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BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs. [1]

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ABC World News Tonight

ABC World News Tonight (titled as ABC World News Tonight with David Muir for its weeknight broadcasts since September 2014 and simply ABC World News Tonight for its weekend broadcasts) is the flagship daily evening television news program of ABC News, the news division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) television network in the United States.

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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician, demagogue, and revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.

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Agence France-Presse

Agence France-Presse (AFP) is an international news agency headquartered in Paris, France.

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The Albanians (Shqiptarët) are a European ethnic group that is predominantly native to Albania, Kosovo, western Macedonia, southern Serbia, southeastern Montenegro and northwestern Greece, who share a common ancestry, culture and language.

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Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace is a Grade II listed entertainment and sports venue in London, located between Muswell Hill and Wood Green.

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Alexandra Palace television station

The Alexandra Palace television station in North London is one of the oldest television transmission sites in the world.

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Andrew Gilligan

Andrew Paul Gilligan (born 22 November 1968) is a British journalist, currently senior correspondent of The Sunday Times and head of the Capital City Foundation at Policy Exchange.

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Andrew Marr

Andrew William Stevenson Marr (born 31 July 1959) is a British political commentator and television presenter.

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Andrew Timothy

Andrew Timothy (1912–9 December 1990) was an Anglican priest and BBC Radio announcer, who is best remembered for being the original announcer of the comedy series The Goon Show.

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Android (operating system)

Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

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Angela Rippon

Angela May Rippon CBE (born 12 October 1944)"Angela Rippon," Contemporary Authors Online, Detroit: Gale, (2008) Gale Biography In Context is an English television journalist, newsreader, writer and presenter.

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Anti-Indian sentiment

Anti-Indian sentiment or Indophobia refers to negative feelings and hatred towards India, Indians, and Indian culture.

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Apartheid started in 1948 in theUnion of South Africa |year_start.

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Arab–Israeli conflict

The Arab–Israeli conflict refers to the political tension, military conflicts and disputes between a number of Arab countries and Israel.

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Ariel Sharon

Ariel Sharon (אריאל שרון;,, also known by his diminutive Arik, אַריק, born Ariel Scheinermann, אריאל שיינרמן‎; February 26, 1928 – January 11, 2014) was an Israeli general and politician who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Israel from March 2001 until April 2006.

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Associated Press

The Associated Press (AP) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City.

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Barco (manufacturer)

Barco NV is a technology company that develops visualization and collaboration solutions to help professionals work together, share information, and project images in cinemas and elsewhere.

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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BBC Arabic

BBC Arabic may refer to the Literary Arabic language radio station run by the BBC World Service, as well as the BBC's satellite TV channel, and the website that serves as an Literary Arabic language news portal and provides online access to both the TV and radio broadcasts.

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BBC Arabic Television

BBC Arabic Television is a television news channel broadcast to the Arab World by the BBC.

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BBC English Regions

BBC English Regions is the division of the BBC responsible for local and regional television, radio, web, and teletext services in England, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands.

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BBC Home Service

The BBC Home Service was a British national radio station that broadcast from 1939 until 1967, when it became the current BBC Radio 4.

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BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer is an internet streaming, catchup, television and radio service from the BBC.

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BBC News (TV channel)

BBC News (also known as the BBC News Channel) is the BBC's 24-hour rolling news television network in the United Kingdom.

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BBC News at Ten

BBC News at Ten formerly known as the BBC Ten O'Clock News or the Ten O'Clock News is the flagship evening news programme, broadcast six nights a week (Sunday to Friday) for British television channel BBC One and the BBC News channel.

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BBC News Online

BBC News Online is the website of BBC News, the division of the BBC responsible for newsgathering and production.

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BBC Nine O'Clock News

The BBC Nine O'Clock News was the flagship BBC News programme.

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BBC One is the flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

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BBC Parliament

BBC Parliament is a British television channel which broadcasts live and recorded coverage of the House of Commons, House of Lords and Select Committees of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, the Scottish Parliament, the London Assembly, the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Welsh Assembly.

