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Earlier this month we covered the revelation that Ted Turner, founder of the news channel CNN, ordered a sign-off video ready to air in case the apocalypse were nigh. His pick? Rather pedestrian footage of a US Army band playing Nearer My God to Thee.
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A video has appeared on the internet showing the first pictures of BBC correspondent Alan Johnston since his abduction in Gaza on 12 March. It is said to have been posted by the Army of Islam, the group that says it is holding the reporter.


 Gaza Palestine abduction Alan Johnston BBC
But when a technical glitch meant no winning entrant could be selected, a member of the production team asked a girl visiting the studio with her parent to pose as a winning caller. She was given the correct answer and put on air.


 BBC quizz competition radio deception
Three senior Fifa officials who will vote on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids took bribes in the 1990s, according to the BBC's Panorama.


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The BBC's website is accessible once again in China after being blocked for several days. The blackout coincided with the award ceremony for this year's Noble Peace Prize winner, the Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. The website was blocked along with other international news sites. China's government regularly blocks websites and censors internet search results inside the country.


 China censorship Internet BBC