Global ambitions at risk as news channel forces BBC cutbacks

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If the chief executive of Channel 4 is serious about finding radical alternatives to ITN, he should produce his flagship evening bulletin outside London. Nothing could be more radical than ending the metropolitan stranglehold on broadcast news in Britain.

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Media: The BBC goes into battle for supremacy of world airwaves

Next Sunday the BBC will break Sky's monopoly in round-the-clock TV news by launching BBC News 24. As Media Editor Rob Brown explains, Auntie is more than a match for Murdoch's satellite service. She's now on a par with CNN in global newsgathering.

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Global TV may earn the corporation pounds 1bn a year, writes Paul Mungo

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All you need is lava. As the buildings of Los Angeles crash and combust around the cast of Volcano (12), racist white cops learn to respect mouthy African Americans; a cutesy toddler surveys the survivors' ash- blacked faces and exclaims, "Look at their faces! They all look the same!" as redemptive rain pours down. If Michael Jackson had risen from the rubble, no one would have batted an eyelid. Geological catastrophe - well, it's a great leveller.

Lawyers seek to quit Clinton case

Little Rock (Reuter) - Lawyers representing Paula Jones in her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton yesterday sought to withdraw from the case because of "fundamental differences" with their client.

Diana 1961-1997: US voices - Politician, goddess and rebel

"JFK, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean - the obvious names roll off our tongues like a national mantra. But Diana somehow transcends even the legends that preceded her in death. Part politician, part sex-goddess, part rebel, she wowed the world with a unique mystique of charisma, glamour and charm. She was the once-upon-a-time wonder, the gorgeous romantic reality of our collective dreams."

Network: Ted's big adventure

Murdoch has one. Gates does, too. Now Turner has a premium online service. By Meg Carter

From a planet to a satellite

It took CNN founder Ted Turner 35 years to build up his media empire and he did things his way - blunt, brash and bossy. Now a merger with Time Warner leaves him second-in-command. Can he handle it? By Meg Carter

Media: If it matters, she's there

Her potential audience of 500 million includes many of the world's most powerful leaders. On Thursday, they will watch her shadowing Tony Blair. Emma Daly talks to CNN's Christiane Amanpour

Tung calls in media experts

Irene Yau, who headed the information department of Chris Patten's Hong Kong administration until yesterday, will start work today sorting out the rather chaotic media relations of Tung Chee-hwa, who will head Hong Kong's first post-colonial government.
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