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BBC Persian Television

BBC Persian Television (تلویزیون فارسی بی‌بی‌سی) is the BBC's Persian language news channel that was launched on 14 January 2009.

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BBC Prime

BBC Prime was the BBC's general entertainment TV channel in Europe and the Middle East from 30 January 1995 until 11 November 2009, when it was replaced by BBC Entertainment.

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BBC Radio 1

BBC Radio 1 is a British radio station operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation which also broadcasts internationally, specialising in modern and current popular music and chart hits throughout the day. Radio 1 provides alternative genres after 7pm, including electronic dance, hip hop, rock, indie or interviews. It was launched in 1967 to meet the demand for music generated by pirate radio stations, when the average age of the UK population was 27. The BBC claim that they target the 1529 age group, and the average age of its UK audience since 2009 is 30. BBC Radio 1 started 24-hour broadcasting on 1 May 1991.

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BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 is a radio station owned and operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history.

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BBC Red Button

BBC Red Button is a branding used for digital interactive television services provided by the BBC, and broadcast in the United Kingdom.

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BBC Television

BBC Television is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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BBC Three

BBC Three was a British television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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BBC Trust

The BBC Trust was the governing body of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) between 2007 and 2017.

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BBC Two is the second flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

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BBC World News

BBC World News is the BBC's international news and current affairs television channel.

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BBC World Service

The BBC World Service, the world's largest international broadcaster, broadcasts radio and television news, speech and discussions in over 30 languages to many parts of the world on analogue and digital shortwave platforms, Internet streaming, podcasting, satellite, DAB, FM and MW relays.

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BBC World Service Television

BBC World Service Television, often abbreviated to WSTV (World Service Television), was the name of two BBC international satellite television channels between 1991 and 1995.

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Big Ben

Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower.

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Bob Geldof

Robert Frederick Zenon Geldof, (born 5 October 1951) is an Irish singer-songwriter, author, political activist and occasional actor.

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Breakfast Time

Breakfast Time was British television's first national breakfast television programme, broadcast from 17 January 1983 until 29 September 1989 on BBC1 across the United Kingdom.

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Brian Hanrahan

Brian Hanrahan (22 March 1949 – 20 December 2010) was a British television journalist, who was the Diplomatic News Editor for the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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Brian Hutton, Baron Hutton

James Brian Edward Hutton, Baron Hutton, PC, QC (born 29 June 1931) is a former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and British Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.

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British Academy of Film and Television Arts

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image – film, television and game in the United Kingdom.

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British Broadcasting Company

The British Broadcasting Company Ltd (BBC) was a British commercial company formed on 18 October 1922 by British and American electrical companies doing business in the United Kingdom (and anxious to build sales of their products by ensuring that there were radio broadcasts to which their radio-buying customers could listen) and licensed by the British General Post Office.

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British Jews

British Jews (often referred to collectively as Anglo-Jewry) are British citizens who are ethnically and/or religiously Jewish.

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Broadcasting is the distribution of audio or video content to a dispersed audience via any electronic mass communications medium, but typically one using the electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves), in a one-to-many model.

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Broadcasting House

Broadcasting House is the headquarters of the BBC, in Portland Place and Langham Place, London.

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Bush House

Bush House is a Grade II listed building at the southern end of Kingsway between Aldwych and the Strand in London.

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CBS News

CBS News is the news division of American television and radio service CBS.

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Ceefax was the world's first teletext information service and a forerunner to the current BBC Red Button service.

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Central News Agency (London)

The Central News Agency was a news distribution service founded as Central Press in 1863 by William Saunders and his brother-in-law, Edward Spender.

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Chroma key

Chroma key compositing, or chroma keying, is a visual effects/post-production technique for compositing (layering) two images or video streams together based on color hues (chroma range).

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Cliff Michelmore

Arthur Clifford "Cliff" Michelmore (11 December 1919 – 17 March 2016) was an English television presenter and producer.

