anti-Sisi report

Mar 25, 2019 - 12:15 PM

The BBC's coverage is branded 'insulting' by the Egypt's State Information Service, accusing the broadcaster of inciting 'violence' and being a 'propaganda tool' for the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

UK's Prince Philip 'shocked and shaken' after car crash

Jan 18, 2019 - 12:43 PM

(UPDATED) The duke emerges unharmed but two people in another car are injured in the crash that occurred Thursday, January 17

PRINCE PHILIP. Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, reacts as he arrives to attend a Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in central London, on March 13, 2017. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Cayetano slams BBC for 'unfair depiction of democracy in PH'

Oct 03, 2018 - 5:21 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says a recent BBC documentary on the Philippines 'amounts to nothing more than anti-Duterte propaganda'

TOP DIPLOMAT. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano explains in a Senate hearing the Philippines' dispute with China over the West Philippine Sea. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Singer Cliff Richard wins BBC privacy case, sparking media alarm

Jul 19, 2018 - 10:54 AM

BBC says it's considering an appeal on the case

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 12, 2018 British musician Cliff Richard sits on centre court before watching US player Serena Williams play Germany's Julia Goerges during their women's singles semi-final match on the tenth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London. Veteran British pop star Cliff Richard won a long-running case against the BBC on July 18, 2018, after a raid on his home was broadcast live on TV as part of an investigation into sexual abuse that subsequently found him innocent. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

China gives 'subversive' Peppa Pig the chop

May 01, 2018 - 6:44 PM

The People's Daily, mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party, says the innocent pig 'had become an unexpected cultural icon' for a 'subculture' of idle youth

JOLLY DR. BROWN. A woman poses in London on December 12, 2017 looking at a screen showing an episode of British animated series Peppa Pig involving the character Dr Brown Bear. Peppa Pig, the cartoon character loved by toddlers around the world, could be to blame for creating unrealistic expectations of doctors, according to an article in a respected medical journal. A woman poses in London on December 12, 2017 looking at a screen showing an episode of British animated series Peppa Pig involving the character Dr Brown Bear. Peppa Pig, the cartoon character loved by toddlers around the world, could be to blame for creating unrealistic expectations of doctors, according to an article in a respected medical journal. Photo by Daniel Sorabji/AFP

Outrage after bloody day for Afghan journalists

May 01, 2018 - 5:22 PM

A double suicide blast in Kabul left 25 people dead including AFP photographer Shah Marai and 8 other journalists, while a BBC reporter was killed in a separate attack

BURIAL. Prayers are said before the burial of Agence France Presse (AFP) Afghanistan Chief Photographer Shah Marai Faizi in Gul Dara, Kabul on April 30, 2018, after his death in the second of two bombings that occurred in the Afghan capital. Photo by Andrew Quilty /pool/AFP

Unstoppable Ronaldo to be sole survivor of Real's 'BBC' era

Apr 24, 2018 - 9:51 AM

Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema are starting to experience dips in their careers, as Ronaldo peaks

UNTOUCHABLE TRIO. (from left to right) The trio of Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema were once a fixture in the starting XI of Real Madrid. Photos by AFP (Bale), Javier Soriano/AFP (Ronaldo), Christophe Simon/AFP

Federer voted BBC overseas sports personality of the year for record 4th time

Dec 15, 2017 - 7:25 PM

At age 36, the public still has love for Roger Federer

STAYING POWER. Roger Federer broke a tie with Muhammad Ali and Usain Bolt, who have both won the award 3 times. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

WATCH: Harry Styles covers another Fleetwood Mac classic

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Perfect rainy day listening

Hong Kong radio replaces BBC with Chinese programming

Sep 05, 2017 - 3:11 PM

Hong Kong s public radio station replaces its 24 hour BBC World Service broadcast with Chinese state run programming

A general view shows the skyline of the Central district of Hong Kong on June 27, 2017. Anthony Wallace/AFP

BBC journalist on trial in Thailand for crime reporting

Aug 23, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Rights groups have said the case exposes how Thailand s broad defamation and computer crime laws scupper investigative journalism and make it difficult to uncover wrongdoing in an endemically corrupt country

BBC foreign correspondent Jonathan Head arrives at court to fight defamation charges brought against him by a Thai lawyer in Phuket on August 23, 2017. Kritsada Muenhawong/AFP

BBC under fire for gender pay gap as top salaries revealed

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:14 AM

For the first time in its 94 year existence the BBC this year is forced to release a list of its employees paid more than £150 000 195 000 170 000 euros between 2016 2017

A BBC logo is pictured on a television screen inside the BBC's New Broadcasting House office in central London, on November 12, 2012. Carl Court/AFP

Jodie Whittaker is first female 'Doctor Who'

