Danica Kirka
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/ 15 May 2006

BBC apologises for interview gaffe

The BBC has admitted it was taken for a ride by a cabbie. The network apologised to its viewers for a studio mix-up that resulted in a cab driver appearing on live television as an expert on internet music downloads. "We interviewed the wrong person," a BBC spokesperson said on Monday while speaking on condition of anonymity in line with company policy.

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/ 21 December 2005

Elton John ties the knot

Britain’s most famous gay couple — Sir Elton John and Canadian filmmaker David Furnish — tied the knot on Wednesday in a star-studded event that capped the first week of civil-partnership ceremonies in the United Kingdom. Furnish, a Canadian-born filmmaker, and John have been together for 12 years.

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/ 10 June 2004

Gunmen seize Iraq police station

Shi’ite gunmen seized an Iraq police station in the Shi’ite holy city of Najaf and held it for two hours on Thursday in the first outbreak of fighting since an agreement to end weeks of bloody clashes between United States troops and militia forces. Four Iraqis were killed and 13 were injured, hospital and militia officials said.