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Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.

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Coat of arms of the BBC

The coat of arms of the BBC was adopted in March 1927 to represent the purpose and values of the corporation.

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Communications satellite

A communications satellite is an artificial satellite that relays and amplifies radio telecommunications signals via a transponder; it creates a communication channel between a source transmitter and a receiver at different locations on Earth.

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Craig Oliver (British journalist)

Sir Craig Stewart Oliver (born 15 May 1969) is a British news editor, producer and media executive, and the former Director of Communications for British Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Daily Mail

The Daily Mail is a British daily middle-marketPeter Wilby, New Statesman, 19 December 2013 (online version: 2 January 2014) tabloid newspaper owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust and published in London.

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David Kelly (weapons expert)

David Christopher Kelly (14 May 1944 – 17 July 2003) was a Welsh scientist and authority on biological warfare, employed by the British Ministry of Defence, and formerly a weapons inspector with the United Nations Special Commission in Iraq.

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David Lowe (television and radio composer)

David Lowe (born 11 April 1959) is an English composer and music producer.

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David Muir

David Jason Muir (born November 8, 1973) is an American journalist and the anchor of ABC World News Tonight and co-anchor of the ABC News magazine 20/20, part of the news department of the ABC broadcast-television network, based in New York City.

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Director-General of the BBC

The Director-General of the British Broadcasting Corporation is chief executive and (from 1994) editor-in-chief of the BBC.

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Disasters Emergency Committee

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is an umbrella group of UK charities which coordinates and launches collective appeals to raise funds to provide emergency aid and rapid relief to people caught up in disasters and humanitarian crises around the world.

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Division (business)

A division of a business, sometimes called a business sector or business unit (segment), is one of the parts into which a business, organization or company is divided.

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Do They Know It's Christmas?

"Do They Know It's Christmas?" is a song written in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in reaction to television reports of the 1983–1985 famine in Ethiopia.

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Electronic news-gathering

Electronic news-gathering (ENG) is when reporters and editors make use of electronic video and audio technologies in order to gather and present news.

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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European Parliament election, 2009 (United Kingdom)

The European Parliament election was the United Kingdom's component of the 2009 European Parliament election, the voting for which was held on Thursday 4 June 2009.

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Falklands War

The Falklands War (Guerra de las Malvinas), also known as the Falklands Conflict, Falklands Crisis, Malvinas War, South Atlantic Conflict, and the Guerra del Atlántico Sur (Spanish for "South Atlantic War"), was a ten-week war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over two British dependent territories in the South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands, and its territorial dependency, the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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Film stock

Film stock is an analog medium that is used for recording motion pictures or animation.

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Fiona Bruce

Fiona Elizabeth Bruce (born 25 April 1964) is an English television journalist, newsreader and television presenter.

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In filmmaking and video production, footage is raw, unedited material as originally filmed by a movie camera or recorded by a video camera, which typically must be edited to create a motion picture, video clip, television show or similar completed work.

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), commonly called the Foreign Office, is a department of the Government of the United Kingdom.

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Frank Bough

Frank Joseph Bough (born 15 January 1933) is a retired English television presenter.

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Gavyn Davies

Gavyn Davies, OBE (born 27 November 1950) is a former Goldman Sachs partner and multi-millionaire who was the chairman of the BBC from 2001 until 2004.

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Gaza City

Gaza (The New Oxford Dictionary of English (1998),, p. 761 "Gaza Strip /'gɑːzə/ a strip of territory in Palestine, on the SE Mediterranean coast including the town of Gaza...". غزة,; Ancient Ġāzā), also referred to as Gaza City, is a Palestinian city in the Gaza Strip, with a population of 515,556, making it the largest city in the State of Palestine.

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George Alagiah

George Maxwell Alagiah (born 22 November 1955) is a British newsreader, journalist and television news presenter.

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Greenwich Time Signal

The Greenwich Time Signal (GTS), popularly known as the pips, is a series of six short tones broadcast at one-second intervals by many BBC Radio stations.

