‘Forecast for Tel Aviv on Saturday – 5000 degrees Kelvin’: Anti-Semitic tweets sent from hacked BBC Weather account; Update: BBC Arabic also hacked

Hacked, and by an anti-Semite no less RT @bbcweather: Tsunami alert for Haifa: Residents are advised to return to Poland. — Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) March 21, 2013 Twitter users noticed that something was off with tweets from BBC Weather on Thursday. https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314724301213425664 https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314725293053075456 https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314726829061701632 https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314730186040045568 https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314732091122282496 https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314734279215173632 https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314736832489345026 https://twitter.com/bbcweather/status/314739369531547649...

WATCH: Suicide bomber’s car explodes dozens of feet in the air after U.S. missile strike

This is like something that happens in a CGI action flick or a cartoon, via the BBC’s Feras Kilani reporting near Kirkuk, Afghanistan: It appears to be the quickest way for a suicide car bomber to reach Heaven by exploding in the sky after US missile hit him near #kirkuk...

Hard news: BBC interviews guy with pink dildo on his refrigerator?

No, the suspect isn’t. But this guy is: https://twitter.com/jane__bradley/status/325183952497283072 At least we think it’s a pink dildo. If it isn’t, it certainly bears a striking resemblance. https://twitter.com/avanepern23/status/325254809756246017 OH GOOD GOD. RT @caulkthewagon: Guy interviewed on BBC about the bombing shoulda put his pink dildo away http://t.co/rE0FgiVmFU — Rick Strandlof (@RickStrandlof)...

Wow: BBC News tweets Tel Aviv is capital of Israel, won’t recognize Jerusalem

Wow. As Twitchy reported, sirens are going off in Tel Aviv as rockets are launched in the area. The BBC tweeted that Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel. Twitter users were quick to correct and call out the BBC. @BBCWorld #Jerusalem is the Capital of #Israel. Not Tel Aviv!...

New Twitter guidelines for BBC sports journos: No interacting allowed!

Liam McLeod is a BBC sports journalist based in Scotland. His tweet this morning about new Twitter guidelines imposed by his employer had followers and fans flabbergasted: https://twitter.com/#!/Stevenson_7/status/197746548485005313 https://twitter.com/#!/NRCUK/status/197777299012198400 https://twitter.com/#!/hansondodge/status/197772277704691712 https://twitter.com/#!/LouiseMensch/status/197762973513691136 BBC Central journos rushed to clarify that their guidelines haven’t changed: https://twitter.com/#!/sophiebr/status/197764506963804160 But there’s still an unanswered question lingering...

‘Headline of the year’: Crappy story cracks up inner 8-year-olds, goes viral

Slow clap, BBC. Slow clap. Sewer blocked by large Pooh – a teddy is among bizarre items found in Scottish drains http://t.co/oA5vaknUh4 + pic.twitter.com/lyPmFXYzPc — BBC Scotland News (@BBCScotlandNews) February 17, 2014 Headline of the day? Your headline of the day: pic.twitter.com/DtzLXaQSE7 — Meredith Frost (@MeredithFrost) February 18, 2014 Or...

Israeli spies detained in Libya for speaking Welsh

From Jihad Watch: Ironically, they also work for Iran’s PressTV. You can’t make this stuff up. “Misrata Brigade snatch two journalists, detain them in “cramped” bunker in Tripoli, accuse the two men of being Israeli spies, BBC reports,” from the Jerusalem Post, March 20 (thanks to Karl): Two journalists from...

Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary celebrated in style

The BBC’s “Doctor Who” owned most of Twitter’s trending topics this afternoon, as the sci-fi show celebrated its 50th anniversary. BBC America broadcast the special at 2:50 p.m. in the States so it would be seen simultaneously with those viewing in the U.K. Hashtags included #Geronimo, #DrWho50thLive, #whovian, #DrWho50th, #DayoftheDoctor...

Italian and British hostages dead in failed Nigeria rescue bid

BBC: Italian politicians have complained that David Cameron did not consult their government before approving a failed bid to rescue a British and an Italian held hostage in Nigeria. Chris McManus, 28, from Oldham, Greater Manchester, and Franco Lamolinara died in the attempt by UK Special Forces and Nigerian military...

Paging @datechguyblog: New Dr. Who companion revealed

BBC: Former Emmerdale actress Jenna-Louise Coleman has landed the role of the Time Lord’s new companion in Doctor Who, the BBC has confirmed. Producer Steven Moffat announced the actress will replace Karen Gillan’s character Amy Pond when she leaves the show in the next series. Coleman, 25, has also appeared...

Piers Morgan calls out the BBC over cartoon showing him performing a sex act on Donald Trump

Piers Morgan is trending right now in the United States over this cartoon showing him performing a sex act on President Donald Trump: The BBC thinks this is OK to broadcast. But if it depicted high profile women, there would be outrage. Why the double standard? pic.twitter.com/xcdxpEJD3E — Piers Morgan...

1. Donald Trump is being taken out of context with ‘Germany is totally controlled by Russia’, 2. This Daily Beast fact check is wrong

At a breakfast this morning with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg in Brussels, Donald Trump said that “Germany is totally controlled by Russia,” which makes for some great viral tweets. CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, for example: And we're off. Within minutes of his first event of the day, President Trump is going off...

Heartbreaking: BBC editor seeks late wife's stolen ring, asks Twitter for help

@Peston Sorry to hear that, if you have pictures we could all repost and maybe someone will spot them? — Kate McCann (@KateEMcCann) December 20, 2012 Just heartbreaking. BBC business editor Robert Peston tweeted this morning that someone broke into his house last night. Among the stolen goods were an...