The United States is alarmed over the Japan... →
BBC is not sending text about radioactive rain →
A text message alleging radioactive rain in the Philippines and Hong Kong did not originate from the BBC.
2012 Olympics tickets go on sale for London Games →
Tickets for the London 2012 Olympics have gone on sale, 500 days ahead of the event. Some 6.6 million tickets are available from the London 2012 website over a six-week period and organisers say all applications will be treated equally. Prices range from £20 to £2,012 and oversubscribed events will be decided by a ballot. The ticket website initially failed to process the orders of people whose...
BBC News coverage of the Japan quake, tsunami →
BBC Arabic journalists describe their detainment, assault in Libya by members of Gaddafi’s army and secret police. [Read the latest]
BBC News Team Detained, Beaten By Gaddafi's...
A BBC News team was detained and beaten up while attempting to reach the western city of Zawiya in Libya. The three journalists were held for 21 hours by members of Col Muammar Gaddafi’s security forces. During their time in detention, they were beaten with fists, knees and rifles. “I looked and I saw a plain-clothes guy with a small sub-machine gun. He put it to everyone’s...
Suicide Bombing Kills 25 In Pakistan
At least 25 people have been killed after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive during a funeral procession in Pakistan. A spokesperson for the Taliban told the BBC they were responsible for the bombing. The funeral, held for a Pashtun tribal elder in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, was being attended by many anti-Taliban militiamen, police said. [Read the latest at BBC News]
Prince Williams heading to NZ, AUS →
Prince William will tour earthquake and flood damage in New Zealand and Australia next week. The prince plans to travel to earthquake-stricken Christchurch, New Zealand and flood-hit areas of Queensland and Victoria.
BREAKING: 7.2 earthquake rattles buildings in... →
An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude has struck off the coast of Japan, shaking buildings in the capital, Tokyo. A tsunami alert for waves of up to 50 cm was issued for northeast Japan, after the quake hit at 0245 GMT.
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