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Greg Dyke

Gregory Dyke (born 20 May 1947) is a British media executive, football administrator, journalist and broadcaster.

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Gulf War

The Gulf War (2 August 199028 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 199017 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 199128 February 1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.

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Hamas (Arabic: حماس Ḥamās, an acronym of حركة المقاومة الاسلامية Ḥarakat al-Muqāwamah al-ʾIslāmiyyah Islamic Resistance Movement) is a Palestinian Sunni-Islamist fundamentalist organization.

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Helen Boaden

Helen Boaden (born 1 March 1956) is a former British broadcasting executive who spent more than 30 years working for the BBC, (resigned 29th Sept. 2016).

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Hugh Greene

Sir Hugh Carleton Greene (15 November 1910 – 19 February 1987) was a British journalist and television executive.

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Huw Edwards (journalist)

Huw Edwards (born 18 August 1961) is a Welsh journalist, presenter, and newsreader.

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Ikegami Tsushinki

() is a Japanese manufacturer of professional and broadcast television equipment, especially professional video cameras, both for electronic news gathering and studio use.

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iOS (formerly iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware.

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Iranian Embassy siege

The Iranian Embassy siege took place from 30 April to 5 May 1980, after a group of six armed men stormed the Iranian embassy in South Kensington, London.

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Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.

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Israel Defense Forces

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF; צְבָא הַהֲגָנָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל, lit. "The Army of Defense for Israel"; جيش الدفاع الإسرائيلي), commonly known in Israel by the Hebrew acronym Tzahal, are the military forces of the State of Israel.

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Israeli–Palestinian conflict

The Israeli–Palestinian conflict (Ha'Sikhsukh Ha'Yisraeli-Falestini; al-Niza'a al-Filastini-al-Israili) is the ongoing struggle between Israelis and Palestinians that began in the mid-20th century.

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Independent Television News (ITN) is a British-based news and content provider.

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ITV (TV network)

ITV is a British commercial TV network.

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ITV News

ITV News is the branding of news programmes on the British television network ITV.

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ITV News at Ten

News at Ten is the flagship evening news programme on British television network ITV, produced by ITN and founded by news editor Geoffrey Cox in July 1967.

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James Harding (journalist)

James Paul Harding (born 15 September 1969) is a British journalist, and was the Director of BBC News from August 2013 until 1 January 2018.

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Jenny Tonge, Baroness Tonge

Jennifer Louise Tonge, Baroness Tonge (née Smith; born 19 February 1941) is a politician in the United Kingdom.

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Jeremy Bowen

Jeremy Francis John Bowen (born 6 February 1960) is a Welsh journalist and television presenter.

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John Birt, Baron Birt

John Birt, Baron Birt (born 10 December 1944) is a British television executive and businessman.

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John Craven

John Raymond Craven, (born 16 August 1940) is an English journalist and television presenter, best known for presenting the BBC programmes Newsround, Countryfile and Beat the Brain.

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John Page (British politician)

Sir Arthur John Page (16 September 1919 – 31 October 2008), known as Sir John Page, was a British Conservative politician.

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John Snagge

John Derrick Mordaunt Snagge OBE (8 May 1904 – 26 March 1996) was a British newsreader and commentator on BBC Radio.

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Julie Burchill

Julie Burchill (born 3 July 1959) is an English journalist, writer and broadcaster.

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Justin Lewis (media scholar)

Justin Lewis is professor of communication and head of the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University.

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Kate Adie

Kathryn Adie, (born 19 September 1945) is an English journalist.

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Kenneth Kendall

Kenneth Kendall (7 August 1924 – 14 December 2012) was a British broadcaster.

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Kensington is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, West London, England.

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The KGB, an initialism for Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti (p), translated in English as Committee for State Security, was the main security agency for the Soviet Union from 1954 until its break-up in 1991.

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Kosovo War

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Lambie-Nairn was an international branding agency within the WPP Group, headquartered in London with offices in Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.