Jul 17, 2017 - 12:45 AM

The British actress will take over later this year as 13th incarnation of the Time Lord

CBS, BBC announce global newsgathering tie-up

Jul 13, 2017 - 10:31 PM

The deal brings together two major television news organizations and comes weeks after US based NBC finalized a deal to take a 25 stake in France based Euronews to boost its global scale

Trillanes to BBC: Filipinos will realize 'damage' caused by Duterte

Jun 23, 2017 - 12:34 PM

This comes after BBC anchor Stephen Sackur confronted Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on his opposition to President Rodrigo Duterte that is out of tune with public support for the Philippine leader

'VALIDATION DONE.' Senator Antonio Trillanes IV vouches for the credibility of his sources but refuses to reveal their identities. File photo from Senate PRIB

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, May 1-7, 2017

May 07, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Must watch videos from the past week

North Korea missile tests 'disturbing' for PH – expert

May 06, 2017 - 8:48 PM

Korea expert Robert Kelly says the real concern for the Philippines is being on the flight path of North Korea s missile tests

TOP CONCERN. Robert Kelly, political science professor at Pusan National University in South Korea, says the Philippines should be concerned about North Korea's missile tests. Rappler photo

Suu Kyi denies ethnic cleansing of Myanmar minority

Apr 06, 2017 - 8:23 AM

Suu Kyi to BBC: I don t think there is ethnic cleansing going on I think ethnic cleansing is too strong an expression to use for what is happening

In this file photo, Aung San Suu Kyi attends the National League for Democracy (NLD) party's Central Committee meeting in Yangon on June 20, 2015. Ye Aung Thu/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 3, 2017

Apr 03, 2017 - 11:11 AM

Hello Here are the top stories you shouldn t miss this Monday

VIRAL: Parodi-parodi wawancara BBC yang 'terganggu' oleh anak-anak

Mar 20, 2017 - 8:23 PM

Dari Darth Vader sampai Donald Trump wawancara BBC yang viral itu menginspirasi banyak versi lain

Netizen ingin gadis "pengganggu" dalam wawancara BBC jadi presiden

Mar 18, 2017 - 5:54 PM

Marion Kelly adalah salah satu anak yang “mengganggu” Profesor Robert E Kelly saat diwawancara BBC

Profesor Robert E. Kelly bersama putrinya Marion Kelly, putranya James Kelly, dan istrinya Jung-A Kim. Foto oleh Yelim Lee/AFP

Top Twitter accounts hacked by Erdogan supporters

Mar 15, 2017 - 7:04 PM

The attack is tracked to a third party application called Twitter Counter which had been been hacked and used as a route into other accounts

Dad in viral BBC interview laments online fame

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:34 PM

UPDATED Video of the BBC interview with Robert Kelly an expert on East Asian affairs went viral and sparked a debate about racism after many commentators originally assumed his Asian wife was a hired helper

COMEDY OF ERRORS. A frame from the now-viral interview of Robert Kelly, with his wife Kim Jung-A and daughter Marion in the background. Frame grab courtesy BBC News

VIRAL: Insiden gagal fokus saat tengah diwawancarai live

Mar 10, 2017 - 11:55 PM

Saat tengah diwawancarai live Robert E Kelly diganggu oleh kedua anaknya

GAGAL FOKUS. Seorang pengajar, Robert E. Kelly, terlihat meminta agar sang puteri tidak "mengganggu"nya ketika sedang diwawancarai live oleh BBC. Foto diambil dari screen shoot akun video di akun Twitter @colinjwright

BBC's Thai transmission towers fall silent as junta talks falter

Mar 08, 2017 - 4:49 PM

The suspension comes as the BBC World Service rolls out its largest foreign language expansion for decades

BBC journalist faces 5 years jail for Thailand reporting

Feb 23, 2017 - 5:36 PM

Rights groups say the case exposes how Thailand s defamation and computer crime laws scupper investigative journalism and make it difficult to expose wrongdoing in an endemically corrupt country

Terminally ill 5-year-old Sunderland fan wins goal of the month

Jan 03, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Bradley Lowery beat Chelsea reserve goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from the penalty spot at halftime of their Premier League game last month to win BBC s December goal of the month award

Five-year-old Sunderland fan and cancer patient Bradley Lowery (L) warms up with Chelsea's striker Diego Costa ahead of the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Chelsea on December 14, 2016. Oli SCARFF / AFP

Understanding Duterte 101? 'Take him seriously but not literally'

Dec 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar offers another way to navigate the controversial statements of President Rodrigo Duterte

CONTROVERSIAL LEADER. President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial statements, some lambasting world leaders and organizations, have put him in the international spotlight. File photo by PPD

Berita selebriti hari ini: Rabu, 14 Desember 2016

Dec 14, 2016 - 9:43 AM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

'I love you': The new 'Sherlock' trailer is here

Dec 11, 2016 - 3:51 PM

The roads we walk have demons beneath and yours have been waiting for a very long time

Screengrab from YouTube/Sherlock

Dua perempuan Indonesia masuk di daftar 'BBC 100 Women 2016'

Nov 28, 2016 - 3:37 PM

Mereka adalah Kartika Jahja penyanyi dan aktivis kesetaraan gender dan Dwi Handa fashion blogger sekaligus bintang Instagram

Kartika Jahja adalah satu dari dua perempuan Indonesia yang masuk di daftar '100 Best Women 2016' versi BBC. Foto dari akun Instagram Kartika Jahja.

Duterte supporters rally behind him on social media

Sep 17, 2016 - 11:35 AM

A message circulating online says some groups want the international community to protest against the Duterte administration s war on drugs

BBC chair quits amid shake-up of British broadcaster

Sep 14, 2016 - 7:33 PM

The negotiation over a new charter is a delicate process for the BBC which is widely loved in Britain but also draws political fire over its output because of its dependence on an annual license fee

CHANGE IS COMING. In this file photo, a BBC logo is pictured on a television screen inside the BBC's New Broadcasting House office in central London, on November 12, 2012. Carl Court/AFP

Brexit flag battle at Britain's Last Night of the Proms

Sep 11, 2016 - 8:59 AM

EU flags join Union Jacks usually brandished by audiences at British classical music s biggest night

In this file photo, people wave flags from different nations during the last night of the Proms at The Royal Albert Hall in west London on September 12, 2015. Justin Tallis/AFP

Cayetano doubts BBC story on hired killer of drug dealers

Aug 31, 2016 - 6:42 PM

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano says the BBC reporter was so good as to find a self confessed female assassin out of 100 million Filipinos he should be appointed head of the National Bureau of Investigation

File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Cliff Richard sues BBC, police over sex abuse raid footage

Jul 11, 2016 - 10:39 AM

My life was effectively turned upside down and my reputation worldwide was unnecessarily damaged I would not want the same to happen to others whether in the public eye or not the singer says in a statement

epa04968870 (FILE) A file picture dated 17 May 2014 shows British singer Cliff Richard performing on stage at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Richard celebrates his 75th birthday on 14 October. EPA/FERDY DAMMAN

Chris Evans quits as lead host on BBC's 'Top Gear'

Jul 05, 2016 - 12:41 AM

Chris Evans: Gave it my best shot but sometimes that s not enough The team are beyond brilliant I wish them all the best

CHRIS EVANS. Host Chris Evans speaks onstage during the Top Gear panel as part of the BBC America portion of This is Cable 2016 Television Critics Association Winter Tour at Langham Hotel on January 8, 2016 in Pasadena, California. Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images/AFP

Journalists criticize jailing of BBC reporter in Myanmar

Jun 07, 2016 - 8:40 PM

Nay Myo Lin a Mandalay based journalist for BBC s Myanmar language service is sentenced to 3 months in prison with hard labor for allegedly striking a policeman while covering a student rally in March

NAY MYO LIN. A picture made available on June 7, 2016 shows Nay Myo Lin (R), Myanmar British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reporter, speaking to members of the media after his verdict at the Chanmyatharsi court in Mandalay, Myanmar, June 6, 2016. Photo by Kyaw Zay Win/EPA

BBC says N. Korea detains and expels reporter

May 09, 2016 - 1:40 PM

Rupert Wingfield Hayes was questioned alone for 8 hours

DETAINED. Rupert Wingfield-Hayes was detained on Friday at Pyongyang airport as he was leaving the country with two other BBC staff. Image from

WATCH: Chris Hemsworth poetically reads lyrics of Rihanna's 'Work'

Apr 03, 2016 - 10:12 AM

It drummed up a whole lot of feelings emotions and past experiences Chris jokes

Screengrab from YouTube/BBC Radio 1

Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Peluang akhiri kompetisi lebih cepat

Apr 02, 2016 - 11:17 PM

Tidak ada momen yang lebih tepat untuk menghormati kepergian Johan Cruyff kecuali dengan kemenangan atas Real Madrid

EL CLASSICO. Siapakah yang akan keluar sebagai pemenang dalam duel antara dua raksasa Spanyol Barcelona vs Real Madrid? Foto dari EPA

Petisi untuk cabut hadiah nobel Suu Kyi diluncurkan

Mar 28, 2016 - 8:37 PM

Pernyataan Suu Kyi mempermasalahkan seorang jurnalis Muslim pada akhirnya membuat banyak orang kecewa dan marah

Aung San Suu Kyi saat bertemu dengan anggota parlemen dari Arakan National Party (ANP) pada 24 March 2016. Foto oleh Hein HTET/EPA