November 12th, 2012
03:52 AM ET

BBC's news director, deputy 'step aside'

[Updated 5:29 a.m. ET]  The BBC expects the head of news and her deputy to "return to their positions" following reviews into the BBC journalism around the Jimmy Savile scandal.

[Posted 3:52 a.m. ET]  The BBC's news director and her deputy have "stepped aside" in the midst of an ongoing scandal, the media organization reports Monday.

The developments involving Helen Boaden and Steve Mitchell come after BBC director general George Entwistle quit on Saturday.  He resigned after a "Newsnight" report wrongly accused a former Tory politician of child abuse.

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Pakistani girl who was shot by Taliban to be reunited with parents
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai is shown at a hospital in England on October 19.
October 25th, 2012
07:43 AM ET

Pakistani girl who was shot by Taliban to be reunited with parents

[Updated at 12:05 p.m.] A Pakistani Airways plane believed to be carrying Malala Yousufzai's father and mother has landed in Birmingham, England. Malala, 15, is getting treatment at a hospital in Birmingham after being shot in Pakistan for her outspoken support of girls’ access to education.

[Posted at 7:43 a.m.] Malala Yousufzai’s father and other family members are en route from Pakistan to England to visit the wounded 15-year-old, who's recovering in a British hospital, a source familiar with the family’s plans said.

They are expected to arrive in Birmingham, England, later today.

Six men have been arrested in connection with the shooting.

October 22nd, 2012
12:01 PM ET

Helicopter makes emergency water landing

[Updated 12:29 p.m.] All 19 people who were on the helicopter are accounted for, UK officials tell CNN.

[Updated 12:01 p.m.] A helicopter with 19 people on board made an emergency water landing Monday in Scotland.

The Scottish navy said the chopper ditched - a term for making a forced landing - near the southern tip of Shetland.

Lifeboats were launched to help bring people safely back to land.

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May 11th, 2010
07:20 PM ET

David Cameron named British prime minister

[Updated 7:49 p.m.] Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg says his party has agreed to enter into a coalition government under new Prime Minister David Cameron of the Conservative Party.

"I hope this is the start of the new politics I have always believed in," Clegg said early Wednesday.

[Updated 7:38 p.m.] Liberal Democratic Party leader Nick Clegg will serve as deputy prime minister, according
to Downing Street, which said the queen approved the appointment. Four other Cabinet posts will be occupied by Liberal Democrats, Downing Street said.

[Posted 7:20 p.m.] Queen Elizabeth II named Conservative leader David Cameron prime minister Tuesday night, shortly after Gordon Brown resigned, Buckingham Palace announced.

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