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Lime Grove Studios

Lime Grove Studios was originally a film studio complex built by the Gaumont Film Company in 1915, but it was later purchased by the BBC who used it for television broadcasts from 1949 to 1991.

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List of former BBC newsreaders and journalists

The BBC has employed many journalists and newsreaders to present its news programmes as well as to provide news reports and interviews.

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List of organisations in the United Kingdom with a royal charter

List of organisations in the United Kingdom with a royal charter is an incomplete list of organisations based in the United Kingdom that have received a royal charter from an English, Scottish, or British monarch.

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List of Palestinian suicide attacks

This article contains Lists of Palestinian suicide attacks carried out by Palestinian individuals and militant groups.

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Live Aid

Live Aid was a dual-venue benefit concert held on 13 July 1985, and an ongoing music-based fundraising initiative.

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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Mark Byford

Mark Julian Byford (born 13 June 1958) was Deputy Director General of the British Broadcasting Corporation and head of BBC Journalism from 2004–2011.

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Mark Thompson (media executive)

Mark John Thompson (born 31 July 1957)“THOMPSON, Mark John Thompson,” in Who's Who 2009 (London: A & C Black, 2008); online ed., (Oxford: OUP, 2008),.

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Mary Hockaday

Anne Mary Hockaday (born 31 May 1962) is a British journalist.

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Michael Buerk

Michael Duncan Buerk (born 18 February 1946) is an English journalist and newsreader, whose reporting of the Ethiopian famine on 23 October 1984 inspired the Band Aid charity record and, subsequently, the Live Aid concert.

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Millbank is an area of central London in the City of Westminster.

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Mobile app

A mobile app is a computer program designed to run on a mobile device such as a phone/tablet or watch.

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Moira Stuart

Moira Clare Ruby Stuart OBE (born 2 September 1949) is a British presenter, who was the first African-Caribbean female newsreader to appear on British television, having worked on BBC News since 1981.

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Morecambe and Wise

Eric Morecambe (John Eric Bartholomew, 14 May 1926 – 28 May 1984) and Ernie Wise (Ernest Wiseman, 27 November 1925 – 21 March 1999), known as Morecambe and Wise (also Eric and Ernie), were an iconic English comic double act, working in variety, radio, film and most successfully in television.

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Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia.

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Nan Winton

Nan Winton is a British broadcaster, best known for being the first female national newsreader on BBC television.

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Nationwide (TV programme)

Nationwide is a former BBC News and current affairs television programme which ran from 9 September 1969 until 5 August 1983.

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National Socialism (Nationalsozialismus), more commonly known as Nazism, is the ideology and practices associated with the Nazi Party – officially the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP) – in Nazi Germany, and of other far-right groups with similar aims.

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News agency

A news agency is an organization that gathers news reports and sells them to subscribing news organizations, such as newspapers, magazines and radio and television broadcasters.

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News presenter

A news presenter – also known as a newsreader, newscaster (short for "news broadcaster"), anchorman or anchorwoman, news anchor or simply an anchor – is a person who presents news during a news program on the television, on the radio or on the Internet.

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Newsbeat is the flagship news programme on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra.

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Newsnight is a weekday BBC Television current affairs programme which specialises in analysis and often robust cross-examination of senior politicians.

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A newsreel is a form of short documentary film, containing news stories and items of topical interest, that was prevalent between the 1910s and the late 1960s.

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Newsroom (BBC programme)

Newsroom was the BBC2 channel's main news programme during the 1960s and early 1970s.

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Newsround (stylized as newsround, originally called John Craven's Newsround before his departure in 1989) is a BBC children's news programme, which has run continuously since 4 April 1972.

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Newyddion (English: News) is a Welsh-language news programme consisting of Welsh, UK, and international news, produced daily by BBC Cymru Wales and broadcast on S4C.

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Nick Robinson (journalist)

Nicholas Anthony Robinson (born 5 October 1963) is a British journalist, currently a presenter on the BBC's Today programme.

