BBC chief receives death threats after axing Clarkson of 'Top Gear'

Mar 29, 2015

BBC chief receives death threats after axing Clarkson of 'Top Gear'

British police were on Sunday investigating death threats against BBC Director General Tony Hall following his decision to drop “Top Gear” presenter Jeremy Clarkson. Scotland Yard police headquarters confirmed it was examining allegations made on Wednesday, when Hall confirmed Clarkson’s contract would not be ...

'Top Gear' presenter Clarkson brushes off suspension

Mar 12, 2015

'Top Gear' presenter Clarkson brushes off suspension

Jeremy Clarkson, the controversial presenter of hit BBC program “Top Gear,” joked about his suspension as an online petition for him to be reinstated gathered over half a million signatures on Wednesday. “I’m just off to the job center,” he told reporters outside his ...

Nov 25, 2014

Two Britons fighting alongside Kurds against Islamic State: U.K. media

At least two Britons are among around 15 Westerners fighting in Syria alongside Kurdish guerrillas against the Islamic State group, according to British media. The Observer newspaper reported that Jamie Read, from North Lanarkshire in Scotland, and James Hughes, from Reading in central England, ...

BBC reporters 'badly beaten' in Russia

Sep 19, 2014

BBC reporters 'badly beaten' in Russia

A team of BBC journalists was assaulted in southern Russia while researching a story about soldiers “being killed at the Ukraine border,” the company said Thursday after lodging a protest with Russian authorities. The three reporters were working in the southern city of Astrakhan ...

Aug 19, 2014

Longtime BBC announcer Gordon, 78, dies

James Alexander Gordon, who read out the soccer results on BBC radio for 40 years and had one of the most recognizable voices in broadcasting, has died at the age of 78. “James was an iconic radio voice who turned the classified football results ...

BBC news to turn Japanese with translated website

Jun 27, 2014

BBC news to turn Japanese with translated website

by Elizabeth Kerr

A recent job posting for a digital editor for BBC World Japan sparked interest online, with local Web-watchers noting that the job description called for a Tokyo-based editor with fluent Japanese to head up a team that will publish content from the main BBC ...

'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson apologizes over racist language

May 2, 2014

'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson apologizes over racist language

“Top Gear” host Jeremy Clarkson has apologized and asked for forgiveness following allegations that he used racist language while he was shooting an episode of the popular BBC show. Clarkson became embroiled in a racism controversy after a tabloid published a clip of him ...

Observing the world in Yokohama's giant Orbi

Aug 26, 2013

Observing the world in Yokohama's giant Orbi

by Toshi Maeda

What’s on show at this new, nature-themed high-tech museum should appeal to your senses — literally. Take in the smell of the ocean while watching penguins wander in the polar region. Feel the wild presence of the world’s biggest lizard right next to you ...