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Saturday, February 16, 2008

BBC apologizes for paralleling Mughniyeh and Hariri

BBC has apologized for equating former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri and Hizbullah terror chief Imad Mughniyeh as "great national leaders."The BBC took the unusual step after Don Mell, The AP's former photographer in Beirut, lambasted the parallel, drawn by BBC correspondent in a BBC World report last Thursday, as "an outrage".

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