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Nick Ross

Nicholas David "Nick" Ross (born 7 August 1947) is an English radio and television presenter across the wide range of factual programmes.

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Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann; Ulster-Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland, variously described as a country, province or region.

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NTSC, named after the National Television System Committee,National Television System Committee (1951–1953),, 17 v. illus., diagrs., tables.

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Oleg Gordievsky

Oleg Antonovich Gordievsky, CMG (Оле́г Анто́нович Гордие́вский; born 10 October 1938) is a former colonel of the KGB and KGB resident-designate (rezident) and bureau chief in London, who was a secret agent of the British Secret Intelligence Service from 1974 to 1985.

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The term opt-out refers to several methods by which individuals can avoid receiving unsolicited product or service information.

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Outside broadcasting

Outside broadcasting (OB) is the electronic field production (EFP) of television or radio programmes (typically to cover television news and sports television events) from a mobile remote broadcast television studio.

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Pakistan (پاکِستان), officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (اِسلامی جمہوریہ پاکِستان), is a country in South Asia.

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Phase Alternating Line (PAL) is a color encoding system for analogue television used in broadcast television systems in most countries broadcasting at 625-line / 50 field (25 frame) per second (576i).

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Palace of Westminster

The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Panorama (TV series)

Panorama is a BBC Television investigative current affairs documentary programme.

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Persian language

Persian, also known by its endonym Farsi (فارسی), is one of the Western Iranian languages within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family.

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Peter Sissons

Peter George Sissons (born 17 July 1942) is a British broadcast journalist.

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Peter Snow

Peter Snow, CBE (born 20 April 1938) is a British radio and television presenter and historian, best known as an analyst of election results.

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Philip Stephens (journalist)

Philip Stephens (born 2 June 1953), Who's Who 2015, A & C Black, 2015; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 is an English journalist and author.

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Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Philips, stylized as PHILIPS) is a Dutch multinational technology company headquartered in Amsterdam currently focused in the area of healthcare.

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PM (BBC Radio 4)

PM, sometimes referred to as the PM programme to avoid ambiguity, is BBC Radio 4's long-running early evening news and current affairs programme.

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Politico, known earlier as The Politico, is an American political journalism company based in Arlington County, Virginia, that covers politics and policy in the United States and internationally.

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Portland Place

Portland Place is a street in the Marylebone district of central London.

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Press Association

The Press Association (PA) is a multimedia news agency operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Pye Ltd.

Pye Ltd. was an electronics company founded in Cambridge, England, now wholly owned by Philips.

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Quadruplex videotape

2-inch quadruplex video tape (also called 2″ quad, or just quad, for short) was the first practical and commercially successful analog recording video tape format.

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Radio Academy

The Radio Academy is a registered charity dedicated to 'the encouragement, recognition and promotion of excellence in UK broadcasting and audio production'.

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The RCA Corporation was a major American electronics company, which was founded as the Radio Corporation of America in 1919.

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Rear projection effect

Rear projection (also known as process photography) is part of many in-camera effects cinematic techniques in film production for combining foreground performances with pre-filmed backgrounds.

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Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

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Reversal film

In photography, reversal film is a type of photographic film that produces a positive image on a transparent base.

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Richard Baker (broadcaster)

Richard Baker OBE RD (born 15 June 1925) is an English broadcaster, best known as a newsreader for BBC News from 1954 to 1982.

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Richard Dimbleby

Frederick Richard Dimbleby, CBE (25 May 1913 – 22 December 1965) was an English journalist and broadcaster, who became the BBC’s first war correspondent, and then its leading TV news commentator.

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Richard Sambrook

Richard Sambrook (born 24 April 1956) is a British journalist, academic and a former BBC executive.

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Robert Dougall

Robert Dougall, MBE (27 November 1913 – 19 December 1999) was an English broadcaster and ornithologist, mainly known as a newsreader and announcer.

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Royal Television Society

The Royal Television Society, or RTS, is a British-based educational charity for the discussion, and analysis of television in all its forms, past, present and future.

