Edition:
United States
Pictures | Mon Nov 12, 2012 | 10:39am EST

News chief steps aside as BBC crisis deepens

BBC News director Helen Boaden and deputy director Steve Mitchell (R) are seen in undated photos released in London November 12, 2012. The two most senior figures at BBC News stepped aside on Monday a day after the chairman of the broadcaster's governing body said it needed a radical overhaul to survive a child sex abuse scandal, it said. Helen Boaden, the director of BBC News, and her deputy Steve Mitchell, stepped aside two days after the director general quit to take the blame for the airing of false child sex abuse allegations against a former politician. REUTERS/BBC/handout

BBC News director Helen Boaden and deputy director Steve Mitchell (R) are seen in undated photos released in London November 12, 2012. The two most senior figures at BBC News stepped aside on Monday a day after the chairman of the broadcaster's...more

BBC News director Helen Boaden and deputy director Steve Mitchell (R) are seen in undated photos released in London November 12, 2012. The two most senior figures at BBC News stepped aside on Monday a day after the chairman of the broadcaster's governing body said it needed a radical overhaul to survive a child sex abuse scandal, it said. Helen Boaden, the director of BBC News, and her deputy Steve Mitchell, stepped aside two days after the director general quit to take the blame for the airing of false child sex abuse allegations against a former politician. REUTERS/BBC/handout
Close
1 / 2
A pedestrian walks past a BBC logo at Broadcasting House in central London October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Olivia Harris

A pedestrian walks past a BBC logo at Broadcasting House in central London October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Olivia Harris

A pedestrian walks past a BBC logo at Broadcasting House in central London October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Olivia Harris
Close
2 / 2

Next Slideshows

UPDATE 3-News chief steps aside as BBC crisis deepens

* BBC News head and deputy step aside for review on abuse report

Nov 12 2012

BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1530 GMT / 10:30 AM ET

BRUSSELS - The euro zone will not authorize more money for Greece, despite the country approving a tough 2013 budget, because there is still no agreement on how...

Nov 12 2012

Lamborghini tackles tough supercar market with new roadster

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Lamborghini unveiled the open-top variant of its Aventador roadster on Monday, hoping to continue growing sales in a supercar market it...

Nov 12 2012

UPDATE 2-Threat-focused Iran launches "biggest ever" air drills

* Drills across half of country as U.S.-Iran tensions high

Nov 12 2012

MORE IN PICTURES

Trump's weekend in the South

Trump's weekend in the South

President Trump held a rally in Pensacola, Florida ahead of the Alabama Senate election and toured the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

Pictures of the year: Space

Pictures of the year: Space

Our top images from space this year.

Explosion rocks New York's Port Authority

Explosion rocks New York's Port Authority

A Bangladeshi man with a homemade bomb strapped to his body set off an explosion at a New York commuter hub during rush hour, wounding himself and three others.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiere

Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiere

The red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of the latest Star Wars film.

Protests over Trump's Jerusalem move

Protests over Trump's Jerusalem move

Demonstrations are held around the world over President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Today in Sports

Today in Sports

Our top sports photography of the day.

Pictures of the Year 2017

Pictures of the Year 2017

Our top photos from the past year.

Thousands flee California wildfires

Thousands flee California wildfires

Fires whipped by Santa Ana winds threaten thousands of homes in Southern California.

Winter is coming

Winter is coming

First snowfalls around the world as winter approaches.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast