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edit BBCNews.com - Official website of British Broadcasting Corporation
BBCNews.com is the official website of the British Broadcasting Corporation and offers news, analysis, special reports, videos, and pictures from around the world. It's also a website for BBC Television and BBC Radio. The website is available in over 30 most popular languages in the world including Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, Pashto, Urdu, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili and many others.
edit BBCNews.com - UK and international versions
BBCNews.com's UK version gives prominence to the breadth and depth of BBC content in the UK including news, sport and weather along with UK radio and TV. You may prefer this version if you live in the UK.
The international version of the has sections for Africa, Americas, South Asia, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Europe. BBC's international radio and TV services can also be seen in this section. You may prefer this version if you live outside the UK.
edit Weather, Special Reports, Learning Resources and more at BBCNews.com
BBCNews.com allows you to get weather information for any major city in the world. This includes current weather as well as 7-day forecasts. The website offers learning resources for various languages. BBCNews.com also has comprehensive sections for Business, Health, Science & Environment and Technology etc.
- Broadcasting House, Portland Pl
- London, W1A 1AA UNITED KINGDOM
- British Broadcasting Corporation
- +44 1737 839592, Fax: +44 1737 839516
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- Good: This web page has a title tag.
- Good: The title tag is a good length.
- The title of this site's home page:
- “BBC News - Home”
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- H1 heading for this site's home page:
- “6 June 2013 Last updated at 04:42 ET”
BBCNews.com in search results
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Visit BBC News for up-to-the-minute news, breaking news, video, audio and feature stories. BBC News provides trusted World and UK news as well as local and r...
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- Good: Your website resides at BBCNews.com and both www.BBCNews.com and BBCNews.com are permanently redirected to it.
Search Engine Visibility
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Date Last Crawled
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Social Media Visibility
|value for Digg||6|
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|value for Google Groups||4,820|
|value for Yahoo Answers||33|
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