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Rwandan genocide

The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government.

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S4C (from the Welsh Sianel Pedwar Cymru, meaning "Channel 4 Wales") is a Welsh-language British public-service TV channel broadcast throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland.

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Save the Children

The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organisation that promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries.

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Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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See Hear

See Hear is a monthly magazine programme for deaf and hard-of-hearing people in the United Kingdom, broadcast on Wednesday mornings at 8:00am.

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Selina Scott

Selina Mary Scott (born 13 May 1951) is a former English television presenter, who was a major figure in the launch of breakfast TV in the UK.

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September Dossier

Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Assessment of the British Government, also known as the September Dossier, was a document published by the British government on 24 September 2002 on the same day of a recall of Parliament to discuss the contents of the document.

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Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia and Montenegro (Srbija i Crna Gora, Србија и Црна Гора; SCG, СЦГ), officially the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro (Državna Zajednica Srbija i Crna Gora, Државна Заједница Србија и Црна Гора), was a country in Southeast Europe, created from the two remaining federal republics of Yugoslavia after its breakup in 1992.

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Shepherd's Bush

Shepherd's Bush is a district of west London, England, within the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

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Silicon Graphics

Silicon Graphics, Inc. (later rebranded SGI, historically known as Silicon Graphics Computer Systems or SGCS) was an American high-performance computing manufacturer, producing computer hardware and software.

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Simulcast, a portmanteau of simultaneous broadcast, is the broadcasting of programs or events across more than one medium, or more than one service on the same medium, at exactly the same time (that is, simultaneously).

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Slobodan Milošević

Slobodan Milošević (Слободан Милошевић; 20 August 1941 – 11 March 2006) was a Yugoslav and Serbian politician and the President of Serbia (originally the Socialist Republic of Serbia, a constituent republic within the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) from 1989 to 1997 and President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1997 to 2000.

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is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo.

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Sophie Raworth

Sophie Jane Raworth (born 15 May 1968) is a British journalist and broadcaster.

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South Kensington

South Kensington is an affluent district of West London in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

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State of Palestine

Palestine (فلسطين), officially the State of Palestine (دولة فلسطين), is a ''de jure'' sovereign state in the Middle East claiming the West Bank (bordering Israel and Jordan) and Gaza Strip (bordering Israel and Egypt) with East Jerusalem as the designated capital, although its administrative center is currently located in Ramallah.

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Tahu Hole

Tahu Ronald Charles Pearce Hole CBE (29 March 1906 – 22 November 1985) was a New Zealand born journalist who was the BBC's television news editor during the period immediately following the Second World War.

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Telecine is the process of transferring motion picture film into video and is performed in a color suite.

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Teletext (or broadcast teletext) is a television information retrieval service created in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s by the Philips Lead Designer for VDUs, John Adams.

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Television Centre, London

Television Centre is a building complex in White City, West London that was the headquarters of BBC Television between 1960 and 2013.

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Television licensing in the United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom and the Crown dependencies, any household watching or recording live television transmissions as they are being broadcast (terrestrial, satellite, cable, or Internet) is required to hold a television licence.

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Television Newsreel

Television Newsreel was a British television programme, the first regular news programme to be made in the UK.

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Television standards conversion

Television standards conversion is the process of changing one type of television system to another.

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The Andrew Marr Show

The Andrew Marr Show is an hour-long British television programme broadcast on BBC One on Sunday mornings from 9am.

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The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The Independent

The Independent is a British online newspaper.

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The Jerusalem Post

The Jerusalem Post is a broadsheet newspaper based in Jerusalem, founded in 1932 during the British Mandate of Palestine by Gershon Agron as The Palestine Post.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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The Times

The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.

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The World at One

The World at One, or WATO ("what-oh") for short, is BBC Radio 4's long-running lunchtime news and current affairs programme, which is currently broadcast from 1.00 pm to 1.45 pm from Monday to Friday.

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The World This Weekend

The World This Weekend is a weekly news and current affairs programme broadcast from 1pm to 1:30pm on BBC Radio 4 every Sunday, essentially the Sunday version of The World at One.

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The World Tonight

The World Tonight is a British current affairs radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4, every weekday evening, which started out as an extension of the 10pm news.

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Today (BBC Radio 4)

Today, or The Today Programme, is BBC Radio 4's long-running early morning news and current affairs programme, broadcast on Monday to Friday from 6:00 am to 9:00 am and 7:00 am to 9:00 am on Saturday.

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Toddlers' Truce

The Toddlers' Truce was a piece of early British television scheduling policy that required transmissions to terminate for an hour each weekday between 6pm and 7pm—between the end of children's broadcasting and the start of the evening schedule—so that young children could be put to bed.

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Tom Gross

Tom Gross is a British-born journalist, international affairs commentator, and human rights campaigner specializing in the Middle East.

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Tom Paulin

Thomas Neilson Paulin (born 25 January 1949 in Leeds, England) is a Northern Irish poet and critic of film, music and literature.

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Tonight (1957 TV series)

Tonight was a BBC television current affairs programme presented by Cliff Michelmore and broadcast in Britain live on weekday evenings from 18 February 1957 to 18 June 1965.

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Tony Blair

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007.

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Tony Hall, Baron Hall of Birkenhead

Anthony William Hall, Baron Hall of Birkenhead, (born 3 March 1951) is the Director-General of the BBC.

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TV-am was a TV company that broadcast the ITV franchise for breakfast television in the United Kingdom from 1 February 1983 until 31 December 1992.

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U-matic is an analogue recording videocassette format first shown by Sony in prototype in October 1969, and introduced to the market in September 1971.

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United Kingdom local elections, 2009

The 2009 United Kingdom local elections were elections held to all 27 County Councils, three existing Unitary Authorities and five new Unitary Authorities, all in England, on 4 June 2009.

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Uzbekistan, officially also the Republic of Uzbekistan (Oʻzbekiston Respublikasi), is a doubly landlocked Central Asian Sovereign state.

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Virtual studio

The term virtual studio can refer to any number of technological tools which seek to simulate a physical television and/or movie studio.

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Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain.

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Weapon of mass destruction

A weapon of mass destruction (WMD) is a nuclear, radiological, chemical, biological or other weapon that can kill and bring significant harm to a large number of humans or cause great damage to human-made structures (e.g., buildings), natural structures (e.g., mountains), or the biosphere.

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Welsh language

Welsh (Cymraeg or y Gymraeg) is a member of the Brittonic branch of the Celtic languages.

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Windows Phone

Windows Phone (WP) is a family of discontinued mobile operating systems developed by Microsoft for smartphones as the replacement successor to Windows Mobile and Zune.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Yasser Arafat

Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa (محمد ياسر عبد الرحمن عبد الرؤوف عرفات; 24 August 1929 – 11 November 2004), popularly known as Yasser Arafat (ياسر عرفات) or by his kunya Abu Ammar (أبو عمار), was a Palestinian political leader.

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Young Conservatives (UK)

The Young Conservatives (YC) is the youth wing of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom for members aged up to 25.

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Zimbabwean general election, 2008

General elections were held in Zimbabwe on 29 March 2008 to elect the President and Parliament.

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1983–1985 famine in Ethiopia

A widespread famine affected Ethiopia from 1983 to 1985.

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2003 invasion of Iraq

The 2003 invasion of Iraq was the first stage of the Iraq War (also called Operation Iraqi Freedom).

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2008 Mumbai attacks

The 2008 Mumbai attacks (also referred to as 26/11) were a group of terrorist attacks that took place in November 2008, when 10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamic terrorist organisation based in Pakistan, carried out a series of 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting four days across Mumbai.

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2LO was the second radio station to regularly broadcast in the United Kingdom (the first was 2MT).

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60 Seconds

60 Seconds was a news program which ran between shows on BBC Three (and before that BBC Choice).

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